|PTypes Personality Types
Adventurous men and women are action-oriented extroverts, hungry for the peak experience that lets them know just how powerfully alive they are.
-- John M. Oldham, The New Personality Self-Portrait.
- A Universal System of Psychotherapy
A second, and opposite, misconception is that a self-actualizing person is antisocial, or at least, asocial. Maddi (1973a, 1973b) has taken this position. Williamson (1950, 1958, 1963,1965) also makes this criticism. And even Smith (1973) appears to see self-actualization as including undesirable, or antisocial behaviors, and thus unacceptable. And White (1973) appears to view self-actualization as selfish: "I ask readers," he wrote, "to observe carefully whether or not self-actualization, in its current use by psychological counselors and others, is being made to imply anything more than adolescent preoccupation with oneself and one's impulses" (White, 1973, p. 69).
- Maslow, Abraham H(arold) - Britannica.com
- Abraham Maslow - Dr. C. George Boeree.
- A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Abraham Maslow - pbs.org
Frederick "Fritz" Perls
- Frederick Perls -- A Life Chronology
- "Gestalt Prayer"
I do my thing, and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I, if by chance we find each other,
If not, it can't be helped.
- The Trouble with Harry (July 12 - July 18, 2000)
- Baltimore City Paper.
It may seem like it, but this is no small thing. In conversations with friends and
family, newspaper and magazine articles, even the pages of intellectual journals,
it's proclaimed (invariably with delight) that J.K. Rowling's Potter books have
ushered in not only a return to reading among children, but a renaissance of the
fantasy novel a la J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy (a film version of which is due out next
year). The proclaimers miss a couple of crucial points: Rowling's series is elitist
kiddie fare that serves to make modern American children even more narcissistic
than they are, and Tolkien's is a masterpiece and--this is crucial--a completely
adult tragedy with profound moral and religious implications.
- Epinions.com - I've read them ALL
Harry Potter is a "hero" in the wizarding world. And this ONLY because he was magical and lucky, simultaneously, at the time his parents were killed. J.K.Rowling doesn't dwell, bemoan, or deeply explore the very adult "angst" of such a circumstance. Nothing thoughtful or introspective here. Thus, the natural narcissistic fantasies of childhood are fed and exploited. And if that gets kids to READ --- I am all for it!
Reel People: Cinema's Psychological Personalities
�John F. Kennedy Jr. (current news)
Raymond B. Cattell and The Fourth Inquisition
has never been retiring about his interpretations of data and theory.
Frankly outspoken throughout his long career, his views have been
widely known for decades among the scientific community....
Raymond B. Cattell described some aspects of the workings of
this inquisition which has been snarling at his heels for many decades.
In A New Morality from Science: Beyondism, Cattell (1972) wrote:
The danger is not only that politicians and private institutions
with axes to grind will find tame or corruptible social scientists to
support their positions. The greater danger which recent
experiences both here and abroad, e.g., Lysenkoism in Russia, have
revealed is that partisans primarily political in interest and intention either accidentally or deliberately infiltrate the ranks of science. In
the case of the Lysenko episode, and comparable events in Nazi
Germany, the disturbing realization to scientists was that the exile
or death of those ejected from their academic positions followed
what seemed initially to be severe technical criticism by fellow
scientists, but was actually politically staged." (p. 38).
- Raymond Cattell - R.B. Cattell - Raymond B. Cattell - Raymond Bernard Cattell - A Memorial
Raymond Cattell has been one of the most
influential and original psychologists working in the field of individual
differences in intelligence and personality, in psychometrics and in behaviour
genetics, and his voluminous writings have been crucial in the development
of a scientific psychology.� Many of his discoveries have become universal
property, such as the distinction between fluid and crystallized ability,
or the state-trait dichotomy.� Few people can have a better claim
for recognition by virtue of the rigor and originality of the work done. - Hans Eysenck.
Radio Talk Show Host
- Profile on Timothy McVeigh: ISTP - Terence Duniho.
Why try to determine the personality patterns of such people? Because until people commit such offenses, they are considered - both by those who know them and by themselves - as being "like everyone else". Because if you can understand how their neither-good-nor-bad built-in preferences contributed to placing them at risk for seeing life in such a skewed manner
that it could then lead to such anti-social and destructive actions, you can then better appreciate how you or someone you know is at similar risk - even if to a lesser degree.
Born To Explore! The Other Side of ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) may
have evolved because it increases creativity and inventiveness of the population. The
condition has a genetic basis and is estimated to exist in 5% of the American population.
Because this is an extremely high percentage for a "defect," modern theories in
population genetics suggest a positive factor related to ADD. This positive factor may
appear unrelated to ADD, for example, immunity to a particular disease, or it may be
directly related to ADD traits such as impulsivity and daydreaming.
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