PTypes’ Personality Types
PTypes A correspondence of Psychiatric, Keirsey, and Enneagram Typologies Mercurial

Adventurous personality type (continued)

Abraham Maslow

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) -
  • Abraham Maslow - Dr. C. George Boeree.
  • A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Abraham Maslow -

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, it's beautiful.

    If not, it can't be helped.

J.K. Rowling

  • 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.

  • - 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!

Edvard Munch

  • Edvard Munch - Review of film about Munch.

    This excerpt from Edvard Munch by Sue Prideaux seems fairly characteristic of Munch.

    He was treating his body as a laboratory for the mind, sharpening his vibrating senses and thinning the membrane over his already painfully refined spirit by choosing absinthe over food, conflict over compromise, and treating the effects of excess alcohol, tobacco and laced cigarettes as a journey in alienation. 'My pulse,' he wrote, 'is either violent to the degree of bringing about a nervous attack, or sluggish with soul-searching melancholoy. Sometimes I use up to eight days to finish a letter . . . at other times I commit my impressions to paper in a hasty, inspired manner.' He became violent. He was involved in brawls and fist fights and public scandals in the street. At home there was no getting through to him. He was either swaggeringly incoherently drunk or withdrwn and taking his admonitions humnched over, dazed and, as it were, so detached as to seem touched in the head (pg. 94).

    Sue Prideaux (2005). Edvard Munch: behind The Scream.

  • Google Images: Edvard Munch

Reel People: Cinema's Psychological Personalities

Don Juan

John F. Kennedy Jr. (current news)


Mickey Spillane


Raymond Cattell

Raymond B. Cattell and The Fourth Inquisition

Cattell 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.

Marlene Dietrich

James Bond


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Timothy McVeigh

  • 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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