Saturday, September 16, 2006

So, once again I found myself on blogthings....taking mindless quizes.....which, perhaps aren't so mindless....
It is amazing what I learn about myself -- especially when I reflect on the answers.
--As usual -- my reflections are in red....

Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have high extroversion.
You are outgoing and engaging, with both strangers and friends.
You truly enjoy being with people and bring energy into any situation.
Enthusiastic and fun, you're the first to say "let's go!"

It surprises many when I tell people that I'm really shy. Inside me is a scared little girl who wants nothing more than to curl up in a ball. But, thanks to my "airforce brat" upbringing, (complete with many moves) and my discovery of theater at a young(ish) age -- I found a way of dealing with it.

Though I still find myself (often) wanting to just play turtle. (which, before someone snidely asks, is NOT a couples game......)

You have high conscientiousness.
Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.
Most things in your life are organized and planned well.
But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.

I never thought of myself as organized or a perfectionist -- until I got divorced! Finding the rug pulled out from beneath my feet (in more ways than one), made me realize that I'm okay with being spontaneous -- as long as I've got "spontaneous event" scheduled in....


You have medium agreeableness.
You're generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.

Only MEDIUM agreeableness!?!?!?!? And what, pray tell, would an unhealthy dose of cynicism look like!?!?!? Play Fair? How the hell do you expect to win if you play fair.

--stupid quiz.....stupid answer....

You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.

Err....okay, strike that tirade above....don't want to have to change to High Neuroticism....I do bounce back quick (even a bounce from an airplane) - but I fear many of you would disagree with the "mentally together" bit.

Are you feeling secure? good....

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.

Smartest thing so far! Duh! Open to MOST new experiences -- although I have had some dating issues.

I will try almost anything -- and think that I have tried almost everything....

and yes, I do always try to find the positive. I think too many people waste too much time on the negative crap. Like I always say, " That baggage you're carrying could sink the Titanic! throw it out of the boat!"

Thanks for letting me take this self-absorbed journey.


lime said...

lol, i am medium in every trait except the last one, the last one i echoed you. my favorite part was where it said i coudl buckle down when i needed to but i'll goof off if i think i can get away with it. LOL

anyway....i think it mostly proves we need to dance on buses and jump out of planes together. hehehehe.

Thomcat said...

i'm too scared to discover more of me!

KFarmer said...

shit Jane, I come back and what do I find? Another quiz. And you knows I'm addicted to them :)

I'm not so open and friendly as you but I blame that to being yanked to three different first grades- USAF. My younger sister was the one who scouted the neighborhood and told me who my friends would be- lol! And she was usually right :)