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“Visuwords turns the dictionary into a neural network; it’s the perfect interface for writers, readers, and anyone who’s curious about the English language.
Type your word into the search bar, and watch it pop up in the center of your screen. Shooting off in all directions are other, associated words. Click on those words, and open an entirely new set of words and meanings. The site — which taps into Princeton University’s WordNet database — is the most fun we’ve had with a dictionary since looking up naughty words in grade school.” – – VSL
Angela at Under The Sun, blogged about this neat website called typealyzer, whereby you put in your blog address and the typealyzer reveals your personality. I have three blogs and they revealed three DIFFERENT personality types….does this mean I have multiple-personality disorder?
The analysis indicates that the author of http://www.jhcckkm.wordpress.com is of the type:
ESFP – The Performers
The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation – qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.
I am completely overwhelmed and humbled by the honor Obi-Mom Kanobi has bestowed upon me: The Butterfly Award!! I have never been awarded anything before, so I am in a completely new territory!! Here, by the way, is my magnificent award:
I was asked to award ten other blogs….here they are in no particular order:
1) Lottie at Rambling On
2) Lisa at Snippets and Sagas
3) El Burro at Team Effort
4) Jessica at Trivium Academy
5) Angela at Under the Sun
6) Ruby at Freehold2
7) Joy at FiveJ’s
8 ) Frugal Trenches
9) Ei at Ei’s Eyes
10) Becky at Golden Acorn Homeschool
Finally, here are the rules to accepting/passing along the award:
To accept this award, you are agreeing to:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 blogs that you follow
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message to those nominees on their blog
You may choose not to accept the award without fear of hurting my feelings.
Yeah, sorry about the lame Aerosmith reference. Anyway, Angela at Under the Sun, posted this cool GenderAnalyzer, that “determines” whether the person writing the blog is a female or a male. Of course, you just KNOW I had to do it…..and as it turns out…..apparently I blog like a boy. Hmm…who’da guessed.
Welcome Heidi , here is your handwriting analysis.
Heidi is moderately outgoing. Her emotions are stirred by sympathy and heart rendering stories. In fact, she can be kind, friendly, affectionate and considerate of others. She has the ability to put herself into the other person’s shoes.
Heidi will be somewhat moody, with highs and lows. Sometimes she will be happy, the next day she might be sad. She has the unique ability to get along equally well with what psychology calls introverts and extroverts. This is because she is in between. Psychology calls Heidi an ambivert. She understands the needs of both types. Although they get along, she will not tolerate anyone that is too “far out.” She doesn’t sway too far one way or the other.
When convincing her to buy a product or an idea, a heart rendering story could mean a great deal to her. She puts herself in the same situation as the person in the story, yet she will not buy anything that seems overly impractical or illogical. Heidi is an expressive person. She outwardly shows her emotions. She may even show traces of tears when hearing a sad story.
Heidi is a “middle-of-the-roader,” politically as well as logically. She weighs both sides of an issue, sits on the fence, and then will decide when she finally has to. She basically doesn’t relate to any far out ideas and usually won’t go to the extreme on any issue.
People that write their letters in an average height and average size are moderate in their ability to interact socially. According to the data input, Heidi doesn’t write too large or too small, indicating a balanced ability to be social and interact with others.
Heidi will be candid and direct when expressing her opinion. She will tell them what she thinks if they ask for it, whether they like it or not. So, if they don’t really want her opinion, don’t ask for it!
In reference to Heidi’s mental abilities, she has a very investigating and creating mind. She investigates projects rapidly because she is curious about many things. She gets involved in many projects that seem good at the beginning, but she soon must slow down and look at all the angles. She probably gets too many things going at once. When Heidi slows down, then she becomes more creative than before. Since it takes time to be creative, she must slow down to do it. She then decides what projects she has time to finish. Thus she finishes at a slower pace than when she started the project.
She has the best of two kinds of minds. One is the quick investigating mind. The other is the creative mind. Her mind thinks quick and rapidly in the investigative mode. She can learn quicker, investigate more, and think faster. Heidi can then switch into her low gear. When she is in the slower mode, she can be creative, remember longer and stack facts in a logical manner. She is more logical this way and can climb mental mountains with a much better grip.
Heidi is a practical person whose goals are planned, practical, and down to earth. This is typical of people with normal healthy self-esteem. She needs to visualize the end of a project before she starts. she finds joy in anticipation and planning. Notice that I said she plans everything she is going to do, that doesn’t necessarily mean things go as planned. Heidi basically feels good about herself. She has a positive self-esteem which contributes to her success. She feels she has the ability to achieve anything she sets her mind to. However, she sets her goals using practicality– not too “out of reach”. She has enough self-confidence to leave a bad situation, yet, she will not take great risks, as they relate to her goals. A good esteem is one key to a happy life. Although there is room for improvement in the confidence catagery, her self-perception is better than average.
Heidi has a healthy imagination and displays a fair amount of trust. She lets new people into her circle of friends. She uses her imagination to understand new ideas, things, and people.
What does your writing say about you??
http://www. handwritingwizard. com/analysis. php
I took this cool Art Test and realized almost immediately that in many of the choices presented, I liked two equally. So, I decided to do two tests. I think it is pretty accurate, in that I am a good mixture of BOTH!! 🙂
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…
Extroverted, Progressive, and Intelligent
12 Cubist, -12 Islamic, -12 Ukiyo-e, 2 Impressionist, 8 Abstract and -25 Renaissance!
Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It revolutionized European art and inspired changes in music and literature. The first branch of cubism, known as Analytic Cubism. It was both radical and influential as a short but highly significant art movement between 1908 and 1911 mainly in France. In its second phase, Synthetic Cubism, (using synthetic materials in the art) the movement spread and remained vital until around 1919.
People that chose Cubist paintings as their favorite art form tend to be very individualized people. They are more extroverted and less afraid of speaking their opinions then other people. They tend to be progressive and are very forward thinking. As the cubist painting is like looking into a shattered mirror where you can see different angles of the images, the people that prefer these paintings like looking at all angles of a problem. These people are intelligent and they are the transformers of our generation. They look beyond what is seen into what things could become. They are ready to leave the ideas of the past behind and look at what the future has to offer.
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…
Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.
29 Impressionist, 13 Islamic, 1 Ukiyo-e, -34 Cubist, -33 Abstract and 13 Renaissance!
Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.
People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.