cognitive reasoning


Major Arcana

0 The Fool – New beginnings, optimism, trust in life; Reversed: Delays

1 The Magician – Action, the power to manifest; Reversed: Misunderstandings.

2 The High Priestess – Inaction, going within, the subconscious; Reversed: Manipulations.

3 The Empress – Abundance, nurturing, fertility, life in bloom; Reversed: Neglect

4 The Emperor – Structure, stability, rules and power; Reversed: Chaos

5 The Hierophant – Institutions, tradition, society and its rules; Reversed: Hypocrisy

6 The Lovers – Sexuality, passion, choice, uniting; Reversed: Separation

7 The Chariot – Movement, progress, integration; Reversed: Defeat

8 Strength – Courage, subtle power, integration of animal self; Reversed: Fear

9 The Hermit – Meditation, solitude, consciousness; Reversed: Isolation

10 Wheel of Fortune – Cycles, change, ups and downs; Reversed: Stagnation

11 Justice – Fairness, equality, balance; Reversed: Lies

12 The Hanged Man – Surrender, new perspective, enlightenment; Reversed: Stubbornness.

13 Death – The end of something, change, the impermeability of all things; Reversed: Limbo

14 Temperance – Balance, moderation, being sensible; Reversed: Impatience

15 The Devil – Destructive patterns, addiction, giving away your power; Reversed: Freedom

16 The Tower – Collapse of stable structures, release, sudden insight; Reversed: Control

17 The Star – Hope, calm, a good omen; Reversed: Darkness

18 The Moon – Mystery, the subconscious, dreams; Reversed: Paranoia

19 The Sun – Success, happiness, all will be well; Reversed: Failure

20 Judgment – Rebirth, a new phase, inner calling; Reversed: Regrets

21 The World – Completion, wholeness, attainment, celebration of life; Reversed: Incomplete

Suit of Swords
• Other Names: Staves, arrows, spades
• Element: Air
Attributes: Active, male
Astrological Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
• Direction: West
Season: Pagan – Spring / Esoteric – Autumn
• Self: Mind, thoughts, intellect
Jungian Function: Thinking
Body Part: Head
Qabbalistic World: Yetzirah – the Formative World

Air is seen as the intellect, logic and reasoning. An active element, Air circulates and so cleanses; it carries your thoughts and dreams; is also expansive when hot and is said to be expressive. Your mind or thoughts can be seen as clear or clouded; speech requires breath, which requires air.

Swords represent logic, the mind and your thoughts. They deal with problems and troubles, planning, communication, ideas, your intellect and how you use it. They represent your daily and life struggles, problems in general. The very nature of a sword is aggressive and warlike. Combined with the swiftness of air, the combination can see situations arise quickly. The ability to see clearly means resolution is quick also. Swords people are great thinkers. You will find them in study, research, academia, the sciences, law courts and libraries. They love to learn and live to do it in any capacity.

Keywords: decisions, worries, problems, issues, tension, communication, intelligence, disagreements; arguments, logic, reason, cognition, ideas, inspirations, balance, equilibrium, the mind, mentalism, thinking, facts and figures, definition.
Reversed: vicious, ruthless, manipulative, cold, unemotional, spite and malice, accidents, inertia, indecision, confusion, mental blockages, biased, illogical, mental health issues, negative life changes.

• King – Serious, controlling, rational and mind/intellect-focused; Reversed: Foolish
• Queen – Intelligent, writer, communicative yet cold; Reversed: Ineffective
• Knight – Fierce, determined, aggressively pursues goals; Reversed: Boredom
• Page – mentally unstable or intellectually immature, acts without thinking; Reversed: Stupidity
• Ace of Swords – A fresh start, a sudden opportunity or idea, clarity; Reversed: Improbable
• 2 – Indecision; Reversed: Conflicts
• 3– Heartbreak, betrayal; Reversed: Torment
• 4 – Meditation, rest, retreat; Reversed: Disturbance
• 5 – Mind games, hostility; Reversed: Treachery
• 6 – Leaving, accepting help, going somewhere better; Reversed: Trouble
• 7 – Secret plans, abandoning ship; Reversed: Clumsiness
• 8 – feeling powerless and stuck; Reversed: Escaping
• 9 – Overactive mind, anxiety; Reversed: Martyrdom
• 10 – Feeling defeated, self-sabotage; Reversed: Sabotage

Suit of Cups
• Other Names: Chalices, Grails, Cauldrons, Hearts, Vessels
• Element: Water
Attributes: Passive, female; cold, wet
Astrological Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
• Direction: East
Season: Pagan – Autumn- / Esoteric – Summer
• Self: Emotions, love, receptivity
Jungian Function: Feeling
Body Part: Heart
Qabbalistic World: Briah – the Creative World

Water is seen as the emotions, your feelings, and your intuition. Considered passive, water can be deep or shallow; you like the ocean, are responsive to the moon; your tears can rise and fall; out of control, your emotions flood;

Cups represent your emotions, feelings, your subconscious, intuition and psychism. They deal with love affairs, all relationships, inner expression, your reactions or responses and the pursuit of happiness. Generally passive and not outwardly extrovert, creativity through expression are some of the traits of this suit. Careers are usually in the arts or creative pursuits, they are, poets, painters, florists and designers, nurses, social workers and care-givers. Cups people are happy in the background doing their own thing, though they are often actors distinguishing the limelight from private time like no others.

