Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What about you? (another giveaway)

Okay, I tried this "asking you to show yourselves" thing once before and it resulted in massive fail and total high school-like geek anxiety on my part, but I know there are so many of you out there, lurking every day. I love comments. I'm a total comment whore. I'll do anything for comments. (I guess the last giveaway was a success though.)


Let's have another giveaway.

My dad had this book from work when we were at Lake Tahoe called Strengths Finder 2.0, and he and my uncle were talking about their five strengths. Apparently you buy this book, and it gives you a code, and you go online and take the test. And then you print out descriptors of your top five strenghts. I love stuff like this. I should have been a psych major, only because I am so curious about personalities--well, mostly only about my own. I guess that wouldn't work, huh? So I just like taking these tests. Narcissism, much?

Last week I took the Myers-Briggs test again online. I always get the same thing. INFJ. I used to get INTJ when I was younger, but I'm holding steady at INFJ. If you click here, you can read more about INFJs. It's so me. Weird.

From Wikipedia:

I – Introversion preferred to Extraversion: INFJs tend to be quiet and reserved.
They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide
circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas
extraverts gain energy).

N – iNtuition
preferred to Sensing: INFJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus
their attention on the big picture rather than the details, and on future
possibilities rather than immediate realities.

F – Feeling
preferred to Thinking: INFJs tend to value personal preference above objective
criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social
considerations than to logic.

J – Judgment
preferred to Perception: INFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions
early. They derive a sense of control through predictability

Yeah. INFJ is also called PDawg.

Anyway, the book Strengths Finder is about focusing on your strengths and then playing to them.

Sounds groovy, right? My curiosity is killing me. I'm so going to go buy this book and take the test. And I'll give one book away to somebody who comments, selected by


Comment this post by Friday, 5/29 at 7:00 AM Pacific time to enter.

Enter once: Comment me (see question below)
Enter twice (yes, you can!): Comment me, and tell me--in addition to your lovely comment--that you're a follower of this blog (click that handy little Google follow box to the right and become a follower first!)

So I want to use this as an opportunity to get to know who's reading this thang. I know a lot of my Facebook peeps, but probably some people I don't know... Blog hoppers... I'd like to hear from any/all of you. ANYBODY OUT THERE? Seriously. I heart comments, and I heart you for reading. Did I say that already?

Answer me this:

Who are you? What do you do? Do you know me in real life? Do you have kids? Hobbies? Do you know what Myers-Briggs type indicator (letters) you are? Do you think those things are full of crap?

You can either answer any of those questions, or you can write me a poem, or say wssup?, or post your meatloaf recipe. Any comment will do. As always. Thanks, man.

Make sure to identify yourself if you want to enter, so I can figure out how to mail the book to ya later if need be. (If you're anonymous, how can I mail you a book?)

Praying against massive comment FAIL and ensuing embarrassment,


  1. Who am I? I'm not the voice of one crying in the wilderness, though I am a fan of is.
    What do I do? Law 'n stuff
    Do I know you in real life? Jury is out on that (cylon)
    Do I have kids? 2 and 7/9ths.
    Myers-Briggs? I knew at one time. I was barely one letter verse the other in 3 of the 4, so I think the whole thing is crap.

  2. Who are you? One of your former students (AP English)
    What do you do? Finishing up my degree this summer at HSU and then getting involved in the Humboldt County public policy scene.
    Do you know me in real life? Yes, but not really in a present form.
    Do you know what Myers-Briggs type indicator (letters) you are? I am an ENTJ, and it is spot on.

  3. I try so hard to get people to comment on my blog, I beg and plead for them to stop lurking in anonymity, to come forth and say hello. It rarely happens. I know they're out there, I guess they're just all in stalker-mode except for the approximately 5 people who comment with some regularity. It makes me feel a tad lonely. On the bright side, if I got hundreds of comments like some people do, think of all the time I'd waste trying to answer them. Eh!

    I'm me. I'm an artist working in various media, focused mainly on scrimshaw engraving, kicking and screaming to make a name for myself.

    I knew you somewhat in high school, though we didn't hang out, but we got along fine and had classes together. Probably didn't talk much (nothing personal). :-)

    Kids- no, I think I'm going to leave that up to the other people in the world.

    Hobbies- I would say art, but that's my job. Riding horses. Baking. Bellydancing. None of those simultaneously, I am not that skilled.

    Letters- I just took it twice on different sites (dude, I'm supposed to be working). ISTJ or INTJ. Neither sounds much like, except for the I part. I don't put much faith in those, it varies by how the questions are asked, and how indecisive I'm feeling, and how much I over-analyze the questions and think that either answer would work and go eeny meeny miney mo to pick one.

    Yeah, on that note, time to go draw stuff.

  4. I am Gluten-free E, and I'm commenting because I'm bored and not because I harbor any hopes of winning the book.

    I know you pretty well. Likely better than any other person in existence.

    I have kids and they're awesome.

    I have hobbies and they, too, are awesome.

    According to the test I took, I'm ISTP. I don't know how much stock I'd put in the test, but as far as the result it gave me I think it nailed me down pretty good.

  5. Hey Heather,
    It's me, Becky, my meatloaf recipe is as follows:
    1-2 lbs ground turkey
    1-2 eggs
    1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    all according to taste:
    worsteshire (sp?)
    parmesan cheese
    Mix previously listed ingredients form into loaf and place in baking dish over bread slices. (bread slices will absorb the excess grease)
    Next use large kitchen fork and poke holes into the top of the loaf. Now mix a little mustard, catsup and brown sugar in a small bowl and pour over top of loaf. Place in oven and bake for 1hour at 375*. ENJOY!

  6. Hey BTW!
    I am a follower.
    Peace out,
    Becky (Robinson) Blesso

  7. Hey Heath,

    who I am? Lindsey, Linds, Mrs. Washburn, depends on who you ask.

    I teach math, but 5 days from now I will be a professional vacationer.

    I know you in real're my cousin.

    I scrapbook (although have fallen behind) and have recently gotten into sewing.

    I, too, am an ISFJ, although my E and I scores are so close it really depends on my mood. I am a total subscriber to personality profiles. I think they are usually pretty accurate, but aren't necessarily the be all end all of who you are.

    Anything else you'd like to know? (I feel like I'm writing an autobiography) :-)

  8. im so annyoed, just wrote a great comment and then got a stupid error...oh well. Im an ISTJ except when im comfortable then im an ESTJ, weird huh?! We recently did MBTI for all of our staff and it provides great insight into communicating effectively with your coworkers! I too love those little personality tests :)

  9. It's me, your little sis. I looked up my strengthfinder results. I am... Competition, Woo, Communication, Positivity, and Strategic. That's probably not too hard to believe for people who know me. I'm curious to see what your strengths are. Also, my Myer's Biriggs is ESTJ...I think I told you wrong the other day!

  10. Who are you? Jeannette Cobabe. A former student, former TA, former Drill Team member, and future bff.

    What do you do? Mother my daughter. Clean. Cook. Play tetris on FB. Read P Dawgs blog. And soon enough, help coach drill team.

    Do you know me in real life? Fo-shizzle.

    Do you have kids? 1. Emery Ryan. I may be biased, but I think she's the greatest little being on the planet.

    Hobbies? Like I said...FB, Tetris, Blogging, Drill Maybe one day art, I'm thinking about taking an art class soon.

    Do you know what Myers-Briggs type indicator (letters) you are? No. But, now I want to.

    Do you think those things are full of crap? No, in fact, I am really interested in them now.


    PS:I'm a follower.