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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Skipping up stairs

I don’t know since when but as far back as I remember, I have been skipping every other step when climbing up a staircase. When I was young, skipping wasn’t possible. For one, my height didn’t permit such large footsteps, and for another, any attempt would result in a rupture in my shorts/pants. After I acquired required height, though, skipping steps became natural for me and has been so ever since, so much so that I have to remember explicitly not to do so when I am acting in professional capacity at my work. I would think that one would find a man in suit & tie jumping up stairs a little odd. When no one is around though, I am back to me!

It’s not really because I am always in hurry. I am a Type A personality but I am not always, in fact am mostly not, busy in doing anything so important that climbing stairs fastest would be become first priority. Despite that, as largely but not completely consistent with definition of Type A, I am generally “impatient, excessively time-conscious...highly competitive...incapable of relaxation...drive [myself] with deadlines, and [am] unhappy about the smallest of delays.” I walk faster than average as well. As the Wiki goes on to mention that this research is obsolete by today’s standards, so don’t you worry about my “insufficient level of self-esteem” and and “free floating hostility”. Nevertheless why I jump up staircase is interesting. Most teenagers do so but I guess most grow out of this later.

Perhaps there isn’t any great reason at all and I am simply too lazy to lift my steps twice the number of times and thus save on efforts required by skipping steps on staircases. In any case, I have to try to stop doing so soon to suit my adulthood more!

6 comments:

Der said...

Type A personality, "norm" by the California Psychological Inventory... how many boxes can you fit yourself into? :)

Ashish Gupta said...

I don't fix myself, I am told so by series of Psychometric Test I had to undergo as part of course called "Individual Development". They were fun while they lasted. It ain't that bad, is it? We don't called "boxing" when we say one is outgoing, talkative, bollylover....

Der said...

Sorry didn't mean for that to come across as a judgment. But yes, every time we classify ourselves, we put ourselves into a box or category. It's not good or bad; it's just how humans function.

Ashish Gupta said...

No, that was alright. Only thing I am worried is whether I am telling too much about me on public platform? So far, honesty hasn't hurt me, but one may never knows. Mostly from future employer perspective!

no signal said...

Interesting small thing. I too unconsciously skip every alternate step for no particular reason. And it takes a special effort to use every step. Also it gives a sense of slowness.

Where can i take a psychometric test?

Ashish Gupta said...

I took them on pen and paper so I don't know if there is any online version. Your school/college's (if you are in one) personality development/counselling center might have the facility...

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