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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.

  • 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.
  • Always gives me a bigger serving than the usual order.
  • the gowanus canal (the most putrid place in NYC) flooded my friend's metal shop. I spent 5 long days without being asked, cleaning his gear. 12 hour days in knee deep gross. He was not nice to be near, as all of his property was possibly completely ruined.
  • A young boy died just after he arrived at our transit center in Butare, Rwanda in 1994. The morgues were full - no one was letting anyone in - so my colleagues and I took the parents to a local cemetery and we buried the child together.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stood up and gave me a seat after a long day.
  • Cooked a nice meal for them
  • Sent me two dozen roses at work.
  • Use resources and network to build classrooms in the remotest areas of our country
  • 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.
  • Stood up and gave me a seat after a long day.
  • Charles and Mario are the local mechanics in my neighborhood (LES). When my mother died unexpectedly in 2008, they moved my car for two weeks and refused any payment. They were people I knew (it was an old car so I saw them a fair amount) but I was taken aback by their generosity of heart.
  • I helped edit and publish his Onitsha market book: The Human Life.
  • 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.
  • I helped edit and publish his Onitsha market book: The Human Life.
  • Surprised me at school to bring me lunch on a day she knew I was upset. My happy meal made me happy!
  • Surprised me at school to bring me lunch on a day she knew I was upset. My happy meal made me happy!
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  • A young boy died just after he arrived at our transit center in Butare, Rwanda in 1994. The morgues were full - no one was letting anyone in - so my colleagues and I took the parents to a local cemetery and we buried the child together.
  • Drove from NYC to DC just to be there for her.
  • Sent me two dozen roses at work.
  • 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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  • Drove from NYC to DC just to be there for her.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'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. :)
  • threw me a surprise birthday party with 15 people
  • saved him from drowning in the water off South Beach
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sent me two dozen roses at work.
  • 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!
  • threw me a surprise birthday party with 15 people
  • 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!

Being Thankful

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

  • She always calls me to make sure I'm OK even if I haven't called her in months.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • He graciously assists my with my coding issues and never asks for anything in return.
  • I am grateful for Red. We have known each other since 1992 and she has been there for me personally and professionally ever since.
  • My brother has always been there for me to give me advice and make me laugh. I've always looked up to him.
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  • My cat is a joyous greeter in the morning and whenever we come home.
  • 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
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  • He made me coffee this morning. It was awesome.
  • She washes my socks and underwear!
  • 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.
  • For always believing in me and loving me unconditionally
  • she went out of her way to drive me to tennis and baseball practice, leaving work early and getting speeding tickets
  • He always lowers the toilet seat. This is very important. He also fills up the water pitcher and wipes down the sink.
  • 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.

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