So I was doing my weekly reading for my business class… yes, as I find myself explaining all the time: business classes don’t really teach you anything groundbreaking. It’s all very much common sense. But it’s one thing to know something from life experiences and another thing to analyze that knowledge and internalize it…
In any case, I digress. I was doing my reading and I came across this part that mentioned that Fortune 500 CEOs tend to be ENTJs and that this type of personality is quite rare… somewhere around 3% of the population, actually, and that this makes all the difference between middle management and senior management.
Then I couldn’t shake the idea to take the MTBI test again, since the last time I took it was during senior year of high school. I took it, and lo and behold I scored as a mild ENTJ type (I guess “mild” because the Extravert part hardly edges out Introvert, and Thinking is a meager 1% higher than Feeling).
What a difference ten years makes. Back then, I would have never been considered an Extravert. And it’s funny now that people who have met me after college think of me as a “people person.” My 18-year-old self would scoff and call me a sellout.
And in return, I would smile and tell that 18-year-old snob to get over himself.
If anything, 2012 was the year I got to act like a twenty-something and then willingly decided I need to grow up because I’m too old for that shit.
No more dating girls who have boyfriends, or girls who have two daughters and you never plan to be serious with, or girls who call you a pussy the first night you meet because you don’t want to kiss in front of a guy who happens to like her.
No more lending hundred of dollars to “friends” who then go and disappear off the face of the earth.
No more Mr. Too-Nice Guy, because nobody likes that person. Gotta learn to be more of an asshole.
I saw Glenda marry Peter and I saw Denise marry Jason, and I almost got a second chance with Donna (except I didn’t care to follow through with it), and then saw Donna go off with some other guy again. And then I decided I want that. I want the wedding Glenda and Peter had.
But enough about 2012, 2013 awaits. I’m hoping by this time next year I’ll be in New York debating whether I only want to stay for a week or if I actually stay a full year. But first, I have to quit my job this Friday and see how life uncoils from there.
Favorite movies watched in 2012.
(There are several movies that came out in the last two months that I really want to watch and might have probably made this list, but I will likely not get a chance to watch them until next year)
In no particular order:
1) John Carter (yes it may have been the biggest financial flop in movie history, but dammit if it didn’t make me feel like a kid again and reminded me of old school sci-fi)
2) Safety Not Guaranteed
3) The Expendables 2
4) 21 Jump Street
5) The Amazing Spider-Man
6) The Avengers
7) The Pirates
8) Wreck it Ralph
9) The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel
10) The Grey
Movies that came out last year but I didn’t get to watch until this year and ended up loving:
Arthur Christmas, Black Swan, Another Earth, Melancholia, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Bridesmaids, Friends with Benefits (it’s kind of embarrassing to admit I liked this one, but what can I say)