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 McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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