When personality traits are not necessarily personality traits

March 17, 2009 at 12:08 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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They say you can identify a person’s personality from the way they walk, sit, etc. Now I’ve never had a reason to question this, but as I was walking from the bus stop to my office today, a situation came to my mind.

A confident person is supposed to walk looking straight ahead while an under confident person looks down.

In the streets of my city with its over population of stray dogs and others out for pooping, along with religious fanatics attacking people for no reason, this could cause quite an opposite effect on the personality traits.

Here an under confident person, who is also afraid of dogs or of crazy people could be looking straight ahead and walking to make sure none are out to attack him, and at the same time a very confident person out to give big presentation on important things could be looking down and walking to make sure he doesn’t step on dog poo and ruin his new shoes as well as smell bad during his presentation at work.

Now you might think as to how can this really affect anything?

Well, here’s how.

Jan is very confident, while Feb is not. March has a job opening that requires a confident person, the interview for which Jan and Feb are attending today. As March looks down from his office window, he sees Jan looking down and walking and Feb looking ahead and walking (due to reasons mentioned above). But March has read many books on personality traits, and so is convinced otherwise. March hires Feb.

Outcome – an unemployed Jan, Feb does under confident things that adversely affects March’s company, which almost shuts down, and Feb is fired. The world is doomed. Okay, that’s a bit too far-fetched, but you get the idea.


My doggy encounters

March 4, 2009 at 22:40 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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I LOVE dogs.

I think they have really pretty eyes, and well, they’re overall just amazing. But you should also know that I am shit scared of them, unless they are really nice to me. Which many times they are not. In fact I am so scared that I have ran away from been chased by a little ferocious pup once.

Yes, I can see you are thinking of stopping being my friend.

Now I must admit I have tried getting close to many of them, in an attempt to get over my fear. Sometimes it helped. Like with my boyfriend Jun’s dog. She is just awesome. But in other cases, it almost always ended like this –

I’m walking, I see cute stray pups.
Awww……isn’t it?
No. Because they are looking at me, growling with/through their tiny throats.
How did they know I was scared? I don’t look scared. Or do I?
I try to seem casual and unconcerned, because people are nearby.
Why aren’t those people scared? Why don’t the pups growl at them?
I walk.
The pups start following me quietly.
I see it from the corner of my eyes, so I stop and look back (trying to still look totally cool about it).
The pups stop and go grrrrrrrr again.
I decide to walk faster. The pups follow faster. I stop. They growl.
(repeat that a few more times)
I finally go beyond their territory, so they leave me alone. I walk away fast.

Later I narrate my narrow escape from death to Jun.
And he consoles me by telling that the pups were just learning to hunt.
It should have helped me to feel better, except that he was laughing his ass off at me.


So what were we talking about? Oh yeah, I LOVE dogs.

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