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galápag.us orientation results

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Had you contributed your results, you would have begun your rite of passage into citizenship as a member of the Galapag.us tribe. You'd still need to pass certain milestones and achievements in order to become a full tribal member. You can still see what sort of history and memory is within the tribe, by way of the results below.


Generosity

Here's a random list of some of the great deeds contributed by others, for others.

  • took his Christmas shift so he could spend time with his family
  • Sachiko was a friend who owned a restaurant in my neighborhood (LES). My husband and I would go there almost every week and became close friends with Sachiko and her sister, Kasuko. When my mother died unexpectedly in 2008, she closed off half of the restaurant for us to hold a gathering of friends and family.
  • Made him a gift / travel package for his trip to the Galapagos Islands.
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  • Sent me two dozen roses at work.
  • Many years ago, I received a phone call from a woman who was trying to get a young demobilized child soldier out of Sierra Leone. The one thing she couldn't find was someone to sponsor his education. I was able to find the person who ended up funding his high school and college education.
  • Always gives me a bigger serving than the usual order.
  • This is more of a general overview as my parents have done so many generous things for me in the past. I didn't grow up with much money and my parents always made sure my needs came first so if it was a choice between my tutoring/afterschool or paying the bills, they always chose me.
  • Didn't let people pray over him as he wasn't religious when he was on his death bed.bo
  • Stood up and gave me a seat after a long day.
  • This is more of a general overview as my parents have done so many generous things for me in the past. I didn't grow up with much money and my parents always made sure my needs came first so if it was a choice between my tutoring/afterschool or paying the bills, they always chose me.
  • I try especially hard to be a good sister now because I have not been a good big sister in the past. My little sister had racked up debt and I gave her money to pay off part of debt. I also worked with her on a personal finance plan.
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  • She didn't do this for me, but she donated a kidney to a friend allowing him to have a vital and renewed life.
  • I'm referring to the anthropologist not the musician. He donated his research stipend to me when I was a graduate student, enabling me to do fieldwork in Nigeria and finish my dissertation
  • I'm sure I do kinder stuff for my family and friends but this deed stuck out for me because I ended up having to go to the doctor. I was traveling to an interview and noticed a mother struggling to get up the steps with a stroller. I helped her up the steps but promptly fell down the stairs upon reaching the top step. I knocked my head on the ground and was unconscious for a few minutes. But I still managed to make my interview (oddly enough at a domestic violence nonprofit). I had to explain the bruises and eventually had to go to the doctor. I still have a bruise on my right wrist.
  • I helped edit and publish his Onitsha market book: The Human Life.
  • Drove from NYC to DC just to be there for her.
  • My teenage girlfriend - for her birthday I recorded myself singing and playing every song from the album "Goldfly" by Guster. It took me a long time to do and it was one of her favorite albums.
  • He was a person I met randomly on the subway. It turned out he lived across the street from me and we became friends. He inducted me into the world of electronics and hardware hacking, giving me the tools to develop a portfolio that got me into grad school.
  • My teenage girlfriend - for her birthday I recorded myself singing and playing every song from the album "Goldfly" by Guster. It took me a long time to do and it was one of her favorite albums.
  • Saved me from a smoldering jet engine carnie ride and the fire department/potential arrest. In saving me from these he risked all of the above.
  • I'm sure other people have done more generous things for me in the past but this one really stuck out for me. Last winter, I was locked out of my office with no coat or wallet. The night doorman, Mario, let me borrow his phone to call my co-workers. He then lent me his coat and his metrocard to travel to my co-worker's apartment to pick up another set of keys. One of my other co-workers was so generous and had her husband pick me up and take me back to the office. :)
  • Drove from NYC to DC just to be there for her.
  • Surprised me at school to bring me lunch on a day she knew I was upset. My happy meal made me happy!
  • I'm sure I do kinder stuff for my family and friends but this deed stuck out for me because I ended up having to go to the doctor. I was traveling to an interview and noticed a mother struggling to get up the steps with a stroller. I helped her up the steps but promptly fell down the stairs upon reaching the top step. I knocked my head on the ground and was unconscious for a few minutes. But I still managed to make my interview (oddly enough at a domestic violence nonprofit). I had to explain the bruises and eventually had to go to the doctor. I still have a bruise on my right wrist.
  • All I needed to complete my undergrad degree was to pass the Spanish proficiency test. Despite studying and working in a restaurant where I spoke Spanish every day, I just couldn't pass it. I met with the head of the foreign language department and started talking with him in Spanish. Despite my poor grammar, I proved to him that I could hold a conversation, so he passed me on that basis.
  • threw me a surprise birthday party with 15 people
  • This is more of a general overview as my parents have done so many generous things for me in the past. I didn't grow up with much money and my parents always made sure my needs came first so if it was a choice between my tutoring/afterschool or paying the bills, they always chose me.
  • Surprised me at school to bring me lunch on a day she knew I was upset. My happy meal made me happy!
  • I try especially hard to be a good sister now because I have not been a good big sister in the past. My little sister had racked up debt and I gave her money to pay off part of debt. I also worked with her on a personal finance plan.
  • Sent me two dozen roses at work.
  • threw me a surprise birthday party with 15 people
  • I'm sure other people have done more generous things for me in the past but this one really stuck out for me. Last winter, I was locked out of my office with no coat or wallet. The night doorman, Mario, let me borrow his phone to call my co-workers. He then lent me his coat and his metrocard to travel to my co-worker's apartment to pick up another set of keys. One of my other co-workers was so generous and had her husband pick me up and take me back to the office. :)
  • Surprised me at school to bring me lunch on a day she knew I was upset. My happy meal made me happy!
  • Sent me two dozen roses at work.
  • threw me a surprise birthday party with 15 people
  • for my birthday, took me to my first Knicks game, took me to my favorite restaurants, took me to Guns n' Roses female cover band!
  • for my birthday, took me to my first Knicks game, took me to my favorite restaurants, took me to Guns n' Roses female cover band!
  • for my birthday, took me to my first Knicks game, took me to my favorite restaurants, took me to Guns n' Roses female cover band!

