I have hunch about what my type could be but since last time I did a questionnare I didn't feel like my answers really reflected who I am (It was the 40Q Philosophical), I decided to try this one.
Okay, so I donít know if this matters but I thought that I should tell you that I sort of planned my answers to these questions months ago and got lazy and then forgot about it completely. I used maybe 5 minutes to brainstorm each answer in my native language and now I finally translated them into English. Feel free to ask for clarification if Iím being too vague or something.
1. What is beauty? What is love?
I think that beauty is anything that touches the soul. In my case itís often art of some kind. Beautiful music offers an escape from reality. It is like a trip to foreign land that still feels like home. Stories and words in general can be very beautiful. Pictures that I find beautiful are usually black and white. They have certain type of harmony in them. Also enough contrast to make it interesting. Then thereís this duality - light versus darkness. Okay, now that I think about it, itís everywhere not only black and white pictures but they some how bring it up.
What is love?
ĎíWatt is love, baby don't hertz me, no morse.íí Sorry not sorry.
2. What are your most important values?
Iíd say knowledge and understanding. Knowledge without understanding is either useless or dangerous (knowledge is limited and therefore it is possible to justify anything by choosing the knowledge that fits the purpose and saying something like Ďíthese are the facts and this is what weíll doíí). When one understands how things works, itís much easier to make decisions that are just and wise. Actually thatís it! Wisdom. Wisdom is what I value above all else.
3. Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
If I had to label myself Iíd probably say Iím some sort of sceptical agnostic. I like to ponder and even debate religious topics. Some religious ideas are just fascinating. Iíve spend hours of my life just to read Wikipedia articles about strange religions in the middle of the night.
Iíd like to believe that anything is possible. Thatís why I keep thinking about eternity or infinity all over again. I also like it because it tickles my brain.
And.. I like the idea of reincarnation, too. I respect life. Iím curious about death. I see death as a part of life. They are a circle and cannot be separated from each other. Death sort of feeds life. Bodies turn into nutrients and make it possible for plants to grow and feed animals that then die and end up eaten by other animals or back to the soil.
4. Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
I think war is a major waste of potential. It kills so many people who could have done great things in this world. The amount of art and scientific discoveries that never happened because somebody died too early makes me wonder whereíd we be at without the endless slaughter (which by the way has the word Ďlaughterí in it - I like that). The reasons for warfare seem far-fetched and irrational to me. I donít really understand nationalism.
Okay, I sort of understand the need for wars of liberation (that sounds like some really epic version of Need for Speed lol) but I think they can be questioned too. They tend to be bloody and often repeated after some time has passed. People donít seem able to be happy with governments that have killed their loved ones in the past and thatís understandable. The thing is that most people crave for revenge. And the thing with revenge is, like Gandhi would say, eye for an eye makes the whole world bling- (OMG what a precious typo!!! ) sorryÖ erhmÖ blind.
Power, hmmm? Knowledge is power. When you know how to control people and itís possible for you to use that knowledge, you are powerful.
5. What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
Iíve had long conversations about Game of Thrones, socialism versus capitalism, problems in society, gun laws, facism&racism (what a lovely old couple) and probably many many more.
My interests are pretty much endless. However, I could probably say that my main interests are history, sociology, philosophy, literature and movies. I enjoy looking into new things and basicly just learning about the world. I love to watch documentaries and current affairs programmes. I really enjoy participating in conversations and debates. They make me feel alive. Sometimes I just google random stuff like Ďíis it possible to die on placebo effectíí or Ďído microwaves kill moldíí.
Sometimes I draw, paint or write.
6. Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
Health does not really interest me. Medicine does. Itís history is fascinating and I think Iíd like to ponder with a group of friends where itís heading for in the future. I have written some rants about how easily doctors order certain medications to people who donít necessarily need them.
Iím not really focused on my body. I might not always notice if Iím hungry or tired.
7. What do you think of daily chores? They bore me.
8. Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwis. Examples welcomee. My top 5 films are Fight Club, A Thin Red Line, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Monty Pythonís Life of Brian and Birdman (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance). I like Chuck Palahniukís books and Vonnegut is a really really great writer. Donna Tarttís The Goldfinch and The Secret History are wonderful novels. Then thereís The Hitchhikerís Guide to the Galaxy, which is genious and hilarious and I just love it.
9. What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
Sad movies and books easily make me cry if Iím alone and nobody can see me cry. Funerals are the worst. Anxiety when it gets bad.
