Yup. That’s me, I suppose. I really can’t think of a more flattering way to describe myself. But, is it true?
I took a little temperament test with Olivia the other day, and because I share it all with you, you’re getting this too. Send thank you cards to…
Anyway, melancholy (phlegmatic as a secondary) was my temperament, and here is what I think about its accuracy:
Strengths and natural virtues:
analytical, artistic, careful, cautious, choosy, conscientious, deliberate, delicate, discreet, detailed, elegant, exacting, guarded, idealistic, introspective, judicious, lover of truth and beauty, meticulous, noble, orderly, painstaking, particular, quietly passionate, persevering, planned, pondering, precise, prudent, reasoned, reflective, religious, reserved, restrained, romantic, shy, serious, sensitive, studious, thorough, thoughtful
aloof, apprehensive, brooding, cool, critical, demanding, distrusting, envious, fearful, grudge-bearing, haughty, hypochondria, highbrow, jealous, judgmental, nitpicking, perfectionist, pessimistic, reluctant, scrupulous, self-righteous, skeptical, snooty, standoffish, strict, superior, suspicious, timid, uncommunicative, unsocial, undemonstrative, wary
So, this seems to be telling me that I am a judgmental hermit striving for perfection who fears anyone and everything in the outside world.
Yeah. I’d say that sums me up.
But, here’s the catch. I would totally say I have a tendency to lean toward these characteristics, but I really do try to push myself to be a better person. At the same time, as I get older, I am trying to accept myself for who I am.
So, maybe I am an introvert. Not a problem. But, I am not going to let that stop me from visiting people and making conversation. It just means I need to work at it a bit harder than most.
Maybe that is why I hide behind a computer? Or maybe I just like the subtle tan I get from the glow of the screen.
I’ll never tell.