Collapse Personality Profile Update

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Published on the Doomstead Diner on October 27, 2015

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I'm going to hold off on publishing FULL RESULTS of the Collapse Personality Profile Survey TM until next week, because the results coming in so far are absolutely FASCINATING and I don't want to skew further respondents answers by giving away too much of what has come in so far.  We have around ~80 respondents to the survey in the first week, and I will tell you that watching the numbers accumulate, the percentages for each category have not changed much if at all from the first ~20 or so to the current ~80. What that means in statistical terms is that the results are invariant in terms of sample size in this population.  So it's pretty valid already, but still I want another week's worth of data in there before doing a final crunching of the numbers on the spreadsheet for the Personality and IQ data.

What I will fill in on in for this week is the Demographics, which mostly I expected but in some areas i was surprised. 

The first surprising area was Doomer Gender.  My experience across the net over the last 8 years or so has been 10% or even less of the participants on Doom Websites were female.  However, the Survey Sez that the percentage of females haunting the Doom-o-sphere TM is actually around 20%!

  Male Female Other Standard Deviation Responses
All Data 62
(80.52%)
15
(19.48%)
0
(0%)
26.41 77

So with Doomer Females, it seems likely that only half of those who read Doom (and will do an anonymous survey also) actually will ever post up on a Doomsite TM.  That is an anecdotal WAG based on my own experience, not scientific.  lol.

Unsurprisly, most Doomers are White Males from North America with a formal education of Bacheors Degree or better:

  High School Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Masters Degree Doctoral Degree Other Standard Deviation Responses
All Data 10
(12.99%)
10
(12.99%)
27
(35.06%)
16
(20.78%)
5
(6.49%)
9
(11.69%)
7.1 77
  White Black Brown Red Yellow Albino Standard Deviation Responses
All Data 68
(90.67%)
3
(4%)
1
(1.33%)
1
(1.33%)
2
(2.67%)
0
(0%)
24.84 75
  North America Central America South America Western Europe Eastern Europe North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East North Asia Southeast Asia Australia/New Zealand Standard Deviation Responses
All Data 53
(68.83%)
0
(0%)
1
(1.3%)
16
(20.78%)
1
(1.3%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
2
(2.6%)
1
(1.3%)
3
(3.9%)
15.2 77

The most surprising to me Demographic was the Age Distribution!   My experience has been that most Doomers are Boomers, aka people around age 50-70.  This does not seem to be the case at all though, rather Doomers are distributed pretty evenly through all generations, although the Gen X-Y group is dominant here.

  <18 18-24 25-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80+ Standard Deviation Responses
All Data 0
(0%)
4
(5.19%)
13
(16.88%)
18
(23.38%)
13
(16.88%)
13
(16.88%)
14
(18.18%)
2
(2.6%)
0
(0%)
6.57 77

I will save the stats on Personality Typing and IQ for next week, other than to say that Doomers appear to be a good deal Smarter than the Average Bear by the measure of a short IQ Test.   I was a bit surprised at how many actually took that test and reported their results.  Whether everyone was honest about it  or did not cheat the test I don't know.   Based on the average level of education though, I think this average IQ is probably valid, although perhaps up-skewed 5-10 points.

Next week I will publish the actual PERSONALITY of DOOMERS results, which are actually even more interesting. 🙂  So if you have not yet already done so, you have one more week to take the tests and answer the survey before I run the spreadsheet for this tally!

TAKE THE COLLAPSE PERSONALITY PROFILE SURVEY HERE

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