How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?
It depends? I'm very anti-authoritarian and I really can't stand people who are aggressive or forceful, bureaucracy in general, and people who try and get others to submit as some sort of lesson, like its good for them. It makes me upset. But I don't mind following instructions from people I respect, who I know respect me.
How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
I stop engaging with them or I become angry and play along for a bit with the use of deadpan sarcasm in order to make them feel like I'm feeling. :/
Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
Yes, very, although I am trying to control this. I can't stop myself from feeling at any given time but usually when I'm in public I try to make sure not to show any outward reaction to the emotions. Although, I've found that letting myself react publicly and in the moment in a controlled way makes it easier for me not to lash out at the people I love and don't want to hurt.
Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
Probably. I feel guilty about it.
Are you really sarcastic?
I can be as a defense mechanism, in order to frighten people away. I also can be affectionately sarcastic in a gentle manner with people I like.
Are you silly?
Yeah, I've been told so by people I'm close to.
Were you shy as a child?
Not at all. My nickname as a child was "The Non-Stop Talking Machine." Then in late elementary/early middle school I kind of retreated, I think due to trauma, and by high school I'd really stopped seeking out interaction at all. That's changing, though.
Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
Yes, all the time.
Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
At times I really, really do. It's so bad that I sometimes can't even finish sentences because I've lost track of where I'm going or I'm speaking but something else comes out rather than what I intended. I suspect I have a bit of aphasia, actually.
Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
Are you a talented writer?
I like to write but I think my writing's a bit too much like my words (verbose and confusing) for it to be much good.
What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
I'd really, really like to act.