I just took a TEST (<- click and take it yourself!) and my results I’m posting here. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of “Character Alignment”, it is:
“…a way to determine a person’s character in very vague terms. Under each of the nine alignment categories lie a variety of philosophies and personality traits that more or less cover the range of human behavior.”
BUT FIRST, a quick rundown of the various types that are out there for your general info, from the “good-est” to the “evil-est” you can be and what they all mean, with handy, dandy home-made graphics to illustrate:
A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He or she combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. They tell the truth, keeps their word, help those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished.
A chaotic good character acts as his or her own conscience directs them with little regard for what others expect of him. They make their own way, but they’re kind and benevolent. They believes in goodness and right but have little use for laws and regulations. They hate it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. They follow their own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of society.
A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs him or her. Order and organization are paramount to them. They may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or they may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government.
A neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. She or he doesn’t feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil-after all, they would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, they’re not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way.
Some neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run.
A chaotic neutral character follows his or her whims. They are individualist first and last. They value their own liberty but don’t strive to protect others’ freedom. They avoid authority, resents restrictions, and challenge traditions. A chaotic neutral person does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, they would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but their behavior is not totally random.
A lawful evil villain methodically takes what he or she wants within the limits of their code of conduct, without regard for whom it hurts. They care about tradition, loyalty and order, but not about freedom, dignity or life. They play by the rules but without mercy or compassion. They are comfortable in a hierarchy and would like to rule, but are willing to serve. They condemn others not according to their actions but according to race, religion, homeland or social rank. They are loathe to break laws or promises.
This reluctance comes partly from their nature and partly because they depend on order to protect themselves from those who oppose them on moral grounds. Some lawful evil villains have particular taboos, such as not killing in cold blood (but having underlings do it) or not letting children come to harm (if it can be helped). They imagine that these compunctions put them above unprincipled villains.
Some lawful evil people and creatures commit themselves to evil with a zeal like that of a crusader committed to good. Beyond being willing to hurt others for their own ends, they take pleasure in spreading evil as an end unto itself. They may also see doing evil as part of a duty to an evil deity or master. Lawful evil is sometimes called “diabolical,” because devils are the epitome of lawful evil.
A neutral evil villain does whatever he or she can get away with. They are out for themselves, pure and simple. They shed no tears for those they kill, whether for profit, sport, or convenience. They have no love of order and hold no illusion that following laws, traditions, or codes would make them any better or more noble. On the other hand, they don’t have the restless nature or love of conflict that a chaotic evil villain has.
Some neutral evil villains hold up evil as an ideal, committing evil for its own sake. Most often, such villains are devoted to evil deities or secret societies.
A chaotic evil character does whatever his or her greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive them to do. They are hot-tempered, vicious, arbitrarily violent, and unpredictable. If they are simply out for whatever they can get, they are ruthless and brutal. If they are committed to the spread of evil and chaos, they are even worse. Thankfully, their plans are usually haphazard, and any groups they join or form are poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can be made to work together only by force, and their leaders last only as long as they can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate them. Chaotic evil is sometimes called “demonic” because demons are the epitome of chaotic evil.
Well, there you have it, the basic types and familiar characters that you might know that would probably fall under those categories – where do you think you fall? Take THIS TEST and see for yourself – it’s not an absolute, but reading through the results can be quite interesting to see as a self-assessment tool.
Case in point, below is the result I got, including the break-up detailing how my responses and such were spread out over the spectrum to lead me to what/where my result came from – I have to admit I’m not overly surprised by my results here, seems about right, though only my friends and all could judge more clearly I suppose? I’m VERY amused that even my “evil” is basically Neutral!
A-Ku’s Result: True Neutral
True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.
Lawful Good —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Neutral Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (24)
Chaotic Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Neutral — XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18)
True Neutral —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (25)
Chaotic Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18)
Lawful Evil —– XXXXXXX (7)
Neutral Evil —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Chaotic Evil —- XXXXXXX (7)
Law & Chaos:
Law —– XXXXX (5)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Chaos — XXXXX (5)
Good & Evil:
Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Evil —- XX (2)