I’ve misplaced my Research Hat! All I want to do is ride my bike, play in my yard with all the greenery and drink beer by whatever pool is offered; any activity that is outdoors trumps all others. I’ve given in to my hedonistic love of summer. Continue reading
Category: Right Brain/Left Brain
Who We Are First and Second
Now that we know our MBTI type (if you don’t know yet, please take this type test and remember your letters), we can explore further how our personality unfolds; how we interact, why we react the way we do.
The P or J at the end of our type combined with the E or I at the beginning tells us whether we use the second or the third letter as our primary personality function. Clear as pea soup, right?
Ok, let’s unravel the mystery. Find your letters below: Continue reading
How does creativity happen?
Have you ever had inspirational moments where something new and different just pops out? You can’t explain the process – it just happens!
“If play expires in itself without creating anything durable and vital, it is only play, but in the other case it is called creative work. Out of a playful movement of elements whose interrelations are not immediately apparent, patterns arise which an observant and critical intellect can only evaluate afterward. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” — C.G. Jung Continue reading
Thinking vs. Feeling
Ever wonder why you act the way you do; why you respond in a certain way to life situations?
The rational functions, Thinking (T) and Feeling (F), determine how we act (with the intention of keeping our life manageable and under control – we hope). By compiling reams and reams of memories and data from past experiences, we know how to act in the present situation. We’re able to predict outcomes to incoming data and then react in the way that is uniform with our personality type. (If you don’t know yet what your MBTI type is, please visit the post from March 24, 2009 and then read on.)
So, what, you may ask, are the differences? Continue reading
Sensation vs. Intuition
The first set of letters in Personality Type Categories was presented in the Introvert vs. Extrovert post from April 18, 2010. The second set of letters: S vs. N define a totally different personal preference. These letters illustrate how we perceive our direct surroundings, hence they are called the Perceiving functions.
We can only use one or the other at any given moment. They are in conflict with one another. As individuals we have a tendency to prefer one function over another: Sensation (S from now on) vs. Intuition (N from now on).
To stereotype these, we would assume an S type is very here and now and an N type has his head in the clouds. But… that is way too simple of an explanation. The waters run much deeper! Continue reading