March 17, 2005

Vewy Intewesting....

Thanks to Ith, a fun little test (registration required).

I am 68% Feminine, 32% Masculine.

Specifics of my "Masculine" Side:
You scored in the mid-range of liking sports compared to other people. You're physically active, but it's not an obsession. You may be more of a spectator than a player when it comes to sports. When making choices about how you spend your time, there are occasions when you really want to be active and at other times you'd rather be more sedentary. You may get competitive at times, but it's not a defining quality.

True for the most part. I am actually quite competitive, but it isn't limited to sports. I just like to win. Mature, I know.

You're able to make decisions fairly easily when they are called for. Even if you're not certain of the answer to a particular question or problem immediately, it probably doesn't take you too much time or energy to resolve the issue. You are relatively comfortable in roles and situations that demand good decision-making skills, but you may not seek them out intentionally.

However, I can be dismissive just to get something done, rather than really thinking through and consider the entirety of the consequences or outcome.

You seem to have moderately strong leadership abilities. You're not driven to always be in charge, although you could probably handle a position of power if it came your way. You're interested in success, but it's not the only thing you value. It's most likely that while you may find yourself in leadership positions, you don't tend to actively pursue them.

Maybe.

You tend to be moderately aggressive. If you're provoked enough you may respond with force, although that's probably not your primary response mode. On occasion you may find your temper getting the best of you, but usually you can control it. You're not likely to be the one initiating or escalating a conflict, but you will defend yourself when necessary.

True. I have told R that if ever found de_d, there will be plenty of skin under my fingernails. I also find that the older I get, the less my temper gets me into trouble.

You're not extremely analytical. You're probably not driven to understand the minute details of how things work the way they do or why things happen a certain way. It's likely that you approach the world in a more intuitive way rather than in a hard, cold, factual manner. You tend to avoid roles and situations in which you must analyze and think extensively about complex, difficult problems.

"It's likely that you approach the world in a more intuitive way rather than in a hard, cold, factual manner."

Absolutely.

On occasion you really stand out and show what makes you so unique, and at other times you choose to simply blend in with the crowd. There are certain principles that you simply wouldn't think of compromising, but you also realize that sometimes you can't sweat the small stuff and you have to be flexible. Your outlook typically leans more toward the positive than the negative, and overall your approach to life tends to be fairly practical and realistic.

Now isn't that special? Maybe. I think, again, being the 68% feminine that I am, it just depends on the day, the situation, and how much chocolate is available.

Specifics of my Feminine Side:

No one is likely to describe you as perky. You can even be a bit cynical or pessimistic. You don't tend to be someone who simply paints a smile on your face even if you're feeling down. When you're happy, you're happy, and when you're not you're not. Other people who are extremely perky, peppy and sunny may even annoy you.

Right on!

You are moderately caring and compassionate. You have a warm and tenderhearted side, but you may be more likely to show it to those who are closest to you and not just to everyone. You're comfortable expressing affection in certain situations. You might be moved to help every person who needs it, but you're also aware of the practical limitations of trying to fix every wrong in the world. While you sometimes find yourself in care-giving situations, you probably don't actively seek them out.

Hmmm, probably true for the most part. Many people think because I am the home-educating mother of four children that I just love this job. Ummm, not always. Certainly there are days that are better than others, and for the most part, yes. But I do what I do on priniciple and conviction.

I do have a soft spot for the aged. It seems that in whatever community we live, some attachment to an elderly couple or a widow is formed.

You are not especially gentle. You tend more toward energy, power and intensity in your demeanor. When you get angry or frustrated, you tend to express it. You're not likely to want to quickly smooth things over or just turn the other cheek. You may find that quiet, calm, tranquil settings can be boring. Although you're not opposed to peacefulness, you thrive on a certain amount of stress. You may even pride yourself on being a little rough around the edges.

I plead the Fifth.

You understand people fairly well. You are able to see things from others' perspectives and can usually empathize with people's problems and struggles. You may have some intuition and insight into people's motivations and goals. It's likely that you have a friend or two that turn to you when they have problems. You might have toyed with the idea of being a therapist. It's likely that you find yourself in roles and situations that call upon your skill in understanding people, even if you don't actively seek these out.

Oh, my! Spot on!

You are not very timid. In a crowd you tend to stand out. You generally enjoy attention from others and may even seek the spotlight. You're fairly self-confident and are not easily embarrassed. In a group setting you can usually jump right into the conversation. You can be very social and outgoing. When you first meet someone your self-confidence helps you feel comfortable and you're probably good at making the other person feel comfortable as well. When you feel strongly about something, whether it's positive or negative, you tend to have little trouble expressing your feelings.

True. False modesty always annoys the heck out of me, but then so does pretension.

You are moderately trusting. When a friend tells you something you are most likely to believe it. However, when the source of some new information is unknown to you, you might believe it, but you may also approach it with a healthy dose of skepticism. You're not always good at telling when someone is lying. You might recall a time or two in the past when you discovered that you had been deceived. You want to see the best in people, and usually you have a fairly positive, optimistic outlook on life.

Wrong. I tend to disbelieve and don't trust authority simply for the position it holds. Someone in authority has to prove himself first.

On occasion you really stand out and show what makes you so unique, and at other times you choose to simply blend in with the crowd. There are certain principles that you simply wouldn't think of compromising, but you also realize that sometimes you can't sweat the small stuff and you have to be flexible. Your outlook typically leans more toward the positive than the negative, and overall your approach to life tends to be fairly practical and realistic.

Nice summary.

Posted by Rae at March 17, 2005 11:22 AM
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Hey, they gave you the full report! They wanted me to pay for mine :)

BTW, I'll be in St. George starting April 17 for a week. Other than taking a two day mini break to go to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, I'll be around.

Posted by: Ith at March 17, 2005 12:01 PM

I'm 12% masculine and 88% feminine. Not a big surprise, although I thought the questions used were an interesting way of finding this out.

Posted by: Joyella at March 17, 2005 12:52 PM

51% masculine and 49% feminine. No wonder I like female blogs better than male blogs.

Now I can start having an after midlife crisis.

When I get my hair cut tomorrow morning I'll consider getting my nails done even though I do a pretty good job cutting, shaping and filing them myself. Maybe, a new pair of shoes would make me feel better.

I really hate tests.

Posted by: Ralph at March 18, 2005 01:53 PM
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