Robin Hood Morality Quiz  

maverick1255 51M
2992 posts
7/5/2006 1:20 pm
Robin Hood Morality Quiz

What is your attitude to morals, sex and honesty?

The fascinating personality test below was written by a Sydney marriage expert who is a qualified psychologist. It began as a dinner party conversation gimmick, but it has been prepared in this form for readers to test themselves. To do the "test" you must give your honest opinion about morals and honesty of the four characters in our story of Sherwood Forest.

Forget any preconceived ideas you may about them--this is a different sort of story from all the others.


"The Sheriff of Nottingham captured Little John and Robin Hood and imprisoned them in his maximum-security dungeon. Maid Marion begged the Sheriff for their release, pleading her love for Robin. The Sheriff agreed to release them only if Maid Marion spent the night with him.

To this she agreed.

"The next morning the Sheriff released his prisoners. Robin asked that Marion tell him how she persuaded the Sheriff to let them go free.

"Marion told the truth, and was bewildered when Robin abused her, calling her a slut, and saying that he never wanted to see her again.

"At this Little John defended her, inviting her to leave Sherwood with him and promising life-long devotion. She accepted and they rode away together."

Now in terms of realistic every-day standards of behavior, put Robin, Marion, Little John and the Sheriff in the order in which you consider they showed the most morality and honesty (from most moral to least moral).

There is no 'right' answer. Post your order.




maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
7/5/2006 1:21 pm

I have choosen: (answers tomorrow morning)
Little John
Maid Marion
Robin
Sheriff

We will see Mav


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 1:39 am:
Little John, Maid Marion, Robin Hood, The Sheriff
You are fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably contented. You value kindness greatly and try to live by your ideals. You do not conceal from yourself, or from others, your strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

Men: Perhaps you tend to idealize women and credit them with virtues they don't possess.

Women: Your experiences of men have not all been happy, perhaps because you hope for a little too much?

This combination represents 15% of total, 15% of men and 16% of women

Hmmmmm, interesting. I will have to ponder this. Mav

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
7/5/2006 1:46 pm

S LJ M R
Hope your better today mate, you feel good again?


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 1:41 am:
The Sheriff, Little John, Maid Marion, Robin Hood
You have a confused, immature sense of values. You are erratic and stubborn, and inclined to get angry or sulk when you don't get your own way, but at least you are not a moral hypocrite.

Men: "Love 'em and leave 'em" is the motto of a man who is basically afraid of women.

Women: Perhaps you would rather be a man than a woman?

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 2% of women

(snicker) lol!

Yea, feeling a little better. Just having a down time.

MorganLeFaye1978 38F
110 posts
7/5/2006 4:18 pm

I would say also,
little john
maid marion
robin
sheriff

Although robin and the sheriff come in close for third because both of their behavior was rediculous!


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 1:43 am:
Little John, Maid Marion, Robin Hood, The Sheriff
You are fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably contented. You value kindness greatly and try to live by your ideals. You do not conceal from yourself, or from others, your strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

Men: Perhaps you tend to idealize women and credit them with virtues they don't possess.

Women: Your experiences of men have not all been happy, perhaps because you hope for a little too much?

This combination represents 15% of total, 15% of men and 16% of women

Thanks for playing. Hmmmm.

OcelotScratch 48M
286 posts
7/5/2006 4:31 pm

Little John
Marion
Sherriff
Robin

Of course, I challenge the validity of the whole thing, since I think that the Robin Hood stories have unfairly given King John a bad reputation.


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 1:44 am:
Little John, Maid Marion, The Sheriff, Robin Hood
You are the slightly romantic realist. You respect truth, and are broadminded and flexible. Whether you are a man or a woman you are probably a happy person. You like people and they can readily make friends with you. You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.

This combination represents 10% of total, 9% of men and 10% of women

Yea, Kind John does kinda get the shaft!!

purpletrashcan 51F
41658 posts
7/5/2006 7:19 pm

Little John
Sherriff
Robin
Marion
I think she was a closet nympho....lol


Pull My Fucking Hair!


