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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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Johnjohnpalmer on October 13th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Okay, I answered the survey, but one thing that's *vitally* important here: if I said something you should acquire or develop, it does *not* mean that I consider it something you're weak at. I could say that I need to develop my math skills - that doesn't mean my math skills are weak; in fact, it means it's an advantage I need to use more.

So, what I listed was stuff that stuck out as "boy, if someone gave me attribute pills, what do *I* think, on a kind of gut level, would I think Janet should take to make Janet Miles more like the Platonic ideal of Janet Miles?"

(Does the idea of attribute pills - take them and increase this attribute - make sense or is it something that only makes sense to me? :-) )