Ultimate Livejournal Obsession Test

Well, the Ultimate Purity Test and The Ultimate Roleplaying Quiz allowed LiveJournalers everywhere to post silly quiz results on their journal.... But now, it's time to turn the amazing power of the Ultimate series back upon your own habits. What sorts of things lie within your journal, and how far are you willing to go to get friends?

This test is all about your journaling habits - how invested you are in LiveJournal, what you write about, how much of your life you'll share and how desperate you are to get friends. (Some morons actually write elaborate quizzes as a means of getting attention. Can you imagine what a sad person that man must be?)

As with our other tests, the question are broken down into five categories:

  • Community, which measures how many ties you have to your LiveJournal friends;
  • Memesheep, which measures how many quizzes and memes you've followed mindlessly;
  • Original Content, which measures exactly what you write about;
  • Psychodrama, which asks the critical question: "How much of your internal psychosis do you share with the world?";
  • and Attention Whoring, which sees exactly how much of an exhibitionist you really are.

In the end, all of your answers will be tallied up and we'll not only give you your scores and how they compare to all the other people who've taken this quiz - but in a new twist, however, we'll also ask you for your user name; if you'd like to put it in (it's optional), we can show you a list of other LiveJournal users who are close to your profile!

Other Quizzes Include:
The Ultimate Roleplaying Purity Quiz - The Ultimate Sexual Purity Quiz - What Fandom Are You?

Community
LiveJournal is a place to bring people together. Sure, you can have your little blog out in the middle of nowhere... But your home-made blog doesn't give you a friends list to put all of your internet buddies onto one page. LiveJournal's popular because it allows you to gather vast groups of people together and ask for their feedback.

As such, the "Community" section measures how tied in you are to all of the other LiveJournal folks. It helps if you have a boatload of friends, but that's not really necessary - all that counts is that you've worked to bring people together.

Have you ever...

