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09 February 2009 @ 08:47 am
No Context Theatre  
I'll give context after a few days, so people can answer these first. If you figure out what it's about it, sssshh.

1. Do you have monotonous activities (alphabetizing CDs, knitting, wood-carving, etc.) that you find calming? If so, what are they?

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child?

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult?

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? (I hyperfocus, and my example is that I can completely tune out sound when I'm hyperfocused - someone can walk into a room and talk to me, and I won't even cache it.)

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek?

6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation?

7. Are you an engineer?

8. Do you like science fiction?

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way?

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?

12. What is your favourite Greek myth?

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by?

14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like?

15. Do you read non-fiction?

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction?

17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe?

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people?

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly?

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio)

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.)

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school?

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child?

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child?

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky?

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life?

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations?

28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable?

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you?

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you?

31. Do you have a good memory for facts?

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for?
 
 
 
Kburgunder on February 9th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
1. Do you have monotonous activities (alphabetizing CDs, knitting, wood-carving, etc.) that you find calming? If so, what are they?
Yes. Sorting things by color, genre, alphabetical order. Organizing Legos by block size and shape, and/or color.

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child?
Yes.

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult?
Yes.

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? (I hyperfocus, and my example is that I can completely tune out sound when I'm hyperfocused - someone can walk into a room and talk to me, and I won't even cache it.)
Yes.

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek?
N/A

6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Data

7. Are you an engineer?
Yes.

8. Do you like science fiction?
Yes.

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?
A cool world, followed closely by cool technology. As I like to joke, I don't actual require plot or characters, which is why I love Niven so much ;>

10. Has everyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way?
Yes.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?
Yes!

12. What is your favourite Greek myth?
Everything about Daedalus.

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by?
Anger, followed closely by joy/loud laughter.

14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like?
Not really. What little I like is mostly about cadence. Ariel, the Witches.

15. Do you read non-fiction?
Yes.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction?
Ancient history of the Mediterranean basin ~3000 - 1500 BCE
Neurology / Endocrinology / Brain function
Cosmology
Chemistry
Anthropology

17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe?
Yes.

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people?
Yes.

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly?
Firmly.

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio)
40% kinetic
40% visual
15% music-rhytm-audio
5% audio

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.)
Accents
Handwriting
Catch phrases
Gestures

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school?
Yes.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child?
Yes.

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child?
Yes.

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky?
O:>

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life?
Yes.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations?
Yes.

28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable?
Around people who can intuit what I mean.
Around close friends who are used to my idiosyncracies of speech.
Among engineers, mechanics and subject-oriented geeks.
One-on-one in most circumstances.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you?
No.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you?
Yes.

31. Do you have a good memory for facts?
No.

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for?
No.
sleet01sleet01 on February 10th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
I take issue with your "Niven" comment, madame, indeed I do! Niven books have tons of characters... it's just that finding one who isn't 0.5-dimensional is really difficult. I found his less-popular Known Space books to have at least passable characters, though.
(no subject) - burgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
marc17marc17 on February 9th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
1. Not realy unless you consider playing WoW or Civ as forms of mental masturbation.
2. No.
3. No.
4. Not really.
5. Sulu
6. Guinan
7. Yes.
8. Yes.
9. New tech, all else follows because of that.
10. Not that I'm aware of.
11. NA
12. Troy
13. Hostility.
14. He's ok.
15. Yes.
16. History.
17. Sometimes.
18. No.
19. Firmly.
20. 50% Visual, 40% audio 10% kinetic
21. I used to adopt the personal quirks and speech inflections of my roommates.
22. No.
23. No.
24. Yes.
25. Yes.
26. Sometimes.
27. Yes.
28. When with friends.
29. It's not that routine is calming as that disruption of routine is aggravating.
30. Depends on the person.
31. Yes.
32. I don't think so.
Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Follow-up.

Try to ignore the description of the quiz and take this quiz and report back your number.
(no subject) - marc17 on February 12th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
nplusmnplusm on February 9th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
0. Yes, I play a game called heavy weapon, which is just a series of moves over and over again, pretty much.

