Liz (sadisticsquirrl) wrote in platform_934,

Please Sort Me

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

If I could change one thing about the world, I would probably remove all of the “stupid” people. I guess I should clarify what I mean by stupid. I do not mean people who have learning disabilities. By stupid, I mean people who have absolutely no common sense and/or don’t think at all. “Stupid” people drive me insane, and if I got rid of them I wouldn’t have to deal with them anymore.

An example of stupidity I’d rather not have to deal with would be what happened while idiots were clearing the lot next door. They are imbeciles. The waterlines and phone line to my house were clearly marked with bright orange spray-paint. Yesterday, the idiots ignored the spray-paint and dug around and busted the waterline to my house. They claim that they didn’t notice the water leaking. This is impossible since the dirt they were digging in became mud. When my dad went to yell at them, they said that they didn’t know the line was there. To make matters worse, today they broke the phone line to my house. I went out to check the mail this morning and one of the workers stops me and asks if my phone is working because they think they broke a phone line. I go in and check. Nope! It’s completely dead. The line is completely snapped and torn out of the ground. How can they not see the bright orange spray-paint?!? They have to be stupid to miss it. If I got rid of people like those mentioned, the world would be so much better.

Another type of “stupid” people I’d like to get rid of would be the type of people who don’t think at all. An example of what I mean would be idiots who form a community on LJ, have it not grow at all, hand it over to another user who does marvelous work with it and increases membership a lot, and then ask for it back because it is active now. That is asinine. I can’t believe there are actually people stupid enough to think that they should get the community back because they “created” it, even though they did none of the work that made it grow. Those people can’t be thinking logically at all. They should be killed off.

And the last type of “stupid” person I would like to get rid of would be idiots who ask for help and then tell you that you are wrong. What the heck?!? If you didn’t need my help, why did you ask for it? An example of such a person would be a girl who asked my friend to beta a fanfic for her. My friend made a few grammar suggestions and the girl tells her they are bad suggestions. My friend then showed me the suggestions she had made. They made perfect sense to me. It really annoyed my friend that she was asked for help and then told her help was “bad”. People who don’t know what the meaning of asking for help is are “stupid” in my opinion. Thus, I would also rid the world of their kind.

Okay, I think I may have gotten a little off topic here, but I wanted to explain the type of people that I would rid the world of. But, if I could change anything about the world, it truly would be to rid the world of “stupid”/idiotic people.

What makes a person respectable?

I believe that a person must earn one’s respect. They are only respectable if they respect me first. If they fail to respect me, than I will never respect them. There is no second chance with me, I base everything on the first impression and the first impression alone.

Some people may say that figures of authority deserve respect. I disagree with this. Just because someone is in a position of authority, it does not mean that they are worthy of receiving respect. For example, Hitler was in an authoritative position. Yes, some people did respect him, but I sure wouldn’t have. His actions cause me to be unable to respect him, I don’t care how big of an “authority” he was.

Others might say that people who have accomplished great goals or have achieved high things are respectable. I disagree with this as well. Just because someone has made accomplishments and achievements, it does not mean that they are worthy of respect.

So, as I stated previously, for me personally, a person is respectable when, and only when, they can show that they are worthy of respect through their actions and interactions with other people. If it is someone who I has personal contact with, they must first respect me before I will even consider respecting them.

What do you look for in a friend?

This is actually a hard question for me, as I only have a few close friends and each is very different in their own way, but you asked so I shall try to give an educated answer to it.

I guess that I tend to look for someone who’ll stand behind me through thick and thin. If they are not willing to stand behind me, then I cannot consider them a friend. As well, they need to think like I do. By think like I do, I mean that they need to agree with me on things such as morals and standards. I don’t need someone standing there telling me that making fun of so-and-so is “mean”. If I make fun of someone, they deserve it and my friends need to be able to see and agree with that. As well, I look for people who will not stand in the way of my goals, desires, and dreams. I am an individual and I don’t want anything or anyone to stop me from doing what I wish to do. Thus, I need friends who understand this and will not hinder me in my walk down the path.

Summing what I said above up, I guess that what I look for in a friend is someone who’ll stand behind me, yet not hinder me and someone who believes in a similar set of values/morals as I do.

