Name:  Hannah Kingsley

Personality Type: I am an I/ENFP – meaning I am somewhat in-between being an introvert and extrovert.  I am a social person and I love being around people, but I also need more down-time than many extroverts.  (Most recently I scored ENFP, however)

Famous ENFPs: Cher, Wendy Darling, Carrie Bradshaw, Barack Obama.

What do you love most about yourself?

I dislike questions like this, they are hard to answer!  The answer would probably be something along the lines of eccentricity, though.  I am not a person who fits well in boxes (metaphorically, not literally- I’m pretty sure I could get in a box if I had to otherwise, haha..).

What would you most like to change about yourself?

I wish that I could speak more languages!  I have studied German and I am studying Japanese, but it would be nice if I could skip putting in the time and just be fluent, haha.

Favorite Fictional Character & why:

This might not sound all that original considering all the fandom surrounding the newest BBC installment on television, but one of my favorite fictional characters is Doctor Who.  Some of my admiration of Matt Smith’s role can be attributed to the personality of the Eleventh Doctor: zany, clever, witty, clumsy, and very eccentric.  However, what I like most is that Doctor Who is that he is a protector, a sort of big brother of the universe figure, and he reminds me of our relationship with God.  He is someone you can trust, and would be honored to list among your friends.

Name one possession that you absolutely love:

Fine-tip sharpie pens.  Don’t touch my sharpie pens. (;

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I’m sure the best answer is supposed to be Jesus. 😉

Tell us three of your “guilty pleasures”:

  1. Chocolate.
  2. Music.
  3. Dancing.

Name one thing (book, song, movie, item) you wish you had thought up first:

Les Miserables.   It is such a beautiful story..

Share several of your favorite quotes with us:

 Study while others are sleeping. Decide while others are delaying. Prepare while others are daydreaming.  Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing… Persist while others are quitting. – William Arthur Ward

Leopold: What has happened to the world? You have every convenience and comfort, yet no time for integrity. – Kate & Leopold

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you but because in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for. –unknown

It’s far better to never reach your goals than to have opportunities given to you because you let someone manipulate you. It is better to die a loser than to die without honor and self-respect. But you won’t have to do either, because God’s plan is one of success without sin or shame. If you meet your dreams, let it be in holiness by the hand of God, and not by the controlling hand of man. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. – author unknown

What memory is the most special to you and why?

One that sticks out in my mind is seeing fireflies for the first time, in Japan.  They were so much smaller than I expected, and floated like stars or jewels in the dark sky.  I enjoyed being surrounded by giggling little girls dressed in their best kimonos, as they cupped fireflies in their hands and squealed in delight.  If every life had a highlight reel, that moment would be a play as part of it. (:  The moment was special to me because it was as if awe had been characterized in an instant.  The memory could appear in the dictionary, right beneath the word’s definition.

Who is your favorite actor / actress? What was the first film you saw them in?

My favorite actress is Natalie Portman, whom I first saw in her role as Queen Amidala/Padme in the Star Wars saga.  I admire her strength as an actress and the versatility of her roles.  I have always admired the range of emotion she was able to portray in film, as well as her believability.  Also, while her latest choices may not be the best litmus test, I like that Natalie has seemed more grounded as a person in compared to much of Hollywood, including by placing importance on academics.

My favorite actor is James McAvoy, whom I think I first saw in Penelope.  I feel that McAvoy brings a lot to the table as an actor, and takes his job seriously.  There are “lucky” people who get into acting on an accident or a lark, and then there are those who are really passionate about their craft.  I think that the passion comes through in McAvoy’s character portrayals, and it’s something that I enjoy watching.

“I would never get tired of talking about…”?

All the people I have met and their stories. (:  I love hearing people talk about their lives, and in turn retelling about the places they have been and the things they have seen.  Sharing stories is like living several lifetimes over.

If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?

A dog, certainly – my family already has two!  However, if I were to do a lot of traveling in the future, having a pet of my own probably wouldn’t be all that practical.

One miniseries or television show everyone needs to try out at least once:

Firefly.  I like that it manages to cross genres, and the comedic material is fantastic.  There are certainly some scenes and themes that the show could have done without, but with these exceptions, it makes for good entertainment.

Summer Rescue (http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-drama/summer-rescue/) would also be near the top of my list.  It is the first show that I have come to very much enjoy watching despite its having English subtitles.

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I’m sure the best answer is supposed to be Jesus  (seriously- who could pass that up?). 😉  However, I would also like to meet William Wilberforce, another personal hero of mine.  Wilberforce gave it everything he had to see that the oppressed saw mercy and justice.  I admire his drive and passion, and willingness to see something through to the end, even while going through personal struggles such as bad health and discouragement.  If we had more modern men made of stuff like that, I do not think we would need to fear much for the future.