February 20, 2007

Everyday uses of Maths #1


I am a d6

You are a good old-fashioned six-sided cube, otherwise known as a d6. Others know you to be plain, predictable, conservative, average, ordinary, and downright boring. You prefer to describe yourself as dependable, honest, practical and trustworthy. People usually know what to expect from you, since you rarely hold any surprises. You hate to make decisions, and if forced to decide, you’ll always fall back on how it was done in the past. You always order the same thing at your favorite restaurant, and your jokes, while funny, are never too offensive. It seems that you are well liked, but maybe that’s simply because there’s nothing to hate.


Yet another one

January 28, 2007

You are exceptional and unique. Your quest in life is to identify exactly who you are and why you’re here. What’s important to you is the journey of self discovery, determining who you are today is not the same as who you’ll be tomorrow.

You resist being categorized and are quick to question any social standard that you sense someone imposing on you. Stereotypical gender roles always interest you and, in your mind, connect to issues that most other people would never even consider related.

You can “connect” with any individual person and practically read their mind, but you have a natural tendency to match your actions to the expectations you read from their mind and yearn for company that lets you truly, naturally be yourself. You struggle between letting yourself naturally match the sentiment of the group (which feels like putting on a façade) or letting your individuality shine, which may allow people to see how different you are.

You are particularly accepting of other people and have a special talent for seeing people’s true selves instinctively. It takes time for you to trust your gut instinct about people because even you don’t believe that someone could be so right about another person’s nature so quickly. This intuitive sense about what people are thinking is your special talent. You may think it is available to everyone and that others just ignore it, but in truth others could never develop the skill to the level which comes naturally to you.

You focus more on nurturing other’s self esteem than any other type. As a result of this naturally caring nature, people often turn to you for moral support.

To you everything happens on a personal level. Your friends come to you for advice because they know that you’ll love them for who they are and put yourself in their shoes to look at the world. Your advice, although varied in delivery, usually boils down to “be true to yourself” and “listen to your heart.” You exude this quality so strongly that even strangers will sometimes spontaneously begin confiding their deepest secrets in you.

The flipside of this may impact your work. When people raise valid issues or genuinely just have a different opinion you are likely to interpret some level of personal attack into an honestly impersonal statement (although probably from someone you wouldn’t have natural rapport with anyway).

You may wish that other people’s judgments and actions didn’t affect your self-conception so much. When other people might brush off a disappointed expression from a coworker, it is likely to dominate your thoughts until you’re sure the situation has been repaired.

You are by far the most talented of all types at reading nonverbal cues. In your admirable attempts to convey a message diplomatically, those who aren’t sensitive to inflection, tone, insinuations or body language sometimes simply do not get your message because they only receive the verbal half of what you said.

In the same way that you’re the best at reading nonverbal cues, you’re also the best at sending them. When you speak they miss the nonverbal half of your message, then they speak and transmit twice the message (verbal + nonverbal) which often gives away more than they intended but is sometimes carelessly inaccurate since they don’t send nonverbal cues as well as you do. When you’re tempted to assign bias based on someone’s tone or other nonverbal cues it is wise to have them restate what they said and see if ignoring the careless, unintentional nonverbal half of their message lets their true meaning through.

You want nothing more than for there to be peace and harmony in the world, and your actions clearly reflect that vision.

While you can instantly tell what’s on someone else’s mind, you can sometimes be confused yourself when it comes to the mixture of your own emotions.

In school you were an excellent student, the teacher’s pet. More than the satisfaction of learning, you enjoyed pleasing your instructors with your hard work and thoughtfulness and delighted in the personal praise they gave you in return. You got to know your instructors on a personal level and may have even kept in touch with certain of them after moving on.

You have natural teaching and leadership abilities. Your communication is clear and eloquent. You can be decisive and visionary while maintaining a supportive atmosphere and camaraderie among your subordinates.

As a parent you are very supportive and start educating your child early according to your values. Your children know exactly where you stand and what is expected of them. You overflow with positivity when your child sticks to the program, and reflect any negative behavior directly on yourself and the quality of your parenting. Your focus is making sure that your child has a strong self-image and high self-esteem. More than other parents it is important for you to be friends with your children.

You are more philosophical than most and passionately discuss ethics and justice more than other types. It is when ethical issues come up in conversation that you most strongly sense that you are fundamentally different from other people. You become visually emotionally focused when these issues arise, while others easily laugh them off and switch topics to something trivial. To you, it seems that everyone should be passionate about ending racism, sexism and all the other –isms out there.

You go by the book and are suspicious of anyone suggesting that rules or laws should be ignored. You think constantly about improving laws, and see that at a major avenue for advancing social change because you see legislation and rule creation as the consensus opinion of the group working together. For you the focus is seeing everyone working together in harmony.

Your life has meaning, your life is significant. You think all people should spend more time thinking about who they are and what their purpose in life is.


misc quizzes

January 21, 2007


Darn… why Kanga? Was hoping for Pooh… or Piglet…

Hmm… really?






You are a very calm and contemplative person. Others are drawn to your peaceful, nurturing nature.

I don’t like green??? I like blue more…

tarot cards?

