Browsing All posts tagged under »psychology«

Your Mind and Drugs

June 11, 2012

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[edit: maybe not as clear as I intended, but when I say “drugs” that includes alcohol] Following from my experience in Christiania, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on drug use, given its prevalence in what for the sake of brevity I will call “hippie” circles. I am something of a worshiper of […]

The responsibility of talent

November 18, 2010

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In the attention-deficit age of the internet, I’m going to get to the core of the message straight away: If you are in any way gifted, talented, or more intelligent than average, you bear a special responsibility towards others and to work for their benefit. This may sound odd to many. Even re-reading it myself […]

Reductionism, Complexity, and Personality Types

September 6, 2010

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There is a branch of psychology that classifies people into “types” of personality. There are a number of variations, but a common scheme is this: Extroversion or Introversion Sensing or Intuition Thinking or Feeling Judging or Perceiving People are in one of each of these categories leading to 16 personality types. This is classical reductionism: […]

The Fallacy of Personality

July 26, 2009

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People are hard to understand – that's well established. But why is this so? After all we are social animals, surely being able to understand each other is rather important. I believe a lot of confusion arises from centuries of flawed "folk psychology" – the way everyday people analyses each other. I believe the common […]