social understanding and dynamics

Where's your Scorpio and how does your intuition work?

Scorpio in the 1st house: your first impressions are usually right, don’t second guess yourself!

Scorpio in the 2nd house: your intuition works best when you look beyond what you see and discern your feelings based on the flow of energy

Scorpio in the 3rd house: your intuition functions better if you allow the intellect to work more freely with your natural intuition 

Scorpio in the 4th house: you have a natural intuition, especially with those closest to you

Scorpio in the 5th house: your intuition is at its best when you’re relaxed 

Scorpio in the 6th house: your intuition is at its best when you don’t second guess yourself

Scorpio in the 7th house: intuition comes naturally to you when you’re surrounded by a peaceful environment

Scorpio in the 8th house: you sense the dark side of others. you’re exceptional at reading people’s energies

Scorpio in the 9th house: you can intuitively connect to the universe

Scorpio in the 10th house: your intuition is at its best when you let your inner thoughts flow freely

Scorpio in the 11th house: you have a gift for understanding the dynamics of social relationships

Scorpio in the 12th house: your intuition works best when you let your guard down

(find out your placements here: http://www.alwaysastrology.com/birth-chart-calculator.html)

Hook up culture, sacred sensuality(sexuality), tantric sex, and womb healing.

The ‘marriage culture’ that we have come to know from our parents generation of failed partnerships, & no intimacy, is what was destructive. We know better now. We no longer have to marry out of cultural necessity, we actually get to CHOOSE now. That in itself is beautiful..

Hook up culture is the result of a psychologically afflicted generation, too bruised by the degradation of relationship values they’ve seen. We no longer honour the sanctity of union-ship. From music, to television, the marriage template is portrayed as stagnant, and Un-enjoyable. No sanctity of union ship, no desire to build a strong family unit = broken communities, weaker social ties & understanding of relationship (dynamics). We are heading toward a culture of several,'baby mothers’, and 'baby fathers’, with no family bonds, nor community practice. The fact that people come on Twitter and even make jokes/ memes, out of having, 'side chicks, and 'side guys’ is proof of desensitisation.

The holy trinity, mother + father + [=]child, (masculine and feminine energies combining to the highest essence of creation).. That’s love.

If people believed they would genuinely be loved, respected, and received if they entered a partnership, there would be no 'hook up culture’

Yes, (we) humanity may be collectively moving toward new ideals. But not ALL of these are progressive. Some are still born of trauma.


A generation that largely witnessed the break down of their parents marriages, (their mother’s lack of expression+ their fathers lack of enthusiasm), are inevitably going to view partnership with contempt, and something signifying entrapment, and passive acceptance.

The only true reason, you’ll want to be having sex with others without building emotional bonds, is because you are fearful of such intimacy. In your humble opinion, it is far easier to, 'mimic’ this form of closeness, as naturally, all humans require some level of social bonding. Sex, for many, is as close as it gets to love.

If you study sacred sexuality, you would know there can be no separation from intimacy, love and sex.

It has only become so, since those in power realised the manifestation power behind such sexual cultivation..
Keep people focused on the primal aspects of sex, and they remain trapped in ego consciousness.

You know you can actually cause trauma to a woman’s womb, and psyche, under the guise of a 'one night stand?’ Men awaken a portal within a woman after sexual intimacy. To then close that portal, or deny responsibility for all that awakens with it, is to prematurely stunt her energy formation. It causes trauma because it reduces her to her sexual organs, in terms of validity.

Women, and men experience sex a little differently.. Aside from tantric sex, and twin flame sex, that awakens awareness in both partners, generally, the process of sex is more physical for men, (unless they practice sacred sensuality), and the process for women, is largely emotional. During sex, a woman’s heart centre may be activated through stimulation of her breasts, (the heart centre/chakra sits right Inbetween), or through stimuli-station of the womb, which is thought to also ignite feelings of either safety/protection, or fear, and attack. It is not surprise that the womb is associated with feelings of love and comfort - this is the very place that houses in-coming souls.

The goal in tantric sex, is to allow both partners to transform their sexual energy, into creative, godly energy, (love). Through the pro-longing of the orgasm, the man trains himself to maintain this momentary glimpse of heaven, by involving not only his lower chakras, but moving from the lower centre, to the higher centres, therefore igniting kundalini awakening. - just think of the snake spiralling up the chakra system, making its way through to the top.
This process begins quite naturally in women after intercourse.. (Well, at least it tries to).

