1) Generally, I positively associate with the idea of being a part of something larger than myself. Though I may find it either overwhelming, because of my astute awareness of what lies beyond my own interests, or inspiring.
2: I've tried to become involved and feel a sense of belonging by getting involved in groups and volunteering and stuff. It never works out. I just don't feel any sense of personal satisfaction or inspiration just from being a part of something bigger. I'd rather not think about it at all.
2) I am very aware of the impact my decision will have on others and can be quite attuned to their reactions and needs. I read people well.
3: I'm not as good at this as I thought I was. While I generally try to be considerate and make sure that my actions don't cause people unnecessary distress, I sometimes end up acting impulsively or at inopportune moments and people react in unforeseen ways to it.
3) Being recognized or valued by my peers or community, for my contributions, is important to me.
3: Yes, professional success and recognition are important to me. However, this is more because recognition will get me places and open up more opportunities. Also, if you're very good at what you do, people are less likely to question you and will probably leave you alone in other aspects of your life. This is very appealing to me.
4) I tend to have strong opinions on social change and/or social constructs and trends.
3: I'm committed to a couple of causes, but my emotional investment stems largely from my personal life experiences. I have strong reactions to specific situations and events, but when things get too broad or impersonal, I lose the will to care.
5) I am aware of not only my own relationships, but also power structures and the nature of bonds between other people. I have a deep understanding of interconnectedness between groups and people who comprise them. In other words, I am good at perceiving the many facets of how a group works within its context and outside of it. I easily pick up on how I fit into the social hierarchy, whether or not I approve of it.
2: I don't really understand this question. I mean, I get what it's saying but I don't know how adept I am at it myself. I'll assume I'm a little worse than average.
6) I am socially aware, but I can also be reserved and socially distant.
2: I'm socially unaware AND reserved and distant. I'm better than I used to be though.
7) If I gravitate towards group (s)/institution (s)/gathering(s)of my choosing, I can be quite involved with championing the values and goals of this grouping.
1: I gravitate towards individuals of my choosing. Group affiliations, if any, are incidental. The only values and goals I really champion are my own. I'm shockingly selfish in a lot of ways.
8) I tend to keep track of current events, even when not required to for my career performance.
2: Only when I'm bored, I guess. I'm far less well-informed than people assume I am.
9) At my worst I am either strongly conformist or excessively anti-society/counter culture. At my best, my relationships with others are ones of healthy interdependence, and I may be inclined to strong individual leadership or display deep commitment in establishing teamwork and collaboration.
0 on the first part of the question, 4 on the second. I think healthy interdependence is key to a successful relationship. About a 2 on the third part. I guess that all averages out to 2? This question is muddled because it's asking too many things and they're not all that strongly related to one another.
10) "no man is an island." Everything is part of an interconnected web, like it or not.
4: I do actually believe this is true.
Total score: 24
1) I am acutely aware of my physical safety (though sometimes I will choose to do something dangerous anyway)
5: Oh lord, yes. Back when I didn't have life insurance, I used to think how much it would suck to get in an accident each time I crossed the street. I was super careful. I also occasionally go the other extreme and do spectacularly stupid shit when I'm bored or dissatisfied.
2) when I go to a party, I immediately notice the temperature, the smells and where the food is.
4: Yes, I'm sensitive to atmosphere and ambience.
3) I am very health conscious
2: Not really. I've enjoyed good health all my life and pretty much taken it for granted.
4) financial/career, physical and/or romantic security are very important to me
5: Yes, the more security I have on these fronts, the more free I feel to explore.
5) if I have an injury or a health related problem, I typically notice quickly
3: I notice it but I value fortitude so I do tend to grit my teeth and push through it if I can.
6) I tend to save a decent amount of my money.
3: Kind of middle of the road here. I'm not a longterm saver but I'm not at all extravagant in my spending habits either.
7) Predictability is important to me. the sooner I can know about things in advance, the better. 3: Some predictability is nice. I don't deal well with too much uncertainty, and too many options/unrealized possibilities make me nervous. A little bit of chance and randomness keeps things fresh and interesting so I wouldn't give up on that either.
8) when I'm under stress, things like health, finances, hygiene or other things that I normally stay on top of start to slip, sometimes severely.
4: I'm usually good at keeping on top of all these things except when I'm depressed. I start sucking at them when I'm depressed.
9) I'm acutely aware of cause and effect, particularly when the potential consequences are dire. if my friends listened to me more, they'd end up making a lot less stupid mistakes.
5: I'm at least a minor noble of House I-Told-You-So.
10) physical comfort is important to me. I can get distracted by things like uncomfortable seats, high humidity or bodily pain when I'm trying to enjoy time with my friends.
3: I'm sensitive to this to some degree, like, I'm picky about things like video and sound quality when watching movies and I don't like funky smells where they don't belong, like at restaurants. However, as I said before, I value fortitude, so if I'm doing something really engaging or worthwhile, I'll tend to push through minor physical discomforts. Context is important.
Total score: 37
1) I have an addictive personality.
4: This is much more true than I would like it to be. I'm good at going cold turkey without warning but it doesn't always last. :/
2) "if it's not worth doing in excess, it's not worth doing at all"
3: This is true of some things in my life but there are plenty of others that I currently enjoy but would come to dislike if consumed in excess. Like reality TV, for instance.
3) people generally think I'm "too much". in lots of situations, I feel like it's expected of me to tone myself down considerably (which I will either refuse to do or do so begrudgingly)
2: The only times I've felt this way was when I had an angry and emotional reaction to a violation of personal space or values and people thought I was overreacting. I don't think of myself as unusually polarizing.
4) my energy is either "on" or "off". when I'm in the presence of someone who I vibe with my mind does an internal "YES! FINALLY!" and I try to start a conversation with that person
4: I do have a switch and some people (very few people!) turn it on.
5) I can be obsessive with my love interests. I am either clingy or have to try very hard not to be.
3: Limerence makes it hard to eat, sleep, breathe, or do anything but focus obsessively on the object of interest. I do tend to push for resolution though and deep emotional connections feel richer but much calmer to me. High seas versus shoreside tsunamis, essentially.
6) I feel like a part of me is missing and am looking for someone to complete me. at times, this creates a raw sort of longing that can lead to emotional volatility.
4: I used to feel this way when I was single. I was very ashamed of it and would never have admitted it to anyone, hahaha.
7) I have strong impulses (particularly with regards to relationships). I frequently wish I didn't have to be so damn careful
3: I'm usually good at keeping myself out of serious trouble, which is nice, but I know I'm a little too cautious sometimes and wish I could let go more easily.
8) if I'm not in a relationship, I feel old. I don't know how it's possible for people to be happy without passionate intimacy, because being without it makes me feel dead.
4: Yes, exchange of sexual energy makes me feel youthful and vibrant and alive.
9) I only feel alive when indulging my passions. sometimes this causes me to neglect other areas of my life.
4: Yes, I can be obsessive about my interests and other areas of my life do tend to fall into disarray when this happens.
10) people either love me or hate me, but either way, my personality grabs attention, whether I want it to or not.
2: As I've said before, I don't think I'm a polarizing person. This may have been different in middle/high school when plenty of people either loved me or thought I was a raging bitch, but I've mellowed out a lot over the years.
Total score: 33