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Jules
pear in disguise in the bottom of a strawberry's stomach



Good. You’ve shown up for your appointment. Dr. Styles will see you now.

Let’s play a game! By no means is this game bullet proof, but I thought it would be a neat idea if we would play a brain/personality analysis game related to Gray Matter. If anyone remembers, Almirena created a similar game on the GK forums a few years back. I don’t remember it 100% but I think this was the gist of it: The first person (Person #1) to respond to this post will answer the following questions. The next person (Person #2) will analyze Person #1’s answers and write a little something regarding Person #1’s personality  and disposition, analyzing only from Person #1’s answers. Person #2 will also answer the same set of questions in their same analysis post. The next person (Person #3) analyzes Person #2’s answers and so on. Does that make sense? This could be fun. :smile:

Here are your questions:

When is your birth day and month?

What is your first and second favorite color?

What is one or two of the first things you do when waking up?

If you have spare time, what are one or two things that first come to your mind?

What do you look forward to when the weekend comes?

When the phone rings, what do you do?

What kind of car do you drive?

What is your favorite meal?

Describe your favorite outfit.

What is your favorite sport to play?

(If you can think of better questions, feel free to add them in or take some away!) :smile:



(Edited by Jules at 8:08 pm on May 17, 2010)

Total Posts: 603 | Joined Oct. 2006 | Posted on: 8:01 pm on May 17, 2010 | Link to this post
Simo Sakari Aaltonen
midbrain



When is your birth day and month?

21 October.

What is your first and second favorite color?

Deep aqua and green.

What is one or two of the first things you do when waking up?

Open my eyes and go back to sleep.

If you have spare time, what are one or two things that first come to your mind?

Fresh air and sex.

What do you look forward to when the weekend comes?

(Can I repeat myself?) Uh, playing some games of my own choice.

When the phone rings, what do you do?

Answer. Always.

What kind of car do you drive?

My own imaginary car. It is coloured deep aqua and drives like crazy.

What is your favorite meal?

Pizza: the fifth element.

Describe your favorite outfit.

Sporty deep-aqua shirt, dark sporty pants, sporty brown Goretex sneakers.

What is your favorite sport to play?

Cycling. (Okay, not a sport, but I like it.)

P.S. Take it away, Sigmund! I mean, Dr Styles. (Goodness knows I gave enough material to work with. :lol: )

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The Adventure Companion

Total Posts: 359 | Joined Sep. 2008 | Posted on: 9:02 pm on May 17, 2010 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



*puts on glasses*

You are in touch with nature and have a calm/stable/healthy lifestyle (colors, cycling, fresh air, sex, sporty clothes). You have an obsessive-compulsive tendency (phone, bolding the questions, specificity about the outfit). You respect rules (asking for permission on how to answer a question about yourself). Your fantasy life embellishes reality but is rooted in it (car, pizza:tongue: , colors). You have intellectual pursuits (fifth element).

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When is your birth day and month?
I think they are in my profile. If they aren't I'm not repeating them.

What is your first and second favorite color?
I don't have favorite colors, but at certain moments in time some of them feel better than others. Lately, I need to see a lot of green and purple.

What is one or two of the first things you do when waking up?
Push my cat away and turn on the other side. Later, feed him and water the flowers.

If you have spare time, what are one or two things that first come to your mind?
Catching up with work I neglected when I was officially busy. Wasting time on the net.

What do you look forward to when the weekend comes?
Sleeping late without feeling the guilt. Biking.

When the phone rings, what do you do?
I wait until the screener tells me who is calling. I just pick up for friends, everyone else can leave a message.

What kind of car do you drive?
I never learned to drive a car.

What is your favorite meal?
Short, light, healthy.

Describe your favorite outfit.
Form-fitting but casual.

What is your favorite sport to play?
Ice skating, a beautiful combination of grace, skill, balance and fitness.

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 1:20 am on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Jules
pear in disguise in the bottom of a strawberry's stomach



Krss is practical (when needed) and for most of the time, rational. She views most issues with common sense, even if they go against the rule book. She doesn’t mind flattering herself every now and then but for the most part, she keeps track of what’s really important. She will break her own rules when needed unless someone else is watching over her shoulder, especially if that person is in a higher up position. She will easily refuse an offer if it doesn’t fit her requirements to a “T” and she won’t mind telling you either… that is, unless she’s got something else to do because explaining something is simply wasting when she could be easily doing something else. She is intellectual and especially analytical in the way she thinks. There’s a possibility of worrying too much but for the most part, she thinks herself out of the worry. Krss is very organized, even if her work area is a disaster zone, she knows exactly where everything is located. She will even take the extra time to dot her I’s and cross her T’s, which sometimes unfortunately slows her down.

