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.
Not unless you count alcohol
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
Photoshop anyone? The same guy is present in the picture in multiple positions, and the way he is positioned against the background is awkward. So i'm thinking, this is kind of lame. Why couldn't he take a photo of himself somewhere that he's actually been? I could also read into it further, and assume the person who uploaded the picture has narcissistic tendencies due to a desire to impose himself more than would be naturally possible...but i digress.
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?
F***ing hell, this is why I HATE public transport!!! So f**ing unreliable!!!
I'd soon calm down and quickly mentally calculate approximately how late we would be, taking into account our location and how far away we are from the destination (so how long it would take for alternative transport). I would also text anyone I was meeting to warn them that I would be late and to make their own way inside.
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?
Ehhhhh. What is happening at this party? I don't know these people. There's alcohol though. I don't even like alcohol, just the idea of it. Meh. I'll probably go along reluctantly and sit in a corner and watch people.
After wasting my precious time, that bastard is going to have some drinks?!? I would be seething with rage.
However, I would want to get back home and $50, even $100, is nothing if it means I don't have to wait. Late night parties, with all the noise and bright light, not to mention the shallow, bland music, are not my cup of tea, and I would already mentally synthesising the complaint letter I'd be sending the company the next morning, hehe.
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 don't care that much unless they are supporting things that I absolutely detest, and the politically sensitive nature of those topics means that they tend not to be topics brought up in a public place. Therefore I can't envisage a situation where I'd get that upset. I'd probably either just ignore the nonsense or frown to show I disapproved.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
This question is far too generalised to answer.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
The ideas of "peace through war/suffering" and that the strong should rise above and dominate the weak. These I apply on an individual and societal level.
I believe that in order for one to experience inward and outward order and harmony, strife and struggles must be overcome. A great man figures out how to rise above his imperfections and become one of the elite. Society, also, requires order and balance. Instead of passively maintaining a peace (which will eventually lead to war) I suggest waging a patriotic war to cleanse the nation of impurities and bring peace.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
a. Ask them.
b. Be more confident around girls.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
They just happen - hunches/gut feelings a part of how I make decisions in my day to day life, and hence are the first response to any given situation. I will have an instinctive "gut feeling" about which path will be more muddy after only very quickly glancing at them, I feel the same way about making decisions about which brand of a product to buy, or which companies to invest in. Often I do act on these feelings to my success, though I do realise that it is an irrational way of making decisions and is only useful in situations where you are required to think quickly (and i excel in these environments).
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
a The moment where I suddenly figure out the solution to a "problem" i've been working on (this is often musical in my case), which feel awesome, or the experience of travelling and experiencing firsthand places I've only read about.
b Having to listen to people talk about their friends and relatives. The least enjoyable aspect of family reunions (the most is the alcohol).
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
I try and repress any anxious thoughts I may have around women by dispelling them from my mind through meditation, as well as by practicing conversation skills and my posture. However internally I'm very vulnerable, mainly because I had a traumatic time when I was younger. This is entrenched in my psyche and affects my ability to relate to other people.