Firstly, I apologise in advance if these questionnaires annoy the shit out of you; but I can't really see a better way to approach it, so there we go.
Also this is reposted off another forum in case you've seen it before; I posted it here to get as many opinions as possible.
1. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
Nah, I'm pretty cool. I think I have a throat infection but I don't imagine it'd affect any of my answers.
I'm fifteen and I'm a girl.
(edit: I have a fever, apparently. So if I say anything dumb ((which I 100% will, and the dumbness will be spread over 70% of these answers) Imma blame it on that k)
2. What type(s) do you usually score as on tests?
So many types it's hard to trust them (or myself). I shan't put them here because it may influence your answers. Go into it blind, my friends
3. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Choose 2 photos and look at each for as long as you feel that you need. Copy and paste the photos here
Flickr: Page Not Found East Bierley track | Flickr - Photo Sharing![/url] I like this picture quite a lot. What's odd about when I look at pictures - I look at the background first. I really like the city, set amongst the rolling green landscapes of nature; the long, sloping, natural path leading you to the city. Nature and technology. Humans and nature co-existing; still able to breathe in the fresh air of the countryside.
Flickr: Page Not Found - Light pollution | Flickr - Photo Sharing![/url]
this photo reminds me of calm serenity, for some reason. Just to be able to get out, by yourself, and sit, uninterrupted, for hours at a time, looking at the stars; thinking and wondering and just generally winding down.
Both photos have reminded me of calmness and peace; I imagine myself walking alone in both of them, but the second in particular seems like a very solitary image.
4. You are on the clock to fix something, a friend of yours sits beside you and gives a lot of interesting ideas, none of them actually help or are related to your situation, but they are still something you find interesting. What is your reaction? What do you say? What do you do? What's your train of thought?
Well, since I'm usually late to everything, there is no real "on the clock" for me - I'm so unhurried to most things it's ridiculous. Hence, I'd probably sit and consider their ideas. I imagine I'd have to add my own thoughts; if someone presents me with interesting ideas, I have to listen and participate - it's more important for me than doing what is needed in that exact moment. That particular friend may not come out with ideas such as these again - I know, sometimes, I spill out loads of stuff from my mind and I want feedback. So I imagine I'd ignore the task and delve into a conversation with them.
5a. What are some of your most important values?
Keep an open mind, at all times. Closed minds are damaging; an open mind shows desire to learn and grow as a person. Open mindedness doesn't, in itself, mean intelligence; but if you have an open mind, your "intelligence" may increase...it can also grant you wisdom. It's important to see what you may not if you are rigid in your ways.
Other than that, I don't suppose I have them...I'm young, I'm developing my morals constantly. What may apply to someone may not to someone else. It's kinda complicated...but I always try to treat people kindly and give them a chance; which, I suppose, goes under an open mind.
All my values are open mindedness. Allllll of them.
5b. Can they change? What would be the reason if they changed?
I guess they could! if i become a cynical bastard when I grow older, then I may start to just view the world from a particular lens. I suppose it's safer for some people that way.
6. You are in a car with some other people, the people in the car are talking. Someone makes a claim that you see as immoral/rude/cruel. What is your inward reaction? What do you think? What do you say?
I'd have to consider the context. If it was clearly a joke, then I may jokingly scorn them for it. If they truly do not mean anything by it, that is.
However, if they were serious, I sometimes go into full debate mode. Not to say that I start ranting at them; I'd sort of just have a back-and-forth match with them. I usually win. And somehow, sometimes I manage to do it in a way so people don't hate me. However, if it's a topic I feel strongly for (and, the arrogance of youth dictates that: if I'm 100% sure on this subject, I'm right) I will unleash all of my knowledge. And if they get offended by common sense and logic, tough shit.
7. a) What activities energizes you the most? Why?
I love Sunday mornings and afternoons to myself. Don't have to talk to anyone all that time; no interruptions, I can do as I please. And that usually involves researching a million things on my computer; blasting music; and making weird recipes in the kitchen, because no one is allowed to scold me for frying bananas in butter an adding raw cacao powder, honey, and cinnamon (seriously delicious y'all should try it)
I also love school nights, where I can stay in my room and read. It's weird: sometimes, on a nighttime, my brain is so electric that it feels like it's going to burst out of my head. My thoughts almost interrupt one another; idea after idea and phrase after phrase burst inside my head and speed around, and before I have time to contemplate another whizzes along.
