Hehe, perfectionism and 8 missing points - it sounds familiar. Something with an essay in [course we took together], perhaps ...? ;-) [<-- I failed to hand in an essay for a course we took together two years ago due to perfectionism. And apparently I haven't learned from that experience, since the same thing has happened with the thesis I'm now writing.
We talked about [student aides] today (in connection with that I have used a lot for [my graduate work]) and [our advisor] did say something about that you should be interpreter :-) [<-- I'll be doing some translation work later this year on a project that he's also attached to.]
I only know a little of the official description of the [satirical term for the well-educated, self-satisfied and politically correct segment of society that I said I figure I belong to except for my politics]. My personal interpretation of the concept is not particularly attractive (it is people who are fans of [local soccer club] and go to [their stadium], if and only if it is good weather and [the soccer club] is to win the championship) so it is not a term I prefer thinking of in connection with the people I actually like... :-D
(and now has the sharp, analytical student probably figured out the passion - or vice if you like - that I suffer from...:-))
Are you calling me a geek ???!!? :-D
I find it hard to recognize me as one who "seeks thrilling sensory experiences" - perhaps because I am not quite aware of what is meant (sorry...) However, I do feel relatively application-oriented but on the other hand, I have nothing at all against discussions! :-) On the other hand, I do not see myself as a geek (denial is the first sign...)!
I recall that there were some questions à la "When you make a decision, you A) gather information to clarify the issue B) trust that your unique gut instinct gives you the right answer.
In these questions I have probably answered A, but whether it is because that I have learned through education and work, or whether it is because that I AM such, I could not say (although it may be what you want me to do ;-)). Did I answer A because I am [an economist] - or am I [an economist] because I personally prefer A? The chicken or the egg? The questions are many - few are the answers... :-)
Perhaps I should take the second test and see if it gives the same answer (but why should it not? And if it should, why did you send both? :-)). Until then, feel free to ask more clarifying questions, so you can satisfy your curiosity - although [your thesis buddy] has said that you should stop trying to analyze all the people you meet... ;-)
As for compensation, I have a few hundred questionnaires to be entered... c, ") [<-- Anyone know what that smiley is supposed to signify?