As well, I’ll take a few friends (though not many) that I don’t care about at all, if they prove to be a resource for me. I mean if by being friends with them I can gain personal recognition or gain, I’ll be friends with them whether I really like them or not. After I have sucked all I need from them, I’ll toss them away. I try to limit this type of friend though, as I don’t want too many people to start hanging around me, it’d cramp my style.

What are your hobbies?

Well, as I am currently a college student a lot of the hobbies I used to have no longer exist for me. I have very few current hobbies. I’m not even sure the few things I do outside of class are even considered hobbies, but I shall list them nonetheless. When I am not in class or doing homework, I am either out running, playing a game of chess, at brain bowl practice, playing Pits of Angband (it’s a MUD – Multi-User Dungeon), or playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). I also enjoy reading science-fiction and fantasy books.

I was on the cross-country team when I was in high school, but I decided not to do it in college. I still love to run though, and will do so any chance I get. Running helps me to relax after a stressful test. Even on days I am not stressed, running just helps me to feel refreshed and anew. If I become angry at someone, I’ll first bitch out that person and then I’ll usually go running afterwards to cool myself off and calm down.

Yes, it may seem “nerdy”, but I do in fact enjoy playing chess and am on my school’s brain/quiz bowl team. Not that these are really hobbies, but they are things that I take part in outside of class. I enjoy chess club. Brain bowl on the other-hand, I despise. But, it gets me recognition, so I stay on for that reason alone. I’d consider chess club sort of hobbyish. But, I guess if I hate brain bowl it’s not really a hobby, per se.

I love role playing games as well, whether it be online ones of paper and pencil ones with friends. “Pits of Angband” is an online role-playing game that I enjoy playing on my free time. And I am sure that you all know what D&D is. Every weekend, my friends and I get together to play D&D. I actually enjoy it more than online RPGs.

I am a sucker when it comes to science-fiction/fantasy books. They are the only books that I will read on my own choice, I won’t even read my textbooks for class unless I absolutely have to. I like series better than I like single books. Some of my favorite series are: Harry Potter by JK Rowling, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny, and The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. It’s really odd though because outside of sci-fi/fantasy books I hate reading.

Have or would you give time and money to a charity?

I did some volunteer work while I was in high school, but it was only because it was required to graduate. But not I prefer not to worry myself over other people’s matters or needs. Yes, in a sense charity is “good” and “useful”, but I just have issues with it.

My issues are that more often than not, the money doesn’t go to what it is supposed to go to (or at least that is how it was in the places that I used to volunteer). Why do I want to give money to something if it’s not used how I was told it would be? As well, a lot of the people that charities help are not that “unfortunate”. A lot of them are choosing to live they way they are. Why should we reward laziness? My great-uncle chose to be homeless, he admitted to it. Why should charity help him because he is homeless, when he has a choice and is choosing to live that way?

I refuse to give my time, effort, or money to unworthy causes. If charity didn’t try to help the underprivileged so much, we (meaning society as a whole) would be able to focus on more important things, such as education.

What is the one thing you would most like to accomplish?

I’d have to say that the one thing I’d most like to accomplish would be to get my PhD so that I could prove my father wrong. He always told me growing up that I’d never amount to anything. I want to show him that I am worth something. After I graduate with my bachelor’s next Spring (2006), I hope that I can go on to grad school, just to prove my father wrong.

Having a higher degree would also make me better than others, in a way. I would be more educated than they are, and thus “elite” compared to them. A PhD would give me a new social status and allow me to be able to associate with people who have brains, intelligence, and stature.

Okay, maybe the higher pay that comes with having a higher degree is also affecting me wanting to go to grad school, but the main reason is my father telling me that I was worthless my entire child hood. I hope to get my PhD. Then I can come back and rub it in his face that I got a higher degree than he did and am worth more than he is. As well, I’ve always wanted to teach college, and I’d need a PhD for that as well. So, I guess the one thing I’d most like to accomplish is to get my PhD.

Who is your role model?

This is actually a hard question. I never really had a role model before. Growing up, I was always striving to be an individual and different from everyone else, so I never looked up to anyone. There’s really not anyone I look up to now either. There really isn’t anyone whom I would consider to be my role model.

She’s not really a role model, but there is one professor whom I have had, who had wonderful control over her classroom. I admired the control she was able to take while teaching. As someone who wishes to become a professor in the future I guess I can admit that I would like to be able to have the same amount of control over my classroom. She didn’t take any crap from her students. Some kids were actually “afraid” of her. I can only hope that I can have students “fear” me as well. I’d like to be known as “hard” when I am a professor, much the same as the professor I mentioned above is known as.