  • Made an actual friendship with a LJ friend? (Long-distance friendships count.)
  • ...that eventually involved sexual contact?
  • Scheduled get-togethers via your journal?
  • Scheduled a get-together wherein LiveJournallers from various states and/or countries gathered to meet face-to-face?
  • Attended a party or similar gathering solely to meet other LiveJournalers?
  • Travelled more than fifty miles to go to a party solely to meet other LiveJournalers? (Going to a convention party counts.)
  • ...travelled more than five hundred miles?
  • ...crossed an entire continent to attend?
  • Posted a message apologizing for not attending some social event on LiveJournal - and using that as your only method of telling people that you wouldn't be there? (No sending emails, no phone calls... Just a post, which you trust the important people will read.)
  • Added someone as a friend after attending an LJ party because you got along with them in person?
  • Worn a secret badge or pin at a convention with your LJ name on it?
  • Had a sexual encounter, then posted a cryptic one-line post to alert your LJ friends that something had happened?
  • ...and had them understand?
  • Posted a short entry to update people about your current mood? ("I'm sleepy. I should go to bed." "I'm angry. I can't talk about it right now.")
  • ...and had people respond with reassuring replies? ("HUGGLES!")
  • Talked with your real life friends about your LJ friends as if they should know them?
  • Talked with a close LJ-enabled friend about a post you read today, all without ever knowing that person's real name?
  • Begun to tell a story to a real-life friend, then discovered that they've read it on your journal?
  • Participated in a blogathon?
  • Created your own LJ community?
  • Had an LJ community created because of you?
  • Had an LJ feature break down because you had too many friends?
  • Used LiveJournal as a method of networking with other professionals in your field?
  • Gotten a job because of your LJ contacts?
  • Found accounts of old friends you haven't spoken to in years, but added them anyway?
  • Had an old friend who you had lost contact get in touch with you through LiveJournal?
  • ...And they didn't actually have a LiveJournal account of their own?
  • Bought LiveJournal.com clothing?
  • ...and had a fellow LJer stop you on the street?
  • ...and one of you knew about the other one's journal?
  • Met someone in real life and didn't know their real name?
  • ...and still didn't after you walked away from your first meeting?
  • ...and still don't?
  • Convinced at least one other person to get their own LJ account?
  • Convinced more than five people to get their own LJ account?
  • ...more than ten?
  • ...more than twenty?
  • ...more than fifty?
  • Convinced one other person to get their own LJ account, who now posts at least twice a week?
  • Convinced at least five people to get their own LJ account, each of whom now posts at least twice a week?
  • ...more than ten?
  • ...more than twenty?
  • Had at least one of your LiveJournal friends be someone that you also know and hang out with on a regular basis in real life? (In other words, you're friends and you both have journals.)
  • Had at least two or more of your LJ friends be someone you know and hang out with on a regular basis in real life?
  • ...more than five?
  • ...more than ten?
  • Successfully transitioned a local LJ-only friend into a real-life, hang-out-with-them-on-a-regular-basis nonsexual pal?
  • Contemplated visiting a town, and tried to figure out which LJ friends lived there so that you could visit them?
  • ...and when you visited, you crashed at an LJ pal's place?
  • ...and you had never met that LJ friend before?
  • Written a post which inspired one other person to write their own post? ("Theferrett wrote about his struggle with self-esteem the other day, and it got me to thinking....")
  • Written a single post which inspired two other people to write their own posts?
  • ...five people or more?
  • Run out of LJ invite codes?
  • ...and you're a paid user?
  • ...and asked people to lend you codes for other people, and got them?
  • Keep up with at least one community?
  • ...five communities?
  • ...ten communities?
  • Kept careful track (meaning that you have posted the exact number) of which LJ friends you've met and which ones you haven't?
  • Friended someone based on their LiveJournal icon?
  • Posted a meme which at least five other people immediately participated in?
  • Felt guilty for not friending someone back?
  • Had two filters you used to screen content for your readers?
  • ...three filters?
  • ...five filters?
  • Had two people meet through your LiveJournal and friend each other?
  • Had two people meet through your LiveJournal and become friends in real life?
  • Had two people meet through your LiveJournal and become lovers?
  • Used a post to exhort people to friend one of your friends? ("Hey, everybody - The Ferrett, creator of the Ultimate Purity Quiz, the Ultimate Roleplaying Quiz, and now the Ultimate LiveJournal Purity Quiz, is the best LJ-er ever!")
  • ...and had more than five people friend that person on that day?
  • Had people worry about you when you failed to post for awhile?
  • ...and had someone post a note of triumph when you returned? ("TheFerrett is back at last!")
  • Written a post where you specifically asked people to tell their experiences? ("Tell me about your wildest sexual experience.")
  • ...and gotten over ten responses?
  • ...over twenty?
  • ...over fifty?
  • ...over a hundred?
  • Posted a question that you needed the answer to? ("What was the name of that show in the 1980s that had a superhero in red tights? It's bothering me.")
  • ...and gotten the answer?
  • ...within an hour?
  • ...and it was a reasonably complex question?
  • Posted about something that you needed to get done, and had someone take care of it for you?
  • ...and had two or or more people vying to see who could take care of it first?
  • Posted something where you said you were upset or depressed, and had people offer to call you?
  • ...and they were people who you had never spoken to before?
  • Had someone compare themselves to you in a post? ("Well, I'm a good writer, but I'm no TheFerrett...")
  • ...and you didn't know them in real life?
  • ...and you didn't know them in real life, and they weren't friended to you in any way?
  • Posted a link to a good cause that needed money?
  • ...and had people contribute?
  • Posted updates in the middle of a social activity to tell people how it was going?
  • Written an entry where you expressed gratitude for your LJ pals?

Memesheep
"Meme, n.: An idea that is passed on from one human generation to another. The cultural equivalent of a gene, the basic element of biological inheritance."

In other words, a meme is that latest craze that's sweeping LiveJournal... And you cannot help but follow all of the other people who are doing it. Alas, there are those who use their journals as a dumping ground for quizzes that tell us nothing about Who They Are.

The Memesheep section is designed to tell us exactly how resistant you are to following the crazes. Do you jump right in the parade and post the results of the latest fad, or are you just Too Cool to do what everyone else is doing?.

Have you ever....

