Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thursday 13.......#16 ......thirteen strengths of my Melancholy self

Thirteen Strengths according to: Free Personality/Temperament test ....kind of scary how right on these are. Next week, I will do weaknesses....gotta start with the good stuff.

The Melancholy as a Parent: (my opinions after the **)

1. Sets high standards **I do this, even Livi can make her own bed at three.

2. Wants everything done right **check....why do it wrong?

3. Keeps home in good order ***again, Flylady keeps me sane

4. Picks up after children ***what mom doesn't, even though they do most of it

5. Sacrifices own will for others **I am getting better at making time for myself, but with Husband gone it is hard!

6. Encourages scholarship and talent **I try to do this.

The Melancholy as a Friend

7. Makes friends cautiously **biggest understatement EVER

8. Content to stay in background **I do have to disagree with this one.

9. Avoids causing attention **true....

10. Faithful and devoted ***Very true

11. Will listen to complaints ***Depends what it is about. I find it hard to listen to someone griping about something they can't change. For example: Not a single thing I can do about this deployment. I will listen to my friends and neighbors gripe, but then "Get over it....not a single thing we can do but mark off the days!"

12. Can solve other's problems ***I usually can do this, but have to really refrain from offering my opinion unless I am asked.

13. Deep concern for other people ***Definitely...

Bonus ones since they were on the list

14. Moved to tears with compassion ***Only if it Aunt Flo is here

15. Seeks ideal mate ***been there, done that....Hurry home, Husband

Edited to add: This test is based on a book called "Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself "(Paperback)by Florence Littauer


WorksForMom said...

This is why I puffy heart you Tommie. And yes, hurry home husband!

Janet said...

lol of course I had to take this test, too. I'm Phlegmatic, maybe it's me, but that just doesn't sound good LOL!

As a parent (if I had been one):

* Makes a good parent
* Takes time for the children
* Is not in a hurry
* Can take the good with the bad
* Doesn't get upset easily

As a friend:

* Easy to get along with
* Pleasant and enjoyable
* Inoffensive [hahahah NOT]
* Good listener
* Dry sense of humor
* Enjoys watching people
* Has many friends
* Has compassion and concern

Rose said...

Interesting TT. Scary when those kind of tests are right on isn't it? :)

Fleur de Lisa said...

Nothing wrong with keeping one's house in order and wanting things done correctly! :)

Kerry said...

I was also tpyed melancholy!

tulipmom said...

Apparently I'm melancholy phlegmatic.

Open Grove Claudia said...

hmmm.... I'm melancholy and choleric. I wonder what that means....

Very fun TT!

Lori said...

Awesome words of wisdom....I enjoyed your list. Happy TT:)

Nicholas said...

A very interesting list.

Raggedy said...

Personality: Choleric Sanguine
Very interesting test.
I had fun reading yours and mine.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
(")_ (")Š

damozel said...

You are one brave lady. Those are the sort of strengths that I'd like to have. I'd be moaning all the time; but you're right---you just have to take it one day at a time.

I hope he'll be home soon....

Cheeky said...

Awwww that was great! I am a fly baby these days.

Anonymous said...

Bring Will's puppy pj's when you come visit. Sean has the same one's !


Natalie said...

Interesting...I make friends cautiously too!

Kellan said...

Yep - why do something the wrong way? Ha - great fun. See ya.

Diana said...

I'm a phlegmatic! Fun test!

Scoobers said...

Phlegmatic Melancholy here!
I don't really like the negatives so much... may have to work on those!

amanda rae said...

interesting tt! everytime i take one of those personality tests i get like 97% phlegmatic. they describe me completely, it's scary.

Desert Diva said...

Wow, how interesting. I'm a little afraid to see how I would score!

Ashlee said...

I have to admit that yours fit you quite well!!!! I am going to take it and put it on my blog so check it out later! Have a great weekend!

Holly said...

Hmmm, I'm Sanguine Phlegmatic.

Sounds like I need to cough or something...