As I said, it’s not exactly a “role model”, but it’s about as close to one as I can get. I admire her control and toughness and hope to be able to do the same when I have my own classroom.

What trait most annoys you about other people?

I’d have to say that the trait that annoys me the most about other people varies from person to person, depending who the person I am annoyed with is. Overall, I’d have to say that the one that I am annoyed by that shows up in most people is either stupidity or being overly polite. I already harped on stupidity in my answer to the first question on this application, so I guess I will choose being overly polite as the answer to this question.

It annoys me greatly when people are overly polite, especially if they try to tell me that I am being rude or mean. Technically, I think they should but out and mind their own business. As well, it bugs me when I ask for an opinion and I get a half-truth answer because someone is trying to be polite and not hurt my feelings. I can tell every time this happens and call them out on it. They will then admit that they were trying to be polite and nice. When I ask for an opinion I want the truth. I don’t get my feelings hurt easily at all, and can see straight thru the over-politeness. The over-politeness is unnecessary in my opinion.

There are kids at my school who answer everything, “yes sir”, “yes maam”, “no sir”, and “no maam” and always say “please” and “thank you”. It’s sickening to see such politeness. This isn’t the 1950’s, such things don’t need to be said as much anymore. I really despise the overly-polite kids. It’s just annoying to have to deal with.

What do you want to do for a living?

Well, for me this question actually goes hand in hand with the question about what I would most like to accomplish. I want to be a college professor once I get out into the real world and have a career.

I have always loved the thought of teaching. Something about being able to hold part of someone else’s fate (i.e. their grade) in my hands just seems to appeal to me. As well, I have never been one to like kids. They annoy me to no end, so I could never teach them. Even high schoolers annoy me, thus all that is left for me to teach is college. At least in college most of the students actually want to be there, so you don’t have to deal with the sort of garbage of hating school that you would teaching below the college level. As well, college professors make more money than school teachers do, so it would be much easier to live off my salary as a college professor.

Teaching is a rewarding career. You get to influence the lives of others. As well, professors always have time to continue researching, since they are in an academic setting still. So, as a professor you have more of a chance of making a name for yourself than you would in other jobs out there. You get much more recognition by being a professor. I want that recognition. I want to make a name for myself in the academia world, just so I can be satisfied that I am not worthless and so that I can rub it in the faces of those below me.

If your friend was attacked (by a person, animal, or (in the magic world) beast), what would you do?

Well, once again it would depend who the friend was. If it was a really close friend, I’d probably run and get help. I would not (in any circumstance) try to help them myself because then I might get hurt in the process and that would not be good. It’s much better to have only one person hurt rather than two people. Thus, if it was a close friend whom I cared deeply about and who had proven theirselves worthy of my respect, as I said I would run and find help for them. If it was any other friend (i.e. one that I only tell them I am their friend so that I can get things when I need them, yes I do have a few of those) I’d run and hide and save my own life. My life is more important then theirs any day. They are not a “true” friend, they only think they are. I couldn’t care less about them, I can always find someone else to offer me what I was friends with them for.

It may seem harsh, but it’s true. If I don’t care about the person, I’d been more concerned with saving my own skin. Yet, even if I cared about them, I’d still care more about myself, but I would put my life at least a little at risk by seeking out help.

Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?

If the circumstances I was in were dire enough, I would go ahead and use an Unforgivable Curse. Who wouldn’t? I mean if my life is in danger and I had no other means of protecting myself, I’d only have two choices: use an Unforgivable Curse or die. I’d rather be alive and have the fact that I used an Unforgivable Curse looming over my head than be dead. But, I would only use it if my life was in danger, and I had no other options if I wanted to stay alive. At least if I am alive, I can still go on working towards my goals and dreams. If I died, it’d all be over. If I died, no one (except friends and family) would ever know who I was. But if I used an Unforgivable Curse, I’d probably make the papers and my name would be known at least a little, plus I’d be living and able to tell about it.

What do you think are your top five abilities or qualities?

(My top five abilities are listed in no particular order.)

