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I absolutely love this test, I learnt about it over 5 years ago and its still great to bring up with a bunch of friends over a beer or a dinner...

What you have to do, is give your honest opinion about morals and honesty of the four characters in the following story of Sherwood Forest .

Forget any preconceived ideas you may have about them - this is a different sort of story from all the others.

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The Sheriff of Nottingham captured Little John and Robin Hood and imprisoned them in his maximum-security dungeon. Maid Marion begged the Sheriff for their release, pleading her love for Robin. The Sheriff agreed to release them only if Maid Marion spent the night with him. To this she agreed.

The next morning the Sheriff released his prisoners. Robin at once demanded that Marion tell him how she persuaded the Sheriff to let them go free. Marion confessed the truth, and was bewildered when Robin abused her, calling her a slut, and saying that he never wanted to see her again.

At this Little John defended her, inviting her to leave Sherwood with him and promising life-long devotion. She accepted and they rode away together.


Now in terms of realistic every-day standards of behaviour, put Robin, Marion, Little John and the Sheriff in the order in which you consider they showed the most morality and honesty.

There is no "right" answer. Once a few of you have given your opinions, I'll then set loose a "psychological assessment" for each of the 24 arrangements. But no worries -- we're not going to judge anyone here! But you may be surprised at the variety of answers :shock:
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Robin Hood
Marion
Little John
Sherrif
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Little John
Maid Marion
Sheriff
Robin Hood
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Robin Hood
Maid Marion
Little John
Sheriff of Nottingham
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Little John
Maid Marion
Robin Hood
Sheriff of Nottingham
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Robin Hood
The Sheriff
Maid Marion
Little John


Why-----

Robin Hood - Wouldn't you be mad too if your mate slept with someone else? It was a perfectly normal reaction IMO.

The Sheriff - It may not have been right for him to ask what he did, but he kept his end of the bargain

Maid Marion - What she did was wrong, but it was for good cause (in a way)

Little John - He knew Robin Hood loved Maid Marion, yet he stole her from him? Friends do not steal friends mates... that just isn't right.
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Maid Marion
Little John
The Sheriff
Robin Hood
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Robin Hood
Little John
Sheriff Nottingham
Maid Marion

this sort of thing could start a nice discussion. I feel like we should all
be sitting in a circle in a classroom with our answers and debating
our answers. :P
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UNFLUX wrote:

this sort of thing could start a nice discussion. I feel like we should all
be sitting in a circle in a classroom with our answers and debating
our answers. :P


I get the feeling that might just happen after dr nick provides the assessment information. I'm looking forward to seeing it myself.
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Sheriff -- He didn't do anyhting wrong, just his testosterone
Little John -- rebounder!
Robin Hood -- abuser
Marion --- SLUT!
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I updated my post with why I voted how I did.
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OK, wow, lots of good answers so far! I'm going to wait a little longer until I can post the "assessments" on a second page...are any of you suprised so far about the choices made by others!? Each character has already been voted both best and worst...
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OK, wow, lots of good answers so far! I'm going to wait a little longer until I can post the "assessments" on a second page...are any of you suprised so far about the choices made by others!? Each character has already been voted both best and worst...


You should upload it as a .txt file to your server and link to it so people can only see the assessment when they are ready. Either way, waiting until the second page will work too.

And I am not surprised, I actually had a tough time ordering them because I felt all of them were immoral and dishonest, so after pushing that aside I had to find which one was the least immoral and dishonest, which wasn't an easy task.
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//rose pushes topic to the next page
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//atno pushes topic to next page

I think we all want to see the results
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yeah im interested to know
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NEXT PAGE NEXT PAGE NEXT PAGE!!!!!!!

POST ASSESSMENTS NOW!!!!!! :twisted:

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easy all good things to those that wait, but I'm still wanting to know the assessment also :twisted:
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OK - here they are. First of all though, bear in mind that no-one is a stereotype, so don't take these too seriously! Not all the assessments are very complementary :oops:

Anyone who wants to have a go, should stop reading now and think about their own order before reading the next post!!!
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ROBIN, MARION, SHERIFF, LITTLE JOHN:
You find it hard to accept the permissive attitudes of others, or to
convince them of the validity of your own standards. You are not
disposed to trust people and do not have a very happy life.

(Men) To you "love" involves sex and duty, rather than charity and
forgiveness.

(Women) You blame men for much of the unhappiness in your life.

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ROBIN, MARION, LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF:
Your philosophy of life is a sad hotchpotch of the conventions of
society, your own convictions and romanticism. You are not unkind,
only staid and unimaginative.

(Men) You see a woman as weak but desirable.

(Women) Your resent the arrogance of men.

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ROBIN, SHERIFF, MARION, LITTLE JOHN:

(Men) We think you are unhappy, although you probably will not admit
it. As a ruthless authoritarian you are as moral as it suits you and
no more. You do not apply the same rules to men as you do to women.

(Women) How worthless you seem to think women are.

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ROBIN, LITTLE JOHN, MARION, SHERIFF:

You are a moralist with conventional ideas, which some people would
call old-fashioned.

