Now back to our previously running program, already in progress...
For fun - and hopefully soon for profit - http://sites.google.com/site/wizardlsite/twlu-home
To put it plainly, I am looking for "other wizards". Over the past few years I've met only one or possibly two that seem to fit the aspects I've come up with that makes me different (see the list below). I'm feeling a yearning to commune with my own kind, if that's at all possible. At the very least it would be good to know if there are at least a few others out there...
(btw - I've created a test to find out how well these aspects of mine fit you. If you'd like to find out: http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/are-you-an-other-test).
Truth be told, these aspects may not even apply to wizards specifically. In conversation I usually name the people who have these traits as "Other", as opposed to "Normals". Perhaps you have more items that could be listed? I'm not talking about socio-culturally induced actions and patterns, but inherent traits. Check out the list (I've just added two more) and see if you relate or how much you relate and PLEASE, let me know...
Of course, any discussion on this subject is quite acceptable, so please feel free to respond in any way you like! Thoughts on this from any perspective is interesting to me, so have at it!
Wizardly Aspects and Properties:
1 - Your thinking is not necessarily linear (ex: a -> b -> c -> d -> conclusion or 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> 4 -> conclusion) but varied and non-linear (ex: a -> b -> 5 -> 23 -> theta -> zeta -> pi -> Diogenes -> conclusion)
2 - You are aware that your thinking processes are arranged in multiple parallel trains of thought, not just one train that keeps changing tracks
3 - You are aware, even at the height of a consuming emotion (as in being very angry), of all or most of your other emotions about the subject AT THE SAME TIME.
4 - You naturally can see "the big picture"
5 - You can comfortably believe in two or more diametrically opposed or contradictory things / philosophies at the same time (and I don't mean switching back and forth quickly)
6 - You have odd, peculiar, unusual, paranormal or impossible things happen to / around you on a frequent / daily basis. The ideas of "chance", "odds" and "coincidence" seem like fiction.
7 - You tend to be scientific AND mystical, without contradiction
8 - You have surprisingly good foresight
9 - You tend to be a "natural" at most of the things you attempt
10 - You can look at something and not only see it's component parts but almost automatically see it's various potential configurations and other uses. You easily see beyond the surface of things to what something CAN be
11 - You maintain a consistent body weight / configuration for decades without thinking or dieting, no matter how much OR HOW LITTLE you eat
12 - You tend to look A LOT younger than your physical age
13 - You tend to FEEL a whole hell of a lot older than your physical age
14 - You have a tendency to use bio-feedback with well more than average success, even if you don't know what bio-feedback is
15 - You have the deep-seated feeling that you are far from home, a feeling that you are "out of place" even among friends / family
16 - People look at you strangely when you say something that makes perfectly plain sense to you. You are also very familiar with the phrase "How the HECK did you come up with THAT idea?"
17 - You have a terrible sense of time, but a great sense of timing
18 - You can recognize "omens" easily and most of the time accurately derive their meanings
19 - You can manipulate energies pretty easily (for example, you know how to catch your "15th wind", or your "36th wind" no matter how long a task takes)
20 - You, or the people who know you, consider you an "independent thinker"
21 - Your interests are many, and varied
22 - Your ability to concentrate is such that nothing can disrupt you when you're very focused
23 - You have a tendency to be very, very lucky or unlucky
24 - You have the ability to heal quickly, and have higher than usual immunity to common maladies
25 - You are quite comfortable being alone. You can work with a team, but you do better "referring" to the team about your efforts
26 - You have "authority issues"
27 - You have a surprising lack of fear when it comes to the subject death
28 - You have actually died at one point, and yet here you are
29 - You have a strength of willpower that even surprises you
30 - In dangerous or frightening situations, you feel neither the danger nor the fright, though perhaps you feel you should. You automatically go into "action mode" when such things occur, and quite often sense the slowing down of time and activity around you
31 - You have an insatiable curiosity about most everything
32 - You have a natural tendency to notice even tiny details, especially in your surroundings
33 - You don't get jealous. In fact, you wouldn't know how to even if it were necessary. It's just not in you.
34 - Even if you believe in and practice monogamy and stay committed to one person at a time, you have the ability to love more than one person at a time.
35 - Animals, with few exceptions, either REALLY like you or REALLY don't like you.
36 - You have an instant understanding of why something won't work, even if you can't explain it right away.
37 - You get an "instant impression" about people you've just met, and it's rarely wrong.