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USC: 3 words describing myself

m.kenienm.kenien - Posts: 337 Member
edited May 2008 in Transfer Students
USC had that quick take thing in the application...

It asked to describe ourselves in three words...

I chose:

1) inquisitive 2) conformist 3) altruistic

do you like it? or not?

What words did u choose?
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Replies to: USC: 3 words describing myself

  • SCorBustSCorBust Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    i only remember 2 of the words i used:

    dynamic and diligent
  • lreds4lifelreds4life Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
    i think inquisitive, artistic, determined. something along those lines.
  • Woman.Of.TroyWoman.Of.Troy Registered User Posts: 2,438 Senior Member
    enterprising, kind, vivacious.
    woot, woot! in that order.
    this is fun. :)
  • ksbr27ksbr27 Registered User Posts: 750 Member
    bubbly, passionate, and driven. that's me in a nutshell. ;)

    ps-i really like this thread, btw. it blows off a little steam from all the USC panic.
  • LogosLogos Registered User Posts: 354 Member
    Developers, developers, developers.
  • mrxmarkmrxmark Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
  • SachmoneySachmoney Registered User Posts: 1,254 Senior Member
    Location, Location, Location

    I really don't remember what I chose. I could careless. I don't think there are three words that could describe me. I don't think three words could even paint a picture of me. Three words would be so broad.
  • wraider2006wraider2006 Registered User Posts: 1,162 Senior Member
    What did you mean by conformist? Doesn't that usually have a negative connotation?
  • m.kenienm.kenien - Posts: 337 Member
    wraider 2006.... conformist is someone who conform to the social conventions and listen as well as respect what others say....meaning not living an individualistic life...

    Oxford dictionary meaning : person who conforms to social convention
  • mapletreemapletree Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    Impatient, neurotic, and anal-retentive. :)
  • mapletreemapletree Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    I thought conformist had negative connotations too. I usually hear people say that they are "nonconformists" when they're trying to describe themselves as people who don't follow the crowd.

    Not actual definitions, but perhaps better representations of what people in general think the word means: Urban Dictionary: conformist

    Oh, and here's one for nonconformist too: Urban Dictionary: nonconformist
  • m.kenienm.kenien - Posts: 337 Member
    mapletree....u can give conformist a negative connotation.... I took it in a positive way ...... I think there is a culture clash in here...

    I think I will speak abt this word with Ugrad admissions on Monday.

    Being conformist to me is... not doing "O me... my opinion...my way ... my life" ... not realizing that our actions even at an individual level can impact the society as a whole... i care what other people say... i care what other people think abt me.... I believe in conforming to the society and its traditions.... and to me thats Conformist...

    but again this might mean different in US

    Mapletree thanks for ur ridiculous source... those are slang and purely ridiculous definitions by unedified people...I am not surprised that you go to these sources... Perhaps the Oxford dictionary doesn't mean much to you
  • stewartudallstewartudall Registered User Posts: 463 Member
    I would call the admissions office, to discuss the meaning of a word used on your application, only if your goal consists of ****ing someone off...

    One man's opinion

    - Ari Gold Super Agent
  • SachmoneySachmoney Registered User Posts: 1,254 Senior Member
    Conformist usually has a negative connotation. I guess if you explain it, it makes sense.
  • m.kenienm.kenien - Posts: 337 Member
    Sachmoney......how is conformist...negative?
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