Deception: Yes, a lot of people might not consider this a good quality, but it truly is one of my stronger abilities. I am a master when it comes to lying and not being caught. I’ve always had a way with twisting the truth and still making it believable. I used to deceive my mother as a kid all the time. For example, once my brother and I were each building something out in the shed and I hit my own thumb with a hammer. I thought it would be funny to get my brother in trouble, so I lied to my mother and told her that my brother hit me with the hammer. He of course denied it (being truthful). My mother did the “look me in the eye and tell me who hit you with the hammer” thing to me. I was able to tell her my brother did without looking away and keeping a serious face. And that was just a minor instance of it. I deceived her and my father more and more as I became older and older. It is to the point now where I am able to deceive some of the people I call “friends” into thinking that I truly am their friend, when in reality I am not. Never once have I been called out on my actions, which leads me to believe that no one has seen through them yet.

Persuasion/”Smooth-Talker”: Yes, this is really sort of two different traits, but they go hand-in-hand enough for me personally, that I decided to list them together. Persuasion: I have always had a knack for persuasion. All through junior high and high school, I won persuasive speaking tournaments, so that shows me that persuasion is one of my stronger traits/abilities. In high school I was even on the Speech & Debate team. I think this trait actually helps me with my deception. They really do go hand in hand for me. I use my persuasion to persuade my “friends” into giving me what I want/need. I have also been able to persuade three professors into changing my grade when I got a grade I didn’t like. By persuading someone, I am having them act on my desires, so in a way I am controlling them (which I find amusing to do). Also, since I am good at persuasion, I tend to see past people who are trying to persuade me and not let their persuasion affect me, doing this leaves me in control of the situation (which is where I like to be). ”Smooth-Talker”: I tend to be able to talk my way out of any “sticky” situation. I think this partly has to do with my "knack" for persuasion (as was mentioned above) with the other part coming from the fact that I play role-playing games (RPGs), such as Dungeons & Dragons, often. Doing so causes me to be able to think fast and on the spot, which comes in handy when I do something wrong or say something stupid, and have somebody take it the wrong way. Being able to “smooth-talk” my way out of such situations is something I know how to do well.

Determined: I value my determination. In a way, I am a “go-getter”. I have great determination to achieve any goals that I set for myself and prove anyone who thinks that I can’t accomplish those goals wrong. It’s my view that I lose potential if I do not achieve or accomplish my goals by certain points in time. This belief only causes me to work harder to reach them. I love the personal satisfaction of accomplishing one of my goals. I love the satisfaction even more if other people recognize my achievements as well.

”Thick-Headed”: I am quite thick-headed. In other words, I am quite stubborn. While a lot of people may not see this as a good characteristic and not list it as one of their top five characteristics, I feel that at times it can be a good thing. Being stubborn isn’t always bad. More often than not, I will not bend to someone else’s views once I have my mind set on views of my own (due to my personal determination, as mentioned above). Once I have made a decision, I take it out until it is complete. I will not change what I am doing just because someone else has a better way to do it. I like to do things my way. Once I have made up my mind on what to believe or how to do something, I refuse to deviate from it.

Punctual: I am very punctual. I live by the rule, “Early is on time, on time is late, and late isn’t even worth showing up.” I am one of those people who think it is rude to keep people waiting. I show up to class, club meetings, sports games, etc. 15 to 20 minutes early. I have no patience for people with no sense of “time concept”. It drives me insane when someone is late or keeps me waiting. I feel it is disrespectful to keep someone waiting, and thus avoid doing it at all costs.

What do you think are your top five weaknesses or worst qualities?

(My top five weaknesses are listed in no particular order.)

Loyalty: As much as I hate to admit it, I am not very loyal. I will turn my back on almost anyone. I am definitely not loyal to my family. And really I have no reason to be after the way they treated me growing up. The only people I am loyal to are my really close friends. I’ll stick up for them like there’s no tomorrow, but anyone else, I’ll do almost nothing for. I need to work on my “all-around” loyalty.

Procrastination: As much fun as it is, I really need to minimize how much I procrastinate on things. Too many times last year I’d wait until the night before a paper was due to start writing it. That included a 25 page communications paper and an 18 page technology paper. Yes, I still got an A on both papers, but I knew about both papers 2 months before they were due, so I really shouldn’t have waited until the night before to even start doing research for them. That was really putting myself at risk to do poorly.

