Sunday, 30 August 2009

Celtic Human Sacrifices

Celtic religious practice was probably sacrificial in its interactions with the gods. Roman writers stated that the Celts practiced human sacrifice in Gaul: Cicero, Julius Caesar, Suetonius, and Lucan all refer to it, and Pliny the Elder says that it occurred in Britain, too. It was forbidden under Tiberius and Claudius. However there is also the possibility that these claims may have been false, and used as a sort of propaganda to justify the Roman conquest of these territories. There are only very few recorded archaeological discoveries which preserve evidence of human sacrifice and thus most contemporary historians tend to regard human sacrifice as rare within Celtic cultures. There is some circumstantial evidence that human sacrifice was known in Ireland and was later forbidden by St. Patrick, a claim which has also been disputed.

Anderida Discussion

Soteriology in Pagan Religions

Soteriology is the study of religious doctrines of salvation, which are a feature of various religions.

Pagan religions are numerous and diverse, but some archetypes and themes are shared, although not universally. Pagan savior figures can be seen in harvest deities who are sacrificed to become food, sustenance so that the religious community may have continuing life. This may take the form of a sacrificial animal hunted, or an agricultural deity, frequently a grain god who becomes bread and beer. In the pagan mystery religions, salvation was less worldly and communal, and more a mystical belief concerned with the continued survival of the individual soul after death. [10] Savior gods associated with this theme are often dying and resurrected gods, such as Osiris, Tammus, Adonis, and Dionysos. A complex of soteriological beliefs was also a feature of the pagan cult of Cybele and Attis. [11]

Frequently pagan soteriology involves a journey after death to the underworld realm of the dead, where eternal life is won. The similarity of themes and archetypes to later Christianity has been pointed out by many authors, including the fathers of the early Christian church. One common assumption is that early Christianity borrowed these myths and themes from the earlier pagan religions, who already possessed the idea of a dying and resurrected savior god, who was born of a human mother and a divine father; and who was associated with the sun, and various other commonalities between Christianity and its pagan precursors.

From a Turtle with a Broken Shell

From a Turtle with a Broken Shell

Originally Posted by Ace1337 View Post

The difference is much better seen with ENTJs and ENTPs. Most people fear ENTJs because we're blunt and say the truth 99% of the time and make awkward situations all the time, but ENTPs are usually liked by everyone and they relate to people much better.

ENTJs are feared by INTPs because they have the Boss and have Power over the pack. The INFP knows that the ENTJ is a killer. ENTPs are spooks to ESFJ who hate them. NPs have trouble with the prevalent SJ Guards in the employ of the ENTJ as is the deputy INTJ.

PS: ENTJs don't tell the truth. They make judgements and get paranoid.

XNTP Turtle Mode. You think I am going to stick my neck to get my head bitten by the Wolf ENTJ. The only type the XNTP fears is the Jaguar (ESTP powerful variant).

I'm only Crying

Originally Posted by jochris View Post
I was filling out a survey of questions on Facebook (as some of us do when we're bored), and I came across this question:

"45. Are you an emotional person?"

My first thought was, "hah, no." but I realised that it may not be as simple as that, so I asked the closest of my best friends.

Her answer:
"I think you are generally an emotional person, but you keep it to yourself more than others. The impact it has on you and how you react inside is probably as dramatic, but you deal with it in your head differently and the effect it has to people around you is next to nothing. Thus making you a cold person on the surface, but I'm pretty sure there are emotions underneath."

She's an ENFP, and I'm really surprised at how well she actually knows my INTP mind, because she doesn't always understand why I react to things the way I do. Interesting explanation though!

Do other INT's identify with this?

A good question and one I do not know the answer to. Under distress (Critical Stress) we become hypersensitive to emotions. So do ISTP.

The difference between the two types is how we respond. The Sensors will react in the sexy present and the Introspectives in a rational way. Whatever happens the Guards SJ could become uptight. Trouble looms if Guards and Crazies are involved.

Advisors (second opinion) for the INTP are the harmonious INFJ and for the ISTP it is the ISFJ Mouse or Hamster.

Temptation's page flies out the door
You follow, find yourself at war
Watch waterfalls of pity roar
You feel to moan but unlike before
You discover
That you'd just be
One more person crying.

Advice from another INTP, a TIPN-"the ourobouros"
This artistic subtype is always destroying itself, finding an identity in the process of constant self-creation. This is the mellower version of the ITs.

