Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Socionics Subtype LII INTj-Ne

Maybe I spoke too soon, as I do so often, jumping to conclusions and fast decisions as intuitive Ni types tend to do, and I'm not a Socionics EII INFj Ethical Intuitive Introvert but a subtype of the LII INTj Logical Intuitive Introvert. I read on Wikipedia tonight that a study revealed there are four common MBTI types for musicians: INFP (most common), INFJ, INTJ and INTP. Of course there must be musicians of every type (I personally know jazz musicians that I thought were NT types like the ones I know, but that were actually SJ), but it seems to indicate to a certain degree the overlap between these four types, at least from the perspective of a musician who's both left-brained (rational) but also creative/intuitive, traits more often associated with the right side of the brain. They say musicians have increased corpus callosum size, helping the two hemispheres of the brain work together. Emotions are everything in music, but playing a musical instrument is a highly logical function as well. It becomes clearer, then, that a type like the INFJ which is both rational and ethical is possible. In Socionics, those four MBTI types correspond roughly to IEI, EII, LII and ILI, all of which I've either typed on Socionics tests or have been typed as being by a socionist. At least my results are consistent between the MBTI and Socionics; hopefully, using both systems will make it easier to pinpoint my type.

So if I'm not an EII INFj, IEI INFp or ILI INTp, the only type left for me is the LII INTj. It fits just about as well as the INFj, but the particular assessment of the Ne subtype is interesting. According to this article, Type and Subtype Descriptions by V. Meged, A. Ovcharov (from the16types.info where I tested IEI INFp, but anyway...), the INTj-Ne subtype is a RESEARCHER. Some points I agree with are that they appear strong-willed but are restrained, yet excitable during debates, tries to keep up with the times, cares about outer appearance. Subtype aside, the INTJ is a good fit in terms of my need for things and people to make sense. I do not believe rationality is subjective, but objective, as provable and real as the laws of logic. Finally, the INTJ in Myers-Briggs is known to be the type that most often self-types due to their independence. Being the most independent type, I can see how they would set out to learn the system enough to decide for themselves, although I see the value in asking someone for their impressions to get perspective from the outer world. In reality, no one can truly see themselves objectively enough. Still, the fact that I typed myself an INTJ is enough of a clue that I trust my own judgment enough to question the experts, for better or worse--indicative of the confident nature of the INTJ.

Related link: Is Rationality Subjective? - Philosophy Forums

Monday, July 28, 2014

Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

At this point, I'd have to agree; MBTI is strictly for theoretically-based fun. Of course, there's nothing wrong with fun. Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless by Joseph Stromberg, updated on July 15, 2014 Vox

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat "Man from Naples" 1982

"Basquiat's canon revolves around single heroic figures: athletes, prophets, warriors, cops, musicians, kings and the artist himself. In these images the head is often a central focus, topped by crowns, hats, and halos. In this way the intellect is emphasized, lifted up to notice, privileged over the body and the physicality of these figures (i.e. black men) commonly represent in the world." — Kellie Jones, Lost in Translation: Jean-Michel in the (Re)Mix - Basquiat on Wikipedia

Friday, July 25, 2014

Empire at 50

From warhol.org: "The 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s groundbreaking film Empire will be marked by a month-long special exhibition at the very building that is the namesake and sole image of the epic work.

"Throughout July, Empire will be continuously shown in the lobby of New York City’s Empire State Building. The exhibition also features images of Warhol’s art and details of his life and filmmaking." Empire at 50 - warhol.org

Socionics Subtype EII INFj-Ne

Type and Subtype Descriptions by V. Meged, A. Ovcharov

There are Socionics subtypes, friends! This article really helped me find the type that is closest to how I see myself, and how I believe I'm seen by others. I am an EII Ethical Intuitive Introvert (Dostoevsky) INFj-Ne Teacher, described as "a person of firm convictions - an idealist and a maximalist."

Image source: INFJs.com

Related link: PINK MANHATTAN Socionics Subtype LII INTj-Ne - 7/29/14

Intro to Socionics Theory

Critic: Intuitive Logical Introvert (ILI or INTP) - Uploaded by Mind the Minds on You Tube

I don't think this Socionics type is mine, even if one of the tests I took this week told me I could be, but I thought this video illustrated the way Socionics is interpreted well, helping me learn more about the system.

Visit Socionics.us to read about Socionics theory.

