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what’s the good word?

I don’t like it when people ask, “what’s the good word?” How am I supposed to answer that? “Gravy”? That’s a good word. I like gravy. How about “stapler”? Staplers are good.

And to that point, I don’t like it when co-workers are walking past me and ask “how’s it going?” and they keep walking. If they really wanted to know how things are currently “going” for me, then they would stop and ask me; not ask me as they walking past me. I think it’s a rude question to ask when you’re walking past someone. The next time someone asks me “how’s it going” when they’re walking past me I’m going to tell them the direction I’m walking, i.e. “south”, “west”, etc. Get it? “How’s it GOING?”. I will tell themt he direction that I am going.

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Matt Maldre
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actually speaking of asking questions to your co-workers. I was thinking about having a question of the day that I would randomly ask people both at work and elsewhere. My workplace can get pretty quiet, and we need more interactoin amoungst each other. So something as simple as a question every day would be good. I’m trying to not make it official, because I’ve found that people react negatively to official things. Like New Toy Friday. It was fun when i would randomly bring in a new toy or activity for work. And then I made it into an official… Read more »

Mark R
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Mark R

INTJ??? Is that an acronym for those personality profile things? I did one of those a while back when I was trying to figure out the best career for me. I forget what my letters were though.

Mark R
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Mark R

And yes I could imagine myself as a bartender.

Matt Maldre
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Oh! remember to record the percentages too. Here’s mine: INTJ 78 75 62 22

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Walt

My wife was pursuing a counseling degree last year, and one of her introductory courses included a textbook on the interpetation of the Myers-Briggs system. She was always trying to figure out what my personality type was. Eventually I took the official test, and learned I am an INFP, though very weak on the I and F areas. What that all means for me I still don’t fully comprehend, nor do I really want to. 🙂 The focus of her degree, by the way, was family therapy, so much of the interpretation of personality types and psychological theories dealt with… Read more »

Tom Saaristo
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I’m totally with you on people asking “how’s it going?” and not stopping. I used to stop and say “hey! where are you going?” Sometimes it would bring people back, sometimes it wouldn’t. If I’m passing someone in the hall I just say “hi” or “good morning” or “good afternoon” [often with no real regard to the actual time of day].

Tom Saaristo
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I’m not even sure I did the test right, but I’m ESFJ

Matt Maldre
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That’s interesting, Tom. I had you in my notes as a ENFJ 33 38 62 11.

Tom Saaristo
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I have the same notes on myself, spud!