Which Generation Are You From?

Many people like to think that their preferences and choices are their own. But to what extent is that really true? How much autonomy do we really have to make our own decisions?

If you know about MBTI and Enneagram, you already know that these two orientations of personality can make a huge impact on the style with which you approach life and the direction you choose. However, one theory, the Strauss-Howe generational theory proposes that even the timing of our birth can cause us to take on the attributes of the our generation’s zeitgeist in cycles of 4.

There are 4 different generation archetypes: the prophets, nomads, heroes and artists. The emergence of these archetypes are centered around two distinct periods of heavy activity.

The first distinct period of heavy activity is described as the crisis, where “institutional life is destroyed and rebuilt in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s survival. Civic authority revives, cultural expression redirects towards community purpose, and people begin to locate themselves as members of a larger group”.

The second distinct period of heavy activity is described as the awakening, when “institutions are attacked in the name of personal and spiritual autonomy. Just when society is reaching its high tide of public progress, people suddenly tire of social discipline and want to recapture a sense of self-awareness, spirituality and personal authenticity.”

Prophet generations are born near the end of a Crisis, during a time of rejuvenated community life and consensus around a new societal order. Prophets grow up as the increasingly indulged children of this post-Crisis era, come of age as self-absorbed young crusaders of an Awakening, focus on morals and principles in midlife, and emerge as elders guiding another Crisis.

Nomad generations are born during an Awakening, a time of social ideals and spiritual agendas, when young adults are passionately attacking the established institutional order. Nomads grow up as under-protected children during this Awakening, come of age as alienated, post-Awakening adults, become pragmatic midlife leaders during a Crisis, and age into resilient post-Crisis elders.

Hero generations are born after an Awakening, a time of individual pragmatism, self-reliance, and let-things-be attitude. Heroes grow up as increasingly protected post-Awakening children, come of age as team-oriented young optimists during a Crisis, emerge as energetic, overly-confident midlifers, and age into politically powerful elders attacked by another Awakening.

Artist generations are born during a Crisis, a time when great dangers cut down social and political complexity in favor of public consensus, aggressive institutions, and an ethic of personal sacrifice. Artists grow up overprotected by adults preoccupied with the Crisis, come of age as the socialized and conformist young adults of a post-Crisis world, break out as process-oriented midlife leaders during an Awakening, and age into thoughtful post-Awakening elders.

So how does this correspond with our present day? Keeping note that the age ranges of these generations are not set by any one authority, we are still able to see the formation of a plausible model that fits within the generational trends we see today.

Baby Boomers, who would be between 52 and 70 in 2016, would be the Prophets. They experienced unprecedented good fortune within their youth having been born in an economy post-world war 2.

Generation X, would be between 35 and 51 in 2016, would be the Nomads. Think The Breakfast Club.

Generation Y, or millennial, 18 and 34 in 2016, would be the Heroes. The millennials were the last generation to see life without the internet yet on the cusp of new changes with technology. The Hero Generation comes of age during a crisis period, and with the emergence of The Great Recession and issues like ISIS, it makes sense that we are currently in a crisis period.

Generation Z, will include those below 18 and those who have yet to be born, featuring as the Artist generation.

What we can learn from observing these theories, is that each archetype is formed in response to the previous generations. Generation X incited a spiritual movement from the lack of soul within the strong and cold institutions they saw. The Baby Boomers sought to create unity as embodiments of society’s idealistic visions for the future. These different generations of people were all influenced by their predecessors and their births at specific periods of time. The personalities of these people, despite likely seeing themselves as autonomous individuals with their own goals, created a unique faction that represented an overlying message. It makes you wonder what our personalities could have been like, given the same experiences as our predecessors, what our dreams and goals would be like and whether we would understand people from different generations more.

Given these theories of MBTI, Enneagram and Strauss-Howe generational theory, we can almost get a sense that we don’t choose our own destinies, but our destinies choose us. The real battle may be a matter of whether we choose to embrace our roles or fight against the tides.

