Thursday, October 27, 2011

Personality Test 2

These days I have kept myself busy with taking some online personality and career tests. Another test I took some days before had 68 questions and took me approximately 10-15 minutes ( I had to consider one thing, that my responses should reflect “the real me” not the way I want to be. It really helped me with some new ideas and alternatives. Below is the result of the test and my personality type description I really want to share with the readers.

INFJ – Author (My Personality Type)

INFJ's are strongly driven to help others. These are serious students and workers who really want to contribute. They make good therapists, and ministers. 1% of the total population.
The agreeable nature and quiet personality of INFJ's makes them particularly vulnerable to hurt feelings. Distress within close relationships can shatter the INFJ. Like all NFs under stress, INFJ's feel fragmented and lost — as if they are acting out a part rather than simply being themselves. This disassociation can be related to physical symptoms for the INFJ, whether real or imagined. Feeling split off from their physical natures, INFJ's may become virtually immobilized by repressed feelings.

Although INFJ's may feel like remaining still and stationary until the chaos and confusion of a stressful situation dissipates, it would be best for them to actively sort out their needs from others. Being excessively cooperative and agreeable, the INFJ has a tendency to adopt values and beliefs of others as their own. When external conflicts grow, so does the INFJ's sense of personal disharmony. Disassociating themselves from others takes a great deal of effort for the INFJ.

This lists represent careers and jobs people of your type tend to enjoy doing. The job requirements are similar to the personality tendencies of your personality type. It is important to remember that this is not a list of all the jobs possible. And it is very important to remember that people can, and frequently do, fill jobs that are dissimilar to their personality... this happens all the time...and sometimes works out quite well.

career counselor
educational consultant
special education teacher
editor/art director
HRM manager
merchandise planner
environmental lawyer
job analyst
mental health counselor
educational consultant

The result was amazing. It describes the real me as I have realized myself and others have noticed me. One thing else that was really interesting is the list of careers this site has gathered for the people who have this personality type. Currently, I work as an interpreter and translator and there appears this career at the bottom of the list. I have also worked as a teacher and assistant to the managers. These two careers are also there included on the list. This motivates me to improve my skills and work harder to achieve my goals and objectives and become the person I wish to be.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Personality Test

Today, I was searching for some IQ Questions to improve my IQ and I came across a very interesting and useful website ( This website takes personality tests and gives you the result. So I did it and answered to all the 41 questions carefully and honestly because the website itself has mentioned that your answers should be based on what you think of yourself and not what you want others to think of yourself. And here comes the result. Below is the result of my test:'s personality type: "Social Realist"
Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty. Value traditions and security. Interested in serving others. Need positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves. Well-developed sense of space and function.

Careers that could fit include:
Home economics, nursing, teaching, administrators, child care, family practice physician, clergy, office managers, counselors, social workers, bookkeepers, accounting, secretaries, organization leaders, dental assistants, homemakers, radiological technologists, receptionists, religious educators, speech pathologists.

Renowned persons with similar personality types:
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, musician
Danny Glover, actor
Dixie Carter, actress
Jack Benny, comedian and actor
Mary Tyler Moore, actress and comedian
Nancy Kerrigan, olympic figure skater
Sally Field, actress
Steve Spurrier, football player
Terry Bradshaw, football player
William McKinley, American president

It encourages me to further work on my skills and improve them. And I suggest you should also take this simple test and find out what it says regarding your personality.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Better Learning Tips

It has been months I have started reading books and learning something but even after a book is finished, I remember only few points and other articles are forgotten. After noticing that by reading the whole book and only remembering few points, I got discouraged saying “I can’t read. I am not made to reading books” and I read the other books unread.

But the passion for reading books didn’t leave me alone. I was always thinking about improving my reading skills.

One day I found a book by the name of “General Psychology” in Dari. I started reading the book and came across many interesting topics about “Instruction to Better Learning”. I thought this might help me and of course it did. The books says one is learning for passing in the exams and the other is learning for achieving success.