Woman, by nature is accustom to being nurturing and receptive. To making a home out of all she is given.
You cannot stir this process within her, and then force her to dismantle the alchemical transformation whilst it is in progress..
Biologically, at this point, she is awakening, (the true purpose of sex). Abandoning her afterward is equivalent to awakening a sleeping child,only to offer them a sleeping pill whilst they are finally adjusting to being awakened. The confusion of the natural process is damaging.

When you enter a woman, she has surrendered to you.. In turn, you owe her a duty, of succumbing to whatever arises within her.. Because at that point, it is an accumulation of both of your energies. She is experiencing not only her awakening, but stirring yours.

Her behaviour afterward will shine a light on all that you are. If she begins to act fearful, she is responding to a place of fear within you both. If she grows more loving and playful, she is reflecting this nature within yourself.. Listen and take heed.

Abstinence, and a prolonged period of celibacy is a good cure for women who have, in the past given their sexual power away in anyway. Sexual power can be given (taken)away in a magnitude of ways. People pleasers who use sex as a means to validate their desirability, are but one way sexual power may be given. In this case, the abuse is self inflicted, though very much as potent in its damaging effects.

In this absence, the woman should spend time honouring her womb, (rituals to celebrate moon cycles, and womb cycles), and learn of its divinity.

The self cleansing mechanisms of the vagina, will take care of the rest. Largely, it is a mental game of re-introducing harmony.

There are also forms of visualisation meditation that can see you through retrieving parts of your soul that were lost..

anonymous asked:

Can you explain more what some people mean when they say sx blinds just think of people in categories?

I’m gonna bring up ol’ reliable again here since it does touch a little on this at some point

Sx-blinds understand their social environment through the use of grouping people into a “type” (ex. high school categories of nerd, jock, theatre kid) or by observing people based on their friend groups (who may be more diverse in “type” but all have something in common that must tie them together). The so instinct is about community and without sx the sx-blind is less likely to see someone they haven’t talked to as “an individual” unless that person has never been seen interacting with other people consistently and enthusiastically. Soc by nature sees every person as part of a larger whole.

Grouping is helpful in understanding the power dynamics/social influence that each person has in a social environment that the sx-blind is new to. That way can probably see who’s the ‘leader’ of a group, who is the strongest ‘leader’ among all the groups in the vicinity, what groups are more interesting or balanced than others, etc. This makes it easier to find what group would most likely accept you and not step on (or purposefully step on) the wrong (or right) people’s toes, or see larger trends in the community of groups being observed.

However, a lot of sx-blinds make how they personally organize the social structure in their heads too rigid, and that makes it awkward to get closer to people even when the sx-blind has more information on them than they had before when they had first grouped the person. The lack of flexibility in structure is what causes sx-blinds to treat people as categories instead of individuals. They take that initial observation of the social environment and are not willing or do not understand how to accommodate to people individually as they get to know them better or don’t learn how to shift people and friend groups around based on the better information they get as they become more familiar with the community.

Which is why so-blinds get pissed off at sx-blinds since a lot of sx-blinds continue to treat the so-blind how they would typically treat a person they view as from a similar group even after they have gotten to know that so-blind for longer and/or better and probably need to take them out of that group and place them into what so-blinds would call their ‘sx-zone’ and view them as an individual

So tl;dr yes sx-blinds categorize people and it isn’t inherently bad but it is often a negative experience because those categories easily end up too rigid. Categorizing people into groups makes it easy to get an overview of the types of people in a new social environment and how you could effectively insert yourself into that environment but it makes it complicated when you are getting to know people on a personal level.

anonymous asked:

Can it be an autistic thing to come across as mean? Like when something doesn't make any logical sense I'm not shy when it comes to saying that I think it's dumb. I just avoid voicing how I feel about things because I know it's going to come across as mean because I've had so many people call me mean over the years. I understand why they think it's mean, but only because I've had so many people get offended even though I wouldn't be offended if someone said the same thing to me.

Yes.

For one, difficulties with perspective-taking can make it difficult for us to anticipate how another person is feeling or how they are going to react to something we say or do which can mean that we may say or do things that could be considered rude, hurtful or inappropriate to the situation.

Likewise, not understanding or not caring for social dynamics, conventions or hierarchies could mean that you may end up coming across as rude or behaving inappropriately when you go against what is expected or considered conventional.

Lastly, autistic people also tend to have a more direct communication style in general. Where an allistic may be subtle, indirect and diplomatic in their statements (especially when expressing cricitisms), an autistic person may be very blunt and straightforward which could be seen as insensitive.

-Kath

One of the most important posts I’ve seen in the last twenty-four hours was a post that talked about how it’s adults’ responsibility to have good boundaries around children.  I want to echo that and expand a little bit. 

