Gene Expression

My personal DNA

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.


  1. #1 jaakkeli
    April 17, 2006

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

  2. #2 mc
    April 17, 2006

    100% masculinity means autism. 😉

  3. #4 Matt McIntosh
    April 17, 2006
  4. #5 Agnostic
    April 18, 2006

    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!”

  5. #6 Dan Dare
    April 20, 2006

    Cautious Idealist.

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