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Jan. 5th, 2005 @ 06:32 pm Intro post thingie
Hi, I'm Stephen Booth. I'm an Oracle DBA working in the public sector in the UK.

I did the ANSIR test and got:
    Thinking: Idealist
    Working: Sentinel
    Emoting: Sentinel

I do have problems with communication, partially due to having a congenital disability, Dyspraxia. this affects communication in two ways. For one it messes with co-ordination so my handwriting is pretty much unreadable by anyone else so, as I am 34 so come from a generation that predates the widespread use of computers in schools, no one could ever read what I wrote and correct my spelling and grammar. Another effect is that it makes it harder for people who have it to handle non-literal concepts (e.g. shades of meaning, inference, metaphor &c) hence if someone with dyspraxia uses a word they're probably using it in it's precise definition. Both the physical and cognitive effects fade with age.
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Date:January 6th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for posting. I had not previously heard of Dyspraxia and I feel blessed for the information.

What would you like to get from this community? Why did you join?
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Date:January 6th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Having communication problems I am obsessed by communication (we always want the things we can't have). I'm hoping to improve my communication skills.

Thanks for the welcome.
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Date:January 6th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
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indeed. and the things we "don't" have... i think we can "have" anything we want. *grin*

please feel free to ask questions or talk about problems you are having and hopefully the community will rise from the depths of LJ land to help you out. :-)