Their result for The Shakespearean Tragic Hero Test ...

Hamlet

53% Intellectual, 41% Impetuous, and 47% Trusting

Oh, man, but you are SO doomed. Read this if you don't believe me.

You are a thinker...are you ever a thinker...so it is no surprise you scored high on Intellectual. There is no problem, large or small, that you do not want to think about and discuss until you have a stranglehold on it. Obviously, at times, this thinking and assessing will go on so long that the actual point of what you are trying to decide gets lost and you end up not acting at all.

This propensity for long, drawn-out analysis of your problems is compounded by a low score for Impetuous. So not only do you seek to understand a problem in full before acting, you take your time in doing so. You have probably never done anything spontaneous in your life and if you have, it probably backfired on you reinforcing your view that it is always better to think long and hard about all the possible outcomes of all possible courses of action before acting.

Finally, you bear this burden alone as indicated by our low score for Trusting. You rarely seek out the help and opinions of other people as you struggle to understand everything about your life, and if you do, you do not really give their opinions as much weight as you give to your own.

Oddly enough, your life may not actually be a mess, and if it is not, then you had better hope that nothing unexpected comes along to mess things up. So long as things are going well, you are content and probably quite successfully happy. But as soon as you find yourself in a difficult situation, things only go from bad to worse as you try to figure out a way to get out of the mess you've found yourself in without any bad consequences for yourself. You are so concerned with the larger issues and making sure that right prevails, that you will probably sacrifice yourself to your high-minded quest.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Intellectual Distribution

    They scored 53% on Intellectual, higher than 48% of your peers.

  • Impetuous Distribution

    They scored 41% on Impetuous, higher than 45% of your peers.

  • Trusting Distribution

    They scored 47% on Trusting, higher than 28% of your peers.

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