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Friday, February 16, 2007

Confusion...

So I tried another MBTI, and this time this particular test says that I am INTJ. Thus I have to give this post the title, "Confusion..." Now I'm confused. This profile seems to fit also, some places better than INTP, some not as well.

It does seem to hit the nail on the head on my feelings on love, mates, and home, but in many ways, so does the INTP. Oh, Darn the confusion. I really don't think I am a judgemental person, perhaps I'm misinterpretting that part. I generally try to reserve judgement, when it comes to people anyway.

So, the heck with confusion, the heck with these tests. In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor, "I yam what I yam."

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At Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 9:47:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

hey charles.No need to categorise yourself.We all are an amalgam of comlexities.In the words of Virginia Wolfe, " life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged. It is a halo, a semi transparent envelop that surrounds us from the beginning of our consciousness to the end".So dont worry about who you are.'Being' is always 'becoming' & change is the only permanant feature of our lives. besides, humans beings can only be roughly interpreted...
So you yar what you yar..eat spinich and be happy :)

At Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 11:13:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Ya, I basically saying that I will be that that I am. Gah-ga-ga-ga-guh. :-)
Of course, I never get enough spinach, just enough happiness.

At Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 2:01:00 PM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

I just took the test & they say I am INFP...& it seems eeirely true...

At Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 12:16:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

I guess that ultimately we will be that we are.How can I be charles & charles mona? :)
Not getting enough spinach? Not good.You will run out of folic acid & ferrous sulfate besides anti oxidants & whtever else that it contains...
& hey..How did you like the photo of my baby boy with his second girl.I lost count after the second tho...:) ;)

At Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 7:41:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Lets see, how can [you be me & I you?] If we consider we are made partially of carbon, then consider the carbon cycle and that we both breathe out carbon dioxide that was our bodies, that that carbon dioxide can be carried by our atmosphere to other countries, that food plants convert carbon dioxide into sugars and more complex molecules, that we eat those plants with their carbon bearing molecules and convert them into what we call us, I don't see any reason we need to ask. We may already have become one another. Partially anyway.

At Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 8:01:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

LOL..that is quite an acceptable explaination.After all in abasic sense we all constitute matter...the subtle part may be a different matter tho...
Yeah..that photo is some years old..& he still wants to pursue genetic engineering. I shall put up a reacent photo soon.
We in India , marry young & deliver babies even when we might not be able to know how to hold one.Do you know, my granny was married when she was 10 years of age....lol..guess I'll write about my granny next

At Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 11:38:00 PM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

WOW! It is strange that you mention about that at this juncture. Right now I am very busy fighting a cause for a distreesed woman in my neighbourhood who was beaten and thrown out of the house by her husband & inlaws.The case is a demand for dowry & also an oedipus complex btwn mother & son.I am the leader of this cause & we have been running about to the right authorities. I have summoned up enough support & help and the lady is currently under my care. The rouges are on a run as there is an unbailable warrant issued against them.& somehow I feel that Divine help is there too...as they say God help those who help themselves...
& wud you believe it? just before this incident I dreamt about Durga. I wonder if dreams have a meaning to them & I am not even an idol worshiper...

At Monday, February 19, 2007 at 8:04:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

no..I wudnt think of killing or miaming or torturing anybody...Those are perhaps symbolic in some sense. Poetic justice is not a jehova kind of act, or the typical islamic eye for an eye etc. I feel a person has to be understood & TREATED...[ medically]...& sometimes what we see is not what it is like...I do not believe in cutting the leaves of a poisionous tree..I think the 'root' of cause is to be taken to account.

At Monday, February 19, 2007 at 11:42:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

LOL..I actually found myself getting stockholm syndrome for SA as everybody in blogsvillie started abusing him

At Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 12:34:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Hey Charles
I have put a recent picture of Hammad on my blog. You too can take a look at him if you wish to...
Love

At Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 12:23:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Hey Charles. That post about my granny is out. It might appear to be a little shocking though...but what the heck, It is nice to be naughty sometimes...specially about dragon like paternal granmas ;) Lets see if you have the nerve to post a comment on that one.& I want a long comment! Is that asking too much?

At Friday, February 23, 2007 at 8:31:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

hey overpreotective dad
How can you be so sure what sarah thought and what she didnt???
EVERY little girl thinks how they wud look with womanly attributes as every young boys fantasises about how he would look with a moustache or a beard ;)

At Friday, February 23, 2007 at 8:32:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

for gos's sake & hers...let her be!!!!

At Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 1:11:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

Maybe it is a regional thing.That is quite possible because in India it is a free show for all..they breast feed in front of just anybody just about anywhere. So the little girls come to know about it and also SEE then at a very young age, than they must have been doing in America { internet excluded, in real life is what I mean}.Also, the little boys see men shaving, just about anywhere..heck there are roadside barbers here! You have to see it believe it..guess I shall have to take pictures of that one to show you how true it is!
So your young ones in America are less 'exposed' to such things than our young ones in India.I mean, do you think that sarah has ever seen a woman by the roadside open her front & start feeding a baby?
ps. Sorry for the typos [ it is God's sake, not gos's sake ] & I stll feel that you are overprotective & control freak as far as your daughter is concerned. That she has a mind of her own is another matter.You yourself confessed that you wished her to be this & that...near to perfect didnt you? Idealistic but not realistic. But then, in real life, one cannot control others..even a small child..your own child...because everyone is an individual.

At Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 1:07:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
Its rare enough that a woman actually breast feeds here, let alone let's anyone see. I'll take your word for on these matters, no need for pictures.
I'm not a control freak, I think I am quite the opposite. My part in raising my daughter was to teach her about the world, and I tried to teach her what not to do. She has expressed her feelings & confusion about what to do with her life, with my reply that it was my job to keep her away from the wrong direction, but her ultimate direction was up to her. I did not want to force her into anything that she might regret, and I think she has done a superb job of doing what she wanted to do.
She chose her field of study in college, and did quite well at it. She continues to do well, but has recently expressed a desire to perhaps pursue a higher degree in some other field. This is her choice, I have nothing to do with it other than to encourage her. I know she can do well in whatever she desires, she has demonstrated her capacities, and they are great.
I am extremely proud of her, and she has been told and knows this. I wish I could have done as well as she has, but that is another matter.
If you doubt my word on this, ask her here and I will ask her to respond, as she hasn't always responded to what is written here even though I know she sometimes reads my blog.
You could also ask the people who I used to work with, I was not some control freak, I merely informed them of what in my opinion was the best course of action, if they chose to pursue my recommendations, we did, if not then not.
Where you might come up with the idea that I am a control freak is beyond me. All I have ever wanted was what would be best for all, even when it meant sacrifice on my part.

At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 1:31:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

O charles..I am sorry I said that...I think you are not...re reading your comments and Sarah's too..I really think that she admires you a lot.
Perhaps for a moment I felt that..I react strongly sometimes because of my own issues that I have faced...Sometimes I go to the extent of freaking out over them..just like you say..our own experiences tend to color our views about ppl at times.I hate it when parents try to control the lives of their children...they tend to make them cripples at times.In front of them, the children cannot walk straight...without the 'crutch'.I have faced it..I know it...My mom still tries to keep tabs on what I am doing ..it is freaky & pisses me out. Sometimes I react doing just the opposite of what I'm TOLD to do.& sometimes I do it inspite [ not despite] of knowing that I may be the ultimate loser in that respect.But it is like a reflex action, and I act without thinking.I have had to pay a big price for making the most important decision of my life in such a spirit...& will continue to pay for it...
I wish parents would give some space to children to just be themselves. Of course we need their help many a times & also their guidance...I wish I could talk to you about this...but I have my limitations in public...
But then I guess...it is not necessary either...after all...we struggle & grapple with our Selves alone...like you siad..the power lies within ourselves.

Love to sarah..convey my love & regards to her & you are a wonderful daddy I'm sure.
[ sorry about my typos, my recently fractured again finger is giving me a little inconvenience]

At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 1:28:00 PM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

((((HUG))))

At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 6:43:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Not knowing others experiences is part of being human, perhaps someday the human race will rise above what it is now and each will be able to read the minds of others. I know what it is like to feel things colored by my past experiences, I get really freaked out when I'm accused of things that I haven't done. This is probably due to my having been punished in grade school for things that happened when I wasn't even present on the day in question, as well as a few others traumatic experiences growing up.
I felt as I was growing up and attending school, that the adults (I use that term loosely,) were being too controlling, and wanted to be a different (read more conciderate) kind of person than that. I really think that a lot of people try to control others, because of their trouble controlling themselves.
Sarah has told me that I sound like a TV show, and maybe I have picked up some wisdom from some of the more positive role models on TV.
I do try to provide guidance, in the form of trying to encourage her not to be afraid of being what she wants. What she is, is very intellegent, very capable, and very hardworking. That is a potent combination, that will allow her to excel in anything she wants, and when she finds the thing she really loves, that provides her with a muse, she will not just succeed or excel, she will rise to the top. Its not hard for me to imagine her in Time magazine or some other major publication for her excellence.
Sorry to hear about your finger, I hope that the fracture isn't due to any domestic situation. Get well soon. And hugs back to you, sounds like you could use some.

At Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 11:58:00 PM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

Dear charles...I hope and wish and pray that Sarah reaches the height you dream for her...you are so right about so many things in your last comment...that is all I can say....

At Monday, March 5, 2007 at 10:48:00 AM EST, Anonymous mona $visitorIP said...

hello!..I hope you are fine & may you never run out of coffee!!
We have the holi festival here..the festival of color spraying to usher in spring...Happy Holi to you...

At Monday, March 19, 2007 at 7:44:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Hello Charles...confusion still persisiting or gone????
(((HUGS)))

At Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 11:39:00 AM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

MBTI/INTP/sailor/Charles...where are you?????

At Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 3:42:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Why I'm right here. It was only my mind that was elsewhere. ;D

At Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 4:00:00 AM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Oh, and BTW, although I may quote Popeye, I am no sailor, have never been in the navy, never owned a boat even. I did once consider buying a sailboat to live on, but that was merely a waking dream.

At Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 2:06:00 PM EDT, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

whew! thank god you are not dead * joking*...
Charles that shitty post on my blog is getting shitlaid...WAAAAAHHHH!!! sniff sniff... I am such a goofball!
By the way...belated happy shit day [ it falls on 23rd of march]

At Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 2:59:00 PM EDT, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
I suppose the same should go to you, though I personally don't enjoy shitty days. But I suppose a shit day may trump a constipated day...
I hope that thief didn't get any on anyone you know.
Congrats to your son, BTW, impressive.

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