Wednesday, 29 April 2009


To see a World in a grain of sand,
And Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Hypothetical Local Election

Hypothetical Local Election

Retired Teacher 50.00%
Car Dealer 7.14%
Wife of Car Dealer 7.14%
Proprietor of Shoe Shop 14.29%
Publican's Wife (Partnership) 14.29%
Car Repair Businessman 7.14%
Shop Steward (Engineering) 14.29%
New Business Developer 28.57%
Architect 35.71%
Arts Director 42.86%
Human Resources 35.71%
Retired Journalist 50.00%
Retired Social Worker/Musician 50.00%
Office Manager 14.29%
Estate Agent 7.14%
Auditor 7.14%

Personality Assessment:

Do you think like a Criminal?

So, Do you think like a Criminal?
As opposed to a generic mental disorder, which may have an organic/neurological basis, thinking errors may simply be bad habits, a lazy way of temporarily putting off dealing with reality. We all make these errors from time to time, not just criminals. After all the word criminal is rather meaningless unless in a social context, yet we can make these same errors without a social context.
So as an exercise, pick 5 of the errors below that you make most frequently, pick 5 for your closest peer, pick five for the authority figures in your life, pick the five most prevalent in the general population etc and etc.

THINKING ERRORS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CRIMINAL (from Yochelson and Samenow’s, The Criminal Personality)
Error 1. Energy- The criminal is extremely energetic. His high level of mental activity is directed to a flow of ideas as to what would make life more interesting and exciting.
Error 2. Fear - fears in the criminal are widespread, persistent, and intense; especially fears of being caught for something, fear of injury or death, or fear of a put down,
Error 3. Zero state - This is the periodic experience of oneself as being nothing “a zero", a feeling of absolute worthlessness, hopelessness, and futility.
Error 4. Anger - Anger is a basic part of the criminal's way of life. He responds angrily to anything he interprets as opposing what he wants for himself. Anger is, for the criminal, a major way of controlling people and situations.
Error 5. Pride - Criminal pride is an extreme high evaluation of oneself. It is the idea that one is better than others, even when this is clearly not the case, Criminal pride preserves his rigid self-image as a powerful totally self-determining person.
Error 6. The Power Thrust - The criminal needs control and power over others. His greatest power excitement is in doing the forbidden and getting away with it. His need for power, control, and dominance show in all areas of his life. The occasions when the criminal appears to show an interest in a responsible activity are generally opportunities for the criminal to exercise power ill1d control.
Error 7. Sentimentality - Criminals are often excessively sentimental: about their mothers, old people, invalids, animals, babies, their love attachments, plans for the future, etc.
Error 8. Religion - The criminal uses religion to support his way of thinking ill1d his criminality. His religious ideas are usually very 1iteral and concrete, Religion ( sentimentality) does not consistently deter his criminal thinking or actions but does support his self-image as a good and decent person,
Error 9, Concrete Thinking - Criminals tend to think in terms of particular
objects and events, rather than general and abstract concepts.
Error 10, Fragmentation - This is a very basic feature of the criminal personality. It refers to radical fluctuations in the criminal 's mental state that occur within relatively short periods of time. There is a pattern of starting something and then changing his mind. He wi11 make commitments with sincerity and great feeling and then break these
commitments within the hour. He may feel sentimental love for his children, and still take their money to buy drugs, His personality is a collection of distinct, isolated, illformed contradictory fragments.
Error 11. Uniqueness - The criminal emphasizes his total difference from
other people. He feels himself to be special, "one of a kind,"
Error 12, Perfectionism - The criminal has extreme standards of perfection,
although he applies these standards sporadically and inconsistently.
Error 13, Suggestibility - The criminal is (l) very suggestible with respect
to that behavior that leads to what he wants; (2) very resistant to suggestion toward responsible thinking or behavior.
Error 14, The Loner - The criminal leads a private, secretive life; one
against the world (including fellow criminals), He feels himself to be apart from others, even if outwardly he is active and gregarious.
Error 15. Sexuality - Criminals have plenty of sexual experience, but little in the way of sensual gratification or competence in performance. Conquest is essential, and a partner is regarded as a possession
Error 16. Lying - For the criminal, lying is a way of life. Lying is incorporated into his basic make up, and feeds other criminal patterns. More common than premeditated lying is habitual lying, which becomes automatic. The criminal defines reality with his lies, and so maintains control,
Error 17. The Closed Channel - In treatment, an open channel of communication requires disclosure, receptivity, and self-criticism. Instead, the unchanged criminal is secretive, has a closed, mind, and is self-righteous. If therapy for the criminal is to be effective, and open channel between the criminal and his therapist must be established.
Error 18. • I Can't - The criminal says 'I can't· to express his refusal to act responsibly. (At the same time he believes there is nothing he can't do that he wants to do.) The criminal says "I can't” to escape accountability for what he does.
Error 19, The Victim stance - When the criminal is held accountable for his irresponsible actions, he blames others and portrays himself as a victim. The world does not give him what he thinks he is entitled to, so he views himself as poorly treated and thus a victim.
Error- 20. Lack of Time Perspective - Even more than wanting what he wants when be wants it, the criminal demands immediate possession and success. He must be the best, have the best, right now. The criminal has no enduring concept of the length of a life, or of a lifetime. This is another aspect of his concrete thinking.
Error 21. Failure to Put Oneself in Another's Position - The criminal demands every consideration and every break for himself, but rarely stops to think about what other people think, feel, and expect.
Error 22. Failure to Consider Injury to Others - The criminal's life involves extensive injury to those around him. However, he does not view himself as injuring others. When held accountable, he regards himself as the innocent party.
