Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Find your core

Find your core. Ask yourself these questions and record your answers:



1. What subjects do you most enjoy reading about?
2. What television or radio programs do you most enjoy?
3. What are your favorite types of movies?
4. What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes?
5. What type of volunteer activities do you prefer?
6. What subjects do you enjoy discussing with friends?
7. What subjects come to mind when you daydream?
8. What have been your favorite jobs?
9. What were your favorite school subjects?
10. What are your pet peeves?
11. If you doodle, what do you often draw?
12. If you ran the world, what changes would you make?
13. If you won a million bucks, what would you do with it?
14. What are your favorite kinds of people?
15. How would you like to be remembered after your death?
16. What are your favorite toys?
17. How would you describe your political beliefs?
18. Who do you most admire in life and why?
19. What tasks have brought you the most success?
20. What tasks do you think you could do well that you haven't yet done?

Examine your answers. Do you see a certain behavior or belief in more than one aspect of your life? What information do you see repeated that seems to reveal a behavior pattern? What are your long-lasting interests?

Using this information, paint a self-portrait by completing the following statements:




* I am mainly interested in…




* I believe most in…




* I most value…




* For a good life, I feel I need…




* I can do the following well…

2 comments:

klasieprof said...

Here's some of my answers:

1. What subjects do you most enjoy reading about?
Success stories, stories overcoming the odds, murder mysteries, stories that I have to figure out ahead of the writer.
2. What television or radio programs do you most enjoy?
Fix it shows, how to transform chaos into order, or depending on my mood-stupid games shows so I don't have to think.
3. What are your favorite types of movies?
Action, Impact, historical. NO DEMONY movies.
4. What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes?
reading, computing, scrapbooking, painting, remodeling.
5. What type of volunteer activities do you prefer?
One's that I get paid at--LOL.
6. What subjects do you enjoy discussing with friends?
Anything that is happening with their life, parenting issues, Godly issues, true deep real stuff...fluff be gone.
7. What subjects come to mind when you daydream?
Living in the sun, having my husband drive a cool car, being able to travel as a family AND getting along well. Money to give freely and to pay adequately.
8. What have been your favorite jobs?
Working with people, managing a hotel. Job where I can be self managed, do the work and have some private time.
9. What were your favorite school subjects?
Music, Band, Speech, Drama, Psychology, Ethics
10. What are your pet peeves?
Not being able to pay my bills, feeling outcast-not included in the loop, being sloppy.

11. If you doodle, what do you often draw?
Lines, sharp angles, take notes on conversations.
12. If you ran the world, what changes would you make?
Thinking on this one. NOT have "everyone equal" that does NOT work.

13. If you won a million bucks, what would you do with it?
Wow. Tithe...give to camp ministry, pay off mortgage and add 2nd story. Set up trusts, Is it lump sum all at once or do I have pay taxes on it?? Cause if I do--its only like 600,000 and thats a big difference.
14. What are your favorite kinds of people?
Wierdos. Freaks, oddities. People out of the main stream. Hard working yet inspirational. Successes in spite of themselves.
15. How would you like to be remembered after your death?
A good honorable loving mom, inspirational.
16. What are your favorite toys?
17. How would you describe your political beliefs?
18. Who do you most admire in life and why?
My mom-raised five kids all turned out ok.
Abraham Lincoln...because he didn't give up.
19. What tasks have brought you the most success?
Define Success? Having my kids, and raising them..being able to draw in people who don't fit, and making them feel welcome, making people laugh and feel at ease, Teaching.
20. What tasks do you think you could do well that you haven't yet done?
Manage Money, Flip houses...thinking on more.

ness said...

I enjoyed doing this...but then again, I like lists and tests a lot.

1. What subjects do you most enjoy reading about? How people deal with ordinary things in an unsual way, insight into what people really think and do.

2. What television or radio programs do you most enjoy? relationships

3. What are your favorite types of movies? ones with an angle or focused on something simple with extensive consequences

4. What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes?
treasure hunting, fixing up things

5. What type of volunteer activities do you prefer? ???

6. What subjects do you enjoy discussing with friends? life with all it's quirks.

7. What subjects come to mind when you daydream? freedom, beauty, creativity, making something from nothing...


8. What have been your favorite jobs? NOT SET HOURS

9. What were your favorite school subjects? History, art, grammar

10. What are your pet peeves?
chaos

11. If you doodle, what do you often draw? faces, eyes

12. If you ran the world, what changes would you make? simplify

13. If you won a million bucks, what would you do with it? organize, plan, make something dramatically better

14. What are your favorite kinds of people? unusual, difficult, intelligent

15. How would you like to be remembered after your death? that I quietly made something good happen

16. What are your favorite toys? blocks and paint

17. How would you describe your political beliefs? uncategorized, unrepresented

18. Who do you most admire in life and why? Dr Carter, Donna : ) Pretty much anyone who turns their nose up at convention

19. What tasks have brought you the most success? ebay

20. What tasks do you think you could do well that you haven't yet done? painting, flipping houses, writing a book

I think the themes that emerge are that I am very interested in making things better or simpler or more beautiful. I need beauty and simplicity for a good life.