I have seen posts suggesting that the fact that a girl lied about her age somehow absolves adults who have had sexual conversations with her of any responsibility.   Teenagers lie about their ages, we all know that. It is adults’ responsibility to avoid sexual situations with all teenagers, including those who lie about their age.   

I’ve seen a lot of victim-blaming responses across my dash and it makes me so sad to see.  All girls should be able to explore her sexuality without adult interference and pressure, particularly those who lie about their age, particularly those who are mentally unstable.  

anonymous asked:

Related to your most recent typing regarding Jung: I've given it much thought, read a lot of Jung, and watched the way he talks about his own type and I have come to believe Jung is an INTP. Can I just ask what makes you so certain he is an INFJ instead?

I’m never certain when typing someone I cannot interact with. All I do is collect evidence for all types and go with the most probable, and I always leave open the possibility that I’ve missed important details because it’s hard to grasp all aspects of an individual. INFJs frequently mistype and get mistyped as INTPs because Ni-Ti is easily mistaken for T, usually due to not understanding Ni very well. Things to look for are: tentative vs heavy reliance on intuition, underlying Si preference for the security of the known vs Ni openness to the unknown, the stiffness of T judgment vs the shades of F judgment, the positioning of Fe in the stack. While these two types can be interested in similar fields as intellectuals, they tend to produce distinctly different kinds of theories.

  • Ni: (Perceiving) concerned with gathering meaning and implication, commonly interested in unifying symbolic data according to personal vision, trusts intuitive instincts to guide life; Ni-Fe: concerned with the intersection of individual consciousness with relational/collective consciousness, commonly insightful in detecting fundamental truths about human nature and exploring how individuals reconcile with society, tends to pay special attention to ethics; Ni-Ti: concerned with clarifying shifting intuitive truths and making sense of the unknown, commonly interested in analyzing the problems of the (unconscious) mind and measuring development; Ni-Se: concerned with how the present influences the future, difficulty adapting abstract ideas to concrete reality, likely to get lost in ever-expanding and ungrounded symbolic interpretations to inadvertently create “meaning” out of thin air
  • Ti: (Judging) concerned with diagnosing problems, constructing proofs, and theoretical systematization, commonly interested in deconstructing and critiquing existing ideas/beliefs, tends to pay special attention to epistemology; Ti-Ne: concerned with developing precise explanatory models and refining them towards greater accuracy, commonly insightful in examining a wide variety of knowledge/possibilities to discover elegant solutions to systemic flaws or shortcomings in reasoning, intuitions must be backed by solid reasoning to be considered valid or trustworthy; Ti-Si: concerned with carefully sorting details and excising irrelevant data, commonly interested in skill building and maximizing epistemological security through cementing one’s knowledge base; Ti-Fe: concerned with existential independence in the face of social influence/responsibility, difficulty understanding exactly how things in the world connect and how one is connected to them after Ti detachment and deconstruction, likely to be too narrow or reductive in understanding human nature and social dynamics, easily confused when confronted with too many possible perspectives to examine

Many people (including followers here) have studied Jung and did not conclude INTP. The typing process is error prone when one can only rely on inference, what matters to me is not your conclusion but how you arrived at it, so show your work instead of just claiming privileged knowledge.

Wayward Sisters

As a child, I was raised by wolves. Well…that’s not true. Being raised by wolves was the joke I always told as a kid when I was chided for poor manners or not understanding social dynamics. After all, if I make fun of it first, no one can use it against me. Truth is, monsters ate my family. Nah, they weren’t wendigos, or werewolves, or vampires. The monsters that ate my family were much more insidious, because they were much more common. My family was ripped apart by physical illness, mental illness, violence, anger, and neglect. 

I don’t remember ever dreaming of anything more as a child. Some kids in rough spots fantasize about being princesses or being rich and popular. Young Me just figured this is how life worked. The monsters came in, ruined your life, and you just kind of lived with it. As an adult, it was a bit of an eye opener to watch Supernatural and see Claire and Alex find a better life after their families were ruined by monsters. They were abandoned, forgotten, abused, and used. There wasn’t much left for them in life until Sam and Dean contacted Jody and asked her to look after the young women.

There’s so much in Wayward that I wish I had when I was younger. The characters are strong, brave, loving, and vulnerable. Each of them have beautiful souls to connect with.

Jody is made of nails, grief, and trauma. She is also made of love, joy, kindness, and compassion. When I watch Jody, I see the woman I wish would have been around for young me. I see the woman I want to be now…the woman my found family believes I can be. In a world where monsters lurk around every corner, Jody is a safe emotional space. It’s okay to hurt. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to reach for the stars, but you won’t do it alone.