1. No, in fact, I was pretty non-sensitive.

10. I don't think so, I'm pretty much low keel all the way across

11. I can absolutely hyperfocus, and do most of the time.

100. Sulu with a nod towards Spock

101. Jean Luc Picard

110. I consider myself such

111. Yes, though not as much as my friend's do.

1000. Plot and New Paradigms. New tech bores me.

1001. Everyone? No.

1010. Sometimes I walk funny, but I don't think I do most of the time.

1011. I really enjoy the Baucis and Philemon myth

1100. Usually I'm most affected by joy and excitement

1101. Yes, I like the meter and the characterization, I also like the cartharsis scenes.

1110. Yes, lots of it.

1111. I like scientific histories, I'm also a sucker for a good civil rights/legal book.

10000. No. Ok...maybe from time to time :)

10001. Yes

10010. Firmly

10011. Audio, about 60%. Kinetics 30%

10100. I can generally mimic people's vocabulary and slang words without much issue.

10101. On occasion, but it certainly wasn't a common problem.

10110. Only in the hard science and math classes. In social studies I was less curious.

10111. Yes, but I would be surprised if anybody said no to this one. Children, almost by nature, seem to be alienating and cliquish.

11000. A few, but some are steadfast while other's are passing.

11001. All the time.

11010. Of course.

11011. I'm usually comfortable in small groups of quiet people.

11100. Not really, however logical progression of routine is important to me.

11101. Sometimes, I can get a little unsure of where I stand in people's life if their interactions with me change without warning.

11110. Yes.

11111. No, I can usually pull directly.
Kburgunder on February 9th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Am I allowed to disagree with you on some of your answers? ;>
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Schmischmi on February 9th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
1. Do you have monotonous activities (alphabetizing CDs, knitting, wood-carving, etc.) that you find calming? If so, what are they?
Doing my finances, cleaning house etc.

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child?
Not sure what a hyper sensitivity is.

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult?
Same as above.

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? (I hyperfocus, and my example is that I can completely tune out sound when I'm hyperfocused - someone can walk into a room and talk to me, and I won't even cache it.)
No.

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek?
Spock.

6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Never seen it.

7. Are you an engineer?
Yes.

8. Do you like science fiction?
Yes.

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?
New world and the potential for completely new socio-cultural paradigms.

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way?
No.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?
N/A

12. What is your favourite Greek myth?
Flight of Icarus

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by?
Laughter.

14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like?
Yes, I like the poetry and humor.

15. Do you read non-fiction?
Yes.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction?
- Feminism
- Sociology
- Anything that makes me more aware of race/gender issues

17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe?
Yes

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people?
Yes

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly?
Firmly

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio)
I learn best when I do something.

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.)
Can't think of one.

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school?
Only when I was really young.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child?
No

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child?
No

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky?
Motorcycling.

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life?
When I was younger.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations?
Yes.

28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable?
With people I either know well, or with completely strangers one on one. I dislike being in a group/crowd of strangers.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you?
Most times. Until it gets suffocating and I have to break out of it for a while. But it's good to break out and then have a routine to come back to.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you?
Yes

31. Do you have a good memory for facts?
Somewhat.

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for?
No
Kburgunder on February 9th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Being sensitive means you can hear, see, smell, taste, touch.

Being hypersensitive means that one or more of these senses is very overwhelming - people who are hypersensitive will have dramatic responses to or be unable to cope with one or more of these stimuli.
(no subject) - schmi on February 9th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - burgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
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indie: blue daisyindiefic on February 9th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
1. Do you have monotonous activities (alphabetizing CDs, knitting, wood-carving, etc.) that you find calming? If so, what are they?
Yes. Just about anything that has to do with cleaning/organizing/purging kipple.

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child?
No.

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult?
Not to the extent that I can't function. If I'm talking to someone, I really dislike a tv or radio running in the background.

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? (I hyperfocus, and my example is that I can completely tune out sound when I'm hyperfocused - someone can walk into a room and talk to me, and I won't even cache it.)
My inclination is to say no, but I've had enough times when people tell me they've told me something and I have no memory of it. Of course, that could just be sleep deprivation.

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek?
N/A

6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation?
N/A. (I'm inclined to say Picard, but I think he was a pain in the ass too. I find the entire ST universe deeply flawed and mostly boring.)

7. Are you an engineer?
No.

8. Do you like science fiction?
Yes.

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?
It depends. SciFi movies/TV I'm much more forgiving. Visual appeal alone can make something "good". In the written word, it's usually plot or characterization running neck and neck with social/cultural paradigms. Though I do have a big issue with how often I feel that humanity is equated with male in SF.

