Sunday, August 23, 2009

Slowly Passing...

Today, is the first working day in Ramadhan. Everything is fine, since I used to fast in regular days before so today is nothing really. The only thing I'm afraid of is, the traffic jam. Although the ministry of education decided that no schools will start until the end of Ramadhan, but still you would expect a traffic jam when you go out of work. Beside the traffic jam, just stay away from the smokers (who stop smoking at day time because of the fasting). They tend to have a bad temper (more than the regular non-smoking people). Beside the day traffic jam, you will also have the regular night time jam, which is doubled in this month because people can't do much in their day time, thus they have to do everything by night. I, myself, plan to get myself a CF card for my camera and maybe a remote control for the camera and also an extra-battery. All of that is available in one store maybe in the area of Hawally, the Heaven of traffic jams.

So far, I translated one verse today at work, and I think this is all what I can do for today. The verse had many words that needed fetcing as well there was some cumbersome moments when I made some new words and found out later that I made them already in some other way. The problem is that all new words are written on the original paper, beside the story line, thus I cannot search for them electronically, but I have to flip the papers and look carefully, i.e. more time consuming. I got tired already from translating one verse, and I'm wondering if I'm going to write anything for my story today.

Still waiting any response from my previous English teacher, which I caught in She was the celebrity back in 1999 in Kuwait University, I was 19 back then, and everyone wanted to register a class with her. According to some follow-up news, it seems she is in PA, USA right now, and she teaches French. The funny thing is that I read in some of the ratings that she uses Arabic words sometimes to explain things in the French or the English classes! She must got a grip on the language in the years she lived here!

For fun, I decided to put on here my handwriting analysis, and I'm waiting for another one as well (there are some graphics that I couldn't put in here), and the analysis was made by Quantum Enterprises, specifically by Mr Andy Hunt. Here you go:

Personality Description

To begin the analysis, the subject's handwriting shows some rigidity and tautness, as if the forward movement of the pen has been carefully restrained. This indicates a somewhat more conformist and conventional personality than the average. The subject leans more to the conventional in dress and behaviour.

The pressure used throughout the script is average in intensity, indicating that the subject is able to maintain a balance between too much activity and too great a degree of lethargy. As a result, he lacks the intense drive and enthusiasm shown by writers with heavy pressure, but will be equally tolerant of inactivity in those who use a lower pressure in their script. He will be good at working methodically at the more routine tasks.

The subject has a signature that is larger than 77% of the population and as a result sees himself in a relative position of power and responsibility.
The large signature also ties in with the assertive nature of the subject. The subject is confident in his approach to life. (See below for a full description of the subject's assertive personality).
The subject has a strong need to succeed in all things he does. He hates to loose and will appear to be quite a strong competitor.

The signature is also underlined, expressing a certain amount of confidence on the part of the writer. He feels that he has an above average ability to cope with the daily challenges of life. He is more likely to take chances in order to achieve success and more readily accept the blame for mistakes when he is responsible than writers who do not underline their signature.
The underlining embellishment is also a mark of enthusiasm and exuberance.

The handwriting shows some signs of a perfectionist personality. The subject may seem to be more orderly and methodical than most, and be somewhat over-concerned with small details and fussy about trivial matters.
His space saving style of writing reflects a desire to conserve, both in material things such as money, and relationships. He will usually be punctual, and thus appears to be reliable and conscientious.
He may attempt to appear morally superior on some occasions and will usually go by the book, following the letter of the law and abiding by those in authority.
He will generally be undecided about the best course of action to take, and will appear to have a number of self-doubts.

The comparative height of the capital letters to the 'ascenders' in the script indicates that the subject has a mildly assertive personality. In conjunction with a large signature this means that he will be more confident and dominant in relationships and can find it relatively easy to strike up conversation with strangers.
He is likely to speak out forthrightly and can defend himself quite well if under attack. In a quarrel he could argue quite openly to defend his rights. He is more likely to complain about shoddy goods or poor service.
He will also make a good host and can liven up a party.
He would make a good leader, but may be intolerant of other people if their views clash with his own. He prefers to be taken seriously and may become irritated if he is not.

Several 't' bars in the script point downwards, which indicates that the subject exhibits a certain degree of ambition.
He has an above average drive to obtain goals and objectives, and likes to succeed at things that he attempts. Obstacles are often regarded as challenges to be overcome, and he likes competition and action.
This characteristic, in conjunction with a large signature, shows that once the subject has set himself a goal, he may be a difficult person to stop.

The handwriting shows some signs of expansiveness, and this is an indication of an extrovert personality. The writer has an above average need for space and dislikes being confined. This hunger for space is reflected in the script.
This expansiveness shows in the subject's social relationships. He is likely to be more comfortable in company than on his own, and perhaps takes life more lightly than the average person. He may become quite easily bored, and often yearns for change and variety.
He is likely to express his feelings and moods quite freely, and is reasonably unconcerned with disorder or lack of control.

A variation in pressure throughout the script indicates that the subject is more prone to anxiety than the average person, and may be the victim of emotional upsets.

