The Therapy Sessions
Friday, December 17, 2004
The poet who didn't know it
Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence
You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.
You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.
And so I ended up as a scientist.
So there's a poet in me struggling to get out? (If I get my hands on him, I'll beat the shit out of that freeloader - a tapeworm spewing verse.)
So how did end up in science?
In college I dabbled in literature and journalism (I even made the huge mistake of majoring in English). I found the people in the humanities to be a little stuck up (and the professors had political agendas that were more important than anything that happened in the classroom - anyone trying so hard to force people to believe in their ideology must be wrong).
Besides, I made my best friends among people who were in the sciences (including my wife). So I made it my career too, and I don't regret it.
Well, that and journalism pays shit.
It does, however, make a fine hobby.