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Fri, Aug. 10th, 2012, 05:53 pm
cali777: syneshesia-grapheme personality traits?

Hello,

I would love to hear from all fellow-syneshesia-grapheme friends out there who wouldn't mind describing your personality.  Do you consider your self an introvert or extrovert? Do loud people bug you?  For those of you who lived away at college for the first time, was it a real shock - cause too much sensory input all of the time (i.e. dorm living?).  The reason I am asking is that I am getting ready to go away to college for the first time and I'm a introvert with syneshesia-grapheme.  I consider myself a home-body, I get "over-loaded" pretty easily, but I do have friends!  I am looking forward to college.  Just thinking about the whole personality connection with my color/letter/number thing ...... thanks !!

Sat, Aug. 11th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
brentos_oh_yeah

I've been thinking lately that I'm mildly autistic or something. Long story. I don't even bother telling people about my synesthesia anymore...

We recently had to do that Meyers-Brigg test thing at work. (The person who did the 'course' happens to be a good friend of of our department's supervisor...) I thought the course was pretty fun and actually participated enthusiastically but really it was a waste of time. The normals thought it was really helpful for the most part. Of course I turned out to be an introvert which was no surprise but it turns out that I have no leadership abilities which is strange because I received an award in the military for being the best junior instructor in western Canada and I taught English in Taiwan for four years. I'd have to say that as synesthetes we're totally exempt from all of their tests and labels.

I wish that I hung out with more creative and interesting people rather than having to try to fit in with all these plain old yuppies and rednecks. And to 888, when there's some background noise I often get my colours and textures blended together. One time I actually whipped out my hearing-test card and had to say 'See? my hearing's almost perfect. You see the card?'...