Name:  Paloma Cruz    Grade:  Freshman

What motivates you to work hard?

Things that motivate me to work hard are supportive teammates and positive energy.

What keeps you from  working hard?

Things that keep me from working hard are put-downs and negative energy.

Are  you shy or outgoing?

I would say I’m more on the outgoing side, although I can come across as shy at first.

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

After a full day with people I am ready to snuggle up at home and watch Netflix!

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

If comfortable with people I am loud and crazy but still well behaved.

Are you a listener or a talker?

I am more of a listener, although I do a lot of talking with my close friends.

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

I am strongly “go with the flow”

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

I am very comfortable letting somebody else be in charge, but if the situation goes downhill I will step up and help.

Do you like to blend in or stand out?

In public settings I like to blend in but with dance I love to stand out.

Are you neat or messy? Organized or disorganized?

I am 100% neat and organized. It drives me nuts if my room is messy!

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

I strive for neatness and perfection so I am easily a perfectionist.

What drives you crazy when working with other people?

It drives me crazy when I’m working with other people and they don’t trust me to do a quality job or don’t have any faith in me.

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

I often struggle accepting compliments because I sometimes don’t believe them, but I find it easy to accept criticism because of all my judges and mentors - it helps me grow.

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

I can generally maintain my focus.

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

Depends on the situation, I do a little bit of both.

Do you get along with  your parents and siblings?

I get along with my parents and siblings, I am very close with my oldest brother.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

My glass is half full! Optimism is always a great strength.

What's your favorite holiday and favorite holiday tradition?

My favorite holiday + tradition is Halloween. I love making fun costumes and horror movies are my favorite :)

Do you find it hard or easy to keep a secret?

I find it very easy to keep a secret. Trust is so important!

If you had a warning label what would yours say?

I am very indecisive - I can never decide where to eat out!

Do stressful times make you dig deeper or shut down?

During stressful times I dig deeper and try to find solutions to relieve the stress.

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

I find performing in front of an audience exhilarating, I love it!

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

I struggle communicating my feelings, I like to keep to myself. But if the situation puts someone at risk I will voice my concerns.

Are you a "best friend" or "group of friends" type person?I am a “group of friends” type of person.

The more the merrier :)

Do you prefer being scheduled & structured or spontaneous?

I like working on a schedule.