Monday, August 20, 2007

monday, monday (part deux)

I love personality tests. I want to think up a good reason for that, but the truth is that I just find myself to be an endlessly fascinating topic, AND that I find it really interesting that we never seem to be able to really view ourselves with the kind of clarity in which we can view others. This is true with both physical and emotional traits. Sometimes I think that I am Lookin' Good, other times I look positively disgusting. I'm sure that I generally pretty much look the same all the time to others, so why is it so jarringly different every time I look in the mirror? And, as far as personality goes, I have this image of myself in which some things seem like they should be evident to everyone, and other things that are constantly shifting and changing. When I have to describe myself I find my mind racing wildly and all the saliva in my mouth drying up. Who am I, really? I think about ways in which others have described me--sometimes I'm flattered, sometimes I'm stunned, and sometimes I'm just puzzled. When it comes to other people, I think I'm pretty insightful (but maybe you'd never describe me that way?), but what does that even mean? I mean, I think about all the parts of myself that are private, all the thoughts that never are shared, so how could someone else ever see the actual me, anyway? And, how insightful could I actually be about the interior life of another person?

Okay, ramblin'.

But, here's this personality-type test I took today. It says that I'm a Benevolent Leader. You should take it, too, and tell me what you are, and I will see if my insightfulness matches up with the experts of the internets. Here's my rundown.

2 comments:

nowlzie said...

ha! "benevolent leader" was going to be my name for my line of dog training products!

back to the drawing board with that, i guess...

Ashley said...

I am a "free-wheeling creator" . . .