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Thursday, January 06, 2005

About Stretch

Inspired by Drew, I took Tickle's inkblot test and, like him, found the results surprisingly accurate. Perhaps a bit overblown, but as a baby born on a cusp, I don't tend to fit entirely into molds. Anyhow, here are the results of my inkblot test:

Amanda, your subconscious mind is driven most by Peace

You have a deeply-rooted desire to make peace in the world. Whether through subtle interactions with loved ones, or through getting involved in social causes, it is important to you to be able to influence the world in a positive way.

You have a deep respect for humankind. You care about the future of the world, even beyond your own involvement in it, and you inspire others to feel the same way. Your innate drive toward peace guides you in daily life towards decisions that are respectful toward yourself and others.

Your psyche is very rich; the more you learn about it, the more you will understand who you really are.

Writing what I wrote above made me want to learn more about being born on a cusp (btw, this means I was born when two signs - Leo and Virgo - were overlapping). Apparently, this increases my ability to adjust and accept multiple influences at once. My qualities are an anomolie and there is no one ruling force in my life. Though I haven't the time or the introspection right now to delve into examples that make that hold water, I find it pretty true on the whole. And, as a bonus, I get to read two horoscopes at once and keep the pieces I want from both!

So, today, according to the Washington Post, I'm:

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The stars highlight your need for abundance. If you're slaving all of your time away to be able to pay your bills, you'll never get ahead. Figure out a way to work part time on building your fortune.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Working on your health is spiritually rewarding -- cosmic attunement is a tangible thing in your world. You can almost hear the music of the spheres! On a practical level, this simply means you're feeling darned good.

From that I'll say that I'm in a friendly type mood, and my noodle's workin on tomorrow. Yup, sounds about right. Not too shabby for a rainy day, huh?

After all of you complained to me about not being able to comment, I fixed it, and now no one is commenting. SO, I leave it in your hands to respond either with your Rorschach ink blot results, your sign and today's horoscope, or just input on the topic - do you think these kinds of personality indicators hold any water? . Or hey, whatever the hell you feel like.


Blogger Tilton McCash said...

i am driven by imagination. i also accidentally have a blog now, which i will unlikely use, but nonetheless have a special place in cybertron world.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derik, your subconscious mind is driven most by Self-protection

Whether you know it or not, your unconscious mind is defending your internal emotional experiences. It acts like an emotional dam that helps you keep things in check. One reason for this could be that you have a deeply-rooted fear of being flooded by emotions. In response, your unconscious acts in the opposite manner, by protecting you from unpredictable, emotional tidal waves.

While this tendency might be useful in some circumstances, it may also at times make your emotions hard to articulate or grasp. And that can lead to some frustration.

Since you tend to appear level-headed to others, they feel they can count on you for sound opinions and advice. Another benefit of your unconscious drive is that it allows you to remain calm in the toughest of situations. This can be a real benefit for you during business negotiations or personal arguments because you're not apt to say damaging things that you'll have to apologize for later.

The only hazard with this drive towards self-protection, is you might filter out good emotions as well as the bad. That can leave you feeling like something is missing, something you can't quite place.

But ultimately, your unconscious is wise and will know if there is a time in the future where it would be beneficial to be different.

Though your unconscious mind is driven most strongly by Self-protection, there is much more to who you are at your core.

2:05 PM  
Blogger lizzer said...

i got peace too....but i really didnt see like half the things they suggested i see.....I think its due to the fact that my mind can't see images within images or something. I have never been able to do those Goddamn seeing eye things......ever.........but anyhow, yea. peace. me. except for the anxiety attacks and stressing out on a regular basis.


4:37 PM  

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