You’re on a Road
When I was 26, I went out to dinner with a highly respected psychologist. Over a glass of wine, while waiting for our table, we discussed conversations people have, when they get to know each other.
He asked my permission to share a “psychological survey,” saying that he would explain what it meant after I gave four descriptions. Being of an age and in my “take any challenge phase,” I agreed. Here are the four “questions” my PhD friend asked.
- You’re walking on a road. It’s your road. Tell me about it.
- As you walk, you pass a body of water, describe it.
- Directly in your path is an empty bottle. What’s your response to it?
- You continue until you find yourself facing a wall that crosses your road perpendicularly. What do you do?
NOTE: If you want to answer for yourself, now is the time. My answers and the interpretation come next.