Saturday, 30 November 2013

Losing my Grip

John Jiao Wang
Carl Jung believes that F and T contradict one another, and operate independently.

I for one believe that is bullshit.

For one thing, Carl Jung is known to be (and states himself) detached from his own emotions, and highly logical. I propose that his assumption that F and T operate independently may have been greatly biased by the nature of his own mind.


I think it might be consecutive. Emotion leads, then thinking, then emotion, but not both at the same time ??? Not sure though. When I have "lost my grip" or in the grip of emotions, my thinking goes asunder. Tongue-tied again.

Is Intuition Always Right?

Is Intuition Always Right?

The answer to this question is yes and no. Your purest intuitions are always right but those tinged by your own thoughts and emotions may only be partially correct or even completely wrong. With practice, you can learn to assess your intuitive experiences and identify when they are more likely to be right.

Writer type PNIT

Writer type PNIT: Introvert 67% Intuitive 83% Thinker 58% Perception 96%

These are my scores

as assessed using the Paragon Inventory

Friday, 22 November 2013


Although many people view being introverted or extraverted as a question with only two possible answers, most contemporary trait theories measure levels of extraversion-introversion as part of a single, continuous dimension of personality, with some scores near one end, and others near the half-way mark,[10] see the Big Five personality traits. Ambiversion is falling more or less directly in the middle.[4][11] An ambivert is moderately comfortable with groups and social interaction, but also relishes time alone, away from a crowd.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Obvious

What is obvious to me might not be obvious to anyone else. The obvious is literally that which stands in one's way, in front of or over against oneself. One has to begin by recognizing that it exists for oneself.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Groupthink and Doublethink

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.
Loyalty to the group requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions, and there is loss of individual creativity, uniqueness and independent thinking. The dysfunctional group dynamics of the "ingroup" produces an "illusion of invulnerability" (an inflated certainty that the right decision has been made). Thus the "ingroup" significantly overrates their own abilities in decision-making, and significantly underrates the abilities of their opponents (the "outgroup").

Doublethink is the act of ordinary people simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.[1] Doublethink is related to, but differs from, hypocrisy and neutrality. Somewhat related but almost the opposite is cognitive dissonance, where contradictory beliefs cause conflict in one's mind. Doublethink is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance — thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction.
George Orwell coined the word doublethink in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949); doublethink is part of newspeak. In the novel, its origin within the typical citizen is unclear; while it could be partly a product of Big Brother's formal brainwashing programs,[2] the novel explicitly shows people learning Doublethink and newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to "fit in", or gain status within the Party — to be seen as a loyal Party Member. In the novel, while to even recognize, much less mention any contradiction within the context of the Party line was akin to blasphemy and subject to possible disciplinary action. More certain was the instant social disapproval of fellow Party Members.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Ring them Changes (People Never Change)

If someone utters "people never change" ?

People change all the time. But somehow they stay the same.

My impression is (1) the underlying nature of the person remains the same in the long term (2) the masquerade adopted remains the same in the medium term. So in all practical purposes in interpersonal relations the other person does not change. A change to the act is possible by means of affection, intimidation and other emotional effects. Trauma blasts away the mask.

(1) Jungian
(2) Millon (Freudian)

After trauma, people often feel they are a different person. The event(s) has stripped away their dignity (more likely their survival mask) and revealed their true selves. Unfortunately, he is a stranger. More importantly, the mask was adopted by the pressures of the world is (dys-) functional in the real existence to obtain income.