Being Thankful

Below is a random list of thanks given to other people via this welcoming process.

  • For making coffee for me even if I didn't ask for one.
  • she mentored me, showed me NYC and Philly, and has always been supportive of my progress
  • Another girlfriend from high school who introduced me to people who would become lifelong friends, and from there a host of other folks in a chain reaction, including my wife. She is what Malcolm Gladwell would call a "connector" for me.
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  • He always lowers the toilet seat. This is very important. He also fills up the water pitcher and wipes down the sink.
  • He graciously assists my with my coding issues and never asks for anything in return.
  • A professor and advisor of mine from my undergrad days. I had a difficult time in a particular class and it was my last semester of school plus the class fulfilled a requirement for graduation. The professor threatened to fail me - really only because of a personality clash - he went to bat with the department head for me and set it up so I could drop the course and regain the credits through an independent study with him. It wasn't something he had to do, but he did it anyway.
  • she went out of her way to drive me to tennis and baseball practice, leaving work early and getting speeding tickets
  • I am grateful for Red. We have known each other since 1992 and she has been there for me personally and professionally ever since.
  • She always calls me to make sure I'm OK even if I haven't called her in months.
  • He made me coffee this morning. It was awesome.
  • He gives me so much attention and concern - every day he is there for me, to help me be a better person, student, artist.... he is my rock of solace, happiness and peace- because he cares so much for my future.
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  • I give thanks every day for my husband. Rather than list everything (not enough time:), I would just say that when a colleague met him for the first time, the first thing she said to me was, "That man really has your back."
  • My mom- she is an example to me on a daily basis, and is always available to speak with me as a person, not her child, about my small and my large life-events. She has helped guide me since I existed, and has put so much of herself into making me a better person, all the while removing her from me- allowing me to do and be without fear or constraint.
  • My cat is a joyous greeter in the morning and whenever we come home.
  • My older sister was someone who goes out of her way to do the right thing. I want to thank her for helping my imagination grow.
  • My brother has always been there for me to give me advice and make me laugh. I've always looked up to him.
  • For always believing in me and loving me unconditionally
  • She washes my socks and underwear!

Perception

How do we view ourselves? Do we undervalue ourselves in certain areas and overvalue ourselves in other areas? Without comparing this data with other peoples' perceptions of us, we can't draw conclusions except, perhaps, our self-perceived value. The results are below:



Results (10 submissions)
(0 == not at all, 50 == somewhat, 100 == totally)

qualityavg (out of 100)
work_ethic79
wit0
wisdom0
under_valued44
technical_ability66
sophistication0
sociability0
singing41
shyness41
sexiness43
self_sacrifice63
risk_taking0
respect0
religiosity0
patience0
over_valued46
money54
luckiness56
loyalty83
likeability0
intelligence72
hygiene62
humor78
honesty76
health0
happiness76
genuineness82
entrepreneurialism0
education0
discipline0
dependability0
dancing46
creativity81
common_sense78
book_sense77
athleticism64
appearance58
agreeability71
alignment_morals0
alignment_ethics0
total0
average0
user_name0
name0