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way?
Not that I'm aware of.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?
N/A

12. What is your favourite Greek myth?
I'd have to google to even come up with one. I've studied Greek mythology, but apparently none of them were particularly influential.

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by?
Anger

indie: blue daisyindiefic on February 9th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like?
I'm pretty indifferent. I don't mind watching Shakespeare performed, but strictly in the written form I find it almost wholly unintelligible.

15. Do you read non-fiction?
Yes.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction?
True Crime. Heh. Biographies. I also like books on cryptography and lately I've been reading a lot of stuff with buddhist leanings.

17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe?
Always.

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people?
Not usually.

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly?
Firmly.

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio)
I don't really know what this question is asking. I learn best by having someone tell or show me something. I suck with RTFM.

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.)
Accents. And I am usually pretty decent at predicting future behavior based on past behavior (though motivation often eludes me.)

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school?
No. I didn't get in trouble at school.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child?
No.

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child?
No. I grew up in a community so insular that alienation was a logistical impossibility.

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky?
Many.

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life?
I experience a feeling of rushed panic about any number of things on a daily basis.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations?
Yes.

28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable?
In situations where I have a firm grasp on what is and is not expected of me.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you?
IRL, yes. At work, not particularly.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you?
Eh. I don't know. If I know someone well enough to know that they behave unpredictably then the unexpected sort of becomes the expected. I guess I want people to behave in a manner that I can predict, even if that means erratic behavior.

31. Do you have a good memory for facts?
It depends on the fact.

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for?
No.
(no subject) - burgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
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sculptruth on February 9th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
1. Do you have monotonous activities ... absolutely. All my art. Also, swimming- it's meditative.

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child? Yes, multiple. Touch sometimes, mostly sound. Always sound.

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult? Yes, same as above. I hear things other people don't.

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing ... Yes, once in a while. I get tunnel vision (literal and figurative). I have had people yell at me on the street before I see them. I guess that means I block out sound a little, too. This sometimes happens when I'm working on my art, too.

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek? Spock. But the tribbles were a close second.

6. Who is your favourite NG character ... Diana Troy (sp?) and Data -- really close call there. Can't decide. I might just like Troy because she's purty. I like Data because he's ... data.

7. Are you an engineer? Not even remotely.

8. Do you like science fiction? Absolutely.

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization? All of the above, but the most compelling science fiction is always the social/cultural paradigms and philosophical stuff; irrespective of time, place, or technology.

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way? Yes. Long strides. Sometimes jerky. Always fast.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them? I never noticed enough or I'm walking too fast to argue.

12. What is your favourite Greek myth? Medusa. You know, killing the things which have the power to transform us, the monstrous feminine, the unknown. All in a day's work.

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by? Anger.

14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like? I'm kind of meh about Shakespeare, but I have to admit he has a keen perception of human interaction and emotion.

15. Do you read non-fiction? Yes.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction? Political science, history, semiotics; social, cultural, and art theory.

Edited at 2009-02-09 07:00 pm (UTC)
sculptruth on February 9th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe? Of course.

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people? Always.

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly? Depends on the context.

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio) Kinetic/visual. Audio nil. I have to either see it or do it or both to know it. But then it usually only takes a single demonstration, maybe two. See? no percentages. I'm not an engineer.

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.) Yikes, I'm a goddamn mockingbird--- I like people's laughs, gestures, phrases...etc. If I like you, I'm probably mimicking something.

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school? Yes.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child? Yes.

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child? Yes.

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky? Several. Um, space, art and art history *duh*, neuroscience, psychology...

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life? Yes. But not in a long time.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations? Absolutely.

28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable? I'm socially comfortable in smaller groups, under five. Anything more and I'm out of my sphere.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you? Sometimes. But I might panic because it's confining.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you? Not in the least, although, that's a trick question because I believe in some underlying structural solidity.

31. Do you have a good memory for facts? Depends on the context.

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for? Not always; I can usually click on the numbers in the loop that get me close to if not precisely there. Although, I might have to think about that.

Edited at 2009-02-09 07:09 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - burgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sculptruth on February 12th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
Keep your fork there's pie!: Admit it.jennaxide on February 9th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Long-ass questionnaire, part the first
1. Do you have monotonous activities (alphabetizing CDs, knitting, wood-carving, etc.) that you find calming? If so, what are they? I count when I am nervous and it calms me; or at least it keeps me from freaking right the heck out. I also clean to process nervous energy. Is that the same thing? When I'm upset my personal spaces are so clean you could perform brain surgery in them.