So many things make me smile that I donít know where to begin. Hmm, most of the things that make me smile also make me laugh so Iíll just list those ones too. Absurd stuff, random things combined, Monty Python, clever and funny things, satire, South Park, funny incidents, my friends when they are being silly with me.
10. Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
In a flowing conversation. I just sort of forget about everything else and became so focused Iím no longer aware of myself. The world outside the conversation disappears completely - only the things that we are talking about exist at that moment in place and time.
And sometimes when Iím walking in the forest. I observe the nature carefully and suddenly everything seems overwhelmingly beautiful and I feel like Iím part of something bigger. This can also happen if Iím walking with a group of friends and we are just chatting cheerfully.
Evaluation & Behaviour
11. What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
I donít know what other people see as my weaknesses. I rarely reveal my weaknesses. Sometimes I may joke about them. I dislike my laziness. I give up easily if Iím not good at something. Iím bad at making decisions, I just donít know what to focus on since everything interests me. Iím good at many things but excellent in nothing. Iíd also like to be more open about my emotions, but I trust very few people and the ones I trust I like so much that I just want to have a good time with them, not discuss my problems. I also have trouble relaxing and when Iím bored I get anxious quite easily. It would be easier just not to worry but I donít really know how to do that, other than distract myself.
12. What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
Iíve heard that Iím creative and good at everything. One of my friends said that Iím Ďía mad geniousíí when I asked her to describe me. The thing I like about myself is my curiosity towards life because thatís what keeps me going.
13. In what areas of your life would you like help?
Finding something that I could focus on, support so I could actually finish things. Hmmm, then I think that I also need someone to bring me back to earth when I worry about things that I canít do anything about. Someone could remind me that I need to eat occasionally and tell me when itís time to sleep.
14. Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it. My job is rut and I hate it. Itís only temporary so I can bear with it even though I feel like Iím in some sort of customized hell. I didnít really have time to think about the consequences before I accepted the job.
People & Interactions
15. What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with? Qualities I appreciate: bravery, intellect, determination, justness, WISDOM, talent. Qualities I like: warmth, sensitivity, empathy. Qualities I dislike: cruelty, no sense of humor, superficiality
16. How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
I have no experience in this field of life. Iíve never even told any of my crushes that I like them. Iíd like to find somebody to love. I think that we will have to have mental connection, I donít think that Iíd be attracted to someone that I canít have meaningful conversations with. So great sex is not enough. Iíd like my future partner to be someone that can help me out with at least some of my weaknesses. I could help with theirs.
17. If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
Iíd make sure that the child knows that I love them. I would read to them a lot. I would try to answer their questions the best I can. Iíd also encourage them to hang out with friends so they could develop their social skills. I wouldnít like to be overly controlling.
18. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
internally I might be a bit shocked but also curious about the reasons behind their opinion. Outward reaction depends on friend. If I knew that they wouldnít get hurt Iíd ask them why they claim that. I could explain my own view if I felt like it at the moment. Thereís also a chance that I wouldnít say anything if I figured that the situation is the kind that everyone will be happier if I remain quiet.
19. Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
My relationship to society is to make jokes about it. Mainly dark ones. To do that Iíll need to observe it, so I read/watch the news everyday. Iíd also like to do something to develop it but Iím still a bit unsure how to do that.
My view of humanity is a bit conflicted. On one hand I hate us and the things we have done to this place. It frustrates me that we never learn from our mistakes. On the other hand I really love all the great cultural achievements like science and literature. I love old cities with beautiful architecture. The idea of humans going to extinct saddens me and makes me feel excited at the same time. You know those pictures where Ďínature strikes backíí? Plants take over buildings? I love those pictures.
To me the most prevalent social problem is the fact that the wealthiest one percent of the population has more money that everyone else added up. It means that not all of us have the same chances to make our dreams come true.
20. How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
I donít really choose my friends. I just end up in groups and some of them are so great company that we become friends. I usually take the role of a clown or just make short comments about things we talk about. Sometimes I throw myself in a conversation and just immerse myself in it. In two on two situations I mostly just listen and answer questions.
21. How do you behave around strangers?
I usually smile a lot and try to be friendly. If the strangers are serious then Iím serious too. Iíve noticed that I mirror people a lot. I tend to observe fisrt and if the strangers seem accepting and talk about things that interest me I usually participate.