Error 23. Failure to Assume Obligation - The concept of obligation is foreign to the criminal's thinking, Obligations interfere with what he wants to do. Obligation is viewed as a position of weakness and vulnerability to others' control, obligations are irritating to the criminal, and if pressed, he will respond with resentment and anger.
Error 24. Failure to Assume Responsible Initiatives - The criminal declines to take responsible initiatives because (a) responsible initiatives fail to provide the excitement and power thrust of forbidden activities, (b) they do not provide a guarantee of success and triumph, and c he is often afraid that accepting responsible tasks will expose his lack of knowledge and ineptness.
Error 25. Ownership - When a criminal wants something that belongs to someone else, it is as good as his. Belonging is established in his mind, in the sense that he feels perfectly justified in getting his way, The criminal considers himself a decent person with the right to do whatever suits his purposes and views the world as his oyster. He views people as pawns or checkers, waiting to be dealt with as he wishes. This thinking is habitual and without malice.
Error 26. Fear of Fear - The criminal is fearful of fear and contemptuous of fear, when he discerns fear in others, he points it out, scorns it, and exploits it. When fear occurs in himself it is a put-down, destroying his self-esteem. degrees of fear these in himself. This applies also to the many states that denote doubt, concern, apprehension, anxiety. He denies When they occur in others, the criminal is ready to pounce.
Error 27. Lack of Trust - Although the criminal does not trust others, he demands that others trust him. There are times when his trust of others is sincere, but this is only one of many fragments of his personality. It does not last.
Error 28. Refusal to Be Dependent - Like anyone else, the criminal is dependent on other people for some things in life. However, he does not see himself this way, He fails to believe that a degree of interdependence is a necessary part of existence. To him, dependence is a weakness; it would render him vulnerable.
Error 29. Lack of Interest in Responsible Performance - The criminal is not interested in responsible tasks that don't offer immediate excitement. He finds responsibility boring. When he does become interested in a responsible project, his interest is short lived, unless he feels the excitement of being a conspicuous success.
Error 30. Pretentiousness - criminals do little to achieve, but carry tremendously inflated ideas about their capacities. They are or will be the best (never that they will do their best). They are right all others are wrong - -When I know something is right and someone tells me it's wrong, I usually get mad ... If I hear somebody say anything wrong, I usually try to set them right: When confined, he regards himself as more knowledgeable than the staff and seizes every opportunity to teach others.
Error 31, Failure to Make an Effort or Endure Adversity - "Effort" refers to
doing things that are contrary to what one prefers to do, In this sense the criminal expends little effort, though he may expend tremendous energy dong what he wants to do, He refuses to endure the adversity of responsibility . The challenge of making an effort to the criminal is failure to control, failure to be a big shot, Adversity is anything that is not going his way. The criminal escapes from that adversity.
Error 32. Poor Decision-Making for Responsible Living - In important personal decisions there is no sound reasoning, fact finding, consideration of costs or options. He is reluctant to ask a question about non-criminal activities, because he views it as a putdown to reveal his ignorance. If his pretensions and expectations are opposed by the facts, he does not want to hear them.
Error 33. Corrosion and Cutoff - A criminal may be deterred from criminal activity by a sense of conscience, a sincere wish to change, and by sentimental, religious, or humanitarian feelings", as well as by the fear of getting caught. The criminal overcomes these deterrents to his criminality by the processes of corrosion and cutoff.
Corrosion is a mental process in which deterrents are slowly eliminated until the desire to commit a criminal act outweighs the deterrent factors. This is criminal scheming, in this process the criminal's sentiments and ideals and fears gradually give way to the desire for a criminal activity.
Cutoff is the mental process that eliminates deterrents from consideration completely and instantaneously. The gradual process of corrosion is completed by the final cutoff of fear and other deterrents to crime. Cutoff is a mental process that produces fragmentation (Number 10). The criminal moves instantaneously from one mental state to another, radically different state.
Error 34. Building Up the Opinion of Oneself As A Good Person - The criminal
believes that he is a good and decent person, He rejects the thought that he is a criminal. Performing kind or sentimental acts towards others enhances the criminal 's view of himself as good. The image of himself as a good person gives him, in turn, a license for more crime, and postpones the recurrence of the zero state.
Error 35. Deferent - The criminal defers or 'puts things off' in three distinct areas. (1) He carries with him the idea of an ultimate crime, the -big score", but defers enacting it. (2) He has the idea that one day he will quit crime, go straight and settle down, but that day is constantly deferred. (3) He had a habit of deferring the minor and routine responsibilities of life--paying a bill, writing a letter, filing a tax return etc.
Error 36. Superoptimism - The criminal 's mind works in such a way that a
possibility or an assumptions is an accomplished fact; an idea is a reality. If someone tells him 'maybe' he regards it as a promise. Anything that he decides to do is as good as done. The criminal uses cutoff to eliminate fear and doubt, The result is that as he approaches a criminal activity, he reaches a state of absolute confidence. superoptimistic, there is not a doubt in his mind. Similarly, if he does decide to become a responsible person, he is superoptimistic of his success. Once he decides, he will believe that the change had already occurred.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Pan, in Greek mythology, the god of flocks, herds, woods, and fields, represented as an ugly but merry man with the legs and usually the horns and ears of a goat. He played the pan-pipes, which he invented, and his musical skills helped him to seduce the nymphs he constantly pursued (he was regarded as a personification of Lust). Pan was thought to be responsible for the sudden alarm felt by people, especially travellers in remote and desolate places--hence the term panic.