Keywords: creative, intuitive, clairsentient, psychic, passive, affectionate, receptive, imaginative, caring, relationships, love, dreams, sensitivity, romantic, artistic, spiritual, compassionate, tactile, nurturing, the unconscious mind, domesticity, culture, expression, flexibility, fluidity, calm motion, serenity, empathetic, aesthetics and beauty.
Reversed: needy, co-dependent, intense, neglectful, fantasists, uncaring, cold, unfeeling, moody, unresponsive, illogical, lost, negative, pessimistic, emotional, overly sentimental, tearful, selfish.

• King – Repression of deep feelings, possible alcoholism; Reversed: Selfishness
• Queen – Emotionally nurturing, intuitive, sensitive; Reversed: Ignorance
• Knight – Romantic, adventurous, following one’s heart; Reversed: Pessimism
• Page – Creative, inspired, learning artistic skill; Reversed: Gloomy
• Ace of Cups – emotional fulfillment, joy; Reversed: Indifferent
• 2 – Partnership, mutual attraction, compatibility; Reversed: Abandonment
• 3 – Celebration, fun with friends, laughter; Reversed: Jealousy
• 4 – Boredom, dissatisfaction with what is being offered; Reversed: Avoidance
• 5 – Dwelling on the negative, self-pity; Reversed: Alienation
• 6 – Sentimentality, kindness, help; Reversed: Discouraging
• 7 – So many choices, indecision, getting lost in fantasy, wishing and dreaming; Reversed: Lethargic
• 8 – Abandoning something in search of something better, vision; Reversed: Sacrifice
• 9 – Indulgence, self-satisfaction; Reversed: Disintegration
• 10 – Emotional bliss, happiness, attainment; Reversed: Disruption

Suit of Wands
• Other Names: Batons, Staves, Rods, Clubs, Staffs, Scepters
• Element: Fire
Attributes: Active, masculine; hot, dry
Astrological Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
• Direction: South
Season: Pagan – Summer / Esoteric – Spring
• Self: Will, actions, desire
Jungian Function: Intuition
Body Part: Genitals
Qabbalistic World: Atziluth – the Archetypal World

Fire is energy and action, passion, drive and ambition. An active element, it can cause permanent change; is expansive; can be aggressive; is pro-active and undeterred.

Wands represent creativity, energy, passion and action. They cover your spiritual pursuits, your career and creative projects. Leadership, self-growth and general optimism are some traits of this suit. Careers are usually in business, they are leaders, entrepreneurial & sales focused. Wands people like to get ahead and are generally pro-active in all their activities. With an unrivaled healthy vitality, they are often accomplished sports people.

Keywords: intuition; creativity; vitality; sexuality; spirituality; vision; energetic; outgoing; impulsive; motivational; pro-active; spirit and spirited; optimistic; enterprise; commerce; business; careers; opportunities; the thrill of the chase; competitive; growth; personal development; inspirational; enthusiastic; sexual; passionate; action; movement; initiation.
Reversed: rash; impetuous; ruthless; greedy; narrow-minded; hyperactive; brash; manipulative; conniving; mean-spirited; overly optimistic; risk takers; heartless; aggressive; selfish; misleading; sadistic; distrusting of others.

• King – Career focused, mature, passionate; Reversed: Impostor
• Queen – Confidant, focused, has zest for life; Reversed: Fatigue
• Knight – An adventurous risk taker who follows his passions; Reversed: Apathy
• Page – newly inspired, excited about life and work; Reversed: Passive
• Ace of Wands – New beginnings, creative spark, fertile ideas; Reversed: Unpromising
• 2 – Contemplation, assessing one’s life direction; Reversed: Dispute
• 3 – Reaping the rewards of your efforts; Reversed: Idleness
• 4 – Celebration, safety, the home; Reversed: Discord
• 5 – Competition, minor struggles or disagreements; Reversed: Timidness
• 6 – Success, accolades and achievement; Reversed: Disapproval
• 7 – Feeling defensive and on guard; Reversed: Yielding
• 8 – Speed, things manifesting quickly; Reversed: Stagnation
• 9 – Pessimism, gearing up for the worst; Reversed: Weakness
• 10 – Feeling oppressed, exhaustion, too many responsibilities; Reversed: Impractical

Suit of Pentacles
• Other Names: Disks, Coins, Deniers, Stones, Diamonds
• Element: Earth
Attributes: Passive, female
Astrological Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
• Direction: North
Season: Pagan – Winter / Esoteric – Winter
• Self: Body,
Jungian Function: Sensation
Body Part: Feet
Qabbalistic World: Assiah

Earth is seen as the material, the physical & the sensual. A Passive element, Earth allows growth & production; promotes prosperity; is the foundation on which anything is built.

Pentacles, represent all things material and physical, what you experience using your senses. They deal with your money, business deals, material possessions, your job, arts, crafts, your home & garden. Working hard & getting the job done are attributes of this suit. Pentacle people don’t mind getting their hands dirty whether that’s working with the land or in a factory. Strong & dependable, often found in the trades, removals, farming, landscaping & homemaking.

Keywords: sensual, sexual; strong; lithe; dependable; reliable; stoic; practical; skilled & skillful; artistic; common sense; traditional; regular; straightforward; grounded; sensible; lush; fertile; growth; luxury; wealth; prosperity; apprenticeships; scholarships; dull; dutiful; realistic; down-to-earth; materialistic; money motivated; domesticity; health & fitness; exercise.
Reversed: miserly; slave drivers; workaholics; pleasure seekers; neglectful; shoddy work; dullards; negative; pessimistic; superstitious; thoughtless; penny pinchers; lazy; unforgiving; selfish; greedy; covetous; moronic.

