So, I'm trying to prove to myself that my stepmother is really LSE and that I'm not just being a whiny I-don't-like-my-stepparent-wah-wah-wah sort of person.
So, LSEs, I would greatly appreciate it if you could answer some or all of these questions (no need to get to all of them, I just wanted a fairly wide range of questions; answer the ones you respond to strongly):
Do you find that you have very specific ways of going about practical tasks (dishwashing, grocery shopping, cleaning, filling out paperwork)? Do you think that these methods might seem idiosyncratic to others while merely seeming "natural" or "intelligent" or "logical" to you? Do you expect others to do these practical tasks in these manners (once they've been explained, of course)? How do you feel when they miss details?
Do you create systems for handling complex tasks, even if the task is relatively mundane or day-to-day? Does it irritate you when these systems are broken or not followed?
How much importance do you place on respect, authority, etc.?
Do others consider you somewhat inflexible on matters of social convention (not all social conventions, just ones that you particularly believe in)?
Does it bother you when resources are not "taken care of" as they should be? For instance, wasting household items (toilet paper, soap, paper towels, etc.), wearing nicer clothes (that have to be dry cleaned, for instance) when less nice ones will do (that can be reused w/o washing, perhaps), not putting away CDs in the proper manner, or not returning books to a bookshelf, etc.
Does lack of conscientiousness bother you? When someone forgets to do something they've said that they will do, or does most of but not all of a given task, how irritating do you find it?
How much are you concerned with the cleanliness and orderliness of your living space? How much are you concerned with others' perceptions of your living space as clean or orderly? Do you adhere to the phrase "a place for everything and everything in its place"?
Do you enjoy packing?
Do you ever act silly? Can you describe what you acting silly is like? Do you feel more or less like yourself when you act silly?
[adolescent rant]Finally, do you really think anybody ever looks at the baseboards in your house when they come over. 'Cause I promise you, if your party doesn't suck balls, they won't be looking at the freaking baseboards. [/adolescent rant]
Next we'll get to the thread about whether my mom is really EIE or IEE and whether or not she's in a ten-year relationship with her conflictor. I'm fairly settled on the rest of my family members (IEI me, LII dad small chance LSI, SEE brother one, IEI brother 2).