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Montrose Voice, No. 277, February 14, 1986 - File 020. 1986-02-14. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/4675/show/4665.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 277, February 14, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date February 14, 1986
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript Dr. Didato's Personality Quiz How Are You at People Reading? FEBRUARY 14, 1986 / MONTROSE VOICE 19 By Salvatore V. Didato, Ph.D. News America Syndicate Special to the Montrose Voice Once, when he was seeking lodging at a small hotel, George M. Cohan was refused by a desk clerk who said, "Sorry, we don't have a room for people like you." Taken by surprise, the famed composer thought a moment, then retorted: "This is certainly a bad situation. You thought I was Jewish and I thought you were American. I guess we were both wrong." We all goof grandly once in a while when it comes to judging others. Often our prejudiced perception is colored by a myth or heresay, and it can lead to complications in our dealings with them. If you can size up others in a brief time, you'll have the edge over those who can't, and likely will be more successful in human affairs. Ahead is a quiz which tests your ability to "read" people at first meeting. Answer True or False to each item, then read on for explanations. 1. Smiling is only one trait among many which identifies a successful person. 2. A person who is prejudiced against one group tends to be prejudiced against other groups. 3. Short persons are usually more energetic and assertive than those who are taller. 4. An older person is generally lonelier than a younger person. 5. The lastbom in a family tends to have a higher IQ than those born before him/her. 6. A couples' social standing is most influenced by the partner with the more prestigious job. 7. Creative persons are usually more intelligent than those who are not creative. 8. Beautiful people are usually friendlier than those who are less attractive. □ _ Explanation 1. False—Researchers Wendy McKenna and Florence Denmark of the City University of New York found that people in high-status jobs exhibit less smiling and nodding than others. Success may not make people frown, but it may make them realize they don't have to smile a lotto feel accepted. 2. True—Prejudice is similar to a personality trait such as dominance or submis- siveness. It can "generalize" and color many of your attitudes and reactions concerning others. 3. False—Although some short people tend to overcompensate for their below- average stature, there is no evidence that they are more energetic, ambitious or assertive than those who are taller. 4. False—Surveys done at New York University and the University of California (Los Angeles) show that even though more old, rather than young, people live alone, the elderly are more satisfied with their friendships, feel more independent and have higher self-esteem. The young, those who are single, and those recently divorced, were found to be the loneliest. 5. False—Scores on nearly 400,000 adolescents in Holland showed that IQ's decrease from the first to the last born. No one really knows why this is. Some experts theorize firstborns benefit from better prenatal development, or perhaps from having their parents to themselves for longer than their later-born siblings. 6. False—Studies by sociologist Peter Rossi, Ph.D., find that a man's job counts twice as much as a woman's in determining a couple's social status. Even when the woman was a doctor and the man a mechanic, it was the man's position by which the couple was rated. 7. False—According to research at the University of California (Los Angeles) creativity is not a function of intelligence as measured by IQ tests. 8. True—Work at the University of Georgia shows that beautiful people are more sociable, and it's not that their beauty blinds us. Subjects were asked to rate people for sociability and likeability on the basis of phone conversations. The raters never saw the people they talked to, yet they rated the attractive ones higher than others in social skills. □ Score 7-8 correct—You are a good judge of people and probably should be working with them in face-to-face situations. 3-6 correct—You win some, you lose some in your daily dealings with others. There's room for improvement here. 0-2 correct—You're socially myopic. Obvious clues about others soar over your head. How about a course in human relations at the local college? O o THE ° LISTKEEPERS ° 522-2268 LET US KEEP YOUR LISTS: O n 'Business 'Invitations 'Family 'Christmas ° 'Friends 'Direct Mail ° 'Wine 'Cassettes ° O 'Albums 'Video Tapes ° ' ADDRESS LABELS OUR - SPECIALTY! (Average cost: 10001" stick ° on labels S 140.00 plus tax) O ' O HSK CONTRACTING A Full Service Contractor • Roofing (All Types) • Remodeling • Sheetrock/Painting • Plumbing/Electrical • Foundations Repaired • Tree & Trash Removal • Insulation • Water Proofing • Tile/Masonry • Carpet • Cabinets • Decks/Hot Tubs • Room Additions • Concrete • Fully Insured • References Available No Job Too Big or Too Small 520-9064 OR Emergency Digital Pager 891-4053
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