Feel free to chime in if someone was off with their assessment or was spot-on. I would love to know how we’re doing with assessing each other. :smile:

When is your birth day and month?
Dec 20th

What is your first and second favorite color?
Red and black

What is one or two of the first things you do when waking up?
Make coffee and give Milo his breakfast (chicken necks are his favorite)

If you have spare time, what are one or two things that first come to your mind?
Catching up with my never ending to-do list and walking around my garden with Milo.

What do you look forward to when the weekend comes?
Relaxing and working in my veggie garden.

When the phone rings, what do you do?
See who it is from the caller ID. If it’s someone I know, I’ll pick up… unless it’s an in-law, they can leave a message.

What kind of car do you drive?
A black ’07 Nissan Altima, V6 engine with a Bose sound system.:biggrin:

What is your favorite meal?
Almost anything, if it’s small, healthy and doesn’t look back at me.

Describe your favorite outfit.
Unfussy, yet sophisticated. Mostly casual. Nothing that requires fixing throughout the day.

What is your favorite sport to play?
Running, only outdoors. Never indoors. And only if the temps outside are pleasant.

Total Posts: 603 | Joined Oct. 2006 | Posted on: 3:11 pm on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Simo Sakari Aaltonen
midbrain



Quick comment on Krss's analysis of me: Very accurate when it comes to the obsessive attention to detail, although some of this appearance I purposely overdo at times. It lets me occasionally catch people off-guard - but hopefully only in a good-natured and self-effacing way, like some hybrid of Columbo and Grace Nakimura might.

I admire the ability some people have to be funny and serious at the same time, while never quite letting on which they are trying to be. Like Christopher Walken. Speaking of twisted, I was surprised how relatively healthy my analysis sounded after those Freudian traps I planted in my answers...! :tongue:

(Not that they were not true of course.)

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The Adventure Companion

Total Posts: 359 | Joined Sep. 2008 | Posted on: 4:14 pm on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



:lol: Jules, you're good at this. :smile: I like that you pointed out the self-flattering part. I want to get rid of that eventually. And now I realize I came across as rude about the birthdate, but it had to do with privacy concerns, a sort of lazy security through obscurity.

Simo, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.:tongue: However, you were probably beaten as a child (j/k).

Someone analyze Jules! :smile:

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 4:47 pm on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Simo Sakari Aaltonen
midbrain



:lol: I asked for it!

I agree, Jules needs an analyst. :wink:

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The Adventure Companion

Total Posts: 359 | Joined Sep. 2008 | Posted on: 6:33 pm on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Thaumaturge
Recurring Arch-Villain



(All right, who sealed me up in that can?  Who was it?  Own up!  *looks around at everyone suspiciously*)

A very interesting thread that you have here, Jules!  A very good idea, I believe. ^_^


Let us see what we have here...  Hmm...  Aah, interesting, interesting...

Her choice of clothing suggests a person likely at least reasonably confident in her appearance: while she prefers sophistication, and thus may care about the effect that her clothes have on her overall appearance, she nevertheless would seem to not feel driven to rely more heavily on clothing for said result, allowing her to choose clothing that is presumably more comfortable and less troublesome than more elaborate or showy garments might be.

Her choice of food, vegetable garden and preference for running suggest a concern for health.  While I suspect that this is a notable priority to her, I suspect that it is not an overriding one, given her willingness to leave the running if conditions are not congenial to it.

Her distaste for food that "looks back at her" suggests either a susceptibility to eye-related "squick" - quite possible, since eyes are already potentially powerful generators thereof - or an empathetic perspective.

I suspect that Jules has at least a practical streak, as evidenced by her mention of practicality in clothing, the nature of her mentioned morning activities (wakefullness-inducing coffee and the attention to the feeding of what I take to be a pet), the implied broadness of her willingness towards foods ("almost anything" ), and her to-do list.  This last item also suggests organisational skills - or, of course, significant lack thereof and a desperate attempt to overcome it.:tongue:

(If the list is indeed a means to overcome disorder, then it seems to me that its continued presence also implies discipline or willpower.)

