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 Please only choose if you know.
Gatherer (39 votes)
28.26%
Teacher (26 votes)
18.84%
Hunter (23 votes)
16.67%
Explorer (23 votes)
16.67%
Warrior (14 votes)
10.14%
Nomad (13 votes)
9.42%
138 Votes Total Last vote Saturday, February 2, 2008, 8:30pm by 2374
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Lloyd
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 1:50am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Sa Bon Nim
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I thought it might be fun to find out what the cross section of our forum looks like from a GT standpoint.
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jayneeo
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:02am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Kyosha Nim
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so I'll bet there're a lot of gatherers (with their weight issues) like me.
well, whaddya know....so far, not so...
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kate4975
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT6 Nomad; Rh+; INTP
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Well, I ranked myself as Nomad but per a post from Don I'm worried (well not worried, per se) that I'm a gatherer. Don said that if the index finger is +/- 2-3 mm different from the ring finger, the index is considered longer (Got it! thread). Maybe I just misinterpreted what he said but I thought Dr. D said that he assumes a 2-3mm margin of error but that the same error will probably apply to all measurements. My ring finger looks longer, it measure 1 mm longer on each hand from the crease and 1/4" longer from the joint. I posted this same question on the other thread an hour ago and no one's responded so I'm stressed!!


Teacher A- husband
A+ daughter (Warrior?)
DS due 10/12 (hoping for a B!)

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Drea
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:43am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Warrior ~ Taster, NN, ENFJ
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After three times of measuring, Warrior, Teacher, Warrior, I'm sticking with Warrior. The last measurements were done with the help of a friend, which made it so much easier to get accurate results. Even though I have a weight issue currently, I'm definitely not a gatherer.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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HigherGround247
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 3:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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great idea
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lakes-lady68
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 8:10am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Hunter Rh+ ENTP
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I wasn't sure whether I was a Gatherer or an Explorer but the Advanced Tables say Gatherer so I'll go with that  

Thanks to all for their support and advice.


GT2 Gatherer
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"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be"
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meribelle
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 12:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer, with a Teacher Husband
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Quoted from kate4975
Well, I ranked myself as Nomad but per a post from Don I'm worried (well not worried, per se) that I'm a gatherer. Don said that if the index finger is +/- 2-3 mm different from the ring finger, the index is considered longer (Got it! thread). Maybe I just misinterpreted what he said but I thought Dr. D said that he assumes a 2-3mm margin of error but that the same error will probably apply to all measurements. My ring finger looks longer, it measure 1 mm longer on each hand from the crease and 1/4" longer from the joint. I posted this same question on the other thread an hour ago and no one's responded so I'm stressed!!


My ring finger is not much longer than my index finger.  I figured out I was a hunter by the book, before I had all the input about the mm of length being significant/nonsignificant.  I think the Hunter diet most resembles the O nonnie diet which I did well on, so I am going to go with the simple measurements and not worry (too much) about the margin of error, etc.  We can stress too much, you know.


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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Rodney
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT3
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Teacher, no question about it!
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Gumby
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 3:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT3 Teacher!
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Quoted from Rodney
Teacher, no question about it!


Me too, Rodney.  Nice isn't it, to have the measurements clear.  I can obsess over my fingers til the cows come home, but it makes not ONE BIT of difference to my GT classification...still a teacher!

My tendency to obsess makes me really feel for those of you who's GT rests on such a close measurement!  It would make me crazy.


Embracing my A-ness! (Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! )

A+Sec Teacher follwing GT3/SWAMI diet
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Rodney
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Rh+ GT3
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If we were to looked up obsess in the dictionary would we see a teacher?
I am OCD for sure and learning to live with it.
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Kristin
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 4:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Does anyone remember what the distribution percentages were that Dr.D posted awhile ago?

Thanks!!


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Lloyd
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Consider the search feature.  

Here you are
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Lloyd
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Since it's in Little Fishes and could get lost, I will also duplicate it here:

Hunters: Around 15%
Gatherers: Around 25%
Teachers: About 15%
Explorers: About 15%
Warriors: About 15-20%
Nomads: About 5-10%
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RedLilac
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI tweaked Explorer Super Taster from Illinois
Kyosha Nim
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So where are all the Warriors on this forum? 6% on this poll vs 20% of the population.  

