What age range are you in? 15 years old and a sophomore in high school.
1. What do you think your life is about? What drives you in life? This can be something like a goal or a purpose, or anything else that comes to mind. The main thing that drives me in life is knowing that I can retreat to the inner world of my mind when faced with a problem.
2. What were you like as a kid? I was always pretty reserved with a lot of people until about 7th grade, and when I did talk, a few adults had the guts to complain to my parents that I was either too boring or came off as too hostile.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents. Does anything stand out about the way you interacted? I love my parents and I acted and continue to act very nonchalant around them, even in public. But, occasionally, I get into extreme clashes with my dad when he tries to pressure me into studying more when I am confident that I have mastered the material enough and have proven him wrong 95% of the time by acing the classes and the assignments.
4. What values are important to you? What do you hope to avoid doing or being? I hope to avoid being narrow-minded, yet at the same time, not having opinions of my own. I also fear not being able to stand up for myself and not being able to stand up for those I care about.
5. Aside from phobias, are there any fears that characterized your childhood? Have they continued into the present day, or not, and if not, how have you dealt with them? The one characteristic fear that has pervaded my entire life has been a fear of *scoff* flies. This is because when I was 3, I accidentally stepped on a pile of poo and didn't see that there were also millions of flies swarming around there, so the next thing I recall is all these flies on top of me. Now, when I see a fly, I try to control my fears and deal with it assertively.
6. a.) How do you see yourself? As someone that nobody, not even himself, can ever fully comprehend and fathom.
b.) How do you want others to see you? As an effective, decisive leader, but at the same time, an easy-going person.
c.) What do you dislike the most in other people? Narrow-mindedness and inefficiency
7. Which habit do you most automatically act on? Rank the following habits from most to least automatic, on a scale of 1 (most) to 3 (least).
a.) Work for personal gain with more concern for self than for others. 1
b.) Strive for a sense of tranquility in yourself and the world around you 2
c.) Decide what is right for the betterment of something or someone else. 3
8. Where does the wandering mind take you? What provokes this? Whenever I get lost deep within the labyrinths of my mind, I think about potential ideas for stories or I fantasize about being a super-genius or a well-respected leaders.
9.What makes you feel your best? What makes you feel your worst?
10. Let's talk about emotions. Explain what might make you feel the following, how they feel to you or how you react to the emotion:
a.) anger I usually don't hesitate to tell people when I'm angry with them about something, but I prefer private, one-on-one confrontations to public confrontations.
b.) shame It's rather difficult for me to counter my shame and I end up withdrawing for a bit to reflect before I feel confident enough to come out again.
c.) anxiety I'm not entirely sure how to answer this question, as I have dealt with anxiety in multitudes of ways. Sometimes, I counter my fear by just taking immediate action, while other times, I'm on the verge of having a nervous breakdown.
11. Describe how you respond to the following:
a.) stress Maintain a cool facade until someone provokes me, and then I usually rage.
b.) negative unexpected change Complain, then live with it.
c.) conflict I usually end up inadvertently starting it, but I try to end it, of course, if I feel like it's getting too out of hand.
12. a.) What kind of role are you naturally inclined to take in a group? Why? As the voice of reason on the sidelines.
b.) If put in power, how do you behave? Why? Use it justly and be sure to take others' opinions into account, but make sure to stand firm.
c.) Do you tend to struggle with others who have authority over you? Why? Only with those that I resent, because I tend to resort to the greatest gift that spoken language can bring: sarcasm.
13. What do you see or notice in others that most people don't? I usually tend to notice when an idea is either irrational or impractical more quickly than most people.
14. Comment on your relationship with trust. It takes a long time for me to fully trust someone and even then I always hold some reservations.
15. Briefly: What religious and/or political beliefs do you have? Do you think they influenced your responses in this questionnaire? When it comes to a religion, I identify as an atheist/agnostic. Politically, I would describe myself as slightly left of center, favoring liberal social policies and mostly laissez-faire economic policies (although, I am strongly in favor of safety regulations for workers).
Optional Question (due to personal nature)
Discuss an event that has impacted your life significantly; more importantly, how you responded to it.
When I was 10, I contracted appendicitis and had to get my appendix removed. I had to work through and eventually control my emotions and go through all the necessary procedures to deal with this problem. My time in the hospital allowed me room to think about life and what I was and wasn't doing at the time and when I came out, I learned that while it is tempting to look into the past and wallow in sadness, it is also extremely important to look towards the opportunities you are presented in front of you.
Anyways, I hoped all of this helped. If so, could you also analyze my instinctual variants as well and tell me what they mean? Thanks in advance.