It’s so fascinating to put “Paciencia Y Fe” and “Hundreds of Stories” together, not just the music being similar. You really see how both characters are so strongly past-oriented and process everything internally in comparison to their ideals of the past and of their parents. Usnavi is the perfect worthy keeper of Abuela Claudia’s legacy.

This is the birth chart of Russell Brand (June 4, 1975 00:00AM Essex, United Kingdom)

The main thing I wanted to write about in regards to this chart was something very poignant that he said at one of his shows. It was in relation to fame and ties very closely with his natal Neptune in Sagittarius in the tenth house. He spoke about fame and altruism, all he wanted was fame, and that, he “chased after it (fame). I hauled myself up the mountaintop got to the apple and I tasted it and it turned to ash in my mouth”. This is very typical of the deceptive, illusionary Neptune, accelerated by visionary Sagittarius holding up the mirage of fame and notoriety

The ‘mountaintop’ reference is quite remarkable, considering Capricorn rules the tenth house, and the tenth house associates with the profession, public image, and fame. Neptune would have the individual believe that attaining fame will be his redemption. Nothing else will matter. This is the malefic expression of Neptune.

Neptune occupies a high position in the chart. It’s position in the tenth house could also relate to the emphasis he keeps making in his shows regarding finding  individual consciousness amongst a collective and attaining an ‘inner unity’ (the union of Neptune). Such conscious knowledge would 'SAVE HUMANITY’. Again the redeemer is talking. Such politically and socially driven enthusiasm can be indicated by the ascended point of revolutionary Uranus in the natal chart. Such a position suggests a trailblazer in some form or another. TREWS is an example of this.

I believe Russell Brand is somewhat hypnotized by Neptune up there, cradling the midheaven, it’s ‘where I want to be’, and it’s one with God. But God calls through primitive means when Saturn is not anchored. Sex, drugs, poisons, hallucinogens, sleep, and delusion. I want to emphasise the profound Neptunian sway over Russell Brand’s life, reflective of his spiritual longings, substance abuse problems, and talent for acting and show. Neptune makes a tight opposition to his fourth house Gemini Sun conjunct to Mercury. His indwelling processes are highly mentally oriented and it’s this intellectual facet that defines his core projected to the world (tenth house Neptune). Brand has suggested on multiple occasions that he has a ‘problem with thinking’. Mercury is sextile Jupiter in Aries, indicating a restless mind that has trouble settling. It also demonstrates his grandiose expression, the extravagant vocal expression. Such ‘thinking problems’ have been remedied through Neptune outlets - drugs. Neptune trines Moon and Mars conjunct Aries and makes an opposition to Pluto. Emotional needs are very aggressive and habits can be overpowering, pedantic, reckless with life. With Jupiter there, knowing when to stop can be next to impossible. Saturn in the sixth is his chart ruler, and the urges to be of service in some way, and develop ritual is important. This could have also contributed to a fanatic, compulsive, and addictive behavior. The indwelling needs can be too violent to fill. The inner world is in great search of enlightenment with the Sun in the fourth. He has an expressive interest in faith and philosophy. The inner planets occupy the lower hemisphere of the chart, while the outer planets are placed in the ascended position. This could indicate his discomfort with being in the public eye, as if it felt somewhat disconnected from his true nature.

The fifth house Mercury in Gemini is on great display considering its tenth house aspect. He is fascinatingly mercurial the way he talks about 'trying on personalities’. He makes people laugh by saying something really witty or even outrageous and then can be quite prophetic and talk about the divine feminine. His dynamic Mercury expression is really cool to watch, maybe because its in the fifth house with Mercury its like watching a showcase of Gemini character in cinematic display.

