Thursday, July 03, 2008

What If. . .

"If you could have any super-power, such as flight, invisibility or super-strength, which super-power would it be?"

This is a question which came from a list of them on a second conditional grammar activity I saw in some book years ago.

I've found it to be a useful psychological test. Most Russian girls say "the power to read people's thoughts." This indicates a conniving and dishonest personality.

I personally would choose to fly, mostly because it would be the most fun for its own sake. I suggest this indicates an escapist type personality, although some have suggested it might indicate extreme arrogance.

Teleportation indicates a practical personality, while invisibility indicates either extreme shyness or nosiness. Wishing for super strength indicates aggression and the underlying insecurity which births it. The ability to travel through time indicates a regretful personality who wishes to go back and undo their past fuckups.

Then there are the wild card entries.

My last girlfriend said, "a machine that prints money."

You wouldn't even make a joke with so obvious a punchline. I guess that's why she isn't my girlfriend anymore.

The girl who I was talking with in the last post on ICQ -- friend of my last girlfriend -- wished for the power to burn things with her eyes.

In which case I would have been seared to ashes last year sometime, along with much of the rest of the city.

Strangely, I've never heard anyone wish for a non-stop erection or the ability to communicate with animals.

1 comment:

Cuvtixo said...

Watch out for those who choose invisibility- these people think immediately of stealing and spying. I think Flying is the least likely to be morally abused.