*CAREER CHOICES –
All I wanted was to be a famous singer and songwriter from the time I was 4 years of age.
When I was 16, I got my Broadcasting License so I could be a D.J. and play music on the radio.
I did not go to college because 30 years ago singers were “discovered”; they didn’t go to college.
I love electronics and gadgets; I would love to work at Radio Shack; I like that they have a “uniform” and I wouldn’t have to decide what to wear every day.
*FRIENDSHIPS WITH THE TWO GENDERS –
I was best friends with the girl next door from age 4 to 9 - ENTP.
I didn’t have another friend until I met my husband when I was 21 - ISTP.
I had a very close friend recently who I worked with, but her feelings drove me insane – ISFJ.
I cannot get along with ESTJ women!
I generally prefer the conversations men have, to the conversations women have.
Paranoia is the extreme, irrational distrust of others. I think my distrust is rational. :-)
I am actually a very trusting person until someone betrays me.
*FEELINGS RE: TATTOOS/PIERCINGS –
When I was young I decided I would never get a tattoo because I had heard that some people regretted them, and it’s very expensive and painful to get them removed, and I don’t like having regrets. I did get my ears pierced when I was 17. The first couple of times I saw a piercing in someone’s face, I was afraid I was going to vomit.
I am a devout Christian. I have always loved God and wanted to please Him. I believe the Bible is true, but I don’t believe any one particular denomination is 100% right.
*ACADEMIC INTEREST AREAS –
Science: physics, astronomy, geology, chemistry, biology
Pharmacology: I believe home remedies are better than going to the doctor, so I’m pretty skilled at nursing my self and my family back to health when we’re ill.
Bible: I know my Bible pretty well, and a little theology.
Meteorology: I have learned to be good at predicting the weather no matter where I have lived.
MBTI types: I have been using type to help me understand people and get along with them for over 15 years.
Genealogy: I like historical research; it’s like solving a mystery.
*TYPES OF GUYS YOU ARE ROMANTICALLY ATTRACTED TO –
I have always liked Ps better than Js.
I was attracted to my husband because he was outwardly self-confident - ISTP.
I took an interest in baseball because my father loves it, and I wanted him to like me.
I can’t stand football because of the crowd noise.
I love watching figure skating.
*MUSIC (LISTEN TO/ INSTRUMENTS) –
My favorite music is from the late 60’s and early 70’s. I loved top 40 Pop music the best. I love Easy Listening music that has a pretty melody and meaningful words. Occasionally I like some old time rock and roll. :-) I love anything by the old Crooners, especially Dean Martin.
I taught myself to play the guitar and piano.
*SOCIAL SKILLS –
I am now embarrassed at how I used to be. I was a jerk. I was an outcast. I couldn’t relate to kids my own age. I was angry a lot. I had to learn to be diplomatic.
*PARENTAL RELATIONSHIPS –
I hated my parents’ guts. I finally forgave them when I was in my 30’s.
*INTEREST IN KIDS –
I used to tell people, “I am NEVER having kids.” I used to think they would ruin my life, but in fact, my kids have made my life worth living. Having kids forced me to become a better person.
*HOW YOU ACT WHEN YOU'RE IN CHARGE OR LEADING SOMETHING –
I know better now, but I used to be bossy and push people as hard as I pushed myself.
None. I avoided people.
*FAVORITE AUTHORS/BOOKS/ETC. –
I love Mysteries.
Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries – when I was a kid
Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes
Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice, and all the others
*FAVORITE MOVIES/DIRECTORS/ACTORS/TV SHOWS ETC. –
I love Romantic-Comedies.
Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks: everything they’ve done
Pride & Prejudice
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Kate & Leopold
*PET PEEVES!! –
Everything irritates me. :-) No seriously, my memory isn’t that good. Every now and then I will say, “There’s nothing I hate worst than _____ !”
When I read other people’s pet peeves, I agree with almost all of them, especially the ones about driving.
I hate when everybody around me is breaking rules and laws that I am obligated to keep.
*HOW GOOD ARE YOU WITH MONEY –
I have a fear of getting in trouble with authority, so I am very careful with money. I would pay my bills ahead of time. I hate owing money. It weighs heavy on my mind. I’m very frugal and always look for the best prices. I will wait for technology to come down in price before I buy it.
*DO YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE/OUT OF CHARACTER IN A GIRLY DRESS AND A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE TO DO THE TYPICAL GIRLY STUFF? –
I used to. I used to be a tomboy. I had to learn to be feminine. I’m okay with it now, but I’m still not girly.