This book mentions some steps to keep in mind while reading.

I have shortly pointed out to the step I have learned from this book for “better learning”.

Step 1: Avoiding distractions: Something that turns your attentions away from something you want to concentrate on. While reading a book and trying to learn something, we have to forget our negative thoughts, our environment, government and other disturbing issues. We should only focus on learning.

Step 2: Appropriate location: Bed is a wrong location for reading and learning. You mean to concentrate on the topic but if you are on bed, sleep occupies your ability to read.

Step 3: Break between reading/learning: Suppose tomorrow is the exam and you can’t learn everything in one night. Daily learning is a good option.

Step 4: Underlining/Hightlighting: By underlining or highlighting the paragraphs and lines and writing them back into your own words describes how well you have learned the topic. If you couldn’t write them into your own words, think that you haven’t learned them. Mark the areas you have difficulties with and ask them from your teacher the next day.

Step 5: Acting like a teacer: Act like a teacher and teach to a student. The best way of learning is teaching. Your student will ask questions you haven’t thought about before. This way most issues will come to the light.

Step 6: Love the topic: In fact, the best way of learning is also loving the topic. If the topic is interesting, you can learn it sooner and better.
Some more steps might also be there to help you with learning.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Strengths or Weaknesses

Yesterday (September 19, 2011) was a great experience for me. Thanks to my friend who took me to his leadership institute. It was my first day as a guest to visit the class and also get familiar with the students and teaching method. I can say it was as I expected because I had heard about it a lot but hadn’t got the change to go and visit it once. After arriving there and meeting the participants of this one-year course, the class began and I was kind of enjoying it.

This day’s discussion was on Strengths and Weaknesses. The slides were printed out based on this topic. The first question was “Is it better to focus on our strengths or weaknesses?” The answers were different. Some said the focus should be on our weaknesses. Some said the focus should be on both. I also believed that we should focus on both our weaknesses and strengths. But, on the contrary, the logic was to focus on our strengths rather than weaknesses because if we don’t focus on our strengths and work on our weaknesses, our strengths will stay on “Good” and it won’t become “Great”. I agreed. I have also faced the same theory in my life. By focusing on some of my weaknesses, I haven’t been able to do more on my strengths and make them “Great”.

I have decided to start this one-year course of leadership in the coming year. It has many positive aspects and it has also encouraged me write the posts on my own words for my blog. I hope I have been able to convey the message in a good manner and the reads get something out of it.

What is your answer to the question “Is it better to focus on our strengths or weaknesses?”

Looking forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Longest words in English

1. The longest word in standard English dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis at 45 letters long.
2. The longest English word that does not contain the letter 'e' is floccinaucinihilipilification at 29 letters.
3. Cabbaged and fabaceae, each 8 letters long, are the longest words that can be played on a musical instrument.
4. Aegilops, 8 letters long, is the longest word with its letters arranged in alphabetical order.
5. Spoonfed, 9 letters long, is the longest word with its letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order.
6. CIMICIC and CIMICID, each 7 letters long, are the longest words that are exclusively made up of Roman numerals when written in upper case. Among words consisting of only Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2,012).
7. Overnumerousnesses, 18 letters long, is the longest word that consists of only letters that lack ascenders, descenders and dots in lower case.
8. Lighttight and hillypilly, each 10 letters long, are the longest words consisting only of letters with ascenders, descenders and dots in lower case.
9. Tittifill, 9 letters long, is the longest word consisting only of letters with ascenders or dots in lower case.
10. Honorificabilitudinitatibus, 27 letters long, is the longest word consisting strictly of alternating consonants and vowels.
11. Dermatoglyphics, misconjugatedly and uncopyrightable , each 15 letters long, are the longest words in which no letter appears more than once.
12. Unprosperousness, 16 letters long, is the longest word in which each letter occurs at least twice.
13. Esophagographers, 16 letter long, is the longest word in which each of its letters occurs twice.
14. Discrete - discreet is the longest homophonic anagram (2 similarly pronounced words that are spelled differently but sound the same and are composed of the same letters).
15. Redivider is the longest common palindromic word ( a word reading the same backwards and forwards).
16. The longest words that are reverse images of each other are stressed and desserts .

