Another dot in the blogosphere?

None of the above

Posted on: November 25, 2021

The image in the tweet above is amusing, but that is all it is. It reminds me of online quizzes that claim they can tell you your personality type or which Hogwarts house you belong to.

I am none of the options in the image. Someone might think of categories to lump people into, but they cannot be exhaustive.

You might be in more than one or you might jump from one category to another depending on the circumstances. We are fickle and complex that way. 

You might also argue that such quizzes or questions that categorise you are harmless fun. They might be if you are a critical thinker. The problem is that such “fun” is more popular than the work of actually thinking for yourself. You become lazy if you cannot critique something that relies on lazy thinking to propagate itself.

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