Thanks to these sources, I've pretty much narrowed my choice down to type EII INFj, with a possible Ne subtype (more about that in a separate post coming soon.)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Socionics EII (INFj) or LII (INTj)

Fyodor Dostoevsky, EII INFj

EII: The part about taking dance as a kid really speaks to me. So much of this description rings true; however, I'm not this modest and proper all the time: Dostoyevsky, Female portrait, INFj by Beskova - the16types.info

LII: A lot of this sounds right, too, but conflict avoidant--eek. Also, Sigourney Weaver, Nicole Kidman and Andy Warhol, okay, but I don't care to be typed the same as Putin. Robespierre, Female Portrait, INTj by Beskova - the16types.info

Maximilien Robespierre, LII INTj

I took another short quiz today and came up LII Logical Introverted Intuitive (INTj). (Edited to add: I also came up ILI (INTp) on the test at sociotype.com, but I will post about that type in a separate post.)

Here's another description of the LII (INTj) Socionics Type - sociotype.com

The most fascinating new concept for me is visual identification. I came across a profile of someone who identifies as an INFJ and the same enneagram type as mine, and thought she looked like me in photos--the way she held her head, her face shape, everything. So I'm still unsure whether I'm an INFJ or INTJ, but at least I know I'm not an IEI (INFp) Esenin, but a rational type (Edited to add: Although there is some possibility I can be an IEI or LII as well as LIE (ENTj) according to Sociotype.com.)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Socionics: Visual Arts-based Pattern Test

Exciting news! I've met in the online world a very knowledgeable person on Socionics - her name is Olga Tangemann, and she has developed a visual arts-based test for figuring out your Socionics type. You can take the Pattern Test at Socionics4you.com (You need to register first). Here is my result:

Superego-Id-Superid-Ego: The static profile characterizes the person from the perspective of the dichotomy statics-dynamics. This person is balanced on the dichotomies of rationality-irrationality and introversion-extraversion. But the element of dynamics is not sufficiently expressed in the structure of personality, which is partly due to the stability of psycho-physical states, stability of mood and temperament. Depending on which TPE is leading, the person compromises between striving to enjoy life to the full and a strong sense of public duty and responsibility for other people.

So, it seems I'm not only an INxJ in Myers-Briggs, but actually an INxx!! (Correction: Or does that translate to xNxx?) Olga so far believes my type is either EII Dostoevsky (INFj) or LII Robespierre (INTj); this matches my Pattern Test result perfectly. I'm not yet sure how an MBTI INFJ correlates to Socionics INFj, but she is the expert--I believe this will be clarified soon. I hope Olga can help me pinpoint my type once and for all. She has been very helpful in listening to my original music on my web site, breaking down each song into cognitive functions. Visit her open group on Facebook: Socionics International.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IEI INFp (Lyricist/Romantic) Introverted Ethical Intuitive

Sergei Yesenin, IEI INFp

So, this Socionics description of the IEI INFp Lyricist/Romantic type (INFJ in MBTI) seems to describe me very accurately, but why is my personality type like that of someone who killed himself? (Reference: See Wikipedia's page on Socionics). Marilyn Monroe was supposedly another IEI; not exactly non-self-destructive, are we? I also don't get how my "dual", the ESTP, is either the best or worst match depending on which site I visit. It all comes down to theory, but I know one thing; Socionics can be helpful in choosing a type if, like me, you're on a cusp like INxJ.


Socionix or Socionics is a Russian study of MBTI type personality which has a face recognition model. Socionics - Expressing Your Truth, April 27, 2013

Well, looking at the faces in the Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma quadrants, I think I look like an INFJ (INFp in Socionics), even if I come up INTJ on Myers-Briggs tests. With my Thinking / Feeling at 1%, it seems I could go either way, but if I consider what people have told me about my face, that I have a look of sincerity in my eyes, I would match that description up with the INFJ (Beta IEI Romantic) face.

I had thought I was an INTJ who had lived my life as my ESFP opposite (anima/animus) in the entertainment field, being a singer-musician, former TV talent, voice over artist and an artistic person in general, but perhaps I'm just an INFJ who has always loved being creative, and fulfilled her path as an artistic, dramatic type from the get-go. I was also always the kid with pen and paper in hand.

As for my visceral reaction, I definitely like the soft INFJ face. However, I also like the sexy INTJ (Gamma ILI Critic) face very much.

Related links:

Socionics on Wikipedia

Introduction to Socionics - Backwards Time Machine

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Looking to put your blog in print? Web Offset Printing might help

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I'd love to publish a blog book one day! I wonder if I can afford this type of service; it looks pretty neat.

