Nov 15, 2014  •  In Geek, Personal, Science, Web

I Am Vincent van Beethoven

I’ve already shared this on Facebook and Twitter, but I found it so fascinating that I need to blog about it too!

Map Your Mind is an online quiz created by GE neuroscientists and BrainMic which tells you which famous people’s brains are most like your own.


I know all personality tests — especially online ones! — should be taken with a grain of salt, but I was thoroughly impressed by this quiz’s design, interactive interface, research, and the accuracy of the results from just 12 questions. The fact that each answer was accompanied by a short neuro-psychoanalysis totally gave me geekasms too. 😉

According to Map Your Mind, I am a #brainchild of Vincent van Gogh and Ludwig van Beethoven (hence the title of this post).


In case you’re having trouble reading that, it says:

You get your introverted side from both Vincent van Gogh and Ludwig van Beethoven, which proves successful artists and entertainers can be introverts too.

Your energy comes from Ludwig van Beethoven, the prodigious German composer and pianist whose influence on music is immeasurable.

You get your perfectionist, moody side from Vincent van Gogh, the influential Post-Impressionist painter whose eye for even the smallest detail made him one of the most successful artists in the world.

Which is pretty damn accurate, if I do say so myself!

Go on and take the test, and share your results with me in the comments section. Is your assessment accurate?

Stay tuned for a HUGE giveaway Monday!  🙂  :mrgreen:  😎  😉 

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5 Responses to “I Am Vincent van Beethoven”

  1. Karen says:

    I got the same result. I don’t know if I’d consider myself a perfectionist. Moody…probably LOL Introvert, yes.

  2. Sour Grapes says:

    I got Abraham Dickinson
    “You’re a true introvert who takes your work very seriously. You get both your introversion and conscientiousness from Emily Dickinson, the über-talented but reclusive 19th-century poet, and Abraham Lincoln, the revered, 16th President of the United States who led the U.S. through the Civil War and ultimately abolished slavery.

    Your rational, math-minded traits come from Abraham Lincoln, and you get your anxious habits come from Emily Dickinson. If you harness your traits to work for and not against you, your drive and focus will outlast your peers’.”

    I guess I am quite rational and introverted, but I am not sure that those are my only personality traits. I felt like some of the questions did not give me an option to choose something I would do in a given situation, e.g. I would never waste 8 hours of my life on getting an overhyped smartphone (or anything else for that matter).

    • Joyce says:

      Hey Sour Grapes, we could be friends! But hang on, we’re introverted so let’s just meet here and retreat back into our shells. Totally agree with you that queueing for 8 hours just to get something is a complete waste of time!

  3. Allison says:

    I got Michelangelo Lincoln, which is quite spot-on for me. 🙂

    You’re a pure optimistic who highly values confidence in yourself and others, and have an attention to detail that sets you apart from other dreamers. You get both of these qualities from Abraham Lincoln, the revered, 16th President of the United States who led the U.S. through the Civil War and ultimately abolished slavery. You’re also full of curiosity, energy and imagination; you get these traits from Michelangelo, the Renaissance-era Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer.

    Your confidence, optimism and focus might make you intimidating to be around, but for those who can handle it, your personality is contagious.

    • bruce says:

      I got the same as Allison, which must go to show I don’t exhibit my internal mind with the outside world. Guess I’m not as shy as I am.

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