Something That I Picked Up (when I Wasn't Sleeping) In High School Psychology Class
The story of how my username on EP came about goes back to the Dark Ages of the eighties, during a high school psychology class. My teacher brought up William Sheldon's "Classic Body Type Theory". Sheldon's Body Type Theory divided people into three main personality groups, using the shapes of their bodies as a guide. The three main types are: the Mesomorph, the Ectomorph, and the Endomorph. Up to that time, I had never heard about this. You see, I was always the type of person that would always fall for taking one of those stupid quickie psychology tests in magazines, and I would always gravitate towards articles like, "What the car color you choose says about your personality" or "What your eye color says about you", so you get the picture. Naturally, this subject caught my attention immediately. Here is a brief explanation of the body type and the type of personality that it corresponds to: The Mesomorph is athletic, muscular and thick skinned and is courageous, adventurous, and has a zest for physical activity. The Ectomorph is thin, fragile, flat-chested, lightly muscled and small shouldered and is artistic, thoughtful, introverted, and intense. The Endomorph has a soft body, underdeveloped muscles and a round physique and is sociable, fun loving, tolerant, and loves comfort of all kinds and food. BINGO! That's me! Of course, most people have trashed this theory as nonsense, but it is still discussed in many classrooms around the world, even today. So now, you, my friends, are in on my private little joke, and I hope that I did not cause you to doze, as this classroom topic did, for most of my fellow students that day so long ago .