Who are you, really?

By the dawn’s early light, and much of the time before, I am hearing lots of rockets exploding. It’s Thursday, June 29 (10:31 p.m., if you must know the exact time). Americans all over the fruited plains are celebrating their heritage, their birthrights as the sole harbingers of all that is right and good with the universe.
Fireworks go pop, bang, boom and explode. OOO. AHH.
Yep, I am a red-blooded American. I know that because I know myself like the back of my hairy, scarred-up, freckled, lily-white hand (the right one, of course — nothing ‘left? about me).
So, I’m revelling in my righteous-American way, knowing myself and the goodness of my kind. And then, just like what usually happens when I get too comfortable in my wonderfulness, I get a curveball thrown at me. Sometimes I duck out of the way. Sometimes I get beaned in the noggin. In either case, I wake up and, well, things ain’t quite so cut and dry.
You think you know yourself, America?
Dear Wife Jennie clued me in on some mighty cool on-line personality tests/quizzes, which I will share with you and dare you to take. (Is that an ‘ooooo? I hear out there in the distance, softly behind the fireworks whizzing and exploding?)
I took the Jung Typology Test of about 70 questions and found out I am an ESTJ. I have never known myself to be an ESTJ, but after reading what it meant, it seemed pretty clear I was/am an ESTJ. What’s an ESTJ?
Judging individual.
What that really means is: I don’t like change. I ain’t too emotional and I am a royal pain in the butt to work for.
I know this because I read Mr. J. Butt’s interpretation of all ESTJ’s. Writes Butt, ‘ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce ‘the rules,? often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority.?
Which really means, I am a sheep. I get led by others? rules, rather than dance to my own melancholic beat.
Further analysis, but not by Butt, reveals, ‘The ESTJ needs to watch out for the tendency to be too rigid, and to become overly detail-oriented. Since they put a lot of weight in their own beliefs, it’s important that they remember to value other people’s input and opinions. If they neglect their Feeling side, they may have a problem with fulfilling others? needs for intimacy, and may unknowingly hurt people’s feelings by applying logic and reason to situations which demand more emotional sensitivity.?
I guess I am a cold SOB, too. (Okay all you fuss-buckets, relax. I am the son of a brother, Dad’s was Terrence.)
It’s not all bad, Butt adds, ‘The ESTJ is outspoken, a person of principles, which are readily expressed. The ESTJ is not afraid to stand up for what he or she believes is right even in the face of overwhelming odds. ESTJs are able to make the tough calls.?
It was very interesting and some, if not all, was pretty much on base. Check out this website and take your own test: www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
Then if you want to have fun go to www.quizgalaxy.com. From there you can find out, what your obit will say, whose ghost will come back to haunt you, how you will be defined in the dictionary, and other useless and fun stuff.
Be bold America find out who you really are!

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