The Secret of Intuition

"The Secret Of Intuition - Inductive Reasoning: Intuition uses logic to retrieve data. Traditionally, logic follows either deductive, or inductive paths. All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. That is deductive reasoning, where an accepted principle is used to draw a conclusion. In inductive reasoning, a number of established facts are used to draw a conclusion. Over centuries, all observed elephants are gray. So, elephants are gray. An inductive argument, however, is never final and is open to being falsified. The discovery of a pink elephant will falsify "the gray elephant theory." Both science and intuition use inductive logic.

"The Secret Of Intuition - Reverse Reasoning: Traditionally, inductive reasoning uses the principle of inclusion. The gray elephant theory is a result of experience over time. If we see a gray animal, we will confine our search to a list of gray animals. Intuition uses the principle of exclusion. If the animal is pink, elephants are excluded from the search. Subsequent discovery of a pink elephant will make this induction wrong. But, if the reasoning that all elephants are gray is true, then the induction that a pink animal is not an elephant is equally true. Nerve cells become inhibited, if they fail to recognize a pattern.

"(...) "The Secret Of Intuition - Just Hints Are Enough: Intuition finds answers from even slivers of data. For a militant hiding in a cellar, the movement of a few hairs could indicate a current of cold air from a stealthily opened door. That is a vital message, which will inhibit every other sensory input. Instant elimination of possibilities from a database of cosmic proportions would trigger his immediate recognition of danger. Unexpected meanings are derived for a soft whisper or a shifting shadow. With access to vast data, intuitive recognition needs imperceptibly small slivers of information to enable recognition.

"(...) The Secret Of Intuition - Access To A Massive Wisdom: Your mind has immense knowledge, stored as coded answers from myriad evolutionary and real life experiences. With such global access, the system swiftly evaluates trillions of pages of that wisdom to locate competent answers. But, to win, you need to be aware that you are so equipped. That self assurance is crucial. The eliminative search process wisely discards “impossible” solutions from its search. If you think it is impossible, you will not think of it. It is confidence, which can prevent many winning solutions from being so excluded. Confidence is the key to a good life. Listening to intuition delivers the wisdom of your mind." Read the article: The Secret of Intuition - Effective Mind Control

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

PinkManhattans2.blogspot.com spam blog plagiarism

Some stranger named Abhishek Gupta has stolen the contents of my PINK MANHATTAN blog to make a spam blog: http://pinkmanhattans2.blogspot.com I hope you know I wouldn't make such an ugly-looking blog.

Tokyo-Based Artist Arrested For 3D Printing Her Vagina

Tokyo-Based Artist Arrested For 3D Printing Her Vagina by John Biggs, July 16, 2014 Tech Crunch

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Japanese Artist Jailed for Vagina Boat Says Outraged, Vows Legal Fight

Japanese Artist Jailed for Vagina Boat Says Outraged, Vows Legal Fight - Reuter, July 16, 2014 The New York Times

Bill Hicks: A Quote

Symptoms of Codependency

"Codependency involves a habitual system of thinking, feeling, and behaving toward ourselves and others that can cause pain. Codependent behaviors or habits are self-destructive. We frequently react to people who are destroying themselves; we react by learning to destroy ourselves. These habits can lead us into, or keep us in, destructive relationships that don't work. These behaviors can sabotage relationships that may otherwise have worked. These behaviors can prevent us from finding peace and happiness with the most important person in our lives.... ourselves. These behaviors belong to the only person we can change... ourselves. These are our problems. The following are characteristics of codependent persons: (We started to do these things out of necessity to protect ourselves and meet our needs.)" Codependency Symptoms from Melody Beattie's classic best seller, Codependent No More - Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site!)

Related link: Narcissistic parent - Wikipedia

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fred Kimmel's ROCK BAND 101 Thurs @The Hub

Fred Kimmel's ROCK BAND 101
The Hub Billiards Club
4060 Austin Blvd. Island Park 11558
Thursday, July 17th
9:00 - 10:00 pm
No Cover
Good Food, All Ages

Friday, July 11, 2014

Local Program Teaches Swimming Skills to Children with Autism

Via Autism Speaks: (July 10, 2014) -- In a FOX 4 KC exclusive they highlighted a swimming program in Kansas City called Sensory Supported Swimming which teaches swimming and water safety to children ages four to 17 with autism." Continue reading: Local Program Teaches Swimming Skills to Children with Autism