Break the Chain Dalai Lama-dama-ding-dong

Exclusive (5/1/2002) Everybody knows the Dalai Lama is famous for his personality tests, right? This is another example of someone trying to make a lame chain letter more interesting by attributing it to a well-known figure. Too bad it didn't work.

SAMPLE CHAIN LETTER TEXT

Subject: Dalai Lama Personality Test

The Dalai Lama said read it to see if it works for you.

PERSONALITY TEST

Very interesting. Just 4 questions and the answers will surprise you....

Do not cheat by looking up the answers. The mind is like a parachute it works best when it is opened.

This is fun to do, but you have to follow the instructions very closely.

Do not cheat. MAKE A WISH BEFORE BEGINNING THE TEST!!

¡Warning! Answer the questions as you go along..

There are only four questions and if you see them all before finishing you will not have honest results. Go down slowly and do each exercise as you scroll down. Don’t look ahead.

Get pencil and paper to write your answers as you go along.. You will need it at the end.

This is an honest questionnaire, which will tell you a lot about your true self..

 

Put the following 5 animals in the order of your preference.

Cow
Tiger
Sheep
Horse
Pig

Write one word that describes each one of the following:

a. Dog
b. Cat
c. Rat
d. Coffee
e. Sea

Think of someone (who also knows you and is important to you) that you can relate them to the following colors. (Please do not repeat your answer twice. Name just one person for each color.)

a. Yellow
b. Orange
c. Red
d. White
e. Green

Finally, write down your favorite number and your favorite day of the week..

¿Finished? Please be sure that your answers are what you REALLY feel...

 

Last chance...

Look at the interpretations below:

But first before continuing, repeat your wish.

This will define your priorities in your life.

Cow: signifies CAREER
Tiger Signifies PRIDE
Sheep Signifies LOVE
Horse Signifies FAMILY
Pig Signifies MONEY

Your description of dog implies YOUR OWN PERSONALITY.
Your description of cat implies the personality of your partner.
Your description of rat implies the personality of your enemies.
Your description of coffee is how you interpret Sex.
Your description of the Sea implies your own life.

Yellow- Someone you will never forget
Orange- Someone you consider your true friend.
Red- Someone that you really love.
White- Your twin soul
Green- Someone that you will remember for the rest of your life.

You have to send this message to as many persons as your favorite number and your wish will come true on the day that you put.

This is what the Dalai Lama has said about the millennium - just take a few seconds to read it and think.

Do not put away this message, the mantra will come out from your hands in the next 96 hours. You will have a very pleasant surprise. This is true, even if you are not superstitious.

SEND THIS E-MAIL MANTRA TO AT LEAST FIVE PERSONS AND YOUR LIFE WILL IMPROVE.

0-4 persons: Your life will improve slightly.
5-9 persons: Your life will improve to your liking.
9-14 persons: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next three weeks.
15 or more persons: Your life will improve drastically and all that you have always dreamed will take shape.

"If at any time you do not receive the smile you were expecting, be generous and give that person a smile. Because nobody has as much necessity of a smile than the person that does not know how to smile at others."

END CHAIN LETTER TEXT

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It is unlikely that the venerable Dalai Lama would concern himself with cheesy "personality tests," like this one. It's also unlikely that he would wish you good fortune, but only if you forward the message. In fact, the latter part of this message bears a striking resemblance to the Dalai Lama's Advice on the Millennium. Though I don't know for sure which chain borrowed from the other, I would give the other one much more clout than this one - and we know for a fact it isn't true. I think it's safe to extend that to say this one belongs in the "fiction" section as well.

Some versions of this chain omit the Dalai Lama reference. However, the "test" is not a measure of personality recognized by any psychological authority. Much like horoscopes, "tests" like this one appeal to us because they seem to be based on common sense and their vague statements allow us to interpret them in a way that confirms what we already feel about ourselves. The results are neither clear nor compelling and are not based on any valid research or theory. Break this Chain!

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