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    Cool Question time for all SJ's!

    Hi SJ's! I find your personality absolutely fascinating and have some questions for you if you'd like to answer them. Or not. Whatever. I'm a pretty laid-back individual.

    I've read through the “Ask an ESTJ” (which is *awesome*; thank you EJCC and other ESTJ's for that thread!) in it's entirety (can I get a gold star for that or something?). Some of these questions may be repeated here, but I'd like to hear from all of you Guardians. If you are so inclined. Or not. Whatever.


    Ok, here we go:

    1. If you go through a drive-through do you check your order before you leave the window?
    2. Do you find America's Funniest Home Videos funny? (Apologies to non-Americans for this question.)
    3. Which is worse: Being seen as undignified or uncaring?
    4. Do you reconcile your bank statements to the penny? How often do you find yourself checking the balance of your available cash (e.g. checking accounts)?
    5. Do you have a picture or idea of where you see yourself in 10 years? Yes or no.
    6. Do you like to keep your food separated? (My SJ mother cannot stand to have her food touching; not having the corn mixing in with the mashed potatoes.)
    7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?
    9. Do you feel that you are a well-rounded individual?
    10. I've read that SJ's can be conservative with money. Is there anything you don't mind spending a lot on? Hobby/sport/living quarters/vehicles/clothing or the like?
    11. Do you allow yourself to be lazy? Do you chide yourself during or afterwards?
    12. Would you rather take a semester of college-level English or college-level geometry?
    13. Does overuse of emoticons/smilies in emails or forum replies irritate you? You know, where there's one at the end of every sentence?
    14. Do you think you could keep your attraction to a potential romantic partner hidden? (INFP's (well, I did when I was single) can stumble all over ourselves around a crush.)

    True/False:
    “If everyone would just do it my way, then things would run a lot smoother around here.”
    “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
    “I have to write things down (class notes, grocery list) in order to remember them.”
    “There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it.”

    I might have more questions later, but until then I look forward to your responses!

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    This looks interesting...

    Rather than using quote boxes for every question, I'll just put the questions in bold.

    1. If you go through a drive-through do you check your order before you leave the window?

    Generally no, I'm more concerned with holding up the line than anything. The only time I would is if they have a history of screwing up my order, at which case I'll pull over into a parking spot and then check it out.

    2. Do you find America's Funniest Home Videos funny? (Apologies to non-Americans for this question.)

    Most of the time. Some of it is funny, some of it is cute, and then some of it is just dumb.

    3. Which is worse: Being seen as undignified or uncaring?

    A tough one, but uncaring for me. Other SJs may have a different answer.

    4. Do you reconcile your bank statements to the penny? How often do you find yourself checking the balance of your available cash (e.g. checking accounts)?

    No to the first question, but only because of my answer to the 2nd question: I check my balances probably 3 times a day minimum so I often feel it's unnecessary. I know where my money is and where it's going. I do however keep all of my financial statements none the less

    5. Do you have a picture or idea of where you see yourself in 10 years?


    IDEALLY I'll be married, maybe with 1 or two kids, and living in a comfy little townhouse or single family home somewhere in a nice, cozy neighborhood. I'll be working as a Manager for a big condo complex or for a big property management company and look forward to spending my days working during the day and coming home to my family in the evenings and spending time with my kids and going dancing with my wife when I have the chance too.

    Otherwise, living comfortably renting an apartment or condo, and spending my free time goofing off on the computer, going out dancing, going out with friends occasionally, dating someone, or otherwise doing most of the things I do now.

    6. Do you like to keep your food separated? (My SJ mother cannot stand to have her food touching.)

    Not entirely sure what you mean by this, but if you mean on my dinner plate, then I really don't care. The only time I would is if I don't want the sauce/flavor/juice/whatever of another item on the plate ruining the taste of another. But generally I don't care.

    7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    See above.

    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?

    Not really, but it is the same question so it's kind of redundant.

    9. Do you feel that you are a well-rounded individual?


    Not sure. I think I'm a nice, stable guy and that I have a lot to offer someone, but I certainly have flaws.

    10. I've read that SJ's can be conservative with money. Is there anything you don't mind spending a lot on? Hobby/sport/living quarters/vehicles/clothing or the like?

