Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Exciting news! I've met in the online world a very knowledgeable person on Socionics - her name is Olga Tangemann, and she has developed a visual arts-based test for figuring out your Socionics type. You can take the Pattern Test at Socionics4you.com (You need to register first). Here is my result:
Superego-Id-Superid-Ego: The static profile characterizes the person from the perspective of the dichotomy statics-dynamics. This person is balanced on the dichotomies of rationality-irrationality and introversion-extraversion. But the element of dynamics is not sufficiently expressed in the structure of personality, which is partly due to the stability of psycho-physical states, stability of mood and temperament. Depending on which TPE is leading, the person compromises between striving to enjoy life to the full and a strong sense of public duty and responsibility for other people.
So, it seems I'm not only an INxJ in Myers-Briggs, but actually an INxx!! (Correction: Or does that translate to xNxx?) Olga so far believes my type is either EII Dostoevsky (INFj) or LII Robespierre (INTj); this matches my Pattern Test result perfectly. I'm not yet sure how an MBTI INFJ correlates to Socionics INFj, but she is the expert--I believe this will be clarified soon. I hope Olga can help me pinpoint my type once and for all. She has been very helpful in listening to my original music on my web site, breaking down each song into cognitive functions. Visit her open group on Facebook: Socionics International.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
So, this Socionics description of the IEI INFp Lyricist/Romantic type (INFJ in MBTI) seems to describe me very accurately, but why is my personality type like that of someone who killed himself? (Reference: See Wikipedia's page on Socionics). Marilyn Monroe was supposedly another IEI; not exactly non-self-destructive, are we? I also don't get how my "dual", the ESTP, is either the best or worst match depending on which site I visit. It all comes down to theory, but I know one thing; Socionics can be helpful in choosing a type if, like me, you're on a cusp like INxJ.
Socionics - Expressing Your Truth, April 27, 2013
Well, looking at the faces in the Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma quadrants, I think I look like an INFJ (INFp in Socionics), even if I come up INTJ on Myers-Briggs tests. With my Thinking / Feeling at 1%, it seems I could go either way, but if I consider what people have told me about my face, that I have a look of sincerity in my eyes, I would match that description up with the INFJ (Beta IEI Romantic) face.
I had thought I was an INTJ who had lived my life as my ESFP opposite (anima/animus) in the entertainment field, being a singer-musician, former TV talent, voice over artist and an artistic person in general, but perhaps I'm just an INFJ who has always loved being creative, and fulfilled her path as an artistic, dramatic type from the get-go. I was also always the kid with pen and paper in hand.
As for my visceral reaction, I definitely like the soft INFJ face. However, I also like the sexy INTJ (Gamma ILI Critic) face very much.
Socionics on Wikipedia
Introduction to Socionics - Backwards Time Machine
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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I'd love to publish a blog book one day! I wonder if I can afford this type of service; it looks pretty neat.
"The Secret Of Intuition - Inductive Reasoning: Intuition uses logic to retrieve data. Traditionally, logic follows either deductive, or inductive paths. All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. That is deductive reasoning, where an accepted principle is used to draw a conclusion. In inductive reasoning, a number of established facts are used to draw a conclusion. Over centuries, all observed elephants are gray. So, elephants are gray. An inductive argument, however, is never final and is open to being falsified. The discovery of a pink elephant will falsify "the gray elephant theory." Both science and intuition use inductive logic.
"The Secret Of Intuition - Reverse Reasoning: Traditionally, inductive reasoning uses the principle of inclusion. The gray elephant theory is a result of experience over time. If we see a gray animal, we will confine our search to a list of gray animals. Intuition uses the principle of exclusion. If the animal is pink, elephants are excluded from the search. Subsequent discovery of a pink elephant will make this induction wrong. But, if the reasoning that all elephants are gray is true, then the induction that a pink animal is not an elephant is equally true. Nerve cells become inhibited, if they fail to recognize a pattern.
