Life with Jody--former Soldier (medically retired), writer (in training), and lots more
|TOTALLY forgot yesterday, as a part of my "Newbie Merit Badge Project" to earn a Virgo merit badge, I'm supposed to write about Virgo personality traits and behaviors in my blog. Conveniently for me, my best friend in the world (and since I was 2) is a Virgo, so lets compare, shall we?
First off, I found that which traits you find for a Virgo depends on which site you look at. So, I found a site with a long list, giving (in my opinion) the best chance for a complete/accurate list. Sort of like the more bullets you shoot, the more likely you are to hit the target.
I got my list from this site: http://www.compatible-astrology.com/virgo-traits.html
We'll use black and maroon (okay, they're red) checks to mark. Black is for my BFF (note the B's for memory). Maroon (red) is for Me (not the M's). I'm feeling fauxly scientific, how about you?
The date range is August 23 - September 22 and her birthday is September 12, so she's not "on the cusp" which could allegedly alter the results. Fyi, I'm an Aquarius, but semi-on the cusp with Pisces as my birthday is February 17.
Down to earth
Over analyzing things
Uncreative / unimaginative
Inflexible (How is it that she's supposed to be both flexible and inflexible?)
Can seem cold (aloof or unemotional)
Can seem indecisive (due to heavy analysis)
Tendency to procrastinate (because they always set the bar so high for themselves)
Flighty (Not sure how you can be flightly AND dependable, but whatever.)
Pessimistic (tend to dwell on errors and imperfections) (My own errors and imperfections.)
If I counted right...
Positive Trait Totals: (my BFF) 15/20 (me) 9/20
Negative Trait Totals: 1/18 9/18
Hmmm...not sure I like how those negatives added up...in my defense, I'm a very different person since deployment and not necessarily all in good ways. For example, I used to be much more dependable and less flighty before Iraq.
So, still not sure I believe this stuff works. Perhaps I just see only the good in my BFF. (Finding 15 positives and only 1 negative could support that hypothesis. lol) Perhaps we'll have the opportunity to do this with another zodiac sign. I'm trying to earn all 12 badges. In any event, I'm glad I picked a long list. One list I looked at had almost no traits of hers. Much like in reality, I know how to make bullets hit targets. lol (In the Army, I pretty much always shoot expert on the first try. Fyi, and I'm a girl! )
"Buying badges"--That's what I call it when you can donate a certain amount of gift points and you receive a badge automatically. In theory, I think this is wrong. In fact, the first time I saw this, I swore I would never do that. However, over time (3 weeks lol), I've found that in reality I'm not as against "buying badges" as I am in theory. Weird how that works when you get badge-greedy. Hahaha So, I just asked if I could get 7 badges for a donation of 400k GPs. BAD JODY! If I had a rolled up newspaper right now... In my defense, I'm legitimately working on a badge right now--note the top of this post.
I wrote most of this post yesterday because I had a busy day today culminating in a friend coming this evening to visit for several days. I thought I'd get a jump on the post. Well, I'm glad I did because today was a bad day. Not that things happened like I got a ticket for jay walking (I know folks who've had that happen) and the dryer shrunk my favorite sweater, but my minor traumatic brain injury and my post traumatic stress disorder were a real problem.
I ended up having a panic attack in my VA arts and crafts group because I couldn't understand how to sew together my journal we were making from scratch. It was a simple task, but sometimes simple isn't simple for me anymore. I was already upset when the lady helping told me to calm down. Oh. Gee. There's an idea I didn't think of. Then because I couldn't calm down when she told me to, I got more wound up and things got even worse.
In her defense, she didn't say it mean or mean anything bad by it. But something I was told a long time ago, when someone is upset, don't tel them to calm down. It only makes things worse. Turns out they're right.
Now I'm exhausted and just want to sleep (things dragged out and I ended up getting upset several more times after that because once I slip, it's nothing to slide down farther). But my friend is coming, so I have to be okay. We'll see how this goes... On the good side, she's a real sweetheart. I'm glad she's my friend!