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More Self Discovery: Enneagram Typing

I've always been kind of skeptical of the enneagram, since I've always gotten different results (even with the same tests) depending upon my mood when I take them.  It's definitely does not have the  applications of the Meyer's Briggs, which was developed specifically for clinical use.  Still, I find myself vaguely interested in it, and decided to take several different tests to get the most well rounded picture of myself possible.  It seems to appear that I am most likely some combination of 8 and 7.

Similar Minds Enneagram Test
Your main type is Type 7
Your variant is self pres

Your main type is which ever behavior you utilize most and/or prefer. Your variant reflects your scoring profile on all nine types: so = social variant (compliant, friendly), sx = sexual variant (assertive, intense), sp = self preservation variant (withdrawn, security seeking).

Enneagram Test with Instinctual Variants 
You are most likely a type 8 (the Challenger) with 7 wing  (Sexual variant)

Type 8 SX
Type 3 SX
Type 1 SX
Type 5 SX
Type 4 SX
Type 7 SO
Type 9 SX
Type 6 SX

RHETI Enneagram Type Indicator Resuts:  Your highest score will indicate you basic type, or it will be among the top 2-3 scores. You have answered all the questions -- terrific!

Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
6 4 4 3 3 2 5 5 4

This was the last one I took, which involved choosing pictures or icons that were most pleasing to you.  This seems to be the one test which is entirely divergent from most of the others, and probably the least acurate.  Yeah... I'm not really seeing the 3, honestly.  

Enneagram Explorations Test

Enneagram Type 3
Performer, Motivator, Achiever, Producer or Status Seeker
You want to be competent, efficient, accomplished and dynamic. Most importantly, you want to be good at what you do and to look good doing it. You may have problems with vanity. Under stress you may be self-promoting, self-deceptive and competitive. At your best, you are self-confident, motivated and productive.

It's interesting that one of my psychotherapists seems to have believed I was the ultimate 7, but I think I am more of an 8, since I've never had some of the addictions that 7s tend to be absorbed with, like drinking and drugs, and although I've jokingly refered to myself as a "sex addict," I'm not truly a sex addict either.  Also, I would describe myself as more of a "realist" than an "optimist." I do however, have a wide variety of interests and enjoy sensual pleasures, such as food, massages, and of course, BDSM.  I'm pleasure seeking, but in a pretty controlled, responsible sort of way, rather than an abandoned manner.  In addition, it often helps to determine how you respond in stress and in comfort, as an 8 will often act out the unhealthy aspects of a 5 in stress, and go to 2 in security, while a seven will go to 1 in stress, and 5 in security.  

The trouble with self reports is that people often have an unconscious need to see themselves differently than they truly are, for a variety of reasons.  Here, I could go off on a tangent about questions of test validity and design, and the importance of using a well designed test as opposed to the disastrous consequences of relying upon poorly designed tests for important information. This is probably why most official and clinical tests are subject to constant statistical analysis, reviews, and modification. The only effective way of examining a person's personality is by looking at the history of their actions.  As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.  Of course, I don't hold much stock in the enneagram anyway.

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Perverse obsessions with celebrity

The definition of fame:  When, upon walking into a room, you do not know anyone there, but everyone sure seems to know you.  In fact, they profess to know all about you, including some of the most private details of your life.  All eyes are on you, and people are keeping tabs on what brand of handbag you are carrying.

It's matter of existence that we have all had Andy Warhol's proverbial 15 minutes thrust upon us.  Facebook, google profiles, and youtube now allow unsuspecting subjects to be viewed by hundreds of thousands (and sometimes millions) of strangers.   Celebrity by intent, actresses, newscasters, sports stars, are common in our media centric society.  However, there is that rare individual who just seems to be the subject of public obesession.  Even as much as they try to avoid the limelight most of the time, there is just something about them that is so alluring, mysterious, captivating, or outrageous, that they simply draw attention wherever they go.  The power of presence, they way one carries themself when they walk into a room... there's something different about them.  Something that inspires curiosity, fear, hatred, and intense emotion.

