Greek Loves Test
The Ancient Greeks recognized different types of love: Bestowal, duty, union, and ascent. Though we all have different hopes and desires, wishes and dreams that we hope to experience through love, modern culture nevertheless tends to speak of love as if it were just one thing. Hence, a paradox of the modern age is that while our culture may at times seem to concern itself with little besides love, the way that it depicts love is nevertheless profoundly one-sided. To this end, it might be helpful to go back to the Greeks in order to clarify one's preferences and personal dispositions in love.
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Even in relations where my partner contributes significantly less than I do, I can't help but go on giving of myself and helping them out - to me that's what love is.
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Ours is one of the few free tests that is subjected to statistical controls and validation. Even so, please keep in mind that tests are merely indicators - a first peek at the system to get you started.
Though several authors and philosophers have proposed their own typologies of Greek Loves, our test follows the work of Irving Singer, professor of philosophy at MIT, and his masterpiece 'The Nature of Love: Plato to Luther' (Random House 1966). As argued in our articles on the Greek Loves, Singer's conception of the Greek Loves is closer to that of Greeks like Plato and Aristotle than the ones espoused by C.S. Lewis, Erich Fromm, and the like.
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As the publishers of this free online Greek Loves test that allows you to discover your Greek Love according to the typology of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, and Irving Singer, we have endeavored to make this free online Greek Loves test as reliable, accurate, and complete as possible.
Like the "official" tests such as the MBTI test (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® MBTI), the Jung Type Indicator, the NEO PI-R, and other such professional, accurate instruments, our free online test is subjected to statistical controls and validation in order to make the results as accurate as possible.
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Why Use This Test?
1. Free. This free online personality test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your personality scores on the four Greek love styles of agape, nomos, philia, and eros.
2. First of its kind. Our free Greek Loves test has been developed to help you determine your preferred love style in the classical dichotomy of Ancient Greek romantic relations. Ours is also the first test to put the lifelong scholarly efforts of the American philosopher Irving Singer to use in personality testing.
3. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.
4. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online personality test are certified in the use of different personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.