INTJ Central: The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to the INTJ Table of Contents Introduction Welcome to yet another document about INTJs. Numerous INTJ resources are available on the web, but they are all descriptive (telling you some things about us) without being particularly prescriptive (instructing you on how to deal with us). Ganzfeld hallucinations The cognitive science journal Cortex has just released a special issue on the neuropsychology of paranormal experiences and belief, and contains a fantastic article on hallucinations induced by the Ganzfeld procedure. The Ganzfeld procedure exposes the participant to ‘unstructured’ sensations usually by placing half ping-pong balls over the eyes so they can only see diffuse white light and by playing white noise through headphones. It is probably best known for its uses in parapsychology experiments, but it is also used to induce hallucinations and sensory distortions which are much more likely to occur in the absence of clearly defined sensory experiences. The article reviews the sorts of hallucinations reported in during these experiments and discusses what electrophysiology (EEG or ‘brain wave’) studies tell us about what happens in the cortex when these perceptual distortions kick off. Some of the descriptions of hallucinations are really quite striking:
Blogging for Your Personality Type What kind of blogging is right for your personality type? One of the most widely used personality tests is the Jungian model. This test uses four scales of traits—called cognitive learning styles—which the Prelude Character Analysis personality tool has distilled into 16 character types. How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower.
15 Indispensable Career and Job-Search Books Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. What if you were limited to just over a dozen books about career and job search to guide you? Which ones are the most crucial? INTJ Mar 1 Hi I never use this anymore but I made a spin-off Twitter account @intjprobs Follow and @reply me with intj problems!
Serial Cheaters - Narcissists @brokenopen, I completely empathise with you. I have been involved with a serial cheater, who is very narcissistic..I have only just gotten to realise this, and see through the wool he pulled over my eyes..He told me he was single, and that he shared a flat with a little 'flatmate' whom he has known for 20 years, and who helped him when his marriage (one of 2) ended. It later came to light, that he was her partner (most would not be so naive to be fooled by this!). he started supplying me with clothes and scent, which I later discovered were her rejects. He even gave me a bagful of knickers, which were tatty and worn, thinking I would be so grateful! Personalities influence workforce planning What if factory foremen treated their workers less like the machines they operate, and more like people, with personality strengths and differences? Surely the workers would benefit, but might the employers also see positive results in the workplace, as well as being able to cut costs? That's what Concordia researcher Mohammed Othman set out to prove in his paper "Integrating workers' differences into workforce planning," recently published in the journal Computers & Industrial Engineering. Currently, explained Othman, two types of researchers study production workforces: industrial engineers like him, who try to organize machines and people to maximize efficiency; and industrial psychologists, who design personality tests. Beyond personality type, such tests can determine a worker's motivation level and triggers, work capacity, and even his or her ability to learn.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, Inc. Enjoyable Read! I was super curious about The Scorpio Races the minute I heard about the book. I didn’t really know what to expect for a book that dealt with horses, but I love Maggie Stiefvater, and I couldn’t wait to get started on this book. The INTJ Explained I recently had something of a minor existential breakdown, or experienced the beginning of a big one that I managed to ward off before it got too bad. As a result, I became largely absent from tumblr in general for several days, for my own mental health. Then I had a business conference to attend, which took up the better part of a week. This means everything got put on hold, from answering questions to working on selecting a new moderator.
Bem Sex-Role Inventory The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is a measure of masculinity-femininity and gender roles. It assesses how people identify themselves psychologically. Bem's goal of the BSRI was to examine psychological androgyny and provide empirical evidence to show the advantage of a shared masculine and feminine personality versus a sex-typed categorization. The test is formatted with 60 different personality traits which participants rate themselves based on a 7 point Likert scale. Traits are evenly dispersed, 20 masculine, 20 feminine, and 20 filler traits thought to be gender neutral. All traits in the BSRI are positively valued personality aspects. Numerous past studies have found that gender categorizations are correlated with many stereotypical gendered behaviors. History "In the field of psychology, much research is conducted involving individuals' perceptions of gender roles, and behavioral as well as attitudinal correlates.
Career Choice, Personality Type, & the Inferior Function By Dr. A.J. Drenth In prior posts, I have cautioned against career choices that seem better suited to the inferior than the dominant function. The reason, of course, is that the inferior function is far less skilled and developed than the dominant. However hard we may try to tap into or develop the inferior, it can never approach the level of skill and mastery that can be achieved through the dominant function. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Chapter by Chapter's review of Au Revoir Crazy European Chick If there is one thing that I have been absolutely dying to read it is Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. Seriously with a title like that, my curiosity has been piqued and once I read the description I was ready to kill somebody so I could read the book. So, when I finally began reading, I found myself hooked on the prologue where the main character, Perry, has been shot and a mysterious somebody comes up to him and says that she had a great time that night.