I’ve noticed this: whenever I find myself looking for a way to change/improve on something, I add something into my life. If I want to lose weight, I add exercise because giving up peanut butter, mint M&M’s and bacon makes me sad. If I want to be a better YA writer, I tend to add learning/research/networking to my agenda instead of say, trimming back those things to focus on practicing. If I’m sad, I add people to my presence. Same when I’m angry – sorry, family! I need to vent. But, I know many people want to be alone in those circumstances.
I’m not sure why I’m this way, but I found it fascinating. Which one are you? Maybe it goes in waves: add, add, add, whoa, subtract. Maybe it’s ping-pongy: add, subtract, add, subtract. Maybe you don’t really care and this is a lot like a magazine quiz. Hey, let’s do a poll!
If you chose Adder, you’ll end up living in a Mansion, having 2 kids with Johnny Depp, and driving a hybrid to your film-directing job.
If you chose Subtracter, you’ll end up living in a Shack, having 20 kids with Steve Buschemi, and driving a Rascal to your poo-scooping job.
If you chose “It goes in waves,” you’ll end up in a Mansion, having 2 kids with Johnny Depp, and driving a hybrid to your poo-scooping job.
If you chose “Ping Pongy,” you’ll end up in Mansion, having 20 kids with Johnny Depp, and driving a Rascal to your film-directing job.
If you chose “Jody is nice,” you’ll end up in Indianapolis having crepes I baked for you; and then we’ll tell secrets and braid each other’s hair. And watch Goonies and Karate Kid.
6 thoughts on “Are You an Adder or Subtracter?”
After viewing the results, I’ve decided to change my vote to Adder. Although maybe I could live in Indianapolis and we could do all the stuff on your list except Goonies. That was after my time. So was Karate Kid, but I’m willing to compromise for you, Jody. 🙂
Except Goonies? Gah, my heart is breaking! This turned out more as a fortune telling article than a personality quiz.
Despite being an introvert who craves quiet, alone time, it seems I’m an “adder.” There’s always something to research and add to my novel to give it more depth, and this year I added two high school foreign exchange students to my family. Why do I make my life crazy on purpose? I seem to have found the perfect way to procrastinate on the never-ending publishing journey…
Research which becomes procrastination is a quality I definitely share with you!
I’m an adder. (who wants to take things out of their life??)
But i didn’t chose that in the pole, because who can resist an option like “Jody is nice”?
Kari, you can always vote twice!