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    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Yours was a very difficult case. Almost every line contradicted another line within the same paragraph. One line will lead me to believe that you lived though some terrible situation, and then one a few lines later will indicate the opposite. One line will lead me to believe that you had an overly structured childhood; the next line will say that you had total freedom. Im not sure what to make of this?
    I would say this is because my life had very large ups and downs; for example when I was younger I was restricted and overly structured, but now I have my own space and freedom. Sorry for the difficult case




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    There are a fair number of things in the room, so you have a fair number of memories of your childhood.
    I'm still in a childhood phase I think, Adolsecent/Adult nearby..

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    The fact that you have a skyscraper view may indicate that you had a desire for prestige, recognition from peers, or to rub the noses of people you dont like in your success.
    Yes, I am in a poor family, I didn't have many things that other people took for granted.


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    Its an office:
    The fact that the room you see is an office probably has less to do with how rigid your parents may have been, and more to do with the fact that offices are interesting places to explore (when youre a kid.) The reason why I think this is because you mention that the office has a view (Which I think you liked) and there are lots of healthy plants around.
    This is more of like a dream to me, something that I never had.. I imagined myself to be an adult in this room; so I think I've already become an adult..

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    TVs and those tick tock things with the 5 metal balls on strings are indicators that you wanted fun things to play with and explore in your life.
    I wished to have this; I had a lot of fun things, so I was quite satisfied, though I knew that other people had more.

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    I suppose that if you had them because if you had said something like Therere all these neat things, but they belong to somebody else and I was told not to touch them, that would indicate that lead a superficially grand life but you couldnt actually have fun with it. But this is not what you said.
    I imagined myself as an adult sitting on the armchair, and just resting and thinking. Because I think a lot right now, I really just wanted to slow down, and for once have my own time. It would have been nice to have someone there with me comforting me.. but I didn't picture that there..

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    Plants:
    Plants in this first room tend to indicate exactly how you felt while you were in your childhood. For example, potted plants that are full of life indicate that you had a healthy, robust, attitude who lived life relatively happy (in childhood at least). If you saw a short wilting plant in dry soil, then you would have been saddened easily as a kid. You didnt mention flowers, but I might as well talk about them in case you actually did see them.

    Flowers (if any)
    Regular flowers (and their size in relation to the rest of the plant) indicate hope, being outgoing (such as daisies, posies, dandelions, or any other common flower). Tiny flowers (smaller than nickels) indicate that you were reserved (introverted), large ones (larger than the ring left by the bottom of a can of coke) indicate that you were a happy extravert, huge flowers (larger than a small dinner plate) may indicate that you were a pompous jerk with an enormous ego.
    I didn't have any flowers; I think I had a happy childhood; it seemed very hard, but thinking about it, I can actually smile about it..

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    Fish in this first room:
    You mentioned fish in a fish tank. Im going to go out on a limb and say that you had near constant company (of people who were within 10 years your own age) of people you liked. Im thinking that these fish represent the presents of siblings or friends who would pal around with you until you practically were called to bed.
    Yes, I was very lucky; I had lots of cousins and friends!

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    If I might ask, were you thinking of your fathers workplace when you were inside this room?
    No this was me dreaming my adult life; and how I wold live myself as an adult.. So it's not REALLY childhood?



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    The room was your childhood, and choosing to leave it meant that you accepted the change from childhood to adolescence. Wanting to stay meant that you did not want to grow up.
    I though of myself as an adult though.. is that the same thing?



    --- side note:
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    Im not sure why, but even for people who were forced out of wonderful childhoods almost always see a spectacularly peaceful/beautiful forest. Apparently, theres little resentment, even though they didnt want the change.
    I'm not sure about this either..
    ---/side note

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Tall trees that block your view of the sun may indicate that the adults in your life (during your teenage years) were limiting your freedom. That the forest is thick indicates that there were a lot of adults who had such influence.
    Really? I was just thinking that these trees were exotic and nice.. The trees weren't crowing all over me, they were just on the side..