The main point I wanted to emphasise was the comment he made about
‘tasting the apple and it turning to ash in his mouth’. I think it really sums up the essence of Neptune. That it can hold up such a holograph of beauty, ideals so seductive and close you could almost taste it, but she fools people easily, and the likes of that sixth house Saturn and eighth house Pluto could not be satisfied with mere fame.


anonymous asked:

"they were going to have Kαtααng, which they insist is in the “DNA” of the show, happen with a ten and twelve year old?" That's because Kataang was supposed to remain one-sided with Aang crushing on Katara but her not reciprocating. Them actually getting together was not planned out until later on. Even during Book 3, some of the writers wanted Katara to end up with Zuko. Zutara happening was not something that Bryke wanted but the other staff members and Aaron Ehasz wanted it to.

“I think you’re absolutely right about Mai being retconned to be paired off with Zuko. I have heard that Aaron Ehasz created Mai (and Ty Lee and Azula), and he doesnt like Maiko. If you look only at the eps that he or his wife wrote, Return to Omashu, Zuko Alone, The Awakening (life story comment) none of them suggest that they were “childhood sweethearts”. They only show Mai liking Zuko quite superficially and nothing from him. Bryke like Maiko, thats why its badly written like the LoK romance.” 

“about your ask for the airbender thing and ty lee, aaron ehasz originally was going to make ty lee a descendant of an airbender who escaped. zephyrita mentioned it once on their blog before they left. again, bryke fucked up and the ehasz duo needs to come back like aang and save us from bryke’s bullshit.” 

[Disclaimer: Araeph does not vouch for the validity of these asks, but merely wishes to demonstrate the context and frequency of these two names being mentioned.]

Who Are the Ehaszs, and Why Does Everyone Bring Them Up?

Aaron and Elizabeth Ehasz. You will hear these names often as guides for what disenchanted fans, particularly Zutara shippers and “Legend of Korra” antis, would have liked to have seen in the Avatar world, versus what we actually got once Bryke assumed more control. While A:TLA was such a collaborative effort that no one person or team could be the end-all-be-all of the series, often the balance shifts too far the other way, with people ascribing all of the series’ creative genius to Bryke. (The disappointing “Legend of Korra” and character-mangling comics helped fans take a second look at the process behind A:TLA’s creation.) There has been a subsequent pushback in recent years to give the other talents around A:TLA more credit for the story. So why were these two staff writers so important?

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anonymous asked:

So I've been feeling really crappy and down on myself lately. Going through the process of questioning my orientation has been making me feel very distant and incapable of talking with God. But today He showed me that He's listening and knows my heart even when I'm not talking with Him and it was so encouraging! I was reading Psalm 34 and verse 22 really stuck out to me and made me feel so much hope and I just wanted to share this bit encouragement I felt in an otherwise bad week. :D God Is <3

“The Holy One redeems the life of Their servants;
   none of those who take refuge in Them will be condemned.”

A beautiful verse indeed! 

Ransom & Holster go to Ikea

So Justin Oluransi & Adam Birkholtz are moving into their first place after college. Which means their first Ikea trip; the first gauntlet of Moving In Together.

  • Ransom has done all the research. He sits down with Holster the night before to go over everything. “Ok, so this is spreadsheet one, if we want to prioritize the bedroom. We spend a lot of time in bed with Netflix, and our new place is tight, so it might be a good idea to splurge on the BRIMNES here since it has storage and get the TÄRENDÖ dining set since we mostly eat sitting on the couch anyway.” 
    • Holster: “I don’t know, I feel like I’ll know what will fit when I can see it. I can’t tell what things will feel like when they’re just pictures online.”
  • Holster is very into ikea hacks. He’s probably spent upwards of 6 hours watching youtube videos of ikea hacks. He has never operated a power tool more complex than an impact driver (drill), but he’s pretty sure he could do it. Power tools aren’t that complicated! 
    • Ransom: “ok, I admit that the secret room underneath a bunk bed is super cool. But there is no way we are both fitting in a twin bed.” 

