Friday, February 25, 2005
personality expert?

According to Shiv, this result from this personality test website is me... someone from IIStix posted it on the forum.

I'm inclined to never put any real stock into the stuff these tests spit out, but still... I have to admit it's entertaining. My comments are in italics.

So according to the test:

Name Garrett
Tests Completed 2
(208 qstns)
First Login Feb 2005
Intelligent? Very
Good Looking? Definitely

"You are exceptional and unique. Your quest in life is to identify exactly who you are and why you�re here. What�s important to you is the journey of self discovery, determining who you are today is not the same as who you�ll be tomorrow." (True.)


"You resist being categorized and are quick to question any social standard that you sense someone imposing on you. Stereotypical gender roles always interest you and, in your mind, connect to issues that most other people would never even consider related." (True, though gender roles? Haha.)


"You can �connect� with any individual person and practically read their mind, but you have a natural tendency to match your actions to the expectations you read from their mind and yearn for company that lets you truly, naturally be yourself. You struggle between letting yourself naturally match the sentiment of the group (which feels like putting on a fa�ade) or letting your individuality shine, which may allow people to see how different you are." (I'm not a comformist, but I am non-confrontational. Usually.)


"You are particularly accepting of other people and have a special talent for seeing people�s true selves instinctively. It takes time for you to trust your gut instinct about people because even you don�t believe that someone could be so right about another person�s nature so quickly. This intuitive sense about what people are thinking (which is actually your hyper-attention to nonverbal cues) is your special talent. You may think it is available to everyone and that others just ignore it, but in truth others could never develop the skill to the level which comes naturally to you." (I'd like to think I'm good judge of character.)


"To you everything happens on a personal level. Your friends come to you for advice because they know that you�ll love them for who they are and put yourself in their shoes to look at the world. Your advice, although varied in delivery, usually boils down to �be true to yourself� and �listen to your heart.� You are also an excellent confidant because things told to you never return to anyone through the grapevine. You exude this quality so strongly that even strangers will sometimes spontaneously begin confiding their deepest secrets in you." (My advice usually consists of "Suck it up" or "Be flexible" or "Ummm, you really messed up".)


"Despite all of that, you are not much of a talker. In fact, words sometimes trip you up because you prefer nonverbal communication. Unfortunately, most of the world is not as attuned to nonverbal communication the way you are, so your opinion can get overshadowed if a more outspoken person is part of the decision." (Very true... I'm not much of a talker.)


"You focus more on nurturing other�s self esteem than any other type. As a result of this naturally caring nature your close friends often turn to you for moral support."


"You are by far the most talented of all types at reading nonverbal cues. In your admirable attempts to convey a message diplomatically, those who aren't sensitive to inflection, tone, insinuations or body language sometimes simply do not get your message because they only receive the verbal half of what you said." (Yeah, nobody gets what I say.)


"In the same way that you're the best at reading nonverbal cues, you're also the best at sending them. When you speak they miss the nonverbal half of your message, then they speak and transmit twice the message (verbal + nonverbal) which often gives away more than they intended but is sometimes carelessly inaccurate since they don�t send nonverbal cues as well as you do. When you're tempted to assign bias based on someone�s tone or other nonverbal cues it is wise to have them restate what they said and see if ignoring the careless, unintentional nonverbal half of their message lets the true meaning through." (My nonverbal cues usually consist of raised eyebrows and making funny faces.)


"If you have children your focus is making sure that your child has a strong self-image and high self-esteem. More than other parents it is important for you to be friends with your children."


"You are more philosophical than most and passionately think about ethics and justice more than other types. It is when ethical issues come up in conversation that you most strongly sense that you are fundamentally different from other people. You become visually emotionally focused when these issues arise, while others easily laugh them off and switch topics to something trivial. To you, it seems that everyone should be passionate about ending racism, sexism and other social ills." (Very true.)


"You go by the book and are suspicious of anyone suggesting that rules or laws should be ignored. You think constantly about improving laws, and see that at a major avenue for advancing social change because you see legislation and rule creation as the consensus opinion of the group working together. For you the focus is seeing everyone working together in harmony." (This makes me sound like a congressman.)


"You are a healer and probably give great massages and know what foods will make people happy again. You prefer to surround yourself with direct, honest, authentic people who let you reinvent yourself every time you meet. You want nothing more than for there to be peace and harmony in the world, and your actions clearly reflect that vision." (What the hell... massages?! I'm down with cooking, though.)


"You are more strongly moved by poetry and artistic expression than any other type. You are interested in the finer points of different artistic mediums, having many complete and incomplete poems and stories in your head if not on paper." (*nod*)


news hound

Plenty of interesting stuff to read out there...

A review of Million Dollar Baby that resonates with me from RELEVANT magazine. (warning... SPOILERS)

A good ed-op piece about the need for peace in a US-Muslim world context.

An article about Black History Month advertising and the question of exploitation vs. paying homage.

A new report that says 7 out of 10 single women in Japan say they're perfectly happy. Shocking, considering the pressures of Japanese culture on people to get married.


that relevant article was pretty intersting.

i always thought that out of the conserative california celibrity trifecta of paul newman, ron reagan, and clint eastwood, i had the impression that clint was something along the lines of a libetarian conservative from his films like dirty harry and stuff.

anyway its interesting to see how those three have been, to a certain extent, espoused by the republican party of how they personify the party's ideals, but at the same time theres some contrast in regards to some of the things that eastwood brought up in his film regarding euthanasia and also nancy reagan's views on stem cells.

it just seems like some of the things dude mentioned in his article forces one to re-think certain ethical things as it did for eastwood and reagan.

anyway i dont know where im going with this but that was a good movie.

- akito
yeah... Clint Eastwood is an interesting character. it seems like beginning with "Unforgiven," his films have been drifting farther into this realm of lefty mores. i think conservative film critics are beginning to hate his ass.
yeah... Clint Eastwood is an interesting character. it seems like beginning with "Unforgiven," his films have been drifting farther into this realm of lefty mores. i think conservative film critics are beginning to hate his ass.
akito, fonic - yeah. Clint has always seemed like an interesting characer. Maybe it's just the whole Hollywood environment that tends to make people more off-the-wall... haha.
"happy"...maybe that's the new fad.

the review was a good read but while watching the movie i never once thought of euthanasia. maybe i was that dumbfounded, not knowing what the story was about at all.

the movie was good but i still rather watch rocky.
oh, and i wonder if anyone got:

interesting: hell no
good looking: gag me
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