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    You didnt mention if the ground (not the path) had grass, unoccupied dirt, leaves, or short saplings. Lower plants (like saplings, tree roots, or tall grass) indicate obstacles that had less power than the main adults in your life (like teachers may have influenced you only slightly [personality wise, optimism/pessimism wise, career choice wise])
    I didn't have those on the ground, I just focused on the path.. so..

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    The path itself is narrow, but there is open space on either side of the path (before the roots of the trees start.) This indicates that what most people would see as a tight/difficult situation with very little breathing room, you managed to make it into a survivable, if not comfortable, situation.
    That's my ESFP working!

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    The path is easily navigated= you werent confused by the changes from going from childhood to adolescents (you may not have liked it, but you knew how to maneuver though life and survive)
    You mean being homosexual and all that? I wasn't confused, but I was depressed. Very depressed...

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    Youre the first one on the path, but are proud of it Emotional isolation has become your badge of honor?
    I don't think I'm proud of it, just excited to see a new path in front of me. I'm excited that there is a path there for me to walk on (It's like an adventure)

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    Youre the first person to have animals witnessing you at this early stage of the journey. Did they seem like they were imaginary friends? Meaning, did they feel like friends welcoming you home, casual observers rooting for you, people you dont like who were inviting you on some dangerous journey that would ultimately lead to something bad happening, props placed there so that someone could examine your reaction and perhaps change what was going to happen to you on your walk through the forest?
    I think it is casual observers rooting for me; and that I would believe is the internet... I had a lot of friends! I don't know.. I just thought of bears.. I don't even know why?

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    Were welcoming you, waving goodbye, or trying to get your attention?
    They were greeting me and welcoming me on this journey!

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    Actually, youre giving me conflicting statements. Tall trees that make walls of themselves along the path (many adults) but an easily navigated path (you knew what to expect), not to mention that you mention how everything is beautiful. So does this mean that you thrived, despite a lack of freedom?
    Yes I had a lack of freedom, I was always critisized, and my parents don't show me much affection. Even if I try my best, they never seem to appreciate it. My dad has slapped me before, though that was really the only abuse I got. Yes I thrived with my ESFP self I think.. I have my shadow sides, but I really just said to myself to smile. And be happy and fortunate that I am here, and that there are a lot of people who are less fortunate. I said to myself that I have to live life the way I wanted; even though my parents didn't agree. My dad was never that helpful.. I told him I was gay (Not my mum though, not yet, maybe later) and he said I was a disease, and that I wasn't 'right'. So.. I guess I thrived, though it was a hard journey, I see an open path now.


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    The fact that the water is first thin (weak creek) then wide (pooling water) might indicate a change in your idea of sexuality. Maybe you werent interested at first, but later started thinking of it as more interesting.
    Maybe that's just because before puberty I didn't care, and now I want it badly

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    The water is clean. That means you have no issues regarding sex (you dont think sex is dirty.)
    Yes, I think it is actually quite good..

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    Fish tend to mean you have a strong desire for children or at least people you can pass along your life experiences to (like a protg).
    I really wanted children, but since I'm gay, it makes it very hard for me.. I really want to share my life experiences, and makes theirs better. I've had it pretty hard (being a homosexual, having strict parents and all); but I want to let them know that their is a path for them (that's probably why I've changed to an ESFP..)

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    You didnt mention the day being hot before. Was it hot at the start of your trip or did the temperature gradually increase as you progressed down the path?
    Oh that was just after walking all that path, I had to cool down...



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    Walking over (crossing as apposed to walking around it) means that you are willing to have new experiences with sex.
    Yes, I am willing.



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    The container is practical. This means that you look at marriage in terms of compatibility, chances of success, mutual dependability, honesty in a partner you dont just view it as a romantic adventure.
    I will marry romantically. I believe in love before marriage.. I think the container was a plastic bottle, because you wouldn't find a cup near the river. I think I was using common sense

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    You take the cup (plastic soda bottle). This means that you are interested in marriage.
    I would, it's something I really want to do.

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    You filled the bottle. Sex will be important in your relationship.
    Yes, I hope it will be at least.



    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Apparently, you were going to include the part about taking the bottle and filling it, regardless of whether or not I mentioned it in my test.
    Oh I just said that in case you didn't get my options..


