I guess I just have a hard time with the questions because they seem SOO vague, and the answers will vary depending on the circumstances. There are only a few of the questions that I thought.. yes.. i undoubtedly do that ALL the time. The rest of them were like 'in this sitauation yes, in this situation no'.
"Feel strongly that something is good or bad?"
Ya, I feel strongly that murder and rape is bad. Who doesn't? Cheating on your taxes or smoken a doobie from time to time... ? Not soo much...
"Recognize and usually adhere to shared values, feelings, and social norms to get along."
Who doesn't do this? Pretty sure most humans look for similarities in others and try not to throw a house party on the day their most beloved grandparent died.
"Conceive of a comprehensive plan to maximize progress toward multiple goals at once."
I put a recumbent bike underneath my desk to exercise while working from home, and usually research school stuff online while working. How are they defining comprehensive? I haven't yet found a way yet to take over the world while rolling sushi.
" Gain a profound realization from a mystical state or sudden release of emotions."
If I dollar for every friend of mine thats shroomed and had a "profound realization" I'd be rich.
"Engage life's magical moments and meaningful coincidences as they happen."
I don't even understand what is being asked here. Am I destined to marry this guy because he's a capricorn and my last five boyfriends have been capricorns? OR is the fact that my dad spun off a Chicago highway the SAME night my mom had a heart attack a coincidence. If he hadn't of totaled his truck, he would have never been there to take her to ER, and she probably would have died. Hmmmm.
"Feel attracted to the symbolic, archetypal, or mysterious."
Well, I don't sport a tramp stamp of some primitive African tribe on my lower back, but I do like dream interpretation and that movie Pi...
"Apply leverage to a situation to solve a problem impersonally using minimal effort."
I will sometimes bring a carmel machiatto to my boss every morning for a week before asking him for time off during 'crunch time,' but have refrained from letting him know that he once bought coke from my friends dirt bag brother.
"Freely enjoy doing what you want for your own personal happiness."
Ofcourse not! I freely enjoy doing what I want for others own personal misery.
"Merge and feel intimate oneness with other people."
Some people are cool, and some are turds. I just assumed that was life.
"Take apart something to figure out the principles on which it works."
I often take my vacuum apart to see whats clogged up in there..,. but I've never pulled a tranny out to see whats-alls involved.
"Trust what emerges from brainstorming."
Am I brainstorming with some MIT professors, or some psuedo-intellectuals at PETA?
I think you know where I'm going with this. It's just INCREDIBLEY VAGUE. I was hoping to find some real life examples of the functions.