Describe your upbringing. Did it have any kind of religious or structured influence? How did you respond to it?
There wasn't any significant religious influence, just the customary festivals and whatnot. My parents are perfectly fine with me being an atheist or at least an agnostic. I was very moralistic and disciplined as a kid. No incident shows this better than that time I almost cried out of despair because someone accused me of doing something as horrible as swearing. I was also stringent about rules and didn't want to be seen as a bad person. Much of this was self-imposed in the sense that it wasn't some external influence deliberately pushing me towards being that way.
What do you do as a job or as a career (if you have one)? Do you like it? Why or why not?
I'm still a student. Currently studying for data science in uni. I like it because I've always liked playing with numbers and analysing data. Making predictions and getting insights about things.
If you had to spend an entire weekend by yourself, how would you feel? Would you feel lonely or refreshed?
Lol, this is how I live. I don't feel anything because there is nothing to unusual to react to. It's neither lonely nor refreshing.
What is your relation with movement and your surroundings? For instance do you prefer a sport or outdoors event? If an outdoors event what is it? And why? If not what type of activities do you tend to engage?
I prefer playing a sport such as football or tennis. It keeps me active and I'm constantly doing something, which assuages my restless mind. Can't think of any particular outdoors event I have a clear preference for.
How curious are you? Do you have more ideas then you can execute? What are your curiosities about? What are your ideas about - is it environmental or conceptual, and can you please elaborate?
I don't know if I'm any more curious than the typical guy. I can definitely get lost "researching" something I'm interested in but I don't see really myself as curious in the sense that it's one of the attributes which defines my personality. It's such a vague attribute as well. Curiosity is more often than not dependent on your interests. People can have very little curiosity about something but spend a whole day only thinking about something else. I care little for the environment but not in the wrong way. It's just something I don't have considerable control over and so it rarely warrants my undivided attention. I won't throw garbage in the middle of a road but I'm also not going to attend some green planet rally or anything of that sort. Climate change is another example. Yes, it's a concern but there's little I personally can do about it so I have little to no curiosity for that matter. Let the people who actually have the skills or knowledge to do something about it do their job. My ideas are definitely more conceptual. I like thinking about why people behave a certain way, for instance.
Would you enjoy taking on a leadership position? Do you think you would be good at it? What would your leadership style be?
I can see some appeal in that but I don't think I'm fit for it. I'm not particularly fond of being responsible for other people. I can get impatient easily and my communication skills are far from impressive. I think I'm good at things like describing the big picture or generating ideas, but a leader does a lot more than that.
Are you coordinated? Why do you feel as if you are or are not? Do you enjoy working with your hands in some form? Describe your activity?
I haven't particularly noticed. It's normal, I guess.
Are you artistic? If yes, describe your art? If you are not particular artistic but can appreciate art please likewise describe what forums of art you enjoy. Please explain your answer.
No, I've gone through phases where I have fancied myself as an artist but I'm really quite shit at this stuff. I can't say I have a particular appreciation for art. I have occasionally tried getting into it but I lose interest quite quickly. It's just another aspect of life from my perspective, one that I've always be aware of but never really engage with.
What's your opinion about the past, present, and future? How do you deal with them?
I often think about events of my life in a way where the past, present and future are analysed together, although it's mostly past and present. I like thinking about how I've grown and developed over time and how the world around me has also changed in that same period. I occasionally think about where I'm headed or what kind of life I would like to have in the future.
How do you act when others request your help to do something (anything)? If you would decide to help them, why would you do so?
I'll respond according to what it is that they need help with. If it's something I'm not good at, I'll just tell them instead of wasting their time with an ineffectual attempt. I would decide to help because it just gives me a good feeling. I feel like I've done something substantial and the other person obviously gets the help he needs, so everyone wins.
Do you need logical consistency in your life?
Wouldn't say I have a need for it.
How important is efficiency and productivity to you?
I am definitely in need of it. My life is a chaotic mess at the moment. It feels like I just react and adapt to situations and there is little to no organisation or structure. I'm prone to just doing things based on how I feel in that moment even though I spend a considerable amount of time thinking about what I should be doing and even mentally organising the day according to that.
Do you control others, even if indirectly? How and why do you do that?
Not really. It's not something I seek to do. Depends on what you mean by control, I suppose. There are moments where I feel like I'm controlling someone because I'm only interacting with them for some business or material reason.