The Hamster says to the Grizzly Bear "You don't wanna be an Outlaw". Because you are encroaching on guarded property.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Borderline Personality Disorder

Caprice or Cassandra
Originally Posted by Marino View Post
Regardless of how a person with Borderline Personality Disorder alters and tailor her appearance and actions to please others, she often presents with a clear and characteristic personality pattern over time. This pattern usually evolves through three stages: The Vulnerable Seducer, The Clinger, and The Hater. This evolution may take months, and sometimes even years to cycle through. In the later periods, the personality often swings wildly back and forth from one phase to the next.

Love: The Vulnerable Seducer Phase

At first, a Borderline female may appear sweet, shy, vulnerable and "ambivalently in need of being rescued"; looking for her Knight in Shining Armor.

In the beginning, you will feel a rapidly accelerating sense of compassion because she is a master at portraying herself as she "victim of love" and you are saving her. But listen closely to how she sees herself as a victim. As her peculiar emotional invasion advances upon you, you will hear how no one understands her - except you. Other people have been "insensitive." She has been betrayed, just when she starts trusting people. But there is something "special" about you, because "you really seem to know her."

It is this intense way she has of bearing down on you emotionally that can feel very seductive. You will feel elevated, adored, idealized - almost worshiped, maybe even to the level of being uncomfortable. And you will feel that way quickly. It may seem like a great deal has happened between the two of you in a short period of time, because conversation is intense, her attention, and her eyes are so deeply focused on you.

Here is a woman who may look like a dream come true. She not only seems to make you the center of her attention, but she even craves listening to your opinions, thoughts and ideas. It will seem like you have really found your heart's desire.

Like many things that seems too good to be true, this is. This is borderline personality disorder.

It will all seem so real because it is real in her mind. But what is in her mind it is not what you perceive to be happening.

Love: The Clinger Phase

Once she has successfully candied her hook with your adoration, she will weld it into place by “reeling in” your attention and concern. Her intense interest in you will subtly transform over time. She still appears to be interested in you, but no longer in what you are interested in. Her interest becomes your exclusive interest in her. This is when you start to notice “something”. Your thoughts, feelings and ideas fascinate her, but more so when they focus on her. You can tell when this happens because you can feel her "perk-up" emotionally whenever your attention focuses upon her feelings and issues. Those moments can emotionally hook your compassion more deeply into her, because that is when she will treat you well - tenderly.

It’s often here, you begin to confuse your empathy with love, and you believe you're in love with her. Especially if your instinct is strong and rescuing is at the heart of your "code." Following that code results in the most common excuse I hear as a therapist, as to why many men stay with borderline women, ".... But I love her!" Adult love is built on mutual interest, care and respect - not on one-way emotional rescues. And mothering is for kids. Not grown men.

But, if like King Priam, you do fall prey to this Trojan Horse and let her inside your city gates, the first Berserker to leave the horse will be the devious Clinger. A master at strengthening her control through empathy, she is brilliant at eliciting sympathy and identifying those most likely to provide it-like the steady-tempered and tenderhearted.

The world ails her. Physical complaints are common. Her back hurts. Her head aches. Peculiar pains of all sorts come and go like invisible, malignant companions. If you track their appearance, though, you may see a pattern of occurrence connected to the waning or waxing of your attentions. Her complaints are ways of saying, "don't leave me. Save me!" And Her maladies are not simply physical. Her feelings ail her too.

She is depressed or anxious, detached and indifferent or vulnerable and hypersensitive. She can swing from elated agitation to mournful gloom at the blink of an eye. Watching the erratic changes in her moods is like tracking the needle on a Richter-scale chart at the site of an active volcano, and you never know which flick of the needle will predict the big explosion.

But after every emotional Vesuvius she pleads for your mercy. And if she has imbedded her guilt-hooks deep enough into your conscientious nature, you will stay around and continue tracking this volcanic earthquake, caught in the illusion that you can discover how to stop Vesuvius before she blows again. But, in reality, staying around this cauldron of emotional unpredictability is pointless. Every effort to understand or help this type of woman is an excruciatingly pointless exercise in emotional rescue.

It is like you are a Coast Guard cutter and she is a drowning woman. But she drowns in a peculiar way. Every time you pull her out of the turbulent sea, feed her warm tea and biscuits, wrap her in a comfy blanket and tell her everything is okay, she suddenly jumps overboard and starts pleading for help again. And, no matter how many times you rush to the emotional - rescue, she still keeps jumping back into trouble. It is this repeating, endlessly frustrating pattern which should confirm to you that you are involved with a Borderline Personality Disorder. No matter how effective you are at helping her, nothing is ever enough. No physical, financial or emotional assistance ever seems to make any lasting difference. It's like pouring the best of your self into a galactic-sized Psychological Black Hole of bottomless emotional hunger. And if you keep pouring it in long enough, one-day you'll fall right down that hole yourself. There will be nothing left of you but your own shadow, just as it falls through her predatory "event horizon." But before that happens, other signs will reveal her true colors.

