Saturday, January 10

My daemon

I recently read Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy and loved it. Since finishing the books I've been thinking a bit about the idea of a 'daemon' and wondering what mine would be. Then I found this test on Solsticedreamer's blog and I got very excited (yes, I know, I need to get out more).

So I did it and here are my results. I didn't care much about the text (although it is rather accurate) I just wanted to know what my animal would be. I like the choices, I think I'm going with the Snowy Owl.

Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test...

Independent Soul.

You are calm and logical, but not unemotional. You are an introvert, at heart, preferring to read alone than be subjected to the crush and noise of a big party or bar. You have a few friends and family, whose presence you welcome - to a point. Even they can wear on your nerves eventually, and you need to retreat back into your personal space for a while so you can recharge. Your energy comes in bursts, after which you need a long nap or a couple of evenings at home to recuperate.

You are comfortable with yourself, and reasonably confident. You want the friendship and goodwill of others, but you are not willing to sacrifice your principles in order to get it. If your close friends need something that you can provide, however, you will be the first to offer it.

You are a good and sympathetic listener, and are aware of your friend's emotional states. With your very close friends, you will open up, but rarely - you don't like to burden people with your problems. At the same time, though, you are honest and are not willing to alter the truth for the sake of convenience. Among strangers you are reserved, and may resort to making jokes to disguise your true feelings.

While you are not afraid of conflict, you do not seek it, either. When you are hurt or insulted, you feel that you have a choice to make. You can choose to take them up on it and defend yourself, or you can let it pass. Your decision may depend on how well you know the person, how personally you take the insult, or simply what mood you are in that day. Your friends may not always know how you are going to react for that reason. Whatever your reaction though, you will be logical, rational and unnervingly accurate: a measured strike.

Your daemon's form would represent your calm, introverted nature, your cool logic, and your impatience with crowds of people. He or she would probably whisper ironic comments in your ear, give logical advice and try to hide his or her soft side from everyone, even you.

Suggested forms:
Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Osprey.

Take The Golden Compass Daemon Test
at HelloQuizzy


Dave said...

I haven't done the test (yet) but that character analysis is me to a t.

Anonymous said...

Me too! I was quite amazed at its accuracy. I used to think I was a boring, anti-social, I know I'm an 'independent soul' with a Snowy Owl daemon :-)

Much nicer.

Cathy said...

lol I did this quiz late one night/early morning (following your link) and I now can't remember what I was...nothing as grand sounding as a Snowy Owl!

Hang on...let me see if I saved it...

no, it's gone...maybe just as well lol