I've Learned So Much About Meme

I was tagged with this meme by Maria over at Mommy of 4. The rules are: copy and paste the 12 months with their characteristics below, highlight the characteristics for your birth month, and make a comment next to each one about how it fits you (either serious or funny). Then tag 12 people to do this. My birthday is this month, and here's what it says about me:

January people are:
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Well, we've just started this whole thing off on the right foot, haven't we? I've tried to hide that one, but alas my secret is out. This would be me, out and out. Well, stubborn. Hard hearted is not so much me.

Ambitious and serious. Some days. I am serious when I am ambitious. I'm not so serious when I don't feel ambitious.

Loves to teach and be taught. What?! Who does that? I love to learn, but to be taught is entirely different. It conjures up images of school, and classrooms, and boring lectures. I learn by reading and doing, and teach others by showing them. But I'd prefer that someone competent was working with me rather than having to teach them how to do the job.

Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Well, aren't you just unkind and lacking in manners! Oh, wait, I think they're talking about me. Perhaps, but mostly in my children. Because as a mom, it's my job to make them as perfect as possible.

Likes to criticize. Again, if you dont' have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all! Good grief, people. And sadly, yes. I do criticize more often than I'd like. Can you say New Year's Resolution?

Hardworking and productive. When I want to be. Don't stand in the way of progress when I'm on a roll!

Smart, neat and organized. Well, thank you! It's about time we got around to something nice. I like to be neat and organized, but that doesn't mean I always am. I'd also like to think that I'm smart but I'll let others decide that.

Sensitive and has deep thoughts. I find this funny. Apparently my thoughts aren't all that deep.

Knows how to make others happy. I love making others happy!

Quiet unless excited or tensed. Duh. Who isn't? Have you ever met anyone who was quietly excited and tensed? But I do think this describes me. I'm not a loud kind of person until someone pushes my buttons.

Rather reserved. See above.

Highly attentive. To what? My surroundings? I have no idea what cars people drive. This drives my husband insane. To what people wear? Oh yeh! Some outfits are just too good to not notice.

Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Interesting. I haven't been nearly as sick as the rest of the family, but thought that I'd finally gotten every illness that's went around and built up immunities. I don't even get colds that often anymore. *Knocks on wood, crosses fingers.*.

Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Is romantic taking a bubble bath, alone, with a candle lit and a good book to read? Does it count if I think of my husband while I'm soaking? If not, this really isn't me. I am NOT the touchy-feely kind, nor am I the cutesy names kind. Blech.

Loves children. Of course I love my children! Other people's, not as much. I love to watch them and listen to them, but as far as actually having them in my care, um, let's just say that I don't babysit often. Having the kids' friends over is somehow different. Weird, I know.

Loyal. To my friends and family, very. To Wal-Mart, I have no choice. They're the only store in town.

Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. I do not have great social abilities. In fact, my sister and I laugh that we were not well socialized as children and feel woefully inadequate in group settings. Or in public for that matter. I never know the right thing to say or how to make small talk. I'm not even jealous of those who are good in these situations.

Very stubborn and money cautious. Again with the stubborn? Okay, I've admitted it, people, move on! I do tend to be money cautious, but will also swing the other way and just spend randomly, too.

So I'm curious, are other Januaries the same? How many of these qualities do we really share? And who made this stuff up? I'll bet their birth month is all niceties and roses. I also got a kick out of reading my husband's birth month. I really couldn't be further from the truth. Thank goodness. (He's May.)

I will actually break all rules and not tag anyone, but I would also appreciate if someone would keep this going and let me know because it was tons of fun and I'd love to read others responses.

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.


Madame Queen said...

Boy, they weren't very nice to January folks were they? These look hard to do, so I'm not sure I'm going to tag myself for this one! Plus, I've still got a meme to do that Sophie at A Hole in the Fence tagged me for (which I forgot about!).

Flea said...

Were we separated at birth? You describe me as you break out each element of January! Wow. Bizarre. Then I hop down to October and it nearly perfectly describes me too! Oh my gosh! No way! That is like, so totally freaky! Except I'm not emotional. :)

Seriously? We're twins separated at birth. Stop it.

Melissa said...

I love these meme simply because I get to know more about the blogger. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Thanks for doing that! I enjoyed reading yours. You are too funny.

Colleen said...

You're right...they weren't nice to January (what date is your b-day?...I'm a January baby, too). And just because they weren't nice to January, I think I'll tag myself...as long as I remember. :)

oh, and thanks for commenting on my article about telling young kids about death...I do appreciate the feedback...hopefully I'll see some more from others soon.

Cecily R said...

I think I can't judge Gracie on this because I can't imaging these work for kids as well, but she is almost NONE of these things for January (her birthday is Friday).

I only know you through the blog world, but some of these seem WAY off about you too. Hardhearted? Hey, that's mean...

That said, March is fairly accurate for me in a lot of ways...that's kind of embarrassing.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

As if I don't have enough memes to do, I want to do this one just so we can compare our notes on January babies. At first glance it looks to be about half right.

Kellan said...

I get such a kick out of you! You always tickle me and I love how I never can guess what you might say next! This was fun and funny. See ya. Kellan

Leanne said...

Yikes! I'm May too, and I would say all the good stuff is true and NONE of the bad stuff. :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

So fun to read- we checked out our kids too!!
Thanks for sharing,

kari & kijsa

Michelle said...

My husband is May too! A few of them fit him, but most did not - especially the first one!

Deb in OPKS said...

I'm April and I don't see anything that describes me very well. I think it's worse than January. Love the last one, "Sexy in a way that only their lover can see." Well, thanks so much. Is that a polite way of saying we April are all ugly?

Irene said...

These things crack me up. I liked reading your list.

I am an April baby, but match the characteristics of a few of every single month. But I am sure most would say the same thing.