Survey says … !

And now, because I cannot resist playing these fun, little quizzes …

Just in time for my 36th birthday…


You Are 34 Years Old
34

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

You’ve Experienced 88% of Life

You have an amazing amount of life experience. In fact, you’ve seen and done more than most people.
So congratulate yourself on what you’ve done so far. The future is only going to be more of the same!
Your IQ Is 130

Your Logical Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

Your Brain is 40.00% Female, 60.00% Male


You have a total boy brain

Logical and detailed, you tend to look at the facts

And while your emotions do sway you sometimes…

You never like to get feelings too involved

Advanced Global Personality Test Results

Extraversion |||||||||||||| 60%
Stability |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Empathy |||||||||||||||| 70%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 70%
Mystical |||||||||||| 50%
Artistic |||||||||| 36%
Religious |||||||||||||||| 70%
Hedonism |||| 16%
Materialism |||||||||||| 43%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||| 70%
Adventurousness |||||||||| 36%
Work ethic |||||||||||| 50%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 50%
Conflict seeking |||||| 23%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 63%
Romantic |||||||||||| 43%
Avoidant |||| 16%
Anti-authority |||||| 23%
Wealth |||||| 30%
Dependency |||||||||| 36%
Change averse |||||||||||| 50%
Cautiousness |||||||||||| 43%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||| 70%
Peter pan complex || 10%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Food indulgent |||||||||||| 43%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 50%
Paranoia || 10%
Vanity |||||||||||||||| 70%
Hypersensitivity |||||| 30%
Female cliche |||||||||||||||||| 76%

Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..

Orderliness results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.

Extraversion results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.

Trait snapshot: clean, organized, regular, self reliant, tough, positive, high self control, very good at saving money, dislikes chaos, resolute, realist, trusting, hard working, dislikes unpredictability, prefers a technical specialized career, not worrying, respects authority, enjoys leadership, finisher, normal, optimistic, controlling, prudent, modest, adventurous, does not like to be alone, intellectual, likes the unknown, very practical, high self esteem, assertive, perfectionist, busy, altruistic
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Disorder Rating
Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Low
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Low
Histrionic: Low
Narcissistic: Low
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Low
Obsessive-Compulsive: Moderate

Personality Disorder Test
Personality Disorder Information

You Are Likely an Only Child

At your darkest moments, you feel frustrated.

At work and school, you do best when you’re organizing.

When you love someone, you tend to worry about them.

In friendship, you are emotional and sympathetic.

Your ideal careers are: radio announcer, finance, teaching, ministry, and management. You will leave your mark on the world with organizational leadership, maybe as the author of self-help books.

my style of love is:
STORGE
Love begins as friendship and has little drama.
what’s your style of love?
| mewing.net. where love goes to die.
Redefining babelicious …
RG

You have the Reynolds girl look. Reynolds girls had the typical British beauty. The eighteenth century British portrait painters would have been attracted by your brilliant complexion and your classical features. Sir Joshua Reynolds loved to paint girls like you in white dresses with blue satin sashes. Reynolds and other portrait painters of his time also portrayed blue eyed, dark-haired girls, and golden-haired ones too, plus the occasional red-head. The following painters would have painted you; Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence.


‘Pretty As A Picture’ – Which Artist Would Paint You?
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Katharine Hepburn
You scored 23% grit, 23% wit, 42% flair, and 16% class!
You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 39% on wit
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You scored higher than 52% on flair
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You scored higher than 18% on class

Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid
Of course, I can’t help but wonder how this would look if the test scored on Sufism …
You scored as Hinduism. Your views are most similar to those of… Hinduism! Do some research on Hinduism and possibly consider becoming Hindu, if you aren’t already.

Hinduism

71%

Buddhism

67%

paganism

63%

Islam

54%

agnosticism

50%

atheism

38%

Judaism

33%

Satanism

25%

Christianity

8%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Kabir
You two would probably really get along!
Not a religion founder in any true sense, instead felt that everyone should follow their own path to God. “There is nothing but water in the holy pools. I know, I have been swimming there. All the gods sculpted of wood or ivory can’t say a word. I know, I have been crying out to them. The Sacred Books of the East are nothing but words. I looked through their covers one day sideways. What I talk about is only what I have lived through. If you have not lived through something, it is not true.”

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 22% on Intuitive
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You scored higher than 22% on Structured
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You scored higher than 11% on Mildness
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You scored higher than 0% on Traditional

Link: The Religion Founder You Resemble Test written by Stinkbot on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
No wonder I sometimes get a little scared and awed by the person I’m becoming …
You scored as Dragon. You are the Dragon. You store a lot of knowledge about everything. You are generally one who is good with personal growth and can regenerate yourself after a bad experience.