Sex will be incredible. She will be instinctually tuned in to reading your needs. It will seem wonderful - for a while.

The intensity of her erotic passion can sweep you away, but her motive is double-edged. One side of it comes from the instinctually built-in, turbulent emotionality of her disorder. Intensity is her trump-card.

But the other side of her is driven by an equally instinctually and concentrated need to control you. The sexual experiences, while imposing, are motivated from a desire to dominate you, not please you. Her erotic intensity will be there in a cunning way tailored so you will not readily perceive it.

“I love you” means – “I need you to love me”. “That was the best ever for me” means – tell me “it was the best ever for you”. Show me that I have you.

Love: The Hater Phase

Once a Borderline Controller has succeeded and is in control, the Hater appears. This hateful part of her may have emerged before, but you probably will not see it in full, acidic bloom until she feels she has achieved a firm hold on your conscience and compassion. But when that part makes it's first appearance, rage is how it breaks into your life.

What gives this rage its characteristically borderline flavor is that it is very difficult for someone witnessing it to know what triggered it in reality. But that is its primary identifying clue: the actual rage-trigger is difficult for you to see. But in the Borderline's mind it always seems to be very clear. To her, there is always a cause. And the cause is always you. Whether it is the tone of your voice, how you think, how you feel, dress, move or breathe - or "the way you're looking at me," - she will always justify her rage by blaming you for "having to hurt her."

Rage reactions are also unpredictable and unexpected. They happen when you least expect it. And they can become extremely dangerous. It all serves to break you down over time. Your self esteem melts away. You change and alter your behavior in hopes of returning to the “Clinger Stage”. And periodically you will, but only to cycle back to the hater when you least expect it, possibly on her birthday, or your anniversary.

Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness.

In the Perseus System this broad category Spinning Top overlay program diagnosis is caused by social events and has several names depending on the symptoms. Yours appears to be the Trojan Horse one. These are dangerous. But other versions are Caprice, Cassandra and the Dryad Syndrome.

However, please note that there is an interchange of personalities and Caprice will not behave the same way with all partners (unless she has a long lasting disorder). .

This Crazy shit is the interesting viewpoint of the Psi Cops.

Nonetheless, it is interesting. Drowning in the Sea of Idiots. Can you rise above such unfortunate circumstances, or will gravity and the need for money bring you back down to the Feeding Grounds?

Magic Carpet Ride

“Fall in love or fall in hate.
Get inspired or be depressed.
Get confused or be straight.
Flunk a class or ace a test.
Become a slut or be reborn a virgin.
Get fit or get fat.
Make babies or make art.
Speak the truth or lie and cheat.
Live happily ever after or get divorced.
Dance on tables or sit in the corner and be shy.
Let me (scream or whisper) a secret to you: It’s doesn’t matter. Nobody’s actually watching.
Life is divine chaos.
Embrace it.
Forgive yourself.
And enjoy the ride.”

I do not know where this originally came from.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

More Dialogue: Para-annoyed

Para- annoyed

especially with people like you around. Beside myself!

Who else is going to stand by my side?

Negative Reactions Others May Have Toward You

Negative Reactions Others May Have Toward You

(from EHarmony)

Maybe they'll think you're a phony, that you use your altruism to get others indebted to you so they'll then owe you a favour. Or perhaps they'll accuse you, directly or behind your back, of focusing on the needs of others so no one ever focuses on your foibles or your genuine wounds.

Those who live in their emotions may feel you tend to "live in your head" while those who go through life as an emotional rock may feel that you are a bit too "touchy feely" for their approach.

Here's another word of caution. You've been at this warm and open way of relating for a while, but for some people it's a brand new experience. They may be protecting something inside themselves, some fear or guilt or shame, or some private part of their story that they're not yet ready to share. Your openness might threaten them, and they'll take a step back and be reluctant the next time to engage you in the kind of exchange you find so easy and satisfying but they find so dangerous.

Let's be frank - it's not always easy to work with someone like you. Almost any group effort requires a certain amount of common understanding about where everyone is headed and what the plan is to get there. But with you on board, there is always the chance that you'll change the schedule, find an alternative route, or come up with a perfect argument for doing things in a completely different sequence than was planned. And that can drive some people to distraction. If that is often the case, if you find that your friends and colleagues live with a chronic sense of frustration with you; you may want to recalibrate your way of doing things when you work with them. Understand that we aren't suggesting that you change your ability to tap into your creativity or even your impulsiveness. Rather we are suggesting you consider if you can stay in tune with your ingenuity in ways that will not frustrate others desire to stay on schedule and to follow predefined courses of action.

