1. What is beauty? What is love?
• Beauty is subjective and can be found in anything, as long as one looks hard enough. Beauty doesn't necessarily have to be something that is pleasing to the eye, but a romanticized idea, derived possibly from nostalgia, or that with which one can relate to, or find inspiration from etc.
•To me, love is a feeling that inspires loyalty that has been developed by a connection in which one relates to something else or possibly from respect...
2. What are your most important values?
•Integrity, Commitment, Understanding, Dependability, Humbleness, Wisdom, Sincerity..
3. Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
• I don't have a particular religion that I affiliate myself with, but I like finding parallels in religion, and wonder if there is some underlying truth to them all in one way or another, in their similarities, or the reasons for which people practice religion.
4. Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
•I don't like war at all. I wish that there was a better way that others would accept to come to a mutual agreement. It makes me sad to know that those opposing each other have their own families and they may misunderstand or even demonize each other by differences in culture or what they have heard from others about a particular race or culture. I think that once a fire had been shot, it can lead to a constant eye for an eye, and bitterness towards the opposition, until one side can now longer go on, with hatred that can last generations.
•Power is an influence over others.
5. What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
•I like talking about books, why people do the things they do, I'll have conversation with just about anything, really. I like to read and to overthink everything.
6. Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
•I'm not extremely interested about it. I like guessing what's wrong with people from their symptoms and helping them find an answer, usually resorting to google. I don't like eating foods high in sugar or fat. But I don't really exercise. I don't know, maybe?
7. What do you think of daily chores?
•If I get into the groove of doing everything, and keeping up with everything consistently, and not letting it pile up on me, I'm fine. But the moment it goes overboard, I find myself mad at myself for letting it get out of control, and find it hard to get back in the groove, so I try to stay in it.
8. Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
•My favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies., Beauty and the Beast, Harry Potter movies,The Beach, Donnie Darko, The Hours..
•Books I have recently read: The Book Thief, Rebecca, Myth of Sisyphus, Northanger Abbey, The Thirteenth Tale, Mrs. Dalloway..
9. What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
•Cry: Death of a loved one. Or the feeling of not living up to the standard of what I should be like, and being criticized for it.
•Smile: little kids, irony, people helping others, old couples opening doors for each other
10. Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
•With my family.
Evaluation & Behaviour
11. What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
•Weakness: I'm a pushover.
•Dislike about myself: Whenever I do anything I think is wrong, I dislike myself for it. My library books are late, therefore I feel like a bad person and it has been eating me alive. I don't really mind that I'm a pushover, because I don't like pushing others around. But I think I lack the ability to put myself out there, as in just accepting a position and staying there instead of trying to 'ladder climb'. I lack the will or the will to care because I don't have a competitive nature. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, but will probably hurt me in the long run.
12. What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
•Strengths: People generally say I'm easy to get along with. That I'm a good person.
•Like about myself: That I don't succumb to loosing myself in a group to gain recognition and popularity. That I stay true to myself.
13. In what areas of your life would you like help?
•I need guidance. Someone to manage my finances and tell me exactly how much I should spend on everything. Someone to budget my life. Someone to tell me how to do what I need/want to do.
14. Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
•Sometimes. Usually because of depression and life feeling monotonous. My reaction is to stay in my house and not leave. Pour myself into a book or google.
People & Interactions
15. What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
•I like people that know what they are doing with confidence. I like people that genuinely try to understand and respect other people ,or that accept others, despite their flaws.
•I dislike people that say things that hurt others feelings just to appease a group, those with poor self-awareness, or that just do things for looks or popularity.
16. How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
•I think of romance as a commitment to someone I love and respect. Qualities I like are maturity, intelligence, diligence, respectful...someone who knows what they are doing in life.
17. If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
•That they will always be able to come to me for anything, no matter what. I want then to treat others well by being accepting of others and not a bully. To respect other people.
18. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
•Inward I'd probably be mad, but try to understand why they might feel that way. It depends what it's about and how strongly I feel about the topic that decides whether I respond to it.
19. Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
•I kind of see myself as outside society. I see people as a whole containing patterns of an underlying truth about humanity, remaining consistent over time, the good and bad.
•A prevalent social problem is the lack of understanding between people.
20. How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
•I choose my friends by how interesting, reliable, and accepting they are, and our shared interests. I'm pretty open with my friends, random in conversation, dorky...
21. How do you behave around strangers?
•I keep a neutral distance and watch them from afar to decide if I'm going to like them or not, evaluating how they act towards others, sometimes. But if they seem open, approachable, and friendly, I'll be friendly back.