Monday, August 14, 2006


Kingdomality test, found via Silly Humans. (oh yes, and you have to go over there right now for the funny cat video)

Your distinct personality, The Shepherd is to tend to your human flock. You understand the needs of those for whom you are responsible. Shepherds are vigilant and reliable. You realize your obligation and commitment to the well being of those entrusted to your care. Shepherds are very dependable. You engender a feeling of comfort and stability to those within your charge. On the positive side, Shepherds can be empathic, caring, understanding, practical and realistic. On the negative side, you may be manipulative, close-minded and sentimentally rigid. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.

OK, I can see it a little. I think it must also be part of my profile to not be in agreement with the negative traits. Sentimentally rigid... I might go along with that one if it means "not sentimental". What DOES it mean? I am definitely not manipulative. When things are going against me for long enough, I tend to just go away (quit) rather than pull strings. I have had to train and discipline myself to stay with an employer when I feel that I not have been (and will not be) properly rewarded or appreciated. I do it by weighing the positives about the job. As for close-minded, that's not true. I guess the most important thing about this me and this quiz is that I hate profit corporations. I hate their approach of supporting their bottom line at the cost of all ethics, grinding down people and the environment in the process, not to mention supporting war and the neo-con agenda. My ultimate goal is to work for causes that I support, ones that I think are good for humanity (like music, art, healing, small businesses, stuff like that. Screw the globalwide military-industrial complex, Mal-wart, blah blah blah. Fiddles, though, are a good cause. Mandolins, guitars... yeah! Massage... photography... animals... now we're talking)

As for my flock, it's all kitty cats.

If work-related, I have no employees and don't ever want any. I have turned down management positions many times for this reason. I don't like having power over other people's destiny, giving guidance and making hiring/firing decisions. The fact that I didn't want/have kids is part of this mentality. I was raised in an independant hands-off manner and treat other people the same way -- so I think that's the opposite of manipulative.

Crazy cat-lady in the making.


pissed off patricia said...

Mine was an Explorer, the profile making deal must have been broken 'cause it didn't really fit me at all. Some of the things were close but not what I would call "me".

Michael Bains said...

It's funny, but even personality tests depend upon the personality of the people takin' 'em as to how accurate they are.

Gotta love it... {-;

Blueberry said...

I just think the Kingdomality needs a category for Crazy Old Cat Lady - but then that person doesn't fit in well in the corporate world. heh heh...