Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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

Since I did strengths two weeks ago, I will do weaknesses this week....this test is from: Free Personality/Temperament test . This test is based on a book called "Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself "(Paperback)by Florence Littauer.

The Melancholy As a Friend **my notes in red

1. Lives through others **I don't see this in me.

2. Insecure socially **used to be, but not so much as I have gotten older.

3. Withdrawn and remote **yes, and some people interpret it as witchy

4. critical of others **sadly, yes

5. Holds back affections **not a big hugger...well, unless I have had a few, then I will hug just about anyone!

6..Dislikes those in opposition **I think 'dislikes' is a harsh word, but I would probably be 'critical'....see #4.

7. Suspicious of people **very much so

8. Antagonistic and vengeful **Not so much, that takes too much energy

9.. Unforgiving **I can be.

10. Full of contradictions **I don't think so, most people know where I stand.

11. Skeptical of compliments **Very much so, it is very hard for me to accept a compliment, this is something I have worked on for years. But it doesn't come natural for me to just say, "thank you!"

The Melancholy As A Parent

12. Puts goals beyond reach **They are only 3 and 4, so I don't think so.

13. May be too meticulous **Nothing wrong with being neat.

Bonus ones, since they were on the list:

14. Becomes martyr **This is so not me!

15. Sulks over disagreements **With the kids!! There are no disagreements, I am right...they are only 3 and 4!!

16. Puts guilt upon children **I don't think so, but I can see how I might be able to do this.

See why I wanted to start with strengths? This makes me sound like Debbie Downer! The one thing I liked about this test was it made me see what my weaknesses are and deal with them...especially the parental ones!


WorksForMom said...

I think we all tend to be hard on ourselves and your just honest enough to admit it!

21 days? :)

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Candy said...

Nice one! I'm going to take the test, too, hehe! Happy TT! :o)

Secret Agent Mama said...

I'm gonna take the test, too, but I don't see any of those in me!

Kellan said...

Cool answers - I liked #15. See ya.

Cheeky said...

I might have to take this test but you know sometimes I just don't wanna know what I don't know - ya know? hehe

Fleur de Lisa said...

LOL about #15- that's for sure! :-)

amanda rae said...

i should see what mine are, i'm 100& phlegmatic

happy tt!


Scoobers said...

i am going to take the test again... maybe i will be brave enough (like you) to put it out there.

the first time i was very #6 about it. I was all like, "NUH HUH! Screw you then. This test is STUPID."

just kidding. but i didn't like it.

Desert Diva said...

"Nothing wrong with being neat" could mean "closet OCD!" ;-)

Ashlee said...

So number 5 makes me laugh so hard! Takes me back to Hoffman's! I always knew when you were feeling good cuz the hugs started flowing freely!!!!!

Janet said... could never be Debby Downer LMAO!