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July 23rd, 2004


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09:25 am - Bum test
Freudian Inventory Results
Genital (10%) you appear to have a pessimistic and regressive outlook on life.
Latency (63%) you may be using learning as an escape from living.
Phallic (30%) you appear to have negative issues regarding sexuality and/or have an uncertain sexual identity.
Anal (53%) you appear to have a good balance of self control and spontaneity.
Oral (46%) you appear to have a good balance of independence and interdependence.
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Oral: you appear to have a good balance of independence and interdependence.

Anal: you appear to have a good balance of self control and spontaneity.

Phallic: you appear to have negative issues regarding sexuality and/or have an uncertain sexual identity.

Latency: you may be using learning as an escape from living.

Genital: you appear to have a pessimistic and regressive outlook on life.

Freuds theorized that there are 5 stages of psychological development. At the oral stage the main issue is dependency, at the anal stage the main issue is self control, at the phallic stage the main issue is sexual identity, at the latency stage it's skill development, and at the genital stage its creativity and productivity.

Freud theorized that psychological problems are related to problems during one or more of these stages. For example, being too cared for or too neglected causes someone to be orally fixated, too much or too little control causes someone to be anally fixated, insufficient parental role modeling causes phallic fixation.

An orally fixated person is either irrationally dependent (expects what they want to just appear) or irrationally independent (always refuses help).

An anally fixated person is either irrationally self controlled and servile to authority or has no self control and is compulsively defiant of authority.

A phallicly fixated person is either a sexual compulsive (sexually innappropriate/promiscuous) or sexually repressed.

Freud did not classify any latent fixation but I think it is as plausible as those at the other stages. I speculate that people that like to learn and acquire knowledge without any purpose or people that are compulsively non curious represent both dysfunctional ends of the latency spectrum.

The genital stage is the final Freudian developmental stage and according to Freud people don't all succeed at this. Freud believed the ideal for human happiness is to be happy in love and work, problems in one or the other cause unhappiness.

Like any personality system, Freud's developmental levels are just a theory, so, be speculative about your results.</blockquote>
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The questions on this test were worded fairly poorly. Take the following statements (with which you agree or disagree on a scale of 1-5):

"It's not easy for me to sleep with some one."

"I like chaos."

"I spend a lot of my free time learning about things which have absolutely no practical application."

These statements are hard things for a person to step back and take a position on. In the first statement, does that include a significant other, or does it not?

"I like cheese" is something you can take a stance on, for we all know what cheese is. Everyone has a different idea of what "chaos" is.

Magic has no "practical" application, but it does have useful applications.
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From:capriciouslass
Date:July 23rd, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
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These statements are hard things for a person to step back and take a position on. In the first statement, does that include a significant other, or does it not?
And along with that, does it imply a sexual act, or is it simply sleeping? I've known several people that really preferred to actually sleep alone, but would be fine with the sexual acts. And conversely I've known several that would like to cuddle while they sleep, but have no intention of performing a sexual act. I guess with Freudian stuff you have to assume it means a sexual act, but that goes against my resolution of 'try not to assume'.
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From:rfunk
Date:July 23rd, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)

Bad questions

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I thought this one had horrible questions. It's nearly "Are you dependent?" (and so on) over and over. Might as well just look at the list of traits and come up with your own rating for each.

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