Today’s Itinerary = Lectures at Merial Headquarters, MBTI Test Results and Skit rehearsal
I’m sorry but I have to do a quick shout-out to my group, Team 8!! I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you all today. I truly feel blessed that I was placed randomly with you all. We had to practice a skit for our final orientation day and I was crying the way I was laughing so hard!! 🙂 Okay, back to my mission. Today, we went away from UGA’s campus and met up at Merial, an animal health company. We all appreciate this company for allowing us to use their facility. Breakfast consisted of biscuits (plain, sausage, or egg) and breakfast bars. The first thing we discussed was finding out the results of our “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Test. It basically tests our perception and personality differences (you will get this during the summer before you begin vet school). The four fields dealt with the following:
1. Focus your attention
Extraversion(E) vs Introversion(I)
2. Taking in Information
Sensing(S) vs. Intuition(N)
3. Making Decisions
Thinking(T) vs. Feeling(F)
4. Dealing with the outer world
Judging(J) vs. Perceiving(P)
You will get a good explanation on this from the speaker. It turns out that I am an INFP. I am very introverted around unfamiliar people but extremely extroverted around my family and friends. I also really care about the needs of others, so I can see why I am a “F”. I am a little balanced with the others though.
The rest of the day consisted of tons of lectures regarding communication skills and how to resolve conflict with my peers (lunch was tasty hamburgers, chips, and brownies). It was very basic yet very helpful information. I realized I am not the best with conflict resolutions. If I ever get ticked off or get hurt by someone, I will usually shut down, run away from the situation, and suppress my feelings. Oh I will forgive you, but I usually give up the battle and accept rejection. Horrible, I know!! If I ever do something that may offend or hurt someone else, I really want that person to please tell me b/c I sometimes am clueless of what might have happened. It’s interesting how I want someone to do that for me, but I have a hard time doing that myself. I will need to work on this.
Romans 12:17-21= “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”