A Simple Friend And A Real Friend

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself and doesn’t even feel the least bit weird shutting your ‘Pepsi drawer’ with his foot!

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend’s shoulder is soggy from your tears.

A simple friend brings something to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after they’ve gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it!

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend calls you after you had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Give Appreciation Where It Is Due.

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?"
The youth answered "none".

The director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"
The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, "Where did your mother work?"
The youth answered, "My mother worked as laundry woman.
The director requested the youth to show his hands.
The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, "Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?"

The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.廿br>
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands.
His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the young man.

The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother痴 hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, "I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

The Director asked, "Please tell me your feelings."

The youth said:

1. I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not have been the successful me today.

2. By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

3. I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationships.

The director said, "This is what I am looking for to be my manager.
I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

Love, Wealth Or Success?

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?", they asked. "No", she replied. "He’s out."

"Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!" The woman went out and invited the men in."

"We do not go into a House together," they replied. "Why is that?" she asked.

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don’t we invite Success?"

Their daughter was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter’s advice," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest."

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?"

The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!!! !"

What is courage?

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
- E.E. Cummings

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
- Winston Churchill

“Courage is grace under pressure.”
- Ernest Hemingway

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
- John Wayne

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
- Mark Twain

“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
- Ambrose Redmoon

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
- Bruce Lee

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
- John Wooden

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”
- Mary Anne Radmacher

“Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.”
- Confucius

Remember! “To be shy is to deprive people of getting to know you.” Courage leads you to success. You should try to maximize your courage. There are many circumstances in life where we need courage to improve, to succeed and to achieve our goals and objectives. My advice for you is never feel shy and have the courage to describe whatever is in your heart because “a delay is the main enemy of our productivity.” Best of luck!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

What is in a cigarette?

Today, I got an idea to write a few tips about Cigarettes and how to quite them, the bad effects and some more information as bellow: (Even though these are health related tips but I am sure it will help some joveniles.)

What is in a cigarette?
Cigarettes contain lots of different chemicals. Check out what is in a cigarette and look at what else it is used for. See if you can guess them all.
1. Ammonia - Used in cleaning products, hair dyes and bleach.
2. Butane - The gas used in lighters and gas fires.
3. Methane - Often comes from cows and generally found in sewer gas.
4. Radon and Polonium - Radon is a radioactive gas; Polonium is known better as fallout from nuclear bombs.
5. Hydrogen cyanide - The poison used in gas chambers.
6. Tar - This is what they use for road surfaces.
7. Cadmium - Used in rechargeable batteries.
8. Formaldehyde - Used for embalming dead bodies.
9. Methanol - Otherwise known as rocket fuel.
10. Acetone - Used in paint thinner and nail varnish remover.
11. Benzene - The gas in Petrol fumes.
12. Stearic Acid - An ingredient in candle wax.
13. Copper - Yes the metal! Found in all the wires and cables in your house.
14. DDT - An insecticide that was banned in 1972 due to cancer fears.
15. Carbon monoxide - The gas that comes out of car exhausts.
16. Bonus points as it's not on the picture - Nicotine.

More facts about cigarettes:
Nicotine is the drug in cigarettes that gets you hooked . Tar is the chemical that gets into your lungs. The carbon monoxide reduces how much oxygen you carry to your body.

