Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Go Big or Go Home

If you've never taken a Myers-Briggs personality test, you were clearly never a Psychology major.  You're also missing out on the eerie accuracy of the 16 distinct personality profiles outlined by the test. 

A few weeks ago, my sister and I sat down and profiled all of the members of our family, and we were stunned by how spot-on many of the profiles were.  I'd taken the test before and already knew my own, but in order to determine the others', I had to read through several descriptions until I was hit with a startlingly exact representation of my husband, minus one very simple but important phrase.

Go big or go home.

Joel is one of those if-you're-going-to-do-something-do-it-right kind of guys, and when he gets invested in an idea, it would take a zombie apocalypse to stop him from his goal.  The top lawyers of today should be very glad he pursued a career in music rather than law.  To illustrate this point, let me tell you a little story.

Once upon a time, a mother wanted a swing-set for her kids.  "Something simple", she said, a wish that was repeatedly met with hesitation from her husband who didn't want to mow around obstacles or challenge the integrity of his lawn.  This continued until one day, when a delivery truck deposited a VERY big load of wood into a VERY large pile on the driveway.  And after a VERY long battle with some VERY inept salespeople, the world's largest residential structure was erected before a VERY surprised mother.  "If you're going to do it, do it right", he said.  And the father, the mother, their kids, and their fortress lives happily ever after. 

In fewer words, Joel "went big" again.

The kids are thrilled, of course, and by kids I refer not only to Cael and Graham, but to the thirteen children I had in my yard last night, swinging, climbing and horsing around in what has become the newest neighborhood hangout.  So, although it might not be in my Meyers-Briggs profile to admit it, I'm glad Joel decided to go all out on this one.

We'll see if those feelings last until the whiffle ball field is complete...

1 comment:

  1. Good lord! lol. It's like swingsets are reproducing in your backyard! hehe...we'll be right over ;-)


Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.