Many people are content with the ideas that have served them and their culture well, and with visions they've grown accustomed to of what is and is not true. They're not lit up at the prospect of moving out of their comfort zone. Others are afraid of new ways of thinking and creative ways of solving problems because they are somewhat fragile in the sense that they have trouble maintaining serenity in their current worlds and don't want someone, like you, for instance, pushing out the edges of their intellectual and cultural cosmos. So don't be surprised if your unconventional ideas sometimes get you criticized, or if some people walk away from the explorations of new territories of the mind that you find so exhilarating.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Self Defence

Research ANGER

Anger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Perseus Defence Lawyers will use the defence of "self defence"

Self-defence in English law is a complete defence to all levels of assault

Self-defence in English law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The adversary invoked such levels of fear/anger in the accused that he was forced to react in anger to protect his wellbeing. Anger being indistinguishable from temporary insanity. The danger was such that waking away alternative would not be available. The adversary declined to walk away as well.

The defence will maintain that the client was completely sober.

The client will already have taking efforts to remove himself from the scene of conflict. Intention is removed so therefore a crime cannot be committed without intent.

In other words, diminished responsibility is not acccepted by this client as a mitigating factor. He pleads absolute not guilty and that anger was the normal response to the situation caused by the Other.

Intention is generally defined in terms of foresight of particular consequences and a desire to act or fail to act so that those consequences occur. It is distinguished from recklessness because, on a subjective basis, there is foresight but no desire to produce the consequences.

Diminished responsibility might be a defence if the client was suffering from a head injury that impaired his cognition.

The Straw that Broke the Camel's back!

Camels (ESFJ variant) are

1) Very irritable "got the hump"

2) Spit out disgusting lies when speaking, and in secret

3) Can lie extensively without feeling any guilt about it "go awhile without water"

4) Live in deserts with other unsavoury types, best suited

5) Usually ruled by a Master. The crueller the better to keep them in line as their natural disposition is horrid.

6) And what is not so well known, is Camels have a good memory (for imagined slights).

7) Obstinate and recalcriant.

Moral: never ever tell a Camel anything!


Friday, 21 August 2009

Richard Dawkins does Exist

Originally Posted by Technical View Post
Dawkins is INTP.
No he ain't (unless the TV appearances are an act). He is classic NJ Scientist in the Perseus 384 system. He is an INTJ promoted to an ENTJ position (Darwin's Rottweiler) in the public eye.

I think the Write style indicates, although this information seems no longer to be on the web pages.

I do see your point though and he could be an INTP with a little bit lower on the P scale. He is very judgemental. He has the arrogance of the INTJ.

I think he is a Messenger/Teacher rather than a system builder. This would make him an INFJ so he is clearly a morph-shifter between different types.

The biggest vote in favour of INTP of the NIPT category is his invention of memes, which is a meme. On the Starship he would be Data, opponent of the villain Lore.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Polar Dialogue

" I am gonna chill out. Leave the Scullery Boy (ESFJ) to fry his brains out in the kitchen. It's too hot for me!"

"Chill out any more and you are going to turn into a rock of ice. "
"That's cool!"

Who is going to ask the Polar Bear (ISTP) to come to the picnic? Just left out in the cold.

Rattlesnake (NT) is cool.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Sad-eyed Lady of the Lowlands

The ENFP (f) and ESFJ (m) match is the one that causes the most trouble out of all of them. Not just for the two partners, but for anybody within the explosion zone. That means the Police, Social Services, local publicans, acquaintenaces (friends disappear) and even complete strangers. The ENFP x ISTJ is more peaceful and probably as disastrous for the ENFP. All the NPs will have runaway because of the predominance of male Guards SJ. The ENFPs best match is the INTP but it is unlikely to happen.

Why are these matches disastrous? It is the NF Idealist bit which the SJ Guards do not understand and try to belittle and intimidate the female NF until she loses track of her identity. This is subject of the book "Divided Self" by R D Laing and is mentioned on page 139 of the David Keirsey book. ENFPs can become self conscious, described by the Guards as Space Cadets or mad (really sad) or capricious and even suicidal.

Trope's Explanation

What you have to understand is that in the general population Sensors outnumber iNtuitives by about three to one. Throw in that so many of us here are introverts as well and it becomes rather apparent that we aren't all that likely to meet many fellow Ns outside of, perhaps, a college setting. It's easy to see how a good portion of us would get a bad taste in our mouths from so many people doing things that don't make sense to us, and for the trouble of trying to figure out why they do things the way they do, only to have them look at us funny, tell us we're weird, and if they're feeling especially beneficient, try to help us fix things about ourselves that would work just fine for us if they were allowed to flourish properly.

