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I'm already thinking about my next fix. [Jun. 3rd, 2005|07:53 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

When I look at the Twin Cities Marathon website, I realize what I've been missing, running the Lakeshore these past couple years. It just looks amazing. Registration's closed already, but the first 100 people to send in a late entry form and $175 can still be in the race on October 2nd. Of that money, the website explains, $75 is the regular entrance fee -- what everyone else paid. The other $100 is for one of the race-sponsored charities and is tax-deductible. I thought about it for a while today, knowing that if I put off my decision, I'd miss the first 100, and finally decided to go for it. I emailed them for the late entry form, and they emailed me back with the form within minutes. I printed it off, wrote a check, and mailed that mofo.

It's hard to pin me down on personality tests, because my nature is to go through a rational, logical, analytic decision process, then let my gut decide in the end. Some would consider me insane for wanting to spend $175 to run this race. I mean, I was going to do a fall marathon anyway, but this one's almost twice the cost of the Chicago Marathon a week later. But a marathon is a gut type of thing, and this one feels like the right thing to do. To hear voolala tell it, the course is really nice, and the crowds are great. And I've never run a big marathon, so maybe this one (10,500 participants) would be a better way to ease into it than the Chicago Marathon (40,000). Besides, I've been wanting to donate more to charity for a while. And to top it off, jwithington's going to be in the Twin Cities that weekend, because -- get this -- he's the best man in a wedding. There could be a pattern developing here. =) Now, I'm still not sure if I'll make that first 100; I think late entry has been open for several days. If I don't get in, they'll send me my check back, and then I'll need to figure out what to do. I'm hopeful, though.

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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-04 02:21 am (UTC)
dude.

did you know i was ENFP?

http://www.typelogic.com/enfp.html

almost totally opposite.

huh.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-04 02:35 am (UTC)
We are pretty different...but maybe less so than you think. I flip-flop between INTJ and INFJ whenever I take the test, which was sort of my point with the stuff about analytical vs. gut decision-making. The test doesn't know what to make of me. And N is by far the strongest of my preferences.

I was INTJ on this one tonight. I got Introverted (with a strength of) 22%, Intuitive 75%, Thinking 12% and Judging 44%.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-04 02:56 am (UTC)
hee. i'm not sure where i put my scores, but i think my N is like 80% as well. if i had time i would take the one you just did, to see.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-04 01:57 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever taken a real, professionally administered personality test. That might be a good thing to do, sometime when I have more disposable income and/or give more of a damn. =)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-04 02:42 am (UTC)
Also, I vote we start referring to you as "CAPTAIN WILDCHILD, Scourge of the Swimming Pool, Tickler par excellence".
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-04 02:57 am (UTC)
i have no idea what the fuck that means whatsoever.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-04 03:17 am (UTC)
I took it from the ENFP article you linked to up there, sillypants.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-04 03:21 am (UTC)
well i sure didnt see it in there. :-P
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From: hiamanda
2005-06-05 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm an ENFP as well. That particular explanation describes me to a tee! :)
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-05 09:32 pm (UTC)
i can see that! i always thought i got along with you.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-05 11:00 pm (UTC)
Wow! You're right, it does!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-04 01:08 pm (UTC)
eeeee! I really hope I get in.
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[User Picture]From: jwithington
2005-06-04 05:57 pm (UTC)
i think it is hilarious how many times you mentined the oranges.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-05 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm stoked about the oranges.
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2005-06-09 04:10 am (UTC)
I have been using "awesome" exclusively in that sense, recently, too.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-04 01:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh, and.

Yay for "slightly expressed"! That always used to bother me about a couple of my own results, but then I decided that it was a good thing to be balanced.
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2005-06-09 04:23 am (UTC)

Re: Oh, and.

I concur. You can easily switch modes as situations demand.
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2005-06-09 04:22 am (UTC)
I'm an IxxP. The very first time I took it, maybe 12 years ago, INFP. Then INTP. Most recently, ISFP.

So.

If you run, I'll do my best to come up.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-06-09 04:59 am (UTC)
What I think is interesting is that people turn up with consistent results like that, even though I don't think the letters are supposed to be independent.* For instance, in your case, I think P is supposed to mean quite different things depending on whether you're T or F. Yet you consistently turn up a P. Why wouldn't it change along with the other?

* I'm not sure, though. The article I was reading about it was hard to understand.
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2005-06-09 11:49 am (UTC)
Well, I guess the inner two letters are supposed to yeild some special insight when taken together, but I've always understood the test to just examine how you approach the world. Since we're always changing, it doesn't surprise me that people, particularly those of us on the cusps for one or more variables, will express different values at different times in our lives (or depending on whether we got cut off on the way home) tipping us into the "opposing" value.

Oh, and: my nature is to go through a rational, logical, analytic decision process, then let my gut decide in the end.

I suspect what I posted most recently to my journal has something to do with this. At least, it does for me—I do the same thing. Sometimes I just skip the rationalizing because I trust that I've trained my emotions to lead me in a resonable direction. Aristotle's "habit."
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