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

I would choose to eliminate ignorance. Ignorance breeds fear and prejudice, violence and repression. Too many times we have seen people rush blindly into one of those terrible acts simply because they were ignorant and uninformed. If people were to become more educated about others, it would open minds and eradicate stereotypes and hatred.

What makes a person respectable?

Simply put: a person is respectable if she always remembers to repect others and to treat others with repect. Being respectable has nothing to do with race, gender, or social status -- but it has everything to do with how a person treats others. And not just a select few, but everyone.

What do you look for in a friend?

I look for qualities like: sense of humor, intelligence, kindness, and loyalty. I would like to have enough in common that we have fun conversations about things we are both interested in, but I would also like to have things that aren't in common so that we have fun talking about our differing opinions. I would also like someone to be able to sit in companionable silence with; someone whose presence is comforting and warm.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include: reading, writing, talking with friends and family, knitting, card-making, music, movies, and walking for exercise. I enjoy hobbies that exercise my creativity, but are soothing or relaxing at the same time. Also, I have two cats who amuse me and make me crazy, all at the same time!

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

I have given money, clothes, and blankets to local shelters who provide meals and clothing for the needy and homeless. I have donated blood several times over the years. I am also active in the fight against breast cancer, by participating in walks and donating money to local foundations.

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

I have lots of things I'd like to accomplish, but my most important goal is furthering my education so that I may advance in my career. That would allow me to accomplish more, and set further goals for myself.

Who is your role model?

My role model is my grandma. She grew up an orphan, but was able to rise above poverty and cruelty. Throughout the years, she has shown great strength in the face of adversity, and worked very hard to get where she is today. I look to her as an example of hard work, courage, and ambition.

What trait most annoys you about other people?

I am annoyed when people are ignorant and choose to show that ignorance by hating or repressing those who are different from themselves. I am especially annoyed with those ignorant people who refuse to become more informed or deny the existence of an opinion that is different from their own.

What do you want to do for a living?

Currently, I work as a surgical technologist at a large hospital, a job that I adore. But, I am constantly interested in advancements to my career, such as obtaining an RN degree. I would also love to get a Master's Degree in Library Science, to compliment my Bachelor's in English, or even try something new altogether!

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

I would use any means necessary to help my friend. Spells, tricks, or creative escapes -- I would try any and all to defeat the attacker. And if my friend was injured, I would use my abilities to heal his or her wounds.

Would you ever use an Unforgivable Curse for any reason?

I believe I might were I forced to do so. I would not use one with malice in my heart, but I would use an Unforgivable with conviction. If using an Unforgivable allowed me to reach my goal by eliminating whatever stood in my way, then yes, I might use one.

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

-- Understanding. It takes quite a lot to make me not see another's point of view.
-- Humor. Life is better when you can laugh at something, especially at yourself.
-- Perfectionism. I refuse to let something go until it is just right.
-- Creativity. A lot of my hobbies involve this quality. It's always fun to use your mind in new and inventive ways.
-- Honesty. I can always be counted on to give my honest feelings about something. I try to be tactful, but I don't let a negative opinion stand in my way of telling the truth.

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

-- Impatience. When people give me the sense that they're impeding my process, I'm really impatient.
-- Procrastination. It's sometimes difficult for me to get going on a project or idea.
-- Indecision. I find myself saying, "I can't decide!" quite often.
-- Lack of self-confidence. Sometimes, I'm unable to see my abilities, or believe that I make an impact on others.
-- Perfectionism. This is also one of my worst qualities, because I become my own worst critic.

Define in your own words the following key traits:

-- Courage: Courage is the ability to stand up for your rights, to stand up for what you believe in, and never, ever back down.
-- Loyalty: Loyalty is the ability to stay true to something or someone -- whether it is yourself, your cause, or your friends and family.
-- Intelligence: Intelligence is the ability to learn -- from books, from your mistakes, from others -- and apply that knowledge to all aspects of your life.
-- Ambition: Ambition is the ability to constantly set goals and strive for them -- no matter how long and difficult the process may be -- and reach them, every time.

Name: Alison

Age: 25

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.)

Where did you find out about us?

A link on cleolinda's journal.
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