• King – Enjoys the good life (food, drink and leisure), financially secure; Reversed: Hoarder
• Queen – Healthy in body and finances, grounded and calm; Reversed: Unreasonable
• Knight – Cautious, sensible and slow to progress; Reversed: Inexperienced
• Page – Student, commitment to learning; Reversed: Rookie
• Ace of Pentacles – Financial reward, clarity of life purpose, goals; Reversed: Debt
• 2 – Balance, multitasking; Reversed: Impractical
• 3 – Meaningful work, enjoying one’s work, suitable career; Reversed: Mediocrity
• 4 – Hoarding, feeling poor, holding self-back out of fear; Reversed: Greed
• 5 – Minor money troubles, health problems, feeling like an outsider; Reversed: Helplessness
• 6 – Charity, accepting and giving help; Reversed: Cruelty
• 7 – Patience, waiting for your plans to bear fruit; Reversed: Unemployment
• 8 – Hard work, focused efforts, laying the groundwork; Reversed: Skill-shortage
• 9 – Luxury, rest, financial and material comforts; Reversed: Dependency
• 10 – Financial success, strong business relationships; Reversed: Restrictions

stefan: begs caroline to flip her humanity back and tells her he’s there for her and wants to be with her

stefan: tells caroline loving her changed his life and he will wait till she’s healed and is ready for a relationship

stefan: says “i love you” first

stefan: wants her back the second he’s in town after a 3 year breakup when they’re both in different relationships

stefan: literally asks her to marry him


  • memetic hazard: *completely decimates my cognitive reasoning and capacity, makes me question my own sanity, induces gaps in my memories*
  • containment team: we need to get this thing's triggers transcribed and tested immediately. every second we're not drafting containment procedures is another second someone could be falling victim to this thing without even knowing. the first thing we need to do is establish a-
  • a cool and hip suburban mom, interrupting: but have you tried yoga??

Prompt: I think you are beautiful and I would like to kiss you.  I can think up some clever lines, if you’d prefer.  But I wanted to say that, first. (None of those lines seemed to be about you or me.)
~1k, alternative meeting/meet cute, no warnings!

Blaine sees him every morning. As his bus turns the corner at 8.36, the most beautiful man in the world is picking up flowers from a small stand, bill in hand ready to hand over. He always looks sad, Blaine thinks, his expression heavy and his shoulders a little too square, but he always thinks to himself that whoever it is that gets a small bunch of yellow flowers from the most beautiful man in the world every single day is a lucky person.

Blaine spends the rest of him commute imagining what a man that beautiful’s name must be. Something elegant, he thinks. Perhaps an Alexander. He’s so pale against the grey of the city that it almost makes sense to imagine that he’s Russian. Blaine imagines learning to make pierogi for him, and then bumps his head against the window and grins to himself. His mama always told him he was a hopeless romantic, and here he is, imagining a life with this man he sees for less than a minute a day.

(He’s given him many names and many lives over the weeks and months he’s seen him. Tomas is a Czech web developer who likes expensive wines and pretty Midwestern boys. Rhys is a Welshman who lives in London and working on an international contract for a telecommunication company. He likes French movies and American boys. Patrick is from Regina and is an international student. He’s brought his liberal Canadian politics with him and is buying flowers just to brighten his student accommodation with. Dicky is in family law, grew up in the Midwest and studied in New York and has never found a reason to go back. He loves fashion, scarves, and good Midwestern boys who love football. Blaine knows it’s ridiculous, but his own real life adventures in love have been more miss than hit, and a few seconds with the angel and his flowers has to be enough. His name is Anthony and he’s from Florida…)

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wanderlust-and-rainbows  asked:

What are the reasons an isfp would mistype as an infp and an infp would mistype as an isfp? How common is it for these mistypes to happen and are the tests skewed to an infp result? I saw that people can mistype as how they see themselves rather than how they actually are, so even though i think isfp fits me more, i test more often as infp and was wondering if I was actually an infp but I just see myself as isfp. (Sorry for sending this huge ask, but all of the questions are related so yeah)

Online tests are skewed, because most of them were created by intuitives who fail to value, understand, appreciate, or comprehend sensing functions, so they make all the intuitive questions free-spirited, open-minded, and cool, while they make all the sensor questions boring, stuck in a rut, overly sensible, practical, etc., due to their anti-sensor bias.

Without fail, almost every single person in my life who has taken the online test got ‘intuitive’ as their response (there were only two exceptions – an ESFP who is very self-aware and connected to the Se-dom leading questions as the core truth; and an ISFJ who is also self-aware and connected to the Si-dom questions even through the bias; 9 out of 10 sensors mistyped as intuitives – an INFP mistyped as an INTJ, as did numerous ESFJs).

If ISFP fits you more, you are ISFP. If you are an ISFP mistyping via online tests as an INFP, it means the online test is biased against sensors.

When reasoning with cognition, mistypes happen because:

The person fails to understand the distinction between Se and Ne. This can be the fault of the person trying to self-type themselves, or it can be a problem of their source not communicating in clear terms the distinction. (Vague generalities and non-specifics which could be Se OR Ne.) A good rule of thumb is: am I changeable, inclined to obsessively over-think things / extreme analyzing, and read into things all the time, and am I indecisive and change my mind a lot, because I cannot predict how this will unfold in the future? Intuitives analyze 24/7. If they’re not analyzing things, they are probably near death. And even then they might analyze the concept of death.

