0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
Male, 30, Civil Engineer (in the process of changing careers), uncertain of where I am in my professional life!
1. Click on this link: Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
More than one picture. But for the sake of this questionnaire, I usually love going through a lot of pictures, even more landscapes, architecture or nature in general (not animals though).
2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
Ok, what's going on with this car. Let's get out and check under the hood.
3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
Well, party is fun but if the drive was long/the show was late, I might want to go back home.
4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
Inside me, I tell myself this is nuts and he is wrong for saying that. But I usually wait for someone to contest that claim before embarking into the conversation.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
I would feel confused and even angry at first (this breaks my interior "system" or "order"), then depending on the strength of the new experience, I might take that for the new "truth".
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
Freedom, respect (self and others), family, friendship. Friendship and family are important to me because whenever I am in trouble or in times of confusion, I can always count on them to be by my side and keep me anchored into the real world (as opposed to the world of doubts). I think my values won't change unless I get "screwed" massively by multiple friends/family members at the same time.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
a) I am always in observation mode, ever passive, watching and learning.
b) I would definitely like to be able to see the bigger picture and use more my sixth sense to think about the future or analyze the past.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
I listen to them but can actually be good at shutting them out. Sometimes I just follow them without questions, at other times I just can't listen to them without sensing the logic behind them first. Interpersonal relations trigger them, 99% of the time.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
Energy++: Reading, video games, movies, music, sports. Fun drives me, so does new information.
Energy--: Parties, meetings (business), interpersonal fights. Relationships are tiresome processes for me.
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
I usually keep my opinion to myself, unless I am 100% sure I am "right" (or for that matter, have a lot of facts to support my idea). I don't really like to argue with others because I am bad at living this situation (I generally get angry when someone confronts my ideas, even though they do it with tact and diplomacy).