    Dancing. I *love* Ballroom Dancing and have spent copious amounts of cash on it, and I don't regret a minute of it.


    11. Do you allow yourself to be lazy? Do you chide yourself during or afterwards?

    Yes and extremely yes. I HATE that feeling I get when I come into work the next day and realize everything I didn't do and could have done if I hadn't goofed off. I always have to remind myself though that I need to goof off every now and then or I'll overwork myself and that's no good to anyone.


    12. Would you rather take a semester of college-level English or college-level geometry?

    English. Geometry is the only math subject I've ever really liked but literature and learning how to properly write and express myself verbally is very important to me.

    13. Does overuse of emoticons/smilies in emails or forum replies irritate you? You know, where there's one at the end of every sentence?

    YES. I like to use emoticons myself but after a while it just gets obnoxious.

    14. Do you think you could keep your attraction to a potential romantic partner hidden? (INFP's (well, I did when I was single) can stumble all over ourselves around a crush.)

    Can, have, and may still be doing (though I think she strongly suspects how I feel about her. I'm not going to leave her much doubt after tomorrow). I feel like I could write the book on unrequited love sometimes.


    True/False:
    “If everyone would just do it my way, then things would run a lot smoother around here.”


    True. It may be arrogant of me to say so, but I often feel like I'm the only one with any frelling concept of logistics sometimes.

    “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

    If by cleanliness you mean food and trash, then True. If you mean clutter (books/papers/etc) then False

    “I have to write things down (class notes, grocery list) in order to remember them.”


    UNBELIEVABLY TRUE! I try to remember so many things during the day that I've given up trying to do it myself


    “There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it.”


    False, but only because this seems contradictory to me. If it's scheduled, then it's not really spontaneous is it?
    "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
    ― Woodrow Wilson

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    I like your questions- I won't feel like some lab rabbit with rouge on as I answer them.

    1. If you go through a drive-through do you check your order before you leave the window?
    No. I don't want to hold people up. I'm more likely to take my time and count my change to make sure that's correct. I'm not picky with food, don't have allergies that could cause me to turn blue on the road, so if they jack up my order, most likely I'll still be able to eat it and enjoy it.


    2. Do you find America's Funniest Home Videos funny? (Apologies to non-Americans for this question.)

    Sometimes. The animal skits and people falling usually crack me up. The rest is just okay.


    3. Which is worse: Being seen as undignified or uncaring?


    Undignified definitely. I'm used to being seen as uncaring so it doesn't bother me.

    4. Do you reconcile your bank statements to the penny? How often do you find yourself checking the balance of your available cash (e.g. checking accounts)?

    I don't. Ever. You know how they say that an accountant by trade can keep the books for someone else but not their own? That's me. I ususally check my account every few days and look at the larger withdrawals to make sure I know what they are.


    5. Do you have a picture or idea of where you see yourself in 10 years?

    It's simple: I see myself married enjoying life with my wife, with less debt. The rest is kind of immaterial.


    6. Do you like to keep your food separated? (My SJ mother cannot stand to have her food touching.)

    Not usually. Unless it will alter the taste of something. Most of the time, I'd rather take my food and put it in a bowl, mix it up, and eat it that way. It's a more pleasureable experience.

    7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    Not in this seat.


    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?
    Bother, No, but trust I did notice it and deemed it stange!

    9. Do you feel that you are a well-rounded individual?

    Definitely yes. I have my quirks but all in all I'm a little bit of everything.

    10. I've read that SJ's can be conservative with money. Is there anything you don't mind spending a lot on? Hobby/sport/living
    quarters/vehicles/clothing or the like?


    Good question. I don't usually call people cheap, because everyone has something they will go for broke on. I like nice clothes and shoes, and although I try to bargain shop when I can, if I see something I like, I'm going to get it. For me, I don't see the appeal in eating at expensive restaurants that offer nothing but the name. They are good for the experience, but I am just as comfortable eating at PF Chang's as well.