In typical B fashion, Explorers and Nomads are more heavily represented here than it is in the general population.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
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Drea
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Quoted from RedLilac
So where are all the Warriors on this forum? 6% on this poll vs 20% of the population.  


My sentiments, exactly.  


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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Lloyd
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Hunters are more reactive/responsive.   That's why the numbers are up. I suspect the census will tend to even out more over time. I probably depends a little on what percentage of each group tend to develop health/weight problems, which is one of the things I had hoped to divine from this.

Give it a few weeks, we'll have a decent idea then.
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Mayflowers
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 7:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Nothing like being in the minority...

I'm sticking with Warrior until I see Dr. D.
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Kristin
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Quoted from Lloyd
Consider the search feature.  

Here you are


Thank you Lloyd!!  



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OSuzanna
Saturday, January 5, 2008, 8:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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When I voted, I considered myself an Explorer. Now I think I'm a Gatherer. Wish I could change my vote.


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Susana
Monday, January 7, 2008, 1:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Hunter 51%
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Fascinating to observe how, to date, hunters rank as #1 while we seem to be far less active in terms of new threads and even more so in the GTD forum. "Hit and go!"

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Good idea on the poll.  I was surprised that Dr. D didn't include in the GTD book statistics on the GT populations.  Or did he, and I missed it?


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Carol the Dabbler
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Quoted from kate4975
... I thought Dr. D said that he assumes a 2-3mm margin of error but that the same error will probably apply to all measurements. My ring finger looks longer, it measure 1 mm longer on each hand from the crease and 1/4" longer from the joint.


I had the same puzzlement until I looked at the drawings in the book(p. 61).  They show measuring the *sides* of the fingers (in each case, the side that's next to the middle finger).  It looks like you're supposed to snug the end of the ruler up against the between-finger webbing -- at least, that's what I did.

I believe Dr. D meant that if you can't measure any closer than 2-3 mm, it probably won't make much difference -- NOT that you should consider anything within 2-3 mm to be the same.  Besides, 1/4" is about 6 mm.


Carol

A+ nonnie married to an A+ secretor
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Victoria
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Quoted from Carol the Dabbler



I believe Dr. D meant that if you can't measure any closer than 2-3 mm, it probably won't make much difference -- NOT that you should consider anything within 2-3 mm to be the same.  Besides, 1/4" is about 6 mm.


Good point, Carol.  1/8 of an inch (roughly 3 mm) is really a substantial measurement.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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Carol the Dabbler
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Right, it's a significant fraction of the total length of a finger.

If I was *consistently* getting, say, one finger 1/8 inch longer than the other, I would not automatically consider them the same.  I would certainly check to make sure I was measuring them correctly.

I'm in the same sort of boat, actually, except with my legs.  My upper legs are half an inch longer than my lower legs (once Dr. Natalie told us how to measure!).  That's not much, about the same percentage as 1/8 inch on a finger.  If I had decided that the two measurements were so close that they should be considered the same, the tie would have gone to my lower legs, and the calculation would have said that I'm a Warrior.

But if I recognize my upper legs as longer, I'm a Teacher, which fits me much better than Warrior, according to both Chapter Seven ("Meet the GenoTypes") and Chapter Five ("Strength-Testing Your GenoType").  So it looks to me like those small differences really can be significant.


Carol

A+ nonnie married to an A+ secretor
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Novelia
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Quoted from Carol the Dabbler
So it looks to me like those small differences really can be significant.


I agree. Before getting help with measuring from Dr. Colicci, my finger measurements and leg measurments said I was a Warrior. That barely fit at all, not with strength testing or my health history.

My upper and lower leg difference is only 1/2" as well, it seems. If they were equal in measure I'd be a Teacher but with 1/2" longer for upper I'm an Explorer. The description of the Explorer's health problems and other qualities fit me far better than Warrior or Teacher but I'm still nervous that I'm in fact a Teacher. I wish there was a clinic in my city so I could make sure. The OCD tendency of Teachers fits me that's for sure.

The Explorer diet makes more sense to me, given how I don't do well without meat particularly lamb which turns out to be a Superfood for Explorers! Wow.



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