(Men) You probably consider yourself a fair-minded man in a world
which falls badly below your standards. Your inhibitions and sense
of guilt are in the way of your happiness.
(Women) Unlucky in love? Perhaps you hope for too much in a man. Be
a realist, not a romantic.


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ROBIN, LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF, MARION:

You are conventional and puritanical.
(Men) You moralise and see women as a great conspiracy against man,
with sex as their principal weapon. You are missing a great deal in
life.

(Women) Your parents probably played a big part in the formation of
such a guilt complex as yours. Your mind is in chains and it's time
you did something to free it.

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LITTLE JOHN, ROBIN, SHERIFF, MARION:

You are not easy to assess. Basically you are ruled by an
inferiority complex and feelings of insecurity. How do you present
yourself to
the world? An idealist, a moralist, a conformist keeping up with
Jones's?
(Men) Your conflicting views on sex and morality may lead to every
sort sexual problem. You have always feared women, probably starting
with your mother.
(Women) It is a shame you have not accepted the ideal of woman as
the equal (and sometimes stronger) partner of man.

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LITTLE JOHN, MARION, ROBIN, SHERIFF:

You are fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably contented. You
value kindness greatly and try to live by your ideals. You do not
conceal from yourself, or from others, your strong need for
security, which may be either emotional or material.

(Men) Perhaps you tend to idealise women and credit them with
virtues they don't possess.
(Women) Your experiences of men have not all been happy, perhaps
because you hope for a little too much?

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LITTLE JOHN, MARION, SHERIFF, ROBIN:

You are the slightly romantic realist. You respect truth, and are
broadminded and flexible. Whether you are a man or a woman you are
probably a happy person. You like people and they can readily make
friends with you. You are not very adventurous, but this does not
bother you.
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LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF, MARION, ROBIN:

You too, believe that morality is another word for common-sense and
suitability, and not something which is universally valid or a
religious truth. Your feeling for security is strong, and you would
rate reliability as one of your virtues.

(Men) Your estimate of women as the inferior sex suggests that you
are a little uncertain of them.

(Women) You are more permissive about the morals of others than you
are about your own.

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LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF, ROBIN, MARION:

You are conventional, unimaginative, and something of a prude. It
would be surprising if your love life was a roaring success.

(Man) You have an old-world authoritarian attitude. One thing is
sure - you have some sorry illusions about women.

(Women) You accept a double standard of morality in which women are
very much the "second sex".

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SHERIFF, ROBIN, MARION, LITTLE JOHN:

(Man) We find it hard to imagine you leading a full, happy life. The
warmth and give-and-take of love are not for you. Your sex life is
ringed with unreality, and you neither understand nor appreciate
women.

(Women) If you really believe this is the right order, you baffle us
completely.

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MARION, SHERIFF, LITTLE JOHN, ROBIN:

Such an emphatic rejection of ready-made values in probably partly
camouflage. You hate to be thought weak or insecure. You value
honesty, and abominate humbug and hypocrisy.

(Men) Women are very much part of you life, and you are - or perhaps
would like to be - quite ruthless, both with women and life in
general.

(Women) You are tolerant about men and their failings - but we mean
men, for you have no time for boys on men's errands.

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MARION, ROBIN, SHERIFF, LITTLE JOHN:

You know the so-called facts of life, but not to enjoy life itself.
You are not a realist and you are inclined to be stubborn.

(Men) Women, you think, are either whores or angels, and you
over-estimate the differences between the sexes. A woman may find
you difficult to live with.

(Women) You are not sure whether truth and morality go hand in hand
or are in opposition. You haven't a very high opinion of men.
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MARION, ROBIN, LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF:

If you are not happy - and we suspect you are not - it maybe because
you feel guilty about your own emotions, and lack confidence in your
opinions.

(Men) No doubt you consider yourself a moral man, and a fair one.
Your fuzzy ideas about morality may make their mark on your sex
life.

(Women) You are too concerned about what others think.

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MARION, LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF, ROBIN:

You are essentially a contented person, even if you consider
yourself a little superior. You are moral by your own standards, for you
believe that morality is what best suits the occasion.

(Men) You are sexually uninhibited, more romantic than you may
appear, and more dependent on the approval of others than you care to
admit.
(Women) You like being a woman, you understand what love is, and
frankly enjoy sex.

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MARION, LITTLE JOHN, ROBIN, SHERIFF:

We would expect you to be a happy, well-balanced person who likes
people and is like by others. You question whether many conventional
views on morality are valid under all circumstances.

(Men) Do we detect a sense of chivalry and idealism under the
sophistication?

(Women) You will expect high standards from the men to whom you give
your love.

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LITTLE JOHN, ROBIN, MARION, SHERIFF:

You are a cautious type, neutral, and rather insecure. You would
agree with the idea that everybody has his price - and in your own case
it
would not be high.

(Men) You are sexually inhibited with an underlying distrust of
women.

(Women) At least one man has made you unhappy, and you are now on
your guard.