What are your hobbies? Why do you like them?
Predominantly films, TV shows and football. Don't think there's a deeper reason behind my inclination towards them.
What is your learning style? What kind of learning environments do you struggle with most? Why do you like/struggle with these learning styles? Do you prefer classes involving memorization, logic, creativity, or your physical senses?
I think I learn best when I'm under pressure. Learning style is irrelevant then, whatever gets the job done is what works for me.
How good are you at strategizing? Do you easily break up projects into manageable tasks? Or do you have a tendency to wing projects and improvise as you go?
I'm good at all the conceptual stages of strategising, not so much the implementation. I can design a complex timetable for my activities but I'll never be able to follow it. I'm much more inclined towards just winging it and improvising. I don't even prepare for presentations. I just speak on the spot and to my surprise, that approach has actually worked well. With games based on strategy and long-term planning, I often find myself getting bored eventually and immediately switch to something with more action and short-term planning.
What's important to you and why?
Not sure I can identify anything in particular that is important to me. I am mostly indifferent with respect to deep and profound questions like this. They're nice in films and books for character development but in real life, everything is eventually condensed to the mundane. I don't really see the point in it. What is important to you is dynamic anyway, it could even change by the hour.
What are your aspirations?
Unfortunately, I have no grandiose goals or visions. I just want to have the best possible quality of life.
What are your fears? What makes you uncomfortable? What do you hate? Why?
It may sound silly, but death is what I fear the most. Just the brutal culmination of everything you've known and experienced. Gone as the rest of the world moves on. There are a lot of things that can make me uncomfortable to varying degrees but I think social anxiety is the worst, specifically the feeling of being watched and scrutinised by everyone in a room. I hate a lot of things, quite a lot of them probably for stupid reasons.
What do the "highs" in your life look like?
Accomplishing things, healthy and enjoyable interactions with friends, a clear mind, nearly all aspects of my life going smoothly.
What do the "lows" in your life look like?
Lethargic and chaotic mess of mindless and repetitive activities which just give me short bursts of immediate gratification but lead me nowhere and can even have an insidiously detrimental effect. I feel like what I am now is the result of years of not making the most of my life and just going with the motions.
How attached are you to reality? Do you daydream often, or do you pay attention to what's around you? If you do daydream, are you aware of your surroundings while you do so?
I'm fairly grounded. I daydream just as often as anyone else, mostly during lectures. I think I have a good awareness of my surroundings. I'm often one of the first to notice changes in my surroundings, whether they're physical or sound-related.
Imagine you are alone in a blank, empty room. There is nothing for you to do and no one to talk to. What do you think about?
That's hard to say. I don't think any hypothetical answer I come up with will accurately reflect how I would actually feel if for whatever reason, I found myself in such a scenario. All I can answer with some confidence is that there will be a lot of questions in my mind.
How long do you take to make an important decision? And do you change your mind once you've made it?
Depends on the kind of decision my making and other variables and factors. I can spend an embarrassing amount of time in a bookshop but take only a few seconds to make a decision on a matter that could have serious consequences. It's not consistent. I try not to change my mind after making a decision but it has happened more often than I like.
How long do you take to process your emotions? How important are emotions in your life?
I don't process my emotions, unless I felt something really worth thinking about again, which is rarely the case. Emotions are emotions? Don't know how to describe their importance in my life.
Do you ever catch yourself agreeing with others just to appease them and keep the conversation going? How often? Why?
Yes, I often do outside the internet that just because I can't be arsed to have an argument or conflict with someone else. Although when I'm on the internet, I'm extremely enthusiastic about disagreeing with others so who knows. Can't stop getting into arguments and fights then. I just have to tell the other person why he's wrong about something even if it has no effect on me.
Do you break rules often? Do you think authority should be challenged, or that they know better? If you do break rules, why would you?
I don't deliberately break them to feel like a rebel. If I can break a rule and not suffer any serious penalties and it's not important to me, then I'll disregard it without a second thought. If it benefits me, I'll obey it. I don't see why authority can't be challenged but it's silly to do it just for the sake of it and not because you actually have an issue with what they're doing.
What is the ideal life, in your opinion?
I don't think there is one. There will always be struggles and problems. They just evolve with your situation.