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 1:48 am:
Little John, The Sheriff, Robin Hood, Maid Marion
You are conventional, unimaginative, and something of a prude. It would be surprising if your love life was a roaring success.

Men: You have an old-world authoritarian attitude. One thing is sure: you have some sorry illusions about women.

Women: You accept a double standard of morality in which women are very much the "second sex."

This combination represents 1% of total, 1% of men and 1% of women

Well, some of these are interesting!!

So, you just think that Marion was a big slut?!!!

amoldenough 70F
16436 posts
7/5/2006 7:37 pm

Little John
Maid Marion
Robin Hood
Sheriff

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 1:50 am:
Little John, Maid Marion, Robin Hood, The Sheriff
You are fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably contented. You value kindness greatly and try to live by your ideals. You do not conceal from yourself, or from others, your strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

Men: Perhaps you tend to idealize women and credit them with virtues they don't possess.

Women: Your experiences of men have not all been happy, perhaps because you hope for a little too much?

This combination represents 15% of total, 15% of men and 16% of women

Hmmm. Another interesting one!

Thanks for playing.

maverick1255 51M
3953 posts
7/6/2006 1:54 am

And for any late comers, here are the combinations.

Analysis

Who did you list first? Robin, Marion, Sheriff, or Little John?

Little John, Maid Marion, Robin Hood, The Sheriff
You are fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably contented. You value kindness greatly and try to live by your ideals. You do not conceal from yourself, or from others, your strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

Men: Perhaps you tend to idealize women and credit them with virtues they don't possess.

Women: Your experiences of men have not all been happy, perhaps because you hope for a little too much?

This combination represents 15% of total, 15% of men and 16% of women



Little John, Maid Marion, The Sheriff, Robin Hood
You are the slightly romantic realist. You respect truth, and are broadminded and flexible. Whether you are a man or a woman you are probably a happy person. You like people and they can readily make friends with you. You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.

This combination represents 10% of total, 9% of men and 10% of women


Little John, Robin Hood, Maid Marion, The Sheriff
You are a cautious type, neutral, and rather insecure. You would agree with the idea that everybody has his price - and in your own case it would not be high.

Men: You are sexually inhibited with an underlying distrust of women.

Women: At least one man has made you unhappy, and you are now on your guard.

This combination represents 6% of total, 6% of men and 5% of women



Little John, Robin Hood, The Sheriff, Maid Marion
You are not easy to assess. Basically you are ruled by an inferiority complex and feelings of insecurity. How do you present yourself to the world? An idealist, a moralist, a conformist keeping up with the Joneses?

Men: Your conflicting views on sex and morality may lead to every sort of sexual problem. You have always feared women, probably starting with your mother.

Women: It is a shame you have not accepted the ideal of woman as the equal (and sometimes stronger) partner of man.

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 2% of women



Little John, The Sheriff, Maid Marion, Robin Hood
You too, believe that morality is another word for commonsense and suitability, and not something which is universally valid or a religious truth. Your feeling for security is strong, and you would rate reliability as one of your virtues.

Men: Your estimate of women as the inferior sex suggests that you are a little uncertain of them.

Women: You are more permissive about the morals of others than you are about your own.

This combination represents 3% of total, 2% of men and 3% of women



Little John, The Sheriff, Robin Hood, Maid Marion
You are conventional, unimaginative, and something of a prude. It would be surprising if your love life was a roaring success.

Men: You have an old-world authoritarian attitude. One thing is sure: you have some sorry illusions about women.

Women: You accept a double standard of morality in which women are very much the "second sex."

This combination represents 1% of total, 1% of men and 1% of women



Maid Marion, Little John, Robin Hood, The Sheriff
We would expect you to be a happy, well-balanced person who likes people and is liked by others. You question whether many conventional views on morality are valid under all circumstances.

Men: Do we detect a sense of chivalry and idealism under the sophistication?

Women: You will expect high standards from the men to whom you give your love.

This combination represents 13% of total, 13% of men and 12% of women


Maid Marion, Little John, The Sheriff, Robin Hood
You are essentially a contented person, even if you consider yourself a little superior. You are moral by your own standards, for you believe that morality is what best suits the occasion.