The bad effects
There is not a lack of bad effects for us to tell you about when it comes to smoking. In fact, there are so many we can split them into short and long term effects:

Short term effects
• Bad skin. You might not see it but others do, your skin can look aged and pale.
• Yellow round your nails.
• Bad breath. It smells bad, it really does! Smelly clothes and hair. The smell of smoke lingers. Even if you carry gum, getting that smell off your body is not easy.
• Poor physical performance. Even if you are good at sports and a smoker, you will do much better without the cigarettes because your lungs will work better. That is true on the athletic field, in the pool and with any other physical activity.
• Being ill more frequently. You are more likely to get coughs, colds and chest infections. If you have asthma, you are more likely to get an attack.

Long term effects:
• Heart disease
• Stroke
• Cancer
• Thin bones
• Stomach ulcers
• Impotence (not being able to get it up/get an erection)
• Lung disease
• Blood clots

There is more and this might seem far off but it happens, if you are worried about how smoking affects your looks click here to read an article on the nhs website.
What's good about being a quitter?
Everything is good about deciding to stop smoking! It is not easy to give up smoking though but the benefits far out way the little struggle you will have to give up because:
• You will reduce the risk of all those long term problems
• Your skin, teeth and breath will all improve
• You will have more money, smoking is very expensive
• You will stop harming other people with your smoking through passive smoking
• You will have taken back control!

Passive smoking:
The smoke that comes off the tip of your cigarette and the stuff which comes out of your mouth hangs around in the air. As you know, cigarettes and smoke contain harmful chemicals. If someone else breaths in your smoke it damages their health too in the same way that it damages yours.

Giving up tips
Thinking about quitting smoking is a big step, you are already on your way to giving up just by thinking about it. Here are some useful tips to help you on your giving up smoking journey:

Put it in writing:
Make a list of why you want to stop smoking. Some reasons might be:
• To save money
• Become healthier
• Smell better
Keeping the list with you and adding to it might make you more motivated to continue.

Get support
Lots of studies have shown that people are more successful at stopping with some help from friends, family and professionals. Come in to CHYPS Plus, visit your GP, or you can ring this support help number 0800 169 0169 (National giving up smoking line).This helps keep up the momentum and means if you have a weak moment, people will be there to help you to get back on track. If you have support, you are twice as likely to be successful!

Set a quit date
This is a good way of working up to stopping. It is a dividing line between the old you and the new you and you can celebrate your giving up smoking day!
Throw away all your cigarettes
If you haven't got any cigarettes, it is more difficult to be tempted.
Wash your clothes
Getting rid of the smell reduces the craving

Avoid triggers
This one is difficult but if you know certain situations make you reach for a cigarette, try and avoid them or reach for something else like gum. Some triggers might include; smoking after eating, smoking when you drink alcohol, smoking with your friends.

Expect some physical symptoms
If you smoke regularly, stopping might make you feel irritable, grumpy, a bit hungry and could give you headaches. These are all withdrawal symptoms.
These symptoms are only temporary and will soon disappear, the worst of it lasts about 2 days.

Use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
This is a way of getting nicotine into your bloodstream without smoking. It can help reduce the cravings that you get without giving you all the dangerous chemicals that cause cancer. It is less likely to get you hooked. NRT is not a magic cure but adults who use it properly, double their chance of quitting. There are lots of things to try such as: gums/ patches/ lozenges/ inhalators. You need to come in and talk to us or your GP so we can work out what is best for you.

Don't give up if you slip up
Lots of people can have a slip up when they are trying to give up smoking. The important thing is not to give up!
Smoking one cigarette does not mean you are a heavy smoker again. Think of why it happened and try and avoid the situation again.

Reward yourself
It's not easy to give up so treat yourself if you are doing well.

You will still crave cigarettes for a while but be prepared. Think about putting something else in your mouth for example: gum, sunflower seeds or carrots.
Learn to relax

Try this:
• Take 10 slow, deep breaths and hold the last one
• Then breathe out slowly
• Relax all of your muscles
• Imagine a calm, peaceful place
• Just get away from it all for a moment. Think only about that soothing place.

If you want a cigarette, change what you are doing: leave the room or go outside. Just do something because that can relieve some of the tension.

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