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Ayn Rand's doormat

Yesterday, one of my colleagues asked if she could borrow my CoRo-CDs. Today, after my having handed them over, she blithely informs me that she's taking a short break and won't be able to give them back to me until the end of next week!

I hate lending stuff. Past experience has taught me that you can never be sure if and when you'll get it back, or in what state. The number of books I've lost! But when someone asks me to allow them to use my most prized possessions, I'm too bloody polite to say no.

I'm a push-over. A doormat. A mouse -- so how come this isn't reflected in the outcome of this supposedly ultimate personality quiz?




You are an SRCL--Sober Rational Constructive Leader. This makes you an Ayn Rand ideal. Taggart? Roark? Galt? You are all of these. You were born to lead. You may not be particularly exciting, but you have a strange charisma--born of intellect and personal drive--that people begin to notice when they have been around you a while. You don't like to compromise, but you recognize when you have to.

You care absolutely nothing what other people think, and this somehow attracts people to you. Treat them well, use them wisely, and ascend to your rightful rank.



Hmmm. I read Ayn Rand years ago, back in my uni days. The Fountainhead -- saw the movie as well. It's a story about an architect swimming against the current, sticking his neck out, risking ruin yet persevering in his ideal: to build a modern highrise. I was young and impressionable, so on my first reading of the novel, I thought it was terrifically inspiring. Then I came across the book again some time ago, had nothing better to do, opened it...and couldn't finish it. Really, it's the most utter tripe.

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bogwitch
Jul. 1st, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
Spooky, got the same result as you again! Not sure about the 'strange charisma' part.

Maybe when you get your super new computer, you can get one with a CD Writer and no more lending of CD's will be necessary.

I forgot to tell you what I thought of Kane, didn't I? - I thought it was a very strong album, the songs were catchy and tuneful. Good album, but a bit too straight rock for me.
gamiila
Jul. 1st, 2004 04:56 am (UTC)
I forgot to tell you what I thought of Kane, didn't I? - I thought it was a very strong album, the songs were catchy and tuneful. Good album, but a bit too straight rock for me.

Splendid - can't fault your review at all! They are quite straightforward rockers, but sometimes, straightforward rock can be just the ticket. Though I must admit that when I first heard them, I was quite surprised that their music resonated with me so much.

Spooky, got the same result as you again! Not sure about the 'strange charisma' part.

Yeah, that worries me a bit, too...
gamiila
Jul. 1st, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)
I take that back. It's the "not particularly exciting" that really worries me at the moment...
bogwitch
Jul. 1st, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
Good tunes go a long way. Many people forget that.

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