There are some indications within the handwriting of compulsive behaviour.
Compulsiveness is an anxiety reducing strategy in which the subject makes a ritual out of many of the most trivial aspects of life. When attempting to solve problems which cause anxiety, he will attempt to do so by constant and repetitive efforts. This will be maintained, even if the problem turns out to be insoluble.
Such an exaggerated determination means that the subject is often regarded by others as being conscientious. However, because of these rigid problem solving strategies he finds it difficult to look at problems from a fresh angle and to consider a different method of approach. Often, this rigid problem solving procedure, whether at work or in personal relationships, is not an attempt to reach a solution but a defence reaction. Typical compulsions are checking the doors and windows a prescribed number of times each night, even if one check would be sufficient, worrying about 'bad' thoughts for fear that they will come true, and checking and re-checking every piece of work to avoid any possibility of mistake. All these, and many other forms of compulsive behaviour are best summed up as 'not being able to leave well alone'.
At present, the subject's level of compulsive behaviour is probably a mild inconvenience, but it could prove to dominate his existence. This should be taken as a warning sign to take life rather less seriously, to strive for less perfection, precision and order, and to relax more often.

There are cases of isolated ambiguity throughout the script which shows that the subject is over-concerned with concealment. He is attempting to cover up, and keep aspects of his personality or private life hidden from view or cloaked in mystery.
This type of handwriting is found in professions which demand a high degree of confidence keeping, such as lawyers, bankers and doctors.
It is wrong to interpret isolated ambiguity as a sign of a deceitful personality, but it does show a need for the subject to hide some part of his personality or background which may cause embarrassment or anxiety.

There are a few indications in the handwriting that, at the time of writing, the subject was suffering from mild stress. This may be temporary, for example if he was upset, tired, or working against a deadline. However, the subject may be living at an unacceptable level of stress, one which is beginning to affect his physical well being.
These are warning signs in the handwriting, and indicate that the subject should pause and reflect on those aspects of his lifestyle which may be causing long-term difficulties. He should try to reduce them whenever possible, relax more frequently, check his diet, and perhaps take more exercise. Stress can be beneficial, but if allowed to get out of control, it may prove a hazard to mental and physical health.

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS SUMMARY (Specially written by Andy Hunt)

The above text has been produced by the Graphonomizer (TM) software and describes the personality and emotional aspects identified through handwriting characteristics. The text below is an attempt to further bring the identified personality traits into a more meaningful summary of the subject.

The sample provided is a scanned image, which will mask some of the more subtle pressure changes. This is further affected by the use of the writing implement (roller-ball pen). However, the sample is a good size and exhibits many interesting and identifiable characteristics.

The overall flow of the handwriting is slightly restrained. This gives an indication that Taher is generally more of a conformist individual who prefers to dress and behave conventionally. This seems to be somewhat of a contradiction to the extravert facet of his personality, which indicates someone who is less in control. Exraversion is mostly shown by the strong rightward slant of the letters. However, the extraversion score is mild and is more an indicator of a need for social interaction rather than a wild party-goer. When there is loss of control it will be through possible signs of a quick temper. Although the Graphonomizer report hasn't specifically picked up on this, there are some sudden sharp increases in pressure which indicate that Taher may occasionally 'fly off the handle'. As he does not show a score for aggression, these bouts of temper will remain restrained and mild.

Taher has quite a large signature, telling us that he feels important within his own sphere. Coupled with a mild score for assertiveness, this boosts Taher's confidence and shows him to be the dominant individual in relationships. The assertiveness is detected by the relatively large capital letters in relation to the ascenders (e.g. 'b', 'd', 'f' etc.). Sometimes the capitals are extremely high as in the word 'But' halfway down page one.

Furthermore, a mild score for ambition indicates that Taher has a need to succeed, which will be supported by his confident, assertive nature. Ambition is shown by the proportion of downward pointing 't' cross-bars.

The falling lines, relatively small writing and crowded words indicate that Taher has a perfectionist personality. He is over concerned about details and making sure that everything is just right. He likes things to be in order. This may be detrimental to his need for achievement, as perfectionists often hold back, unsure if they are taking the right course of action.

There are some signs of anxiety within the handwriting which are almost certainly connected with some significant signs of compulsive behaviour. There are many examples within the handwriting where Taher has returned to letters and overwritten or added further strokes to try and improve the clarity. The word 'journey' on the first line is a good example of this. These signs tell us that Taher has difficulty approaching problems from a fresh perspective and he may show behaviours that are connected with this such as frequent hand washing and checking and rechecking to see if something has been done properly. If he has lost something, Taher may keep going back to the same place to look, even though he knows it isn't there. This is often a sign to strive for less perfection before this becomes a dominant part of his existance.

There are also signs of a need to conceal within the handwriting. This is shown by isolated ambiguity, where some words are not decipherable on their own and can only be read within the context of the whole sentence. As mentioned in the main text, this can be associated with professions that require confidence keeping (such as lawyers and doctors), but it may be an indicator of a part of his personality, or life, that Taher wants to keep to himself.

Finally, there are a few resting dots in the handwriting, showing some mild stress. This can be shown temporarily in the handwriting, and may be caused by the general fatigue of a hard day's work.

In summary, Taher is a confident, assertive and ambitious individual, who is perhaps held back by his attention to detail. He is reasonably sociable, although generally conformist in his behaviour. Taher may have trouble addressing problems from a new perspective, has a need to conceal some parts of his personality or past, and may be suffering from mild stress as a result.

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