Original Content
At the opposite end of the spectrum of the memesheep are the bold leaders of LiveJournal - the people who treat their LiveJournal like it was some sort of crazy performance art, always trying to come up with something new and fantastic that nobody else has ever posted before.

If the die-hard memesheeps are cryptic and unfathomable, quite often the trailblazers are exhausting. They post fifteen times a day and never use LJ-Cuts. They write well, but after a while you just want to slap them and say, "For God's sake, will you cut it out?"

Of course, if you were really that cool, you wouldn't be here to take this quiz. So nyah.

Have you ever...

  • Created your own quiz?
  • ...that was not created on Quizilla or some other quiz-by-the-numbers site?
  • Taken quizzes but did not post them because the results were not interesting?
  • Posted a link to some other place, but felt the urge to add something of your own making so it's not just another link?
  • Responded to someone else's post, then liked your response so much you turned it into a post in your journal?
  • Written an entry about your family or friends and what they were like?
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written a review of some media source (movie, book, CD, videogame) that you've seen?
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry of at least two paragraphs or more describing a day you had?
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry where you tried to capture some emotional moment?
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry about some political thing? ("I hate the president.")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • ...and had some person at the opposite end of the political spectrum rebut you in a reply?
  • ...and had some person at the opposite end of the political spectrum rebut you in as a separate post that referred back to yours?
  • Written an entry about some sexual thing?
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry about some discriminatory issue? ("I hate people who....")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry bitching about some completely petty thing? ("It's 'soda,' not 'pop'. I hate it when people say 'pop.')
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry which told people how they should act in order to have a happy life? ("I think you need to admit responsibility first ")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry where you told people something good about your life? ("Today I ate a muffin. Muffins make my life good")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry about some school or work-related thing? ("So my boss asked me to do this ridiculous project...")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written an entry about some medical condition you had? ("My asthma's acting up again.")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written a humor piece specifically for your journal? ("So how does one hunt a wily possum?")
  • ...more than once?
  • ...more than five times?
  • Written up a sexual encounter?
  • Written up a sexual encounter while you were having the encounter? (We'll forgive any typos.)
  • Had someone tell you that you post too damn much for them to keep up?
  • Dropped all activity to run to the computer and LJ up a thought so you wouldn't lose it?
  • Tried to remember something witty that someone said so that you could immediately commit it to LJ fame?
  • Created a meme that at least five other people participated in?
  • Created a meme that at least five hundred people participated in?
  • Had the comments on one of your post degenerate into a topic that had nothing to do with the original post? ("I started out writing about what I bought at the mall... And now you're arguing about whether high heels are an affront to feminism?")
  • Had two people argue about some non-you-related topic in the replies to one of your posts, without you ever responding to either of them?
  • Had an excerpt from your LJ writings show up in someone else's post?
  • Had an excerpt from your LJ writings show up as someone else's signature line in their email or forum account?
  • Made a LiveJournal account for a fictional character?
  • ...and had other people believe that it was someone real?
  • ...and then killed off your fictional character just to get a reaction, and succeeded? (Yes, this has happened.)
  • Made a LiveJournal account for one of your pets?
  • ...for more than one of your pets?

Psychodrama
Ah, the dark side of LiveJournal. There are so many dysfunctional people talking about their wretched lives that occasionally you wonder how they get through a day without groping for the razor.

But everyone has a dark side. Sometimes, you reveal a little too much; other times, you just need to vent. Sometimes you fall in love. The Psychodrama section is, in many ways, the flip side of the Community section. The Community asks, "How many people follow you?" Psychodrama asks, "How many people do you drag, kicking and screaming, into your neuroses?"

Everyone does it a little. Don't be ashamed. Answer true, my friend.

