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What is your Moral DNA?

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Beki
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What is your moral DNA?

#1 Post by Beki » July 28th, 2008, 3:15 pm

From the Times Online https://www.ethicabilitytest.org/user/welcome.php


Apparently I am:

P (53)
R (37)
S (28)

Which is a JUDGE.

Judges believe that moral
principle, or “virtue” is the most
important ethical perspective.
They ask “what would be the
fair thing to do?” Then they’ll
make sure that laws, rules and
contracts have been complied
with, although they’ll sometimes
“interpret” a rule differently to be
consistent with their principles. Finally they’ll consider
the human dimension and the impact of their decisions
on others. Judges are stubborn but good to have
around when the going gets tough. About 17% of
adults are Judges.
Strengths: Good at solving really challenging
dilemmas.
Weaknesses: Could lack empathy with others in
making tough decisions. May
sometimes bend the rules if they
believe a higher principle is at stake.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - M Ghandi

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Alan C.
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#2 Post by Alan C. » July 28th, 2008, 3:48 pm

I don't agree with my assessment :sad2:
Guardians believe that doing
as we’re told and following the
letter of the law is best for all of
us. They’re like parents in that
they really do care about other
people, because you have to do
as you’re told for your own
sake. They protect us from
ourselves as well as others.
They will also consider moral principles, but believe that
life would be so much better for everyone if people just
did as they were told. Guardians are protectors, but
they can also be patronizing! About 17% of adults are
Guardians.
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Emma Woolgatherer
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#3 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 28th, 2008, 4:47 pm

Blimey.

Apparently, I'm S (46), P (44), R (20). Which makes me an angel.
Angels believe that being good to others is that most important moral perspective. They think the world would be a better place if we were all a little less selfish and considered the consequences of our actions. Then they’ll consider moral principles like love and hope and ask “what would build trust and respect?” Then finally and reluctantly they’ll consider rules, laws and regulations. Angels do what’s right for others because it’s in their nature. They don’t have to be told! About 16% of adults are Angels.
Strengths: Lovely people and great to have as friends.
Weaknesses: Will break rules if they believe a higher principle is at stake. May sometimes give people the benefit of the doubt rather than stand up for a principle.
Sadly, I'm not like that at all. Evidently I lied about myself, or at least exaggerated my virtues. Self-assessment's always a bit dodgy, isn't it?

Emma
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#4 Post by jaywhat » July 28th, 2008, 5:28 pm

I am, it would seem, a philosopher. I do not know if this is good or bad, but will read it later. Felt a bit odd doing it.

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Ninny
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#5 Post by Ninny » July 28th, 2008, 5:37 pm

So am I, Jaywhat! :kiss:

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Alan C.
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#6 Post by Alan C. » July 28th, 2008, 6:09 pm

On the subject of DNA, anybody up for this?

Your DNA's in the post
Fancy being told you have a higher-than-average chance of getting prostate cancer but are at low risk of glaucoma? Now for about £500 you can have your genetic make-up analysed. Rob Liddle swabbed his cheek and sent off for a scan.
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#7 Post by jaywhat » July 29th, 2008, 6:54 am

Found my results now = PSR
P 44/ S44/ R 42
Philosophers believe that moral principle, or “virtue” is the most important ethical perspective. They ask “what would be the honest or
courageous thing to do?” Then they’ll consider the consequences for others. Then finally and reluctantly they’ll consider rules, laws and regulations. Philosophers hate being told what to do or what’s right. They’re mavericks and rebels, but good to have around when really
difficult decisions have to be made. About 15% of adults are Philosophers.
Strengths: Good at solving difficult or complex dilemmas.
Weaknesses: Will break rules if they believe a higher principle is at stake. May sometimes lack empathy for others in making rational decisions.

I sort of agree with some of this but it all sounds rather grand.

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#8 Post by Maria Mac » July 30th, 2008, 11:59 am

Like Emma, I'm an Angel. It was interesting to do but I found the part on how others see me very difficult and probably got it wrong. My life is very compartmentalised and I should think the people in the different compartments see me differently from each other.

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#9 Post by Ninny » July 30th, 2008, 5:10 pm

Maria wrote:I'm an Angel.
Never in doubt, Maria!

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#10 Post by Alan H » July 30th, 2008, 8:25 pm

I'm a judge:

P45
R38
S36

Now, where's the packet of Saxo...
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#11 Post by Alan C. » July 30th, 2008, 11:13 pm

Alan C. wrote:On the subject of DNA, anybody up for this?

