Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Too Tired to Think, Oblivious to Stress

Turned in grant proposal, have no brain cells left. And so it's time for another silly quiz.

What Your Face Says

At first glance, people see you as warm and well-balanced.

Overall, your true self is moody and dynamic.

With friends, you seem dramatic, lively, and quick to react.

In love, you seem energetic - almost manic.

In stressful situations, you seem like you're oblivious to the stress.

5 Comments:

Blogger Kristen said...

I agree with the stress one--I have never seen you look even remotely stressed, even when you say you are.

November 15, 2006 3:05 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

That's hard to believe...

November 15, 2006 9:26 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

No, really. Even when you were taking your comps, you were appeared blase even. I've been envious of the fact that you seem to take everything very calmly.

November 16, 2006 3:22 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

Oh, well, with comps it partly had to do with the fact that I had already had to take comps for my MA. But perhaps it's more a matter that I have already burned out on various kinds of emotional stress so things like comps just don't seem that big of a deal, just something to bitch about and get through.

November 16, 2006 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Dirk van Nouhuys said...

The software says: At first glance, people see you as warm and well-balanced.

Overall, your true self is moody and dynamic.

With friends, you seem dramatic, lively, and quick to react.

In love, you seem like a huge flirt.

In stressful situation, you seem like you're oblivious to the stress.

I don’t think so.

But who am I to say. Lately I’ve been reading a book by Shadi Bartsch called The Mirror of the Self, Sexuality, selfknowledge, and the gaze in the early Roman Empire. One thing Shadi has taught me is that what the ancients mostly meant by Know Thyself so famously written over the front door of the Delphic Oracle, is: see yourself as other see you. (There are some other, more idealistic threads started by Plato, but they are definitely the minority). And what they mostly meant by see your self as others see you is, know your limitations.

November 21, 2006 2:00 AM  

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