Excerpted from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
Developed by The Learning Company, Inc. Copyright (c) 1997 TLC Properties Inc.

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Sunday, 19 April 2009

Perseus Recruitment Test

Perseus Recruitment Test

Post: Brigadier (Adjunct to the Adjunct)
Person specification: not revealed, subject to test
Job specification: not revealed, subject to test


1. Normal

Well rounded normal television watching person. I am NOT a Pansy, Poo-stick Player, Porno-Queen, Publisher, or a Pervert of any kind.

2. Soldier

I hate it when people do not pay respect to the Guards. Why don't you do as you are told!

3. Rebel

Audacious, Daring, Adaptable, Determined, Ambitious, Dexterous, Alive ....

4. Artist

Accomplished in the fine arts. Highly imaginative composer of divergent ideas. Grounded in the common sense of the commoners.

5. Weirdo

I am a scientist, I read books and I am a friend of Fay. Got the drift!

6. Manager

Death to all those who whimper and cry. I am in charge of the organisation. Or the deputy who wants to be Top Dog.


Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The Sixteen Rooms (MTBI)

I've said this before somewhere, but I still think MBTI mainly represents your dominant function. You cannot be one type, but you can prefer one type over the other 15. As one lecturer said, "There are 16 rooms that you go in everyday. There are rooms you hate to be in, there are rooms that you only go in when you are required to, and there are rooms that you pass by only on your way to another room. However, there is one room that you spend more of your time and you are most comfortable in it."

by T-GUy ESTJ Guardian

No Safe Route Home

No Direction Home has changed to No Safe Route Home. Danger lies out in the Jungle with the Jaguars (ESTP Turtle XNTP eating variant) and out on the Plains there are the marauding Dogs (ISTP) and Horsemen (ESFJ). Up in the lonely sky the Eagle (INTP) is on his own with only the rare other Eagles for company and perhaps a few Dragons (NP) here and there if they come out of Thundersbarrow and the Storm. But at the watering holes and the market place, the Eagle cannot function, so he has to transform to Snake (ENTP) and the Dogmatics (ISTJ) will not let him perform and all the other Guards (SJ) don't like his Dragon orientation so he can never be in the right place at the right time (orientation problem) if they are in charge. Only on the common land can Dragons be free, beyond the pale, the wild lands where the Scapegoats and Outlaws roam.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Balance Sheet

Well perceived. Uncertain is the operative mode. According to Berens an INTP will use Introverted Thinking a a lead process and it might be true for most INTPs. In this tertiary (for me) Thinking mode, I will devise a Balance Sheet and when the balance favours one or the other, I will then act. Using OODA.

