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Old 02-03-2019, 03:25 PM   #21
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For everyone annoyed about the email thing (and I never give mine out either), as Walt notes upthread, you can put in anything you like.

Vince @ email.com would work.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:41 PM   #22
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:20 PM   #23
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Even that page wants to drop a cookie on my tablet. No thanks.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:15 PM   #24
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Sorry. The questions are way too limiting. KG
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:16 PM   #25
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I used bogus@emailer.com...

My answer was questioner. Just like Meyers Briggs I really felt some of the questions didn't provide adequate options. In general I'm a rule follower - which would imply upholder.... but most of the questions had to do with motivation, or demotivation... and I don't let others impose stupid expectations on me. Unless there is a law or rule - because I am motivated by avoiding consequences. (Like speeding tickets.)

It's all about selling a book of psycho babble.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:28 PM   #26
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Any "address works". I used dave@dave.dave

And, I am rebel. But, I prefer the term rabble rouser. Or obnoxious butthole.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:02 PM   #27
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Questioner. "If they decide there’s sufficient basis for an expectation, they’ll follow it; they won’t follow it if they think it’s arbitrary, inefficient, or ineffective. They tend to take direction only from people they respect" (or fear)
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:14 PM   #28
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I don't want to know desperately enough to lie about my email address. OK, that is not a BIG lie and I guess many people have no problem doing that, but gee whiz, gimme a break. It's just not worth it. If they want me to answer they will have to stop asking me to play pretend like that.

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Old 02-03-2019, 06:22 PM   #29
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I am a Questioner/Upholder. If you read the book most people in one of the 4 tendencies will lean a bit toward to one of the two tendencies "touching" it. I am definitely a Questioner, but lean toward the Upholder side. It doesn't take much questioning for me to decide to uphold external expectations.

I have found the 4 tendencies to be helpful to me in a lot of ways. I first learned about them in Gretchen Rubin's prior book, Better Than Before, which deals with habit formation (and is my favorite book of hers). The book on The Four Tendencies has been helpful in telling me how to deal with the people in my life who are not Questioners (my son is a clear Rebel) and DH is an Obliger/Upholder.

It is not comparable really to things like Meyers Briggs. It is not trying to fully explain personality just whether someone responds more to external expectations or internal expectations.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:24 PM   #30
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I don't want to know desperately enough to lie about my email address. OK, that is not a BIG lie and I guess many people have no problem doing that, but gee whiz, gimme a break. It's just not worth it. If they want me to answer they will have to stop asking me to play pretend like that.


That's OK W2R. Besides I think you are a pretty clear Questioner. If you read the book, you can take the quiz in the book FWIW.
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After I've Questioned something to death and decided it is worthwhile, I then Uphold it to death. The word an insightful supervisor used to describe me, early on, was "dogged." A word which always makes me think of a dog who has your T-shirt, and doesn't want to give it back.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:57 PM   #33
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Questioner here. I used a fake email address because that is what I thought was best.
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I thought everybody nowadays had a bogus e-mail for junk. Guess I thought wrong.
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+1 I will not give someone I do not know my email.... they should have shown the results without it... OR, made me give it to them at the beginning so I did not have to waste time with the questions...
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Upholder here - gave my email address because I'm just not that important and many have it anyway.
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When working, megacorp got all enthralled with Gallup and we had to take a test to see what our top traits were. On this test, I’m not sure which of the four I would be because I didn’t take it because I don’t like being classified. I’m not “type A” and I don’t like being told that the reason I’m an asshole is because my relationship with my mother. Actually, it was my dad but that’s another thread. Thanks, but I’ll pass.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:08 PM   #38
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Ditto.
Absolutely zero reason they need my e-mail address in order to provide the results. I'm sure that action puts me in one of those categories, but I don't know which one.
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I wish it had said at the beginning that I'd have to put in my email to get the results...sigh...


Me too! I passed on that.
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