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    ------(wardrobe, fairy tail, magical keys were you thinking of the chronicles of Narnia?)-----
    No, but now that I think about it, it seems kind of right..

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    The key is your career, and the way that it looks is how other people think of that career.

    Magical keys indicate unrealistically high expectations for your career. (I bet you want to be an astronaut, be the lone scientist who creates the cure for all forms of cancer, or you want to create a computer program that can download your personality into the internet so that you can effetely live forever.)
    Yes, I really wish that I can help a lot of people with my wanted job psychiatry.. Maybe like Dr Phil or something!

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    The key unlocks something enlightening knowledge? Do you want to be a famous psychologist (up there in recognition with Pavlov and Freud?)
    Yes, I want to be a psychiatrist and learn about the human mind.

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    Actually, you sounded like you were alluding to the Chronicles of Narnnia, -a famous childrens book about young kids who become the heroes of a magical world that is altogether separate from the world that the kids came from- Im beginning to wonder if you want to become a fiction writer of fantasy novels. Im not sure on this one. Tell me if Im wrong.
    I love writing, though it's just burst of inspiration.. No I wasn't thinking of Lucy, and Edward, or Peter and Susan and the Lion...

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Rust that cant be dusted off. The way that your key looks represents how others will see your career. Rust may indicate that the people around you wont think the career is all that exiting, doesnt carry much prestige, wont earn you much money, or is something that most anyone can do (which is usually not the case)
    Yea, my parents and my friends this is a crap job, But I want to do it.



    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Good idea assessing the bear first before charging at it. The bear symbolizes crisis- such as natural disasters, a bomb going off, a guy with a knife in your home, etc. Confronting the bear means solving your problems right then and there (as apposed to letting them linger around to harm you later.) The hands-on approach, however, can get you injured.
    I will take care!



    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    The wall is death.
    Going around it means that you do not belive that death is final (you belive that life goes on in some form.)
    If religon does not work for you, you wil close your eyes and try not to think about the posiblity of dieing- no acceptance what so ever.
    Yes, I do believe in reincarnation...

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    *If it is something that I believe I will need to get through, I will.* heroism?
    Okay I cheated this bit; I'm hella scared of death


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    Sorry I haven’t been answering you guys for the past few days. For some reason, I could not access the TypologyCentral website for 3 days. I just figured that I was being band from the site because I started the “inappropriate comments” thread, and I almost always answer with some dark humored thing about eating babies and putting puppies in sock drawers, etc.

    I Was in the middle of figuring out Shimmy’s post when the website went down for me.

    So… to everyone who just posted their bear test, I’ll get to yours as soon as I can.
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    No problem, there were more people thinking they were banned. I'd still love my post to be analysed.
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    PLEASE NOTE!!!
    My analisis is based only on mental adventures, if you’re recounting an actual forest, then my results will be flawed (even more so than usual)

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    Wow, very entertaining.
    Thank you.
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    large room, a quarter circle in shape, it has a wooden floor and ceiling, comfortable but minimalist furniture, high rug on the floor, big bookcase against the wall, giant windows overlooking a canopy on the bend side of the quarter circle.
    The irregular shape of the room is interesting, but I’m not sure how to analyze it. If you are acutely remembering a place you went to as a kid, that would be one thing. If you were imagining someplace where you’d never been before, then the room represents you.

    Few pieces of furnishings mean that your childhood memories are not as numerous as they used to be. You may find yourself saying things such as “I can’t remember anything from before I was 9 years old.”

    You saw windows. You had a fair idea of what would come next in life. Good for you.

    You have not talked about what your emotions are as you survey the room. Nor am I hearing much about the temperature, so I’ll assume that the temperature is normal and pleasant. I’m guessing that this means that you had a bland childhood (what you can remember of it) that was neither wonderful nor appalling.

    What kind of books are on the bookcase? Sci-fi novels? School text books? Law books? Survivalist manuals? Porn? Children’s books? Books belonging to someone else and you get the distinct idea not to touch them?

