Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Fire and Ice Survey

For those who have read Fire and Ice, Adams mentions that there is a survey that you can do to discover what tribe you are in. It may be interesting to discover if we as a class fit his descriptions. You can find the survey at http://erg.environics.net/surveys/
Take a couple of minutes, do the survey and then post some results here.


Blogger blair said...

When I did the survey I came out in the bottom right quadrant, just below the middle line and just over half way over to the far right. I am an autonomous idealist who values exploration and flexibility.

I found the survey a little irritating because there were only four real options in most cases. I found the statements contained elements that I agreed combined with elements that I did not agree with. For instance, I do believe that youth should be taught to respect authority but I do not think that respect should be given just because someone is an authority. I am more interested in power that is given after some thought than assuming that power must always be given to the declared authority. That being said, authorities are with us and we need to allow them to use the power that we freely give them. That is a long and convoluted way of saying that I could find no satisfactory answer to the binary posed in the survey.

In general, however, I do feel that I was fairly well represented in that quadrant. I think the part of this quadrant which scares folks is the openess. As Christians we must be closed to something since we declare that there is only one Lord, one God and one Spirit. How open are we really and how much exploration are we really willing to engage in. That is where the respect for authority and community comes in, nuances I'm not sure that Adams picks up on.

9:31 p.m., January 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anna said...

I came out in the upper left quadrant, just touching the separating quadrant lines of the chart (so almost in the middle of the whole thing). I am obedient to traditional structures and norms.

I agree with a few characteristics and values but totally disagree with the rest. By being more toward the center of it all, I believe that the characteristics and values that this survey diagnosed me with was not completely accurate.

I agree with you on this one Professor. There weren't very many questions asked nor were they broad enough and sometimes I agreed very highly with one part of the statement and disagreed totally with the other half. Kinda fun and interesting though!

1:19 a.m., January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caterina Writes....
I completed the survey and found out I fall under the far right quadrant close to the middle crossing. I found the survey not specific enough, and missing many questions that could have been asked for better results. Even though I don't like surveys I thought I would try it out to see what was said. My conclusion was like most of the time when I complete a survey--- I wasn't that empressed.
It was still interesting!
May there will be another one---

1:31 p.m., January 26, 2006  
Blogger Melissa said...

Apparently I'm Authentic and Responsible...My little green dot was almost right in the middle of the upper right quadrant...and while I probably would position myself in that category given the other choices; I agree that the questions were difficult seeing as not enough choice was given and many times you were made to pick the an option even if it didn't accurately portray your opinion.

3:10 p.m., January 26, 2006  

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