Well, I am doubting my personality type once again, so I thought I would do another questionnaire and have some of you type me. Iíve avoided this one for a while because it seemed more difficult to me, but Iíll give it a go right now. Iím really interested in knowing what you would perceive my dominant cognitive functions to be.
1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
I am initially not impressed by this picture. It seems like just another high quality nature landscape posted by yet another photographer, nothing special that stands out to me. But staring at this photograph, I start finding some things to appreciate. I like the contrast of the water in the middle to the rest of the scene, and how the trees above it look next to it. There's a lot to see in this picture, from the gloomy sky, to the multicolored hills.
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?
Well, I would be cursing a lot in my mind initially, and depending on how close I am to these people, I would probably be cursing out loud too. But after a little while, I guess I would realize that wallowing in my self-pity is not a very productive thing and would start thinking of something to do instead. Iím not very mechanic so I couldnít try fixing the car or finding out what is wrong with it on my own. Like, I would probably call a friend to pick us up and take us to the concert for now and deal with the problem of the broken car later. I would certainly be determined to see my favorite band.
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?
I would probably want to attend the party, it sounds like a good opportunity that I would probably regret turning down. If we are able to get back home since the driver is not drinking, I donít see any problem with going. Meeting new people would make me nervous and uncomfortable, especially if itís my favorite band, but I would like to step out of my comfort zone to do that because it sounds like a fun experience.
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?
Even though I would try not to be, I would probably be internally a bit irritated. It mostly depends on how that friend makes the claim. If he/she said it in a respectful, reasonable manner, I would just brush it off. But if he/she makes a big deal about it, and especially if it turns into a whole long debate, I would start out trying to ignore him/her, or if I get fed up, I might tell him/her to chill out.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
Others clashing with my beliefs is inevitable, and as long as they are not harming or hurting anyone by doing so, and they act respectfully, I will not have a problem with them. I donít quite understand the ďexperiencesĒ aspect of this question. As for habits, I suppose I would be somewhat annoyed, but I would probably suck it up and let things be.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
I have always found this question to be one of the hardest things you could ask me. Iím not sure what I value. I have a ďmy life doesnít matterĒ outlook in mind that makes it hard for me to care about anything. Yet I must say that I strongly believe in treating others the way I want to be treated. I always try to respect everyone as much as I can and act courteously in public, making sure to hold doors open for others, and saying ďpleaseĒ and ďthank you.Ē Iím not sure how this value became important to me, although Iím guessing it may have stemmed from both my upbringing as well as being treated poorly by other people with whom I have seemingly had no prior contact. I donít think this can change, itís so firmly rooted in me.
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?
Absolutely nothing about my personality distinguishes me from everyone else.
I would like to change my constant pessimism. I feel like my negative attitude stops me from accomplishing a lot of things in my life. Sometimes it seems like a lot of people believe that I am able to do something, but itís only me who stops myself from doing so, and looking back on those times, I wonder if I would have been capable of it if I hadnít told myself I couldnít do it.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
If I am alone, I usually go with my gut feelings without thinking about the possible consequences, especially if I am under pressure to do something quickly. When I am with someone whom I trust, I will often ask them to confirm my hunches before acting on them. But sometimes I do act on my instinct first before asking. I consider myself to be rather impulsive, except when it comes to speaking to others in real life.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
The activity that energizes me most is listening to music. Itís my go-to activity no matter what mood I am in. It helps me to relax, yet entertains me as well. It gives me a sort of unexplainable but very pleasant feeling nothing else can give.
I am most drained by physical activity, to be honest. Prolonged walking really takes a toll on me, I am lazy as fuck. I never (well, very rarely) exercise for this reason. Dealing with people I do not know well also drains me heavily, I find it nerve wracking because I overthink everything I say and constantly worry about how they perceive me.
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
My mind is full of self-deprecation, and I really try to limit it when I translate my thoughts into words. As it is overflowing, it tends to spill out at times and come out my mouth, but itís certainly not as much as what I think of in my head. I hide this because I am afraid of bothering others, I donít think people particularly enjoy being around those who are always sad.
In my head, I am a very wrathful person. I have a super short temper and whenever I lose it, I have a lot of violent thoughts, directed at both myself and others. I try to hide this as much as possible because I donít want people to be scared of me.
That was a short questionnaire. Maybe I'll post another one? Or you guys could ask me some followup questions, if you have any.