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Message 14 of 51 (550026)
03-12-2010 5:15 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by DevilsAdvocate
03-11-2010 9:14 PM

Social Skills
I will have to say my social skills as a young adult were rather lacking after the homeschool experience coupled with the constant moving. As a result, it has taken me a good 17+ years in the US Navy to help make up for it.
I feel social skills are also dependent on personality.
I felt mentally tormented by some fellow students throughout grade school. Consequently, I was a loner throughout high school. I had poor social skills. Pretty much a wall flower. A stint in the Marine Corps helped me. Oddly enough I ended up in the Public Affairs Office.
My social skills are still not the best, but I'm old enough now I don't care. I stink at BS and am not much for one-upmanship, so I'm rather quiet in new encounters. I take too long editing what I'm going to say before I say it. In some cases that's good and in some not so much. I'm waiting for when I hit 70 or 80 and whatever I think just pops out of my mouth unedited.

Scripture is like Newton’s third law of motionfor every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
In other words, for every biblical directive that exists, there is another scriptural mandate challenging it.
-- Carlene Cross in The Bible and Newton’s Third Law of Motion

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Message 17 of 51 (550033)
03-12-2010 7:15 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by DevilsAdvocate
03-12-2010 6:01 AM

Re: Social Skills
However, the Navy has taught me to be a little more outgoing and aggressive and sometimes I am too free with my words. I have learned to balance my personal thoughts and my outward speach but it is not a trait that comes naturally to me. I am a INTJ (Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging) personality (same as Thomas Jefferson, JFK and C.S. Lewis).
Hey this would make a good start of a thread: What Personality Profile are you. Will start this later today.
That would be great. I can find out how confused I really am.
Hopefully there is somewhere online to test.

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