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Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 1:50am
I thought it might be fun to find out what the cross section of our forum looks like from a GT standpoint.
Posted by: jayneeo, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:02am; Reply: 1
so I'll bet there're a lot of gatherers (with their weight issues) like me.
well, whaddya know....so far, not so...
Posted by: kate4975, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:08am; Reply: 2
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!!
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:43am; Reply: 3
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.
Posted by: HigherGround247, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 3:17am; Reply: 4
great idea(woot)(smarty)
Posted by: lakes-lady68, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 8:10am; Reply: 5
I wasn't sure whether I was a Gatherer or an Explorer but the Advanced Tables say Gatherer so I'll go with that  ;D

Thanks to all for their support and advice.
Posted by: meribelle, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 12:14pm; Reply: 6
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.
Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 2:54pm; Reply: 7
Teacher, no question about it!
Posted by: Gumby, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 3:56pm; Reply: 8
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! ;D

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.
Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 4:08pm; Reply: 9
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.
Posted by: Kristin, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 4:49pm; Reply: 10
Does anyone remember what the distribution percentages were that Dr.D posted awhile ago?

Thanks!!
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:08pm; Reply: 11
Consider the search feature.  ;)

Here you are
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:09pm; Reply: 12
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%
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:37pm; Reply: 13
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.
(think)
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:43pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from RedLilac
So where are all the Warriors on this forum? 6% on this poll vs 20% of the population.  ??)


My sentiments, exactly.  :D
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 5:56pm; Reply: 15
Hunters are more reactive/responsive.  ;D 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.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2008, 7:56pm; Reply: 16
Nothing like being in the minority... :(

I'm sticking with Warrior until I see Dr. D.
Posted by: Kristin, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 8:23pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Lloyd
Consider the search feature.  ;)

Here you are


Thank you Lloyd!!  :D

Posted by: OSuzanna, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 8:51pm; Reply: 18
When I voted, I considered myself an Explorer. Now I think I'm a Gatherer. Wish I could change my vote. ::)
Posted by: Susana, Monday, January 7, 2008, 1:27pm; Reply: 19
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!" ;)

:K)
Posted by: SquarePeg, Monday, January 7, 2008, 7:08pm; Reply: 20
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?
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 7:02pm; Reply: 21
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.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 7:36pm; Reply: 22
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.  
Posted by: Carol the Dabbler, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 9:48pm; Reply: 23
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.
Posted by: Novelia, Saturday, January 12, 2008, 7:13am; Reply: 24
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.



Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, January 14, 2008, 5:33pm; Reply: 25
Carol, I don't do well on soy and I'm an A blood type. So you can't really go by what foods you tolerate to decide your genotype. That's why Dr. D has all the measurments to go with the blood types.  :)
Posted by: Debra+, Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 8:03pm; Reply: 26
Well-finally did all of the measuring on the weekend with hubby.  Was between the hunter and the gatherer.  Mikeo helped me out and I am the Gatherer.  Was hoping for the hunter...just because I love the beef and broccoli as I feel soooo good on it.  I will still keep up on it even though it is a neutral.  And...like Edna...just happy not to be an Explorer. :D

Isa, Kristin, Cocky, Alek...imagine...fried feta cheese (after a few months) with red peppers.  Looking forward to spring.  Maybe May 5th as a Greek (Samos) celebration. Yummilicious. :D   Greek banana/egg breakfast special...gone for now.  :'(  

Debra  
Posted by: marianne, Friday, January 18, 2008, 5:18am; Reply: 27
As if I needed Dr. D's help in determining that I would be a Teacher!  It is a profession I've been pursuing and avoiding for 20 years just because I was told I'd be good at it. lol.

The "Can become excessively detail-oriented" gene is really driving me nuts right now.  Contradictions irritate and I'm  struggling to accommodate what I think I knew about what is good for an AB to the new information in the GTD.
Posted by: Mrs. Rodgers, Sunday, January 20, 2008, 6:46pm; Reply: 28
I'm happy to be a teacher.  At first I thought I was a warrior and was kind of bummed (What no red meat?!)but then realized I'd inverted my leg measurements and now it's teacher no question. I can see the wisdom of Dr. D telling us to have a friend help with the measurements.  
Even tho I'm a nurse, patient teaching was always what I loved to do most.  
Posted by: northstar, Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 5:52am; Reply: 29
I am on a diet similar to the Warrior one and doing quite well,
so I do not mind being a Warrior. However, my score for the
strengths was higher for Explorer and sometimes wonder....
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 25, 2008, 1:43am; Reply: 30
Quoted from northstar
I am on a diet similar to the Warrior one and doing quite well,
so I do not mind being a Warrior. However, my score for the
strengths was higher for Explorer and sometimes wonder....


I strength-tested higher as a Teacher, although I'm doing very well on the Warrior diet. I'm sticking with Warrior.

Posted by: Ellie, Saturday, February 2, 2008, 12:19am; Reply: 31
Well, I'm a gatherer which fits, and explains why most of the common vegetables I've been eating don't agree with me, broccoli etc . Also the oestregen probs definitely fits.

I am now not 'short',I'm 'thrifty' 8)

But it is a bit confusing, still not sure how blood type & genotype go together, in influencing my health.

Never mind, seems to have hit the nail on the head again, and I am now drinking Yerba mate & eating celery & Quark..

My B mother is a nomad.
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