Friday, July 18, 2008

Personality Plus?

I'm following Clancy's suit with this one! I took this personality test and here are the results. Some of them seem accurate and other things seem less than true for me. What do you think??

You are gentle, caring, talkative, dutiful, neat, dependable, and modest. You can be counted on to make sure everything is in its place, that people are doing what they’re supposed to be doing and all the supplies have been secured.

(This is usually dependent on my mood!)

When it comes to expressing yourself you walk a fine line between not wanting to offend anyone and helping people see when they’re not in line with social standards. You pay too much attention to other people’s evaluations of how acceptable you are if such evaluations are ever negative.

(I definitely worry about offending people but it has nothing to do with social standards)

You are driven by a sense of obligation, often overworked for the benefit of others. You prefer tasks that are highly outlined, organized and practical. You fill your life with meaningful activities and schedule any down time. You function at your best when people recognize your dedication and hard work. You enjoy helping any friend in need. You have a strong work ethic and can be critical of sloth, laziness and people who have possessions only through extreme indebtedness. You don’t receive nearly the gratitude or recognition that you deserve for all you do for others.

('Overworked' is the wrong word but it's hard for me to say no to others. I do also love tasks at work that are not organized at all but only at work and I appreciate recognition for a job well done!)

One of your greatest strengths is supporting family or group activities. You are a natural host or hostess. Your contribution of cooking, cleaning, fixing, or constructing is an expression of your love and loyalty to everyone present, and such labor is truly a pleasure for you to fulfill.

(Ding, ding, ding! My primary love language is acts of service!)

You were a model child. Relatively neat, sweet and conscientious, you were the child that every parent thinks they’re going to have. You may have openly disagreed or rebelled but if so it was short-lived and harmless and you were quick to accept the judgment of your parents along with any punishment they deemed reasonable.

(My Mom use to always tell me that I was like a 40 year old woman!)

As a mate you are completely dedicated to the partnership, willing to go the extra mile to keep it happy and stable. Parenting, for you, is a lifetime commitment. You are protective, supportive and patient, often putting your children’s needs before your own. You make sure all of your child’s physical needs are met. More than other parents, you see your children as an extension of yourself and your self-image suffers disproportionately if your child or children behave inappropriately in public.

(I fail big time as the mate thing but feel the parenting part is dead on except I've given up caring what others think in public!)

You go by the book and are suspicious of anyone suggesting that tried and true established methods should be revised or ignored.

(Most of the time I go by the book....)

You have a strong appreciation for traditions and ceremonies (such as birthdays and holidays). You skillfully connect with just about anyone you meet, able and willing to discuss topics like weather and sports which are sure to be shared by everyone. Your conversations often drift to nostalgic reminiscence of past events.

(Nostalgia? Yes! Traditions and ceremonies? Not so much.)

You put a lot of energy into maintaining your home. You keep things tidy, visually appealing and in working condition. You make sure your home is always well stocked with food and supplies. You take better care of your possessions than most types, cleaning, oiling, maintaining things so that they will always be nice, maintain their value, and function when needed. You want things to be sturdy and may replace something which isn’t broken if, after acquiring it, you realize that it’s of the new, shabbier quality.

(Most of the time these things are true but I'm way too pragmatic to replace something that isn't broken!)

You may or may not be a pessimist, but your speech is laced with reminders to realistically expect problems to arise. You are aware of the general dangers of living and are conscious of the fact that other people don’t heed your warnings as often as they should. You are also the first to point out to someone who seems surprised that they should’ve known that setbacks would occur.

(I'm all about reality at the risk of pessimism but I don't expect others to heed my words and I only point these things out to those closest to me, sorry!)

In a marriage you are helpful and supportive of your spouse. You enjoy working on tasks together, or working on your specialties at the same time (one cooks while the other fixes the plumbing). As a parent you do all you can to ensure that your children are well behaved and hard working.

(I try but faulter on these things way too often!)

On the B Side: That was fun for me (sorry it sucked for you)! I'm tagging Mommy Amy, Shell, Micci and Koug with this one to see what their results look like and how they feel about them!

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