Sep. 5th, 2011

Your score on Extroversion is low, indicating you are introverted, reserved, and quiet. You enjoy solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends

Your level of Agreeableness is average, indicating some concern with others' Needs, but, generally, unwillingness to sacrifice yourself for others.

Your score on Conscientiousness is high. This means you set clear goals and pursue them with determination. People regard you as reliable and hard-working.

Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.

Your score on Openness to Experience is low, indicating you like to think in plain and simple terms. Others describe you as down-to-earth, practical, and conservative.

Life Update

Sep. 5th, 2011 04:28 pm
Life has been about the same, with minor ups and downs. Today is Labor Day so it was nice to get a day off work just doing absolutely nothing. We did recently buy a new mattress and bed, so I have been sleeping pretty well. Some might say too well, but at least my work has been pretty lenient with my schedule. It used to be that I thought of my current job as a stepping stone in my career, but I think I am satisfied with my professional life for the time being.

My recent purchase of the Kindle has been worth it, since I find myself reading more often than I used to. Right now I am a quarter of the way through Heart of Darkness, but I put that on hold to read some book on personality traits of human beings. My previous post is an indication of how I am in my life, and I think I am fine with it. Sometimes I wonder if at the age of 30 if it's too late to change certain personality traits that I have, but after examining my results I think there's nothing really about my personality that I would change. I am by nature an introvert, and I used to think this was some kind of flaw until I realized a lot of extroverted people make me somewhat uncomfortable. I have what I consider to be a healthy dose of skepticism in life, because naivety is something I don't admire.

Also this past week I started going back to school, and unfortunately I have to sit next to some airhead to always asks me questions that she should already know the answer to. Then she asked if I wanted to be in her study group, a concept my professor had encouraged. In all my life I've always had bad experiences with study groups because I end up knowing the most and doing most of the work. It reminded me of the time my freshman English teacher in high school forced us into study groups, and I found myself being the only one actively trying to get a decent grade on the project. Although there were times when groups were fun, most notably when I worked with my friends in our "advanced" classes. But I have come to realize that I enjoy the company more of people who have equal or greater intellect than me, which is pretty much all of my friends. I am by no means suggesting that I am an advanced intellect, but stupid people annoy me a lot. So in that respect, I would rather work by myself than with a group of idiots.

Finally saw the last Harry Potter film yesterday, and I actually enjoyed it despite never reading the books and only watching the first movie. My mind is not designed to live in a world of fantasy, but it did tickle my seldom used imagination. Maybe I should blame genetics, because both of my parents are excessively practical. For example for Valentine's Day, my dad bought my mom a brand new refrigerator. Also, I am a relatively late bloomer when it comes to reading, since I spent most of my youth and academia just reading cliff notes and not understanding why one would waste time on the journey when I would rather be at the destination.

I think I need to go on some exotic vacation, but I need to save up money for that. I was thinking I wanted to go to a place where one wouldn't think of going, because Hawaii seems too common of a place. In my life, I also took some not-so-secret pride in the idea of being unique and exclusive. Maybe the Virgin Islands or something along those lines. Sometimes I arrogantly think I'm a trend setter, because there used to be places I went to that were quaint and now they are packed to the brim with people. When I went to a company function on Friday night, everyone was ordering beer and martinis, and I opted for a pomegranate mojito. Next thing I knew, everyone at the table ordered the same drink as me.



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