In my classes at the university, I took the following personality assessment today. It is pretty accurate. I've highlighted some of the things that stand out.
According to the assessment, I am a "Guardian." But if you were to listen to the naysayers, I'm a "cointelpro" agent. I've never heard anything so absurd in my entire life.
Those of you who really think this know who you are, I don't need to name names. The paranoia factor represented here is beyond reason. There are people who are on drugs, and there are people who need to be.
Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.
Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.
Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.
Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs everyone else takes for granted.
Guardians at Work
As a Guardian, you enjoy working as a valued member of a team, whether you are leading it or following a credible leader. You like to work with people who carry their weight. You appreciate having clear-cut responsibilities and being recognized for your dedication and achievements. Your natural traits are those that employers have traditionally valued - and that successful companies still respect. You are responsible and loyal to an organization once you've signed on.
In any environment, including your work place, you are usually focused on making people happy and facilitating harmonious relationships. You often lend "aid and comfort" by drawing on a combination of tradition, past experience, and the direction of established authority. In your ideal job, people would give of themselves and work toward the good of the group.
Recruiting for the militias has been a thankless job. No one else has the capability to do what I've done, but some of them seem intent on bringing it to an end. They may have just succeeded because I am through with their bullshit. It seems that the ones making a difference are usually the ones the others crucify out of jealousy. That said, I hope everybody realizes what they have just done. Because of all of their gossip and lunacy, the militia membership in this country just came to a screeching halt. I'll be better off looking out for #1 from this day on.
Be careful who you call friend. The ones I've learned who will betray you first are the ones who call you "brother."