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child? Do food allergies count?

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult? Sadly, the food allergies got worse. Off-pitch tones drive me bonkers until I process them into context.

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? When I get carried away I can keep up a task or groove for days without sleep or fatigue, but this is rare. I get a bit manic/obsessive about my keys. A good friend of mine with ADD has a much more common style of hyperfocus, so I don't know if my behavior would be recognized as such.

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek? Hmm. Probably Bones.

6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation? This is where I admit I don't know enough about the show to say.

7. Are you an engineer? Nope. I've always been more muse than painter.

8. Do you like science fiction? Sure.

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?. I think the "what if" factor is my fave, but if I have to choose one of those I'd say new social/cultural paradigms.

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way? Not lately. When I was younger I'd get oh-look-at-the-little-lady-walking-super-fast comments.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them? It is the curse of the short living in the world of the tall.

12. What is your favourite Greek myth? Hmm. I like Hermes as the original trickster god. I like Eros and Psyche, a tale of beauty, deception, passion, jealousy and ridiculous, petty tyranny from a self-absorbed mother-in-law. I view it as a fable for the struggle to reconcile this soul of ours with the love of another and the silly garbage we put ourselves through to do so.

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by? What? Do you mean, would I be influenced by the stranger, the public place or the emotion? Grammatical confusions will be ignored :D

14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like? I do like Shakespeare. I love his wit and understanding of human greatness and folly. I don't like it when he's clever to the point of inaccessibility.

15. Do you read non-fiction? Yup.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction? Behavioural sciences.

Edited at 2009-02-09 07:56 pm (UTC)
Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: Long-ass questionnaire, part the first
Follow-up.

Try to ignore the description of the quiz and take this quiz and report back your number.
Re: Long-ass questionnaire, part the first - jennaxide on February 12th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Follow-up.

Try to ignore the description of the quiz and take this quiz and report back your number.
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Keep your fork there's pie!: Admit it.jennaxide on February 9th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Long-ass questionnaire, part the second
17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe? Who doesn't?

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people? People are not animals?

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly? Both.

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio) Mostly kinetic, then visual, then audio.

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.) Physical humor.

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school? Sometimes.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child? Somewhat, usually in conjecture with me exploring and getting in to everything.

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child? Sure.

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky? Etymology; arts analysis.

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life? Sure I did, until I figured out that there was more purpose in being patient.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations? Who the hell doesn't?

a28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially [un]comfortable? I am very awkward in situations that have a hierarchy. It would take a lifetime of social skills for me to be at ease at, say, dinner with the queen.

b28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable? I'm very comfortable around music. I'm very comfortable in kitchens. I'm comfortable with people around whom I feel I can grow.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you? Sometimes. I love the balance of chaos and order.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you? Sometimes. I also love surprises.

31. Do you have a good memory for facts? Ah! I'm cursed with a mind for frivolous trivia.

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for? Sometimes, like when I'm trying to remember part of a song and I have to sing through it to remember what is next.

Edited at 2009-02-09 06:33 pm (UTC)
tenshiemi on February 9th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
1. Yes, I daydream pleasurable events that have happened on loop.

2. Not really although I found the feel of velvet and similar fabrics revolting.

3. Ditto.

4. Yes.

5. N/A

6. N/A

7. No.

8. Yes.

9. New technology followed by new social/cultural paradigms.

10. Yes, I walk unusually fast for my height. I often slow myself down in company.

11. Nope.

12. N/A, I never got in to myths because I thought the gods were too cruel to each other.

13. Hard to say. I react to anger with either anger or fear. If I see someone crying I'll usually start crying as well.

14. No, I don't like his characters.

15. No.

16. Pop-sci and econ.

17. Yes.

18. No.

19. Firmly.

20. 60% visual, 40% audio

21. Not that I know of.

22. Frequently.

23. Not that I know of.

24. Yes.

25. Maybe.

26. No, I don't feel a need for meaning. I just want to make the most of it.

27. Very.

28. It's important that I have an opinion on a good portion of the subject matter or we're discussing personal stories/human behavior (subjects that are universally relevant or I care about the people involved).

