Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Tiger

I am the delightful Paradox.
All the world is my stage.
I set new trails ablaze,
I seek the unattainable,
and try the untried.
I dance to life’s music
in happy abandon.
Come with me on my carousel rides.
See the myriad of colors,
the flickering lights.
All hail me the unparalleled performer.


Alexis sent me this, it's pretty funny to read especially if you know me.

The Tiger is rebellious and reckless by nature. A restless, fun-seeking entertainer at heart, he loves to be the center of attention. He is the spontaneous decision maker, and rarely thinks before he acts. He speaks his mind loudly and rails at what he sees as unjust. His passion, fearlessness and zest for enjoying the good life attracts many loyal followers and admirers. Everything about him seems larger than life. He’s always the life of the party, and everyone wants him around.

Tiger’s rebellious nature can sometimes get him into trouble. He always speaks his mind and is very articulate. You will always know where you stand with him. The stronger his convictions on a particular issue, the louder he becomes. He’s not fond of rules and hates to be told what to do. He must express himself to figure out who he is, and usually makes up his own rules as he goes along. Tiger always does what he wants to do ... when, where and how he wants to do it. His outrageous and audacious behaviors coupled with his outright rebellion against rules and restrictions can lead to a high risk lifestyle. Learning to curb this behavior and use his rebellion in moderation is a lesson Tiger must learn in this life.

The high energy and powerful emotions of Tiger are captivating. It’s hard not to be taken in by the optimism and pure love of life that Tiger enjoys. His passion and willingness to try new things make him an interesting partner in life and love. Tiger is a true romantic, at heart. He is both passionate and sentimental, while still being playful and fun. You will never be bored if he gets his way! But with his high passions comes high emotions and in times of stress, he can be unreliable. The Tiger also has a suspicious nature, and is prone to being over-possessive and argumentative when jealous.

Even though Tiger tends to be flamboyant and flashy, he is very fashion-conscious. He knows how to dress to impress. He is constantly changing his hairstyle or wardrobe to keep up with the times. He likes to experiment, and will likely try all sorts of different styles and techniques to improve his appearance. Due to his love of being on center stage, he also makes a very charming host. He will dazzle his guests will his wit and humor, outrageous stories and his excellent sense of style.

For the Tiger, all the world is his stage. He wants to experience everything, and throughout his life, will do all he can to do so. Tiger rarely sits still, and detests inactivity. He throws himself into everything he does whole-heartedly, but often acts on his impulses, and is very unpredictable and impatient. Because of his unpredictable nature, and his love of rash and impulsive decisions, the Tiger will find it hard to be an objective leader. However, his ability to influence people makes him a desired and sought after addition to any team.

When Tiger is down, he will require lots of sympathy and consoling, but make sure you’re sincere. Tiger will scoff loudly if he’s feeling placated. Being the eternal optimist, Tiger will eventually pull himself out of his gloom and gracefully move on to his next challenge or adventure. No matter what the odds, Tiger never gives up. Once he has sufficiently licked his wounds, he will return with all the vivaciousness of his old self, and attack the world head-on again.

The Tiger has a huge ego and a quick temper. The smallest things will set him off, while bigger issues aren’t given even the slightest response. When angered, he can be the pettiest and meanest of people, and will often respond and react without any thought to the consequences. There will be no reasoning or logic accepted when his ego has been injured, and he can be completely selfish without even realizing it. You will find him quite stubborn and completely unwilling to consider anyone else's viewpoint when he feels slighted or hurt. But just as quickly as it comes, once Tiger’s anger has been vented it will quickly dissipate.

Tiger is also a very warm, caring and sympathetic person. He loves animals and babies, and is excellent with both. He will gladly care for a sick or abandoned animal, and will be the biggest champion of any endangered species. You will likely find Tiger’s house filled with lots of spoiled and well-loved pets. As for his children, he will spoil them when they deserve it, but will make sure all household rules are followed and respected. He will quickly reward their good behavior generously with treats, spontaneous outings and praise. Sometimes you will find he will even bend the rules a little for them.

The Tiger counts on his luck and his effect on others to get him through life. His life will be full of emotions, and will sometimes feel like a roller coaster, but that is what makes him thrive. His impulsive acts and pursuits of success will bring him both regrets and fond memories throughout his entire life. To be truly happy, Tiger must learn to think before he speaks or acts, and learn that it is alright to slow down occasionally and not always be the center of attention. His biggest successes will come through his optimism, his sheer tenacity and unwillingness to give up on anything.