The TMI Tag is all fun and games until you have read numerous answers to the same typical questions usually centred around relationships and recounts of getting into mischief with friends particularly during your school days. To avoid overly repeating myself or the common perspectives I have gathered a random allsortment of questions sourced from the internet: questions which would be great for getting to know someone with and without the serious context.
Without further ado, here is the TMI Tag:
What three attributes do you like about yourself?
I believe I have good manners, am an understanding and patient listener as well as being considerate of others. I suppose these would all be regarded as positive personal traits, but it can make me seem weak to the point where people may take advantage of my kindness.
One a scale of 1-10 how strict were/are your parents?
I honestly feel like my parents parented well when it comes to behaviour and morals. To measure how strict they were with the use of a scale, I would rate them as a 3 for strictness. Rules and expectations were put in place when growing up, yet my brother and I never felt restricted therefore being able to make our own decisions. As long as we openly discussed something controversial before taking action and were being sensible, my parents didn’t have to intervene; alternatively they provided advice or guidance.
What do you believe to be the right age to get married?
Being from the UK, there isn’t too much of an expectation to get married by a certain age or stage in life; just some individuals may feel pressured to marry at a specific time due to the people in their social circle. Seemingly most people in the UK get engaged and married between the ages of 22-32 (on average it appears this way, please don’t quote me on that). I think as long as someone isn’t below the age of consent or an adult (aged 18+) there isn’t an age limit of when to get hitched. Personally I would like to be married before the age of 28, 30 at the latest. *Hint hint to a certain someone*.
If you could rename yourself, which name would you choose?
Valentina. I have loved that name since I was a child, and think it’s frustrating when it’s abbreviated to ‘Val’ or ‘Tina’. For some reason I connect the name with Italian valleys and flower fields and imagine a woman in a flowing romantic style bell shaped dress/skirt.
What is the dumbest way you have been injured?
During my year 9 textiles class I was cutting letters out of felt fabric. The centre section of one of the letter’s needed to be removed so I attempted to make an incision with a pair of scissors. Regardless of the tension on the fabric, the felt slipped as I was cutting it causing me to puncture the finger tip of my left index finger. Truth be told I had a feeling something like that was going to happen, but proceeded with the silly action. Apart from having limited feeling in that finger tip, that day I got to go home from school half an hour early. Fantastic!
What language would you like to learn?
Either Italian or Japanese but Korean would probably be more practical in my current situation aside from Mandarin Chinese being the dominant language worldwide.
Which chocolate bar is most like you?
I think my family members would compare me to a Snickers: Nutty. Whereas I would say a Double Decker: Chubby but squishy and sweet.
Which time period in history would you like to visit?
The Victorian era and Tudor period has always interested me: I would be satisfied just to go back to the 80s for the musical aspect and sitcoms.
What is a piece of advice you often give but find yourself struggling to follow?
Probably something along the lines of ‘be yourself, you are great as you are’ or ‘believe in yourself’.
What’s one fear you know is holding you back?
Being rejected as a result of not being good enough, meaning I automatically think I will fail at something so I hesitate to partake in the situation or opportunity.
What would happen if you never wasted another minute of your life, what would that look like?
I believe that in this situation I would be able to overcome my lack of higher education and the qualifications which can be acquired through such dedication. The additional allotted time furthermore would allow me to intake necessary information through text books and other information sources.
Is being open-minded a virtue, if it’s causing destructive ideas to spread throughout society?
This question can’t be straightforwardly answered. It depends on the subject in question. On one hand being open-minded is morally correct, accepted and beneficial: it means we can evaluate a matter from more than one perspective and learn from one another. However simultaneously people are contributing theories to society without factual evidence; nevertheless vulnerable or uneducated people are stressing needlessly about subjects risen. Emphasis should be used to shape the issues in the world in which we face, rather than the eccentric opinions of so called open-minded public figures.
When did you not speak up, when you know you really should have?
Most likely in secondary school when I was being bullied. Thankfully I wasn’t physically targeted nor was it persistent to an unbearable degree; I really wish I stood up to them with their pathetic behaviours. Not only should I have seeked help and advice from the educators, I should have just spoke directly to the nasty individuals rather than giving them what they wanted or staying quiet. Infact I really hope that at least one of those people are reading this; to you I hope you learned your lesson. You were cruel and I wish your child never has to be bullied in order for you to identify the indecent choices you made.