It all began, or maybe I should say was triggered, innocently enough and for an upstanding, admirable reason. (Okay, so I was interested before as well; this particular obsession was triggered, though.) I ran across my old Myers-Briggs profile from when I was 16 and it struck me how accurate it was with a couple of explainable quirks thrown in for good measure - I can't be totally understandable, you know. Then, yes, a brilliant idea hit me. What if I could determine the personality profile of everyone with whom I worked? Not only would I understand them better but I could also communicate with them better and then...take over the world!
There are several attempts that have been made at characterizing personalities. Many are actually the same just using different words. For instance DISC is equivalent to choleric / sanguine / phlegmatic / melancholy is equivalent to the animal one using lion / otter / golden retriever / beaver. There is also the previously alluded to Myers-Briggs which is somewhat based on the same concepts but further characterizes based on how one receives and interprets information. There is also the birth order idea I talked about previously and other ideas floating around. Tonight, however, it suddenly hit me, sorta like a flying cow in a tornado...all of those ideas are over rated and too complicated. I propose a new, simpler, and better characterization...
The Pinky and The Brain test.
Suddenly, I made sense to myself because I realized why I've been so hard to figure out. Pinky and The Brain are polar opposites and I...I am both! So if one is a genius and the other's insane, what does that make me? An insane genius???
(Incidentally, if you watch the opening song carefully, you will notice there is a typo where it says "dinky" rather than "pinky" just before the bar of gold squishes them. At least there is in the second season. I'll have to watch the rest to see if it is there, too. There's also an interesting typo in the Walker, Texas Ranger series opening on some of the episodes as well. My grammar and spelling Nazi side can't help but notice...)
Now, on to some political commentary. After I take over the political system in the US, the following changes will take effect:
1. We will eliminate the electoral college so that every vote counts as an individual.
2. We will eliminate ad campaigns. No billboards, signs, radio, internet, television, etc. commercials. The money saved there will be put to good use rather than wasted on lying ads.
3. There will be debates but any mudslinging results in that candidate being evicted from the debate and not allowed to participate in future debates until they have fulfilled 100 hours of community service.
4. Each candidate will be required to release a record of past voting history if applicable and a statement (in print) of their platform.
5. Once elected, the official can be removed by public vote if they fail to display integrity in fulfilling their promises and maintaining their platform.
Or, we could just promise free ice cream and see who gets the most votes. I'd bet on the ice cream...
And in the veterinary world it feels as if summer has arrived months early even for the deep south. Fleas, ticks, and allergies are in full swing. Business has picked up even though it failed to ever really drop off much this time. I had an awesome surgery day Tuesday where I never even had to talk to anyone all day... Then I wanted to hurt everyone the following day because we weren't as busy but they somehow created chaos. I love being busy especially when things run in a smooth, organized, and efficient manner. Besides, I find that if I am kept busy and not allowed to become bored I create far less mischief and get into far less trouble. I despise it when chaos occurs at all but even more so when there is no reason for it. So tonight, are you pondering what I'm pondering?