"(...) "The Secret Of Intuition - Just Hints Are Enough: Intuition finds answers from even slivers of data. For a militant hiding in a cellar, the movement of a few hairs could indicate a current of cold air from a stealthily opened door. That is a vital message, which will inhibit every other sensory input. Instant elimination of possibilities from a database of cosmic proportions would trigger his immediate recognition of danger. Unexpected meanings are derived for a soft whisper or a shifting shadow. With access to vast data, intuitive recognition needs imperceptibly small slivers of information to enable recognition.
"(...) The Secret Of Intuition - Access To A Massive Wisdom: Your mind has immense knowledge, stored as coded answers from myriad evolutionary and real life experiences. With such global access, the system swiftly evaluates trillions of pages of that wisdom to locate competent answers. But, to win, you need to be aware that you are so equipped. That self assurance is crucial. The eliminative search process wisely discards “impossible” solutions from its search. If you think it is impossible, you will not think of it. It is confidence, which can prevent many winning solutions from being so excluded. Confidence is the key to a good life. Listening to intuition delivers the wisdom of your mind." Read the article: The Secret of Intuition - Effective Mind Control
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Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tokyo-Based Artist Arrested For 3D Printing Her Vagina by John Biggs, July 16, 2014 Tech Crunch
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Japanese Artist Jailed for Vagina Boat Says Outraged, Vows Legal Fight - Reuter, July 16, 2014 The New York Times
"Codependency involves a habitual system of thinking, feeling, and behaving toward ourselves and others that can cause pain. Codependent behaviors or habits are self-destructive. We frequently react to people who are destroying themselves; we react by learning to destroy ourselves. These habits can lead us into, or keep us in, destructive relationships that don't work. These behaviors can sabotage relationships that may otherwise have worked. These behaviors can prevent us from finding peace and happiness with the most important person in our lives.... ourselves. These behaviors belong to the only person we can change... ourselves. These are our problems. The following are characteristics of codependent persons: (We started to do these things out of necessity to protect ourselves and meet our needs.)" Codependency Symptoms from Melody Beattie's classic best seller, Codependent No More - Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site!)
Related link: Narcissistic parent - Wikipedia
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Via Autism Speaks: (July 10, 2014) -- In a FOX 4 KC exclusive they highlighted a swimming program in Kansas City called Sensory Supported Swimming which teaches swimming and water safety to children ages four to 17 with autism." Continue reading: Local Program Teaches Swimming Skills to Children with Autism
Monday, June 23, 2014
Adapted from Dr. Judith Orloff’s New York Times Bestseller, “Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life” (Three Rivers Press, 2011): "Intuition is the filter through which they experience the world. Empaths are naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and good listeners. If you want heart, empaths have got it. Through thick and thin, they’re there for you, world-class nurturers. The trademark of empaths is that they know where you’re coming from. Some can do this without taking on people’s feelings. However, for better or worse, others, like myself and many of my patients, can become angst-sucking sponges." Read the article: Are You An Emotional Empath? - judithorloff.com
Sunday, June 22, 2014
MBTI in Sports - Illustrated by a practical example from UC Berkeley's football team - How MBTI types are represented in team and individual sports and which leadership styles work best respectively. By Khairi Fortt and Miriam Neubauer, UC Berkeley
Saturday, June 21, 2014
My friends (in this case, all guys) back in the day were into a role-playing game called Dungeons and Dragons, aka D&D. It lost popularity after people started saying it was a dangerous pretend game because some people, particularly young people, couldn't separate fantasy from reality. My pals invited me to play, and I started to but gave it up when I realized the game didn't make much sense to me. Today I came across the Character Alignment system; lo and behold, this personality assessment that looks a lot like the Myers Briggs or Enneagram is unique because it assigns evil roles as potential characters to play, whereas the other tests leave the concept of any type being actually good or evil out.
So I took the Alignment Test from easydamus.com and scored as a True Neutral. I thought I'd be a Chaotic Neutral because someone on Twitter is both a Chaotic Neutral and an INTJ, but no, I'm not anarchist enough to embody what sounds to me like libertarian values.
Related: What's the difference between True and Chaotic Neutral? Read True Neutral - TVtropes.org
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