Name-Claire Post    Grade-Junior

What motivates you to work hard?

I am motivated by the expectations of others. I am compared to my sister a lot so it’s trying to be better than what she did in my head.

What keeps you from  working hard?

Distractions keep me from working hard, because I feel I can’t concentrate and my full attention isn’t on what is happening.

Are  you shy or outgoing?

Around my peers I’m more outgoing because I can be myself more than when I’m around adults.

After a full day with people are you ready to snuggle up at home or head out with friends?

After a full day I like to be at home, but I would go hang out with friends if they were my really close once.

If comfortable, are you loud and crazy or calm and quiet?

I don’t really think I’m either I like to be fun but not crazy that people get annoyed and I’m not really why if we know each other.

Are you a listener or a talker?

I love listening. I love being known as the “mom” because I feel like I’m helping people and making others feel better :)

Are you "go with the flow" or more of a control freak?

I go with the flow all the time as long as I don’t feel like we’re doing something dumb. I never have plans most of the time.

Do you like to take charge or are you comfortable letting somebody else call the shots?

I’ll take charge when I need to, but I don’t like have all the pressure because it was my plan. I let other people take charge, but I guide them in the right direction.

Do you like to blend in or stand out?

I like to do both. In some situations I don’t like attention, but sometimes you just want to have fun and be different.

Are you neat or messy? Organized or disorganized?

I am organized to a point that I think it’s organized, but some stuff is messy.

Are you a perfectionist or ok with "good enough"?

Usually I am okay with good enough or the best I can do, but some things in my head I want it to be perfect.

What drives you crazy when working with other people?

Lack of effort, attention, or making it about them.

Is it easy or hard for you accept a compliment?  How about a criticism/critique?

I am not good at accepting compliments, but they are appreciated when they are genuine. I take criticism way better, because I know I can fix something i my control and they let me know how I can do better.

Are you easily distracted or can  you generally maintain your focus?

I am pretty focused, but when a lot is going on I get overwhelmed and I get in my head a little.

Do you wait to be included or do you jump right in?

I am a little of both I feel I can read a situation well and know how to handled it in the moment, but usually I would feel comfortable to jump in.

Do you get along with  your parents and siblings?

My sister and I have an amazing relationship and she is my best friend and I won’t ask for anything better. My parents and I are close too.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

I am glass half full all the way. I love to see the brighter side of situation and pick the good out of something that looks bad. :))

What's your favorite holiday and favorite holiday tradition?I don’t really have a favorite holiday, but if I had to choose it would be Christmas because it brings everyone back together. My favorite tradition is my dad putting our Christmas tree up because it brings back memories for being little and being a family.

Do you find it hard or easy to keep a secret?It’s very easy keeping secrets for me because I trust is important.

If you had a warning label what would yours say?I’m stubborn and I’ll try to help you fix everything in your life :)

Do stressful times make you dig deeper or shut down?Stress makes me want to be by myself and deal with things on my own by shutting people out and then figuring it out.

Do you find performing (or being in front of an audience) exhilarating or anxiety producing?

I have a lot of excitement and adrenaline before and while performing, but after I get really anxious.

Is it easy for you to talk about your feelings  and concerns?

No, I never talk about them. I piled them up in my head. :(

Are you a "best friend" or "group of friends" type person?

I like both. I like having a group, but also those people who are like your ride or dies, who you can go to for anything and everything.

Do you prefer being scheduled & structured or spontaneous?

I like scheduled spontaneousness. When I’m with somebody or doing something I’ll be spontaneous, but you have to have a schedule on when we’re going to do that.