    The content of the books on the bookcase probably tells me more than just the books themselves. But I’m going to say that a bookcase (forgetting about the content) represents either a lust for knowledge, a means of escapism, or a tiring workload of unfinished “must-read” books.

    Really, it depends on how you feel about the objects in the room.

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    Yes I want to leave it to see what'll happen.
    Leaving the room means going from a child to an adolescent.
    You wanted to grow up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's on a hilltop, the path leading up to it, the trees are big and high, with leaves mostly at the top. It's a pretty dense forest but light still comes trough in beams from between the leaves.
    The trees are the adults in your life (thick forest= being influenced by many adults) Thick tress (I mean the trunks are wide, not like little sticks) that

    What’s interesting is that most of the leaves are at the top, creating a high canopy. You don’t feel crushed or claustrophobic.

    The fact that you can’t seem to see where the forest will end (either though the trees or by viewing the treetops) indicates that the forest is
    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's on a hilltop,
    The adults are made even higher than they would otherwise be. I’m thinking that they were given positions of power that they didn’t previously have (Like a parent becoming your teacher, or an older sibling with bipolar disorder becoming your frequent babysitter. I’m not sure about this one, but it seems like you wouldn’t want to hike up the hill to enter the forest.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's a dirt-path and it's is wide at the beginning of the forest, but it quickly gets narrower.
    Ooh- Sounded like you had support and freedom at the very end of childhood but then…
    I’m wondering if this is the point where you changed schools, got onto somebody’s shit list for an extended period of time, or developed some crippling sickness around ages 10 though 15.

    How constrictive is the path? I mean, was it something like 6 feet wide and then tapered down to 2 feet wide? When you still climbing the hill at this point? Is it a difficult hike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's very bendy with some roots coming through the surface. The path is clearly outlined next to the forest floor, but because it's an uneven terrain so you sometimes have to walk to the top of the next hill before you can see the next stretch.
    I mean absolutely no offence when I say this, and what I’m about to say has nothing to with you as a person- but it sounds like your adolescence sucked.

    I said that “overlapping tree roots (over which, you have to walk) indicate painful or uneasy progression threw this” in my first post of the thread. Roots poking up though ground that was meant that you couldn’t see which adult was causing you this problem.
    Furthermore, the adults were dominating, teracycle, and difficult to maneuver around- almost to the point of harming you. The adults, or at least the people in charge of you, were not doing what was best for you.

    “You have to walk to the top of the next hill in order to see where you’re going to go”
    Okay, when you can’t see the road ahead, it means that you couldn’t tell what was going to happen next. The fact that your forest has many such hills (I assume) means that this kind of thing (going though long periods of not being able to tell what is going to happen and how you can best approach it) happened often.

    When your path twists and turns throughout the forest, and at times, is blocked from view by massive walls of trees, it means that there
    I’m surprised you didn’t mention anything like the forest being dark, there being thorny plants beside the path, or you having a general sense of discomfort as you stayed on the winding path.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's a small stream, about 5 foot wide, shallow, and quickly streaming in it's meandering bed, like hill streams tend to do.
    The stream sounds fine. Narrow streams (less than 2 feet wide) tend to indicate that you’re “not that interested right now.” Wide bodies of water (9 feet to 20 feet wide) tend to “Oh god, so many hot chicks. No privacy. THE TENSION!!!”

    Yours is 5 feet wide. I’ll say “a decent amount. Nothing outside my ability to handle.”

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    I cross it by jumping over it.
    You’re not done having sex for the rest of your life. That’s healthy.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's an army style water flask, I leave it behind.
    The water flask represents marriage. Leaving it behind means that you don’t want to get married (or enter a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship) right now.

    You see the flask as a useful container (which means that if you were looking for a partner, you’d look at the compatibility between you two, the emotional state of the potential partner, who could bring in a larger pay check, etc.) which means you DON’T see marriage as a romantic adventure.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    The key is big, made from some sort of steel, decorated on the end with engraved lines, and several gems. It unlocks a chest with gold.
    A key that unlocks treasure indicates that you want to enrich your life though your career (money, impress people, win acceptance from parents, have more fun.) You may be saying to yourself “Everybody wants that! You’re stating general information that can apply to anyone and calling it psychoanalyzing!” Well, you’re right to an extent.