Dragon

100%

Crow

92%

Eagle

92%

Fox

92%

Bear

83%

Horse

83%

Salmon

75%

Stag

67%

Bull

58%

Ram

58%

Deer

58%

Wolf

50%

Dog

25%

Snake

0%

Which animal totem best suits you?
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The Raven
RAVEN – Your daemon may be a member of the crow family. You are intelligent, observant, and
gregarious. Just as a crow or raven picks shiny objects out of the dirt, you pick up tidbits of information or ideas and store them away. You have a good sense of humour, but sometimes lose patience with people who are antipathic to your nature. You are swift to alert others when you
find the truth, and you have no tolerance for those who would hide it.

What Is Your Daemon?
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You scored as Existentialism. Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life.

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”
“It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.”
–Jean-Paul Sartre

“It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth.”
–Blaise Pascal

More info at Arocoun’s Wikipedia User Page…

Existentialism

90%

Hedonism

65%

Utilitarianism

55%

Justice (Fairness)

55%

Strong Egoism

45%

Kantianism

30%

Divine Command

20%

Nihilism

15%

Apathy

10%

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.02)
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You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

Cultural Creative

94%

Idealist

75%

Modernist

63%

Existentialist

56%

Postmodernist

56%

Romanticist

50%

Materialist

44%

Fundamentalist

25%

What is Your World View?
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My Bookshelf

NOTE: I am phasing this page out and will get rid of it altogether when I finally get all my books and APA references set up on this page.


Armstrong, K. (2004). The spiral staircase: My climb out of darkness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.


Bergman, I. (Writer & Director). (1973a). In the middle of the night in a dark house somewhere in the world [Television series episode]. In Carlberg, L.-O. (Producer), Scenes from a marriage. Stockholm: Sveriges radio/televisionen 2.

Bergman, I. (Writer & Director). (1973b). Innocence and panic [Television series episode]. In Carlberg, L.-O. (Producer), Scenes from a marriage. Stockholm: Sveriges radio/televisionen 2.

Bergman, I. (Writer & Director). (1973c). Paula [Television series episode]. In Carlberg, L.-O. (Producer), Scenes from a marriage. Stockholm: Sveriges radio/televisionen 2.

Bergman, I. (Writer & Director). (1973d). The art of sweeping things under the rug [Television series episode]. In Carlberg, L.-O. (Producer), Scenes from a marriage. Stockholm: Sveriges radio/televisionen 2.

Bergman, I. (Writer & Director). (1973e). The illiterates [Television series episode]. In Carlberg, L.-O. (Producer), Scenes from a marriage. Stockholm: Sveriges radio/televisionen 2.

Bergman, I. (Writer & Director). (1973f). The vale of tears [Television series episode]. In Carlberg, L.-O. (Producer), Scenes from a marriage. Stockholm: Sveriges radio/televisionen 2.


Campbell, J., Moyers, B., & Flowers, B. S. (Ed.). (1988). The power of myth. New York: Doubleday.


Corbin, H. (1969). Alone with the alone: Creative imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabi. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


Deida, D. (2002). Dear lover: A woman’s guide to enjoying love’s deepest bliss. Austin, TC: PLEXUS.


Edinger, E. F. (1985). Anatomy of the psyche: Alchemical symbolism in psychotherapy. Chicago: Open Court.


Edinger, E. F. (1991). Ego and archetype: Individuation and the religious function of the psyche. Boston: Shambala. (Original work published 1972)


Forman, R.K.C. (1998). Mystical consciousness, the innate capacity, and the perennial psychology. In R.K.C. Forman (Ed.), The innate capacity: Mysticism, psychology, and philosophy (pp. 3-41). New York: Oxford University Press.


Gaarder, J. (1994). Sophie’s world (P. Møller, Trans.). New York: Berkley Publishing Group. (Original work published 1991)


Giovannoli, J. (2001). The biology of belief: How our biology biases our beliefs and perceptions. New Jersey: Rosetta Press.


Greene, B. (2004). The fabric of the cosmos: Space, time, and the texture of reality. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.


Guggenbühl-Craig, A. (1977). Marriage: Dead or alive (M. Stein, Trans.). Dallas, TX: Spring Publications. (Original work published 1977)


Johnson, R. (1983). We: Understanding the psychology of romantic love. New York: HarperCollins.


Johnson, T. (2004, Spring). Wedding night with the god. Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning, 29, 83-88.


Hillman, J. (1997). Suicide and the soul (2nd ed.). Woodstock, CT: Spring.


Ibn ‘Arabi. (1981). Journey to the lord of power: A sufi manual on retreat (R. T. Harris, Trans.). Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International.


Koestler, A. (1959). The sleepwalkers: A history of man’s changing vision of the universe. Penguin Books: London.


Luke, H. (2004, Spring). The marriage vow. Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning, 29, 49-51. (Reprinted from Kaleidoscope: “The Way of Woman” and Other Essays, pp. 166-169, 1992, New York: Parabola Books)


Mitchell, S. (2002). Can love last? The fate of romance over time. New York: Norton.


Needleman, J. (1991). Money and the meaning of life. New York: Doubleday.


Qualls-Corbett, N. (1988). The sacred prostitute: Eternal aspect of the feminine. Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.


