My personal DNA

By Razib Khan | April 17, 2006 10:36 am

Via grrlscientist I found the Personal DNA test. I was attracted to the title before I realized it was a personality test, but it seems a rather good one. I am a:

More details here.
Seems about right, though personality tests tend to skew toward positive labels to make you accept their evaluations. So I’ll point to two generally negative things about me which this test seemed to gauge accurately (though via transparent questions), I lack empathy and style. Anyway, like IQ tests, US News & World Report college rankings or “DNA ancestry tests,” this test told me what I generally knew, though it added an extra degree of faux-quantitative precision with its percentages.

  • jaakkeli

    Ha ha, you scored only 98 % on masculinity. Step aside, beta!

  • mc

    100% masculinity means autism. 😉

  • pconroy
  • Matt McIntosh
  • Agnostic

    Generous Artist? 3 highest scores: attention to style, imaginative, aesthetic. 2 lowest: confidence, agency.
    Why didn’t they just emblazon across the top: “You will never, ever, ever get laid!”

  • Dan Dare

    Cautious Idealist.


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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at


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