Men: You are sexually uninhibited, more romantic than you may appear, and more dependent on the approval of others than you care to admit.

Women: You like being a woman, you understand what love is, and frankly enjoy sex.

This combination represents 10% of total, 9% of men and 11% of women


Maid Marion, Robin Hood, Little John, The Sheriff
If you are not happy - and we suspect you are not - it maybe because you feel guilty about your own emotions, and lack confidence in your opinions.

Men: No doubt you consider yourself a moral man, and a fair one. Your fuzzy ideas about morality may make their mark on your sex life.

Women: You are too concerned about what others think.

This combination represents 4% of total, 4% of men and 4% of women


Maid Marion, Robin Hood, The Sheriff, Little John
You know the so-called facts of life, but not to enjoy life itself. You are not a realist and you are inclined to be stubborn.

Men: Women, you think, are either whores or angels, and you overestimate the differences between the sexes. A woman may find you difficult to live with.

Women: You are not sure whether truth and morality go hand in hand or are in opposition. You don't hold a very high opinion of men.

This combination represents 1% of total, 2% of men and 1% of women



Maid Marion, The Sheriff, Little John, Robin Hood
Such an emphatic rejection of ready-made values is probably partly camouflage. You hate to be thought weak or insecure. You value honesty, and abhor hypocrisy.

Men: Women are very much part of you life, and you are - or perhaps would like to be - quite ruthless, both with women and life in general.

Women: You are tolerant about men and their failings - but we mean men, for you have no time for boys on men's errands.

This combination represents 3% of total, 3% of men and 3% of women


Maid Marion, The Sheriff, Robin Hood, Little John
You associate morality with honesty and truth more than with religious values. You are impulsive and somewhat unpredictable.

Men: We suspect that you are a would-be lover rather than a very successful one.

Women: You are a realist and a rebel, a defender of women's rights. You like men but despise weak ones.

This combination represents 2% of total, 1% of men and 2% of women



Robin Hood, Little John, Maid Marion, The Sheriff
You are a moralist with conventional ideas, which some people would call old-fashioned.

Men: You probably consider yourself a fair-minded man in a world which falls badly below your standards. Your inhibitions and sense of guilt are in the way of your happiness.

Women: Unlucky in love? Perhaps you hope for too much in a man. Be a realist, not a romantic.

This combination represents 5% of total, 5% of men and 5% of women



Robin Hood, Little John, The Sheriff, Maid Marion
You are conventional and puritanical.

Men: You moralize and see women as a great conspiracy against man, with sex as their principal weapon. You are missing a great deal in life.

Women: Your parents probably played a big part in the formation of such a guilt complex as yours. Your mind is in chains and it's time you did something to free it.

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 3% of women


Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John, The Sheriff
Your philosophy of life is a sad hotchpotch of the conventions of society, your own convictions and romanticism. You are not unkind, only staid and unimaginative.

Men: You see women as weak but desirable.

Women: You resent the arrogance of men.

This combination represents 4% of total, 4% of men and 3% of women


Robin Hood, Maid Marion, The Sheriff, Little John
You find it hard to accept the permissive attitudes of others, or to convince them of the validity of your own standards. You are not disposed to trust people and do not have a very happy life.

Men: To you "love" involves sex and duty, rather than charity and forgiveness.

Women: You blame men for much of the unhappiness in your life.

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 1% of women



Robin Hood, The Sheriff, Little John, Maid Marion
You have a very chauvinistic and outdated outlook on life. Your values and principles are defined not by clarity of conscience but by popular beliefs.

Men: You see women as objects and possessions. You demand complete loyalty and devotion without offering it in return.

Women: You see yourself as having only one purpose in life - to satisfy your man. You lack self definition as you derive all of who you are from him.

This combination represents 3% of total, 3% of men and 3% of women



Robin Hood, The Sheriff, Maid Marion, Little John
Men: We think you are unhappy, although you probably will not admit it. As a ruthless authoritarian you are as moral as it suits you and no more. You do not apply the same rules to men as you do to women.