I like to go to bed early, so I can listen to music and think of stories to go along with it. It's also nice to just consider things. My brain's kind to me, and rewards me with nonsensical dreams. Nice. But nonsensical.
I also enjoy spending time with friends. But don't we all? Sometimes I get tired after a while; sometimes I want to keep going. Which is why I have no idea if I'm intro/extro.
7. b) What activities drains you the most? Why?
Ummm...monotonous tasks, I guess; ones where you have to be fully in the moment in order to concentrate on the task, and you can't switch off. Ew.
8. Do you believe you are introverted or extraverted? Why do you believe that? (Please be as detailed as possible)
I couldn't tell you. Honestly.
Since I don't feel like I could identify as either (coughs special snowflake) imma say ambiverted.
9. Please describe yourself, what do you see as your greatest strengths and what do you see as your greatest weaknesses?
I'm so bad at this.
What I can say as my weakness: despite everything, I can sometimes be quite self-deprecating; having no logical reason to do so, I often tell myself I'm unintelligent and bad at maths (how can I be expected to improve if I hold this view? I am actually quite good at maths, i'm just insecure with it because I make a lot of dumb mistakes because I rush my work. I may be unintelligent, but eh)
Also, despite how hard I try, I am late. To everything. I'd be late to my own funeral and if I were pregnant I'd probably miss my own labour.
I also procrastinate a ridiculous amount, and my motivation is fleeting. I'm jack of (most) trades, master of none. I don't feel like I could commit myself to many things.
My strengths...I had to ask a friend: apparently I'm intelligent, quite stubborn if I'm sure of myself (lol) yet still willing to listen, witty, and caring despite being awkward in my execution.
10. Please describe yourself when you are feeling stressed. How do you act and why? Real life experiences are welcome.
Um, most of the time I sort of go "into myself" (that's not a masturbation euphemism) like when i thought I had left the gas on one time (I had, but thankfully there was no fire.) I was walking brusquely home, not noticing the surroundings apart from my breathing; trying to calm myself yet when considering the situation feeling the flare of worry in my stomach.
Why? I have no idea lol. I am OK at calming myself. And I did consider that there was nothing I could do, so why worry? Worrying, by definition, is pointless. Sometimes you just can't help yourself though. And it's natural to worry (not chronically tho)
Edit: Sometimes I feel the need to pester someone about my insecurities, even though I know they aren't going to tell me anything wildly out of the blue. Like when I had my maths exam, I was bugging my mathematical whizz friend about my abilities. "Do you think I'm prepared enough; do I grasp this concept well enough to pass" etc etc. Sometimes I can't help but ramble when I feel insecure about something, even though I know it's pointless.
11. What is your "soft spot" (the area that makes you upset if people mess with)?
Well, I hate it when people comment on my eating. Even if I know they're wrong about it, I still get pretty upset if they're persistent. I go through the logic over and over again, but the feeling wins primarily; it hurts to think that they think that way.
I can be kind to myself and I can be horrible to myself; but somehow I always snap myself out of it. It may take a while, despite having no reason to do so, and I hate it.
12. What are most of the ideas/thoughts you get generally centered around (try to expand your answers as much as possible)?
I get obsessed with art. I remember being obsessed with a movie, and i'd think it through over and over again, considering how deeply emotional it was, and how things could've been different; almost bringing myself to tears imagining one of the main character's feeling of emptiness when he wasn't with his partner.
I also have a multitude of my own stories, which I often visit. Many stories, many characters, many landscapes. Rarely write them down; it wouldn't be the same. I'm not adept enough at communicating to express internal thoughts. (Don't mean to sound pretentious :/)
This doesn't mean to say I'm bored with reality. I consider reality a lot, and I am happy with it. I just always have a place in my mind, that feels amazing when I visit it. And I could consider anything: science, literature, a lot of feelings, society...
(wait. Is this an introvert thing??)
13. What's your opinion of getting frequent feedback on what you do? (Someone pointing out what is good, what is bad, what and how to improve) Is there a limit to how often you want feedback? If so, what is the limit?
I welcome it, if anything! There is no limit, if someone is being genuine and wants to help. If they're being obnoxious and just pointing out flaws for the sake of it, then it just irritates me and makes me more likely to fail.
But if they've really watched me do the thing, their feedback is welcome. I usually feel grateful, because it means that they've actually considered my work on the task, and want me to succeed with their constructive criticism.
14. Anything beyond what has been discussed that you would like to add?
I didn't answer these questions in order. Does that signify anything?