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(Christian Science Monitor)   Were you pleased when your neighbor bought a Veyron the day after you? Are your servants teaching your children the harsh realities of life? What does this say about your social class?   (csmonitor.com) divider line 75
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2013-10-23 04:02:23 PM
Your results: MIDDLING

Wooooooo! Middle class! Anybody who really cares about me will abandon me for those who need it more!
 
2013-10-23 04:19:12 PM
No questions about boozin?  Pfft, survey is flawed.

/Middling
 
2013-10-23 04:25:28 PM
Took 15 minutes on my phone, but I'm living large...apparently.
 
2013-10-23 04:29:01 PM
Your results
BOURGEOIS VOUS
Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of upper-middle-class Americans. Though members of this group are not the most accurate judges of others' emotions, they do have a high faith in people's basic decency, and a commitment to raising healthy, curious, and imaginative children. Your people eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, eschew cigarettes, and live in homes full of books. You have vast and eclectic tastes in music, which likely exclude country, gospel, rap, and heavy metal. In fact, you identify so strongly with your own individual tastes, that you may resent it a bit when friends impinge upon your discoveries.


100% correct. Thanks CSM
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-23 04:43:32 PM
I am middling.

"Is anyone in your immediate family currently diagnosed with depression?"

They're no longer depressed after they kill themselves, so no.
 
2013-10-23 04:55:38 PM
30 questions? No thanks. Can't you find out I'm a selfish jerk with fewer questions? Like "Are you a selfish jerk?". Would've saved some time...
 
2013-10-23 04:56:00 PM
30 questions each on their own slow loading page? CSM thinks i have the 45 minutes to take their quiz? come on!
 
2013-10-23 04:59:33 PM
Your results

MIDDLING

Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of middle-class Americans. Members of this group tend to be gentle and engaging parents, and if they're native English speakers they probably use some regional idioms and inflections. Your people are mostly college-educated, and you're about equally likely to beg children not to shout "so loudly" as you are to ask them to "read slow" during story time. You're probably a decent judge of others' emotions, and either a non-evangelical Christian, an atheist, or an agnostic. A typical member of this group breastfeeds for three months or less, drinks diet soda, and visits the dentist regularly. If you're a member of this group, there's a good chance that you roll with the flow of technological progress and hate heavy metal music.


Except for the "read slow" part, they nailed it. I'm conditioned to be a grammar Nazi after teaching for 10 years.
 
2013-10-23 05:00:41 PM
I got through 20 questions and then the nagging fact that it was from the Christian Science Monitor finally won and I closed the window.
 
2013-10-23 05:01:59 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Your results

MIDDLING

Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of middle-class Americans. Members of this group tend to be gentle and engaging parents, and if they're native English speakers they probably use some regional idioms and inflections. Your people are mostly college-educated, and you're about equally likely to beg children not to shout "so loudly" as you are to ask them to "read slow" during story time. You're probably a decent judge of others' emotions, and either a non-evangelical Christian, an atheist, or an agnostic. A typical member of this group breastfeeds for three months or less, drinks diet soda, and visits the dentist regularly. If you're a member of this group, there's a good chance that you roll with the flow of technological progress and hate heavy metal music.

Except for the "read slow" part, they nailed it. I'm conditioned to be a grammar Nazi after teaching for 10 years.



Same here, though I'm a librarian, not a teacher.
 
2013-10-23 05:03:36 PM
Anyone else think it was interesting that if you're higher on the S.E. ladder, you're more likely to be a cheat, but also more likely to trust people?
 
GBB
2013-10-23 05:03:56 PM

Empty H: I got through 20 questions and then the nagging fact that it was from the Christian Science Monitor finally won and I closed the window.


After completing the quiz, I'm going to venture to say that you won.
 
2013-10-23 05:04:26 PM
Bourgeois vous (upper middle class)?  Not sure how that happened. Especially since I don't even sort of make enough money to fit into that class.
 
2013-10-23 05:04:54 PM
I can't answer the first question because "Don't give a crap" is not a choice.
 
2013-10-23 05:05:50 PM
If you're a member of this group, there's a good chance that you roll with the flow of technological progress and hate heavy metal music.

Yup.
 
2013-10-23 05:07:08 PM

TomMalory: Bourgeois vous (upper middle class)?  Not sure how that happened. Especially since I don't even sort of make enough money to fit into that class.


Probably because you're an educated, healthy, good natured person, with good insurance. And you can't read people's eyes as well as someone who is poor, or female.

So it's a good thing.

