Janet over at Fond of Snape posted this quiz this weekend.  If you want to take it, click on over here!

My comments are in red.

You Are a Grace!

mm.grace_.jpg (I wish I looked like Grace! LOL!)

You are a Grace — “I need to understand the world.”   (Very true!)

Graces have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful. (Yep.)

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Be independent, not clingy  (this is absolutely crucial!)
  • * Speak in a straightforward and brief manner  (it does help…)
  • * I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts  (quite a lot of time, actually)
  • * Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable  (true enough)
  • * Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity  (also a kernel of truth here)
  • * If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place   (YES!)
  • * don’t come on like a bulldozer  (that’s just polite, isn’t it?)
  • * Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people’s loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy   (yep, those are some peeve-y things)

What I Like About Being a Grace * standing back and viewing life objectively * coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects * my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure * not being caught up in material possessions and status * being calm in a crisis   (All of this is spot on, except for the calm in a crisis bit.  Oh, and I used to think status was quite a big deal, but not anymore.)

What’s Hard About Being a Grace

  • * being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • * feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • * being pressured to be with people when I don’t want to be
  • * watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

(Yes, these are pretty accurate, except the last one isn’t really.)

Graces as Children Often

  • * spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • * have a few special friends rather than many
  • * are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • * have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • * watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • * assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • * are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • * feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

(OMFG, this is an exact description of my childhood!)

Graces as Parents

  • * are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • * are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • * may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • * may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions

(Since I’m not a parent, I can only guess at the accuracy of these.  I think they’re probably pretty close, just as the rest are.)

I am pretty impressed.  With only two questions, this quiz has pretty much got me pegged.