  • Written a post just to stir up controversy?
  • ...and wish you hadn't?
  • Posted something publicly, then thought better of it and locked it?
  • Posted something privately, then thought better of it and unlocked it?
  • Been insulted in a post by someone who you did not know and were not aware of?
  • ...and had people leap to your defense?
  • Posted an entry about how depressed you were?
  • ...and about how generally helpless you were to combat that depression?
  • Written a post that complained about your life, then finished it off with something like, "But I don't wanna hear about how I'm whining. I know I'm whining. Don't yell at me"?
  • Written a post that complained about your life, then apologized for complaining about your life in that very same post?
  • Posted an apology for an angry post you had written on LJ, saying you didn't mean it and/or you shouldn't have done it?
  • Deleted a post because it was causing drama?
  • Chronicled the slow disintegration of a major part of your life (relationship, school, relatives) over the course of several posts?
  • ...despite the fact that you had friends posting replies telling you not to do whatever it was that was causing that portion of your life to disintegrate?
  • Written more than three consecutive posts that informed everyone how miserable you were?
  • ...more than five?
  • ...more than ten?
  • Mentioned your suicidal impulses in a LiveJournal post? ("I cut myself today. The kitchen ran red with blood.")
  • ...and then backtracked quickly so people wouldn't call a shrink on you? ("...but I'm fine now.")
  • ...and gotten really upset when people took your dangerous behavior seriously?
  • Had someone post a reply that told you that you had to cut this melodramatic shit out?
  • ...and they didn't know you aside from LiveJournal?
  • ...and your real life friends agreed with him or her?
  • Written nastily about a person who was not on LiveJournal?
  • ....and they found out?
  • ...and they found out, and it led to real life drama?
  • ...and it was a co-worker who found out?
  • ...and it was a relative who found out?
  • ...and it was your significant other who found out?
  • ...and it was your boss who found out?
  • Written a thinly-veiled attack upon someone who you did not mention by name?
  • ...and had them recognize themselves anyway?
  • ...and they recognized themselves, and left a response in your entry?
  • ...and they recognized themselves, and wrote a thinly-veiled attack at you in their LiveJournal?
  • ...and they didn't recognize themself, and left a response to your entry that said, "Boy, I hate people who do that"?
  • Written an open attack on someone in LiveJournal who reads you?
  • ...and didn't give a crap what they thought?
  • Created a new journal just to hide from someone?
  • Written an angry, bitter screed about your significant other that would cause a fight if they saw it?
  • ...and took pains to hide it from them because of that?
  • Begged an ex-significant other to come back in your journal?
  • Referred to someone in your journal by everything but their real name? ("The bitch." "That whore." "The Ex-Jerk-In-Law...")
  • Made a "joke" post ("I'm removing all the fags from my friends list") and had people take you seriously?
  • ...and then claim, "Well, you guys have no sense of humor"?
  • Gotten into a real-life argument as a result of a post?
  • Broken up with someone you were dating and unfriended them?
  • ...and lost an entire cadre of other friends in the process?
  • Had someone threaten to take away your LiveJournal?
  • ...seriously?
  • ...and had it lead to a major argument because dammit, your LiveJournal wasn't the problem?
  • Had a flirty relationship with another LJ user?
  • ...and had it interfere with another real-life relationship?
  • Had a troll come in and insult you anonymously?
  • Disabled the "anonymous reply" feature in order to avoid trolls insulting you?
  • Tracked an IP address from an anonymous reply in order to stop someone from harassing you?
  • ...and had it turn out to be someone you knew?
  • Been blocked from someone's journal for stalking or harassing them?
  • Blocked someone from your journal or dropped out of a community that offended you?
  • ...along with a post or reply explaining precisely why you were blocking and/or dropping them?
  • ...and that post included an opening sentence that was something like, "I have no choice but to drop or block you because..."?
  • Deleted your journal just because you couldn't take it any more?
  • ...and undeleted it later because it turns out you could?
  • Reported someone to LJ Abuse?
  • Been reported to LJ Abuse?
  • Knowingly posted a nasty reply anonymously even though you had a valid LJ account?
  • Created an LJ account specifically to troll?
  • Deliberately posted as someone else because they forgot to log off of their computer?
  • Deleted a reply because it was causing too much trouble?
  • ...only to have the person repost it just to irritate you?
  • Left someone on your friends list only because it would create too much trouble to take them off?
  • ...and created a filter you used by default so you wouldn't have to read them?
  • Had friends-only posts that got forwarded to people who weren't on your friends list?
  • Added someone to your friends list in the pathetic hope of seeing them nude?
  • ...and been successful?
  • Added someone to your friends list in the pathetic hope of sleeping with them?
  • ...and been successful?
  • Been talked to at work or gotten poor grades at school because of your blogging activities?
  • Been fired or flunked out because of your blogging activities?
  • Gotten a LiveJournal crush on someone solely due to their writings, even though you have no idea what they look like?
  • Had someone develop a LiveJournal crush on you, even though they had no idea what you look like?
  • Had an unrequited crush upon another LJ member, who didn't know about it and wouldn't care if they did?
  • ...and you still got jealous when they flirted with someone else?
  • Been featured on LJ Drama?