/bourgeoise
 
2013-10-23 05:07:54 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Your results
BOURGEOIS VOUS
Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of upper-middle-class Americans. Though members of this group are not the most accurate judges of others' emotions, they do have a high faith in people's basic decency, and a commitment to raising healthy, curious, and imaginative children. Your people eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, eschew cigarettes, and live in homes full of books. You have vast and eclectic tastes in music, which likely exclude country, gospel, rap, and heavy metal. In fact, you identify so strongly with your own individual tastes, that you may resent it a bit when friends impinge upon your discoveries.


100% correct. Thanks CSM


Same here.  Suck it, proles!
 
2013-10-23 05:08:07 PM
Luckily, the gym is less than 26 minutes away.  Bourgeois vous.
 
2013-10-23 05:08:51 PM
"Working-class parents, she found, tend to focus on raising thick-skinned and resilient children who can tough it through life's challenges, whereas middle- and upper-class parents are often more concerned with helping their kids develop high self-esteem and strong imaginations."

Why can't you do both of these, and cut out the thick-skinned, and self esteem crap?
 
2013-10-23 05:10:03 PM
Apparently, I'm ...

BOURGEOIS VOUS

Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of upper-middle-class Americans. Though members of this group are not the most accurate judges of others' emotions, they do have a high faith in people's basic decency, and a commitment to raising healthy, curious, and imaginative children. Your people eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, eschew cigarettes, and live in homes full of books. You have vast and eclectic tastes in music, which likely exclude country, gospel, rap, and heavy metal. In fact, you identify so strongly with your own individual tastes, that you may resent it a bit when friends impinge upon your discoveries.
 
2013-10-23 05:11:01 PM

tlars699: Anyone else think it was interesting that if you're higher on the S.E. ladder, you're more likely to be a cheat, but also more likely to trust people?


Risk vs. Reward - those who risk something (getting ripped off or getting caught screwing someone over) reap a reward 9 times out of 10.
 
2013-10-23 05:11:02 PM

baronbloodbath: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Your results
BOURGEOIS VOUS
Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of upper-middle-class Americans. Though members of this group are not the most accurate judges of others' emotions, they do have a high faith in people's basic decency, and a commitment to raising healthy, curious, and imaginative children. Your people eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, eschew cigarettes, and live in homes full of books. You have vast and eclectic tastes in music, which likely exclude country, gospel, rap, and heavy metal. In fact, you identify so strongly with your own individual tastes, that you may resent it a bit when friends impinge upon your discoveries.


100% correct. Thanks CSM

Same here.  Suck it, proles!


So the difference in the choices, are because I can read people easier, and don't think that people are trustworthy, means I'm lower class?
I'm not saying they're wrong, but this is prejudiced against empathetic folks who were taken advantage of too often.
 
2013-10-23 05:11:23 PM
Oh goody, I'm just one of the many middlings.
 
2013-10-23 05:11:59 PM

mike_d85: tlars699: Anyone else think it was interesting that if you're higher on the S.E. ladder, you're more likely to be a cheat, but also more likely to trust people?

Risk vs. Reward - those who risk something (getting ripped off or getting caught screwing someone over) reap a reward 9 times out of 10.


Why am I the 1 out of 10? :(
 
2013-10-23 05:13:29 PM
tlars699:
So the difference in the choices, are because I can read people easier, and don't think that people are trustworthy, means I'm lower class?
I'm not saying they're wrong, but this is prejudiced against empathetic folks who were taken advantage of too often.



Poor people just have more empathy, so I guess their reasoning is "If you're empathetic, you're more likely to be poor."
 
2013-10-23 05:13:41 PM
I quit on question 10. I'm not sure what class that puts me in. Probably study hall.
 
2013-10-23 05:14:51 PM
I'm upper middle class, but behave more like the regular middle class, probably because that's what my parents were and how I was raised.
 
2013-10-23 05:17:18 PM

Saul T. Balzac: tlars699:
So the difference in the choices, are because I can read people easier, and don't think that people are trustworthy, means I'm lower class?
I'm not saying they're wrong, but this is prejudiced against empathetic folks who were taken advantage of too often.


Poor people just have more empathy, so I guess their reasoning is "If you're empathetic, you're more likely to be poor."


But why is that? *has a think*

Oh. It's because you're more likely to have concern for those around you (ie at work, at hospital, etc), for your sake as well as theirs, and because you have most likely experienced their current plight.

:(

Tolerance Promote Empathy.
 
2013-10-23 05:20:46 PM
I have been told that I have no class.
 
2013-10-23 05:22:21 PM

tlars699: So the difference in the choices, are because I can read people easier, and don't think that people are trustworthy, means I'm lower class?
I'm not saying they're wrong, but this is prejudiced against empathetic folks who were taken advantage of too often.


tlars699: Risk vs. Reward - those who risk something (getting ripped off or getting caught screwing someone over) reap a reward 9 times out of 10.

Why am I the 1 out of 10? :(



You're not as good at reading people as you think you are.