Parents, friends, coworkers, school teachers, classmates, and even the occasional nosy neighbor; all trying to pitch in and help us help ourselves to be more like them. It's a lot of backlogged irritation and misunderstanding suddenly given a label more meaningful and understandable than 'shallow,' and many are rather slow to grasp the merits of thinking differently than oneself.

All of which isn't to say that such prejudices can't be overcome, but it's a grassroots battle at best.

Written by Trope

Sunday, 16 August 2009


The Ouroboros (Greek Οὐροβόρος or οὐρηβόρος, from οὐροβόρος ὄφις "tail-devouring snake", also spelled Uroboros in English pronounced /ʊˈɹɒbɔɹɔs/ or /ˌjʊəɹoʊˈbɒɹəs/), is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle.

The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end (See Phoenix). It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished. The ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism, but has also been frequently used in alchemical illustrations, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. It is also often associated with Gnosticism, and Hermeticism.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

24 Eagles

5 varieties of INTP's
This is a copy of a thread I found on INTP central, and I thought it was interesting, so I decided to bring it here.

As we know, the label of INTP is far too broad. I have decided to break it down by a second system, where the letters are sorted by strength. Taking myself, for example, I have the most N, followed by P, I and T. I would be an NIPT.

The meaning of the system is that having stronger mixtures of things will have different consequences than having weak mixtures. An INTP with a strong IT will be different than one with an ambivalent IT. The system can be broken up in different ways, so I'll just dive into the subtypes.


"The improviser"

PNTI-"the qc"
This type uses a wild intellectual instinct to perfect systems, whether they were the originator or not. The weak TI creates ambivalence towards identity and logic.

PNIT-"the context jumper"
The other PN, tends towards comparing seemingly incompatible systems. They thrive on ideas like quines and seemingly inappropriate metaphors.

PINT-"the secret prostitute"
The first of our identity-strong subtypes, they court several identities at once without thought of global inconsistency.

PITN-"the reed in the wind"
Skilled in the evasive arts, these are one of the physical subtypes. Their sense of physical evasion echoes in the chameleon nature of their soul.

PTNI-"the cold shower"
With the inherent paradox of being a T-strong perciever, this type excels in using parsimony to reduce systems to a simplest metaphor. This activity can be sobering.

PTIN-"the collector"
The second in the physical/material subtype, the PTIN collects ideas into a centerless framework.


"The speculator"

NPIT-"the niche maker"
This type tends to create systems starting from a specific example, creating the framework to fit the criteria of the intuition-object. They want to find a place for everything, and a frame big enough for everyone.

NPTI-"the mediator"
With a kind, agreeable nature, this subtype wants to classify and sort much like the NPIT, but tries to do this from within whichever system is dominant.

NIPT-"the virus"
This identity subtype tries to infect others with a prevailing thought in order to create self-replicating satelites. The best memes are created by the NIPT.

NITP-"the loyalist"
The first of our value-heavy subtypes, the NITP creates an identity through adherence to usually one thought-style or system-style (which may evolve slowly over the years), finding the similarity of all things within this frame.

NTIP-"the armchair general"
One of two pure rationals-this type likes to win. It will usually win long before playing the game, having created and perfected the gaming system.

NTPI-"the arcologist"
The second of the pure rationals, the NTPI tends towards creating utopian architectures. It does this out of a strong intuition of global truth.


"The solipsists"

INTP-"the unabomber"
With the strong sense of values and identity, this type leads to a greater truth by quiet example.

This type, the second of the hermit-like INs, seeks obliteration of the personality through calm meditation.

IPNT-"the deadhead"
These types tend to be long-simmering hippies, who are secretly yearning for a simpler existence, usually involving nature or anachronism.

IPTN-"the stoner"
Stoned or not, this type uses themselves as the basic element in their fantasy world. Consequently, they tend to make very self-indulgent frameworks to inhabit.

ITNP-"slow burn"
These annihilate their personalities with their razor brains, and can get into J/P spirals that can lead to madness and suicide.

ITPN-"the cutter"
This type has all the identity strife of the ITNP, but tends to externalize it as physical activity of some kind. The two ITs tend to be the most objective of all the subtypes, because they are constantly forced to face their faults.


"The editor"

TNIP-"the global paradox"
This is the first of the two flipped rationals. From a long tradition of having their N destroy the workings of their T, the TNIP has found a way to boil anything down to a single metaphorical paradox.

TNPI-"the saboteur"
The other of the flipped rationals, the TNPI has found a favored heuristic with which to destroy any system. This type prefers to destroy in service of a stronger whole, which it ironically knows will never be perfect or complete.

