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Friday, July 27th, 2007

According to a recent test, I am an ENTP, which basically means I am outgoing, see the big picture rather than little details, emphasize thinking over feelings, and am more disorganized than organized. I used to score as an ENFP. I think, as I have been out in “the real world” (outside of being a student in some capacity), I have become less inclined to base my responses to others based on feelings. Maybe this results from dealing with high school students, many who take advantage of teachers who operate based on “feelings.” It also may result from my experiences in seminary and the Episcopal church, where feelings tend to be seen as the only “objective” truth, and everyone takes absurd steps to make sure nobody’s feelings get hurt. Even as a self-identified “feeler” back in grad school, nothing annoyed me more than when a fellow student “went pastoral” on me, trying to get me to “process my feelings” just because I may have reacted less than polite at times.

Despite the fact that I have scored as a pretty strong “thinker” now, I still often tend toward a “feeler” response, evidenced by the breaks I give students with grades (I don’t want them to look back and “hate” Jesus just because they weren’t that great in religion class). I have also become less extroverted than in the past I think. I now prefer more “alone time” than in the past, to recharge and gather my thoughts. Every time I have taken the test, I have scored as extroverted and intuitive. Related to the latter, I simply do not to details well. I love the big picture (N), and explaining this to others (E), in a way that is not too planned out (P), and based on good reason, even if it may offend you (T). This tendency to see the big picture (and the lack of organization, the “P”) may explain why I shudder at the thought of being in a traditional PhD program and writing a dissertation based on a narrow topic. I absolutely LOVE the classroom, but have never been interested in traditional research. The more I think of it, the more I think my personality is the reason.

I also learned that I am primarily a verbal learner, which is no surprise, given how much I love to read and write. I try to incorporate visual and auditory elements into my classroom often, to reach those who may learn in other ways.

The chart below details my information:

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Thanks to Anastasia for the idea.

What American Accent Do I Have?

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Midland

“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Thanks to Brandi for the idea.

Tag, I’m It!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Chad, who has the cutest baby online, has tagged me. So here goes:

4 jobs you have had in your life:
Department Store Associate
Drug and Alcohol Counselor

4 Goals You’ve Set for This Year
Find a good teaching job
Expand my web endeavors
Write a book
Lose 10 pounds

4 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:
50 first Dates
Waiting for Guffman
Return of the King
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

4 Places You Have Lived:

Atlanta, Georgia
Athens, Ohio
Other places too…

4 TV Shows You Love To Watch:
Andy Griffith Show
Golden Girls
Mama’s Family

4 Places You Have Been On Vacation:
Clearwater Beach, FL
Pasadena, CA
Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Barcelona, Spain

4 Websites You Visit Daily:
Bloomberg Energy Futures
Catholic Report
Yahoo Mail
Titus One Nine

4 Of Your Favorite Foods:
Buffalo Wild Wings Legs with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Coffee of any kind
Chi Chi’s Seafood Nachos (out-of-business, sadly!)
Hot Garlic Beef (Chinese dish)

4 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
The Autumn
On the Beach 
Hanging out with all my friends who live elsewhere
Teaching at a Catholic School

4 People You Choose to Tag
Choose yourself…I am too lazy!


Sunday, October 16th, 2005

You are Kip Dynamite and you love technology.

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Robb has tagged me to list my 5 idiosyncrasies. Here goes:

1. Cold cheese. I don’t like it. I LOVE cheese on most things, when it is cooked. I can tolerate cold cheese if it is shredded and mixed in a salad or something, but it has to be finely shredded. I don’t do cheese chunks.

2. Cayenne. I put cayenne in and on just about everything. I put it in soups, tartar sauce, ketchup, eggs, etc. Instead of salt, I just put straight cayenne pepper on my fries. Usually they are nearly completely covered with cayenne pepper. MMMM, I am getting hungry now!

