Monday, April 28, 2008

Yes to Obama. No to violent McCainiacs.

I'm decided. Between Hillary, Obama, & McCain - Obama is clearly the best choice for next leader of our country. I decided to show my support and buy a $3 "Obama '08" bumper sticker at the local campaign office (on 65th & Folsom).

Well, within 48 hours... my car was violently vandalized. Someone smashed in the back window. Nothing was stolen - and it's pretty obvious this wasn't a robbery since they broke a small back window where you couldn't even get in or fit anything out. This happened on a residential street in East Sac, fairly well lit.To me, this only bolsters why we should support Obama. Whoever bashed my car window believes in violence and that is what McCain and the war-mongering neo-conservatives stand for. Or maybe there is a racist motive behind some people who hate Obama. I can't say for sure what the thinking or motives are... but I know it's not the kind of thinking we need in this country or for the leadership of this country. I can't say for sure it was a McCainiac that broke my window - it could have been a random act of violence or some hardcore Hillary fan, but I think we all know that's not the likely scenario.

Dear McCainiacs, you have only bolstered my support for Obama & strengthened my distaste for the violence and ignorance you represent. I will pay another $200 every time you bash my window, but my Obama sticker stays.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Multiple personalities?

It's either that... or maybe these personality tests aren't all that great. I took the the personality test (not sure if it's called Keirsey or Myers-Briggs, but I think it's somehow based on Jungian psychology).

A couple years ago when I took it, I was INFP ("the idealist/healer").
Today I took it for again and came out ENTP ("the rationalist/inventor").

I guess I'm on the fence on the I/E (introvert/extravert) dimension. I'm pretty extreme N(intuition/sensation). I was moderately strong T(thinking/feeling) (which is weird since I used to be F). The P(perception/judging) didn't change.

So the I/E thing doesn't surprise me since I'm not really introverted or extraverted.
The T/F change makes me wonder whether the test is unreliable... or whether my attitudes changed in some way.... maybe a bit of both.

Having a B.S. in Psychology, I feel safe to say that personality tests aren't much more scientific than a horoscope. They measure what they measure & they are fun exercises... but they seem to have narrow categories & poorly worded questions which can be misconstrued.

Regardless, I read the ENTP profile & think it fits me fairly well.

Brandie took it right after me & came out ISFJ (the complete opposite of me). It's funny... I told her to let me guess her profile before she told me & I nailed her letters exactly.