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Strengths

Strengths

I’ve been strangely attracted to several of the Gallup books. I started with First, Break All the Rules, which just had a really good title. Basically, they attempted to figure out what makes managers effective and employee’s satisfied by polling and surveys, which is about as scientific as you can get when studying people. One of the ideas is to focus on strengths instead of weaknesses. They make some vague references to system of strengths, but don’t go into any detail.

The next book, Now, Discover Your Strengths addressed that area. Of course beyond the list of strengths and a code for the web based survey, it is largely exposition. Anyway, the survey results (the free-with-purchase version is pretty sparse on details):

  1. Input
  2. Restorative
  3. Intellection
  4. Ideation
  5. Analytical

Which is almost suspect for being so monotonously about information. But that doesn’t really surprise me much either. Of course there are lots of theories about identifying the difference in people. I take some confidence from the survey backing, as opposed to one person’s ‘professional opinion.’ Like scientific theories, one of the main tests is explanatory power, and this does explain a few things.

When reading the book, I picked up on Responsibility and Harmony (i.e., ‘can’t we all just get along?’) as two that might explain some of my recent doings. Since the cheap versoin doesn’t show the ranking beyond the top five I don’t know where they ranked. But Restorative (likes fixing problems) explains both.

It’s not so much that I like taking on responsibility; I usually don’t offer until it’s obvious nobody else is stepping forward – the most direct way to solve the problem is to do it myself. Of course, I’m probably not the best person to do most of these things, which is a nice clarification – if I can find someone better suited to the task, I will have better solved the problem, and can get on with my life.

Harmony is a simple matter of fixing discordant social situations.

Now I’m just left with the problem that work best with ideas and logic, whereas most of the activities I’m involved in, well, don’t.

Numerology: this is a little spooky

http://www.paulsadowski.com/Numbers.asp


You entered: Justin Lee Love

There are 13 letters in your name.
Those 13 letters total to 52
There are 6 vowels and 7 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 7

The characteristics of #7 are: Analysis, understanding, knowledge, awareness, studious, meditating.

The expression or destiny for #7:
Thought, analysis, introspection, and seclusiveness are all characteristics of the expression number 7. The hallmark of the number 7 is a good mind, and especially good at searching out and finding the truth. You are so very capable of analyzing, judging and discriminating, that very little ever escapes your observation and deep understanding. You are the type of person that can really get involved in a search for wisdom or hidden truths, often becoming an authority on whatever it is your are focusing on. This can easily be of a technical or scientific nature, or it may be religious or occult, it matters very little, you pursue knowledge with the same sort of vigor. You can make a very fine teacher, or because of a natural inclination toward the spiritual, you may become deeply emerged in religious affairs or even psychic explorations. You tend to operate on a rather different wavelength, and many of your friends may not really know you very well. The positive aspects of the 7 expression are that you can be a true perfectionist in a very positive sense of the word. You are very logical, and usually employ a quite rational approach to most things you do. You can be so rational at times that you almost seem to lack emotion, and when you are faced with an emotional situation, you may have a bit of a problem coping with it. You have excellent capabilities to study and learn really deep and difficult subjects, and to search for hidden fundamentals. At full maturity you are likely to be a very peaceful and poised individual.

If there is an over supply of the number 7 in your makeup, the negative aspects of the number may be apparent. The chief negative of 7 relates to the limited degree of trust that you may have in people. A tendency to be highly introverted can make you a bit on the self-centered side, certainly very much self-contained . Because of this, you are not very adaptable, and you may tend to be overly critical and intolerant. You really like to work alone, at your own pace and in your own way. You neither show or understand emotions very well.

Your Soul Urge number is: 7

A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don’t know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don’t easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 1

An Inner Dream number of 1 means:
You dream of being a leader and one who is in charge. You want to be known for your courage, daring, and original ideas. You seek unconquered heights. People may get a first impression that you are very aggressive and sure of yourself.

12 out of 15

“While each person is different, if you checked the “Yes” box for eight or more of these questions or had strong, strong “Yes” checks by at least five of them, you definitely are wired more like Ben Franklin than Mozart and can proudly identify as a “Renaissance Soul!”"
-http://www.togetunstuck.com

I’ve downloaded some materials to see if there is anything to this, but between martial arts and catching up on sleep, it could be days before I have time to read them.

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From olna_jenn.

For anyone who cares to play:
1. Copy this whole list into your journal.
2. Bold the things that you have in common with me.
3. Whatever you don’t bold, replace with things about you.

01. When I was younger I made some bad decisions.
02. I had a brief affair with music, but I’ve hardly bought anything in past few years and hardly use it.
03. I have lots of craft (mostly games) projects that I started but never finished sitting around my room.
04. I have a very hard time singing a musical part all by myself.
(more to the point, I rarly if ever sing)
05. I find most pop music trite to the point of unlistenability.
06. Sometimes I wonder if anyone understands.
07. I hate when people type in all caps online.
08. I also hate people who TypE LyKe D1s.