3. My driving style. Ever since gas hit $1.50 or so, I have driven differently and probably by most accounts, more oddly. I was just reading the other day that starting slowly and coasting into a stop (as much as possible) can increase gas mileage by around 30 percent. I have been doing just this for awhile. There is a hill on the way to work that I can coast down for about 1/4 mile. People riding with me sometimes wonder what I am doing because I usually coast more than I use the brake.

4. The way I use credit cards. Most people I meet are a little surprised that someone who is as concerned about good financial decisions as I am has 5 credit cards. Well, they are all reward cards (except the St Vincent De Paul society card which gives money to the organization), and I always pay off the balance. I get 5% back at gas stations, supermarkets, and pharmacies, and 1% back at other places. Over the last 3 years, I have gotten around 600-700 dollars in rewards or cash. Plus, I tend to be pretty controlled in my spending, so the balances are rather low.

5. Vitamins. At college they called me the vitamin king. I take quite a few supplements. I am pretty fascinated by herbs and natural chemicals (especially enzymes), and enjoy planning which ones I will take each day (although I am much busier now, so I sometimes forget to take them). I buy them mail order, so I don’t pay that much, and lately I have cut back on ones I don’t deem necessary. Nonetheless, I have quite a few I take. Weirdly, part of the reason I take them is because of my health, and part of it is probably the enjoyment of planning the supplement regimen itself. 

I am too busy to tag someone, so if you want to list your idiosyncrasies, I tag you!

What Was My High School Stereotype?

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Thanks once again to Publius for taking this one first. This test is somewhat accurate. I played football, but that was mainly to meet people, mainly female people. I wasn’t very good, and didn’t exactly go nuts in terms of team spirit. I remember hoping the games would be over quickly so we could go out. I kind of thought  I had some more nerdy tendencies (Quiz Bowl, reading all the time), and this test shows that as well I guess.

You scored as Prep/Jock/Cheerleader.



Drama nerd




Ghetto gangsta










What’s Your High School Stereotype?
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Which OS Am I?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Thanks to Publius for taking this test first.

You are Slackware Linux. You are the brightest among your peers, but are often mistaken as insane.  Your elegant solutions to problems often take a little longer, but require much less effort to complete.
Which OS are You?


Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Robb over at Lutherpunk has tagged me to take some personality and political inventories. I am sometimes notoriously slow at responding to these tags, not to mention slower to think of people to tag back (I still need to respond to my last tag regarding books!). However, I was bored this afternoon and decided to take the tests. I tag Jennifer and Anastasia. Here are the instructions and my results:


Overview: This post is a community experiment with two broad purposes. The first is to create publicly accessible data about bloggers’ personalities, which may have sociological value in addition to being just plain fun. The second is to track the propagation of this meme through blogspace. Full details and explanation can be found on the original posting:

Instructions (to join in the experiment)

1) Take the IPIP-NEO personality test and the Political Compass quiz, if you have not done so already.

2) Copy to the clipboard that section of this post that is between the double lines, and paste it into your blog editor. (Blogger users may wish to use ‘compose’ mode to preserve formatting and hyperlinks. Otherwise, be sure to add hyperlinks as necessary.)

3) Replace the answers in the "survey" section below with your own.

4) Add your blog information to the "track list", in the form: "Linked title – URL – optional GUID".

5) Any additional comments should go outside of the double lines, including the (optional) nomination of bloggers you wish to pass this experimental meme on to.

6) Post it to your blog!

Age: 27
Gender: Male
Location: Ohio, USA
Religion: Christian (Catholic)
Occupation: Teacher
Began blogging: (dd/mm/yy): 09/30/03 (not here)

Political Compass Results:
Economic Left/Right: -0.13
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.21

IPIP-NEO Results:

Track List:
1. Philosophy, et cetera – – pixnaps97a2
2. Parableman – – p8r8bl9m8n18
3. Rebecca Writes –
4. Ales Rarus – – ales2112avis
5. Here I Stand – – exiled323catholic
6. Bending the Rule – – regulabenedicti
7. lutherpunk – – lutherpunk
8. An Aid to Memory –