Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Personality Soup

I was inspired to do this after I saw Anna @ Defiant Success complete her own 'Personality Soup'. It involves revealing which film characters have tints of your personality. It is actually quite hard. Here are the quite sloppy results I came up with:

He's not a specific character, but I have been told I look a little bit like Adrien Brody.

I possess the same somewhat naive values about love as Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) from 500 Days of Summer. In fact, I am yet to find a movie character so similar to myself.

I am a self-confessed cinephile the same way that Rob Gordon (John Cusack) from High Fidelity is an audiophile.

I gathered that Stan Fink (Mark Ruffalo) from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a cool, down-to-earth, and genuinely nice guy who always tried to do the right thing by everyone. I like to think I am the same.

Yes, I have a little bit too much Larry David for my liking, but his influence on my personality is very evident.

So there you go. Which characters make up your personality? 


  1. You sound like a very awesome person! Especially since you are similar to good old Tom Hansen...

    I don't even know what movie characters I'm like. Okay, the most similar to me is probably Jenny from An Education. I'll probably do a post like this in the near future, so I'll think some more before then.

  2. Cusack in "High Fidelity" suits me.

    I don't see the Larry David in you.

    I'm not sure what characters I embody. I have a lot of Woody Allen in me, though.

  3. I have seen this around a few blogs now, and I can't really think of characters that resemble myself. It's quite odd. I mean, there are characters and films I can connect to, but I don't think there are any characters that are actually 'like me'. Maybe Mike from My Own Private Idaho, but then when I think about it, we're not that a like.

    I think I am more like the guys than the girls for some reason when it comes to films, (and probably in real life if I am honest.)

    And Tom Hansen's ideals of love are so innocent, but commendable. A lot of people are big old cynics when it comes to that dreaded L word (myself included, but for good reason I'd like to think.)

  4. @ Stevee - Thanks. I don't know about that. It didn't work out spectacularly for Tom Hansen haha. This is a pretty sloppy collaboration to be honest. I needed a post :-p

    @ Sam - I definitely have Larry. So many everyday peculiarities bug me. I just never say anything. I see the Woody Allen. A bit.

    @ Cherokee - Yeah, I have the same ideals as Tom, which is why I really responded to his character. As for the others, Cusack's character is there because he is a huge music nerd, and i'm a film nerd to the same extent. And I just like Rufallo's characters, and Stan Fink is my favourite. I like to think I'm a little bit like him. It's a difficult little challenge, this one.

  5. Great post. I don't think I would be able to make one about myself. Thumbs up for beating this challenge!

  6. Nicely done. A good mixture, if you ask me, and looking like Adrien Brody isn't such a bad thing. I also now have no choice but to do this too.

  7. Thanks Lesya and Nicholas!

    I had never thought about which characters closely adopt my personality, so I was intrigued. It was certainly interesting. Look forward to checking out yours Nicholas.

  8. Great picks! I did LOL at Larry David though haha. I got to do this at some point too : - )

  9. Thanks Anna.

    Larry David...what a man. Haha.