Women: How worthless you seem to think women are.

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 2% of women



The Sheriff, Little John, Maid Marion, Robin Hood
You have a confused, immature sense of values. You are erratic and stubborn, and inclined to get angry or sulk when you don't get your own way, but at least you are not a moral hypocrite.

Men: "Love 'em and leave 'em" is the motto of a man who is basically afraid of women.

Women: Perhaps you would rather be a man than a woman?

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 2% of women



The Sheriff, Little John, Robin Hood, Maid Marion
Not a moralizing pattern, but..

Men: You share with many other men the idea that most women are fickle and inferior to men. Perhaps a view that you got from your father, or as a reaction to a domineering mother.

Women: You have a pretty poor opinion of yourself, haven't you?

This combination represents 1% of total, 1% of men and 1% of women



The Sheriff, Maid Marion, Little John, Robin Hood
You claim to be a realist or even a cynic, but you are more emotional, romantic, and truthful.

Men: Although you are by no means inhibited, your amorous adventures are as much a matter of fantasy as fact.

Women: You have been hurt in the past by men, or one man in particular, and will probably let it happen again.

This combination represents 3% of total, 3% of men and 3% of women


The Sheriff, Maid Marion, Robin Hood, Little John
If you are not living a happy life, the cause is within yourself. You are a rebel with a trace of spoilt child about you. You value truth above morality, but you are reasonably tolerant of those who disagree with you.

Men: Any problems you have are not likely to be centered in sex.

Women: Despite your experience and intelligence, you are a bad judge of men.

This combination represents 2% of total, 2% of men and 3% of women


The Sheriff, Robin Hood, Little John, Maid Marion
Although you make a brave show of being self-sufficient, beneath this you are unhappy and rather mixed up.

Men: You don't understand women - probably you are afraid of them. You do not know what love is, and you are more likely to boast about your conquests in a bar than prove them in a bedroom.

Women: If men attract you at all, they probably are the wrong sort.

This combination represents 2% of total, 3% of men and 2% of women



The Sheriff, Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John
Men: We find it hard to imagine you leading a full, happy life. The warmth and give-and-take of love are not for you. Your sex life is ringed with unreality, and you neither understand nor appreciate women.

Women: If you really believe this is the right order, you baffle us completely.

This combination represents 3% of total, 3% of men and 2% of women


florallei 99F

7/6/2006 12:34 pm

I missed this blog but still want to answer ...have not read the results...so here goes...Maid Marion, Little John, Sheriff and Robin.
Flo


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 2:32 pm:
Here ya' go Florallei, thanks for playing1

Maid Marion, Little John, The Sheriff, Robin Hood
You are essentially a contented person, even if you consider yourself a little superior. You are moral by your own standards, for you believe that morality is what best suits the occasion.

Men: You are sexually uninhibited, more romantic than you may appear, and more dependent on the approval of others than you care to admit.

Women: You like being a woman, you understand what love is, and frankly enjoy sex.

This combination represents 10% of total, 9% of men and 11% of women

rm_shannee2006 52F
3355 posts
7/6/2006 3:26 pm

Interesting post Mav. I would have said Marion, Little John, Robin Hood and the Sherrif. I certainly do question the validity of many social norms/values and I do expect to be happy and I do have high standards...though I don't have many expectations of my lovers. I expect only honesty, keeping your word, safe sex practices or fluid monogamy and treating me with deep respect. My standards are very high though...I need a very deep personality, a great sense of humor...Not just a fuck buddy.

Yup...this juiciness is from me....

S


maverick1255 replies on 7/6/2006 6:18 pm:
Maid Marion, Little John, Robin Hood, The Sheriff
We would expect you to be a happy, well-balanced person who likes people and is liked by others. You question whether many conventional views on morality are valid under all circumstances.

Men: Do we detect a sense of chivalry and idealism under the sophistication?

Women: You will expect high standards from the men to whom you give your love.

This combination represents 13% of total, 13% of men and 12% of women

Hmmm, sounds accurate.

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