TIPN-"the ourobouros"
This artistic subtype is always destroying itself, finding an identity in the process of constant self-creation. This is the mellower version of the ITs.

TINP-"the silver bullet"
This subtype is always searching for the achilles' heel of a system, with the goal of being recognized as the person who brought it down.

TPIN-"the stress test"
This type is the pure analyst who succeeds in dispassionately running simulations in their mind. These are the best visualizers out of all the 384 subtypes.

TPNI-"the actuary"
This type is the most ambivalent of identity as well as the most logical of the subtypes. The pure debater.

Counselor Deanna Troi

Another Lieutenant commander
Do females get this character?

Q: In the real world, are women more than 60%- 40% ratio more feeling than men?

Deanna Troi

Deanna Troi
Counselor Deanna Troi

Counselor Deanna Troi
Species Half Betazoid (through mother)
Half human (through father)
Home planet Betazed
Affiliation Starfleet
Posting USS Enterprise-D Counselor
USS Enterprise-E Counselor
USS Titan Counselor
Position Counselor
Rank Lieutenant commander,
Portrayed by Marina Sirtis
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Deanna Troi (pronounced /diːˈænə/) is a main character in the science-fiction TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and related TV series and films, portrayed by actress Marina Sirtis. Troi is a human/betazoid hybrid and has the empathic ability to sense emotions. She serves as the ship's counselor on the Enterprise. In the seventh season, Troi takes the Bridge Officer's Exam, and (with the help of William Riker) is promoted to the rank of Commander, but continues as counselor.


Lore (played by Brent Spiner) is a prototype android and the brother of main character Data and of B-4. However, while Data is virtuous and B-4 is primitive, Lore is sophisticated, clever, jealous and self-serving, making him the evil twin brother of the group.

Lore was introduced in the episode "Datalore", the episode in which he was activated. He returned in "Brothers" and in both parts of "Descent", at the end of which he was deactivated and dismantled permanently.

lore | l | n.1 [OE lar = OFris. lare, OS, OHG lera (Du. leer, G Lehre), f. WGmc base also of LEARN.] 1 The act of teaching; the condition of being taught; instruction, education; a piece of instruction; a lesson. Now arch. & dial. OE. 2 That which is taught; doctrine, teaching, esp. religious doctrine. Now poet. & arch. OE. b A doctrine, a precept; a creed, a religion. OE-L16. 3 Advice, counsel; an instruction, a command. Now rare or obs. ME. 4 Orig., that which is learned; learning, scholarship, erudition; (now only arch. & Sc.: cf. LEAR n.1). Later, the body of traditional facts, anecdotes, or beliefs relating to some particular subject or held by a specific group. ME. b A branch of knowledge, a science. ME-M16.
1 COLERIDGE We have learnt A different lore. J. M. NEALE In the Cross we found our pulpit, In the Seven great Words, our lore. 2 SIR W. SCOTT Can piety the discord healCan Christian lore, can patriot zeal? 3 MILTON Understanding rul'd not, and the Will Heard not her lore. 4 R. C. A. WHITE Typical jury lore suggests that women are less likely to convict than men. R. MANNING Edith was very knowledgeable in country lore.
lored a. (rare) learned; stored with knowledge: M19. loreless a. (rare) without learning or knowledge ME.

lore | l | n.2 E17. [L LORUM.] 1 A strap, a thong, a rein. rare. E-M17. 2 Zool. A long flat appendage or surface; spec. (a)a mouthpart in certain insects, as homopterans and hymenopterans; (b)the region between the eye and the side of the beak in a bird, or between the eye and the nostril in a snake; = LORUM. E19.

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

Friday, 14 August 2009

Star Fleet Rank

Your result for The What Starfleet Rank Would You Be? Test ...

The What Starfleet Rank Would You Be? Test
written by Carmabellagal

Welcome to my test, fearless explorer of the unknown! Here's a scenario for you: Your parents have decided that Starfleet would be the best choice of career for you, and they sent you to Starfleet Academy. So here's where I fit in: I will be using multiple scenarios which may or may not relate to Star Trek, and personal traits and beliefs in order to detemine what rank you would be in Starfleet.

Lieutenant Commander

The Intellectual

You are a Lieutenant Commander! This means you have a good balance between giving and taking orders. Of all the possible results, this one shows that you are the smartest. Your intelligence and brains are greater than even the Captain and Commander, whose abilities lie in barking orders. You, however, have specialized in a particular field, and are known for being expert in that. You ar extremely good at paying attention to what others want, and are willing to change your decisions based on their needs. You are very content with yourself and self-confident, and proud to be where you are.

