The people I respect the most had to earn everything they got and learned about life and wisdom the hard way.
When I let myself go, my sense of humor can get coarse or skirt the line of acceptability and not everyone appreciates it.
My inner mind is almost always racing and I find it very hard to shut it down and relax.
I tend to get angry after consistently putting out for others and getting little in return.
I have to guard against giving in to other's demands and discounting my own legitimate needs.
I feel most needed and useful when I am helpful and caring toward others.
I have tendencies toward being a work-a-holic in my drive toward success.
In my home or in my dress I put my own personal stamp on things by paying careful attention to colors, style and looks.
My greatest goal is to see everyone harmonious and getting along.
At times I can be overly negative and worrying as I tend to be a glass half empty "type of person."
When angry or anxious I withdraw emotionally and disconnect these feelings from my conscious thoughts.
In doing a task, I see the big picture quickly but get frustrated with the minute details.
I enjoy working on teams with others as long as it helps me to reach my goals.
I am very affectionate and often like to give people I care about a hug as a display of showing that I care.
My philosophy is that life is too short, therefore I avoid sadness and pain and choose to keep positive.
In school I was often seen as a "bookworm" or "nerd" because of my lack of relationships and social skills.
I can be very temperamental and moody and this can sometimes make it hard for others to be around me.
My values are duty, loyalty and commitment.
I am known as a person who always tries to find a better way to improve things.
I tend to judge myself and others by my standards of right and wrong.
Others see me as serious because I often put fun aside until my work is completed.
I'm a person who is most passionate when I am involved in something I consider a deeper calling, mission or purpose.
I have no patience for chaos or lack of leadership, and in those situations I will either fill the vacuum or walk away.
I will do whatever I have to do to succeed even if it means cutting corners to get there.
I tend to withhold negative feelings because I prefer not to hurt people.
I dislike social gatherings with their superficial conversations; I prefer more intellectual discussions.
I am honorable and fair to others as long as they do what they say and do not try to manipulate me.
Sometimes when around other people I struggle with feeling that my opinions and involvement does not really matter.
I do not accept unnecessary rules and regulations that box me in and will usually figure ways around them.
I am easily overwhelmed when I am around highly emotional people; in these situations I withdraw.
I seem to have a natural talent for comforting others in tense or difficult situations, as I am fairly low key and others trust me.
When facing tough problems I rely heavily on my intuition to get a quick global view of the situation, and see how all the pieces fit.
I enjoy being of service and contributing my loyalty, reliability and hard work to any company or group that I am associated with.
Whenever I find myself isolated or alone I have been known to create a secret fantasy self in my imagination that is the source of my artistic side.
I am usually patient, relaxed and content unless something challenges me directly.
I consider myself a very emotionally aware and sensitive person who immediately picks up the ambience or atmosphere of a room.
I am known to go to dark emotional places as I believe that I can learn best by going through these difficult feelings.
I easily put feelings and emotions aside in order to be successful.
I consider myself a talented and versatile person who is easily able to excel at many things at the same time.
I am a leader and people regularly look to me to fill this role.
I tend to rely most upon rational and logical thinking when faced with a problem.
I have a strong inner critic that hardly ever lets me feel I've done enough or am good enough.
I really enjoy picking others up through kind words and compliments.
When I am truly honest with myself I have to admit that I often have no idea what my own needs are.
I am very independent and will only rely on those whose competence and reliability I totally trust.
I get stubborn and resist being pressured by others to get something they want done immediately, when I do not feel that I am ready.
I am so goal-oriented that I have been known to be 'a fake it until you make it' type of person.
My tastes are incredibly unique and unusual: I thrive on being seen this way by others.
I am drawn to opportunities that allow me to break free from the ordinary; I despise the mundane and I have a hard time functioning in it.
I get bored easily and find myself escaping in my thoughts by imagining things to try or places to go.
At times I battle in my mind between being controlled by others, yet at the same time fear taking full responsibility for tasks on my own.
I prefer to work with others who get things done in a more structured and orderly way.
I am so driven that I often find myself trying to accomplish things even when on vacation.
I love sorting and gathering information that leads to the understanding and breakthroughs in new and intriguing areas.
I find that it is harder for me to receive than to give.
When things get stressful I tend to get very hyper-vigilant.
Sometimes I get too reactive or suspicious toward other people.
I really dislike any major changes, as I prefer to be able to count on what's familiar, true and proven.
In my desire to not get angry or alienate others I will sometimes numb my feelings while being physically present.
I often find it hard to know what my deep inner feelings are which causes me anxiety.
My mind moves extremely quick from one idea to the next making me gifted at multi-tasking and brainstorming problems.
All I really want for myself and those I care about is to be safe and cared for.
I have been known to get into a rage with someone, but like a rainstorm it gets over quickly and is gone.
It gives me more of a sense of security when I have a group or organization that I can really believe and identify with.
I have a special talent for seeing potential problems before they occur and I deal with them before they get out of hand.
I am a socially outgoing person; I easily strike up conversations with people and often know them on a first name basis.
I find that I get by with a lot less material comforts than most people I know.
I appear to others as a logical reasoning person yet in the end I instinctively know the right thing to do.
Awards, accomplishments and recognition are very important to me.
I am often drawn to artistic pursuits, such as poetry, music, and the arts where my creative, artistic side seeks expression.
When I'm taking a class or doing a job I find myself comparing how I do against others.
I enjoy solitude and private time to think without the intrusiveness and demands of other people.
I have a desire to be loved, but I have a hard time asking for this directly.
I enjoy spending long periods of time gathering the most intricate data and information on how things fit together and work.
Because of my worry and self-doubt over making wrong decisions, I struggle with double-mindedness.
I have a hard time trusting people, but once I do I am deeply loyal to them.
