New Quiz: The Rock-Paper-Scissors Test

symbols for rock, paper, and scissors

What do you choose: rock, paper, or scissors? And what does it say about you?

Have you ever played rock-paper-scissors? For those of you who may not be familiar with the game, it’s a simple way to determine a winner in a short amount of time. Each player makes a hand signal signifying rock, paper, or scissors at the exact same time. If both players make the same signal, that round is a tie. However, if the signals are different, then someone wins the game. In a game with rock and scissors, rock wins because rock crushes scissors. In a game with scissors and paper, scissors win because scissors cut paper.  In a game with paper and rock, paper wins, because paper covers rock.

Whew! Now that everyone is caught up to speed on rock-paper-scissors, let’s talk strategy. I know that everyone has one, and some are better than others. I’m typically pretty terrible at rock-paper-scissors because I’m easily psyched out, but I have found that the best strategy is to try to do whatever the other player last did. It tends to psych people out. I actually read that the best strategy for rock-paper-scissors may be to play it with your eyes closed, so you’re not influenced by what the other player is doing. Crazy!

No matter what you decide for how you play rock-paper-scissors, you have to start with a certain choice… and that can be difficult if you don’t know how the other person plays. It turns out that many people think your personality has a lot to do with if you choose rock, paper, or scissors. Do you agree? Take The Rock-Paper-Scissors Test. Does your result fit you?

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Rock-Paper-Scissors Test? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like playing rock-paper-scissors? Why or why not?
  3. Do you have an a rock-paper-scissors strategy? Or do you just do it randomly?
  4. Take Are You Rock, Paper, or Scissors? What do you think of your result?

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What do you think?

11 thoughts on “New Quiz: The Rock-Paper-Scissors Test

  1. Heather Moritz

    1. You Are Calculating. Hmm..I think I’m too obvious when playing games, but I’ve tried to be sneaky before haha. I’d definitely want an interesting job rather than tons of money
    2. I haven’t played it in ages, but it was fun as a kid
    3. Turn my back or maybe close my eyes..then you can’t see what the other person’s doing haha
    4. You Are Scissors. That..sounds scary D:

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    1. kari Post author

      I totally agree about an interesting job vs a well paying one. I have noticed that people who get high paying jobs tend to feel a bit stuck in them once they get used to a certain standard of living.

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  2. kari Post author

    What do you get on The Rock-Paper-Scissors Test? Is it true for you?

    Paper – easygoing. I think that’s true as much as it’s my “game face” to the world.

    Do you like playing rock-paper-scissors? Why or why not?

    No, it makes me tense! See, I’m not easygoing.

    Do you have an a rock-paper-scissors strategy? Or do you just do it randomly?

    I try to not overthink it, but of course I still do.

    Take Are You Rock, Paper, or Scissors? What do you think of your result?

    Scissors. I think that describes me well 🙂

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  3. Melissa Russell

    1. Aggressive (rock). I’m not really very competitive. Unless its something I already know I’m very good at; I do like to win. I don’t enjoy being tested though. It gives me anxiety. And money does kind of mean freedom to me.
    2. I don’t mind playing it if the stakes are trivial but it IS chance and that can be frustrating. (Not getting my way because of chance…lol)
    3. I have no strategy. Just trying to tap into intuition and not thinking too much or second guessing.
    4. Scissors. Ouch! I’m probably more like a pair of dull kindegarten scissors.

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    1. kari Post author

      Hahaha! Being tested makes me nervous too. Like you, I only like competitions when I’m good at something. I am one of those people with a loooong learning curve, so competing at something new is terrifying.

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  4. Alyssa

    You Are Easygoing

    When you play, you don’t play to win. You play to have a good time and relieve stress.
    You are never a sore loser, and you don’t brag about any wins you rack up. You have excellent sportsmanship.

    You are most likely to succeed in a career that is more intellectual and merit based. You need to be rewarded for your talents.
    You don’t like to play politics or even think about the social aspect of things much. You rather perfect your craft.

    Money is not the only thing you’re looking for in a job, although you may need it to pay off all your school expenses.
    Luckily for you, you tend to do well at whatever you choose to do, so the money comes naturally!

    🙂 , pretty true, I guess! I’ve never liked that game, because I have this bad habit of ALWAYS choosing paper, which has made me a little too predictable when it has come to rock, paper, scissors, sigh 😛

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