Compared to other takers

  • 23/100 You scored 20% on Captain, higher than 23% of your peers.
  • 12/100 You scored 15% on Commander, higher than 12% of your peers.
  • 89/100 You scored 40% on LtCommander, higher than 89% of your peers.
  • 29/100 You scored 15% on Lieutenant, higher than 29% of your peers.
  • 24/100 You scored 20% on LieutenantJG, higher than 24% of your peers.
  • 10/100 You scored 15% on Ensign, higher than 10% of your peers.
  • 33/100 You scored 21% on Cadet, higher than 33% of your peers.

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The MBTI Test written by Jean Valjean

The MBTI Test

  1. 1. You are mostly:

  2. 2. You are mostly:

  3. 3. You are mostly:

  4. 4. You are mostly:

  5. 5. You are mostly:

  6. 6. You are mostly:

INTP: Philosopher

You scored 67 Introversion, 67 iNtuition, 100 Thinking, and 67 Perceiving!
Yeah, you can talk an abstract point to death. Like for example, personality typing.
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Compared to other takers

* 52/100 You scored 67% on Introversion, higher than 52% of your peers.
* 54/100 You scored 67% on iNtuition, higher than 54% of your peers.
* 81/100 You scored 100% on Thinking, higher than 81% of your peers.
* 41/100 You scored 67% on Perceiving, higher than 41% of your peers.

Spontaneous Test Questions (Perseus Test Development):

Spontaneous Test Questions (Perseus Test Development):

Is the gut feeling an actual physical feeling when you meet people, (in the gut or elsewhere?), or a mental feeling, or a deduction based on experience.

Would you prefer (place them in emotional order of the first three) to have a Cat, Dog, Tortoise, Wolf, Shetland Pony, Beaver, Mongoose, Bear, if you were stranded on an island without a companion and wanted to play.

If you were reincarnated, which animal (first three in order) would you choose to be reborn as: Cat, Dog, Tortoise, Wolf, Shetland Pony, Beaver, Mongoose, Bear.

If you had to choose to marry an animal would it be a Werecat, Weredog, Wereturtle, Werewolf, Werehorse, Werebeaver, Wereferret, or Werebear.

Monday, 10 August 2009


I've come a bit closer to understanding the gap in understanding between me with an NT mind and the feeling SP.

For me Truth is in the words, the deeds, and the action. Once Truth has been found it is the same. Only if I see something substantial will I look again at Truth and change my mind about it.

For the feeling SPs the truth is in the emotion of the moment. So look at what they want. If they wish to make you happy then the truth of the moment is that they wish to make you happy. And what they are doing is an extension of that desire. Tomorrow they may wish to make someone else happy.... and that too will be true. Just as it was true for you yesterday. Enjoy it while you have it in your hands.

The pivot point is stasis. Sure they like to lay next to a cozy fire, but they get up and move. The kitty likes to prowl around, and will bat at a ball of yarn... but once the yarn stops moving they get bored with it an more on to the next thing in motion. Or object of interest. It is easy to see that all you must do is keep in motion (personal growth). As long as you keep moving they cannot get bored chasing after you and playing with you.... until they are so old the cozy fire is all they need. If you're a static display, they will sniff you and move on to something more lively.

by the Bear

Gay Pride is the greatest sin in the world

Gay Pride is the greatest sin in the world.

You never win a revolution with a fancy dress party, The peasants are revolting m' Lord.

Genghis KHunt will give you the clap. But at least she is not Sodom.

Darling, will you take your hand out of my wallet.

OK let's party!

The Traffic Lights will Turn Blue Tomorrow

I think the thing I will have to get used to is the effective colour blindness (red and green) of the INTP. If you see both sides of the same argument, what is right or wrong. Is it a smile of appeasment or friendship?

A Questor NP may very well see the world in an opposite way to a Guardian SJ. A Rational NT may see the world opposite to an Artist SF.
So a rare breed INTP cannot get on with a common or garden ESFJ. If they are of the opposite sex they may be attracted to one another.

Come into my Parlour., The Cat said.
What will we do After?

New Chapters: Pirates

You can trust a pirate to be dishonest all the time, but you cannot trust an honest man, he might do something incredibly stupid.

More Chapters: Rattlesnake Girl

The Rattlesnake girl that rattles her victims. Can you hear the silent killer?

Friday, 7 August 2009

Wild Cat from Montana

Xerocole Cat
You can't teach an old Cat new tricks! In fact you can't teach them (ISFP) anything. They are unruly. Lucky I am not a Teacher (ENFJ)!

Well its not actually true, you cannot order Cats about like Dogs (ISTJ). They are not under your command.

teach | tit | v. Pa. t. & pple taught | tt | . [OE taecan (pa. t. taehte, Northumb. tahte) rel. to base also of TOKEN n., f. Gmc base meaning 'show', f. IE base repr. by Gk deiknunai show, deigma sample.] I 1 v.t. Show, present or offer to view. Only in OE. 2 v.t. Show or point out (a thing, the way, etc.) to a person.

