The Results Are In…I’m Competitive

Happy hump day all. I hope today flies by for everyone. I am in training all day again today. Yesterday’s training was actually really interesting. It’s being given by the American Management Association and the class is Getting Results Without Authority.

I’m not exactly high up on the power list in my office, so it should be very helpful for me. It was also interesting because we took a Personal Style Indicator test by the Consulting Resource Group and it was pretty enlightening. Basically it told me I am a combination of Cognitive and Behavioral or C-B. What that amounted to was the label “Competitive.” Oh yes, I guess I have to face the truth now that this test confirms it. And after reading the description in the accompanying booklet, I have decided not to fight the label. It described me to a T, 100%.

Apparently it means I can be sensitive and challenging; I pay attention to detail; I find it difficult to adjust to unexpected changes; I accumulate stress and tension without releasing it; I can be a bit overly critical of myself and others; and I should engage in plenty of cardiovascular exercise to help release blocked tensions.

No seriously, it really said the last part about cardiovascular activity and I thought that was hysterical. Another page said that people under this descriptor feel the need to be very active, but then can also relax 100% when they know things are accomplished. That’s me!!

It was so funny to read this material that really speaks to me directly in almost all cases. And it explains why I react the way I do in certain circumstances and why, for me, running is all about goal setting and achieving milestones. And now I don’t feel as bad about it – it’s just who I am!

Have you ever taken a style or personality test? What did it tell you? Was it on the mark or way off?

I’ve taken another one before and it was pretty accurate. I enjoy taking them and like reading about my strengths and weaknesses.

Restaurant Review: Gonzalez y Gonzalez
After my full day of class, I met up with my friend Katie for dinner in Soho. We went to Gonzalez y Gonzalez for some Mexican food and margaritas. We contemplated starting off with guacamole, but at $16.25 for an appetizer, that seemed a bit steep.

Instead, we both ordered the passion fruit frozen margarita and had some nachos (much more reasonably priced).

I have to say that the nachos we just meh. I don’t think a plate of nachos means 8 chips smothered in beans and fake cheese with salsa, guac and sour cream on the side. I want a heaping plate of chips, with melted shredded cheese, some pico de gallo and beans. Yes, the salsa, guac and sour cream should be on the side, but you need to build the base of the nachos with love. 🙂 Sorry – I am a bit of a nacho freak.

Anyway, our main courses did not disappoint at all. I had the Burrito Vegetariano filled with zucchini, yellow squash, corn, tomatoes, cheese and black beans with brown rice on the side. YUM!!

Katie had the steak quesadillas and she enjoyed that entrée as well.

The only other thing that slightly annoyed me was that they were offering a happy hour special from 5 – 7 p.m., but only at the bar. I contemplated having us go get our drinks at the bar ($5 vs. $9) and then get a table, but Katie had a train to catch and we didn’t have time to dilly-dally. Still, I think if someone is coming in to spend money on your food, they should most certainly get the same deal on their alcoholic beverages as other bar patrons.

After dinner I headed home, read for a bit and then went to bed early. I didn’t watch Biggest Loser, but Tivo-ed it, so that might be on the agenda for later tonight.

Have a good hump day all!

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5 responses to “The Results Are In…I’m Competitive

  1. Do they have this personality test online?? I NEED to take this. That is hysterical about the cardiovascular exercise. At least you know who you are!

    • I’m sorry – I don’t. I tried to google it because I wanted my husband to take it, but it only brought up tests you had to purchase. I’ll let you know if I do find it though!

  2. I have always had pretty spot on results with those personality tests. I always wonder how they can know so much! LOL

  3. lol that is awesome! I’ve taken the Meyers-Brigg test a few times and usually come out with INTJ, which is introverted… and something. haha. I think it is pretty spot on!

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