09. I have some packrat tendancies, but purge on occasion.
10. I love obscure and strange things.
11. I love obscure and strange people, too.

12. I wish I was brave enough to leave my comfy job and do something more in line with my goals.
13. My memory is very good for some things and appalling for others.
14. With a few exceptions, I love games and game-playing.
15. I wish I were a better artist than I am.

16. I get nearly as much exercise as I should.
17. I was a tempermental child, but it’s been so long since anything found my limit that I don’t know quite what I’m like.
18. I have a lot to learn.
19. I love talking with people, but it can be really exhausting sometimes.
20. I check my email every day to see if I got new email, sometimes I
check more than once a day.
(Mostly true, but more a matter of convience and habit, as usually the most usefull thing to do is clean out the spam)
21. I often have a hard time taking the things in my head and putting
them on paper.
22. I’d rather people shouted at me than froze me out, but I’d prefer
they did neither.

23. My parents got into country-western dancing, so I’m familiar with a great number of the songs. Some are good, but I don’t take any interest in it myself.
24. I have too many hobbies, so I can’t get properly obsessed with any of them.
25. I deal very well with short-term deadlines (I need this done now),
but not with long term deadlines.

26. I’m rarely tense.
27. Sometimes I’m adventurous, and sometimes I’m cautious.
28. I’m a weird person.
29. I often forget to return e-mails because I want to write something
when I’m less rushed and then I get distracted.
30. I love a lot of books intended for older children or young adults.
(or at least the few that I’ve read have been good.)
31. I keep myself too busy to notice my nonexistent love life.
32. I don’t know where I’d like to live (someplace warmer…) but I want to takeabout 8 people scattered around the country with me.
33. I have a pretty normal sleep schedule, but it seems to vary seasonally.
34. If I’m unhappy, I might lay in bed up to 10 hours in a day.
35. I miss being in school.
36. I rarely go shopping.
37. The single most frustrating thing about being single is wondering if it really could get better.
38. When I go to the theater, though I get involved in the story, I also end up watching the lighting and analyzing the set.
39. I think people aren’t as different from others as they think they are.

40. I had a brief affair with the online quizzes, but mostly ignore them now.
41. I really enjoy thoughtful gifts, even if they cost nothing. (though I usually don’t show it.)
42. I like people who are a bit out of the ordinary.
43. I’m rarely in love with anyone.
44. I don’t ‘get’ pets.
45. In some ways I’m a lot more vulnerable than I like to admit.
46. I fit into a lot of stereotypes, but there’s part of me that can’t be defined by any stereotype invented.
47. I am not now, nor have I ever been trendy.
48. I have never tried a “recreational” drug.

49. I feel like I spend too much time online, even though most of my friends would say they never see me there.
50. I think “adulthood” is mostly a fraudulent concept.
51. Silence often makes me uncomfortable.
52. I over-share certain types of information.

53. I never worked on graveyard shift.
54. I often have trouble getting to sleep.
55. I like being alone sometimes.
56. I actually enjoy washing dishes.
(I just think it takes too long)
57. I’m very slowly learning how to cook, at least for myself.
58. I take books on tape almost everywhere I drive.
59. I like when my friends write me letters and emails, it makes me feel special.
60. I can be idealistic and cynical at the same time.

61. I’ve never worn out a book.
62. I cried a lot as child, for which I recieved so much pain that I rarely do it now.
63. I overreact about things sometimes.
64. I often don’t notice when people are interested in me.
(Though I’m getting better: sometimes I notice, instead of never.)
65. In my entire life, I have had dreams I remember upon awaking more than ten times, but not too much, and less than 10 that I could recall now.
66. I wish I could travel more easily.
67. I love spiders in general
and mostly leave them alone.
68. I tend to hate ladders, not because I’m afraid of heights, per se,
but because I always feel unsteady on them.

69. I don’t follow politics as much as perhaps I should.
70. I wouldn’t mind snow mearly as much if it wasn’t intrinsicly related to cold.
71. I have had people insist that I must be both older and younger than
I actually am.
72. People find it difficult to believe how shy I am.
73. I spend too much time online and procrastinating.

74. I don’t know the smell of honeysuckle.
75. I have a big list of LJ entries that I mean to write sometime, but
they rarely get written and the list keeps getting longer.

76. I can take a lot without flinching, and am not sure what happens when, if, I snap.
77. I love to read, I read as much as I can.
78. Thank the gods for public libraries!
79. I’m not very accepting of the problems I have.

80. I almost never sing.
81. I can be hard to deal with sometimes.
82. I don’t think youth is necessarily any sexier than age.
(true, but it’s kind of moot point since I don’t find much of anything particularly sexy.)
83. I like many children as individuals, but large groups of them drive
me batty.
84. I have a hard time coming up with things to say about myself in
memes like this.

