Personality Quiz: Are You Rock, Paper or Scissors?

In the popular game Rock-Paper-Scissors, people take on the characteristics of either paper, a rock or a pair of scissors in order to beat an opponent (or opponents) and win a point (or points). But can this this seemingly frivolous game teach us anything about ourselves? Do these temporary role playing games tell us anything about who we really are? And what lessons do they have for society and how we all get along? Play our quiz to find out…

(Note: Just answer all of these questions as honestly as you can, and keep a note of your answers. The revelations are all at the end)

Question 1: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 2: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 3: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 4: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 5: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 6: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 7: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 8: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 9: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Question 10: are you rock, paper or scissors?

A: Rock
B: Paper
C: Scissors

Answers:

Mostly As: You are ROCK.
You cannot be hurt by scissors, no matter how sharp. Sadly, you are all too easily overwhelmed by paper. Be careful.

Mostly Bs: You are PAPER.
You wrap comfortably around rock, smothering it, but watch out, as you can be easily wounded by scissors.

Mostly Cs: You are SCISSORS.
You can reduce paper to tiny pieces, but attacking rock will only blunt your edge. Don’t even try.

There, I think we’ve all learned something important today.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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