Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random Dozen

No it's not Wednesday, but Linda has had a rough week, and mine has been pretty busy also.
So we're doing Random Dozen today.

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie?
Read the book.

2. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas, Not only because of the birth of Jesus, but getting together with all of my family.

3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach?
I've always lived close enough to the beach to visit when I would like so I guess I would be more partial to the beach.

4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive?
Not really sure, but I have joked about a Mercedes convertible.
5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?
hot chocolate

6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook?
in real life friends through facebook, blogging friends through email.

7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box?
At the end of the driveway.

8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident? (See definitions below.)
I see my strongest in two of them.  I'm shy and receptive as mentioned in phlegmatic.  Other than that I'm definitely a sanguine.
Least evident would be choleric.
9. What do you miss the most about being 20?
No bills.  I was still living with my parents, and the only bill I had to pay was my car payment.

10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning?
Probably about an hour.  Even though it wouldn't take me that long if I hurried.  But I like to go at my own pace.

11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?
My husband handles the car maintenance, but I pay the bills.

12. For those in the US, how many states have you visited? For those outside the US, how many provinces/other countries have you visited?
Nine,  I didn't realize that many until I started counting them.  Three of which I only traveled through though didn't stick around long.

Personality type definitions courtesy Wikipedia:

The Sanguine temperament personality is fairly extroverted. People of a sanguine temperament tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be quite loud. They are usually quite creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean very sensitive, compassionate and thoughtful. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when pursuing a new hobby, interest is lost quickly when it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy. For some people, these are the ones you want to be friends with and usually they become life long friends.

A person who is choleric is a doer. They have a lot of ambition, energy, and passion, and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were cholerics. They like to be leaders and in charge of everything.

A person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very considerate and get rather worried when they could not be on time for events, melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry and art - and can become occupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist. They are often self-reliant and independent; one negative part of being a melancholic is sometimes they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of others.

Phlegmatics tend to be self-content and kind. They can be very accepting and affectionate. They may be very receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are very consistent, relaxed, rational, curious, and observant, making them good administrators and diplomats