Back in high school, I had a CB radio. Those of you who were old enough in the 1970s will no doubt remember these babies. If you had one of these radios, you also had some kind of on-air handle. Mine was Mr Spock. And yes, I picked that handle because I loved Star Trek and, at that time, I identified most with the Vulcan science officer. I even had cards printed up to share with other CB enthusiasts, as was the practice at the time.
I loved Star Trek. I still do. As a teenager dealing with teenage issues, I found the idea of logic and control of your emotions an appealing idea. And so, Spock I became. Or tried to become. With the passage of time, I realize that I'm a long way from being a purely logical individual, though I look to logic and reason to supply answers whenever possible. On the emotional front, I may be more emotional now than when I was a teen, so perhaps the results below aren't so surprising.
Over in Facebook-Land, a friend posted a link to a "Which Star Trek Character Are You?" quiz. My results are visible below. While probably not even remotely scientific, the quiz is interesting in that while I am apparently still Spock, I don't identify with him as strongly as I once did and, given my emotional side (it's the French Canadian in me, I'm sure), the nearly identical numbers to councellor Deanna Troi shouldn't surprise me. Not far behind, in third place, I am equal parts Scotty, Chekov, and Worf. I suspect that's because I am not averse to drinking — I do love a good Scotch — and I've been known to argue rather passionately. No fisticuffs, mind you, but I occasionally jump into controversy without looking and the resulting discussions can sometimes be heated.
Not a scientific survey, but maybe not so far off the mark.
And now, my results.
You are skilled in knowledge and logic.
You believe that the needs of the many
outweigh the needs of the few.