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12 October 2011 @ 06:00 pm
Traits of a Janet  
As you may know, I'm engaged in Year and A Day studies with a Neo-Pagan coven. One of the exercises that I'm having a great deal of trouble with involves researching and, ideally, engaging with a totem (aka animal guide / guiding spirit). Part of my difficulty is that I am a very poor judge of my own character, and see only negative traits in myself, nothing positive.

My mentor disagrees with this assessment. With his permission, I'm posting the following lists of traits, skills, attributes, and tendencies to ask for your input on which ones I appear to have, and which ones I should strive to attain.

This list was developed by Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) and is part of the Greenhaven Tradition Year and A Day study material.



Poll #1786142 Traits
This poll is closed.

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Agility
0(0.0%)
Alertness
2(6.1%)
Ambition
0(0.0%)
Arrogance
0(0.0%)
Beauty
1(3.0%)
Calculation
0(0.0%)
Cautious
5(15.2%)
Challenge
0(0.0%)
Character
6(18.2%)
Chastity
0(0.0%)
Clever
4(12.1%)
Communication
10(30.3%)
Construction
0(0.0%)
Cooperation
2(6.1%)
Courage
3(9.1%)

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Curious
5(16.7%)
Dancing
0(0.0%)
Decisive
1(3.3%)
Discipline
1(3.3%)
Dreaming
0(0.0%)
Fastidious
1(3.3%)
Ferocity
0(0.0%)
Flying
0(0.0%)
Freedom
0(0.0%)
Friendship
7(23.3%)
Gathering
1(3.3%)
Generosity
7(23.3%)
Gentleness
5(16.7%)
Gratitude
2(6.7%)
Greed
0(0.0%)

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Guardianship
1(2.9%)
Healing
1(2.9%)
Hearing
2(5.9%)
Helping
7(20.6%)
Holiness
0(0.0%)
Home
3(8.8%)
Honesty
3(8.8%)
Humor
6(17.6%)
Illumination
0(0.0%)
Independence
0(0.0%)
Industrious
3(8.8%)
Insensitivity
0(0.0%)
Inspiration
1(2.9%)
Integrity
7(20.6%)
Invisibility
0(0.0%)

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Invulnerability
0(0.0%)
Joy
1(2.7%)
Justice
2(5.4%)
Knowledge
10(27.0%)
Leadership
1(2.7%)
Logic
4(10.8%)
Love
5(13.5%)
Loyalty
7(18.9%)
Maturity
3(8.1%)
Memory
1(2.7%)
Messenger
0(0.0%)
Movement
0(0.0%)
Mysterious
0(0.0%)
Nourishment
2(5.4%)
Obedience
1(2.7%)

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Organization
8(22.2%)
Patience
4(11.1%)
Peace
1(2.8%)
Persistence
5(13.9%)
Playful
2(5.6%)
Power
0(0.0%)
Reliability
3(8.3%)
Respect
3(8.3%)
Restoration
0(0.0%)
Rowdy
0(0.0%)
Selflessness
5(13.9%)
Sensitivity
5(13.9%)
Serenity
0(0.0%)
Silence
0(0.0%)
Singing
0(0.0%)

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Smelling
0(0.0%)
Stability
4(16.0%)
Stagnation
0(0.0%)
Stamina
1(4.0%)
Steadfast
4(16.0%)
Strength
2(8.0%)
Sweetness
2(8.0%)
Swiftness
0(0.0%)
Swimming
0(0.0%)
Tenderness
3(12.0%)
Transformation
0(0.0%)
Transient
0(0.0%)
Understanding
8(32.0%)
Unity
1(4.0%)
Versatility
0(0.0%)

Please check those traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I display most strongly. Please mark no more than five traits across all questions.

Vision
1(14.3%)
Wisdom
6(85.7%)

Please list up to five of the above traits, skills, or tendencies you feel I should strive to aquire or develop.



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Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 13th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Sorry! The original worksheet is more complicated, having the user go through the list several times to distill down to five, but I didn't think it would be appropriate, helpful, or even possible with LJ's poll technology to try to reproduce that.
Elizabeth Barretteysabetwordsmith on October 13th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Yes...
It drove me nuts too, trying to narrow this down to 5, and I wrote the exercise. Working with a group, I would probably have said "check how many you think apply" and then looked to see which ones got the most votes. But it looks like this approach is working, it's just challenging to figure out which are the most prominent traits.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 13th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: Yes...
I'm thinking that I'll give it a day or so; see if any strong trends pop up. If not, I'll do a run-off.
vonandmoggy on October 13th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Re: Yes...
You're definitely seeing trends...that's really pretty neat. You should be smiling, your friends seem to agree on what a cool person you are! <3