Attention Whoring
We all know that thrill that comes from finding a new friend on your list - and the sullen disappointment when someone you liked unfriended you. But some sad folks will do almost anything to get your attention, capering like clowns just so you'll notice them.

The Community section asked how invested you are; Psychodrama asked how twisted you are. The Attention Whoring section wonders how eager you are to show off in order to get people to read you.

Have you ever...

  • Tracked the number of posts you have written?
  • Regularly checked your calendar to see if you've posted daily?
  • Posted nonsense at the end of the day just so you don't have a missed day?
  • Checked your Friends of... page to see if anyone has friended or unfriended you?
  • ...Daily?
  • ...Hourly?
  • Utilized a script or other program to tell you who's friended and unfriended you?
  • Gotten excited when people friended you?
  • Gotten depressed when people unfriended you?
  • Contacted anyone to find out why someone's unfriended you?
  • ...and got pissed at them for not having a good answer?
  • ...and got pissed at them for having a very good answer?
  • ...and swayed them back?
  • Bugged a friend who had more friends than you did to link to your journal in an attempt to up your friend count?
  • Posted pictures specifically to get friends?
  • Posted sexy pictures specifically to get friends?
  • Posted nude pictures specifically to get friends?
  • Posted pictures of yourself in a LJ community devoted to watching pictures of random people?
  • Had a horrible day, but consoled yourself by thinking, "Well, at least this will make a good LiveJournal post?"
  • Plotted out how you were going to write a LiveJournal post about a particular activity as you were attending that activity? ("Okay, so Suzie just fell in the Jell-O - that's my opening lead-in...")
  • Approached your LJ entries as if they were professional writings - complete with proper spelling, good organization, and attention to grammar?
  • Written a solid, well-thought-out post and then got bitchy when nobody responded to it?
  • Written some trivial piece of fluff and got bitchy when fifteen zillion people responded to that and not the well-thought-out post you'd written earlier?
  • Tried to figure out the secret of creating posts that will get a lot of responses?
  • Actually debated with friends what the best way of getting a lot of responses to a post is?
  • Thought about posting something, then decided it wasn't interesting enough?
  • Welcomed new LJ friends by mentioning them each specifically in a daily post?
  • Celebrated each of your LJ Friends' birthdays in a daily post?
  • Failed to unfriend someone because they might unfriend you in return?
  • Celebrated a friend milestone in a post? ("As of today, I have twenty-five friends!")
  • Taken photos on a vacation or other outing just so you could post pictures of yourself?
  • Gotten photos developed (or downloaded) faster than you normally would because you wanted to post them?
  • Requested feedback from your readers about whether you should change an aspect of your personal appearance? ("Should I cut my hair?")
  • ...and then posted before-and-after pictures when you did it?
  • Added a gratuitous request for feedback to an otherwise-noninteractive post in order to whore yourself out for replies? ("...But do you?")
  • Given out some kind of award to readers for making it all the way through your entries?
  • Thought about your fans when considering what to write about? ("Well, I haven't done a good political rant in a while...")
  • Had a friend do something embarassing and immediately say, "Um, you're not gonna write about that, are you?"
  • Fought with a friend over who was going to write up a funny incident?
  • Responded to everyone who commented in your journal in the hope of getting more friends?
  • Does viewing all the information in your user info page (not counting friends) require you to scroll down at least once?
  • ...twice?
  • ...three times?
  • Written a stupid quiz in order to get more people to friend you?

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