Ok, let's try this again. For anyone who has not gotten burned out from the last one, here are my answers to another questionnaire from Personality Cafe. I think it may be more accurate than the one on this site. We'll see.
I have obsessed about my type for more than a year and have come to the conclusion I am probably untypable. Which I think is a flaw in the system, and I am thinking about how to reinvent it to be more inclusive. I fully expect it to be divided among 3 types based on the questions and people's associations with what I say.
0. 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.
1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
It’s a nice photo. Good quality. Good use of composition. The eye is drawn to the blue lines of the bridge and the way they swoop up. It has a feeling of hopefulness and positivity. I’m not sure I would want to be in the photo though. It looks a little dreary. It’s a good contrast with the positive feeling of the lines though. It looks like it was originally black and white and was colored in key spots. Nice use of the technique if it’s true. If not the colors are remarkable. The figure looks out of proportion. I also like the reflection on the wet bridge.
2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
Initial thoughts: “I don’t like being in the middle of nowhere. It’s full of rednecks. Well, we’re smart, so we’ll be ok. Now we have to get the car fixed. I wonder if anyone has AAA. We’ll probably have to get it towed. We probably won’t make it to the concert. That sucks. I wonder if we can get our money back.”
Outward reactions: calm, collected. Offering ideas and support.
3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
Thoughts: “Sounds like fun. Parties can have chaotic energy, but as long as we stick together it should be fine. Carpe diem. Get out of your comfort zone and engage in life.” I would go.
4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
I would instantaneously evaluate what I agreed and disagreed with and why, and formulate my response. I would assess what his/her attitude was in saying it and what my attitude was and whether emotion or other personal factors were making either of us biased. Then I would respond with an emphasis on looking at the big picture.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
This has happened many times, and I have to modify my internal framework (both objective and subjective). I notice how I feel about this clash, and how much my ego might be attached to my beliefs and and whether I need to detach more to know the big picture.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
I value things both objectively and subjectively. Externally I value freedom, harmony, truth, responsibility, happiness, independence, collective empowerment, thinking outside the box, being openminded, seeing interconnectedness, having a balanced ego, compassion within reason, and honesty (both with others and yourself), among other things. I value practicality and applicability, as well as imagination and idealism and pointless mental activity. For me personally I value health and fitness, competence, being extraordinary, beauty, pleasure, logic, humor, being stable and sane, knowing myself, independence, maturity, and constant commitment to being my best. The most important thing to me is to know and understand reality and the ultimate truth of the universe (both objective and subjective). My ethics have evolved over the years and now consist of ‘be responsible for the consequences of your actions.’ (I don’t like making moral judgments anymore because they seem too Christian/religious. I’m pagan/Taoist/Hindu/atheist. The truth is never black and white or dualistic.) That said, I will protect and defend people and things I feel connected to. I feel one with the Earth and the life on it. (I also believe it is objectively true that we need to protect the earth no matter how people feel about it because it makes sense.) I feel connected to the goddess and god energy and am a feminist. Being pagan I believe in looking at things from the perspective of all human history and not being biased in favor of “civilization” and technology. I value both science and mysticism. Everything is balance. My values have never really changed, just had different emphases.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be? Why?
I am more honest than most. I am never afraid of truth.
I am still a little socially awkward and working on acquiring social skills. Sometimes I can be too direct and it sounds critical and insensitive.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
Intuition is a very important tool, especially for a witch. I always trust my intuition, and it is very reliable and accurate. I always balance my subjective feelings with objective reality though, because they can be biased or clouded by emotion.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
Analytical activity and the process of searching for answers, daydreaming, being in nature, listening to music, and dancing energize me.
Being unhappy or mentally confused drains me, and emotional drama really drains me.
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
I don’t always tell people about my philosophical and spiritual ideas because I figure they might be bored, and I can’t explain things very well without time to think about it. But if we get into a conversation about it, I am very enthusiastic. There are probably other things I can’t think of right now. It depends on who I am around. I try to fit into whatever situation I am in, and be a chameleon.