I love new projects especially at the start, then I grow bored quickly and prefer to delegate and move on to new things.
I respect anyone who honestly tries their best and falls short, but disrespect and have little patience for those who fail to try.
Most people who know me see me as the responsible one.
I am an assertive person and usually speak my mind.
I get easily distracted or absent minded when I am around an emotionally charged situation.
When I'm working on a project I usually know the right outcome and stay with the task until I see it is right!
At times I can almost be paralyzed with fear and yet other times I find myself attacking my fears with viciousness and boldness.
I sometimes create problems for myself by jumping into things too quickly or by not accepting the input of others.
Knowledge and understanding are highly valued by me.
At times in my quest to live a life free of conflict I get over accommodating to others.
I am very enticed by new, interesting and creative ideas, but I quickly get bored and do not stay long with any one.
As a child I felt so different and alone that it often led me to spending a lot of time in my thoughts, imaginations and fantasies.
Being good or excellent at what I do is extremely important to me and if I do not think I will be able to excel, I will move on to something else.
I usually control my anger as I prefer to not lose control of my feelings.
I've always felt imperfect or flawed in some way; consequently, I'm sensitive to critical comments and become easily insulted.
I can get somewhat irresponsible in my decision making when acting too fast and can become overextended.
When I walk into a room of people I am quick to pick up other people's feelings.
I get really nervous when I can't determine or count on where someone stands.
I can easily sympathize with others when I hear about their hardships or struggles.
I enjoy hosting special times with friends or family.
I feel most passionate and alive when taking on challenges most people say can't be done and prove them wrong.
In my important relationships, I always want to know what is happening with the people I care about.
I tend to be future oriented and hate to dwell in the past.
I sometimes have problems with close relationships because I find it hard to identify and share my true feelings.
When I think of things I would like to pursue, they must include the ability to express my unique self in a very authentic way.
I can get defiant and confrontational toward anyone who does not give me good reasons for blocking my goals.
I have spent a lot of my life struggling to find my identity by either looking inward within my feelings or sometimes trying on qualities I've admired in others.
I stay away from highly emotional relationships which exhaust me.
I am generally an extroverted and outgoing type of person.
I'm a person who believes in doing the right thing; therefore, I will usually follow my conscience even if others do not agree.
I am a good team player especially when I can contribute by working behind the scenes.
I would say that I have strong ethical standards, and when I don't keep them I feel guilty.
My greatest fear is to be abandoned and left alone and without support.
I am known to diligently stay with a problem for hours, often not letting it go until I have found its solution, even at the detriment of taking care of my own needs.
I can easily put things off, as I know how to let go and relax.
I almost always seek an inner place of peace and comfort within; I try to do this by focusing on the brighter side of life.
I am like a chameleon often becoming whatever role I need to play to get the job done.
Making a good impression on others is important to my success, therefore I am usually friendly and polite to people I meet.
I disdain having to follow what I consider to be impersonal rules and procedures as this stifles my creative artistic side.
I dislike being pressed by people for a decision before I have had the time to fully understand the problem and arrive at a deeper insight.
I have been known to be emotionally up and down, sometimes driving others away with my varying withdrawal or stormy emotionalism.
I feel best about myself when I am meaningfully connected with others.
Most people would never know what a soft, tender and affectionate person I am, as I only show this side to the select few I absolutely trust.
I can be seductive and charming in winning others over to my side.
My esteem often depends more upon my having an expertise in a niche that others do not occupy.
People who are passive or double-minded bring out the worst in me; I will tend to either get blunt with them or walk away.
I tend to track my success toward my goals until they are accomplished.
Time and again I've felt misunderstood by others, prompting me to first study a group or project from the outside for awhile before deciding to join in.
I thrive in competitive situations.
I tend to have this inner sense of worry, anxiety and doubt, as if something may go wrong or get out of control at any time.
Others see me as a perfectionist as I always want to do things the right way.
When faced with several tasks to do, I will often get distracted as I have a difficult time keeping priorities clear.
I am a romantic, I have often daydreamed about the one person who would understand my inner world and make me feel complete.
One of my biggest challenges is letting go of old wounds and resentments from the past.
I see life challenges as a boxing match where there is only one winner and I fully believe its going to be me!
I believe knowledge is what really solves life's problems and therefore I emphasize rational thinking.
Feelings can easily overwhelm me and seem to defy logic.
I am practical, to the point and a self-starter; people respect my capability and trust me to handle most situations.
I think of myself as a very giving and thoughtful person and feel disappointed when others do not recognize it.
When feeling pressured I often become passive, walk away from problems and brush them under the rug.
There are times when I feel too self-controlled and wish that I could let go more.
I especially enjoy meeting people who have the capability to appreciate my knowledge and special interests and enjoy what I have to say.
I am known to throw myself into constant activity and experiences as a way of getting away from emotional pain, boredom and difficulties.
My enthusiasm and versatility makes me productive and very creative.
Because of my sense of loyalty, I tend to hang onto nonworkable relationships more than most people I know.
I am seldom bored, as I can usually keep myself fascinated within my own thoughts.
I am an excellent mediator; I can hear and accept all points of view and help others to find their areas of agreement.
I am told that I am an excellent motivator of others.
I am always competitive whether its against myself or someone else; I always want to go higher and further.
I sometimes have problems with trying to win people over or seeking approval.
I regularly push and challenge people beyond their comfort zone to get them to grow to their highest potential.
I can usually identify what is right or wrong in most situations.
Instead of arguing, I will often keep my opinion to myself and do what I want anyway.
My mind is very active and quick thinking; in a room full of people I pick up everything around me.
I prefer to work in places with clear rules and regulations.
I feel most needed when others trust me enough to share their feelings with me.
I tend to get irritated and critical toward those who display ongoing laziness or irresponsibility.