Essay on Sociology: Optimism and Sociology Pig Personality

Submitted By Baza-S
Words: 532
Pages: 3

Pig personality test and glass test
“Understanding personality types is helpful for appreciating that while people are different, everyone has a value, and special strengths and qualities, and that everyone should be treated with care and respect.”(1)
In this research my aim is to test people on how optimistic or pessimistic they are by having them draw a pig. In addition, they will also be questioned on whether a glass is ‘Half full’ or ‘half empty’. All these experiments are done to know peoples view on things. The research will be based at a college in which 18 random will take part in the experiment.
To carry out this test each participants needs to draw a pig of their liking onto a blank sheet of paper and straight after that they will be given a glass which is filled is up half way and they will have to answer whether they think the glass is ‘half full’ or ‘half empty’.
In addition a tally mark will be drawn to put data on whether a person is a pessimist, optimist or a realist. People’s answers which are neither ‘half full’ nor ‘half empty’ will be invalid. The following details will describe a person’s personality depending on where they drew the pig/how much detail they drew/ if the pig is facing left or right/long or short tail/4 legs or less than 4/ whether the pig has ears or not.
Where they drew the pig:
Toward the top of the paper – You have a tendancy to be positive and optimistic.
Toward the middle – You have a tendency to be a realist.
Toward the bottom – You have a tendency to be pessimistic and may be prone to behaving negatively.
Which direction the pig is facing:
Facing left – You have a tendency to believe in tradition and be friendly; you may also be prone to remembering dates well.
Facing Right – You have a tendency to be innovative and active, but may be prone to forgetting dates easily and may not have a strong sense of family.