Raff, J. (2000). Jung and the alchemical imagination. York Beach, ME: Nicholas-Hays.


Preston, J.D., O’Neal, J.H., & Talaga, M.C (2002). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (3rd ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.


Shore, E. (2004, Spring). Standing under the mountain. Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning, 29, 19-23.


Shreeve, J. (2005, March). Beyond the Brain. National Geographic, 2-31.


Singer, J. (1994). Boundaries of the soul: The practice of Jung’s pscyhology (Rev. ed.). New York: Anchor Books.


Solomon, R. C. (1988). About love: Reinventing romance for our times New York: Simon & Schuster.


Spencer, L., & Krauze, A. (1996). Introducing Hegel. New York: Totem Books


St. Clair, M. (2000) Object relations and self psychology: An introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning


Tarnas, R. (2006) Cosmos and psyche: Intimations of a new world view. New York: Viking Penguin


Vaughan-Lee, L. (1998). Catching the thread: Sufism, dreamwork, and Jungian psychology. Inverness, CA: The Golden Sufi Center. (Original work published 1992)


von Franz, M.-L. (1993). The feminine in fairy tales (Rev. ed.). Boston: Shambala.


von Franz, M.-L., & Boa, F. (1994). The way of the dream (1st ed.). Boston: Shambala.

Joseph Campbell, Mythos: The World of Joseph Campbell – Psyche and Symbol (video)
Joseph Campbell, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers – The Hero’s Adventure (video)
Joseph Campbell, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers – The Message of the Myth (video)
Joseph Campbell, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers – The First Storytellers (video)
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, The Twelve Levels of Initiation (audio tape)
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Psyhcology and Sufism: The Inner Partner (audio tape)
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Psyhcology and Sufism: The Inner Feminine (audio tape)
Maggie Hyde and Michael McGuinness, Introducing Jung
Robert Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl, Contentment: A Way to True Happiness
Robin Robertson, Beginner’s Guide to Jungian Psychology

Barbour, I. G. (1974). Myths, models, and paradigms: A comparative study in science and religion. New York: Harper & Row.
Erikson, E. (1980). Identity and the life cycle. New York: Norton. (Original work published 1959)
Fowler, J. W. (1981). Stage of faith: The psychology of human development and the quest for meaning. New York: HarperCollins.
Hegel, G.W.F. (1977). The phenomenology of the spirit (Miller, A.V., Trans.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Original work published 1807)
Kant, I. (1998). Critique of pure reason (Guyer, P., & Wood, A.W., Trans.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (Original work published 1781)
Kipnis, A. (1999). Angry young men: How parents, teachers, and counselors can help “bad boys” become good men. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Needleman, J. (1991). Money and the meaning of life. New York: Doubleday.
Piaget, J. (2000). The psychology of the child. New York: Basic Books.
Raff, J. (2000). Jung and the alchemical imagination. York Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, Inc..

The Autobiography Clearinghouse

Everything you ever wanted to know but understandably never even occurred to you to ask …
* What I Have Been Up To – The Nerd Edition (my professional endeavors)
* What I Have Been Up To – The Dating Edition (a short novel)
* What I Have Been Up To – The Psych Edition (my escapades in learning how to operate the human suit with no user’s manual)
* What I Have Been Up To – The Soul Edition (the discovery of life beyond what I once thought was living)
* What I Have Been Up To – The Epistemology Edition (my struggle with sophistry versus prayer)

Favorite Quotes

Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather that that of loving, of one’s capacity to love.
-Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

“Unlimited skepticism is equally the child of imbecility as implicit credulity.”
– James Braid, 19th century, referenced here

“An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.”
– Max Planck, “The Philosophy of Physics” 1936.

“Some discoveries provide answers to questions. Other discoveries are so deep that they cast questions in a whole new light, showing that previous mysteries were misperceived through lack of knowledge. You could spent a lifetime … wondering what happens when you reach earth’s edge … but when you learn that the earth is round, you see that the previous mysteries are not solved; instead they are rendered irrelevant”
– (Greene, 2004, p. 39).

“History is full of such things: ideas which are an awakening force in their complete form and in the proper context, becoming a soporific or even a destructive influence when only a piece of them is used or understood”
– (Needleman, 1991, p. 80-81).

When the psyche is tied to a fixation, it is the result of having no visions to unlock it and let it again flow.
– (paraphrased from James Hillman, “In Defense of Jung”, workshop, California, March, 2005).

“If you don’t ask the right questions, every answer seems wrong.”
“Hell Yeah” by Ani DiFranco

“In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Crack Up”

“Your personal nature seeks its paradise.”
– (Ibn ‘Arabi, 1981, p. 29)

“Love has no limits; it swallows us. It stuffs us, it crowds the air with false pretenses. Love assigns us a supernatural value in which we struggle frantically, like a king still alive in his gorgeous sarcophagus.”
– John Updike

“For a man/woman need only to be turned around once with his/her eyes shut in this world to be lost…. Not til we are lost … do we begin to find ourselves.”
– Heny David Thoreau, Walden