Creativity: I am not very creative at all. It’s sad to think that I have no imagination. Well okay, maybe I have a slight imagination (as everyone has at least a small one), but overall, I really lack in the creativity field. Anything I have ever written is very logical, straight-forward, and to the point; even when I try to be creative. I was forced to take a creative writing class when I was in high school, and I barely passed with a “C”. Every paper came back with one of the following comments: “too logical”, “too philosophical”, or “too analytical”. I’m a math/science person, so I am more “left-brained” than I am “right-brained”. I wish I could increase my creativity by at least a smidgen.

”Short-Temper”: I have a very short-temper and a low tolerance for people. I wish I was more understanding of people. Right now, I have the tendency to “snap” at people over the smallest things. If people are acting stupid, my blood boils, and I turn into a monster. You’d think I was a child of Medusa. My current family also makes me loose my temper quite often. I “snap” at them all the time too. I wish I could learn to be more understanding of people who are different than I am, but it’s really hard not the get annoyed by an idiot who asks you the same question everyday. It drives me insane and only causes me to have more hatred towards them, and “snap” even quicker next time. I really wish that I could be more mellow and understanding and not lose my temper so easily.

My Sense of Humor: I have a very weak sense of humor. I don’t find much to be funny at all. I can rarely take a joke. I just don’t find them funny. I can handle sarcasm. I just don’t find non-sarcastic joking comments funny. I wish that I could actually have at least a small sense of humor. I am serious about almost everything. I tend to see things in black and white and that is it, I don’t like it when people try to use the gray area in what they say. When they try to joke it usually results in me “snapping” at them, which goes back to the above trait of how I wish I didn’t have such a short temper. I myself am quite sarcastic, and I think that is why I can take the sarcasm from people. I just can’t stand a practical joke, they turn my away from wanting to be friends from people who use them. If only I could handle small practical jokes, people wouldn’t tell that I lack a sense of humor so much. Thus, if I could I’d also like to change how much of a sense of humor that I have.

Define in your own words the following key traits:

Courage: Courage is not being afraid to do something or give something your all. People who are courageous are not afraid to look danger or death in the face. They are the type of people who will go running full force into any situation without thinking twice. The only thing they fear is fear itself.

Loyalty: Loyalty is looking out for those people who are close to you. As well people who are loyal tend to do anything for the people they care about. In a way they are partially sacrificial of their own wants and desires to help out a friend or family member. Someone who is loyal will always be there standing beside you.

Intelligence: Intelligence is having a brain and knowing how to properly use it. People who are intelligent tend to think every miniscule detail over before acting. The weigh both sides of a situation and pick the one that uses the most common sense.

Ambition: Ambition is a strong desire. People who are ambitious will go to any length to get what they want, no matter what the consequences may be. They see only their desire and head directly for it without paying any attention to what else is going on around them.

Name: Elizabeth
Age: 22
What house do you think DOESN'T fit you? (This question is optional for those who feel they just DO NOT fit in a house. Please explain WHY.)

As much as I hate to pick it, since I am sure a lot of people pick it, I’d have to say that I think Hufflepuff fits me the least. It’s nothing against the Hufflepuffs personally, it’s just that I don’t think I personally display the canon traits of the Hufflepuff house. The sorting hat calls Hufflepuffs loyal. I consider loyalty to be one of my weaknesses, so that partially leads me to believe that Hufflepuff wouldn’t fit me personally. The sorting hat also calls Hufflepuffs patient in one of his songs. As I have a short-temper, I am not patient at all. I am very quick to “snap” at people who annoy me. So, here again I personally feel that I am not patient enough to be a Hufflepuff. As well, I see Hufflepuffs as being hard-working. If Cedric wasn’t hard working, he’d never have been able to make it into the Tri-Wizard Tournament. As I am quite the procrastinator, I do not feel that I am hard-working at all. So, the reason why I feel that Hufflepuff would fit me the least is that there are some vital canon traits of the house that I personally do not meet. I wish I could be loyal, patient, and hard-working; they are beneficial traits to have. But, I don’t. I can judge myself well enough to know I don’t have those traits. And that is why (in my mind) I am least like a Hufflepuff.

Where did you find out about us?

I am a member at another sorting community and one or two of our applicants last week mentioned being members here. I don’t remember who exactly, and as we had over 60 applications last week there’s too many to go back and look through to get a name. Sorry.
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