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Munenori Kawasaki Personality Test

always with the waving
always with the waving
Otto Greule Jr

When the Internet was brand-new, I don't know what the hell was on it. When the Internet was a little less new -- when I was in middle school, when everybody was setting up a Geocities page, when Hampsterdance -- I remember there being personality tests, everywhere there were personality tests. You'd answer 20 or 40 or 100 questions and you'd end up with some pre-written analysis of who you really are, deep inside, based on your responses. Sometimes you'd be compared to a celebrity, or a celebrity character. These things were fun for children, and for adults who thought like children.

Seems to me there's an opportunity for a Munenori Kawasaki personality test. This test has only one question. As far as I can tell, there are three ways to feel about Munenori Kawasaki, and the way that you feel is probably pretty revealing.


Q: How do you feel about Munenori Kawasaki?

  • (1) I did not enjoy him
  • (2) I enjoyed him, but am ready to move on
  • (3) I enjoyed him, and I want him back on the Mariners in 2013



You like to think of yourself as being industrious, and few would disagree with the assessment. You are results-oriented, but that doesn't mean you feel like the ends justify the means -- you're a rule-follower, because after all, absent rules, we're absent a structured society. You do as much as you can given the constraints and regulations, and you don't question the rules, assuming they're in place for a reason. Multiple people have in the past compared you to Hank Hill, and you were flattered. Others don't think that you have enough fun, but you don't feel like your life is lacking for anything, as you've achieved a certain professional and emotional stability. You have strong opinions on the movies and musicians of today, and they are generally unfavorable. You use YouTube almost exclusively for educational purposes.

At least once a month, you remind somebody else that it's the journey, not the destination. With that said, you don't feel like the destination is irrelevant; it's important to have goals, and to achieve. Life is not made of experiences, and life is not made of achievements -- it's built from both of them, together. You have had your heart broken at least once before, and you have made a pretty full and healthy recovery. You're generally positive-thinking, and you have a knack for finding enjoyment in what might not be considered enjoyable circumstances. You understand that there's a time to work, and a time to play, and achieving a proper balance is a high priority of yours. You also understand that there's a time to reflect, and a time to look forward. You're not afraid of the unknowable future, but excited by it. "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." You hold this proverb close to your heart, even if it really is from Dr. Seuss. You've come to learn that individual positive experiences are usually fleeting.

You are more young than old -- either by age, by being inexperienced, or by being somewhat sheltered. It's not that you don't like new experiences, per se, you just like what's familiar more, because what's familiar is already proven to work. You can easily identify favorite restaurants and movies and shows, and at your favorite restaurants, you have one or two favorite meals. You'll re-watch a lot of movies and shows, and you'll re-listen to a handful of bands while seldom branching out. Others have described you as a creature of routine and what you most disagree with is being referred to as a "creature". You are by no means humorless, but you don't always pick up on when a horse has been sufficiently beaten. You're not unhappy, but you're not happy, truly happy, and you're reluctant to let go of anything that has brought you pleasure. Romantically, you're more likely to believe in the concept of The One. When in a relationship or when just out of a relationship, you will behave accordingly. You are prone to acting with short-term interests in mind more than long-term interests, because what's short-term is most immediate and what's most immediate is what's most important. For a variety of reasons, you have never been a particularly high achiever.