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What's your career personality?

Choose from six different personality types to see what careers may be best for you

CNN.com had an article that caught my eye this morning. Titled “Does Your Career Fit Your Personality?” it talked about six personality groups and what careers are best for you.  The article breaks them down as so:

1. Artistic –

These people are creative with extremely active imaginations. They also like to work without rules and use designs or words. Some good jobs for artistic people include an editor, graphic designer and producer. Salaries can be anywhere from $40,000-$80,000, CNN reported.

2. Conventional –

Conventional people are more of the opposite of those happy-go-lucky creative types. They like rules, schedules and instructions. They’d rather work with data than ideas and most are very practical. Ideal jobs for conventional people could be accountants, financial planners and technical writers, CNN stated. Their salaries run from $45,000-$75,000.

3. Enterprising –

People who are enterprising tend to be the leaders. They oversee projects from beginning to end and are doers more than thinkers. They look at the big picture. Some jobs for those who see themselves as enterprising could be program directors, sales reps and sales managers. Salaries vary, but CNN pointed out that most are about $48,000 to $78,000

4. Investigative –

Investigative people prefer working alone and using logic over imagination, solving problems and putting together puzzles. Most are science professors, librarians and optometrists, making approximately $48,000-$75,000.

5. Realistic –

Realists are very hands-on and like problems and finding solutions to them. They also like working outside, or with machines and other tools. They tend to be in jobs like electricians, nuclear engineers and orthodontists. Salaries can be anywhere from $35,000-$250,000, depending on the type of position.

6. Social –

Social people love helping others and working with people. They prefer teams and communicate well and would rather talk than work with machines. The best jobs for social people are those that let them do so, such as family practitioners, coaches and trainers. CNN reported that their salaries are anywhere from $45,000 to $160,000.

Our Take:

What’s your career personality?  Does it fit with the job suggestions?  Do you find descriptions like these accurate or just a made-up idea to get you to read stories?

Dating your classmate: a good idea?

Ways to make classmate dating doable

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting behind a girl or a guy in your class, you get a chance to admire his feathery hair, or her elegant shoulders, or a really nice butt. That one is genderless. In a situation where you’re forced to interact with people of all different shapes and sizes, it’s no strange thing to find yourself attracted to someone. And again, it’s no strange thing to want to do the no pants dance of romance with the person in question.

But wait a minute! What if things don’t work out? What if it’s just a one night stand? What if you don’t “perform” well enough? You’re doomed to an entire semester of awkwardness, constantly wondering how this person with the hair, the shoulders, the beautiful butt, is going to handle the whole situation! How are YOU going to handle this situation? Do you carry on like normal? Can you even look them in face?!

Are you crying? I’m sorry. Really, I am. But dry your tears, and maybe I can help make things easier:

My first bit of advice on the subject of hooking up with a classmate is: don’t do it! I know, I know, it seems contradictory.

Perhaps I can better explain myself with a story: I walked into my first day of math class in the second semester of my junior year. I was the opposite of excited. But I meet a girl (let’s call her Katie), we joke and flirt, we do the Facebook thing, and soon enough we were hanging out in her dorm room. One thing led to another, and we started a sexual relationship. Things were going fine, but suddenly…she began to get clingy. And jealous. And spiteful. And fat. Not really. But the relationship spiraled into nothingness the way any relationship does when presented with those issues.

Herein lay the problem: we still had a good half semester of math class left. Sure, I played the “be absent as often as possible” game, but Katie refused to talk to me. Or look at me. And in a classroom setting, that’s not only noticeable, but extremely annoying. How am I supposed to figure out the cosine of a triangle by myself?! Needless to say, it was awkward. And all our classmates knew it.

But you’re not the type to be scared by that story, are you? You want to have your cake and eat it too, don’t you? You’re wondering how that’s possible, aren’t you? Well, there are a few things you can do. For one, do NOT bring your real world relationship into the classroom. Wait until those moments when everyone walks to the elevator or across campus, and do your flirting there. The fewer classmates who know about your sordid little classroom affair, the better. That way, there’s no desire (on either of your parts) to keep up appearances.

Another thing to watch out for: make sure the other party can HANDLE a casual relationship, and its end (if it comes to that). Before you ever touch each other, keep an eye out for tell-tale signs: does he call you six times a day? Does she keep saying “I like you” every other sentence? I think you get the picture. The biggest thing in a casual classmate sex-romp is maturity. If they’re going to go all “high school musical” on you, you don’t want any part of it. Not even the butt.