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Solange Pessoa’s mastery of form and material bowls me over. Her work is so much of what I love that I can’t believe I only just encountered it. Pessoa’s visceral, biomorphic sculptures and installations suggest distended human forms, sacs of viscous liquid, stretched hides and primordial organisms. They are pregnant with pathos and uncanniness. In a way, Pessoa seems to combine two of the greatest artists of all time (in my book): the fleeting, process-oriented experimentations of Eva Hesse mixed with Louise Bourgeois’s exquisite use of craft and eye for the semi-abstract, semi-abject body. In this work here, the bulbous forms hang together, jostling and squishing each other as their contents seem ready to burst outward, the line they are draped from stretching precariously under the force of gravity. The objects look like scrotums, breasts, placentas, intestines, and other viscera, and yet there’s also a compelling ordinariness to them, almost comically bland in their beige monochrome and cheap fabric stuffed with god knows what (*update: dirt and sponges*). It is precisely this ability to find the strangeness in the everyday—one of the most important legacies of surrealism—that makes Pessoa so brilliant.

Solange Pessoa, Hammock, 1999-2003

kuroart3s  asked:

Do you have eney tips or advice for working on comics?


Seriously. Just. Do it! You will learn more from the experience of making one yourself than any advice I can you.

Other than that, the best tip i can give someone is to take inspiration from the people who you admire that create comics! My process typically for story oriented comics is: Outline, scripting,story boarding the sequence of events, and then go into inking/coloring the pages.

East is a relational category, depending on the point of observation: East Germans are “eastern” for the West Germans, Polew are “eastern” to the East Germans, Russians are “eastern” to the Poles. The same applies to the Balkans with their propensity to construct their internal orientalisms, aptly called by Milica Bakic-Hayden the process of “nesting orientalisms.” A Serb is an “easterner” to a Slovene, but a Bosnian would be an “easterner” to the Serb although geographically situated to the west; the same applies to the Albanians who, situated in the western Balkans, are perceived as easternmost by the rest of the Balkan nations. Greece, because of its unique status within the European Union, is not considered “eastern” by its neighbors in the Balkans although it occupies the role of the “easterner” within the European institutional framework. For all the Balkan peoples, the common “easterner” is the Turk, although the Turk perceives himself as Western compared to real “easterners,” such as Arabs. This practice of internal orientalisms within the Balkans corresponds to what Erving Goffman has defined as the tendency of the stigmatized individual “to stratify his ‘own’ according to the degree to which their stigma is apparent and obtrusive. He then can take up in regard to those who are more evidently stigmatized than himself the attitudes the normals take to him… It is in his affiliation with, or separation from, his more evidently stigmatized fellows, that the individual’s oscillation of identification is mostly sharply marked.” With the exception of the Turks, in whose self-identity the East occupies a definite, although intensely discussed, place, all other Balkan nations have renounced what they perceive as East and think of themselves as, if incompletely Western, certainly not Eastern. They would allow to have been marked by the East, but this is a stain, not a sign in any fruitful way. Although competing in their pretense to be more “European” than the rest, and creating their internal hierarchies of less and more “orientalized” members, the only constituents who are brandished by an ultimate and absolute “orientalness” are the Turks.

What is symptomatic and, admittedly, disquieting is the perception that the state of transition, complexity, mixture, ambiguity is an abnormal condition. In-betweenness is rejected not only by Western observers and hurled on the Balkans as stigma, but is considered an intolerable state of existence by a majority among the observed.

—  Imagining the Balkans, Maria Todorova
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anonymous asked:

I've been trying to figure out if I'm an INTP or an ENTP for quite a long time. Could you compare them? Thanks! :)

ENTP vs. INTP: How to Tell Them Apart

ENTP: Ne-Ti-Fe-Si

INTP: Ti-Ne-Si-Fe 

Ne-Ti (ENTP) vs. Ti-Ne (INTP)

ENTPs are ruled by their desire to explore possibilities (Ne), and also like to make sense of things (Ti).

INTPs are ruled by their desire to make sense of things (Ti), and also like to explore possibilities (Ne).

ENTPs have no qualms about throwing any and all ideas out there. They pose a question and then enjoy seeing how it bounces, morphs, and mutates. They don’t need a fully formed point of view to enter a discussion, because the ENTP is fully open to possibilities and enjoys looking at ideas from new angles. They may even flip-flop their position in the argument, because one, they might not have had a clear point of view in the first place, and two, playing devils advocate is fun. The process of debating is more entertaining and interesting to them than actually uncovering some deeper understanding or truth. 