    Actually, my optimum career is pretty darn Plain-Jain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    I avoid the bear.
    If a crises happens (such as a natural disaster, a burglar in the house, or the death of the family breadwinner) you try to find a safe place to hide until you know for a fact that you can overtake the crises, or the crises has passed on it’s own. This is an okay approach when dealing with a bear or a burglar (things that will take what they want and leave) but it might make your problems compound as you never get rid of them and they just keep piling up.


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    I jump over the wall.
    You accept that death is final, that nothing comes after it, and that you can’t run away from it forever. I have to admit that I envy anyone who doesn’t fear death.
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    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    PLEASE NOTE!!!
    My analisis is based only on mental adventures, if you’re recounting an actual forest, then my results will be flawed (even more so than usual)
    It's okay, I realize this test involves a lot of barnum effect. People acknowledge the truth of the analysis because they want it to be true. Nevertheless I like these kind of tests.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Thank you.


    The irregular shape of the room is interesting, but I’m not sure how to analyze it. If you are acutely remembering a place you went to as a kid, that would be one thing. If you were imagining someplace where you’d never been before, then the room represents you.
    It's an imaginary room. And I can see myself as having an irregular personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Few pieces of furnishings mean that your childhood memories are not as numerous as they used to be. You may find yourself saying things such as “I can’t remember anything from before I was 9 years old.”

    You saw windows. You had a fair idea of what would come next in life. Good for you.
    I don't really agree with this part, I have a lot of memories from my youth, one of them being that I imagined a different future for myself every couple of weeks, I was way to imaginative to be pinned down on something.


    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    You have not talked about what your emotions are as you survey the room. Nor am I hearing much about the temperature, so I’ll assume that the temperature is normal and pleasant. I’m guessing that this means that you had a bland childhood (what you can remember of it) that was neither wonderful nor appalling.
    I've never been that emotionally affected by things.


    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    What kind of books are on the bookcase? Sci-fi novels? School text books? Law books? Survivalist manuals? Porn? Children’s books? Books belonging to someone else and you get the distinct idea not to touch them?

    The content of the books on the bookcase probably tells me more than just the books themselves. But I’m going to say that a bookcase (forgetting about the content) represents either a lust for knowledge, a means of escapism, or a tiring workload of unfinished “must-read” books.

    Really, it depends on how you feel about the objects in the room.
    That's F talk, the books are just there, there's no particular feeling towards them. I think your lust for knowledge explanation fits best here, though there are plenty of novels as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Leaving the room means going from a child to an adolescent.
    You wanted to grow up.



    The trees are the adults in your life (thick forest= being influenced by many adults) Thick tress (I mean the trunks are wide, not like little sticks) that

    What’s interesting is that most of the leaves are at the top, creating a high canopy. You don’t feel crushed or claustrophobic.
    This sounds like my youth yeah.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    The fact that you can’t seem to see where the forest will end (either though the trees or by viewing the treetops) indicates that the forest is

    The adults are made even higher than they would otherwise be. I’m thinking that they were given positions of power that they didn’t previously have (Like a parent becoming your teacher, or an older sibling with bipolar disorder becoming your frequent babysitter. I’m not sure about this one, but it seems like you wouldn’t want to hike up the hill to enter the forest.)
    Actually, I had pictured myself playfully running up the hill towards the forest. And I can't think of anybody who was given a particular position of power over me in the course of my childhood. I was always very independent, and had a problem with authority, to put it mildly.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Ooh- Sounded like you had support and freedom at the very end of childhood but then…
    I’m wondering if this is the point where you changed schools, got onto somebody’s shit list for an extended period of time, or developed some crippling sickness around ages 10 though 15.

    How constrictive is the path? I mean, was it something like 6 feet wide and then tapered down to 2 feet wide? When you still climbing the hill at this point? Is it a difficult hike?
    Well, I did go to High School at age 12 or something, but the transition never felt hard on me. For the rest, my environment was always very easy on me. I don't think anybody or anything ever gave me any trouble up until I was 18 when I my school wanted me to refrain from making my final exams due to my low grades. It got me down for a while, but then I decided this was unacceptable. I kicked some asses, cracked some skulls and made it. :p

    Oh, parents did get divorced when I was 12 or 13, but I never felt this as a particularly influential or life changing event.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    I mean absolutely no offence when I say this, and what I’m about to say has nothing to with you as a person- but it sounds like your adolescence sucked.

