Sunday, February 28, 2010

ding ding ding ... nailed it!!!!

Out of curiosity I took a quiz on oprah.com called "who are you striving to be". The quiz asks you questions about yourself and your reactions to different situations and then puts you into a category. The result was terrifyingly accurate about me! Seriously I am a little freaked out! I don't think I could have described myself better. For your own entertainment ... I copied and pasted my results ... let me know what you think.

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YOU ARE STRIVING TO BE CREATIVE You are an artist: You came out of the womb with a paintbrush in your hand. Or maybe it was a flute or a castanet or a fountain pen to go with your poet's imagination. The point is, you're an original, and you know it. Even if you don't have a singular gift, you're drawn to the arts—anything creative, for that matter—and you have a unique way of looking at the world. Your need for depth and authenticity in relationships can lead to both great joy and profound sorrow, depending on whether others reciprocate. You don't care so much about adapting to group or societal expectations; your independence and sharp intuition propel you on your own path.What to watch out for: When fear of conformity overrides your creativity, you can assume the role of "outsider" or "orphan" and end up feeling alienated. You may even go so far as refusing to vote or pay taxes. This lone-wolf stance might be a defense against feeling vulnerable. Try to be aware that blaming others for your banishment, or pushing away those who want to get close, only makes things worse. Also, dramatizing your emotions can interfere with your creativity.Looking ahead: As long as you genuinely express yourself, you feel like the person you were meant to be. How you do it is irrelevant. A chef or architect can be as much of an artist as a painter or sculptor. Many advertising and public relations executives are also highly imaginative. Beyond work, there are opportunities everywhere you look to coax out your inner artist: Design your own jewelry line, create an innovative blog, dream up a comic strip. Relationships are another avenue for self-expression.

3 comments:

Lisa L said...

That does sound like you.

Dorienne said...

Cool! Nice insight. I'll have to take the test too.

Fred ... said...

That sounds just like you doesn't it?