INTPs on the other hand are not driven by a desire for exploration, but by a desire to understand. They’re less quick to throw ideas out there, because they like to make sense of things themselves before communicating their findings to the external world. In an argument, they’ll usually take a stance, and will stubbornly hold onto that stance until someone is able to prove them wrong (which is usually difficult, since their logical process is so personalized). This means they probably wont want to or be able to flip-flop their position like an ENTP would. Debating is stimulating for them because it provides an opportunity for analysis. Unlike ENTPs, merely identifying and exploring other points of view without piecing together all the information is likely to leave INTPs unsatisfied.

Fe-Si (ENTP) vs. Si-Fe (INTP)

ENTPs are ok at understanding the wants and needs of other people (Fe) but often fail to pay attention to what’s known, tried and true (Si).

INTPs are ok at grounding themselves in what’s known, tried and true (Si) but often fail to pay attention to the wants and needs of other people (Fe).

ENTPs are generally more interested in and comfortable with other people than INTPs are. This is because dominant Ne is stimulated by social interaction (Ne doesn’t NEED other people, but more people means more possibilities), and tertiary Fe is pretty good at reading people. INTPs on the other hand are very much so introverts. Dominant Ti makes their default state an inwardly oriented logical process, aux Ne doesn’t inherently require other people to explore possibilities, tert Si means they are less likely to move out of their comfort zone, and inferior Fe means they are relatively out of touch with the wants and needs of the people around them. INTPs therefore have a harder time engaging with the humanistic aspects of reality than ENTPs, which can make them seem aloof in comparison.

However, INTPs are much more likely to look before they leap than ENTPs. ENTPs have inferior Si, which means that Ne’s exploration of possibilities and desire for novelty distracts the ENTP from accessing their personal historical database. This can cause ENTPs to be reckless and quick to abandon stability in favor of the unknown. INTPs on the other hand desire to understand everything and are more grounded in what’s known. This means INTPs are more likely than ENTPs to consider the logical consequences of impulsive activity.

Loops: Ne-Fe (ENTP) vs. Ti-Si (INTP)

Also, it becomes even easier to tell ENTPs and INTPs apart if they disintegrate into lower levels of health. Looping ENTPs tend to be reckless, impulsive, and manipulative, while looping INTPs tend to be withdrawn, stagnant, and overly self critical. 


Though they share a lot of similar cognitive processes, ENTPs are more exploratory and generally better with people than INTPs, while INTPs are more analytical, reserved, and generally less impulsive than ENTPs. 


Christoph Bader (Germany) - wired uk 0513 0711

Processes that produce shapes are a central theme of Christoph Bader’s work: “To me this is a switch from a product oriented thinking to a process oriented way of working. This if often called generative or procedural design. In generative design you as a designer are no longer manly concerned about the outcome or the final product rather you are focused on the process which generates the final result. Designing processes is the business of a generative designer. These processes generate theoretically infinitely many outcomes and as such can be a valuable tool.”

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virgogone  asked:

Any advice for providing a strong confident interview

I have sat in on interviews with my manager (which was interesting).  Let me just say sitting on the other side of the table was a good learning experience for for me in future interviews.

  • Bring your resume
  • Showcase your strengths
  • Look Interested (this sounds silly- but you would be surprised)
  • Dress nice (professional)
  • Bring scrubs (to shadow on the unit)
  • Ask questions about the unit, the orientation process etc.

I am fairly new to Tumblr, only have few followers and do not know who or if anyone will read this. I came to Tumblr after seeing  my Facebook Outlander fan’s add posts from Tumblr. One day I thought I would explore and see exactly what was going on and if there was anything to be learned.  I happened upon posts of other shippers (although I did not know that was who they were) and knew I had to be there. Thank my heavenly Father, I did!