However, I am a Dragon NP (rather than an NT), so uncertainty is a way of life. The Guards SJ are certain and there is always a conflict.

SP which in the Keirsey system is called an Artisan and the opposite in the Perseus system is called a NJ Scientist.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Anyone for Tennis?

The yellow buddhist monk is burning brightly at the zoo
You can bring a bowl of rice and then a glass of water too
And fate is setting up the chessboard while death rolls out the dice.
Anyone for tennis, wouldnt that be nice?

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

INFP Change ?

INFPs are Dragons on the Perseus system, although this definition may be used for all NPs and then an alternative name, a flyer so it will have to be a bird of the colourful variety. INFJ is a Skylark, so Bird of Paradise is a contender. Slow to move but uses a lot of energy remaining still. Are you into elaborate rating rituals, or do you like quickies? A Butterfly is ESFP.

At the watering hole, the ENFP is a Ferret or related critter. ENTP is Snake transforming to INTP Eagle, with the intermittent XNTP could be a Turtle or Crocodile. But these are Thinkers less vulnerable to Feelings. NPs have a snail-like speed for processing time. All Eagles, Snakes, Dragons, Ferrets are vulnerable to the Bulls (ESTJ), Horsemen (ESFJ) etc at the feeding grounds, but have a few defences and but can be pummelled and the best bet is to fly away or hide under a rock.

Those with Feelings do not have a hard shell of a Thinker. The ENXP could be a Salamander ??? the INXP could be a Thrush which cracks open Snails. Or the territorial Robin Redbreast.


The term pareidolia (pronounced /pæraɪˈdəʊliə/) describes a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- —"beside", "with" or "alongside"- meaning, in this context, something faulty or wrong (as in paraphasia, disordered speech)—and eidolon—"image" (the diminutive of eidos—"image", "form", "shape"). Pareidolia is a type of apophenia.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Secret Potion

wolfbane - poisonous Eurasian perennial herb with broad rounded leaves and yellow flowers and fibrous rootstock
Aconitum lycoctonum, wolf's bane, wolfsbane
aconite - any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers

This is what Little Red Riding Hood took with her when she visited her psychiatrist. Slipped in his tea. (He shouldn't have shot Granny!)

bane ben n. & v. [OE bana = OFris. bona, OS, OHG bano, ON bani, f. Gmc: ult. connections unkn.] A n. 1 A slayer, a murderer. Long arch. rare. OE. 2 A thing which causes death or destroys life, esp. poison. Long arch. exc. in comb., as henbane, wolf's bane, etc. OE. 3 Murder, death, destruction. ME-M17. 4 Ruin, woe. Chiefly poet. LME. 5 A cause of ruin, harm, or trouble. L16.
2 TOLKIEN The Ring gleamed and flickered as he held it up'Behold Isildur's Bane!' said Elrond. 3 SHAKES. Macb. I will not be afraid of death and bane Till Birnam Forest come to Dunsinane. 4 R. GREENE That sweet boy that wrought bright Venus bane. 5 BURKE Theoretic plans of constitution have been the bane of France. C. BRONTe She who had been the bane of his life. M. M. KAYE His attentions soon became the bane of the boy's existence.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, queen of the snowflakes or "snow bees", who travels throughout the world with the snow. Her palace and gardens are in the lands of permafrost, specifically Spitsbergen. She is successful in abducting Kai after he has fallen victim to the splinters of the troll-mirror. She promises to free Kai if he can spell "eternity" with the pieces of ice in her palace. The troll or the devil, who makes an evil mirror that distorts reality and later shatters to infect people on earth with its splinters that distort sight and freeze hearts. Some English translations of "The Snow Queen" denote this character as a hobgoblin. Kai (or Kay), a little boy who lives in a large city, in the garret of a building across the street from the home of Gerda, his playmate, whom he loves as a sister. He falls victim to the splinters of the troll-mirror and the blandishments of the Snow Queen.

Monday, 6 April 2009


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The Ice Queen

This is a new entry and it has not been researched yet. Ongoing.