On the other hand, I also suspect that this should not be taken to indicate a person unwilling to relax - indeed, I suspect that Jules is quite willing and able to do so when given the opportunity (her outright stating such in answer to the "weekend" question supports my hypothesis, I feel ;P).

Overall, I suspect that we have a somewhat healthy and probably happy individual on our hands here.  How odd. ;P

I am, of course, presuming that "Milo" is a (non-human) pet.  If this is not the case, it may significantly affect the above assessment, the specific impact depending, presumably, on the exact nature of the relationship...:tongue:

Clearly, the most obvious conclusion that we should draw from all of this is that it would be a very bad idea indeed to allow young Jules here access to any bladed instruments, axes in particular. ;P

... Wait, who were we talking about again?:tongue:

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And now, my turn at the questions:

When is your birth day and month?
This is a ploy to gain significant numbers related to me for use in dark numerological arts, isn't it?!:tongue:

... Oh, all right: January 6th

What is your first and second favorite color?
Grass- or leaf- green for the first, I do believe.  For the second, hmm...  Probably purple, or perhaps a deep and pure blue.

What is one or two of the first things you do when waking up?
(I'm presuming from that the question allows that they needn't be the two first, consecutive things done.) Pray and have breakfast.

If you have spare time, what are one or two things that first come to your mind?
Only one or two? o_0
Probably one or more of my personal projects, or the desire for gaming.

What do you look forward to when the weekend comes?
Sleeeep...
... And more time for the items mentioned in the previous question.
Further activities might be planned, but vary from weekend to weekend, I believe.

When the phone rings, what do you do?
If it's my own 'phone, I generally answer it.  If not, I tend to be highly reticent to answer it at all.

What kind of car do you drive?
A Citi Golf, I think it is.

What is your favorite meal?
Piiiiiizzzzzaaaaa...

Describe your favorite outfit.
Roughly-grass-green tee-shirt and brown "cargo" pants (I think that they're called - they're of the sort that have a number of pockets, and, usefully during winter-time, a number of mine have zip-on lower sections to convert to full-length long pants).

What is your favorite sport to play?
Fencing.

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Hmm... I wonder how the reading of others' responses alters each of our successive responses?  For example, Krss's analysis of Simo's question regarding repeating himself came to mind while I answered that same question, given my own parenthetical comment, as I recall.

I also wonder whether any information is lost in our considering the questions - for example, if I had decided to not state the presumption that I mentioned in the "waking up" question, and instead simply answered.

(Actual Gray Matter posts hopefully to follow in the next day or so. ^^; )

(Edited by Thaumaturge at 11:03 pm on May 18, 2010)

(Edited by Thaumaturge at 11:03 pm on May 18, 2010)

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On whom the pale moon gleams: ...

Total Posts: 82 | Joined Dec. 2008 | Posted on: 9:01 pm on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Jules
pear in disguise in the bottom of a strawberry's stomach



:lol:! Oh dear! Very good assessment indeed, Thaum! I enjoyed reading your evaluation and your choice of words.:biggrin:

(Krss, when I was writing yours, I could’ve sworn I was writing my own!) :smile:

One question, Thaum, what is a “squick”? :biggrin:

And for the record, yes, Milo is my canine baby boy. :lol:

Clearly, the most obvious conclusion that we should draw from all of this is that it would be a very bad idea indeed to allow young Jules here access to any bladed instruments, axes in particular. ;P


You should see what I can do with a pitch fork! (the best looking compost you’ve ever laid eyes on)

Hmm... I wonder how the reading of others' responses alters each of our successive responses?  For example, Krss's analysis of Simo's question regarding repeating himself came to mind while I answered that same question, given my own parenthetical comment, as I recall.

I also wonder whether any information is lost in our considering the questions - for example, if I had decided to not state the presumption that I mentioned in the "waking up" question, and instead simply answered.


