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Looking for a Pattern Here.

Ok, I'm kinda looking to gather some general statistics related to people with a DO-It-Yourself/Constructive/Experimental personality. To a degree it has to do with left-handed/right-handed issue, but I want to take other traits and preferences into consideration. Please humor me and give me some details. I'll post my results and possibly a few guesses as to what they mean. 1)What kind of grades do/did you recieve in school? (A,B,C,D,F) 2)Are you right-handed, left-handed, or fully ambidextrous? 3)What types of books/articles do you read? Novels, How-To, Socialogical, etc. 4)Are you multi-lingual? 5)Were you raised in a one-parent or two-parent home? Other? 6)Do you consider yourself an optimist, or a pessimist? 7)Are you religious/spiritual? 8)WHat is your one greatest priority in life? 9)With most of your projects/experiments do you: succeed, fail, quit, procrastinate.

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1)What kind of grades do/did you recieve in school? (A,B,C,D,F) 2)mostly A's
2)Are you right-handed, left-handed, or fully ambidextrous? right handed
3)What types of books/articles do you read? Novels, How-To, Socialogical, etc. Mysteries, and project books
4)Are you multi-lingual? yes english and dutch
5)Were you raised in a one-parent or two-parent home? Other? two parent
6)Do you consider yourself an optimist, or a pessimist? pessimist :(
7)Are you religious/spiritual? yeah sorta
8)WHat is your one greatest priority in life? working hard and succeding in life 9)With most of your projects/experiments do you: succeed, fail, quit, procrastinate. i think of good ideas but then i never really get around to doing them
apaterson15 years ago
i have dyscalculia, i like reading factual books i am right handed and right footed
1)What kind of grades do/did you recieve in school? (A,B,C,D,F) Bs, in high school, Cs in College 2)Are you right-handed, left-handed, or fully ambidextrous?Right handed, everything else left 3)What types of books/articles do you read? Novels, How-To, Socialogical, etc. Novels/ how-to 4)Are you multi-lingual? no 5)Were you raised in a one-parent or two-parent home? Other? two parent 6)Do you consider yourself an optimist, or a pessimist? pessimist 7)Are you religious/spiritual? christian 8)What is your one greatest priority in life? succeed, be more successful than my parents/peers 9)With most of your projects/experiments do you: succeed, fail, quit, procrastinate. Im quick to start them but, my man genes kick in and most never get finished
skunkbait (author)  thematthatter8 years ago
Hmmm. I wonder if there's a correlation between right handedness, procrastination and pessimism?
Maybe you should rephrase the question #6. I think there is a correlation between right handedness, procrastination, pessimism and lack of decent father parenting. next skunkbait survey should include right eye vs left eye. skinny vs fat pessimistic vs optimistic. and see what that brings up. bed wetters vs people who played with fire as a kid
skunkbait (author)  thematthatter8 years ago
Or even left-eyed fat people who wet the bed when something was on fire.
ooh, that would be interesting.
Rishnai8 years ago
1) In junior high my best achievement was making it through a whole school year without getting suspended. That year had a 2.38 GPA. In high school, I've gotten C's. In college, I've gotten C's. All from not doing all the work (let alon eon time), not from not getting it.

2) I like to say that I'm equally incompetent with both hands, but I'm right handed when writing or fighting. Right footed, too, on a snowboard or the ball field.

3) Non-fiction. Sociological/indirectly-psychological studies are a perennial favorite, but memoirs like "Ghosts of the Fireground" are among my favorites, too. When reading a novel, I like dark, dark themes. Nuclear war, biological attack, murder, people whose lives go to pieces. I like to see how authors study and portray these sorts of situations.

4) I'm not even uni-lingual. Me no speeak engrish goodly. I speak enough Spanish to embarrass myself, enough German to stumble through Rammstein songs and Neitsche books, and enough Russian to almost converse with all the Russians who work at my school.

5) Two parents, but that's only because they were too poor to get a divorce lawyer, let's put it that way. I mostly raised myself.

6) I like to think I'm a realist, but really, if there are human beings involved, I expect the worst and hope to be pleasantly suprised. A lot of the time, I'm not.

7) Agnostic leaning towards atheist, but I am somewhat spiritual. I try to be as good of a person that I can, and a lot of the time, this involves looking to religious and spiritual traditions from all sorts of cultures. I made it my pet project last year to read the Koran (spelling?). It made more sense than the Bible, but maybe that's just a question of the translators who worked on the two books! A lot of the time in the Bible, I'm left wondering if I can get a road map to that sentence. Maybe that's part of why it's so easily misinterpreted and misappropriated for decidedly un-Christian ends.

8) Enjoy myself and do what will make me happy. If you only get one go-round, why waste it?

9) Get distracted. When I actually finish a project, I do it well, but we have half an acre of half-finished (and half-begun) projects to attest to my ADD DIY. If I run into a project that's just plain NOT WORKING, I'm considerably more likely to finish it, at the expense of nutrition, sleep, and hygeine. Must be the challenge.
skunkbait (author)  Rishnai8 years ago
Regarding the snowboard, do you LEAD with your right? I always skate and surf (years ago) "goofyfoot".
Sure do. I surf goofyfoot, and injure myself on a skateboard that way, too.
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