11 March 2010

I am not a number, I am a free man

These are the Big Five: the five dimensions of personality by which many psychs would take your measure:

The rich pattern of life's tapestry
Openness - appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, imagination, curiosity, and variety of experience.

Conscientiousness - a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; planned rather than spontaneous behavior.

Extraversion - energy, positive emotions, surgency, and the tendency to seek stimulation and the company of others.

Agreeableness - a tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others.

Neuroticism - a tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, or vulnerability; sometimes called emotional instability.

You could score a person for each one, on a scale from 0 to 9, and create a five digit number that defines them. Perhaps we could all have our number tattooed on our forehead; or something; and understand each other better. Get back to your oar, 93517, and don't come back until you are more agreeable.

Or turn it into an after-dinner parlour game... who are the following numbers? I should patent the idea.

1 comment:

M4GD said...

Botogol...so you think it was bad timing missing the blogger template? Stop being hard on yourself! Why not think of it as a pat on the back instead for the following reasons: 1) being proactive and going ahead for the change without being prompted, 2) for being original and having your own design, and 3) always a step ahead from any competition!! I’ll drink to that:-)

As for patenting your idea, go for it! It sounds great for an after-dinner parlour game!
The thing is though the human psyche is much more than those five. It is akin to the mysteries of space: difficult to contain and explain - no beginning no end to its span and complexity. Hence, we ought to celebrate its mystery. Nevertheless we got to start from somewhere and you just presented an option!

On another note though, me thinks your creative clever mind is up to something and you will pull a trick off your sleeve e.g. planning a heist?:-) So, tell us where and when? You see the first letters of the traits you mention above stands for ‘Ocean’ So, Botogol are you planning an Ocean 11, 12 or 13? And this post is it an undercover survey to select out of your blog readers the right ones to be part of your heist team based on the codes each of us give you?!!!

Or is it the beginning of a new wave business strategy to beat the fashionable ‘Blue Ocean'?

Disclaimer: this is a light-hearted comment with no intention to offend or imply the existence of a heist:-)