Suggestion Saturday: July 7, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, interviews and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Two Little Girls Explain the Worst Haircut Ever. I cut my own hair once as a kid. It was just one curl, though, and when I didn’t like how it looked I tucked it behind my ear until it grew out again.

From Procrastination Rules:

In ancient Egypt and Rome, procrastination was thought to be useful and wise. Only a handful of early writers, such as Cicero and Thucydides, admonished people not to delay. Until the mid-eighteenth century, procrastination-hating was a minority view.

32 Year Old Has Conversation with 12 Year Old Self. Unless this is some sort of elaborate hoax 20 years ago Jeremiah McDonald taped himself asking and answering questions of/from his grown-up self. The resulting conversation is brilliant.

Could Your Favourite Colour Actually Guide Your Career? This is one of the goofiest ways to pick a profession I’ve ever seen but the first half of the description at the end of the quiz actually fits me pretty well:

Best Occupational Category

You’re a CREATOR

KEYWORDS

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Areas of interest are far beyond the expected fields of art, drama, music, and writing. There are many occupations that allow creators to express, assemble, or implement ideas and maximize resources.

ally offer the latitude to make a difference. Most enjoyable workplaces allow for self-expression with the capability to improve the status quo.

Don’t be befuddled by the word “Creative.” Creator workplaces are much broader that the “Typical Creative Careers” like interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. In order to see your best recommendation, check out the Color Career Indictor 4.0 for actual occupational listing.

My second best occupational category was almost 100% inaccurate, though. I’m occasionally witty..and that’s about it. How did you do on the quiz?  :

You’re a PERSUADER

KEYWORDS:

Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive

These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.

Embarrassing story time: I tried to play spin the bottle once with some of the other youth group members at church. I would have been about 12 or 13 at the time. We were all too Christian to actually break the “no kissing” rule, though, so we ended up hugging one another instead. It turns out that hugs don’t feel terribly rebellious, though, so we never played that game again.

 The Science of Kissing is about, well, kissing: why we started doing it, why some cultures value it more than others, whether you can tell how good someone is in bed by how well they kiss and much, much more. Had it been written years ago I might have done some light reading after church instead of trying to circumvent the rules. 😉

What have you been reading?

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  1. The Dewey Color System is quite fascinating!  My first category was also Creator, and I’d say it was spot on.  The second one was Social Manager, which as far as being a social type is not accurate, but the keywords are: tactful, cooperative, generous, understanding, insightful, friendly, and cheerful, which I think do fit and the fields of interest are instructing, helping, nurturing, are giving, and instructing–especially young people which is totally accurate as well.  Who would have thought that color preference could be so instructive!  As always, many thanks for finding such cool sites!!

  2. Such fun links. I watched an interview of the guy who did the video talking to himself when he was 12. So interesting! He was asked if he would do another video of himself now to use in 20 years. He said he might consider that.

    I’m a sucker for personality tests. It always amazed me how correct they are. The Dewey color test was spot on! I don’t know it works, but both results were totally me- Creator then Social Manager.

    Your story about spin the bottle was so funny. I can just see that. At first I was just a little surprised that your youth group was playing that game, knowing the type of religious background you came from but the hugging part explained it all! Hilarious!

    • I hope he does! It was one of the most entertaining things I’ve seen in a very long time.

      I don’t know how the Dewey test works either. Will have to look into that.

      So, tell us – did you ever play spin the bottle as a kid? 😀 😛

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