Why the obsession with public figures?  People identify with celebrities so much, that this obsession and adoration often turns into it's opposite, loathing and revulsion, in a classic form of reaction formation. Is it a form of escapism? A longing to escape from the boring mundanity of the average lifestyle while delighting in other's triumphs and reveling in their pains to vicariously fill the vacuum of excitement of the average existence?  Or ist it really a sublimated form of jealousy? Those who are famous (or notorious, as the case may be) often live a sort of fantasy life; they do things that other people only dream of doing. A whole industry surrounds this perverse fixation on other people's lives, including a cable tv network, and a multi-billion dollar tabloid and publication market force.  A celebrity merely needs to brand a product with their name in order for it to become popular, even if they had only a very minimal hand in the product's creation.  You may now own a piece of Britney Spears in the form of a cologne, or Tori Spelling jewelry. The public obsession with famous people has become so extreme, that people often spend more time and effort keeping tabs on their famous celebs twitters about their latest bodily function than they do for their own family members.

Public Figures are often the target of intense passions, usually because they are symbols of the ideas, entities or ideals that they represent and work for.  The attackers almost never know them personally.

Steve Ballmer egg attack

The real losers in life are are not the subject of hatred, but are often nameless, faceless, and carry on their daily activities unnoticed.

It is interesting that although I have achieved a sort of level of fame by own activities, that I always found it ridiculous that some people would seek fame in and of itself, without the power, money, and political* attaché. My apartment building in Hollywood was filled with musicians, artists, and starving actresses lusting after fame, while I achieved mine incidentally, as a matter of course in doing my work.  I began to find however, that although I had never intended to achieve fame, that I rather enjoyed not being ordinary.  I had always dreamed of excitement in my youth, and I had achieved it accidentally, or perhaps by fulfilling personal dharma by following my own drives to fulfill my destiny. I laugh to myself at the ridiculous simplicity of my act of illusion: In my jeans and scruffy jacket, I'm seemingly nobody--a loser, but in my satin corset and black stilettos I am a Goddess.

Although I have not achieved the fame of an A-list celebrity, I have enough notoriety that I have an entire group of fans contacting me through facebook, and quite a passel of haters.  I have decided to publish the worst and most disgusting of the offenders on a separate page.  Click here to see their photographs. 

*(not as in republican vs democrats, but more of a social type of politics, for those of the literary unsophisticated type among you.)


New Ban on Female Athletes With Naturally High Androgen Levels

The International Olympic Commission, and the International Association of Athletics Federation have established new guidelines that women with "naturally occuring" high androgen levels, such as South Africa's Castor Semenya, will be banned from competing as women in Sporting Events, according to an article in Nature.  After all, this natural, inborn, God given ability would put them at an unfair advantage to the 'average' woman who would like to compete as a superstar, elite athlete.  Society isn't interested in the exceptional, rare individual with inborn talents; what they really want to see is hot bitches with chemically treated hair and big fake tits competing in athletic events.  (That's what I want to see, after all, because it feeds into my girl-on-girl misogynistic impulses.)  I think it's about time that society stood up for the average, and in fact, the under average achievers, who represent the vast majority of our population.

Additionally, I believe that geniuses and exceptionally smart kids should be barred from colleges as well, because they have an unfair advantage over other, slightly less gifted children.  Those gifted kids need to be kept in their place, or they'll become arrogant and self righteous after years of putting up with crap from the mediocres.  I'm ready to go out on a limb here, and say that we've now had a black president, a female secretary of state, and gay congressmen, but we have not yet had a retarded president.  We will not truly be a democracy until ALL sectors of our population are given their rightful due, and be allowed to represent a demographic that does, after all, comprise approximately 1/3 of the adult population.**  Elitism has run rampant in our society, from the best of the best in sports, to academics, to politics.  We need to represent the underachievers.  As a matter of fact, since the average person has a BMI exceeding 27, we should ammend the regulations to exclude any person with a BMI less than 25, since they would have an unfair advantage over others.  Some may say that this might qualify as a sort of reverse discrimination against the athletically talented or intellectually gifted, but in any case, they should be forced to compete in a separate category for abnormals, since by definition, they are in the top echelons based on their performance and scientifically qualify as freaks.

So, if you believe strongly in progressive ideals, democracy, and representation of the populace, write to your congressperson today and let them know that you want to see more retards represented in the federal government, and more gimpy, average, fat-asses represented in college and professional sports, so that more people can feel good about themselves.  Power to the People!

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**Persons with an IQ of less than 70 qualify for Social Security Disability.  It is interesting to note however, that studies done in the US Military classifies recruits with IQs less than 92 (category IV) as especially difficult to train and a danger to themselves and others.
The US military has spent large sums of money on psychometric research for decades and has found that IQ correlates heavily with ability to carry out military duties and not get oneself and fellow soldiers killed. So the US military is very keen on keeping out the dummies. The military correctly sees that maintaining military standards is a matter of life and death. (Parapundit)

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