    11. Do you allow yourself to be lazy? Do you chide yourself during or afterwards?

    Yes I do, esp during the winter. I think I suffer from SAD. It's hard for me to be motivated when it's cold and dark outside. I do feel guilty about it, because I feel that I need to get things done before I can rest up, but it doesn't happen that way. This happens at work too. For some reason I work best under pressure. Even if I try to start on something early; it usually doesn't come together until the very end.

    12. Would you rather take a semester of college-level English or college-level geometry?

    English! I love to study languages. College mathematics were useless to me. I'm not big into the sciences either. Funny that I loved algebra, and geometry. Then elementary functions happened. When it became less numbers and more letters, and graphs and all that, it killed it for me.

    13. Does overuse of emoticons/smilies in emails or forum replies irritate you? You know, where there's one at the end of every sentence?

    YES!!! OVERKILL

    14. Do you think you could keep your attraction to a potential romantic partner hidden? (INFP's (well, I did when I was single) can stumble all over ourselves around a crush.)

    Not at all. It's hard for me to hide how I feel about someone, good or bad.

    True/False:

    “If everyone would just do it my way, then things would run a lot smoother around here.”

    Vrai- Especially at work.


    “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

    Vrai- Clean in the sense that I can't have any strange odors or stains on things. That doesn't mean that It's neat and orderly. As long as I know where I can find it; I'm fine.
    It's funny, though. Too much clutter makes me nervous and restless.

    “I have to write things down (class notes, grocery list) in order to remember them.”

    Tres Vrai!! too many mental notes are not good. Something's going to get lost. I'm learning to rely on lists. Handwritten notes.

    There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it.”
    I'm taking a vacation at the end of this month, and maybe one next month! I've never taken a vacation this time of year! I'm so wild and crazy!

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    Thanks for answering, Tinker!

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    See above.

    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?

    Not really, but it is the same question so it's kind of redundant.
    Sorry, that was poorly worded on my part. I should have made #5 a "yes or no" question. I wanted to see how you guys would handle an illogical question in between two related questions. Sorry about that!

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    14. Do you think you could keep your attraction to a potential romantic partner hidden? (INFP's (well, I did when I was single) can stumble all over ourselves around a crush.)

    Can, have, and may still be doing (though I think she strongly suspects how I feel about her. I'm not going to leave her much doubt after tomorrow). I feel like I could write the book on unrequited love sometimes.
    Yay! I have followed your blog with great interest- especially about your dancing partner. I hope tomorrow goes well for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post

    “There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it.”


    False, but only because this seems contradictory to me. If it's scheduled, then it's not really spontaneous is it?
    Sorry, that's also poorly worded on my part. My husband (an INFJ) can only handle spontaneity if it's planned into his day. For example, he'll occasionally clear a Saturday afternoon and let me know that I get to call the shots for the day. (Usually it's a two-hour road trip to some random place that he never would have picked himself.) He can be spontaneous as long as he knows when it will begin and end.

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    Thanks for answering, IZ!

    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    4. Do you reconcile your bank statements to the penny? How often do you find yourself checking the balance of your available cash (e.g. checking accounts)?

    I don't. Ever. You know how they say that an accountant by trade can keep the books for someone else but not their own? That's me. I ususally check my account every few days and look at the larger withdrawals to make sure I know what they are.
    I have heard that- from the husband of an accountant, no less!

    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?
    Bother, No, but trust I did notice it and deemed it stange!

    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    11. Do you allow yourself to be lazy? Do you chide yourself during or afterwards?
    Yes I do, esp during the winter. I think I suffer from SAD. It's hard for me to be motivated when it's cold and dark outside. I do feel guilty about it, because I feel that I need to get things done before I can rest up, but it doesn't happen that way. This happens at work too. For some reason I work best under pressure. Even if I try to start on something early; it usually doesn't come together until the very end.
    I was diagnosed with SAD while I lived in Illinois, so I totally understand. And it's interesting that you work best under pressure. In my gross over-generalizations of SJ's, I would have thought that pressure would have worked against your productivity.

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    13. Does overuse of emoticons/smilies in emails or forum replies irritate you? You know, where there's one at the end of every sentence?

    YES!!! OVERKILL


    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it.”
    I'm taking a vacation at the end of this month, and maybe one next month! I've never taken a vacation this time of year! I'm so wild and crazy!
    Good for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa*Lisa View Post



    I have heard that- from the husband of an accountant, no less!