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

Revised again. Looks like you can show them the way, but whether they will actually follow your directions? 'I do not feel (SF) like it right now,' she said.

'I've got Cat (ISFP) hairs all over me legs. And we all know Cats purr when they want to eat you (after you have been killed). But at least thay are not a Camel (ESFJ variant), spitting and snarling and they have always got the hump. But if you are in the Desert there are only Snakes and Lizards (ENTP), Scorpions (malign ESFP), Jerboas (ISFJ var).

The Wildcat is extremely timid.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

How to Hook a Dragon!

How to Hook a Dragon!
Dragons are PN, Perception leading to Intutition. Girls and boys, if you want to hook one you will, of course, have to have suitable bait, but also you will have to free of the Guards SJ, especially the Iron Troll JS. The treasure might be illusionary.

Dragons are not always powerful. Sometime they are called the Wyrm (ENTP).

Red Hot Irons in the Fire

Red Hot Irons in the Fire

Actually, this is a mixed metaphor. When somebody is still participating in something, they can be said to "still have an iron in the fire" or if they are juggling too many activities, they can be said to "have too many irons in the fire". However, it is a separate slang phrase to "pull someone's [any number of nouns can go here, but not "iron"] from the fire", that is to save them from a dangerous or unwanted situation.

forge | fd | n. ME. [(O)Fr. f. Proto-Romance f. L fabrica trade, workshop, fabric.] 1 A smithy. ME. 2 Manufacture, construction; style of construction, make, workmanship. LME-L17. 3 A blacksmith's hearth or fireplace with attached bellows, used for heating iron to make it malleable. L15. 4 A hearth or furnace for melting or refining metals; a workshop etc. where this is done. L15.
1 JO GRIMOND A blacksmith's forge in which the smith in leather apron hammered out red-hot horse-shoes. 3 fig.: W. M. PRAED In laboured phrase and polished lie Wrought by the forge of flattery.
Comb.: forge-man a worker in a forge, a blacksmith; forge-master the manager or owner of a forge.

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

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Candy Man

Candy Man
The Boy Next Door Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLD)

Kind, yearning, playful, you are The Boy Next Door. You’re looking for real Love, a lot like girls do. It might not be manly, but it’s sweet.
We think the next three years will be very exciting and fruitful ones for you. Your spontaneous, creative side makes you a charming date, and we think you have a horny side just waiting to shine. Or glisten, rather. You enter new relationships unusually hopeful, and the first moments are especially glorious. If you’ve had some things not work out before, so what.
On paper, most girls would name the Boy Next Door as their ideal mate. In the real world, however, you’re often passed over for more dangerous or masculine men. You’re the typical “nice guy:” without just a touch of cockiness, you’re doomed with girls. A shoulder to cry on? Okay, sure. But never a penis to hold.
More than any other type, Boys Next Door evolve as they get older. As we said, many find true love, but some fail miserably in the search.

glisten | ls()n | v. & n. [OE glisnian, f. base of glisian (= OFris. glisa, MLG glisen), f. Gmc: see -EN5. Cf. GLISTER.] A v.i. Gleam, shine fitfully, glitter, sparkle (lit. & fig.). OE.
R. P. WARREN The pavements glistened in the quick sunlight that had followed a flurry of rain. T. WILLIAMS Her eyes are glistening with tears.

Cat Weasel

Sudden Departure Random Brutal Love Master (RBLM)

I am not surprised. This is not the Spider which is ESFP on the Perseus System but it is the Cat Weasel or Caprice version of the ENTP.

It is actually caused by the ENTJ (the Boss) in a roundabout way. In the Police State UK what the Boss says is the Law. At least for commoners it is, not the royalty. Exactly where the Ace of Diamonds and Joker stand is open to debate.

All these definitions are very much INTJ world view and not the INTP (especially PN) at all because the manifesto is wrong.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Dialogue: Magpies

The Magpie is a social animal with complex and frequent vocalizations. They love to steal and hoard shiny objects -- including the wedding ring you temporarily set aside while gardening.

I didn't believe her, of course. I filed the divorce papers straight away. She did not want to lose the nice shiny red car I bought her. She just should not have been so careless!

Dialogue: Revolting Party

I have just about had it with the Horsemen (ESFJ). Nothing they say is any good at all to me. It is the exact opposite of what I think in words. It is as though they have distorted the English language for their own ends. They are revolting: "Nobody ever won a revolution with a fancy dress party" which might sum it all up to me.