Saturday 9: Melancholy Man


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Saturday 9: Melancholy Man

1. Are you more melancholy on occasion?
By nature, I am phlegmatic. But there are occasions when I get melancholic, so I guess I am what’s called the phleg-mel by someΒ  psychologists who adhere to the four elements concept of a human personality.

2. What did you think you looked like when you were a teenager?
A skinny, painfully shy, akward, and timid teenager. The image of a mouse comes to my mind, harharhar.

3. Whose advice are you least likely to listen to?
My parents, husband, and friends. In no particular order πŸ™‚

4. Tell us about a job that you liked when you were younger.
I thought working in a bank was cool – the women wear make up and nice clothes and look really pretty. I may have liked looking at bank tellers but it didn’t cross my mind to be one of them.

5. Would you lie to someone if you knew the truth would end your friendship or relationship?
This is really difficult – one has to weigh whether the means justify the end. If it’s for the good of the greater many, then go ahead and tell the truth.

6. What do you have little or no patience for?
I have no patience for people who are narrow-minded and think they are God’s gift to mankind.

7. What is there never enough hours in the day to do?
Blogging and crafting. I have someone come over to my house recently – my landlord’s relative – who wanted her bridal shower invitations conceptualized.Β  I suggested the colour combinations as well as the fonts and texts to be used while she dug out her photo albums to look for matching pictures. We worked many afternoons together and came up with something that speaks about her (the bride) and her personality – and one that the bride is happy about. It’s a great feeling to be able to see the end product and I hope there’ll be more to come.

8. What is the most productive thing that you accomplished in October?
The invitations mentioned above. I didn’t know I had this creative thing for paper crafts stuff in me πŸ™‚

9. What have you always wanted to learn but haven’t yet?
Driving! As much as I want to learn, I do not have the nerves of steel to drive in the chaotic streets of Phnom Penh. Oohh, not yet.

6 thoughts on “Saturday 9: Melancholy Man

    1. My psychology teacher in uni told us this concept was an old-fashioned one and that there are now so many schools of thought pertaining to personalities. Let me know which type are you πŸ˜€

    1. Good luck on your crafting! I am enjoying a lot of spare time eversince I became a stay-at-home-wife. Still working on the baby front πŸ˜€

  1. I think I’m a mix of choleric and melancholic, but I usually take the Myers-Briggs which alternates between an INFJ, INTF or sometimes even an INSJ if memory serves correctly.

    1. Hi Mouse – thanks for getting back. If I am not mistaken, I also took the MBTI test and results showed that I had INFP. Hahah, so many types,Β  yes? But quite interesting actually.

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