R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
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The exception that disproves the rule?

Well, I did that handwriting analysis meme that's going around and that everybody so far seems to think is fearfully accurate, and -- guess what? Either I have no self-knowledge whatsoever or it's not very accurate at all. Or at least, not for me.

Rebecca has a healthy imagination and displays a fair amount of trust. She lets new people into her circle of friends. She uses her imagination to understand new ideas, things, and people.

Okay, so far, so good.

Rebecca has a temper. She uses this as a defense mechanism when she doesn't understand how to handle a situation. Temper is a hostile trait used to protect the ego. Temper can be a negative personality trait in the eyes of those around her.

Now this, on the other hand, could not be more wrong. It takes a great deal -- a very great deal -- to make me visibly angry. I don't think anybody who knows me, including the people who live with me, would describe me as having a temper.

One way Rebecca punishes herself is self directed sarcasm. She is a very sarcastic person. Often this sarcasm and "sharp tongued" behavior is directed at herself.

Sarcastic at times, yes. At myself, occasionally, but only in a joking, affectionate way. Punishing myself? *snort* Uh, no.

Rebecca's true self-image is unreasonably low. Someone once told Rebecca that she wasn't a great and beautiful person, and she believed them. Rebecca also has a fear that she might fail if she takes large risks. Therefore she resists setting her goals too high, risking failure. She doesn't have the internal confidence that frees her to take risks and chance failure. Rebecca is capable of accomplishing much more than she is presently achieving. All this relates to her self-esteem. Rebecca's self-concept is artificially low. Rebecca will stay in a bad situation much too long... why? Because she is afraid that if she makes a change, it might get worse. It is hard for Rebecca to plan too far into the future. She kind of takes things on a day to day basis. She may tell you her dreams but she is living in today, with a fear of making a change. No matter how loud she speaks, look at her actions. This is perhaps the biggest single barrier to happiness people not believing in and loving themselves. Rebecca is an example of someone living with a low self-image, because their innate self-confidence was broken.

Mm... nope. There are little flashes of truth in all this -- I do live from day to day, for instance, and I don't jump into risk-taking willy-nilly -- but I don't fear change, and if I'm capable of more than I'm achieving it's because I'm a dilettante, not because I lack confidence in my own abilities. I know I could do any number of things if I really applied myself. I just can't be bothered to put that much effort into it. Not the same thing as lacking confidence. If anything, I think I tend to come across as having too much confidence, not too little. In areas where I know I have real ability (as opposed to, say, math) I'm more likely to overestimate my abilities than otherwise.

In reference to Rebecca's mental abilities, she has a very investigating and creating mind. She investigates projects rapidly because she is curious about many things. She gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but she soon must slow down and look at all the angles. She probably gets too many things going at once. When Rebecca slows down, then she becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, she must slow down to do it. She then decides what projects she has time to finish. Thus she finishes at a slower pace than when she started the project. She has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. Her mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. She can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Rebecca can then switch into her low gear. When she is in the slower mode, she can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. She is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.

Now this part is true.

Rebecca is secretive. She has secrets which she does not wish to share with others. She intentionally conceals things about herself. She has a private side that she intends to keep that way, especially concerning certain events in her past.

Well, I don't spill my guts to every person I meet, but on the whole, I'd say I'm pretty transparent. There might be a bone or two in the closet somewhere, but certainly not a bunch of skeletons.

Rebecca is sensitive to criticism about her ideas and philosophies. She will sometimes worry what people will think if she tells them what she believes in. This doesn't mean she won't talk, or that she feels ashamed. It merely means she is sensitive to what others think, regarding her beliefs.

Isn't that true of everyone, though? Well, unless they are a complete insensitive jerk.

Rebecca is moderately outgoing. Her emotions are stirred by sympathy and heart rendering stories. In fact, she can be kind, friendly, affectionate and considerate of others. She has the ability to put herself into the other person's shoes. Rebecca will be somewhat moody, with lows and highs. Sometimes she will be happy, the next day she might be sad. She has the unique ability to get along equally well with what psychology calls introverts and extroverts. This is because she is in between. Psychology calls Rebecca an ambivert. She understands the needs of both types. Although they get along, she will not tolerate anyone that is too "far out." She doesn't sway too far one way or the other. When convincing her to buy a product or an idea, a heart rendering story could mean a great deal to her. She puts herself in the same situation as the person in the story, yet she will not buy anything that seems overly impractical or illogical. Rebecca is an expressive person. She outwardly shows her emotions. She may even show traces of tears when hearing a sad story. Rebecca is a "middle-of-the-roader," politically as well as logically. She weighs both sides of an issue, sits on the fence, and then will decide when she finally has to. She basically doesn't relate to any far out ideas and usually won't go to the extreme on any issue.

Oh, soooooooo wrong. I am one of the least moody people I know -- when I do experience a mood swing, I immediately ascribe it to a biological cause (i.e. PMS) and refuse to take it seriously. And telling me a "heart rendering" story (what are we rendering the heart for, soup?) as a way of selling me your product is more likely to trigger my cynicism than to win my loyalty. I don't trust emotional appeals. Though I can certainly be moved, and will cry over a touching story or situation if I feel the source is genuine and not contrived. But that only happens on rare and special occasions.

And as for not tolerating anybody who is "far out"? Dude, I am far out. I revel in far-outness. I am an inveterate iconoclast. But I've also developed some awareness of when it's interesting and useful to rock the boat, and when it's just annoying to others and likely to get you in needless trouble.

According to the inputted data, Rebecca has a stinger shape inside the oval of her a, d, or c. This might be hard to visualize, but if this little hooklike shape is present, then Rebecca has an unresolved "issue" with strong members of the opposite gender. An occasional appearance of this stroke could indicate a simple "loves a mental challenge" which can manifest in playful linguistic conversations and being attracted to a lover who isn't always available. However, if the stroke is severe, this means the individual has unresolved anger at the oppostive gender - which usually started with the person's childhood relationship with the opposite gender parent (Mom or Dad.) If the writer is a woman she will be attracted to strong challenging men. If the writer is a man, he will find the girl who is "hard to get" most attractive. In a nutshell, people with stingers in their writing tend to have challenges in their romantic relationships. For more information about this "stinger" trait, visit this webpage. Remember, it is only negative if the traits occurs often and is quite pronounced. An occasional stinger can be no problem.

Oh, okay. On first reading I thought this was saying that I definitely had unresolved man issues, and I was going to snigger at that, because I've always got along much better with men on the whole than I do with women. But they're hedging their bets here. I get a free pass because I only do it occasionally. Loves a mental challenge, check. Playful linguistic conversations, check. Otherwise, nah.

On the whole, I'd say the analysis was only about fifty percent right; and in some cases, very badly wrong.

Next up: a report from Thursday night's Kalan appearance at Sherway Gardens, for the 1% of my friends list who might actually care.
Tags: memes, personality, philosophy, writing
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