Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Here’s One from @FiveThirtyEight That Isn’t. Let’s See How Arts Admins Stack Up.


By: Drew McManus

In: Catch All

If you’re a data nerd then you almost certainly know about, statistician Nate Silver’s number-crunching hub of data goodness. Recently, they posted a personality quiz that purports to deliver results that produce quantifiably meaningful results.

In addition to taking the quiz as an individual, it’s designed to allow users to add their score to a predefined peer group.

To that end, I am all kinds of curious to see how Arts Administors stack up so take a moment to complete the quiz via this link and your results will be automatically aggregated into the group total.

Take The Quiz

Tip: check back on your results from time to time to see how the results change as additional entries are logged.

If there are enough results, we’ll circle back at the beginning of February to look at the trends.

If you’re even remotely interested in knowing more about the propensity of Arts Admins toward each of the “Big Five” personality traits (I know I am!), be sure to share with friends and colleagues. The more results, the better.

Drew McManus
Drew McManus
In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower. With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists. For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.
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