Hey guys! A lot of people have suddenly started talking about my system of assigning a numerical yin/yang score based on your answers to the Kibbe test. There's a lot of confusion and questions, so rather than chatting about it in other people's threads, let's talk about it here! So, without further ado, here's how it's working right now.
First, take the test and record your answers. If you are trying to determine your type based on what Kibbe says, you will likely tally up how many of which response type (i.e. a,b,c,d, & e) you had anyhow, so this extra step to find your score is fairly minor. Basically, it goes like this:
For each A response, add 0
For each B response, add 1
For each C response, add 2
For each D response, add 3.5
For each E response, add 4
The scoring therefore goes between 0 (All A responses) and 64 (All E responses), and not 0 and 100. A number of people have asked why 3.5 instead of my original 3, but in my opinion it is necessary to account for the fact that people who scored a lot of Ds were coming out with too low a score even though they were clearly quite yin. And also, all D's is not a type. To give and idea of the scale, we'll imagine 5 perfect tests in which the test take receives all A, all B, all C, all E, or perfectly split between A and E.
Clearly, the placement of the mixed types is a subject for debate. I have a rough plot of how I think they end up laying out, but will perhaps save discussion of that for a little later. Keep in mind, your score is a product of how you answered the test, so it's really important to get other opinions and such when you take the test and try to make sure your responses are accurate. In some matters it may be subjective to make the call between one response and another, but a few skewed answers should not upset the score too much (especially since it's unlikely most people are going to mistake say, an a response with an e response).
Of course, this is all conjecture at this point. I have been giving people I test on the forum (and my friends!) scores to keep track of how well it's working. If you guys want to post your scores and what you've decided your Kibbegory is (or what types your considering if you haven't decided) that would be excellent for my scientific research! Thanks for playing along!
Edit: I went through the scoring section in metamorphosis and tried to assign scores to *all* the types and then made a line graph.