I heard from an aux-Se yesterday that “I never read anything into anything, I just deal with what is in front of me. I do not ‘assume’ more is going on than what the information is giving me.’ Se-auxes live in the present. They engage with the environment. They enjoy the moment and love to do things. Yes, they can be novelists. Storytellers. Dreamers. Adventurers. None of that makes them Ne. That is not Ne. Ne is extrapolation of ideas, reading between the lines, inferring things, laying ideas over reality, being indecisive because you can see multiple sides to every argument, and analyzing things constantly.

The IXFP is looping. If you do not know cognition very well, or how to tell the difference between Se and Si or Ne and Ni, you may catch yourself or someone else in a loop and assume you are a different type. “I’m really obsessed with the future right now, so I must be an INXJ or an INXP!” Yes, well… is it a SINGULAR future? If so, you’re not an INXP. Does your intuition / analyzing dominate every waking moment of your life? If not, you are not an intuitive. Likewise, an INXP in a loop may assume they are an ISXJ, or an ISXP (nope), but the truth is – their Si is lower, and shoddy, and looks pretty weak and silly next to a real Si-dom’s Si. So you have to learn how functions act, in different places in the stack.

Regarding character mistypes:

My biggest shame-faced mistypes are Rose from Titanic and Bella from Twilight (and in retrospect, maybe Marianne from Sense & Sensibility). I typed them all INFPs (ENFP, in Marianne’s case) but the first two are ISFPs and Marianne may be one as well. So, how did the mistype happen? In my case, typing laziness and ignorance about functions. When I was just starting out, I did a lot of reading / looking at other people’s ideas (Ne) when trying to figure out character typing – and almost everyone everywhere typed Bella and Rose INFP, so I figured – hey, that must be right. So I went ahead, found evidence to support the typings (vague evidence, which Ne is good at :P) and then never really thought about it again until I was arguing INFP one day after learning a lot more about cognition and went “… wait.”

Wait just a damn minute.

Rose and Bella are both hell-bent on what they want. They see it, they know they want it, they go after it, period. Whereas I have watched Titanic AND Twilight and sat there going, “Why are you not considering other options? Did you even give Cal a chance before you wrote him off? Bella, Jacob is awesome, should you not consider what a life with him might look like?” My high Ne finds their low Ni a huge source of conflict and confusion; I could not understand them at all.

DUH. Not Ne-users. Too focused. Decisive. Fixed. They do not doubt what they want, they know. There’s no over-analyzing going on.

Rose: You are my ticket outta here! What I feel for you is real!

Bella: You are what I want! There is no future without you!

Se/Ni with Fi.

Sybil from Downton Abbey, though. There’s a girl I can understand.

Sybil: I have realized… I want to leave and you are my ticket.

This was after a lot of indecision. And she runs away with him, then goes back home to make up with her family when her sisters come for her, because she has Ne softness / Si sentiment / is not firmly “fixed.” She’s analyzing. This is what I want. But do I want to go about it this way? Do I want him more than my family? Or can I make up with my family? Should I give them all second chances? Did I misjudge them all or the situation?

Or Claire in Outlander. I love Jaime. But I also love my husband. I want to be here. But I also want to go home.

This is the state I live in, continually. I want to be a novelist. Or do I? I want to succeed writing books. Or do I? Maybe being famous is not all its cracked up to be. What it I get stuck in a contract and have to write books I have no passion for? No way, not gonna do that! Except it’s been my dream from childhood! I want this! I love running this MBTI tumblr and helping people! No, I don’t! I’m going to quit. Hand it over to my co-mods and leave. No, I’m not going to do that. This is my responsibility and I enjoy helping people. Except when I don’t.

Se types can find the indecisiveness of Ne quite frustrating, because they fail to understand how anyone can anguish so much over decisions or change their minds so often or have doubts in hindsight or be torn between lovers. And there are days I look at Se’s and think, “Man, I wish I could just be PRESENT. Here. Now. Have an idea of what I want and not second-guess it.”

But… we each have our row to hoe. If I can decide which one. ;)

- ENFP Mod

anonymous asked:

do you think that greg and BD will meet each other again?And if you do how exactly do you think is going to play out?

I’m of the belief that the resolution of our current conflict (Homeworld angrily advancing on Earth) will not be resolved through the exercise of more violence. Homeworld tried that millennia ago and no one feels better for it.

Instead, and what I feel SU has always led up to, we’re not solving violence with more violence. Corrupted gems? Actually casualties of war. Homeworld gems? Just doing their job. The Cluster? A bunch of hurting individuals just trying to be whole.

All of these huge arcs were resolved through listening, sometimes crying. We’re already beginning to see the humanised Diamonds, that Homeworld gems are just huge dorks like our own CGs. 

But I think really instrumental in the defence of Earth, will be the prominent role human beings play in its defence. Maybe 6,000 years ago, human beings were in no position to go up against all the advanced weaponry gem kind was hurling around.

Given the angle Steven is advocating though, that it’s not going to be about who has the bigger guns, the key is empathy. We don’t have to know everything about the strangers in front of us, but we have to want to understand.

As the show has progressed, human beings have played bigger and bigger roles in episodes. Their arcs and their strengths have been developed a whole lot from the “background characters” they were in the early days. 