Your DNA's in the post
Fancy being told you have a higher-than-average chance of getting prostate cancer but are at low risk of glaucoma? Now for about £500 you can have your genetic make-up analysed. Rob Liddle swabbed his cheek and sent off for a scan.
No takers? Come on, it's only 500 quid!
Wasn't there a thread about some girl taking a test to see if she would be prone to some disease or other? I can't find it now, maybe it was another forum :puzzled:
But come on! somebody here must have a view on this?
Would you take this test for £500,? would you take it if it was free.?
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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#12 Post by Firebrand » August 1st, 2008, 12:54 pm

The DNA test looks fascinating and I'd definitely go for it if it was free just out of curiosity. Good job it isn't because I'd be going on about the results for ever afterwards.

As for the ethicability test, another angel here. :innocence:

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#13 Post by LilacHamster » August 1st, 2008, 1:10 pm

I came out as Philosopher, which I am not too unhappy with (PSR) with R (rules) as the weakest out of the three components (sounds about right for me although I only had to guess at how others see me and that could be wrong). I need to work on the empathy bit, I guess.

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#14 Post by Diane » August 1st, 2008, 5:03 pm

Another Judge here, and another one who would do the DNA test if it were free. :nod:

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#15 Post by Gurdur » August 11th, 2008, 8:04 pm

Bugger a duck, I'm an Angel, duckies.

BTW, anyone else notice the test is badly skewed in that it forces you into one of six categories, all of which are ethical? IOW, no-one gets to be unethical, no matter what a scumbag they are.

Oh well, I answered quite honestly, and got this, but I wish they also included bits allowing me to say how much I like chopping up people with a beserker axe or sword too, if they offend.

You are an Angel. P(40), S(53), R(30).
Angels believe that being good to others is that most important moral perspective. They think the world would be a better place if we were all a little less selfish and considered the consequences of our actions. Then they’ll consider moral principles like love and hope and ask “what would build trust and respect?” Then finally and reluctantly they’ll consider rules, laws and regulations. Angels do what’s right for others because
it’s in their nature. They don’t have to be told! About 16% of adults are Angels.
Strengths: Lovely people and great to have as friends.
Weaknesses: Will break rules if they believe a higher principle is at stake. May sometimes give people the benefit of the doubt rather than stand up for a principle.

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Re: What is your moral DNA?

#16 Post by Lifelinking » August 12th, 2008, 12:46 am

As my daughter would say - freaky.

I am a feckin Angel too.

P(40) S(51) R(30)
"Who thinks the law has anything to do with justice? It's what we have because we can't have justice."
William McIlvanney

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The Times Ethics Survey

#17 Post by Alan H » October 8th, 2008, 11:24 am

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: What is your Moral DNA?

#18 Post by erasmusinfinity » October 9th, 2008, 2:28 am

I feel quite at home here with all of the other angels.

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Re: What is your Moral DNA?

#19 Post by PriestofPoppycock » November 3rd, 2008, 9:15 pm

You are a Teacher.
Teachers believe that doing
what’s right for humanity is the
right thing to do. They put
others first and have no
hesitation in telling us to do the
same, because for Teachers,
rules and order are also
important. Finally, they will
consider moral principles, but
only if they face conflicting interests between other
people and the rules of the game. Teachers are good
people who think of others first and are good to have
around as long as you do as you’re told! About 20% of
adults are Teachers.
Strengths: Caring people, you can rely on to do
what’s right.
Weaknesses: Could fail to consider deeper moral
principles and can decide to break the
rules if they think they know best,
which is most of the time!


This describes me fairly accurately, although I'm not the bossy type. When it comes to morality, though, I can be pretty straightforward in criticizing myself or others. I do break many rules and often do so because I think I know best *grin*. But I sometimes impose "rules" or "duties" on myself in order to do good for others or refrain from harming the earth, people, or non-human animals. So I'm pretty good with rules -- if they're my own! And not always even then....

James

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Re: What is your Moral DNA?

#20 Post by xman » November 4th, 2008, 6:45 pm

I'm a philosopher PSR 43, 41, 30

Philosophers believe that
moral principle, or “virtue” is the
most important ethical
perspective. They ask “what
would be the honest or
courageous thing to do?” Then
they’ll consider the
consequences for others. Then
finally and reluctantly they’ll
consider rules, laws and regulations. Philosophers hate
being told what to do or what’s right. They’re mavericks
and rebels, but good to have around when really
difficult decisions have to be made.
Always remember, it's your right to have a SUPER day.
If you're wrong, call me ... I'll have one for you!

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