Now would I call my Facebook fans shippers?  Probably not, but they are in love with all things Outlander, especially Sam and Cait.  Shipping is a new term to me and I am certain I would be classified as an official shipper. Unless there is some type of application process, background examination, or orientation I must undergo. Whatever, shipping isn’t something new. 

When I was the age of 12 or 13 (a looong time ago) in the early sixties, my mother would watch the Password game show every day.  The show’s host was Allen Ludden and there were a variety of guest stars who were participants on the show.  One of the frequent guests was Betty White.  I can remember my mother getting so excited about the body language and verbal interaction between Allen Ludden and Betty White.  Each day my mother and her best friend would get on the telephone to discuss what had happened that day between Ludden and White.  On one occasion, I remember my mother excitedly talking to her friend and telling her that she (my mother) was  hoping the couple would get married.  Well, as fate would have it, Ludden and White did marry and stayed married until his death.   

This was in a day of no social media, unless you call a telephone party line social media.  Mother did not purchase magazines about the stars.  All she ever read was her Bible and the newspaper, and never failed to watch the Guiding Light soap opera, Password and the news.

She and her friend deduced the outcome of the relationship between Ludden and White by what their observations …..the interaction and body language of two individuals.  She never heard the word shipper unless it was referring to the shipping industry.  She never knew she and her friend were shippers, just very very serious fans.  No one ridiculed my mother or her friend, made offensive comments or ugly insinuations. All she had to endure was  the occasional teasing of my father and the joy of watching her couple evolve.

Like a good many of the people I follow on Tumblr, I was devastated last week. Honestly, I felt as though someone had punched me in the gut.  Then I would criticize myself for being an idiot for adoring these stars.  I put myself down for being a older, educated, mother of four grown sons and carrying on about Sam and Cait like I did when I was a young teen fanaticizing over The Beatles, especially Paul McCartney.  I was all over the emotional spectrum and  I did not need anyone (antis) doing it for me.

To regain some normalcy and comprehend what I was suppose to do now,  I read, constantly updating Tumblr looking for new post, new words, or new insight.  My Twitter account was going wild with all the Golden Globe news, so I searched for different views and some hope.  I replied to several tweets, which I mostly wish I could take back.  Never did I say anything ugly, just that I wasn’t seeing what they were seeing. Then I replied to a post about the couple’s picture and I replied that I couldn’t see the chemistry.  Well, I received an obnoxious reply.  Immediately I came back with you made the first post and comment, I was only replying to yours.  I then got an apology but sometimes sorry isn’t enough.  I Unfollowed the person(s).  What next?  I decided to search other Outlander followers on Tumblr to see what else was out there, as chance would have it, I came upon some of the anti-shippers sites.  I thought what is the harm and decided to Follow a couple of them.  It did not take me long (less than a hour) to learn that these are some ugly people and I want no part of them. As I did previously, I quickly unfollowed them.

Now the point of all this. I do not know when hoping became shipping but I do know it has been around a long time.  I do know that everyone has a right to their own opinion but unless I am forcing my opinion on you, you have no right to force your opinion on me or ridicule me for my opinion.  Sam and Cait are public figures and I know under the United States law (my son is a Circuit Court Judge) they are subject to public comments whether it is compliments or ridicule.  But I am not a public figure and you have no right to call me names, accuse me of any wrongdoing, or any of the other craziness that the anti’s have come up with.  I am simply an aggressive Outlander, (particularly Sam and Cait) fan and have been since September 2014.  If that makes me a criminal, then I am guilty.  If Sam and Cait’s behavior in the public arena have mislead me with dreams of grandeur, I am sorry.  I in no way want to hurt, stalk, intrude, do anything wreckless, or unwelcomed by Sam and Cait.  I want the best for them, and personally feel that the best is being a couple. In the end, it is their decision to make and I have no other choice but to abide with it.

Like my mother, I will continue to hope (or ship) for Sam and Cait  because I and my fellow shippers see something special.

If you have read this, I thank you and apologize for being so lengthy.