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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

That's Right. "Warrior."

Republicus must refer his readers to the blog of the It Girl-- the girl who's got it-- the Fair Irina (Miss Tsukerman to you, bub), at: (The Ignoble Experiment: Live Dangerously!).

A passionate young woman of unusually-high intelligence and quite serious (and often intensely so), the Fair Irina nevertheless has a playful side and entertains her readers with a cornucopia of light-hearted personality tests and invites anyone to indulge their curiousity.

Republicus took the latest one ( The Medieval Archetype Test) and was surprised at the results (which he is posting here as requested).

Republicus is sure his readers would agree that he is an artistic loverboy, and a magic man of sorts (some of the possible personality profiles), but he --also! heh--fits the profile of...


Warriors, like Kings, are often leaders because they possess the necessary mental abilities to hold such positions. Warriors see something they want and go for it. They don't hold back. They speak their mind. They don't sugarcoat. They don't fear. Like Lovers, they often have bad reps because they are misunderstood. They may come across as harsh, unforgiving, uncaring, or insensitive, but it is only because they are realistic and drive right to the core of the situation rather than beat around the bush.

The Warrior's complement is the thoughtful, artistic Lover

Well, okay. Republicus can live with that. ;)


Blogger Kelly said...

...umm not sure I should tell you what my results were. It starts with an L and ends with and R.

The Lover (or Poet) is a rare type. (S)He has a rather contradictory nature. He is completely unselfish and generally regards others above himself, yet somehow in his effort to please, often ends up doing things that appear completely self-centered. The Lover loves people and strives for acceptance, but at the same time withdraws from the world. Lovers are authors, artists, philosophers, and musicians. They live unorthodox, unconventional, or even chaotic lives. Lovers experience the highest highs and lowest lows.

The Lover's complement is the hardened, unhesitant Warrior.


8:12 AM  
Blogger John said...

Awesome. So, what do you think? Would you say that describes you?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

There are a number of things that strike as 'sooo true'.

unconventional: ya...I wear paperclips for earrings and tennis shoes.

Many of the things I do often look like they are self serving...perhaps they are...but I do them because I want to help someone.

Then we get into the whole idea of helping others for no other reason than to make them happy...but then...that makes me it benefits where's my motivation?

Would I help them if they were my enemy? still the idea...if I help my enemy wouldn't that have the possiblity of turning them into a friend or at least not as much of an enemy. I am rambling...

9:51 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Now there's an idea for a blog entry.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That...btw...was the philosopher in me.

10:03 AM  
Blogger John said...

Paper-clips for earrings...hmmm...

Actually, come to think of it, they are a cool design (much more dynamic than hoops)...

I had a conversation with an agnostic buddy of mine (DB) about that very thing--i.e. how "selfless" can one possibly be if their "selflessness" is to make themselves feel good?

I guess what separates the selfish bastard from the selfish do-gooder is the former's general apathy for other's feelings and needs (his/her own being all that matters) while the latter's empathy causes them to sympathetically feel the others feelings and needs and alleviating any pain would alleviate their own that that they received by some sort of osmosis.

Similarly, by making the other feel better, they then link up with the pleasure or joy and so satisfy their own selfish need to feel pleasure or joy.


...the selfish bastard is the psychopathic loner who is happy or sad unto himself, while the selfish-do-gooder is just a sheep in the collective herd that feels sadness or happiness as reflected--if not dictated-- by others?

Does the "selfish bastard" represent the 'Ugly American," while the selfish do-gooder represents a faceless member of (the "oppressed") "People" of the world?

Is it possible that a selfish do-gooder who strives for authority and leadership is actually a selfish bastard who gets his ego gratification by what he secretly perceives to be control of other people--and supremacy over them-- under the pretense of "helping" them?

Is it possible that a selfish bastard is the true do-gooder when the unapolegitic pursuit of his own self-interest is beneficial to everyone else?

In the timeless myths of humanity, are problems solved by "The Village," or the self-driven individual hero who saves it?

11:19 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That pretty much nails it!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Here lies a possible answer...

If, after we have served/helped another, and there is no reciprocation from that other person...or they go the other direction and mock the help we we continue to serve?

Do we turn the other cheek and offer the shirt off our back?

But...that can be turned around do they really feel about our efforts...does our continued service cause them to feel bad for how they have responded?

Does causing them to feel bad make us selfish?

Of course, that is a matter of personal responsiblity that we are not responsible for how someone else chooses to feel. Nor are they responsible for how we feel.

Does that mean we can treat others however we want? Treat them is their offended or turn the other cheek.

Interesting dichotomy.

11:36 AM  
Blogger John said...

Very interesting.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

"Warriors see something they want and go for it. They don't hold back. They speak their mind. They don't sugarcoat."

This comes out very strongly in your posts.

So, outide of this blog, do you see you as a warrior?

11:56 AM  
Blogger John said...

Hell yeah. I'm Achilles. ;)

12:21 PM  
Blogger amy said...

Yeah, I'm also something starting with L and ending in R.

And no, it's not "Lurker."

9:26 AM  
Blogger John said...

No worries. Achilles can handle a harem.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...


7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heel Achilles.

9:21 PM  
Blogger John said...

Heel" thyself, dog.

That's gotta be the lurking liberal Lee Harvey deciding that we're having too much fun without him and is trying to break up the playful menage and control the situation by implying that he's the master and Achilles is a dog on his leash who must be curbed.

6:46 PM  
Blogger John said...


11:11 PM  
Blogger amy said...

Don't read into it TOO much, now.

9:08 AM  
Blogger amy said...

And btw, did the Skins really score Randel El? Because if so, I am sooooooooo jealous!

9:08 AM  
Blogger John said...

Yes indeed. Snyder opened his checkbook for that one.

And now they're going to have a very productive offense to complement their already superb defense.

Da boyz are back. :)

12:43 PM  

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