Diagnosing the A of O

Each of us discovers the significance of Orphan in our own way. If you look with an open mind, you will see the overabundance and superfluity with which the power of the Orphan is resonant in your everyday life.

Questionnaire

Answer the following series of questions to evaluate how the Agency of the Orphan affects you.

Have you ever experienced neglect or abandonment?

  • NO
  • YES
  • A GREAT DEAL OF IT

Do you consider yourself to be an Individual?

  • YES
  • NO
  • STILL ASPIRING TO BECOME ONE

Do you dream of an autonomous existence, un-tethered to the responsibilities, needs, expectations and influence of others?

  • ON VERY RARE OCCASION
  • FREQUENTLY
  • THIS IS MY LIFE QUEST

Have you found yourself seeking to engage in social acceptance and adaptation while simultaneously embarking on the pursuit of individualism?

  • NO
  • YES
  • COMPULSIVELY SO

Do you experience desire?

  • NEVER
  • SOMETIMES
  • ALWAYS

At any point in your life, have you found yourself having difficulty distinguishing between real people and fictionalized characters?

  • NO
  • NOT ENOUGH TO COMMENT
  • YES

Do thoughts of 19th century England trigger sentimental musings for your imagination?

  • NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST
  • I HAVE PRECISELY THE OPPOSITE REACTION
  • EVERY TIME I HEAR A BRITISH ACCENT (PARTICULARY THAT OF A CHILD) I AM GLEEFULLY TRANSPORTED TO A DICKENSIAN REVERIE

How many orphan characters can you think of off the top of your head?

  • ZERO – TWO
  • THREE – EIGHT
  • NINE – FIFTEEN

How many of these characters were significant or meaningful to you at some point in your childhood?

  • ZERO – TWO
  • THREE – EIGHT
  • NINE – FIFTEEN

How many of these characters are still meaningful or significant? (We define meaningful here by even the slightest knot of nostalgia fleetingly caught in your throat.)

  • ZERO – TWO
  • THREE – EIGHT
  • NINE – FIFTEEN

Can you identify personality traits or aspects of your life currently that may have been influenced by your affection for/ admiration of one of these characters?

  • NOT APPLICABLE
  • NO
  • YES

Of the above characters were any of them of a different gender than the one you identified yourself with as a child?

  • NOT APPLICABLE
  • NO
  • YES

Of the above characters were any of them of a different gender than the one you identify yourself with currently?

  • NOT APPLICABLE
  • NO
  • YES

Have you ever considered the possibility that your parents are not biologically your own?

  • NOT APPLICABLE
  • NO
  • YES

Have you ever harbored a desire to make this possibility come true?

  • NOT APPLICABLE
  • NO
  • YES



QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS

Add up your answers to measure the degree to which you experience the Agency of the Orphan

IF YOU TALLIED    THEN YOU ARE
16-27 barely suffering from the A of O
28-38 moderately affected by the A of O
39-48 indefatigably caught in the throes of the A of O

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Diagnosing the A of O