Friday, January 04, 2008

What's in a name

Each time I succumb to one more Blogthings personality test I am reminded of my college freshman psychology course. The professor instructed several (I do not recall how many ... long, long, loooong time ago) people to write a paragraph about what we did over the summer and he would then analyze our handwriting. Next class period students were given a personalized analysis and we were asked to determine its possible validity. Everyone was able to make some judgments and a few were outright surprised at how close the analysis was to their perception of personality; only thing was, each of us was given the exact same paragraph.

Today's tantalizing Blogthings quiz was "What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?" I could not pass up the opportunity to test my first name against my middle name (used here for blogging). Interestingly enough the first name was more accurate, but given the millions of people who share a name and a broad based interpretation there of, it was bound to hit on at least one aspect correctly. Now it's time to share:

My Name Means:

You are balanced, orderly, and organized.
You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent,
especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong.
You definitely have a dominant personality.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound.
It's easy to get you excited...
which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm,
but it fades rather quickly.
You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time.
Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are usually the best at everything ...
you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise.
You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination.
You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy.
You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are friendly, charming, and warm.
You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat.
Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible.
But for the important things, you pull it together.

I take a bit of umbrage at the thought I "can be a little flaky and irresponsible" but feel since it balances out with being "very intuitive and wise" I will not complain!


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