You can take anything from the previous answers to write up your assessment. For example, when I was doing Krss’, I noticed she bolded the questions which, to me, meant she likes things organized. As for your waking up answer, a lot of things can be pulled from that. Everything is fair game.  :devil:

And simply by you asking those questions also says a lot about your .. *ahem* sanity. *gives a thoughtful, yet serious look as she scribbles in her notepad*


(Edited by Jules at 10:38 pm on May 18, 2010)

Total Posts: 603 | Joined Oct. 2006 | Posted on: 10:36 pm on May 18, 2010 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



:smile: Jules, I think we all can't help projecting some of our own traits on others, or maybe we just notice them better when we already have them. I noticed Simo's attention to detail because I have my own.

A squick is.. well, since Thaum is so fond of TVTropes, here it is. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Squick Careful, it can be squicky. :smile:

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 4:03 am on May 19, 2010 | Link to this post
Vortex Breen
Mostly different



@ Thaumaturge:

You are a traditionalist with old fashioned values, and firmly believe in the distinction between right and wrong.

You possess strong intuition, bordering on psychic ability. You don’t hold much sway wth people who are lazy, and you prefer to make the most of all situations you find yourself in. You are an opportunist.

Sorry if the analysis is a bit short. That's all I could gauge! :angel:


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When is your birth day and month?
11th February

What is your first and second favorite color?
Blue, then green

What is one or two of the first things you do when waking up?
Turn my alarm off and set it for 30mins later, then go back to sleep

If you have spare time, what are one or two things that first come to your mind?
Phoning my sister, putting some music on, or having a cup of tea and watching an episode of something funny

What do you look forward to when the weekend comes?
Sleeping, seeing my family, and doing whatever I want

When the phone rings, what do you do?
Look at who it is and decide if I can be bothered speaking to them :angel:

What kind of car do you drive?
I don’t. Public transport all the way!

What is your favorite meal?
Something hot, chilli or curry, with beer :smile:

Describe your favorite outfit.
Something feminine but funky. Something a little bit weird/different

What is your favorite sport to play?
I don’t have a favourite. I like most sports, but I suppose I like playing catch/frisbee/baseball on a beach in the sun best!


Total Posts: 89 | Joined July 2009 | Posted on: 12:41 pm on May 19, 2010 | Link to this post
Simo Sakari Aaltonen
midbrain



Should one of us who have already answered the questions analyse Vortex? We may not have enough active posters right now to find a new analyst for everyone. :smile:

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The Adventure Companion

Total Posts: 359 | Joined Sep. 2008 | Posted on: 7:51 am on May 21, 2010 | Link to this post
Jules
pear in disguise in the bottom of a strawberry's stomach



Go for it. I figured we'd run into this problem. If anyone wants to assess other responses as well, that's not a problem with me. :smile:

Or if anyone wants to make their own set of questions, that's fine too. :smile:

Total Posts: 603 | Joined Oct. 2006 | Posted on: 3:39 pm on May 21, 2010 | Link to this post
Simo Sakari Aaltonen
midbrain



Vortex Breen is a remarkably balanced individual with a good sense of order mixed with lightheartedness. Loves nature to the point of her favourite colours being those of water, sky, and verdant plant life. Allows herself luxuries such as sleeping late, but practically never to the detriment of her responsibilities. Socially skilled, loves to laugh, and enjoys a healthy lifestyle. But none of this means she does not have real depth of character. Aiding her in overcoming life's occasional adversities have always been her basically cheerful temperament and optimistic worldview. A dependable friend to humans and other animals alike.

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The Adventure Companion

Total Posts: 359 | Joined Sep. 2008 | Posted on: 4:23 pm on May 21, 2010 | Link to this post
Thaumaturge
Recurring Arch-Villain



Originally posted by Jules
:lol:! Oh dear! Very good assessment indeed, Thaum! I enjoyed reading your evaluation and your choice of words.:biggrin:

I'm glad of it, and thank you, respectively. ^_^

One question, Thaum, what is a “squick”? :biggrin:

Heheh, Krss has it - but in short, to quote TV Tropes: Squick is a "negative emotional response, more specifically a disturbed or disgusted one."

My understanding, if I have it correct, is that "squick" carries no moral component, being more or less a "gut reaction"

And simply by you asking those questions also says a lot about your .. *ahem* sanity.

*gives her a big grin*  Sanity?  I don't hold with it. ;P

Hmm... I wonder how the reading of others' responses alters each of our successive responses? ...



You can take anything from the previous answers to write up your assessment. ...

