Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Analytical Sophisticate

Today I'm putting my own spin on this week's Spin Assignment: It's all about ME!

I do not remember when I started describing myself as an Analytical Sophisticate— but that is one of the phrases I use to describe myself simply. I have the tendency to make up small phrases that take on profound meaning to me when I look at it closer. Being that this phrase is only two words long one would think that the definition would be pretty straightforward. It couldn't be further from the truth.

I consider myself to be quite analytical in nature. I like to see "how things work". In this way I am constantly trying to look at things differently. I pride myself in the fact that I can see the big picture as well as focus on the details in things. I tend to concentrate more on principles and concepts of processes rather than the facts or specifics of a certain thing.
Part of analysing is conveying what you analyze to others so they can analyze it as well. Being an educator I am trained in being able to teach those things I know to others. Being able to describe what you see to others is very important to me. I strive to be simple in my descriptions so that you are not lost in my words. I do not say what I say to impress you— though there are times I feel I am being a bit lofty.
At first I took this term as more of being sophisticated than anything else. I feel that I have a class about me. I like to think that I am intelligent and can behave in that manner. I also feel that I am old fashioned and a bit of a romantic at heart.
Being that I tend to make up or misuse words— I felt that I should look up sophisticate just to make sure that I am using the term correctly. What I found added new dimension to the whole phrase.
I discovered that there is a second meaning to the word sophisticate— being worldly. I know that I like to be open minded and enjoy seeing how other people see things. I believe that I incorporate those things that normally would not be mainstream into the way I view the world. In this way I am very accepting of other cultures as well as other people's viewpoints.

I consider myself to be an analytical sophisticate. This is what I am and this is the essence of my being. A lot of what I do and say stems from this phrase, so simply put: "I am an Analytical Sophisticate".

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Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Ha, ha! A sophisticate who likes to make up words. :)
Great description.
I did not know the 2nd meaning sophisticated and I often think of that word being anything but open minded to others. I like that meaning better.

Barbaloot said...

I don't think I take the time to be analytical. I tend to be more of a gut instinct kind of person.

junebug said...

I often make up words. I just proudly add, "I think I just made that up." Or I'm guilty of malapropisms. A character in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play The Rivals (1775), Mrs. Malaprop consistently uses language malapropos, that is, inappropriately. The word malapropos comes from the French phrase mal à propos, made up of mal, "badly," à, "to," and propos, "purpose, subject," and means "inappropriate." Mrs. Malaprop said, "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!"
I believe that makes me sophisticated because I'm educated enough to give the proper name for my mistakes. :-) What could be worldly then being about to quote theatre?

Sprite's Keeper said...

I make up words and phrases all the time! (It's more fun that way.)
I do like the phrase! I have no idea what phrase would best describe me though...
You're linked!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Great insight, but I like the first thought on what sophisticated means, being worldly doesn't seem to fit the image I have of you in my head.

Mrsbear said...

I love that you've put so much thought into this. From what I've read here, it seems an accurate estimation. I tend to analyze on a smaller scale, less principles, more specifics. Interesting Spin!

Mike said...

I tend to be an analytical romantic! :)

Erin said...

I am not analytical at all, in my own opinion, regardless of how much I would actually like to be.

What a great description of you!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

yea no simple about that :)

VandyJ said...

Both my husband and I make up word all the time. Phrases too. However neither of us are sophisticated in the least--small town people have a harder time being worldly. Cool spin.

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

I like the fact that you've come up with a simple yet complex description of yourself. I might have to really think about what two words would best describe me. I like the challenge though. I'll see what I come up with. Thanks for sharing.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I really like the way you described yourself. I think it fits you well.

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