29. No, my instinct is to avoid it. Brushing and flossing is challenging for that reason (my dental hygiene is fine but it took me years to get to this point).

30. Yes. Otherwise my imagination runs too wild creating reasons for behavior.

31. Nope.

32. No.
tenshiemi on February 9th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure at all about why I like Sci-fi. I strongly dislike war in my books. I like telepaths/telekinetics. Favorite books are The Diamond Age and Pattern Recognition (mostly because I want to be allergic to bad branding).
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RyanLionryanlion on February 9th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
1. Working with clay, or clay-like substances.

2. The only one that could qualify is I hated being sticky to the point my mother said I'd flip out until I could wash my hands.

3. Not really, though I still don't like being sticky, but I know it's not totally rational, so I don't flip out, but will look for a way to wash my hands as soon as possible.

4. Yes, it drives Chiaspod nuts. If I read, or even sometimes watching TV I'll hyperfocus to the point I don't hear anything, or just the TV show. So he'll talk and I won't hear what he's saying.

5. Spock

6. Data (surprise surprise)

7. nope

8. I like some science fiction, a lot of it I don't like.

9. I always like a good plot, no matter the genre, but in science fiction I tend to like the social/cultural paradigms the best. Books like 1984 or Brave New World.

10. Yes, I guess, Chiaspod says my feet & ankles seem totally disjointed from the rest of my legs when I walk.

11. No, I don't disagree, I have loose ligaments, so my feet bend at the ankle in ways that would mean a sprained ankle for most other people.

12. Bellerophon & Pegasus

13. I think fear, followed by anger, grief or upsetness after that.

14. I do like Shakespeare, but mainly his comedies. I'm not too interested in all of the Henry plays.

15. Sometimes, not usually though. If it's written in an engaging way then I'll read it, but a lot seems very dry and I get bored.

16. If I read non-fiction it's usually about a person I'm interested in, or an event. Like I want to read a book about the dust bowl era. I was reading, but haven't finished, a book about Vincent 'Buddy' Cianci (the Mafioso mayor of Providence RI)

17. Yes, all the time

18. no, I think I feel equally empathic with both people and animals.

19. It depends on by who, by someone I'm close (immediate family / Chiaspod) to I prefer firm touches, but from people I don't know well, including most friends I prefer light touches.

20. Mostly visual, though kenetic is close.

21. Definitely drawing styles, given enough time I can mimick just about anyone's artistic style.

22. No, I was very quiet

23. Not about the amount of questions, but I do think they commented on how observant I was, and how quickly I learned things.

24. My behavior did alienate other kids, but that had nothing to do with me being smart or how I learned. I was very socially awkward.

25. Horses and art

26. No, not really, not about that anyway.

27. Oh yes, definitely.

28. I feel most comfortable in small groups, me and one or two other people. I tend to get lost in larger groups.

29. It is, not that I don't like doing different things, but having a routine gives me space to relax.

30. No, unless they are prone to violent and/or angry outbursts. But in general I don't need people to be consistent.

31. Not really, I do for some facts, but names & dates I'm horrible with.

32. Sort of, I relive it, but I can fast forward. I only go through slowly if the person I'm talking to says that what I remember was incorrect.
Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
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chronivorechronivore on February 9th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
1. Yes: esp organizing my cds & fishing in Animal Crossing. I also make a low droning hum when I'm focusing.

2. Yes, I hated other children

3. Yes, I hate other adults.

4. I say no, but I've been told I can.

5. "Got my guts in a knot,
Hair in a spike.
Thinkin' I'm SPOCK
but I'm Christopher Pike"
-Boris the Sprinkler "Grilled Cheese"

6. Geordie La Forge... actually he was the only character I could stand on that whole show.

7. I can barely drive a car.

8. Yes, you could safetely say that.

9. Writing style

10. Yes.

11. Never seen me walk.

12. MEDUSA WAS FRAMED! (I have her tattooed on my arm)


13. Anger.

14. Yes. "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer."

15. Some. Real biographies ofted depress me.

16. Random books of facts, historical overviews, musical histories

17. They're not "made up", I observed and came to a conclusion.

18. No.

19. By whom?

20. I learn very poorly from all. I'm smart, but learning is not something my brain is wired to do. I often find new information confusin.