January 21, 2007

Never really believed in them, but my “stumble!” popped up with this site, so tried it out. Any comments? hahahahaha…

Past: Opossum

You took some reflective time to remove yourself from the stresses of the world. You thought about where you had come from, and reviewed your life. This time alone allowed you to retreat and enjoy the stillness. What you were looking for was a lot closer that n you thought. You overlooked something important and this new perspective eradicated the funk that you were in.

Present: Pierced Heart

This is a time of great joy as you feel deeply in love. You feel inspired and there’s a lightness in your step. Devoted and admired, it feels like you are floating inth eair. But keep your feet on the ground, because this temporary time of infatuation will come to pass and you’ll have to relearn what it means to truly share a part of yourself with another.

Future: Raccoon

You have a firm foundation for the future, as all that hard work is about to pay off. Restraints that have troubled you in the past will vanish. Although you might still feel trapped, very soon you’ll be able to break free. Your achievements are well deserved and you’ll be able to enjoye your success. Just don’t rest on your laurels for too long.

Myers-Briggs look alike

January 17, 2007

Your answers suggest you are a Realist The four aspects that make up this personality type are:

Planner, Facts, Heads and Introvert

Summary of Realists

  • Loyal and steady workers who meet deadlines
  • Believe in established rules and respect facts
  • Think of themselves as mature, stable and conscientious
  • May appear too logical or tough-minded and forget their impact on other people

More about Realists

Realists are loyal to the people around them and work hard to keep their promises. They are honest and straightforward with others and expect the same in return. Realists believe in standard procedures and will only support change when there is a demonstrable benefit.

Realists are the most common personality type in the UK, according to a nationwide survey.

Realists respect factual information, which they store up to use when making decisions. This group likes to have time to think quietly and carefully before taking action.

These extremely productive people like to be occupied in their leisure time with pursuits such as craftwork, hiking or reading.

In situations where they can’t use their talents or are unappreciated, Realists may become obsessed with schedules, critical of others or have trouble trusting other people to get the job done properly. Under extreme stress, Realists may complain loudly that events have taken a turn for the worse and predict negative outcomes.

Realists typically only share their opinions or personal experiences with trusted friends.

Realist Careers

Realists are attracted to jobs where decision making based on factual knowledge and experience is required.


Colour Test

January 15, 2007

You have little interest in your financial investments. You are not driven by material wealth and prefer to see where destiny takes you.

You are bubbly and approachable. Unrestricted by the latest fashion trends, you buy clothes only when they look good on you.

You are a calm person, and a good listener. You are comfortable with allowing others to take the spotlight and prefer to share in their adventures. You are protective towards your friendships and give your time freely.

You are a very practical person. It’s more important to you that the things you own are useful, rather than nice to look at.

A good listener. You are comfortable allowing others to take the spotlight and share their adventures. You are protective about your friendship and ensure the best for your friends.

You are very strong-willed, even bordering on stubborn. You like to take care of yourself before helping others, although you will never let people down.



787 days to go…

January 3, 2007

Read this in a book… pretty interesting… wonder what my friends will pick for me…

a) What do you think are my 5 most positive qualities?
b) What do you think are my 5 most off-putting qualities?

Positive qualities
energetic, generous, kind, deeply committed, adventurous, tolerant, dedicated, good flirt, creative, supportive, witty, physical, happy, liberal, sexy, modest, sensual, sharing, honest, sophiscated, gets things done, good-natured, genuine, tender, loving, self-respecting, relaxed, strong, caring, intelligent, great cook, affectionate, warm, cheerful, communicative, compassionate, sympathetic, extroverted, optimistic, thoughtful, bright, fun, appreciative, intuitive, efficient, smart, laid-back, light-hearted, stylish, interested, nurturing, idealistic, joyful, discerning, contemplative, sociable, insightful, beautiful, imaginative, gregarious, talented, confident, gentle, practical, playful, lovely voice, pretty, deep-thinking

Off-putting characteristics
impatient, arrogant, doesn’t pamper self, overweight, slave to routines, too intense, obsessed with success, manipulative, domineering, likes to feel martyred, over-perfectionist, a put-down artist, neurotic, selfish, bad eye contact, emotionally inhibited, doesn’t listen, inconsiderate, disorganised, tries too hard, needs to impress,
doesn’t ask questions, voice-work needed, a moaner, can’t relax, dogmatic, over-emotional, always needs approval, self-obsessed, needs to be needed, badly groomed, jealous, bad breath, undermining, flirts too much, opinionated, lacks originality, conceited, always right, takes offence easily, sarcastic, possessive, inappropriate dress, discontented, feels rejected, intense, negative body language, hypercritical, avoids commitments, irresponsible, no sense of style, puts themselves down, no ‘get up and go’, talks with mouth full, lacks spontaneity, a guilt-tripper, unflattering hair style, indecisive, sexually inhibited, unable to share, can’t keep secrets, body odour, bad posture, bites nails, ungenerous, unsympathetic

And a nice quote:

“The high heeled shoe is a marvellously contradictory item; it brings a woman to a man’s height, but makes sure she cannot keep up with him.” ~ Germaine Greer”