Two of my freelance clients are folks who own personality quiz sites. They are very popular and, I am guessing, very lucrative websites right now. People are using the internet like a giant magic 8 ball or a set of Tarot cards or something -- these personality quizzes seem to fill a deep psychic need. So I end up writing a lot of them. If you want to know what brand of fried chicken or species of goldfish you are, just ask me. It'll be much quicker.
Anyway, just now I was doing a little research on quizzes targetted to women. So I clicked on this quiz from Cosmopolitan magazine, called What Kind of Female Are You?
I started clickety-clicking through, completed the first page, and hit next to go on to the second page of questions. This is what happened:
That's a screenshot. Cosmo is telling me that I got 4 questions ON MY PERSONALITY QUIZ WRONG.
Another screen shot. I chose "I could see myself as the CEO of a company one day." WRONG, says Cosmo. I also chose "Even after I get married and have kids, I want to continue working." WRONG AGAIN, says Cosmo.
Last screen shot. I chose "I have a clear idea of the kind of man I want to end up with (and if I'm already hitched, I had an image beforehand of who my dream guy would be)." And also "I don't need a relationship to be happy." WRONG WRONG WRONG, says Cosmo.
Uh, okay. What Kind of Female Am I, Cosmo? WHAT KIND OF PERSONALITY QUIZ ARE YOU!?
Actually, you're exactly the kind of personality quiz one might expect from Cosmo...
(I'm guessing it's some kind of bug?)
Update: I kept doing the quiz until I got all the "right" answers. Here are screenshots of those:
You are allowed to click through to your results only when you get all the answers "correct." At that point, Cosmo's ideal "Kind of Female" is revealed:
Congratulations, you are Girlfriend Material! (And if you are not, just keep trying until you are...)