It makes a lot of sense that in the end, those who will speak for Earth are the very individuals with the largest stake in it. Steven is the bridge. He’s making huge strides in that field, not only because he’s both human and gem, but also because of the empathy he possesses. 

Greg and BD have an affinity for one another because of their great loss. And I think it’s so interesting that they’re mourning two separate individuals who each played a part in the others’ demise, either physically or emotionally.

Greg has come a long way from being the “useless guy” the gems made him out to be in the first season. Having resolved a lot of his own issues, we can be certain that he will not only be standing by Steven when the confrontation happens, but he will also be playing a bigger role.

And it’s not just going to be one person. Because having human beings make the case for Earth lends so much more credence than someone the Diamonds still consider a gem. It shows that they’re not the primitive animals they’re currently seen as. It shows that they’re just as capable of feelings and cognitive reasoning as the Gems.

I think it’d be a huge waste for the Greg and BD interactions to be opened up in Steven’s Dream, and then have it closed just like that.

INTP, ENFP: asserting dominance
  • (ENFP and INTP are grocery shopping)
  • ENFP: INTP what are you staring at?
  • INTP: that toddler over there.
  • ENFP: ...why?
  • INTP: he looked at me and won't look away
  • INTP: i ain't tolerating this shit
  • INTP: i've gotta assert dominance. so i'm gonna stare at him until he gives in
  • ENFP:
  • ENFP: ah come on he's just a baby he doesn't understand what you're doing
  • INTP: it doesn't MATTER i'm not backing down from a challenge a /baby/ issued me
  • ENFP: jeez,, let's just go, wait till the mom notices y-
  • (The baby looks away)
  • ENFP: (trying to pull INTP into a different aisle) oh god
Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight into Cognitive Disorders

An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.

Dr. Lencz and fellow researchers studied the genes of 35,000 people and discovered new genetic variations related to cognitive ability. The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new – and potentially better – treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The findings were published online in Molecular Psychiatry.

The team of 60 international scientists is called the Cognitive Genomics Consortium (COGENT). COGENT researchers measured brain function of the participants through tests of learning, memory and other components of cognitive function. In addition to zeroing in on a few specific genes related to cognitive ability, the team also showed a significant genetic overlap between risk for several psychiatric disorders and reduction in cognitive ability. Impairments in general cognitive ability, such as reasoning, problems solving, learning, and memory, are critical components for a number of serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia.

“This research provides new clues into how the brain works at the molecular level,” said Dr. Lencz. “Our long-term goal is to identify potential new targets for treatments of cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).”

COGENT scientists also discovered for the first time a molecular genetic overlap between cognitive ability and personality. Specifically, they found that a genetic predisposition towards higher cognitive ability was associated with greater “openness to experience.” This means that some of the genes that make people more likely to be curious about new ideas and trying new experiences are the same as those that enhance cognitive function.

Dr. Lencz and the COGENT team are currently working with partners in Europe to expand the collaborative team. Their goal is to increase the size of the study to more than 100,000 DNA samples. Dr. Lencz notes, “Today, we know of hundreds of genes related to traits such as height and weight, but only a few related to cognitive ability. We have a lot of work to do if we want to understand the molecular basis of brain function.”

What makes Intelligence Agents tick? (Part one)

There are certain aspects that are considered the building blocks of intelligent agents. Unlike the average man these agents view the world in a novel lens. Their effective habit system alters their perception profoundly. They are capable of extracting information from the most devious sources. They always make the best of what they have, and they pay a lot of attention to details. Their line of trade is rather dangerous at times. That is why it is absolutely crucial to be always ready, prepared and vigilant of your surroundings.

How does one adopt an effective Situational Awareness habit?

This habit can take the toll on you, if you do not know where and how to look. Being constantly observant is very tiring, it exerts the brain’s resources immensely. Selective attention is always advised whenever attempting to observe the outer/external environment. In this article I will be discussing Observation and how to utilize it towards your best interest.

1. Observation

There are two types of observation modes:

a. Passive Observation (Being one’s default mode)

b. Active Observation (Conscious awareness)

The default state in which we observe the world around us is the passive mode. Through which you take the relevant data (enough to let you survive the time being) surrounding you, and comprehend it in the simplest of ways. The world is a very dangerous place, full of potential risks. The passive observation mode let’s you operate accordingly, while maintaining awareness for potential danger. Take for example the sound of the banging engine that takes you by surprise, you automatically direct your attention towards that source to assess the threat. If it proves to be a false alarm, you ease your tension. However, unlike the passive mode, the active mode provides you with a sense of proactive, it makes you aware of potential threats that may arises, dangers that normally would bypass your naive passive observation operator. Through the active mode you are willingly analyzing most of the influencing factors in your surrounding environment, and dismissing all that is irrelevant of course, this can take it’s toll on one’s brain power. That is why it is advised to hone the method of selective attention, as mentioned before. There are a few tips that may get you started with this habit. 


- Close your eyes and try to memorize every detail in your surrounding area (It would be advised to try this with a familiar room/area)

- Open your eyes again and see how many have you missed. You should find a good some of important information that slipped your attention.


