Friday, February 15, 2008

Things About Me You Did Not Want To Know

I have been tagged by Paul and Villas Girl to fill out some lists about myself.
I have started the first of several days of leadership type training. This training will occur on at least 4 days spread out across the year and Nebraska.
How do these two have anything to do with each other. Well I'll tell you.
The results of a personality test, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator were given to us last week at our conference. We had taken the test a few weeks earlier. The College Prof who ran the 3 hour session apparently makes his living doing this as he was very good and very entertaining. Many of you have taken this test. Out of the 8 personality types there are 16 possible combinations. I am an ISFP. Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiver
My P or perceiving scores were all max'd out. In explaining us perceiving types as opposed to the opposite type of Judging he said, "A judger will get up in the morning and make a list of priorities and really attempt to complete it before the day is done. A 'P' or perciever will not make a list. He hates lists. If he does make a list, he will lose it. His desk is a mess, his refridgerator is not neat, everything on his desk is in piles and the clothes in his drawers aren't in neat little piles because 'P's like to stir their clothes when looking for something to wear. He's been reading my mail. If you go to this website it explains my type and is really very accurate. That way when you come to Blogstock you won't have any surprises.
Now as for Paul's bucket list, I made one but I lost it. If I remember correctly it involved several changes on the county level that I wanted to help bring about while I'm still in office. (I AM the candidate of change and have learned that I really don't need to be specific to be able to say that.) I'd like to make enough money so that Marilyn wouldn't need to work so long or so hard. She just barely has enough time to clean house, cook, and bring me my iced tea and blanket as it is.
Someday I'd like to build a new house with very specific features. We have made hudreds of lists of ideas we would like to incorporate in this new house but I keep losing the lists.
We do want enough time to be able to sit on the sidelines and watch our grandchildren 'do stuff'. They are all 10 and under so that is coming up.
We would like to be able to travel south for two or three weeks every winter.
I can't remember what else is on my list. The list is on my desk somewhere.
As for Villas Girl's list of quirky thing about me. I drink iced tea constantly. I'm trying to lose weight and have been since birth. I'm on our county board of Supervisors. I sit on 6 other boards. I can't say no apparently but am learning. I sleep with my best friend. (36 plus years of that) I taught my children that there will always be someone stronger, faster, richer, poorer, more talented and better looking but that they should try to be one of the best there is at something. They all have.
I play bad golf very well and sometimes a lot of it. I have done a lot of emcee work on a local level as well as entertaining with a quartet. (my wife and another couple)
Some people ask me if I have a joke for them.
I leave everything that involves a deadline to the last minute especially if it involves speaking in front of a crowd. This isn't entirely true. I have a knack for being able to predict when I will need to say something to a group and probably have rehearsed it in my mind about twenty times. Same thing with the jokes. This leads people to complement me for saying the right thing off the cuff when actually I had thought it thru. I'm not so smart as to be able to come up with stuff on a moments notice.
I've always believed that in business or government that talented, well paid people are the answer. I'd rather give a good employee a raise and cut somewhere else. My phone doesn't ring very much and that is because of the quality of the employees in this county. That may not seem quirky to you but it's surprising the number of people who do.
This is way too long.
One more quirky thing. I don't do meme's so this post is one of a kind.

18 comments:

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ~ I took those Myers Briggs tests about 5 years ago. The funny part was seeing how others scored compared to yours. As for iced tea. I drink hot tea until 11:00 a.m at which time I switch over to iced tea for the rest of the day. I never have sugar in either. My wife on the other had just drinks hot tea all day, but has cream in hers. ~ jb///

Ralph said...

Cliff
When I read this line, "She just barely has enough time to clean house, cook, and bring me my iced tea and blanket as it is." I spewed ice tea on the counter. (Spewed is a polite word for spit). When Marilyn reads this post she is going to hurt you - and not in a good way.
Ralph

bobbie said...

Villas Girl should be very happy when she reads this. They're all pretty nice quirks, too. If Marilyn doesn't mind, I think I might be able to love you.
Since I'm the one who tagged Villas Girl for the meme, I feel a little responsible. When I got tagged myself, I said pretty much what you said - "I don't do mems", but I did it, and guess what - so did you.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Thanks Cliff. I enjoyed your bucket list and meme very much. I promise I will never tag you again.
When are you home that you sit on 6boards? Plus I wish you were my boss.

NOW - Marilyn must be hopelessly in love with you. If my husband (if I were married) asked me to get him a glass of ice tea or a blanket I'd tell him to "get off his lazy ass and get it yourself. And while your up, could you get me another glass of water." I don't get the feeling that Marilyn is waiting on you I think you are waiting on her.
Well thanks again Cliff. I hope you have a good weekend. Lisa

Jerry said...

So the next time my desk is a mess (like it is now), I'll just smile and say, "Cliff would be so proud of me right now."

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

As LZ noted, I've done several of those Myers Briggs Type Indicator Myers Briggs Type Indicator, too. Sometimes they change, but mine were always the same - INTJ. It is interesting to see the results and a valuable team building tool. I'm curious to see what lz bloggers was, aren't you? Oh, and green tea here.

Rhodent said...

I knew I liked you... now I know why!

Jamie Dawn said...

Very humorous & informative post.
I am a list maker and a list follower. I love a list. I shop with a grocery list. I make To Do lists. Lists pretty much run my life.

Janell said...

Good post here, Cliff. I hope you do get to go south every winter. Send us some sunshine when you do.

Gette said...

Maybe if you switched to hot tea you wouldn't need the blanket...

Paul said...

You're a good man, Cliff. Swearing off meme's like that and not making lists.

I make lists just so that when other people see them, they will see how intelligent and organized I am. I don't do anything with them. I just make them. If I happened to do something that's on one of those lists, then I say, "Well, I can check that off the list..." and people will see how accomplished I am, too.

Rachel said...

This was fun reading about all your quirky ways Cliff! :) Sitting on 6 boards. I hope they don't have splinters!

I make lists to remind me to do things. Our trash pick up day is Friday, so every Thursday night I write "Trash Day" on a notepad and lay it on the table so I won't forget. I don't think I would forget but I'm scared I'll forget so I make the note so I don't forget. .....yeah, I'm quirky like that!

Flip Flop Momma said...

I dont so them either, but this was gold, pure gold...

Jim said...

Cliff, I know they are on target with that test! Everything about you in your blog screams, "ISFP. Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiver!"
Way to go, Cliff! We need more people like you!
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Lucy Stern said...

I wonder how I would come out on the test? I will make a list when I have really important things to do, "bank, post office, grocery store, pay electric bill, etc." I don't usually do a list for "around the house" stuff.

Marilyn is very sweet to bring you your tea and blankie. If I were up and in the area, I would get your tea and blankie BUT if I weren't, I would have trained you by now to get it yourself....

I hope your dream for a trip south comes true.

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nora said...

I think I took the Meyers Briggs test, I just can find it in the piles of paper.

LaDawn said...

Cliff - you and I are complete opposites. I'm an ENTJ. Does that mean we wouldn't get along or we would find it difficult to communicate with each other. I don't think so. I think these things need to be treated like the zodiac: fun to do and funny to read but not a lot of use in the real world.