In the middle of the empty, endless hall of snow, was a frozen lake; it was cracked in a thousand pieces, but each piece was so like the other, that it seemed the work of a cunning artificer. In the middle of this lake sat the Snow Queen when she was at home; and then she said she was sitting in the Mirror of Understanding, and that this was the only one and the best thing in the world.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Millon Spinning Top (Character Profiles)

What character type are you on the Spinning Top?

On the list, you are only allowed to choose the one that are most of the time.
Details of the character types (this is a mean spirited overlay program or personality designed by Hawks for the Guards and the property owners);

Click on the various types and see if you fit?

Down Memory Lane

Keith West - 1969

Jack get up and get some fresh air,
for Jesus Christ, get on your feet,
Without you, Jack, the town can't eat.
Grocer Jack, Grocer Jack, get off your bed,come into town,
don't let me down, oh no, no.

It's Sunday morning, bright and clear,
lovely flowers decorate a marble square.
People cry from far away, think about the fateful day,
now they wish, they'd given Jack more attention and respect,
little children, dressed in black,
don't know what happened to old Jack.
Grocer Jack, Grocer Jack, is it true what Mammy said,
you won't come back. oh no, no.

Friday, 3 April 2009


Do the Artisans (SP) think you take life too seriously?
Do the Guards (SJ) think you are a rebel and troublemaker?
Do the Judges (J) think they are right and you are wrong?
Do the Dictators (ST) think you are a Traitor?
Do the Projectors (TP) think you are Deaf?
Does Crazy Horse (ESFJ) think you are Weird?

Season of Disbelief (Dandelion Wine)

Chapter 15-16 (Season of Disbelief) — Mrs. Bentley, a seventy-two year old woman who saves all memorabilia from her past, finds her beliefs challenged by two girls named Alice and Jane, who meet her along with Tom and don't believe her when she says that she was young like them once. Claiming that she's lying, they run away laughing, leaving Mrs. Bentley infuriated.
The next time they meet, Mrs. Bentley shows them some of her relics, including a photograph of her as a child. Alice and Jane say that the objects don't prove anything, since she could have got them from another girl, and Mrs. Bentley's insistence that they will one day be old like her fails to unnerve them. They run away with her "stolen" possessions, further shaking Mrs. Bentley's confidence in the authenticity of her childhood. As she sifts through her memorabilia, she hears the voice of her husband speaking to her, explaining that the items don't really belong to her because they came from the past, not from the present she is living in now. Even affidavits wouldn't change the fact that she's no longer the self that the saved clothes and pictures were meant for.
Mrs. Bentley finally understands, and discards the tokens of her past the next day with the help of the girls and Tom. From then on, she lives in the present only, confirming the girls' belief that she was never young "in a million trillion years."
In a following chapter, Tom later tells Douglas of his revelation that old people never truly were young, which Douglas writes down in his tablet.

Idealistic and Rational Love

Introspective Intuitive Love operates by the Inductic Leap method.

Idealists (NF) operate by Feeling and then justify their love by their Feelings whereas Rationals (NT) do it by Thinking (Head to Heart). Psychedelics (NP) do it by Perception followed by Intuition. Artisans (SP) do it by Perception followed by Action (Sensing).

If the types are forced to operate in another way, they will feel empty inside. Lonely.

It is so serious that the Feeling types may very well resort to violence if a sandwich occurs. Or in the case of Twats (ESFJ) if they sense/feeling a possible sandwich when their isn't one. Just a one-way ticket.

Green Politics (Dialogue)

Does a Dragon blow out more CO2 than a Horse?

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Deaf to the Dire Wolf

Sex and love is the head. Whether this is Perception or Intution I am not sure? Thinking comes afterwards and this destroys Love.

I think it is Perception and Intuition is environment-based.

I am deaf to the Dire Wolf (ENTJ on the dark side).

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The Pledge

[quote=snowqueen;51887]It is useful to remember that the opposite of depression is not happiness or even pleasure. The opposite of depression is living a fully engaged life. [/quote]

An original thought.

It ties in with "that in order to exist you must believe" (my words).


At best these ISFP artists are composers, at worst they are just copycats.

The Freak Show

The Freak Show


[Not found before 16th c.; possibly introduced from dialects, and cognate with OE. frícian (Matt. xi. 17) to dance.]

1. A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a capricious humour, notion, whim, or vagary.


To dance is OK, to be capricious is not my want. How can you have a girlfriend called Caprice? She is on the borderline, between civilisation and the wild lands where Dragons (NP) live.

Weirdos (NP) are different from Freaks (ISFP). I suppose I always knew this, but I never wrote it down before.