How tolerant are you?

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Becky - posted on 01/22/2011

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I scored a 25. I don't think that not marrying someone who would force you to change your faith makes you intolerant, I think it makes you strong in your faith. Forcing someone to change their faith in order to marry you makes the forcer intolerant, not the forcee!

Kate CP - posted on 01/22/2011

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This was about religious tolerance...not really general tolerance.

Tine - posted on 01/24/2011

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I read this but didn't complete it. the word 'tolerate' means 'to put up with', and a person who 'puts up with' has come to mean a person who is 'good'. We have been bashed about the head with the concept of 'tolerance' for so long that we have forgotten what it really means.

To me being discriminating is actually important, making decisions, judgements, is vital to every one of us, and discrimination in it's proper sense, that of making informed choices and judgements, has NOTHING to do with racism or unkindness to others.

I take people for who they are, not what religion or culture they hail from. I try to use my intelligence to discern whether a person is kind, sensible, thoughtful and considerate, and a whole lot of other things that I value, rather than jumping to conclusions. I make discriminating and informed judgements about things I feel to be wrong (such as the Chinese government's treatment of Tibetans and of it's own people such as the Falun Gong for example), but it would be just as ludicrous to judge each Chinese person for the actions of thier government as it wouls be to judge me by the actions of the Australian government.

The survey seems trite and ridiculous to me...

Jenny - posted on 01/22/2011

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I got a 24. It kind of bugged me that the quiz assumes you have a religion in the first place.

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Sherri - posted on 01/25/2011

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I scored a 21. Actually surprised, not because I am not open and welcoming to others but only because we do not live a diverse area where I live we are 97% White, 2% Asian, 1% Hispanic.

LaCi - posted on 01/25/2011

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23. I'm not dating anyone who requires me to go to church(et al), because of the subsequent issue: definitely not marrying anyone who expects me to convert to their religion :p fuck all that jazz. Two against me there. :)

Desiree - posted on 01/24/2011

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26 but living in South Africa I can't afford to be closed minded, There are enough of those people in the world.

Katherine - posted on 01/24/2011

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It's not a very accurate representation of tolerance is it Tine?
No matter, my post was to see how tolerant people thought they were. I wanted a quiz to sort of show that and then I wanted some responses. Which I got.

Kim - posted on 01/23/2011

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I got a 22. I don't like people that push their beliefs, religious or political, at me or others. Otherwise I don't really care what their beliefs are as long as they are nice people who I want to spend time with or get to know.

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I got a 26. I agree that the quiz is flawed. For one thing, it assumes that everyone claims a religion or faith. Some of the answers should have been "it doesn't matter". On some of them, my answers weren't quite accurate because none of them were how I really feel, just had to pick the closest one.

All in all though, I think I am a very tolerant person. Race, religion, politics, none of it sways my decision to get to know someone or to remain friends with someone. One of my good friends is a....a......a....Republican! OH NO! LOL

I will say this though, something I don't like about where I live now. Being raised in Central and South Florida, I have always been exposed to people of different races and religions. You want to see a good slice of what a melting pot looks like, go visit Miami for a week. You WILL see it all. Now, I live in a very teeny, tiny town in upstate NY and it's not that I've run into any racists here, it's just that I miss the cultural diversity! The majority (probably 98%) of the people around here, in this town at least, are white. Not that there's anything wrong with being white....but I miss the mix. And I also wonder how I will teach my son to respect and appreciate people of all races, if all he ever sees is one.

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23, I think i am fairly tolerant. The airport question got me because i doubt i would even think twice if it happened.

Stifler's - posted on 01/22/2011

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I didn't actually agree with any of the answers for some of them and some sounded like the same thing worded a different way.

Bonnie - posted on 01/22/2011

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I scored 23. I don't necessarily agree that the quiz fully detects how tolerant a person is in real life. For example, I am far from big on politics, so those types of questions should really have no bearing on how tolerant I am.

~Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2011

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Kati - you probably scored lower because the person that designed the quiz has facial tattoos.
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Nicole - posted on 01/22/2011

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I got 25
"You are Friendly but Cautious. You are receptive to people of other backgrounds and happy to get to know them. Like many others, you are also wary of other people's religious or cultural practices interfering with your life."

Krista - posted on 01/22/2011

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haha, I wish I had this for my debate last night... Turns out I am more tolerant than most of them lol

Note: there were no questions about fat people.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/22/2011

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You are Naturally Open-Minded. You are extremely open to getting to know people of different cultures and religious backgrounds. Not only are you interested in meeting people who are different from you, you actively seek out opportunities to learn about and experience new cultures, ideas, and faiths.

Amie - posted on 01/22/2011

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I got a 26. It's really not surprising to me. I live in a diverse area. From religion to race to cultural differences, a lot of it is here and a lot of it is in our neighborhood.

If I wasn't open minded, I'd have a really hard time leaving my house. LOL Like the racist neighbors I have next door. =/ Quite the pair those two are. Ugh.

Melissa - posted on 01/22/2011

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I got a 26!



haha, I wish I had this for my debate last night... Turns out I am more tolerant than most of them lol

Krista - posted on 01/22/2011

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I got a 23. I support people's right to their faith, but I would have no interest in being in a relationship with someone in an extreme, proselytization-heavy type of religion. It's nothing against them -- I just know it wouldn't work out.

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I got 25. I consider myself pretty tolerant. I know I have some prejudices (from experience, not brainwashing from others - I was honestly not very racist before I moved to a large diverse city, but now I find that I am twards certain people...).

Cassie - posted on 01/22/2011

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I scored a 27 although I agree that on some, I just had to pick the best of the choices but it wasn't necessarily a completely accurate reflection of my beliefs on tolerance.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/22/2011

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28, personnality is what determines how I feel about someone.

Lucy - posted on 01/22/2011

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26. I think a few of the questions didn't have exactly the answer I wanted to give though!

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I got a 26, the religion questions kind of messed me up though. It should have a "religion and politics don't matter" bubble to select.

ME - posted on 01/22/2011

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23...but I'm not sure that this quiz is a good reflection of actual tolerance...

Tara - posted on 01/22/2011

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I scored a 25.
The religion questions through me, cause I am not religious and would likely not marry someone who was religious.

Jodi - posted on 01/22/2011

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I scored a 24. Some of them I really didn't necessarily agree totally with ANY of the answers, but chose the best one possible......I do consider myself tolerant, but don't see why I should go out of my way for a single individual who has different views when trying to accommodate a number of people.

Jenn - posted on 01/22/2011

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I scored a 25. I would like to say that there was one question I didn't like any of the answers to and wish there had been another option. The one about the man at the airport - I would have answered "I wouldn't have thought anything of it and likely wouldn't have really noticed".

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I scored a 22. I'm fairly tolerant of most people and things, but like most women it depends on what time of the month it is ;-)

Joanna - posted on 01/22/2011

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I got a 25. Pretty hard not to be tolerant when you live in a melting pot though. Only people I don't tolerate are hateful and ignorant, and their race/religion/etc has nothing to do with that.

Katherine - posted on 01/22/2011

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And just based on some of those questions (if you don't want to do the quiz) do you consider yourself tolerant?

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