Hollywood uses a measurement called Q scores to determine the likability of celebrities. The highest ranking celebrities include Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman with 48 points, while Kim Kardashian was determined to have to lowest Q score with -71.
The “50% of US marriages end in divorce” statistic is misleading. In reality, divorce rates peaked in the early 1980s and have been steadily decreasing since then. If current trends continue, only a third of today’s marriages will end in a divorce.
This composite image is a view of the colorful Helix Nebula taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the Mosaic II Camera on the 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The object is so large that both telescopes were needed to capture a complete view. The Helix is a planetary nebula, the glowing gaseous envelope expelled by a dying, sun-like star. The Helix resembles a simple doughnut as seen from Earth. But looks can be deceiving. New evidence suggests that the Helix consists of two gaseous disks nearly perpendicular to each other.
One possible scenario for the Helix’s complex structure is that the dying star has a companion star. One disk may be perpendicular to the dying star’s spin axis, while the other may lie in the orbital plane of the two stars. The Helix, located 690 light-years away, is one of the closest planetary nebulas to Earth.
The Hubble images were taken on November 19, 2002; the Cerro Tololo images on Sept. 17-18, 2003.
Object Name: Helix Nebula
Image Type: Astronomical
Credit: NASA, ESA, C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScI)
There are many factors that can potentially influence your type development. Becoming aware of which factors have negatively affected you means that you can think of strategies to overcome the problems instead of using them as an excuse to avoid growth.
of Environment: Environmental pressures can force an individual to depend on
cognitive processes that are not natural to their type, turning people into
“inferior, frustrated copies of other people”, e.g., pressures related to gender roles or familial responsibilities or chronic stress.
of Faith in One’s Own Type: Some types have statistically lower numbers in the
general population and being a minority or outsider can lead to feelings of inferiority or attempts to overcompensate.
Lack of Acceptance at Home: Children have a natural tendency
to want to please their parents by behaving in the way that is expected even if
it goes against their type preferences. But individuals of any age can feel
conflicted when their loved ones do not accept or understand them or even
actively undermine their natural type expressions.
Lack of Opportunity: Sometimes the environment does not
provide sufficient opportunity for exercising type preferences, e.g., Feeling
types who spend most of their time in highly competitive or socially toxic environments.
Lack of Incentive: Growth requires a person to move outside
their comfort zones, so it can be difficult to develop your type if the
environment does not challenge you to stretch and cultivate your capabilities.