Thursday, December 15, 2011

Should I Really Be ABBA?

As you probably know my moniker, ABBA, was given to me by Sara when I first started blogging. It stands for Aries, Blond, Blogging, Aggie. Now there are a couple of things that might exclude me from continuing with this name; first, because I'm not really a blond anymore as I've discovered that my natural color is quite a few shades darker and second, because I've been a really bad blogger of late.

However, I'm not really focusing this post on either of those two concerns. I'm actually questioning whether I should be an Aries. In looking into what it means to be an Aries, there is a lot about that sign that just doesn't fit with who I am. Here is a little snippet of what makes up an Aries:

  • Adventurous, Ambitious, Impulsive, Enthusiastic (Yeah, not so sure about this.)

  • A Pioneer both in thought and action (Hmm, on the fence on this one.)

  • Open to new ideas and a lover of freedom (I would agree)

  • Welcome challenges and will not be diverted from their purpose except by their own impatience (Umm, sometimes...)

  • Courageous leaders with a genuine concern for those they command (I would not say 'courageous leader' but I do have concern for those I command.)

  • Being responsible people, it is rare they will use their subordinates to obtain their own objectives (I would agree.)

  • Do not make good followers because they are too "take charge" (I wouldn't say I'm not a follower because I'm not thrilled with being a leader, but I do have a 'take charge' attitude.)

  • Unwilling to obey or submit to directions for which they can see no reason (Yeah, I totally agree with this one; been this way ever since I was a wee babe.)

  • Aggressive and restless, argumentative occasionally, headstrong, quick tempered, easily offended and capable of holding grudges (Hmmm, not so much.)

  • Intellectual and objective, but can be bigoted and extremist in religion and politics (Yes and no...Ooo, maybe I'm bigoted about making a decision.)

  • Champions of lost causes (Yeah, I think lease I know I've backed some.)

  • Quick-witted (I give this one a big heck yeah!)

  • Sometimes foolhardy and overly optimistic (Yeah, probably.)

  • Prone to headaches, depression, indigestion, and nervous disorders (Sadly, yes.)

  • Likes spontaneity (Ummm, no.)
Now, I've noted for each of these whether I actually agree with these. Since my birthday is only 5 days from the cusp of being a Taurus, I decided to check that out and see if I really should have been a Taurus and I just arrived early (which I've always been prone to do):

  • Patient and reliable (I'd like to think so.)

  • Warmhearted and loving (I'd like to think so.)

  • Stable, balanced, conservative good, law-abiding citizens and lovers of peace (I'd like to think so.)

  • Respect for property and a horror of falling into debt, they will do everything in their power to maintain security (Hell's Yeah!)

  • Keen-witted and practical (I'd like to think so.)

  • Apt to become fixed in their opinions (Maybe sometimes, or not, I don't know...)

  • Obstinately and exasperatingly self-righteous, unoriginal, rigid, ultraconservative, argumentative (Not always, No, No, No, No)

  • Need someone to stroke their egos with a frequent "Well Done" (But really, don't we all?)

  • Faithful and generous friends with a great capacity for affection (I'd like to think so.)

  • Gentle, even tempered, good natured, modest, and slow to anger, disliking quarreling and avoiding ill-feeling (Yes, yes, yes...I will avoid fighting any way that I can!)

  • However, can explode into violent outbursts (Well, it has been a long time, but when I was a kid I could tell stories about tearing up my room when I would get mad.)

  • They have aesthetic taste, enjoying art, for which they may have a talent, beauty and music. (I'd like to think so.)

  • They have a strong, sometimes unconventional, religious faith (I would have to agree, especially the unconventional aspect.)

  • Industrious and good craftspeople (I'd like to think so.)

  • At their best in routine positions of trust and responsibility, where there is little need of urgency and even less risk of change (While, I do like my routine and really like being in a position of responsibility where people can trust me, I also get bored easily...)
Okay, well maybe I am more of an Aries with a whole lot of strong influence from my Taurus side....Can I make up my own sign and call myself an Arus...although that could be mis-typed so easily....


SAngRiA Smiles said...

LOL. The info was pretty fascinating, huh? Someone asked me yesterday if Aries could be friends with each other.... I think the fact that we are on opposite ends of it is probably helpful!

After spending a wonderful weekend traveling with you, I vote you arrived a little early :) 5 days early.... could be

Diane said...

Hmmm, I think I like ABBA for you still.

Jane said...

Ro your new made up sign.

You are such an Aries, ms over analyzer :)