November 27, 2007

Labels Lie






I am...

...an author.
...a six on the Enneagram.
...Jewish.
...an Ashkenazi Jew.
...accomplished.
...middle-aged.
...very allergic.
...a woman.
...a kapha-pitta.
...creative.
...overweight.
...beautiful.
...fun to be with.
...a spinster.
...phony.
...sexy.
...an enigma.
...an ex-cultist.
...Rubenesque.
...over-educated.
...uninformed.
...ugly.
...half deaf in one ear.
...transparent.
...a daughter.
...half blind in one eye.
...a friend.
...funny.
...a former junk-mail writer.
...a lover.
...dyscalculic (the math equivalent of dyslexic).
...wise.
...lazy.
...honest.
...capable.
...a killjoy.
...an American.
...of Russian-Polish descent.
...a sybarite.
...a masochist.
...whimsical.
...a neurotic with depressive tendencies.
...a "Workie."
...a native New Yorker.
...a Californian by choice.
...moody.
...menopausal.
...a know-it-all.
...young at heart.
...a Certified Facilitator.
...kind.
...abrupt.
...clueless.
...insightful.
...complex.
...artistic.
...frugal.
...scared.
...a spendthrift.
...an actor.
...a singer.
...a comedienne.
...a wannabee.
...a has-been.
...stingy.
...adventurous.
...idealistic.
...a worrier.
...inspirational.
...not working up to potential.
...young.
...dramatic.
...old.
...able-bodied.
...in pain.
...generous.
...grateful.
...always p.o.'ed about something.
...indescribable.
...loud.
...cynical.
...spiritual.
...quiet.
...scattered.
...together.
...nerdy.
...pragmatic.
...cool.
...a cousin.


Is it true?

And you are...?



©2007 by Carol L. Skolnick; all rights reserved.

5 comments:

Marianne said...

I wanna know what a kapha-pitta is.

I have too many labels to list but my label de jour is Clueless! :)

Carol L. Skolnick said...

That's my ayurvedic dosha. (Look it up...it's fun to figure out which one(s) you are.)

Jon Willis said...

Hey Carol - I love this - and I especially love the photo of you with the nose and whiskers - cute and sexy :-)

So here's my list:

I am….

A Capricorn
Almost 36 years old
The Son of John and Brenda
Pathetic
Lazy
Soon-to-be a postman
An ex-coach
A Workie
Lazy (again)
Peaceful
Tired
A man
A Soul-type 5 (see www.newequations.com)
A danger type (from the CTI Leadership program)
A failure
Divorced
About to be divorced again
A loser
A Myers-Briggs “INTP”
6 foot
190lbs
miserable (sometimes)
a masturbator
Sexy
Lovable
Grieving
Having a breakdown (or is it a breakthrough, or neither) :-)
Inconsistent
Skint (in debt)
Homeless
Wasting my life
Losing myself
A lot more peaceful right now that I’ve been for a while!
Very intelligent
Handsome
Maturing
Insecure
Sometimes agoraphobic
Resistant to change
Resistant to The Work
Resistant :-)
In love with Carol :-)
British
Unpredictable
Not a sybarite :-)
Often happier than I think I am
Falling apart / falling together
A brother
Kind
Useless at making money

Carol L. Skolnick said...

You sound just perfect to me, John. (I've often thought of doing postal work - early retirement and good benefits, yowzah! But I'm too lazy. :))

You've reminded me of a few more labels...

*Capricorn also. (With Cancer rising and Leo moon.)
*Teacher-idealist on whatever the heck scale that was...mbti maybe?
*Someone with an IQ of either 122 or 137, depending on when I took the IQ test. (137 was high school; 122 was in early adolescence; when my father asked about the discrepancy, the guidance counselor told him that it's hard to measure the intelligence of 12-year olds because they're thinking about sex instead of focusing on the questions. I am not making this up.)
*In love with Jon :) :) :)
*Some other numerological thing from Dan Millman's book, The Life You Were Born to Live.
*A swimmer.
*A procrastinator.
*Successful.
*A failure.
*A leader.
*A sheeplike follower.
*A rebel.
*All the things Sinatra sings about in the song "That's Life." ("I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king," etc.)

And if I continue in this way, I could be here all day...speaking of procrastination.

pia said...

I love menopause. Love it. It's as if all my hormones converged and decided to quiet down

Problems that once seemed big seem little now--I can still be a drama queen but have learned a lot about the problems I have--and they stopped assuming positions of power in my life most of the time

Love this list--might borrow it sometime soon