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SHERRIF, ROBIN, LITLE JOHN, MARION:

Although you make a brave show of being self-sufficient, beneath
this you are unhappy and rather mixed up.

(Men) You don't understand women - probably you are afraid of them.
You do not know what love is, and you are more likely to boast about
your conquests in a bar than prove them in a bedroom.

(Women) If men attract you at all, they probably be disastrously the
wrong sort.
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SHERIFF, MARION, ROBIN, LITTLE JOHN:

If you are not living a happy life the cause is within yourself. You
are a rebel with a trace of spoilt child about you. You value truth
above morality, but you are reasonably tolerant of those who
disagree with you.

(Men) any problems you have are not likely to be centred in sex.

(Women) Despite your experience and intelligence you are a bad judge
of men.
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SHERIFF, MARION, LITTLE JOHN, ROBIN:
You claim to be a realist or even a cynic, but you are more
emotional and romantic and truthful.

(Men) although you are by no means inhibited, your amorous
adventures are as much a matter of fantasy as fact.

(Women) You have been hurt in the past by men - or perhaps a
particular man - and will probably let it happen again.

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SHERIFF, LITTLE JOHN, ROBIN, MARION:

Not a moralising pattern, but

(Men) You share with many other men the idea that most women are
fickle and inferior to men. Perhaps a view that you got from your
father? Or as a reaction to a domineering mother?

(Women) You have a pretty poor opinion of yourself, haven't you?

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SHERIFF, LITTLE JOHN, MARION, ROBIN:

You have a confused, immature sense of values. You are erratic an
stubborn, and inclined to get angry or sulk when you don't get your
own way. But at least you are not a moral hypocrite.
(Men) "Love 'em and leave 'em" is the motto of a man who is
basically afraid of women.

(Women) Perhaps you would rather be a man than a women?
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MARION, SHERIFF, ROBIN, LITTLE JOHN:
Associate morality with honest and truth more than with religious
values. You are impulsive and somewhat unpredictable.

(Men) We suspect that you are a would-be lover rather than a very
successful one.
(Women) You are a realist and a revel, a defender of women's rights.
You like men but despise weak ones.
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(Men) You see a woman as weak but desirable


Not really. I'd say I know more weak guys than girls :).

I noticed most of these judgements were negative. I think that's a fresh change compared most of the Psychological Exams that end up complimenting you in vague ways, that pretty much anyone would accept any of the analysis that are given.
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The assessments really are quite harsh most of the time, and like I mentioned before, it would be too easy to be able to analyze someone's character accurately based on a 'test' like this.

But...you're right, the negative assessments will have a greater chance of challenging your own perception of who you are.
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We think you are unhappy, although you probably will not admit
it. As a ruthless authoritarian you are as moral as it suits you and
no more. You do not apply the same rules to men as you do to women.


Well I must admit.... very accurate for me.
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LITTLE JOHN, MARION, SHERIFF, ROBIN:

You are the slightly romantic realist. You respect truth, and are
broadminded and flexible. Whether you are a man or a woman you are
probably a happy person. You like people and they can readily make
friends with you. You are not very adventurous, but this does not
bother you.
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LOL! How true!!
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MARION, LITTLE JOHN, SHERIFF, ROBIN:

You are essentially a contented person, even if you consider
yourself a little superior. You are moral by your own standards, for you
believe that morality is what best suits the occasion.

(Men) You are sexually uninhibited, more romantic than you may
appear, and more dependent on the approval of others than you care to
admit.
(Women) You like being a woman, you understand what love is, and
frankly enjoy sex.


It is pretty accurate actually
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Quote:
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LITTLE JOHN, MARION, ROBIN, SHERIFF:

You are fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably contented. You
value kindness greatly and try to live by your ideals. You do not
conceal from yourself, or from others, your strong need for
security, which may be either emotional or material.

(Men) Perhaps you tend to idealise women and credit them with
virtues they don't possess.
(Women) Your experiences of men have not all been happy, perhaps
because you hope for a little too much?


It seems true enough :twisted:
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OK, wow, lots of good answers so far! I'm going to wait a little longer until I can post the "assessments" on a second page...are any of you suprised so far about the choices made by others!? Each character has already been voted both best and worst...


Indeed, it IS really puzzling. Morality is relative, hence it does not reallly exists :)

Maid Marion (Love ways...)
Robin (lose/lose situation)
Sheriff (what did Robin do in the 1st place ?)
John (What sort of friend is that?)

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Bah, it was fun until I read the moral, judgmental and technically questionable (and painfully lacking any humor) results, I mean *who* wrote this ?

What were his results ? I'd love to comment on them, because I'd obviously turn it into some humiliatingly pathetic "wrong result" just for the fun of it :)

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mine wasn't even close. not even worth quoting...still fun tho, thx dr nick.

is this why they call you dr.?? :wink:
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...But it's really good, indeed.
Since yesterday I submitted it to various ppl, NO ONE said the same thing.
Interestingly enough, all teenagers present yesterday night all agreed to put Little John first...?!?

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