As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically. INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive to fulfill. With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. INTJ's tremendous value and need for systems and organization, combined with their natural insightfulness, makes them excellent scientists. INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people's thoughts or feelings.
Portrait of an ISTJAs an ISTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically. ISTJs are quiet and reserved individuals who are interested in security and peaceful living. They have a strongly-felt internal sense of duty, which lends them a serious air and the motivation to follow through on tasks. Organized and methodical in their approach, they can generally succeed at any task which they undertake. ISTJs are very loyal, faithful, and dependable. ISTJs tend to believe in laws and traditions, and expect the same from others. The ISTJ is extremely dependable on following through with things which he or she has promised. The ISTJ will work for long periods of time and put tremendous amounts of energy into doing any task which they see as important to fulfilling a goal. ISTJs have tremendous respect for facts.
What is Muda? « Eliminate The Muda!Eliminate The Muda!The concept of Muda [mÅÅda] and its elimination is one of the core principles integral to Getting Rich Living Lean. The core principles of a getting rich living lean and its cousin Lean Management have been in existence for decades, mostly in the form of a philosophy of business management and made famous by a book called The Machine That Changed the World by James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones and Daniel Roos. The Machine That Changed the World illustrated how the strategies of associate education, efficient production and a constant focus on continuous improvement enabled the Toyota Motor Corporation to grow from an insignificant local automobile producer in Japan in the early 50′s to the industry leading global company that it is today. Simply put muda is waste. Muda is a Japanese word for waste. Every action, step or process in a business and in your life can be categorized in one of three ways. From a business’ perspective, value-added is the stuff a customer is willing to pay for.
Enneagram of PersonalityHistory The origins and historical development of the Enneagram of Personality are matters of dispute. Wiltse and Palmer have suggested that similar ideas to the Enneagram of Personality are found in the work of Evagrius Ponticus, a Christian mystic who lived in 4th century Alexandria. Evagrius identified eight logismoi ("deadly thoughts") plus an overarching thought he called "love of self". Evagrius wrote, "The first thought of all is that of love of self (philautia); after this, [come] the eight G. Claudio Naranjo is a Chilean-born psychiatrist who first learned about the Enneagram of Personality from Ichazo at a course in Arica, Chile. Enneagram figure Enneagram figure Nine types The table below gives the principal characteristics of the nine types along with their basic relationships. Wings Stress and security points The lines between the points add further meaning to the information provided by the descriptions of the types. Instinctual subtypes
ISTJ ProfileIntroverted Sensing Thinking Judging by Joe Butt Profile: ISTJ Revision: 3.0 Date of Revision: 27 Feb 2005 "It is in keeping with tradition throughout our history that I should express simply and directly the opinions which I hold concerning some of the matters of present importance." --Herbert Hoover, Inaugural Address, Monday, March 4, 1929. ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. ISTJs are most at home with "just the facts, Ma'am." ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. His SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established institutions. Functional Analysis Introverted Sensing Si is oriented toward the world of forms, essences, generics. Extraverted Thinking Introverted Feeling
Instituto Lean Management - HomeThe Light ProjectPortrait of an ISFJAs an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you takes things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system. ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. ISFJs learn best by doing, rather than by reading about something in a book, or applying theory. The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. ISFJs need positive feedback from others. Careers for ISFJ
About RamitI recently got a fascinating email from one of my readers. I had emailed my email list, asking “What’s something you CLAIM is important...but you don’t do?” She wrote back, “I keep saying I want to run 3x/week, but I can never seem to do it.” I replied: “Why not start once a week?” Her response was amazing. She would rather dream about running 3x/week than actually run once a week. All of us “know” what we should be doing: We should be saving more, working out more, getting paid more, having better relationships with our friends and family... So why don’t we do it? “Years ago, Tufts University invited me to lecture during a symposium on obesity… Lecturer after lecturer offered solutions for America’s obesity problem, all of which revolved around education. When it was my turn to speak, I couldn’t help beginning with an observation. There were audible gasps in the auditorium when I said this, quite a few snickers, and five times as many sneers. Here’s the brutal truth—Willpower is limited.
DEFENCE OF SENECA AND PLUTARCH - Essays of Montaigne, vol. 6’TIS A pleasant imagination to fancy a mind exactly balanced betwixt two equal desires: for, doubtless, it can never pitch upon either, forasmuch as the choice and application would manifest an inequality of esteem; and were we set betwixt the bottle and the ham, with an equal appetite to drink and eat, there would doubtless be no remedy but we must die of thirst and hunger. To provide against this inconvenience, the Stoics, when they are asked whence the election in the soul of two indifferent things proceeds, and that makes us, out of a great number of crowns, rather take one than another, they being all alike, and there being no reason to incline us to such a preference, make answer, that this movement of the soul is extraordinary and irregular, entering into us by a foreign, accidental, and fortuitous impulse. “It is only certain that there is nothing certain, and that nothing is more miserable or more proud than man.” Edition: current; Page:  Edition: current; Page: