Although I don’t always do this, if I choose to be numb to my feelings, it’s primarily when I am upset.
I choose to be numb to my feelings very often; emotional control is important to me.
I don’t regularly suppress my emotions.
A teacher, mentor or master.
A wise bard and/or oracle.
A samurai or lone wayfarer.
A prominent prince, princess queen or king.
The love interest of the protagonist.
A sage or druid.
The protagonist’s cooler, more interesting friend.
A wise gardener or caretaker.
An ancient, immortal elder.
For me, empathy is never a choice- I feel other people's emotions all the time- but I'm perfectly happy with this and definitely wouldn't change it if I could.
I tend to suffer from boredom and too much stagnation very easily causes me to slip into a state of depression.
I fluctuate between high and low levels of self esteem and often have a difficult time telling whether or not I appear to be vain or conceited.
Too much strife or discord in my environment is so unbearable to me that it's almost physically painful.
I'm usually a calm, rational person who doesn't typically get flighty or disorganized.
If I'm not careful, I can very easily get lost in my own head and experience difficulty transitioning back to "reality" again.
I'm very inspired! I usually have a million projects on the go- but I don't always have the motivation to finish them all!
On a semi-regular to regular basis, I feel sort of lost and trapped at the same time, and I feel like I'm searching aimlessly for some kind of star to guide me.
I prefer virtually every aspect of my life to be uncluttered, neutral and simple.
Sometimes, I really, really love having purely physical experiences!
At this point in my life, I require financial security to be content with my situation.
I can perceive beauty in absolutely everything.
Some people might consider my taste to be flamboyant or showy.
It is, or would be, pretty much the most amazing feeling in the world to know that I’ve helped someone to get over their psychological issues.
Distract myself with something pleasurable or stimulating; even if my problems can’t be fixed easily, I’ll still try to make myself feel better.
Mind over matter! If the stress isn’t real, it can’t effect me!
I would engage in a soothing and/or light-hearted, emotionally healing activity.
Give myself a pat on the back and try a cheerful or exciting activity to raise my spirits!
Push it out of my mind, and then try to learn as much as I can about how to avoid the problem in the future.
Work through the problem that’s creating the stress; I don’t want a bandaid fix, I want a real resolution and I want it now!
I tend to keep it all inside, to be honest. I swallow it down.
I reflect on all that I’ve learned that would be helpful, valuable or relevant to the situation at hand.
I would probably treat myself to something special.
I prefer to take immediate action rather than dwelling on a problem.
I handle stress extremely well most of the time, but if the situation was becoming a hindrance, I’d resolve it in whichever way seemed most efficient.
Meditate on the issue for a while- a solution is bound become apparent once I clear my mind.
I would talk it over with a close confidante to gain additional perspectives as well as a chance let it all out of my system.
Delve deep into my own imagination, where it’s safe until I calm down.
Pursuing one of my favorite topics and/or hobbies either at home, out with friends or even at a convention or event- what’s important is that it’s in-depth enough to satisfy me.
A day of pure bliss, either at a retreat somewhere, or at a very relaxed gathering, meditating or engaging in free-form discussions!
I would enjoy something like urban exploration, ghost hunting or maybe even a day of unusual movies.
A day of philosophy, discovery, intrigue and mental adventures- possibly coming from a book, video game or otherwise altered state of mind!
I’d really like to spend it with someone I’m dating, but I’d also enjoy spending it with friends and/or family members. Whatever we do is probably fine. :)
I’d love to throw a beautiful, classy dinner party or maybe attend a play, ballet or opera.
I’d love to hit the town, go shopping at the best stores, eat the best food, go wine tasting and find the best locations, just to experience it.
A fun, yet relaxing party with all my friends! +snacks and games!
I want to spend the day letting off steam, maybe through dancing, sports or just traveling around in a vehicle for the fun of it!
If I was single, I would greatly enjoy something like an antique show, trade show or public business conference on that day, but if I had a family, I’d prefer to spend the day with them.
A day of deep emotional bonding, intimacy and possibly sex.
A nice mix of cleansing some things, while indulging others, such as eating healthy food while having a movie marathon- everything in moderation, including moderation.
Frolicking in the beauty and nature, picnicking or spending the day playing!
A day where I REALLY get to express myself! I would love to be able to sing or perform my heart out in front of someone (or a whole audience) and, of course, to have the courage to do it.
A situation where something unhelpful from my past such as a smoking habit, phobia or manipulative person is trying to get back into my life. (in this scenario, it’s more likely that you won’t succumb, but it’s still a hassle)
Being surrounded by large groups of people and expected to interact with them when I’m not in the right frame of mind to do so.
Being forced to spend an entire day with an extremely closed-minded, egotistical, selfish person.
Being completely cut off from the one thing that currently brings me the most comfort/stability for a week. (basic human amenities/necessities such as nutrients or access to a shower aren’t included in this scenario)
Meeting or discovering a person who is like me, yet seems to be better/more successful than I am in every way- more talented, smarter, established their career sooner, better looking, gets more attention, etc.
Being embarrassed publicly- flubbing my lines during in an important speech, being clumsy, spilling a beverage on my date or on a stranger, etc.
Being forced to remain calm and sit still when I’m outraged or feeling a sense of injustice. (in this scenario, the offensive occurrence isn’t affected by your actions one way or the other, but you are being forced to suppress very justifiable rage)
Spending an extended period of time only having incredibly mundane, shallow discussions and consuming trite media that’s very bad- but not quite bad enough to be funny or interesting.
Having a particularly nasty, uncalled for encounter with a bully that I’m completely unprepared for and is below the proverbial belt. (in this scenario you won’t get physically hurt)
Having a nasty virus or disease with visual symptoms or, otherwise, being very physically unwell for a week and not knowing how quickly or slowly I’m going to recover. (in this scenario, the disease is not life threatening)
Spending an entire day consuming extremely negative, hateful art, music and movies, ect.
Being pressured to choose a side in an argument, for which, I feel there is no clearly/objectively right or wrong side and I can’t avoid being sucked into social drama.
Making a mistake that could potentially compromise my position or job security.
Being forced to speak and behave in a manner that is incredibly unlike anything that’s natural for my personality for an extended period of time.
An exquisite work of art of slightly less monetary value but much greater aesthetic value
A priceless artifact from the past
Money of the same value
Specifically, anything that shows that they know me and my tastes very well.
Something that I would find very engaging, unique or interesting.
Something that is simultaneously practical and aesthetically pleasing/beautiful.
Something really cute or funny that makes me smile.
Although I don’t actually expect this of anyone, secretly, I am always most excited/pleased to receive an expensive gift.
Something that really demonstrates/represents their enjoyment of our friendship that’s relevant to the positive times we’ve shared. (something related to an inside joke, for instance)
A gift that clearly communicates that I’m loved/important.
Something I was already planning on buying. Practical is also a bonus!
Something that denotes class, elegance or good taste.
It would be really neat if they planned a surprise fun activity for us to do together.
I’m grateful to receive virtually any gift.
Preferably something that’s on my current wish list, but otherwise, a gift that they put a lot of time, effort and thought into.
Something that will remind me of the giver/personality of the giver.
Something that inspires my creativity or aids my imagination
I typically seek out anything that I feel is progressive/helpful to myself or others.
I seek out happiness above all else, however I get it is fine, as long as I'm not hurting anyone.
I particularly love a mental challenge such as a logic-based game, or an engaging one on one discussion.
I most enjoy and, therefore, seek out introspection, meditation and/or spiritual stimulation.
I seek out companionship and affection.
I seek out most things that are pleasurable, fun or stimulating. Variety is important!
I love getting lost in the moment with a movie, music or other transporting activity.
I seek out moments in which I can simply “be” and don’t need to concern myself with a structured or specific activity. It doesn’t matter if this occurs while I’m alone or in a group!
I love calm, serene activities, usually (but not always) involving the arts.
I adore the finest that life has to offer and would want to grant the same to everyone if I could.
I’m very work oriented, so I love to be productive the majority of time, but I do like to mix business with pleasure.
I seek out intriguing, new states of mind and interesting perspectives- usually, if I’m not learning or exploring, I’m not having fun.
I often seek out challenge and adventure; I love to push my limits!
I seek out times when I can really connect with someone one on one.
I am (objectively) more childlike and playful than the average person the majority of the time- not just when I’m alone, either! I’d be that way in front of literally anyone.
I am thinking about the future virtually every moment of every day.
I long for others around me to be consistent and reliable and often feel very anxious or flustered when they won’t or can’t be this way.
I would say that I’m more open-minded than the average person by an exceptionally wide margin.
Other people have, at times, thought of me as overly detached, dispassionate or indifferent.
I really like things in my life to be just so- I can always tell when something is a bit off, whether it’s an undercooked meal, a video game file left 98% complete or a crooked picture frame; I often have a strong desire to fix things like that.
Many of the kinds of things that other people find deeply disturbing, or just hard to stomach such as gory images, noise, chaos or extremely alien situations barely phase me, if at all.
I feel hurt or frustrated when I give a lot of attention and/or affection to another person and it feels like they don’t reciprocate it.
Sometimes, when I look in the mirror, I feel like the mirror is empty or a stranger is staring back at me.
I would say that, at my worst, I am jealous, possessive and slightly competitive.
I have a strong sense of personal identity.
I try to regularly cleanse myself psychologically in order to stay positive and productive.
I don’t think it’s worth anyone’s time to get too emotional about anything; if I’m unhappy, I’d much rather cut to the chase and do something about it, rather than talk/think about it.
My personality is equal parts pragmatic and whimsical.
Philosophical and/or spiritual stimulation
Surprises, mystery, the thrill of not being able to predict the plot
Realism (in the costumes, props, details, etc)
An intricate/complex, psychological plot
Characters/situations I can relate to, regardless of setting
Incredible and/or fantastical acting, direction or production value
Stimulation (mental, physical, emotional or all three)
Satisfying, well rounded story
Positive mood change
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve.
Eat drink and be merry.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Laughter is the best medicine.
The eyes are the window to the soul.
Where there's a will there's a way.
Know which way the wind blows.
All things must pass.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Time heals all wounds.
Practicality and/or efficiency
Intuition and/or discernment
Tolerance and/or impartiality
Compassion and/or forgiveness
Reason and/or logic
Humility and/or composure
Kindness and/or altruism
Generosity and/or gregariousness
Introspection and/or intellect
Flexibility and/or adaptability
Passion and/or spirit
Bravery and/or strength
Optimism and/or resilience
Imagination and/or appreciation
Lack of flexibility
Prone to infatuation
Lack of sympathy
Lack of passion
Lack of ambition
Trying too hard
Observing the whole world!
Improvement of my behavior.
Improvement of my life.
Completely evenly distributed potential to become skilled in any field, as long as you're willing to work hard to get there. (In this scenario, you have no pre-existing aptitude, but there will also never be a thing that you're bad at or can't learn- you'll simply be "okay" at everything.)
A very large amount of natural talent/ability in one completely random field. (In this scenario, you have the basic skills you need to get by in life without failing to get through things like school, day to day tasks, etc, but, outside of that, you aren't "good" or even "average" at anything aside from that one special field- in which, you are effortlessly a total master.)
A dishonest, cowardly weasel.
Someone else spreading a rumor about me out of pettiness or envy.
Being told I’m not allowed to do something for a dumb reason.
A shallow, unintelligent person seeking approval from or sucking up to someone they perceive as powerful.
An unrealistic, lazy person who is a drain on society.
I infrequently express and/or feel any of the above.
An overwhelming desire/need to help!
I get more stuff done that way, which means there is more to gain.
It is a healthy way to live.
Other/I’m not overly practical (skip this question.)