21. NO!

22. Yes. I also got in trouble for fighting, ignoring teachers, not completely homework, insubordination, throwing things accross the room, wandering out of class, answering questions outloud on written tests, singing in class, humming in class (both helped me relax), being a "know it all", giving "wise ass" answers, cheating, copying other people's homework, concerns that I was high (I wasn't), wearing clothes "inappropriate for the school enviroment", skipping class, skipping detention, flipping off a janitor, refusing to be punished for losing a game in gym class, pretending that I couldn't hear, pretending that I couldn't see the board, pretending to sleep, passing notes, carving into the desk, sitting in the wrong seat, having a haircut "distracting to other students", smelling "weird", standing up for other students, putting down other students, threatening to kick someone's ass, crawling to class, skipping to class, dancing to class, refusing to leave the bathroom, crying in class, taking books out of the library without checking them out (you were only allowed to check out 2 at a time), being "tardy", not working up to my "potential"... you get the idea.

23. No. I kept mostly to myself until the forced me to go to school.

24. YES.

25. I loved history, but I couldn't memorize dates & places.

26. Yes, i've also felt the opposite.

27. Most.

28. One on one, or small groups doing something I enjoy.

29. It can be.

30. No.

31. Yes. Except for dates and names of real people.

32. My memories are all hazing... ask again later.

Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
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animaeruption on February 9th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
1. Do you have monotonous activities (alphabetizing CDs, knitting, wood-carving, etc.) that you find calming? If so, what are they?
Basic web/line sketches. You've seen it.

2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child?
Yes.

3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult?
No.

4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? (I hyperfocus, and my example is that I can completely tune out sound when I'm hyperfocused - someone can walk into a room and talk to me, and I won't even cache it.)
Yes... but its VERY rare.

5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek?
Spock.

6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Picard.

7. Are you an engineer?
Yes.

8. Do you like science fiction?
Yes.

9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?
New social/cultural paradigms.

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way?
Yes.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?
No.

12. What is your favourite Greek myth?
Sirens.

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by?
Anger.

14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like?
Yes. Titus Andronicus.

15. Do you read non-fiction?
Yes.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction?
Scientific Theories such as Chaos, number, string, etc.
Fluid Dynamics
Social Dynamics
Philosophy
Sex
Metaphysics
More

17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe?
Yes.

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people?
In general? No. In instances? Yes.

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly?
Lightly unless you're worthy of firmly.

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio)
25% visual, 10% audio, 65% kinetic

21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.)
General energy and mindset.

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school?
Yes.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child?
No.

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child?
Yes.

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky?
Yes.

26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life?
No.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations?
Yes.

28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable?
Resolute Conflict.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you?
Initially.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you?
No.

31. Do you have a good memory for facts?
No.

32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for?
No.
Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
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Benito Gallianofascistfashion on February 9th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
1. Monotonous activities that you find calming?

I'm currently digging on sorting large quantities of LEGO by shape and color.

2. Hyper-sensitivities as a child?

I can get tangled up in vision.

3. Hyper-sensitivities as an adult?

I can get tangled up in vision.

4. Capable of hyperfocusing where you can shut off one of your senses?

No, I NEED my input.

5. Favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek?

Kirk. His character had the range of crazy stuff happening to him so it was easier to identify with him. The nerd in me is screaming Spock but now I have an extra dollar in internal lunch money.

6. Favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation?

I'd say Troi, but that's purely hormonal. Picard for similar reasons as the above. I typically require something outside of "I am an X and the situation is X so I will X now" in order to connect to a character.

7. Are you an engineer?

Yes.

8. Do you like science fiction?

Some.

9. Which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization?

Always always social / cultural paradigms. Adjectives will get me interested but I need a really good shift to keep me going.

10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way?

Yes.

11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?

No.

12. What is your favourite Greek myth?

I got into Greek myths far more from a budding fantasy nerd perspective and far less of an Aesop's Fable one. I mostly blame Ray Harryhausen.

That said, the Strait of Messina from the Odyssey really got me into Homer at an early-ish age. The combination nymph-turned-hydra living near a toothed-mouth-as-whirlpool-generator (being the first thing you see after being trapped on a damn pig friend island all year) was far too awesome for my fragile mind.

13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to be influenced by?

Anything both explosive and unexpected can turn my mood around. Anger at something specific, specifically.

14. Do you like Shakespeare?

I like the stories of Shakespeare but I don't voluntarily read Shakespeare.

15. Do you read non-fiction?

Yes.

