Friday, December 11, 2009

"I'm a Night Owl Calvinist" and The Charting of Random Persona Facts

Based on a public conversation I had online through Twitter last night with @iamchanelle, @BenJammin noted that both of us were late-night people and Calvinists—or at least he assumed we were since we both go to churches that hold to Reformed doctrine.

(By the way, for all you non-Twitter users, the "@" symbol simply denotes a user name. For instance my username on Twitter is @jerrythepunkrat and so when people converse with me through Twitter they use that name for me. But I digress. That's another post for another time..."What's Twitter? or How to Waste Your Life.")

Anyways, back to the story. Ben's response got me thinking about how I might chart these two random persona characteristics: that I prefer to stay up late (and not get up early) and that I believe in much of the Reformed doctrine promoted by John Calvin.

So I charted two axes, one for sleeping preference (Early Bird vs. Night Owl) and one for theological doctrine (Jacobus Arminius vs. John Calvin).

Here's the result:

Clever? Maybe. Useful? Not really. Regardless I think I may try to do more of these charts looking at the intersection of seemingly random characteristics and personae.

Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas for my next chart. I'd love to hear from you!


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