I think that I was wondering rather whether reading each others' responses might not alter our perspectives, perhaps altering the answers that we give to the questions.


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Originally posted by Vortex Breen
You are a traditionalist with old fashioned values, and firmly believe in the distinction between right and wrong.

You possess strong intuition, bordering on psychic ability. You don’t hold much sway wth people who are lazy, and you prefer to make the most of all situations you find yourself in. You are an opportunist.

Hmm...  An interesting analysis, thank you. ^_^

You are a traditionalist with old fashioned values

Hmm...  I think that I'm inclined to say that my values are probably of a mixture of time periods, both old and new.  That said, I do indeed hold a few beliefs that some might call "old-fashioned", I imagine.

You possess strong intuition, bordering on psychic ability.

This interests me - what prompts you to that analysis, if I may ask?  It is not, I think, something that I would be likely to say of myself - but then, it may be a part of myself that I do not clearly see...


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And now, allow me to offer a few new questions, since we seem to have a fairly limited pool of respondents at the moment.  I'm not sure that answers to them will be useful to anyone, but they may be worth a shot...

1) This is a question - how do you answer it?

2) If you could visit the world (or setting, time period, community, clique, etc. as appropriate) of any one narrative work - a book, a movie, a game, or whatever takes your fancy - but only one, which would it be, and why?

3) For each of the following words, please give the traits, concepts, etc. which you associate with that word.  For preference, try to not think too long on your answers.
Earth:
Air:
Fire:
Water:

4)You find yourself deep in a forest, and truly lost.  To your left you hear a sound that seems like whispering.  To your right is the sound of running water.  Directly ahead, and beneath your feet, you see what may be the remains of an old, narrow path.

What do you do?

5) You find yourself several millennia ahead of our current point in time - how did you get here, and why?

6) You stand atop a tall mountain, looking out - what do you see?

7) It is late in the night as you walk down a small, deserted road.  Out before you steps a figure, misty and pale, to stand before you.  It opens its mouth to speak.  How do you react?

(Edited by Thaumaturge at 10:47 pm on May 22, 2010)

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Total Posts: 82 | Joined Dec. 2008 | Posted on: 8:43 pm on May 22, 2010 | Link to this post
Vortex Breen
Mostly different



Quote: from Thaumaturge on 9:43 pm on May 22, 2010
This interests me - what prompts you to that analysis, if I may ask?  It is not, I think, something that I would be likely to say of myself - but then, it may be a part of myself that I do not clearly see...


A combination of things. The main impulse which led me to this conclusion is your mixture of favourite colours being green and purple. Green a very natural, fertile, abundant colour, mixed with purple, a very mysterious rich colour with associations with intuition and psychic-er-ness.

Likewise, your love of gaming and fencing leds to me conclude that you have very well developed neurologic abilities.

It's hard to say excatly why I came to these conclusions, but they were the things that stood out from your answers.

@ Simo: That was a lovely analysis, thank you so much! But I don't think I deserve it :smile: I can definitely see my personailty in what you've described, I think you were spot on. However you have left out all my negative character traits (for which I thank you!) so it's slightly biased in my favour.

Can I take you along to all the social gatherings I go to, so you can talk me up to people?? :wink:


Total Posts: 89 | Joined July 2009 | Posted on: 11:43 am on May 24, 2010 | Link to this post
Simo Sakari Aaltonen
midbrain



Maybe I should have added that you are very good at hiding your negative qualities. :wink:

You could always use me as a character reference. Maybe print the analysis on the reverse side of a calling card. When people see the analysis is from someplace called CORT-X, they will assume it is a professional psychological evaluation. :tongue:

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The Adventure Companion

Total Posts: 359 | Joined Sep. 2008 | Posted on: 4:50 pm on May 24, 2010 | Link to this post
Thaumaturge
Recurring Arch-Villain



A combination of things. The main impulse which led me to this conclusion is your mixture of favourite colours being green and purple. Green a very natural, fertile, abundant colour, mixed with purple, a very mysterious rich colour with associations with intuition and psychic-er-ness.

Likewise, your love of gaming and fencing leds to me conclude that you have very well developed neurologic abilities.

It's hard to say excatly why I came to these conclusions, but they were the things that stood out from your answers.


Interesting...  Thank you very much for sharing that, I appreciate it. ^_^

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... World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams: ...

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