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Old 02-23-2009, 07:04 PM   #41
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At least, that's what the test wanted to say before it gave up and scrunched me into the "Thinker" box.

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:22 AM   #42
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:19 AM   #43
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Realist. How many catagories do they have. Since we are all landing in only one or two catagories. Does anyone know.
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How many catagories do they have. Since we are all landing in only one or two catagories. Does anyone know.
I've seen 5: Realist, Thinker, Fighter, Connector, Believer
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I got believer,kinda strange as i'm somewhat of an athiest.
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I got Thinker but I question my ability to always think under certain situations. Once when I was walking home from work a car turned in front of me as I was crossing a side street. The driver yelled "Watch where you are going"! I yelled back **** you, **** , you watch. Which is stupid, given that he had a car and I only had feet.

Another time, years ago, a friend and I were walking down the sidewalk and a guy approached us and touched my face. I yelled similar obscenities as above and he backed off. My friend and I were never sure if that was exactly the right thing to do or a risky thing to do.
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I've seen 5: Realist, Thinker, Fighter, Connector, Believer
Well, my first reaction is to FIGHT, then I THINK about it, and the REALIST in me BELIEVES that I would get the snot beaten out of me. So maybe it is best to try to CONNECT with the person in such a situation?

Maybe RESILIENT should be a category?


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I got believer,kinda strange as i'm somewhat of an athiest.
But atheists BELIEVE there is no god. Only the agnostics are non-believers, right?

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Another time, years ago, a friend and I were walking down the sidewalk and a guy approached us and touched my face. I yelled similar obscenities as above and he backed off. My friend and I were never sure if that was exactly the right thing to do or a risky thing to do.
I try to keep my mouth shut when walking and drivers harass me, but I too often fail.

Your other response I believe was exactly right. This guy really invaded you, you let him know that he was going to suffer if he persisted. Some of these creeps actually think their invasions will be welcomed. I remember some of my women friends in LA in the late 60s when women walked around in dresses so short that their panties were on view would really ream anyone who presumed to even comment agressively. It seemed to work.

Also, once you have done this, you know that any further attempts on his part are a full-on attack.

Maybe some of the cops on here will chime in with more expert ideas.

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But atheists BELIEVE there is no god. Only the agnostics are non-believers, right?
Interesting. I was thinking that atheist was the same as apolitical -- having no interest or involvement in political affairs ; also : having an aversion to politics or political affairs.

Or maybe it is the same... an atheist has no interest in a Deity and being apolitical is a disbelief in politics. Or are they both agnostics -- a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something?
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I rated "thinker"...at least it didn't say I over thought everything!
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But atheists BELIEVE there is no god. Only the agnostics are non-believers, right?

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Good point Erd, maybe i'm an agnostic,
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Another Thinker.
I like the theory that there can be only one crazy person in a situation and if I take the spot first, the other guy maybe will back down. But that can be dangerous, I guess. Like Martha, I like a good offense in those situations. I remember calling a man in a car that catcalled a group of us girls walking down the street a very very very bad name once. He did not come back for more.
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I'm a thinker, but I could barely figure out where the test was on the website, so I must have scored really low.
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I got Thinker but I question my ability to always think under certain situations. Once when I was walking home from work a car turned in front of me as I was crossing a side street. The driver yelled "Watch where you are going"! I yelled back **** you, **** , you watch. Which is stupid, given that he had a car and I only had feet.
That is not a wise thing to do in this situation.
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Another time, years ago, a friend and I were walking down the sidewalk and a guy approached us and touched my face. I yelled similar obscenities as above and he backed off. My friend and I were never sure if that was exactly the right thing to do or a risky thing to do.
More than likely he was not a psychopath, so I would have done the same thing. Yelling brings attention to your plight and will catch the offender off guard.

Unfortunately we are not able to tell how mentally unstable a person is, especially in this type of situation. They can be very quick and very dangerous.
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Maybe some of the cops on here will chime in with more expert ideas. Ha
My remarks above are due to my limited cop experience.
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