Personality is all around us, because it’s non local. It is personal, but not confined, not fixed in any specific form. Personality is the first sound of your first word spoken. It’s the first note of your personal song.
There are observable elements of the human personality, and we have complex symbolism connected to it as well as very abstract language. There are different domains of human function, and different degrees of aptitude, and even different predilections. Are these invalid as purely biological bias, or can we learn from them and apply these definitions and understanding to our lives? Each type navigates the world in an identifiable way, and are often poorly understood by others who aren’t as strongly oriented that way.
“I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.” Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
“Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.” Charles A. Cerami
There are three personality types over the two genders: phalic hysteric schizoid None are mental health issues and it could be said that: phalic = rage hysteric = feeling schizoid = cerebral Do you feel non identification with gender impulses? You may be genuinely and naturally schizoid. It doesn’t mean the other factors don’t matter. They do, and it is more like handedness. But don’t these things usually come in fours? Yes. The unio mentalis, inner marriage, can be two way which would be the fourth. Or complete, which would be a fifth. Complete is all of them. Two way… Seek More
Personality types reveal more than they would seem to. What makes our personality real? Is it really nothing more than conditioning and arbitrarily selected views? We don’t have uniform instincts across the human spectrum do we? I mean, when people are pushed past reason do they all act the same way? When you are pushed past reason so you must rely on instinct, some of the very fibre of your being is revealed. This was the cornerstone of the philosophy held by the Marquis de Sade, and goes into the art of torture in general. Some need a hug, some… Seek More
How many domains of function are there? There have been both mystical and newer “scientific” systems to identify personality traits. There are many four quadrant models, and even math can in a sense apply to this. Psychology identifies only two broad personality types in both genders, so in a sense again a total of four. Everyone familiar with learning styles? It has been recognized that every person favours one or two modes of taking in information: visual, auditory, tactile input, etc. And even what amounts to an almost kinetic, purely impulse style of processing. None of these methods are better… Seek More
You can claim nothing, say you embody all personality types and have nothing to use or build on, or you can get down to application. We can be nice and religious about this, but are my strengths your strengths? There are things that are me, and there are things that are you. For me visual imagery, or symbolism, doesn’t come readily to me. So if I want to see the big picture, an “overview”, should I just sit and piece it together because I am everything? Or maybe I should turn to another who has a natural facility for the big… Seek More
What is personality? How someone conveys themselves to others. It is what makes uniqueness. Your own personal set of behaviours. A spirit of some kind behind your behaviours. “Doing something with personality.” Is it just about behavior or public image? I think it has emotion in it. Doing something with feeling. How often do we do that? How often do we do anything “like we mean it”? I’m sure anything we do is for our own personal reasons, but they still might be lies. Pretending it is for you when it isn’t, or vice versa. To look at the science behind it,… Seek More
Can we find personalities anywhere? Are they stockpiled somewhere in nature or in human institutions? Can anyone ever follow that advice to “get a life” even if they are willing? Personality is all around us, because it’s non local. It is personal, but not confined, not fixed in any specific form. This is why a fire can look angry perhaps, or a pond, calm. That explains how people can have a radical alteration in personality. Become a different person, as they say. I hear a lot of people say that a room or a natural place has a personality, or… Seek More
In Buddhist practice, you learn that there is no “I” you can point at. Your “I” is in the space to experience. And that gets us right down to the personal core of personality. We are not bricks in a wall, cells in gods brain, as amusing as the concept might be. We perceive ourself to be people and individuals for a reason, but what is that reason? When a little child declares that something is “mine!”, what are they actually saying? It is part of them. They don’t understand property. Yes. What they do understand runs deeper that the superficial… Seek More
If you imagine the first and foundational reality as an infinite sea of formless potential, raw energy of life, if you took a flash photograph of that roiling sea of primal life energy, fixed in that one time and place, that is a personality. And though it exists as an individual and will endure as a force or factor in the chaos, it is still immersed in that energy. Once you have gravity, gravity remains in existence, and then it expands its influence to affect other things, shape and be shaped by energy and mass, matter. Now keep in mind,… Seek More
Personality is the first sound of your first word spoken. It’s the first note of your personal song. If you start out in c sharp, then go to d flat, you influence how every sound coming after that affects you. Set a 2/4 time and notes that carry for a three beat count sound differently than they would in four four. So you have a key, and it starts with a rest as it does for all of us. And you have a voice, be it alto or baritone, soprano or tenor, its harmony starts with that inner breath. Are… Seek More