*HOW DO YOU DRESS –
Mostly jeans, a turtleneck and sneakers. I hate deciding what to wear. I would wear the same thing every day if I could get away with it.
I spend too much time online, avoiding my housekeeping duties.
I comfort myself with food.
I used to watch too much tv.
*KNOWN AREAS OF INTER-RELATIONAL PROBLEMS –
I have avoided people most of my life. Sometimes I say something that accidentally hurts someone’s feelings. It used to not bother me, but now it does.
* STUDY METHODS/TIPS/ WEAKNESS/ STRENGTHS TO GATHER INFORMATION) –
Taking notes helps me remember better.
I keep a sticky note pad taped to the fridge to keep a running list of things I need at the store.
*ARE YOU A VISUAL/AUDITORY/INTERACTIVE/ARGUMENTATIVE ETC. LEARNER? –
I am auditory first, visual second. (What about kinesthetic (hands-on)?)
*EARLY RISER VS. NIGHT HAWK? –
I used to regularly go to bed at 1 AM (before I had kids).
*WHAT DO YOU FIND ENDEARING –
Someone crying, someone hurting, someone in need of immediate help who can’t help themselves, someone in pain.
*WHO WERE YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL –
I was always a loner, but I was always friendly and helpful to strangers. I was usually a friend to the friendless. I used to eat lunch with the smartest guy in school. People used to make fun of him. I didn’t.
I finally came into my own in my senior year when I gained a little fame for my singing and guitar playing. Then I got to sing at my graduation in front of 2,000 people. I wasn’t nervous one bit. It was a dream come true.
*EXPRESSING EMOTION IN FRONT OF OTHERS –
I am out of touch with my feelings until I get alone. I don’t show my feelings to others unless I know them well.
*GIFT GIVING AND RECEIVING –
I had to learn to be a giver.
I would love to be held by someone who didn’t want sex.
*SEX DRIVE –
I used to use sex to control men.
I could go 3 months at a time without sex (but I don’t because I’m married).
*MESSINESS/ORGANIZATION OF LIVING ENVIRONMENT –
I can keep a small space really neat and clean, but once it gets too much junk in it and there’s no place to put it all, it ends up in piles that I ignore.
*TIME SPENT DAYDREAMING –
Almost every waking moment?
*MOST CRAZY PLAN YOU SCHEMED AND SUCCEEDED WITH –
Hmm. I decided I was going to find the man of my dreams, and I wasn’t gonna put up with one more guy I didn’t like. As soon as he did one thing I didn’t like, he was gonna be outa here! My poor husband was the next guy I met, and don’t you know I tortured him! I scrutinized him with a fine-tooth comb! As an example, in the first week we met, he said he’d meet me at 5 PM. He showed up at 5:02! Don’t you know I was gonna find out if being late was going to be a regular habit! I excused him after he explained that he had hitchhiked 20 miles to get there. So that was my plan, and I was successful.
I’m mostly afraid of failing in the future.
I used to have the fear of not being perfect.
*HAND TOOL ADEPTNESS –
I’m very good with basic tools around the house. I don’t use power tools though.
I used to think I wanted to travel and scuba dive and sky dive and all that stuff, but I stopped being adventuresome after I had kids and I was no longer interested in taking my life in my hands.
I have not been back in the ocean since I saw Jaws in 1974. I have even looked over my shoulder when alone in a pool, and sometimes if I start thinking about it while I'm swimming in a lake or a pond, I have to get out.
*LIFE GOALS –
To go to Heaven when I die, and to lay up some treasure there in the meantime
To be thought of as a good wife and mother, and a friendly and helpful neighbor
To make a significant contribution to the world
*THINGS THAT MAKE YOU STRESSED –
too much noise
huge tasks that loom over my head like a dark cloud because they’re so overwhelming
*THINGS THAT MAKE YOU AWKWARD IN SITUATIONS –
doing something wrong
being publicly humiliated or corrected
*DEATH: HOW YOU DEAL/WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT –
I have been looking forward to Heaven since I was a little girl.
I sing hymns for people in funeral homes, to comfort them.
*WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE POINT OF LIFE? –
Ever since I was 4, I have known we are here to do good and to please God.
A COUPLE I’VE ADDED-
IMPORTANT THINGS I’VE HAD TO LEARN
to not be so serious all the time
to be more observant
to laugh at my shortcomings