    I was diagnosed with SAD while I lived in Illinois, so I totally understand. And it's interesting that you work best under pressure. In my gross over-generalizations of SJ's, I would have thought that pressure would have worked against your productivity.

    How does that work? INFJ accountant? NFs -you don't usually hear associated with accountants! How long has he been at it? Does he like it?

    If you were diagnosed with SAD, did they give you medicine? What did they say you need to do to deal with it? I find that as long as I'm not home I'm fine. Sitting in my house depresses the life outta me.

    I'm learning a lot about the prejudices of SJs around here. It's all good; if anything I guess I'll be that advocate for change! The TypoC OBAMA!!!!

    But yes, I do some good work under pressure, although I wish it came together sooner, so that I had more time to fine tune it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IZthe411 View Post
    How does that work? INFJ accountant? NFs -you don't usually hear associated with accountants! How long has he been at it? Does he like it?

    If you were diagnosed with SAD, did they give you medicine? What did they say you need to do to deal with it? I find that as long as I'm not home I'm fine. Sitting in my house depresses the life outta me.

    I'm learning a lot about the prejudices of SJs around here. It's all good; if anything I guess I'll be that advocate for change! The TypoC OBAMA!!!!

    But yes, I do some good work under pressure, although I wish it came together sooner, so that I had more time to fine tune it!
    Ha! Sorry! My friend is an accountant (I'm not certain of her type), but her husband was (and is) amazed that she doesn't balance her own checkbook. And you are correct that NF's do not make good accountants. I was an accounting major for one semester- *one*. I realized that accounting was not going to work for me when I thought, "Is it really going to matter in three years that my ledger is off by nine cents?"

    When I was diagnosed with SAD I was also clinically depressed, so I was on medication originally prescribed for my depression. During the late fall, my psychiatrist would up my dosage to help combat the SAD and then bring it back down in the spring. My therapist recommended light therapy or even a visit to a tanning salon. I also found that getting out of the house was very helpful but it was difficult for me to handle taking three kids out during the winter (I'm from Texas- I'm allergic to cold weather).

    I'm glad that you've helped deconstruct some of my prejudices about SJ's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa*Lisa View Post
    Ha! Sorry! My friend is an accountant (I'm not certain of her type), but her husband was (and is) amazed that she doesn't balance her own checkbook. And you are correct that NF's do not make good accountants. I was an accounting major for one semester- *one*. I realized that accounting was not going to work for me when I thought, "Is it really going to matter in three years that my ledger is off by nine cents?"

    When I was diagnosed with SAD I was also clinically depressed, so I was on medication originally prescribed for my depression. During the late fall, my psychiatrist would up my dosage to help combat the SAD and then bring it back down in the spring. My therapist recommended light therapy or even a visit to a tanning salon. I also found that getting out of the house was very helpful but it was difficult for me to handle taking three kids out during the winter (I'm from Texas- I'm allergic to cold weather).

    I'm glad that you've helped deconstruct some of my prejudices about SJ's!
    Okay...Maybe my SAD is slight, or maybe it's just a mental thing. I definitely don't need medication for what I go through, but I do understand your plight. Hope it inproves.

    Yes SJs are good people. We don't bite.

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    1. If you go through a drive-through do you check your order before you leave the window?

    Yes I do check before I leave the window. Do you really think some teenager that gets paid minimum wage gives a shit if you get your order right or not?

    2. Do you find America's Funniest Home Videos funny? (Apologies to non-Americans for this question.)

    I think it's retarded, I'm more amused watching people go about their lives.

    3. Which is worse: Being seen as undignified or uncaring?

    I think being undignified is worse.

    4. Do you reconcile your bank statements to the penny? How often do you find yourself checking the balance of your available cash (e.g. checking accounts)?

    No, I'm one of those people that doesn't know they are out of money untill my card gets denied.

    5. Do you have a picture or idea of where you see yourself in 10 years? Yes or no.

    NO

    6. Do you like to keep your food separated? (My SJ mother cannot stand to have her food touching; not having the corn mixing in with the mashed potatoes.)

