I know I've asked this before, but I'm still not totally sure if I'm SP>SO>SX or SO>SP>SX. The people over on Typewatch solidly put me in the SO>SP>SX camp. However, I'm leaning slightly towards SP>SO>>>>>SX.
Here are my responses to the stacking questionnaire, courtesy of this thread.
Self-preservation (Need to protect and preserve)
1. Do you tend to save money and are cautious about spending it?
Yes, very much so. I hate the thought of being poor and not being able to provide for myself.
2. Are you security oriented? Ready to protect yourself, those close to you and your resources?
3. Are you fairly consistent? Like things known and regular? No big chances?
In general I’m pretty consistent and not much of a risk taker. I don’t take a lot of big chances- only if the odds of a positive outcome are generally in my favor.
4. Do you dislike taking big risks unless it’s a “sure” thing?
Somewhat. I don’t there’s anything that’s an absolute “sure” thing. There are things that are highly probable or improbable though. I don’t take many big risks and when I do, it’s well thought out in terms of what I have to potentially gain or lose. I think of the worst that could happen, how likely it is to happen and how I’ll cope with the consequences should it happen. I’m not going to take a big risk unless there’s a reasonably good chance of a positive outcome and even if the outcome ends up negative, I feel confident in my ability to deal with the consequences. If not, then I don’t take the risk.
5. Are you fairly private? Not revealing too much to strangers?
Generally yes, until I feel more comfortable around you and trust you.
6. Do you tend to be introverted?
Yes. I’m absorbed in my own thoughts and feelings most of the time. They are often more entertaining to me than the company of others.
7. Do you understand money? Securities? Investments?
I understand the importance of saving it and investing for the future. I don’t understand all of the investment terminology and all the ins and outs of picking the best stocks.
8. Do you tend to plan for the future? Ready for emergencies?
As far as emergency planning, I could be better about some things. When I’m in a building or at the workplace for example, I usually don’t take the time to learn the emergency evacuation routes unless I’m doing so for mandatory company training.
My car has some emergency supplies like a blanket and emergency flashers but lacks other things like food and a spare tire.
So I’m all over the map regarding this.
9. Are you concerned about health? Safety? Comfort? Home? Hearth?
Definite yes to the first three.
Home and hearth to a lesser extent. I do like having a sense of ‘home’ so to speak but I’m also not overly attached to it like some people.
I kind of like to move around when I get sick of living somewhere.
As long as I have some sort of shelter over my head and it’s comfortable and safe, I’m good.
10. Are you worried about what may go wrong? Tend to imagine worse case scenarios?
Somewhat. I’m wondering how much of this is due to 6 wing though.
It depends on the situation. Some situations I’ll do this; some others interestingly I do the opposite where I don’t anticipate potential problems enough. The majority are somewhere between the two extremes.
11. Do you like things spelled out? Details? Exact information? Guarantees?
I like knowing what to expect and what’s expected of me.
I like having some sense of guarantee, like if you stay with us X number of years, we’ll give you a raise- that sort of thing.
I have a love/hate relationship with details and exact information. Too much of it can be overwhelming and cause needless confusion and distraction. I also hate being micromanaged. Just give me a general idea of what you want me to do and let me go about it in my own way.
On the other hand, I don’t like much ambiguity and I want enough details to resolve it so there is no chance for misunderstanding.
12. In relationships, do you take care of others financially?
I’ve never had to take care of anyone financially. Luckily I’ve only ever dated financially responsible people.