Whenever you enter a premise, try to keep track of the following: 

1. Where are the exist

2.How many windows

3. How many people are in the room

4. What is the layout of the room

5. Observe people’s micro expression

6. Observe the people’s behavior and body language as they interact with one another

7. Observe the clothes of the people (There is a world of information in how someone dresses themselves)

I will be discussing further points in the upcoming article.


anonymous asked:

so you are saying bellarke shippers aren't welcome in the lgbt community

Lgbt people in general have more insight and cognitive reasoning capabilities than average cis hets when it comes to recognizing and determining healthy vs unhealthy relationships so a lesbian gay bisexual trans or queer person who would ship something as conspicuously thin, unfounded and unreasonable as bellarke, could be considered what we in the black community call a “coon”: a person who, intentionally or not, acts in the disinterest of oneself and their community, i.e. one who would not be considered a viable representation of ones supposed community and affiliations.

ShAmy : The “Best OTP ever” Progression

Sheldon: Greetings.

Leonard: Hey.

Sheldon: I brought Amy here to show her some of the work I’m doing.

Amy: It’s very impressive, for theoretical work.

Sheldon: Do I detect a hint of condescension?

Amy: I’m sorry, was I being too subtle? I meant compared to the real-world applications of neurobiology, theoretical physics is, what’s the word I’m looking for? Hmm, cute.

Leonard and Howard together: Oooh!

Sheldon: Are you suggesting the work of a neurobiologist like Babinski could ever rise to the significance of a physicist like Clarke-Maxwell or Dirac?

Amy: I’m stating it outright. Babinski eats Dirac for breakfast and defecates Clarke-Maxwell.

Sheldon: You take that back.

Amy: Absolutely not. My colleagues and I are mapping the neurological substrates that subserve global information processing, which is required for all cognitive reasoning, including scientific inquiry, making my research ipso facto prior in the ordo cognoscendi. That means it’s better than his research, and by extension, of course, yours.

Leonard: I’m sorry, I’m-I’m still trying to work on the defecating Clark Maxwell, so…

Sheldon: Excuse me, but a grand unified theory, insofar as it explains everything, will ipso facto explain neurobiology.

Amy: Yes, but if I’m successful, I will be able to map and reproduce your thought processes in deriving a grand unified theory, and therefore, subsume your conclusions under my paradigm.

Sheldon: That’s the rankest psychologism, and was conclusively revealed as hogwash by Gottlob Frege in the 1890s!

Amy: We appear to have reached an impasse.

Sheldon: I agree. I move our relationship terminate immediately.

Amy: Seconded.

Sheldon: There being no objections…

All: No, uh-uh.

Sheldon: The motion carries. Good day, Amy Farrah Fowler.

Amy: Good day, Sheldon Cooper.

Howard: Women, huh? Can’t live without them, can’t successfully refute their hypotheses.

Sheldon: Amen to that.

4 x 03 - The Zazzy Substitution

oyveyzmir  asked:

I'm thoroughly enjoying Provenance!!!! For sensory/cognitive processing reasons I find it far easier to experience books in audio format but I still lose a few things in media-translation, such as how universe-specific words are spelled. Is there any way for me to keep track of how place/people/title names are spelled without hitting spoilers? Was a glossary published with the book?

There isn’t a glossary published with the book–spelling things is one of several bumps in the transition to audio, for which I apologize. If I get some time I’ll make a list, I’m brutally busy just now, with a deadline coming up, but I can start off with Ingray Aughskold and her mother Netano and her brother Danach, all from Hwae, as well as Pahlad Budrakim (whose father is Ethiat Budrakim) and Garal Ket. Captain Tic Uisine is (as he informs us) a citizen of Tyr Siilas. Everybody drinks serbat, which is more or less a real world thing. In Hwaean space (and in Tyr space and probably a few other nearby-ish places) there are men, women, and nemen. One has a mother, a father, or a nother, depending if one’s parent is a man, a woman, or a neman. One also has aunts, uncles, and nuncles. Don’t ask me about siblings because I never did come up with a good neman-specific word for siblings or the child of one’s sibling. Netano’s guests that Ingray meets, the Excellency Zat and her relative Hevom, are Omkem, from several gates away. Ingray’s friend Ocris Ithesta has taken Taucris as her adult name.

I think that’s most of them, and no real spoilers.

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What’s CBT?

CBT stands for cognitive behavioral therapy and it’s pretty much the most common therapy method used today. it’s decent for treating things like phobias, and helping somewhat to work through the symptoms of some mental illnesses. the therapist is supposed to take on a teacher-like role, and give homework and worksheets. it’s the kind of therapy that has the therapist tell you to think of a good thing about yourself every time you have a negative thought, and will roleplay through scenarios with you in an attempt to combat the anxiety you might feel 

i hate this kind of therapy style, as it addresses the symptoms of the mental illness, but never the root causes. if you’re only focusing on the symptoms, yeah you can more easily measure ‘progress’ but you’re always going to come back to the same problems because you’re not getting to the why. it doesn’t help longterm for a lot of people, and can turn them off from therapy entirely because ‘i went and they just gave me this stupid worksheet i could’ve found online myself.’ Plus, with the therapist supposed to take on a teacher role, a lot of it gets the feeling of the therapist acting like they know more about you than you do, which is never the case. 

of course, CBT is easier to test scientifically than person centered or some other branch, so that’s what everyone uses. It’s alright when the techniques are employed in supplement to PCT or psychodynamic therapy, but on it’s own i feel like it can be super detrimental 

Have your way with reality

Once you understand this - there’s no reason at all for a reasoning, cognitive, intuitive, focused being like the likes of you, there is no reason for you to choose Vibrational set-points that don’t serve you or that don’t resonate with who You are and what you’ve come to.