85. I have an extremely strange and twisted relationship with computer games. I enjoy them so much that time slips away, so rarely play them. Yet, I want to design games…
86. I don’t think the phrase “let’s be friends” during a break-up is
always a blow off.

87. I rarely get crushes
88. It’s been an interesting life so far, and it shows no sign of
getting any less interesting.
89. I’d feel better about voting if NONE OF THE ABOVE appeared on the
ballot paper and had some useful effect.
90. I build castles in the air.
91. I’m terrified of relying on other people, because I don’t trust
myself to be (whatever) enough to keep them with me.

92. I think that legalising drugs is worth consideration, but haven’t done enough research believe either side.
93. I hate the help files for most computer programs.
94. If I had my time over again, I’d do a few things the same.
95. I have an addictive personality.
96. I have social anxiety.
97. When I read fiction books I often put myself “in the story”.

98. My hair has never changed color, and I’m too big a fan of natural state to suspect that it ever will.
99. I scored higher than the professor in a standardized programming test.
100. I am done with this survey now. (Yay!)

I’ve always been a sucker for mythology…

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You are Form 5, Dragon: The Weaver.

“And The Dragon separated the virtuous from
the sinful. He tore his eyes from his sockets
and used them to peer into the souls of those
on trial to make a judgment. He knew that
with endless knowledge came endless
responsibility.”

Some examples of the Dragon Form are Athena
(Greek), St. Peter (Christian), and Surya
(Indian).
The Dragon is associated with the concept of
intelligence, the number 5, and the element of
wood.
His sign is the crescent moon.

As a member of Form 5, you are an intelligent and
wise individual. You weigh options by looking
at how logical they are and you know that while
there may not always be a right or wrong
choice, there is always a logical one. People
may say you are too indecisive, but it’s only
because you want to do what’s right. Dragons
are the best friends to have because they’re
willing to learn.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Oh yeah, all over that mystical stuff…

Root: under-active (-19%)
Sacral: under-active (-63%)
Navel: under-active (-63%)
Heart: under-active (-6%)
Throat: under-active (-25%)
Third Eye: open (25%)
Crown: under-active (-13%)

Or not… ;^)

Chakra Quiz

Miscellaneous Other Weirdness.

I spent the rest of Sunday reading esotericbeccums’s journal, and following a few links from there. Mostly new age stuff, like Kryon, Indigo Children, and an Aura Test:

red: 2
orange: 3
magneta: 2
yellow: 5
logical tan: 10
environmental tan: 8
sensitive tan: 8
abstract tan: 5
green: 3
blue: 3
violet: 2
lavender: 3
indigo: 1
crystal: 8

As you can probably tell, one of the things I’ve always liked about Becky is her open minded quest for spirituality. Not so sure about the aura thing though. I’ve been told I’m blue, (which would make sense as it is my favorite color) but the test disagrees. The one scary thing about it is that all the questions are about personality traits and the like, but blue has something about cold fingers and toes, which is most certainly true – If they make gloves and socks that keep me warm, I’m haven’t found them yet.

Also briefly checked out the web site for Yes! Magazine, who sent me a card offering a trial issue. Still not completely sure about that one, but it might be worth trying the free issue.

A longstanding question answered

I’ve often wondered where I stood in the standard political view. I never really ‘got’ the concept of sides. The answer, it seems is that I’m right in the middle.

Economic Left/Right: -0.12 (not sure which way)
Authoritarian/Libertarian: -3.64 (towards lib.)
(scale appears to be -10 to +10; the
graph makes a lot more sense)

Political Compass

Yes, but who’s surprised?

Multiple Intelligence Inventory:

Linguistic: 26
Mathematics: 37
Visual/Spatial: 25
Body/Kinesthetic: 28
Naturalistic: 31
Music: 20
Interpersonal: 14
Intrapersonal: 36

Everybody else is doing it….

For the few people who haven’t been flooded with it yet, Acrophonology, (letter based fortune analysis) has been spreading across LJ like a pack of rabid wildebeest.

Justin:You have a love of travel and adventure, and you enjoy sports. You also have a very strong sense of fair play and want justice. You are soft-hearted with a charitable nature. You try to be prudent. You have good business acumen. Your privacy is important to you. You have a rich inner life. You are relatively demonstrative in your affections. You enjoy being stroked verbally and physically. You can handle details well. You have a methodical mind.

Lee:You are fair-minded sometimes to the point of being opinionated. You have a strong need to be loved and appreciated. You can be quite inventive and quite curious. You need to learn to be expressive. You are a person who cannot tolerate being misunderstood.

Love:You have a diplomatic flair to your nature. Equality and fairness are important to you. You have a great deal of loyalty to those you love. You have much inner strength. You can easily detach from people and situations. You enjoy unconventional friends. You need to learn to be expressive. You are a person who cannot tolerate being misunderstood.