    I said that “overlapping tree roots (over which, you have to walk) indicate painful or uneasy progression threw this” in my first post of the thread. Roots poking up though ground that was meant that you couldn’t see which adult was causing you this problem.
    Furthermore, the adults were dominating, teracycle, and difficult to maneuver around- almost to the point of harming you. The adults, or at least the people in charge of you, were not doing what was best for you.
    I have no doubt in my mind that most to all adults I met in my adolescence had the very best intentions for me. I'm also completely convinced they didn't understand what I actually wanted. Doesn't matter, the forest isn't actually a nasty place, I like walking over the irregular path.

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    “You have to walk to the top of the next hill in order to see where you’re going to go”
    Okay, when you can’t see the road ahead, it means that you couldn’t tell what was going to happen next. The fact that your forest has many such hills (I assume) means that this kind of thing (going though long periods of not being able to tell what is going to happen and how you can best approach it) happened often.
    Jup, lots of hills in my forest and in real life I more often then not, don't know how life's going to unfold.


    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    When your path twists and turns throughout the forest, and at times, is blocked from view by massive walls of trees, it means that there
    I’m surprised you didn’t mention anything like the forest being dark, there being thorny plants beside the path, or you having a general sense of discomfort as you stayed on the winding path.
    Nop, still just walking along enjoying the forest.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    The stream sounds fine. Narrow streams (less than 2 feet wide) tend to indicate that you’re “not that interested right now.” Wide bodies of water (9 feet to 20 feet wide) tend to “Oh god, so many hot chicks. No privacy. THE TENSION!!!”

    Yours is 5 feet wide. I’ll say “a decent amount. Nothing outside my ability to handle.”


    You’re not done having sex for the rest of your life. That’s healthy.
    Regular bloke description, sounds like me. When I read what the stream represented I wished it was a little bit bigger though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    The water flask represents marriage. Leaving it behind means that you don’t want to get married (or enter a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship) right now.

    You see the flask as a useful container (which means that if you were looking for a partner, you’d look at the compatibility between you two, the emotional state of the potential partner, who could bring in a larger pay check, etc.) which means you DON’T see marriage as a romantic adventure.
    I'd like to be in a relationship right now, but like you said, it needs to be pragmatic, I can't use too much drama in my life right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    A key that unlocks treasure indicates that you want to enrich your life though your career (money, impress people, win acceptance from parents, have more fun.) You may be saying to yourself “Everybody wants that! You’re stating general information that can apply to anyone and calling it psychoanalyzing!” Well, you’re right to an extent.

    Actually, my optimum career is pretty darn Plain-Jain.
    Not much to say here.

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    If a crises happens (such as a natural disaster, a burglar in the house, or the death of the family breadwinner) you try to find a safe place to hide until you know for a fact that you can overtake the crises, or the crises has passed on it’s own. This is an okay approach when dealing with a bear or a burglar (things that will take what they want and leave) but it might make your problems compound as you never get rid of them and they just keep piling up.
    Sounds familiar.

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    You accept that death is final, that nothing comes after it, and that you can’t run away from it forever. I have to admit that I envy anyone who doesn’t fear death.
    Become an atheist, that way you are 'allowed' to realize that dying is the only thing in life that has no consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy View Post
    It's okay, I realize this test involves a lot of barnum effect. People acknowledge the truth of the analysis because they want it to be true. Nevertheless I like these kind of tests.

    I don't really agree with this part, I have a lot of memories from my youth, one of them being that I imagined a different future for myself every couple of weeks, I was way to imaginative to be pinned down on something.

    I've never been that emotionally affected by things.

    That's F talk, the books are just there, there's no particular feeling towards them. I think your lust for knowledge explanation fits best here, though there are plenty of novels as well.

