The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 6
Question Forty-One: What is your attitude toward future emotional pain? (a) I am very hesitant to give or commit myself completely in my present romance or a new one, for I do not want to make myself vulnerable to emotional hurt. (b) The emotional hurt doesn’t worry me. I will open up whatever amount is beneficial.
(a) Those who answered (a) in question 40 will probably answer (a) here, also. Those who are emotionally polarized are only willing to give of themselves completely in a romance when they are sure that they can trust the person and that he will not hurt them. Once the emotionally polarized person is deeply hurt the pain is relived again and again and he feels very vulnerable to any new situation and will often suppress any emotional feelings to avoid hurt. This produces more problems and the person usually winds up hurting the one he or she loves and becoming frustrated.
(b) The Synthesizer is prepared to be jilted or hurt a hundred times if necessary. He is out to live life to its fullest and emotional pain does not slow him down. He loves to communicate on a 100% level as soon as possible in any relationship.
Question Forty-Two: How much time do you average a day in self educational activities? (College and school related activities not counted)
(a) Almost none.
(b) 15-30 minutes a day
(c) 30-60 minutes a day
(d) One to two hours a day
(e) Over two hours a day.
Again we have a question that demands an honest answer. For the majority of the populace the answer would be (a). To figure out if your answer is accurate, decide how much learning you can accomplish in one hour. Then figure out (according to your answer) how many hours you must spend a month in study. Multiply that by the amount you can accomplish in one hour. Did you accomplish that much last month? Perhaps it was an unusual month. Well, did you accomplish that much the month before? If your answer was not correct, redo it. Do not go back more than one year to figure your average here.
Question Forty-Three: What category have you spent the most time in mastering during your life?
(a) How to win friends and influence people.
(b) A new language
(d) Healing techniques
(e) Gaining knowledge that increases my income
(f) I have not tried to master any field of knowledge to any degree.
Only one answer here rates a positive score. Just about everyone would like to learn new things, but a desire to heal is a desire to help your brethren, which is a Synthetic desire.
Question Forty-Four: What is your employment situation?
(a) I work for someone else and am happy with my job. (b) I work for someone else and am not happy. (c) I am not self employed, but would like to be. (d) I am a salesman. (e) I own my own business. (f) I am not employed.
A Synthetic person enjoys freedom and will take risks to get it. He is often self-employed or an independent salesman. This is not a black and white statement as many synthetic people are also employed by others, though many have a desire to be independent.
Question Forty-Five: Do you pray or meditate regularly? (a) Yes. (b) No.
Prayers in church or meditations in groups does not count here. We are referring to private inner seeking sessions as mentioned by Christ: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain (useless) repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” Matt. 6:5-8.
Group prayer and meditation can be good and effective, but most of it done in the world is without purpose but merely part of a routine. However, when a person prays or meditated on his own, and no one else is aware of what he is doing, then at least the purpose behind it is unselfish.
When one uses correct prayer and meditation, he will find all the answers to his problems in advance, even before he asks for solutions, for the “father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
We are not told to cease using repetitions as many suppose, but we are not supposed to use “vain repetitions”. The Greek for vain means “useless”.. We can use repetitions as long as they have value, but to rattle off mantras and prayers because they sound good or for duty’s sake is vain indeed.
Question Forty-Six: What is the highest goal you presently have in life? Choose one: (a) To have a successful marriage and a happy family. (b) To find my true purpose in life,. (c) To be successful financially. (d) To be successful in my chosen career. (e) To do the greatest good for the largest number of people.
Did you pick the Synthetic answer here: (e)? If so, do you believe it in deed as well as word? Are you giving your highest and best personal energy and work to accomplish such a project? Or is over 90% of your energy going to accomplish other goals. Think this through. Is your answer honest?
Question Forty-Seven: If you could be anyone you wanted to be, which would you choose? (a) The President of the United States (b) The most knowledgeable person in the world (c) The most famous movie star in the world (d) The richest person in the world (e) The wisest person in the world (f) One with the ability to perform miracles like Jesus did.
You could accomplish nothing of worth by becoming the other answers without wisdom. “wisdom is the principle thing…” knowledge is the second most useful answer, but it is ineffective without wisdom. For instance, if a foolish man had the ability to perform miracles, he could cause a great deal of harm. A Synthesizer will desire wisdom above all other things in this world.
Question Forty-Eight: What do you think of the phrase “All men are created equal”? (a) People of all races and beliefs are equal in every way. (b) All people have equal opportunity to achieve. (c) Some applications of this statement are not correct.
A feeling orientated person interprets the phrase: “all men are created equal” in a much different light than one who is mentally polarized. Many people even think that it is a quotation out of the Bible, but, of course, it is not. It is from the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson.
Emotionally polarized people feel that this is a truth applicable to all things, particularly the different races. Never in a million years could such a person examine the obvious physical, emotional, and intellectual differences in the various races on a rational level. All men are equal, they feel, so there is no sense in even thinking about making comparisons.
Did Thomas Jefferson intend to indicate that all people are equal in every way? Of course not. Here is what he wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Here Jefferson explains what he means. All men are endowed with equal rights by their creator. Each man, high or low, should be able to pursue life, liberty and happiness, according to his desire. On the other hand, it is obvious to even a general observer that all people are different in their endowments of physical, emotional and mental capacities. No two people in the world are the same. No two races are the same. No two nations are the same. No two of anything anywhere are exactly the same. Diversity is a rule of nature and this principle saves all living things from eternal monotony.
The truth of this matter is so “self-evident”, as Jefferson said, that it is very condescending to explain it to adults, for a two year old child can understand it; but it is amazing how many adults, even high officials, do not understand it.
You may wonder why (b) scores a zero. The reason is that it is not correct. All men do not have equal opportunity to achieve. Some are born rich, others poor, some free and others slaves, and all are born with differing opportunities, but all should be treated equal under the law.
May 31, 2004
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