You just don’t need to choose things that make you angry, you just don’t need to choose things that make you feel vulnerable, you just don’t need to focus upon things that make you feel angry, you just don’t need to focus upon things that make you feel unworthy, you just don’t NEED to, you don’t NEED to let what you think is reality have its way with you.

You are the CREATOR of reality, YOU are having YOUR way with REALITY! It’s not having its way with you. You just haven’t known it and We want you to know it.

April 15th 2013
Cancun, Mexico

anonymous asked:

what is the difference between Si and Ti in this case? I read that one of Ti dominants weaknesses is ''tend to stick to certain comfort zones or one way of doing something instead of understanding things from a variety of different perspectives'' but I thought that this was typical of high Si people since they compare present with past experiences

Distinguish between cognition and behavior. Introverts in general have a tendency to stick to their comfort zones, especially when loop prone, so all such introverts may look mostly the same to a casual outside observer even when there are different functions at play. In other words, different functions can produce similar behaviors on the surface but the underlying cognitive reason for the behavior is what matters. Si is a perceiving function that gathers data. It wants to see familiar details because of establishing existential security through past experiences. If cut off from Ne, Si becomes unable to process new/unfamiliar details in a positive light, thus getting stuck in the known in order to avoid the unknown, even if it leads to stagnation or unhappiness. Ti is a judging function that evaluates data. It wants to feel confident in personal analysis because of establishing self-esteem through precise technical understanding. If cut off from Fe, Ti becomes unable to process the objective data that is required to refine knowledge towards greater accuracy and coherence, thus easily getting mired in contradictions and feeling incompetent, inadequate, or overdependent on outside sources for self-confidence. A quick-fix method to re-establish confidence in subjective analysis is to limit oneself to the areas where one feels most competent and ignore/dismiss everything falling outside of those strictly defined areas as being “irrelevant” or “unworthy of consideration”, even if it means living with a faulty or incomplete mental model of the world.

someofyrproblemsareyrfault  asked: can the womens march leaders and feminist Tamika Mallory both express support for Farrakhan who belongs to an antisemtic Muslim hate group per the SPLC, and who just 5 years ago criticized Obama for his stance on gay marriage for example. i believe if you search enough youll find hypocrisy in everyone, but on issues that they champion so passionately?? how can that not be interpreted as divisive by Jewish feminist and march goers? how are these motives not questioned by supporters?

Because their beliefs are dogmatic. “Listen and believe”. I’m sure you’ve heard people say there’s a religious element to the progressive movement. There is no sound philosophical principle underpinning their motivations. This allows for hypocrisy, absurd ideas held as truths, and contradictions rational people might call doublethink.

I mention it pretty regularly but I always go back to the idea that all of critical theory is founded on sand but the sand, which can shift and reform easily, sits atop old Marxist foundations and motivations.

The Marxists failed to spark revolution in the West with their traditional 19th-20th century class warfare rhetoric. Over the last 35 years they changed tactics which critical theory allows because it makes reality malleable.

All they had to do is infest and corrupt education to shape the minds of the youth.

The dogmatic sand is currently the idea that all evils of the world emerge from the straight white male.

This scapegoat also happens to encompass the most economically successful demographic in the West. We’ve obliterated all “white” ethnicities and their histories to get here. That should be lost on no one.

Like the kulak or bourgeoisie before them, they are being targeted by the marxist who is veiling their motivation of economic control with the agitating race and gender rhetoric we’re all familiar with.

The rank and file useful idiot may not realize this.  We see them overwhelmed with white hot rage and infused with religious zeal.  This is a sign of indoctrination and a lack of education.  They’re not educated too much and they’re kept on an ideological rail. They’re manipulated and then programmed not to think at all.  Anyone can witness this when you examine their dialectic parameters which include the following; Ideas are dangerous and words are dangerous, echo chambers are desirable and safe, pangs caused by cognitive dissonance are reason for spastic emotional outbursts.

These group norms act as bulwarks for insensible notions like POC being incapable of racism.  Kept safe from rational challenges they become widely dispersed beliefs integrated into their dogma and conversation with any opposition is cut off. Thus everyone who is not on board becomes a Nazi.

They will change the meaning of words on a whim to suit their arguments as they’ve done recently with mass shootings.  They’ll project attributes onto individuals based on superficial physical characteristics like race and gender while claiming that they’re ardently fighting racism and sexism.

The open bigotry of Islamic fundamentalists is allowed for in the dogma because they aren’t the economic target. The exception made for them is a revealing light. The progressive movement has nothing to do with relieving racial or sexual oppression and everything to do with tearing down and controlling economy. Consider what happened with Obamacare. The resistance was economically motivated but it was painted by the left as a racial and sexual issue.

The Islamists aren’t straight white males. The Islamists do not comprise the bulk of the middle class. The islamists are forces of destabilization and destruction with overlapping interests so there is certainly room made for them in the camp.

If the hard left and the critical theorists were to apply their gender and racial standards to the Islamic world (and people like Farrakhan and Sarsour) it might make the West look pretty damn good and it might wash out the sand underpinning those dogmatic beliefs. That can’t be permitted.

Disability does not end where values begin

One of the most painful aspects of disability is that it can interfere with treating people the way we’d like to treat them, and doing what we’d like to do for them.

Disability makes some things hard, and other things impossible. Often, we have values that say it’s important to do the thing anyway. This does not actually make it possible to do the thing. Caring about others doesn’t make disability go away. Accepting and accommodating our limitations works a lot better. We can only do things that are possible, with the brains and bodies we actually have.