    Actually, I had pictured myself playfully running up the hill towards the forest. And I can't think of anybody who was given a particular position of power over me in the course of my childhood. I was always very independent, and had a problem with authority, to put it mildly.

    Well, I did go to High School at age 12 or something, but the transition never felt hard on me. For the rest, my environment was always very easy on me. I don't think anybody or anything ever gave me any trouble up until I was 18 when I my school wanted me to refrain from making my final exams due to my low grades. It got me down for a while, but then I decided this was unacceptable. I kicked some asses, cracked some skulls and made it. :p

    Nope, still just walking along enjoying the forest.

    Not much to say here.
    Sorry it didn't work out. It worked wonderfully for me when I took it, so I blindly thought that it would work for everyone
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    Sorry it didn't work out. It worked wonderfully for me when I took it, so I blindly thought that it would work for everyone
    It's pretty hard telling all these things from one story without information about my background. The general principle of tests like these (along with for instance MBTI) is called the Forer effect, and can be shot down scientifically. However, depending on the information I feed you, you can most definitely get to know certain aspects of my personality. But since a large part of this information isn't communicated in words but in tonality and body language it's kind of hard to do over an internet forum.

    I sometimes use related but simpler questions to get to know people. I find that the effect works best if you focus on one, or a few related things, at a time rather then turning it in such a long test.

    There are also specific techniques about how you can best tell the subject what you learned from his answers (amongst others, warm reading and the rainbow ruse.) This however, isn't psychology, but trickery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    I ran through this fast it seems, though I am not usually interested in lots of detail. When things stopped coming to mind, I moved to the next question. There were no animals or other interlopers besides the bear, key, and cup.
    That’s fine.
    If anything, running though the test quickly is the best way to do it. Spending half an hour on each question will likely make your answers forced and contrived

    Seeing animals is actually on the rare side. Only about 10% to 15% ever see animals from any part of their trip. Does this mean that you don’t want children? Not necessarily.

    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    1. The room has a comfortable temperature, very slightly cold like an office. It is a square or rectangular room. Small. Nondescript white paint, nondescript floor. I originally envisioned the room as being completely empty, but then I added a big mirror on the wall.
    Be careful of adding something later to the mental images, it changes the meaning. If you can envision the room as a whole with nothing in it and, and then later forced something like a bed and a couch in it, then you’re having to mold the mental image to something you think should be in there- as apposed to something that you’d expect to be in there when you first wake up.

    When I first took the test, I could go though perfectly fine until I came to the river. I could imagine the river separately, but I had to struggle to force it into my overall mental journey. To me, the river is, for all tense and purposes, not within my experiences.
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    Plain white room with no objects in it whatsoever= no memories of childhood, and depending on how you felt in there, no opportunities for escape. The reasons why I said “no opportunity to escape” is because you mention nothing that resembles a door or a window, and in fact, only later install a mirror (which can look like a doorway to an identical room.)

    But, if the mirror came up into your room without much “forcing” even though it wasn’t there initially, it may indicate that you have no ‘original’ memories of childhood events, but you have some “memories of memories” –if that makes any sense.

    For example, taking again from my case. I can no longer remember my favorite play thing from way back when I was 2 years old. But, when I was 8, I did remember. And one memory I still have is when I was talking to a friend describing the toy and imaging it as I did so. I don’t have the original memory of when I was 2. I do have a duplicate from when I was 8.
    ---
    You mentioned that the room had a slightly cool temperature, this means that your childhood (what you can remember of it) was normal. When I ask about the temperature, I am really asking whether or not you like the room. Oppressive temperatures would tell me “no, this room sucks.”

    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    2. I definitely want to leave the room.
    You wanted to grow up. Or you’re a touch claustrophobic, you mentioned that the room was small and featureless.

    Out of curiosity, did you leave by walking though the mirror? This doesn’t indicate anything, I’m just wondering.


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    3. The forest is dark and misty, but more moody than obscure / ominous. The forest is interesting and I want to pass through and explore. Trees are relatively large and relatively dense. Not dense enough to slow me much if I wanted to run through them. Forest is flat terrain.
    The forest is dark and misty, not because it’s scary, but because it’s there to set a mood? An “exploratory-ish”? Is it your main philosophy that life only has meaning if you probe around it and get to learn its details?

