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Old 01-10-2018, 07:11 AM
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flops, it's refreshing when you breeze into the forum in your life-of-the-party sanguine way and start interesting, humorous threads. You actually get some of the vast silent majority here to write something and engage. We are mostly melancholy temperaments here. All the musicians, mathematicians/scholars are a dead giveaway. While we are filtering boards and striving to reach our goals, you are playing every game and having fun.
So as Brisul says, a tip of the hat to you. (I fluked out and pronounced Brisul in my head the right way when I read it.)
In case you're wondering what I'm talking about here's a chart of the 4 basic temperaments.
OK, I have to go now since I'm striving to give you more challenges to find my word records.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:06 AM
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I will claim 8/10 of the strengths for the Extrovert/Sanguine temperament, but only 5/11 of the weaknesses! Whilst it has been said that if I were any more laid back, I would be dead, I once did one of those test thingies (when they were all the rage in the 90's and the boss made me) which came up as INTJ...(if you google it and do the test, you might find the description of your personality a bit too accurate...). In terms of the jobs bit listed in the middle of your pie, I have acted (as an amateur), spoken (publicly, glad there are podiums to hide my shaking knees!), salesperson, I paint, draw and sculpt, play several different instruments (some of them well) invent stuff (because necessity is the mother of invention and I am the mother of four children), have been a mascot costume designer, a bookkeeper, and now I teach...
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:14 AM
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I specialise in working with people on the spectrum, have at least one parent who is borderline there, a daughter also on the periphery, and nephew, several ex's and a current significant other, who also are just bobbling around the edges of the spectrum...if you ever saw me hanging out the laundry you would wonder about me (I hang out small to large, in colour groupings, and match peg colours). It's going to be a lovely day for drying today (35 degrees), which means I must play 3 games, and hang a load, then reward myself with another 3 (and when I say 3, I probably mean 5 or 6 after which I will stop, unless the "final" game grants me a record, in which case I will play anothery!)
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:25 AM
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You've certainly tried on many hats. Your present career sounds rewarding, challenging and helpful.
I suspected your secondary temperament is melancholy or it would be highly unlikely you would be interested in word games. You confirmed it by how you hang your laundry, play instruments, are creative and inventive. Most actors, singers and composers are melancholies as well.
The way it was taught to me was we each have a primary and secondary temperament. I'm about 80% melancholy, 20% sanguine. I like being with people but don't want it all the time. I've always thought musicians (including myself) are such melancholies because who else would be crazy enough to practice, practice, practice until it's perfect.

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Old 01-10-2018, 08:33 AM
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I wish my neighbours son was a little less, melancholy then, or at least I wish he would stick to the flute and picolo, because his sax and clarinet practice, practice, practice in close proximity to the my washing line is driving me crazy!
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:43 AM
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I feel for ya. A neighbor kid played drums in his dad's garage (he was banished from the house). All the houses around got to hear him practice too. Then my son took sax in school band and after that became enamored with drumming (he was very good and had a knack for it). He did it in his room with the door closed but it was the nevertheless deafening. I could only take it for about 1/2 hour and had to shut him down or leave the house.
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I started playing the flute at age 10, majored in music in college, and played in a community orchestra for over 20 years until I hurt my wrist and it became too painful to play. The "bionic" part started after I had a neurostimulator implanted about 15 years ago to control chronic pain. I guess "pain" is sort of a theme of my life. But it's not too painful for me to hang around and play Wordtwist. I'm enjoying this thread!
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:11 PM
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thanks for sharing! (sorry about the pain tho). I wonder about some of our fellow players, and their names...like ummm.....hang about, I'll play a little and work it out...
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:48 PM
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BalamAgab for instance
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:31 PM
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mybookcat...hmmm...
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