A taboo test

This Chick had the results of a taboo test on her site, so naturally I could not resist sitting it myself.

The test is here and I should give a warning that you may never want to eat chicken again if you sit it.

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Results

Your Moralising Quotient is: 0.10.
Your Interference Factor is: 0.00.
Your Universalising Factor is: 1.00.

What do these results mean?

Are you thinking straight about morality?

There was no inconsistency in the way that you responded to the questions in this activity. You see very little wrong in the actions depicted in these scenarios. And anyway you indicated that an act can be wrong even if it is entirely private and no one, not even the person doing the act, is harmed by it. So, in fact, had you thought that the acts described here were entirely wrong there would still be no inconsistency in your moral outlook. However, there is a tension in your responses in that you indicated that you do see at least minimal harm in some of the activities depicted here. Given that the actions described in these scenarios are private and it was specified as clearly as possible that they didn’t involve harm, it isn’t clear where you think the harm might lie. More about this below…

How did you do compared to other people?

Taboo has been played 8619 times.

Your Moralising Quotient of 0.10 compares to an average Moralising Quotient of 0.33. This means that as far as the events depicted in the scenarios featured in this activity are concerned you are more permissive than average.

Your Interference Factor of 0.00 compares to an average Interference Factor of 0.15. This means that as far as the events depicted in the scenarios featured in this activity are concerned you are less likely to recommend societal interference in matters of moral wrongdoing, in the form of prevention or punishment, than average.

Your Universalising Factor of 1.00 compares to an average Universalising Factor of 0.45. This means you are more likely than average to see moral wrongdoing in universal terms – that is, without regard to prevailing cultural norms and social conventions (at least as far as the events depicted in the scenarios featured in this activity are concerned).

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