    The trees are dense= many adults that had influence over you.

    The forest has a flat floor= you can see large stretches of the path ahead of you = you had a good idea of what to expect in life = you weren’t confused by the changes you went though when you went from childhood to adult hood.


    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    The path is filled with undulations and irregularities, though this does not hinder me at all. A smooth path would perhaps be calming to look at but it would be boring. My path is not boring. Path is narrow, abandoned, and faint, though I do not have too much trouble following it.
    First, I’d like to chastise you for galvanizing me to re-learn the world “undulations,” you slick, unctuous, misanthropic jerk. (I’m teasing you. I’m not actually mad.)

    The path itself is bumpy (but not to the point where you have to climb over the hills to see where the path will take you.) I’d go on and on about bumps in the path symbolizing small difficulties, but you mentioned that if the path was perfectly level it would be wholly boring- Which is not the kind of life you would consider gratifying. You assigned meaning to the bumpy path which is concurrent with your previous description of the forest being a little “adventuresome.”

    So, in your case, the bumps mean a desire for adventure.

    The path is narrow= you felt isolated in your teens.


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    4. It is a swiftly flowing stream about ten feet wide. Water is clear and cold, knee deep. Bottom of stream bed is rocky; filled with rocks about 30cm in diameter. I wade across without hesitation, wearing my boots. Trying to avoid (not that I especially want to avoid it) the stream would be futile, I would probably fall in.
    Oh man! You’re on the verge of tackling some woman in the parking lot.

    Water that moves quickly (and chaotically) means that you have a strong sex drive.
    Your stream is wide. Which mean that the… duration of each occasion (time spent having sex) is long (either past or around the 30 minute mark) Wading across without any hesitation indicates that you want it NOW!!!!!!!!!

    * Trying to avoid the stream would be futile, I would probably fall in * Replace any references to water, and replace them with references to sex.

    The water is clean= you don’t think that sex is dirty.

    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    5. Cup is plain, oval, and wooden. I leave it, I do not examine it or pay it much heed. The cup is not mine and is perhaps part of the forest (belongs to the forest).

    I’m not sure what it means when you say that the cup belongs to the forest. That’s how my cup is half the time, and I haven’t been able to figure it out.

    But any way, you’re not interested in marriage right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    6. Key is plain, modern, small, and slightly worn. I think it might unlock a treasure, were I to find some. If I had the option to leave the key I would have just continued along without picking it up.
    You hope that your career would enrich your life quickly, but you’d rather retire.

    The way that the key looks is how other people see your career- namely “plain, modern, small, and slightly worn.”

    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    7. I stand at the side of the trail as if to let the bear pass. I watch the bear. There is no point to confronting the bear. I have no interest in hiding from the bear, I just do not want to provoke the bear.
    The bear represents crisis. You get out of the way of danger, and hope it passes on it’s own.

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    8. Jump the wall. I want to see the other side.
    The wall is representative of death. You know it’s coming, but rather than be afraid you are just curious about what is on the other side.

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    Test is definitely not inaccurate for me.
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    Which tests do you like the least, why, and how would you improve them?
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    1. Somewhat bare, sparse, but adequately decorated w/ the necessities such as bed, chairs, a desk, tv, shelves, books, rocking chair, carpet, closet, etc...

    2. It's a pleasant room, but I'd like to stay but I really have to go outside.

    3. Colorful tall maple trees, beautiful. Again, very pleasant. The path is fairly easy to navigate.

    4. A river. A bridge.

    5. A canteen. Looks useful, I'll take it.

    6. A house key, typical build

    7. Avoid the bear by trying to walk past it.

    8. Jump over it.
    Weathergirl: District 38 is sunny. Slight rock showers this morning. Chance of rock showers into the afternoon—20 percent. District 39 is cloudy. Chance of rock showers this afternoon—10 percent.
    Edward: Bebop here here! Alright woo hoo!
    Weathergirl: Chance of rock showers today upgraded to 90 percent.
    Edward: Really.

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