Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Look into my mind

Last night I took part in a Market Research discussion group. One of the things we had to do in advance of the session was prepare a number of pictures to represent ourselves and the things that are important to us. Speaking to our lodger, Clare, later (who is in the MR business) this is apparently a really good way of getting a handle on people; seeing what images they use to represent themselves.

So here’s your chance to get more of a peek inside my head. Below are the photos I used, along with the commentary I used while presenting them. Leave a comment to tell me what you think it all tells you about me!

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Firstly a picture of London that I took on my lunch hour today. Although I come from the north of England and have lived in several places here and abroad, I now live in London and love it here! The city has a wealth of things to do and see.

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It isn’t all wonderful though: I don’t like the crowds or the rushing, particularly when I have to take the train to work.

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Most days though I avoid the crowds by cycling to work (this is my bike). An added bonus of cycling is it helps me keep fit.

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This is my desk at work, where I seem to spend most of my time! My laptop goes pretty much everywhere with me.

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I’m a bit of a gadget freak. This is my MP3 player, it doesn’t go with me quite as often as my laptop, but it also represents my enjoyment of music.

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This is most of the team I work with indulging in one of our strange rituals; The Croc. It’s a child’s toy where a different tooth each time causes the mouth to snap shut. We use it as a way of deciding who has to make the tea. It’s great fun; we have a nice relaxed atmosphere at work and they are a good bunch of people.

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Outside of work, my friends are important to me and I enjoy my food. This is a recent picture of my partner, Brett, and I having dinner with a couple of friends whilst on holiday.

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Photo by Michael Cheetham

I also enjoy singing with the London Gay Men’s Chorus; great fun, plus we get to travel from time to time which is another of the things I enjoy. This last photograph is as an example of that love; me off in an exotic location!

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OK, so that’s it. What did your psychoanalysis get from reading between the lines…?

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