They also showed honest, overt emotion instead of intentional lying.  Also, responses to just eyes or a face can be manipulated with phrasing, surrounding pictures, etc. etc.  Basically, if the ads are showing you "get funny t-shirts here" you are drastically more inclined to choose "amusement" than "terror"
 
2013-10-23 05:23:21 PM

tlars699: Anyone else think it was interesting that if you're higher on the S.E. ladder, you're more likely to be a cheat, but also more likely to trust people?


They're inclined to trust people because they're mostly isolated from petty crime, minor losses are a non-issue, and large losses are insured.
 
2013-10-23 05:24:32 PM
Could not find button for "Accelerates directly at crossing pedestrians"
 
2013-10-23 05:26:32 PM
Bourgeois Vous here. That's about right, I guess.
 
2013-10-23 05:28:58 PM
Middling? Middle, absolutely, but "middling" is some passive aggressive wordplay.
 
2013-10-23 05:29:36 PM
The second pair of eyes belongs to the so-called "Weeping Frenchman" in an iconic WWII photograph from the National Archives, whose location and photographer are both in dispute. Many attributions describe a man weeping in despair as he watched Nazi soldiers march into Paris on June 14, 1940. You earned lower-class points if you correctly guessed that he was feeling despair, rather than terror.

So because I knew those eyes were from that exact photo, and that they were of despair, that gives me lower-class points? I'm not sure I follow.
 
2013-10-23 05:32:04 PM

ZAZ: I am middling.

"Is anyone in your immediate family currently diagnosed with depression?"

They're no longer depressed after they kill themselves, so no.


Is this a solution you'd recommend? ;)
 
2013-10-23 05:33:56 PM
Salt of the Earth.
 
2013-10-23 05:34:59 PM

tlars699: Anyone else think it was interesting that if you're higher on the S.E. ladder, you're more likely to be a cheat, but also more likely to trust people?


People in higher socioeconomic classes show sociopathic tendencies.That's probably why they did the eye thing, which really is not a great test because people with autism or some other mental illnesses skew it.
 
2013-10-23 05:35:53 PM
Middling.

No kidding...


//I am middle class
 
2013-10-23 05:36:33 PM
Middling.

Gee, born and raise in Illinois and currently doing an MA at UIUC.  Imagine that.

They think I drink diet soda and hate heavy metal.  Boy are THEY wrong.
 
2013-10-23 05:37:52 PM
Livin' large. A 1%-er.

/not bad for unemployed and broke
 
2013-10-23 05:41:48 PM
Yes, let's pretend that social class doesn't depend on money, but on your favorite TV show; how very American.
 
2013-10-23 05:42:13 PM
I will not be labeled.
 
2013-10-23 05:50:39 PM
"BOURGEOIS VOUS" definitely describes me best based on their description, but the test says "MIDDLING."

So...meh.
 
2013-10-23 05:59:45 PM

ashinmytomatoes: ecmoRandomNumbers: Your results

MIDDLING

Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of middle-class Americans. Members of this group tend to be gentle and engaging parents, and if they're native English speakers they probably use some regional idioms and inflections. Your people are mostly college-educated, and you're about equally likely to beg children not to shout "so loudly" as you are to ask them to "read slow" during story time. You're probably a decent judge of others' emotions, and either a non-evangelical Christian, an atheist, or an agnostic. A typical member of this group breastfeeds for three months or less, drinks diet soda, and visits the dentist regularly. If you're a member of this group, there's a good chance that you roll with the flow of technological progress and hate heavy metal music.

Except for the "read slow" part, they nailed it. I'm conditioned to be a grammar Nazi after teaching for 10 years.


Same here, though I'm a librarian, not a teacher.


Same results as me... but I work in IT. And I have no problem with metal.
 
2013-10-23 06:03:40 PM

TomMalory: Bourgeois vous (upper middle class)?  Not sure how that happened. Especially since I don't even sort of make enough money to fit into that class.


I'm not sure... but I would think "income != class"

I know it does here in the US, but I tend to think class is what you are born in to. I've heard that the old rich don't think that the new rich are of the same class.

/no time to try to spell the old/new rich in french.
 
2013-10-23 06:03:42 PM
Imagine that you work in a fast-food restaurant.

I can't even begin to imagine that.

Your habits and perspectives most resemble those of upper-middle-class Americans.

Shocked, I tell you, shocked.
 
2013-10-23 06:06:06 PM
A what?

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-23 06:08:49 PM
My Results: Living Large...Upper-Class.

I am far from rich but being a book worm paid off and gives me more in common with the Upper Class. I guess this explains why my middle class family has always thought I'm so weird.
 
2013-10-23 06:11:15 PM
When you go to work, if your name is on
- the building - you're rich
- your desk - you're middle class
- your shirt - you're poor
 
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