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May 18, 2005
My World View
You scored as Existentialist. Existentialism emphasizes human capability. There is no greater power interfering with life and thus it is up to us to make things happen. Sometimes considered a negative and depressing world view, your optimism towards human accomplishment is immense. Mankind is condemned to be free and must accept the responsibility.

Existentialist

94%

Postmodernist

69%

Modernist

63%

Cultural Creative

56%

Idealist

50%

Materialist

38%

Romanticist

19%

Fundamentalist

13%

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Posted by AnneZook at 07:03 PM


Comments

That makes sense, for you. I came out as "Cultural Creative" which is what happens when you've no loyalty to any theory or school....

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at May 19, 2005 03:21 AM

I'm a bit jealous. :) Having read the essay (and ordered the book) and understanding that "Cultural Creative" is the wave of the future, I'm feeling distinctly behind the curve.

Posted by: Anne at May 19, 2005 08:22 AM

There's a book?

I don't know. Syncretic movements have to land somewhere. I honestly think my "cultural Creative" result is the result of profound agnosticism -- utilitarian heterodoxy, perhaps? -- rather than movement towards something particularly new and different. I only came out below 50% on fundamentalist and materialist; I only came out above 50% on post-modernist and Cultural Creative, both of which are really pretty poor descriptions of me.

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at May 19, 2005 03:33 PM

I'm not entirely sure I'm an Existentialist, but if I clear my mind of the negative connotations, the rest of it does sound like me.

There are two books, actually.

There's "The Cultural Creatives" but the one I was actually talking about was "The Rise of the Creative Class" . I read an essay by the author once and it sounded fascinating.

Posted by: Anne at May 19, 2005 07:23 PM