That’s about the extent of advice I can give, other than: Good luck, and don’t screw it up. And if you do, don’t come crying to me. Cuz I warned ya.

Kama Sutra: Dorm Style

Positions that make use of a dorm room’s limited space

I’ll be honest, the first thing I worried about when moving onto campus was, “How is this going to ruin my sex life?” I mean between a roommate and a small – and possibly hard – bed, my style was destined to be cramped.

My suspicions were raised further when I walked in my dorm with my parents as a freshman. My bed was six feet high! Yes, six freaking feet. My parent’s loved the fact that I had my desk and study space underneath, with my bed out of the way. All I could think of was climbing six feet, with a hard-on, trying to get my groove. Not sexy.

But, I quickly learned that dorm sex is just as fun, albeit a bit more creative. So to help my readers out I present to you some of the best positions to keep it spicy.

1.) The Doorknocker. This is a quick favorite. Once I wanted an afternoon quickie. It was around 5:30 and I remember my roommate would be back at 6:18. So I said screw the bed and used this position. To make sure he couldn’t just walk in, I used the door as a brace.

2.) CHAIRentry. For some reason most dorms always have that spare armchair that’s a bit nicer than your desk chair, and certainly more comfortable. Well that chair became my sex chair. You have your lady or male friend sit with their hands and legs around the man as he kneels and enters. If you like it wild, the man can brace himself with the back of that armchair for more thrust.

3.) Mini Fridge tussle. We all have that many fridge that comes as high as your tummy. Well, for something new and exciting try bending someone over. It allows for easy access . Don’t even worry about taking off all your clothes.

4.) The Hush-Hush. So once or twice I haven’t been able to resist getting laid even though my roommate was in the room, sound asleep of course (or so he says). You lie in the spoon position with your partner in that awful six-foot bed. This position is nice because if the roomie does wake it appears as if you are sleep under the covers. This position only stays quiet if the man thrusts quietly (unlike my roomie who tried and failed the quietness of this position.)

5.) The Workout. This was my favorite. Instead of hitting the gym, I stood and carried my partner. Gentleman, make sure s/he wraps their legs around your waist and your shoulders. Or if you want to give them a workout make them use the bar on a lofted bed or the automatic closing thing on the top of the door.

Don't cheat yourself: never fake an orgasm!

You’re only ensuring you don’t get real ones later

Let’s say he’s been going down on you for a while and it feels…okay. At least he’s trying. Might as well reward his efforts with a fake orgasm, right? Wrong! Big mistake, missy! A fake orgasm only leads him to believe that he’s rocking your world when, in reality, he’s no more skilled than a sloppy little puppy. Don’t give him a treat if he doesn’t perform the trick!

Assuming neither of you are deaf or dumb, you should be able to talk about sex: what works and what does not, what feels amazing and what tickles/hurts/feels like getting poked in the pooper. Honestly though, if you are partaking in this sort of intimate activity, you should be able to talk to one another.

Do you ever want an orgasm? Well, he won’t just magically figure it out someday. If you keep faking, he’ll have no idea that his current tactics aren’t doing it for you. You don’t even necessarily need to bring it up – just stop faking. He will definitely notice that something is amiss. You needn’t say you were faking all along – the male ego is fragile, after all. Just kindly, perhaps steamily suggest what you want him to do. He’ll likely appreciate the information.

Even if it isn’t terribly serious between you two, teaching a guy what’s what will make him a better lay for legions of lovers to come. Haha…come. You’re doing him a huge favor in the long run and earning yourself some sweet, sweet orgasms in the process. If he can’t take a grown-up discussion about sex, it may just be time to look for someone a little more mature. What’s the point of getting him off if you never do?

Not sure what to have him do? He could watch you masturbate to get some ideas of how you like to be touched. Perhaps you could look at a quality sex book together. It’s always fun to learn new skills! Be aware that some less-evolved men can be threatened by sex toys. It’s just insecurity. Let him know that while a dildo or clit stimulator can be nice, there ain’t nothing like the cock.

Just promise not to fake. Well, I’ll allow the occasional I’m-tired-just-finish-already fakey, but try not to make a habit of it. It doesn’t do either of you any good. When I was 18, I used to fool around with my boyfriend, then secretly masturbate after he’d fall asleep. A gal’s gotta get off somehow! But we’re not 18 anymore. Let’s have the best sex we possibly can. Now is the time! Go forth and find those orgasms that leave you tingly, breathing like you just ran a marathon and quivering with a fresh dose of oxytocin.