16. If yes to 15, what are your favourite genres of non-fiction?

Psychology, philosophy.

17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe?

Always.

18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people?

Only in the same way I feel more empathetic towards foreigners when I'm in a foreign country, which would be for the wrong reasons / selfish in nature.

19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly?

Firmly.

20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic?

50% visual, 30% audio, 20% kinetic

21. Human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking?

Nothing that could get me a job doing it.

22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school?

No.

23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiousity and quantity of questions when you were a child?

Yes.

24. Did your behaviour ever alienate other children when you were child?

Yes.

25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate?

Several.

26. Experienced panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life?

In my teens through most of my 20s, absolutely.

27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations?

Yes.

28. In what situations are you socially comfortable?

Smaller numbers of people.

29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you?

More like drowning, but drowning towards purpose.

30. Is knowing what to expect from someone important to you?

Depends - integrity is incredibly important, predictability is incredibly boring.

31. Do you have a good memory for facts?

I have a poor memory, overall.

32. When you recall a specific event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head?

No, I tend to store events in intervals so what I lose in purity I gain in retrieval.
Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
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King Ratgkr on February 9th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
  1. Do you have monotonous activities that you find calming? If so, what are they? Only in the sense that the crap of daily living is usually monotonous and it calms me to get the crap done so I don't have to worry about it.
  2. Did you have any hyper-sensitivities as a child? No.
  3. Do you have any hyper-sensitivities as an adult? No.
  4. Are you capable of hyperfocusing to the point where you can shut off one of your senses? No.
  5. Who is your favourite character from the original cast of Star Trek? I dislike Kirk, but otherwise don't care all that much.
  6. Who is your favourite character from the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Tasha Yar, just to be difficult.
  7. Are you an engineer? No.
  8. Do you like science fiction? Yes.
  9. If you like science fiction, which do you value most: new world, new technology, new social/cultural paradigms, plot or characterization? I like a story that engrosses me. What particular reason I don't care, and any one of those things if done well can engross me.
  10. Has anyone commented about your walking gait being unique in some way? No.
  11. If yes to 10, do you disagree with them?
  12. What is your favourite Greek myth? I don't know Greek myth.
  13. If a stranger in a public place displays a strong emotion, which one are you most likely to feel and be influenced by? I'm not likely to be affected by emotions I see in strangers in a public place.
  14. Do you like Shakespeare? If yes, what do you like? If no, what don't you like? Not particularly.
  15. Do you read non-fiction? Yes.
  16. If yes to 15, what are your favorite genres of non-fiction? I don't really have a favorite, though I've read a fair amount of economics in the last few years. But I wouldn't call it a favorite.
  17. Do you ever make up theories to explain human behaviour you observe? Not often, and usually only when pressed by others.
  18. Do you ever feel more empathetic towards animals than people? No.
  19. Would you rather be touched lightly or firmly? Depends on context, but generally firmly. That way I know it's intentional.
  20. What % of each do you feel you learn best via: visual, audio, kinetic? (If you learn only from music-rhythm audio, separate it from non-music-rhythm audio) I don't understand this question.
  21. Is there a particular kind of human behaviour that you're exceptionally good at mimicking? (Accents, handwriting, gestures, musical styles, drawing styles, etc.) No.
  22. Did you get in trouble for talking too much in school? Not really.
  23. Did adults frequently comment on your curiosity and quantity of questions when you were a child? I don't remember.
  24. Did your behavior ever alienate other children when you were child? Not that I recall.
  25. Do you have a subject about which you are extremely passionate / geeky? Perhaps reading, but it's a quiet passion.
  26. Have you ever experienced a feeling of rushed panic to understand your purpose / the meaning of life? No.
  27. Do you feel that you are socially awkward in some situations? I feel socially awkward because I am.
  28. If yes to 27, in what situations are you socially comfortable? Too many to count, actually.
  29. Is rigidity of routine calming to you? Not particularly. I like to know what's going on, hate surprises, but that doesn't mean it has to be a routine.
  30. Is knowing what to expect from someone (rigidity of behaviour) important to you? To a point. I don't appreciate extremely random behavior but otherwise, meh.
  31. Do you have a good memory for facts? It's complicated. I'm losing my memory, but I remember lots of stuff.
  32. When you recall a specific memory of an event, do you have to replay the entire memory in your head to find the data you're looking for? No.
Kburgunder on February 12th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
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