Saturday, November 29, 2008

What's your blogs personality?

visit here and type in your blogs URL. My results were surprisingly accurate! let me know how yours turn out? (thanks Skittles, I am running out of nablopomo ideas!)

My blogs personality test results-

ESFP - The Performers
The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - THEY ARE ALWAYS AT RISK OF EXHAUSTING THEMSELVES!
They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

pretty good, huh? Speaking of being attuned to pleasure and beauty. My job also requires setting boundaries as well. Without them, It is so easy for people to really take advantage of me. It's funny, Until giggles so wisely pointed this out to me recently, I was feeling guilty about being abrupt with certain people and I don't think I really ever stopped and analyzed HOW important the little 'rules' I tried to enforce in my little salon were for me to have a life outside of my job. Before my recent renovation, I used to have a little paper sign on my mirror that said 'Please call between the hours of 9-9 mon-sat. No sundays or wake up calls Please". I didn't put it back up because I thought it looked tacky.

I first realized it was actually necessary to put that sign up when I had someone wake my family On Easter sunday to make an appointment for the FOLLOWing week! I can't tell you how many times, when I finally get that rare morning where I can sleep late, Someone ALWAYS calls and wakes me before 8 am. The funny thing is, You are reading this and probably thinking those requested calling hours are MORE than reasonable, right? Well, many people teased me about it. Making fun of me for setting rules! One woman read it and laughed and then sarcastically said, oooh I brought my own coffee , Is that against the rules? Unlike my understanding friend giggles, I don't think some people really understand how inconsiderate it is. Well, today was my day off and after a fitful night of sleep, I shut off my alarm and fell back into a deep, much needed sleep. Sure enough... 7:56 am.. The ringing startled me awake in the midst of one of those crazy
'baby' dreams I always have.

I guess I have to put the sign back up. I will frame it and make sure it matches the pretty decor but I am setting those boundaries again, this time with a clear conscience.
(trust me, I've thought out every scenario of phone system changes, but I need it to ring in my home to cut down on returning a ton of calls each day)


Giggles said...

Do I ever understand this one. The kids rarely get to sleep in or have a morning when someone calls too early it really annoys me....a home should be a haven, a soft place to fall where as work should be restricted to business hours!If people were considerate...there would be no need for the darn sign....get it up there girl!! Great blog post...maybe someone will understand why boundaries are imperative to sanity and sleep!

Love Giggles

paisley said...

mine says it is a blog for thinkers:

The logical and analytical type. They are especially attuned to difficult creative and intellectual challenges and always look for something more complex to dig into. They are great at finding subtle connections between things and imagine far-reaching implications.

They enjoy working with complex things using a lot of concepts and imaginative models of reality. Since they are not very good at seeing and understanding the needs of other people, they might come across as arrogant, impatient and insensitive to people that need some time to understand what they are talking about.

well i have always been told i think too much,,,so i have to guess it is pretty accurate....

Henry said...

I'd hate to try to make appointments while I was shopping,cooking, pooping or whatever.. I don't think I'd like people calling me on my cell or home phone. You're sign sounds much more nicley worded than mine would be!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I think you should hire a bouncer for the door and he could recite the rules. oh by the way I tagged you.

Forgetfulone said...

According to the typealyzer, I am "the doer." Sort of accurate.

I was thinking of your did u ever posts when we went to the movies a few days ago. The ticket seller was actually reading a book between customers. And there was a line! How rude!

You need to set those boundaries. I think some of your customers may not realize that your phone rings at home? Maybe they think there is an answering service so if they call before or after hours it wouldn't matter? If that's not the case, they have no excuse! I used to have my hair done by a woman whose salon was an attachment to her home. I never called at odd times. Put your sign up and don't worry what people think! Yeah, I'm one to set boundaries.

Tammy Brierly said...

I'm a "Performer" too. :) You need a better sign Lucy. People understand rules better when they are made to understand that the phone is part of YOUR home life too.

Please call during business hours of 9am - 9pm Mon-Sat, for this is also my home. Thank you! Or you can add, I'll confirm your appointment between 12am-5am, Mon - Sat. LOL