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If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
I would eliminate a lot of prejudices which exist. Once created, such things tend to stay around for a very long time... and if they'd never been created at all, they wouldn't be a problem.

What makes a person respectable?
I think the most respectable people are those who stick by their "guns", so to speak - the people who strongly believe in their ethics and don't sway. That said, I don't mean people who blindly follow something and are steadfast. I don't think it's respectable to be uninformed, I think it's respectable to make your own choices based on knowledge - you have to be able to defend it, right?
I also think people who give up their time for others, who sacrifice for other people - those people are very respectable. Putting others before yourself is really hard to do sometimes, and I really respect those who do it all the time.

What do you look for in a friend?
I look for honesty, intellect, compatability, creativity. I think communication is very important in any human relationship, so I don't tend to become good friends with people who refuse to communicate. I also have a very low tolerance for what I consider to be stupidity; people who blithely ignore facts or go out of their way to fly in the face of fact bother me. I usually look for people who are friendly and open, who put themselves forward well and don't hesitate to be "smart" in public. I also tend to look for people who enjoy service and spontaneous creative entertainment that doesn't require money.

What are your hobbies?
I love to read, my books are all over the place. I adore music and spend a lot of time listening to it, going to shows, talking it over with people... I love horses, so horseback riding is one of my favourite things to do. I like to knit, drink tea and watch old movies. I love baking, even more I love giving what I bake away. I also like hairstyling! Cut, colour, synthetics - it's all good fun, for me.

Have or would you give time and money to a charity?
Absolutely. After I graduate from university, I'm applying for AmeriCorps. ♥
I think charities are important. Of course, you have to be careful and look into them to decide where it's best to spend your time, but... it's important to help other people.

What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?
I would like to have a hand in making poverty history. Humanitarian troubles really touch me, and I feel a certain need to help people in any way I can. I would like to go to law school and work in human rights.

Who is your role model?
What a tough question! I guess my role model would have to be a person who, as Gandhi puts it, is the change they wish to see in the world. I don't really look up to any one particular person, but rather kind of a hodgepodge. I admire Mother Theresa for everything she did; I admire Isaac Newton for challenging preexisting thought and THEN when he came up with something, not immediately running for the glory; I admire my mother for everything she has done and continues to do for our family.

What trait most annoys you about other people?
I really, really, really hate people who don't know much and don't care to. I would think everyone would want to be educated and well-rounded, but apparently they don't. I'm also easily annoyed by people who lack manners, boys who aren't at least a little chivalric, girls who think they're God's gift to men and very loud children.

What do you want to do for a living?
I want to spend my life working in humanitarian aid. The current plan is finish undergrad, take time off and volunteer/pay off my loans, then head to law school. After law school, I'd like to find a good group/firm/organization and spend all my efforts working in the human rights area.

If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?
First: Freak out. Second: Try to be rational and figure out the best course of action. Third: Carry out said course of action efficiently!

Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?
Yes, I would. I wouldn't like to, and it would have to be as a last resort, but sometimes the end justifies the means.

What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?
I'm rather well-rounded and read; I'm a good listener; I am very efficient worker and don't shirk my duties; I am very loving and don't hesitate to help people; I try to make every day worthwhile

What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?
I can be really elitist sometimes; I sometimes come off as aloof, cold or snobbish; I have a horrible habit of judging people based on their taste in music; I tend to think smarter people are better even though that isn't always the case; I sometimes have a very short temper when "dealing/putting up" with people.

Define in your own words the following key traits -
Courage: The ability to face adversity/danger/difficulty... not without fear, because I think everyone experiences fear, but more... the ability to face one's fear and not be overcome.
Loyalty: The quality of faithfulness; whether it be to a person, a cause, a religion, a group, whatever. Loyalty is unswerving faithfulness.
Intelligence: Well, to be cheeky - information. ;)
Okay, seriously - intelligence is the ability to learn/deal with new things, the ability to use reason and think abstractly; the ability to use knowledge to get through situations.
Ambition: The desire for personal advancement, whether that's for fame, power, fortune, whatever. I think ambitious people have a desire for challenge as well.

Name: Katherine
Age: 20

What house do you think DOESN'T fit you?
I don't have an objection to any of them!

Where did you find out about us?
I followed jeudijoli's info to a hogsmeade comm and then to here!
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