Well, it’s a thoroughly miserable day here in my little corner of Paradise. The mist is down over the hills, very rainforest-esque, it’s drizzling constantly, the temperature is well below the average for the time of year — but I’m trying to be philosophical about it.
Because, apparently, according to The Times Online “moral DNA” test I’ve just done, I am Philosopher. I believe that the moral principle is the most ethical perspective. I ask what would be the honest or courageous thing to do, and then consider the consequences for others. Finally, with much reluctance, I’ll consider rules, laws and regulations. I hate being told what to do or what is right. I’m a maverick and a rebel — but I’m really good to have around when there are difficult decisions to be made (I think I agree with that, but…)
Roughly 15% of adults are Philosophers.
I’m just glad I didn’t come out as an Enforcer.
It’s a pretty quick test, so if you have a minute or two give it a go. I’d be interested to hear what your results were and whether or not you agree with them. For myself, I found it fairly accurate — apart from the bit where the said that I might sometimes lack empathy for others.