The Gemini a.k.a. Yours Truly

1. The Gemini tries to avoid conflict and will walk away before things get too heated.

I do generally try my best to avoid conflict and I am not a fan of arguments, I consider them to be a waste of time, a nuisance and nothing but trouble, a pest created to spread heartache, discontent and pain, misery and a wide array of other undesirable emotions.

2. If you force Gemini into a corner they will not hesitate to retaliate.

Also true. If you back me into a corner, if you really rile me up to the point of no return, I will not hesitate to punch back, but trust me, you won't like it one bit.

3. The Gemini is a fiercely loyal friend, ally and lover.

My friends are my life, couldn't imagine a life without them. I will always stand up for my real friends, fight for them and protect them, even if no-one else will, but if you betray me once we're over and done with. In love, I'm a one-man-kinda-gal. Once I've fallen, I will have fallen hard, and there's only him, nobodoy else will matter, so don't even try, you're not even on my radar and won't ever be.

4. The Gemini mind is constantly racing with thoughts and ideas.

Yep. I can attest to that. Some of my ideas are quite crazy, ridiculous even, but I just can't help it, nor do I want to. Having a mind racing with thoughts and ideas is great. It keeps you on your toes, keeps you creative, and makes you seek out new and exciting adventures.

5. The Gemini is extremely independent and can’t be controlled.

I've always been very independent, pretty much from an early age on, and trying to control me has, so far, always ended in failure. I don't recommend it, it won't work. It does mean that I'm not everyone's cup of tea but those who appreciate my independence and willfulness treasure it all the way. It can actually be quite refreshing and a life-saver when you're trying to get yourself out of a drudge.

6. The Gemini is observant as hell and constantly soaking up knowledge.

I love soaking up knowledge, that's one great thing about being a teacher. While preparing classes for my students I actually also get to learn something new, it's exciting. Also, because of my thrist for knowledge I always try to find new information to share with my students and it definitely makes for interesting, well-prepared classes.

7. The Gemini can be an outrageous flirt at times.

Oh hell yeah. I can. Doesn't matter if you're a sexy gal or a handsome gentleman, if I'm feeling it I will flirt away like there's no tomorrow. Again, not everyone's cup of tea but those who enjoy a bit of good-natured banter appreciate it fiercely.

8. The Gemini has no patience for overly critical people that do nothing but complain.

Again, spot on. Don't get me wrong, I do like to complain myself sometimes, but generally speaking, once I've had my say, that's that, over and done with. It's out there and done, nothing more to say. If you are overly critical and cannot accept another person's point of view, stay clear, it won't end well. Don't drag it out, respect it, b*tch.

9. The Gemini is drawn to people who can stimulate their mind.

Oh yes, anyone who can stimulate my mind with an interesting conversation, is my favourite cup of tea. I'm not one for boring people who aren't curious, won't investigate without being told to do so and possess no natural ability to pursue the unknown. Get the hell out of my way, you're raining on my parade and I won't stand for boredom.

10. The Gemini is NOT afraid to tell you exactly what they think.

I will tell you exactly what I think, no sugarcoating, no cushion to soften the blow. I'm direct, straightforward, all out. Again, plenty of people can't take that, but that's me. You either take it, or your leave it. Either way is fine by me.

11. The Gemini is a supportive and encouraging friend.

I am. I try to give my friends advice, if I can, and if I can't I will try and find some information that could be helpful. That's where an unquenchable and insatiable thirst for knowledge definitely comes in handy.

12. The Gemini can be a bit of a weirdo sometimes.

Oh hell yeah, I'm not just a bit of a weirdo but a big, fat weirdo and not sometimes but more often than not all of the time. Hop on, if you're up for a rollercoaster of a ride or stay the hell away, entirely your choice. I'm fiercely protective of my weirdness and intend to share it only with those who know how to appreciate it.

13. The Gemini knows how to smooth talk their way into just about anything.

I guess so. Not a habit I was aware I had, but it certainly developed over the years. I usually don't shy away from the challenge of trying to talk my way into something or out of something for that matter. Better at some things than others but won't hesitate to at least try.

14. The Gemini is restless and always on the go.

Yep. I get bored after an episode of my favourite TV Drama and if I don't do something else while watching it, my brain feels like it might just explode. Also, I'm not the type of person who likes to sit for very long, unless you give me a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, a cup of steaming hot, black coffee and a fantastic book. In that case, I will immediately reconsider.

15. The Gemini is driven by curiosity and soaks up knowledge like a sponge.

They say curiousity killed the cat. So what?! The journey is far too much fun to give it up. 

16. The Gemini can experience EXTREME emotions.

True that. A bit bi-polar actually. I can go from stupidly excited to extremely furious and then right over to exploding with happiness in the space of an hour. And I don't even need a pill for that!

17. The Gemini can be guarded and reluctant to ‘open up’.

Yes, yes, and yes. My personal life is my personal life and if I share it with you, you'd better be grateful that I trust you enough to open up. Otherwise, take all the offence you need, but I like to keep myself to myself until I know where I stand with you. Once the gates are open, they do usually stay open, unless of course you double-cross me, that's the fastest way to make it onto my blacklist and trust me once you're on there you're not getting off ever again.

18. The Gemini can take their time to commit to a relationship but once they do they go ‘all in’.

Takes me a while to warm up, so I'm often considered cold and unwelcoming, I really don't smile for just anyone, but if you stick around to wait for the ice to melt, well then you're in for a real treat, this I can promise you. I can't really stay much more than that, this is something you really have to experience for yourself.

19. The Gemini has a wild and adventurous spirit.

Well... That depends entirely on what's on the cards, but yes, I am indeed up for a wild and adventurous ride on the wheel of life. I do have my limits, there are boundaries and I'm not one to try everything once, but I do like to be unpredictable and full of surprises every once in a while.

20. The Gemini has a wickedly sarcastic sense of humour.

Which somestimes does get me into a spot of trouble because not everyone gets me. I used to care about what people thought of me, but I've long given up on that. Curse me for my directness, banish me to hell for my sarcasm or blacklist me for my fanciful dreams, whatever. I am me and I ain't changing for anyone. Take me with a spoonful or sarcasm or don't, your choice, but just so you know, I won't be crying after you.

21. The Gemini is adaptable and able to roll with the punches.

Usually, yes. Depends entirely on the situation though... I'm not one for last minute surprises, they are stressful, never well-planned and usually end with one or two disasters just waiting to happen. While disasters usually strike, and can neve be entirely prevented, I'd rather be at least somewhat prepared. But if push comes to shove I'll roll with all sorts of changes, though again, it depends on who's calling the shots. I prefer being in control!