Recently I had to fill out a questionnaire for something that I am not allowed to discuss as of yet. One of the questions on it was:
“If you were stuck on an island what animal would you want as a companion? A horse, a lion, a sheep, or a peacock.”
Okay before you finish reading this go to the comments and leave which animal you would choose.
There actually may have been one more animal to choose from but those were the major ones. This was supposed to be one of those questions that reveal your true personality, each answer was a symbol for a personality trait.
The thing is I sat there for about five minutes thinking about that question. Not because I knew what type of question it was, because I did. But because I couldn’t wrap my head around how dumb of a question it was and then I thought about what happened if I was really stuck on an island.
First of all if you were stuck on an island would you really looking for an animal to be paling around with? It’s not like you are going to go cruise the bar scene with the peacock.
Hot girl: Oh my what do you have there?
Me: It’s my best friend, the peacock.
To ask what animal you want as a companion is just a dumb question.
When you look at it logically and break it down it almost makes your head explode. First of all if you thought about saying lion you should be shot. You are going to be stranded on an island with one of the most fierce killing machines on the globe and having the possibility of almost no food source, who do you think is going to win this battle? That lion is going to tear through you faster than a fat chick at the all you can eat salad bar at Ponderosa.
I could see sheep as an answer because you could eat it, but where are you going to store the food? That is just too much of a hassle.
A peacock… What does a peacock bring to the table? Nothing.
The horse makes all the logical sense in the world, you can get around the island, hunt from it, use it as labor to build shit and grow shit. Plus if you get bored you can put something in their mouth like they did with Mr. Ed so it looks like it is talking to you. All I see with the horse is upside.
So after talking this through in my head I knew that the horse was the only way to go.
After submitting the paperwork I filled out I was told what each animal meant:
horse- dependable, lion-aggressive, sheep- meek, peacock- egomaniac
I couldn’t get over the fact that this question was being used to evaluate my personality. From now on I am just going to not circle one and write in “Cockmonkey” for any type of question like that. Let’s see what the amateur psychologists come up with then.
Do you buy into any of these types of “tests”?