For instance, body language:

  • People communicate a lot of important things through body language
  • Some people can’t see well enough to understand body language
  • Others have insurmountable cognitive barriers to understanding body language
  • It’s important to listen to what people are saying. That doesn’t make it possible for everyone to understand body language.

Understanding speech:

  • Most people communicate a lot of important things through speech
  • Some people can’t understand speech
  • (Either because they can’t hear well enough, or for cognitive reasons)
  • It’s important to listen to people. That doesn’t make it possible for everyone to understand speech

Text communication:

  • There are often competing access needs in text communication
  • Some people can’t read walls of text, and need whitepsace
  • Some people aren’t capable of putting in line breaks (or aren’t reliably capable of doing so)
  • Some people need simple language to understand things
  • Others are incapable of changing their language use, and have to use big words in order to communicate
  • The importance of listening doesn’t make it possible for people to understand every kind of writing.
  • The importance of communicating in a way people can understand doesn’t make it possible for everyone to communicate in every way people need
  • Sometimes there needs to be an interpreter

Inaccessible buildings:

  • Some important meetings take place in inaccessible buildings
  • Some people can’t climb stairs (or can’t do so reliably)
  • The importance of the meeting doesn’t make it possible to climb the stairs
  • Even if someone you care about really, really needs your help with what’s going on at that meeting

Outdoor events:

  • Some people can’t be outside for extended periods safely
  • (For any number of reasons)
  • This is just as true when there’s an important protest. Caring about the issue doesn’t make being outside any safer.
  • Or when there’s a wedding or something. Caring about friends and family doesn’t make it any safer to be outside

Recognizing people:

  • Most people want people they know to recognize their face and remember their name
  • When people aren’t recognized, they often feel like no one cares about them
  • Some people can’t recognize faces
  • Some people can’t remember names
  • Understanding the importance of recognizing names/faces does not make it possible for everyone

Intermittent abilities:

  • Some people can do certain things only some of the time
  • They may be able to push really hard and do it in an emergency
  • Or it might fluctuate in ways they have no control over
  • That doesn’t mean they could do it reliably.
  • Caring about something doesn’t make it possible to do it all of the time.
  • Disability is real even when it’s intermittent.

There are any number of other examples. When something is physically or cognitively impossible, it’s still impossible when it’s important. When it’s dangerous, it’s still dangerous when it’s important. Caring about other people doesn’t make disability go away.

Whatever we do, we have to do as who we are.

tl;dr Disability makes some things hard, and other things impossible. Often, we have values that say it’s important to do the thing anyway. This does not actually make it possible to do the thing. Caring about others doesn’t make disability go away. Accepting and accommodating our limitations works a lot better. We can only do things that are possible, with the brains and bodies we actually have.

anonymous asked:

Hello, pretty much my whole friend group consists of FJs but me. I have found that my SFJ friends are incredibly more self-sacrificing and concerned with others (especially ISFJ) than my NFJ friends. My NFJ friends do care about others but will more often than not put themselves first. Is there a cognitive function reason for this? Like the way Fe interacts with Ni-Se vs Si-Ne ? Or do you think it's more specific to the individual ?

It can be both. It is specific to the individual and their state of Fe development. However, on average, NJs are indeed more self-centered than SJs. Ni-Se means that a person wants badly to believe that their idealized worldview is the capital T truth, otherwise life loses meaning and NJs cannot cope well with that, so they are often more self-deceptive and commonly develop a superiority complex, prone to being antagonistic/distrustful towards the outside world in order to protect themselves. Si-Ne means that a person wants to preserve past precedent, otherwise the foreseeable future becomes unpredictable and SJs cannot cope well with that, so they often take on “keeper” or “guardian” roles, prone to developing a dutiful and responsible mindset because it gives them the sense of security that they crave.

Procrastination is my default setting.

This is a sad but true fact.  If there’s something that has to be done, then I will do it …

… at the last possible minute.

Shall I expound upon this subject, especially as it relates to INTPs?  Why, thank you for asking!

Actually, I wonder why procrastination is such an INTP stereotype.  People get mad at stereotypes, but the truth is that they are rooted in truth.  In other words, there’s no smoke without some fire.  And, as an INTP, I do procrastinate.  There’s inarguable evidence!

As an INTP, my dominant cognitive function is Ti, obviously.  My introverted thinking function, if it’s working properly, is going to be telling me what is the most reasonable thing to do at any given time.  Thus, it should be telling me to perform my duties before my recreational activities (or whatever else I want to do).  That’s not quite how my reason works, though.

Instead, because I use my reason so much, it reasons its way around stuff that I really don’t want to do.  Remember my least-developed function, Fe?  Well, Fe exists even though it’s not dominant.  I still have feelings, and sometimes my feelings influence my reasoning more than I would like to admit.  Thus, I can reason that I have plenty of time to perform a task solely because I don’t feel like doing it right now.

Yikes!  Unthinkable!  What a thoroughly revolting possibility!

How can my feelings that that much weight on my personal decisions?  I’m supposed to be one of the rationals.  Feelings are supposed to be virtually irrelevant.

Surprise, they’re not.

The great thing about Ti, though, is that it does have a survival mode, at least for me.  I procrastinate, yes, but there’s some instinct that always tells me just how far I can procrastinate.  I may scramble at the last minute, but any project I may have does get completed.

So, yes, that’s quite a longish, hopefully not vacuous, description of procrastination as it takes place in my mind.  I don’t know if it works that way for every INTP, but there you have it!