    No not unless it's sweet food, I have more of a problem with my liquids being mixed.

    7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    Living my life how I want too and not to by society's standards.

    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?

    Wait what? Not really...

    9. Do you feel that you are a well-rounded individual?

    Yes, I do feel like I'm a well-rounded individual. I'm open minded enough to relate to all sorts of people.

    10. I've read that SJ's can be conservative with money. Is there anything you don't mind spending a lot on? Hobby/sport/living quarters/vehicles/clothing or the like?

    I don't mind spending money on quality things.

    11. Do you allow yourself to be lazy? Do you chide yourself during or afterwards?

    Yes I do allow myself to be lazy, it's better than being burned out. I don't scold myself at all.

    12. Would you rather take a semester of college-level English or college-level geometry?

    ENGLISH! I hate geometry.

    13. Does overuse of emoticons/smilies in emails or forum replies irritate you? You know, where there's one at the end of every sentence?

    Yes it does, I think everything she be done in moderation.

    14. Do you think you could keep your attraction to a potential romantic partner hidden? (INFP's (well, I did when I was single) can stumble all over ourselves around a crush.)

    Yes, it's called playing hard to get.

    True/False:
    “If everyone would just do it my way, then things would run a lot smoother around here.” TRUE
    “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” TRUE
    “I have to write things down (class notes, grocery list) in order to remember them.” TRUE
    “There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it." TRUE
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    1. If you go through a drive-through do you check your order before you leave the window?
    Sometimes. Then again, it’s been a while since I was in the drive through. Been cleaning up my eating habits.

    2. Do you find America's Funniest Home Videos funny? (Apologies to non-Americans for this question.)

    No. America’s funnies home videos lost its appeal to me since it’s been on since forever

    3. Which is worse: Being seen as undignified or uncaring?.

    I really don’t care too much about how I’m seen by other people. I find it paralyzing.

    4. Do you reconcile your bank statements to the penny? How often do you find yourself checking the balance of your available cash (e.g. checking accounts)?

    I don’t bother with this because I don’t write checks to begin with. And because I don’t write checks, I have no check book to balance (despite the fact that I do have a checking account). It’s just too much drama to deal with.

    5. Do you have a picture or idea of where you see yourself in 10 years? Yes or no.

    No. But I want to be a millionaire in ten years or less. How I’m going to get there…I have no idea.

    6. Do you like to keep your food separated? (My SJ mother cannot stand to have her food touching; not having the corn mixing in with the mashed potatoes.)

    Yes. My food MUST be separated

    7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    See answer to question number 5

    8. Did it bother you that question seven was not asked after question five?

    No. Then again this is not my survey

    9. Do you feel that you are a well-rounded individual?

    For myself, yes.

    10. I've read that SJ's can be conservative with money. Is there anything you don't mind spending a lot on? Hobby/sport/living quarters/vehicles/clothing or the like?

    I mind spending, period.

    11. Do you allow yourself to be lazy? Do you chide yourself during or afterwards?

    I try not to allow laziness. But sometimes, it creeps in there every now and then. By the next day, the laziness factor is cleaned up. Other than that, no, I do not allow myself to be lazy.

    12. Would you rather take a semester of college-level English or college-level geometry?.

    English. I love to read and write.

    13. Does overuse of emoticons/smilies in emails or forum replies irritate you? You know, where there's one at the end of every sentence?

    No. I can articulate myself pretty well with words alone.

    14. Do you think you could keep your attraction to a potential romantic partner hidden? (INFP's (well, I did when I was single) can stumble all over ourselves around a crush.)

    Yes. Very well.

    True/False:

    “If everyone would just do it my way, then things would run a lot smoother around here.”

    TRUE.

    “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

    This is true to an extent

    “I have to write things down (class notes, grocery list) in order to remember them.”

    TRUE. I MUST write them down. If I don’t write it down (or at least send myself an email)…forget it.

    “There's nothing wrong with spontaneity as long as I can schedule for it.”

    TRUE. I can’t stand when something is brought upon me at the last minute. I’ve taken to simply not participating simply because my time is precious. Maybe other people have the time to waste on doing something at the last minute, but I cannot. If I am not told in advance…forget it.

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