Brandon Cocard is an enigma. To meet him off the snow, one is led to believe that he is a mild mannered, gentle soul. Yet once Cocard buckles in, a different being emerges, one who is hell-bent on getting aggro in the alpine. So which is the real Brandon Cocard? I turned to an actual Human Resources personality quiz to help me solve this mystery.
When do you feel your best?
A. In the morning.
B. During the afternoon and early evening.
C. Late at night.
"During the afternoon and early evening, 'cause lunch and dinner are too involved. Two very important meals of the day in that time period."
You usually walk…
A. Fairly fast, with long steps.
B. Fairly fast, with short, quick steps.
C. Less fast, head up, looking the world in the face.
D. Less fast, head down.
E. Very slowly.
"Less fast with my head up saying 'Wussup world! Let's party!'"
When talking to people, you…
A. Stand with your arms folded.
B. Have your hands clasped.
C. Have one or both of your hands on your hips.
D. Touch or push the person to whom you are talking to.
E. Play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair.
"I think I talk with my hands on my hips but I've never paid attention to that."
When something really amuses you, you react with…
A. A big, appreciative laugh.
B. A laugh, but not a loud one.
C. A quiet chuckle.
D. A sheepish smile.
"It's hard to make me laugh, but when I do it comes out loud and very involuntary."
When you go to a party or social gathering, you…
A. Make a loud entrance so everyone notices you.
B. Make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know.
C. Make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed.
"It depends on the gathering, and how many road sodas I've had beforehand. I guess I usually enter pretty modestly. Go figure. This test is weird."
Which of the following colors do you like most?
A. Red, B. Black, C. Yellow, D. Green,
E. Purple, F. White, G. Brown.
"Dark blue or purple. However, I've been told I look great in burgundy."
You often dream that you are…
B. Fighting or struggling.
C. Searching for something or somebody.
D. Flying or floating.
E. You usually have dreamless sleep.
F. Your dreams are always pleasant.
"Falling! Most of the time I have dreams that I eat serious beef on my board and I flinch really fast and wake up."
Based on these answers, this survey claims that others see Brandon as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. He is also viewed as clever, gifted, talented, and modest, but under certain circumstances he'll go mental on jibs, jumps and anything else that gets in his way.
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This content was originally published in SNOWBOARDER’s October 2009 issue.