Being introduced to Donna’s character was like looking in a mirror. She was a woman who believed she deserved to be hurt. If she could just be more beautiful, smarter, stronger, braver,  cooler, she would find herself deserving of not only love, but decency too. Watching her grow into her Wayward is amazing. It shows us that even as adults, we can remap our lives and self esteem. We can prioritize being a good person while demanding decency from others.

Claire was abandoned, lost, and angry. My god, I could relate to the anger in her. The anger that was so fucking primal she was prepared to rip every monster, demon, and angel, apart with her bare hands damn the consequences. I have felt that anger…the rage that says “I will burn this world down. There is nothing left for me here.” It is a treat to watch such a real character go through trauma and want to fight the nastiness inside to grow stronger. 

Alex has been used, lost, and abandoned. She is the young woman who wanted to leave her found family behind in order to protect them from her. Alex feels like she breaks everything she touches. She is so much more than her past and what others have done to her. The love of her family, gives me hope for the love of mine. Even when we feel weak and toxic, there are people who love us and want to see us be our best selves.

I cannot wait to get to know Patience more. This is a young woman on all the “right” paths. At the same time, she has a unique gift and is being counseled to hide it and ignore it. Don’t be different. Don’t stand out. Don’t be the freak. This woman is so much more than the sum of her parts and she is going to really blossom.

With this knowledge of the current characters, I just know there will be something amazing in Kaia and cannot wait for her first appearance.

Lest anyone think that I’m just begging for a touchy-feely spinoff, I guarantee I am completely ready to watch all of these women kick ass. It feels the world has finally, sort of, become receptive to women noting that they feel starved for meaningful representation in action roles. It wasn’t until I watched Wonder Woman that I realized how desperate I was to see a woman hold her own in a battle. There were no surprise crippling attacks where a man had to rush in and rescue her. Watching Diana hold her own in the middle of No Man’s Land and carve a path for the men to follow her had me sobbing and quietly whispering “Stand your ground, Diana.” So, don’t bubblewrap the Wayward Sisters. Don’t cripple them just to be saved by a White Knight. Use their strengths in practical ways. Let women and girls know it is absolutely okay to be strong and totally fine to hunt our own monsters.

So, that’s it. I know I didn’t touch on the impact this show’s actors have, but I was already on the verbose path. Put as succinctly as possible: I have met Kim, Briana, and Kat Ramdeen. They are brave, strong, kind, patient, and clever. I look forward to the rest of the Wayward Sisters being at conventions because I’m positive they’re just as wonderful.

Wayward is a language my heart didn’t know it spoke until it was whispered in my ear. Wayward is strength and softness. Wayward is living your truth, scars and all. Wayward is being free to express yourself however you see fit. Wayward is love, even when that love is letting someone know they’re on the wrong path. Wayward is family and a promise that though there are monsters, we are never in the fight alone.

Okay, so I want to start this off by saying that I haven’t actually played the Mass Effect games. I’ve seen Let’s Plays and read fanfics, but I haven’t played the actual games themselves and I’m not sure if I’m going to. What interests me about the series is the setting itself: the alien species and their cultures, and even what humanity is like in the future.

So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let me give my thoughts on the way the developers designed female turians.

The first thing that comes to mind is the absence of the male turians’ crest. This actually makes sense if you consider the subtle avian influences the developers used to design the turians: in many species of birds, females are more drab, for lack of a better word, than males. Just take a look at these ducks.

HOWEVER, I’ve seen speculation on the internet that turians may have initially been a matriarchal society, which - as I understand it - is unlike the social dynamics of species of bird that exhibit this type of sexual dimorphism. (The idea of turians as a matriarchal species is actually interesting in other ways - look up sexual dimorphism in hyenas, a species of mammal with a female-led social structure.) This brings us to my one problem with the design for female turians: it would be reasonable to assume that if the species was initially matriarchal and this form of sexual dimorphism was present, it would actually be reversed - that is, the females would have more pronounced crests.

I’ve mentioned in a few other posts on here that I have plans for a Mass Effect fanfic focusing on turian history, and given my thoughts on sexual dimorphism in turians it’s likely that I’ll redesign female turians for my story to suit my ideas. I’ll definitely tag it as AU if I make this decision, though, because I don’t want to give potential readers the impression that I’m being canon-compliant while changing the design for half the turian population.

Of course, I’m not as familiar with the Mass Effect universe as other people. With that in mind, I’m going to tag two tumblr users who I know of who definitely know more than me to ask their opinion: @theshapeofthatemptiness and @omegastation. What do you think? Should I go with my ideas, or am I getting it wrong and should just stick with the canon?

onewordtest1  asked:

educational pride fic for the masses: autistic fitzsimmons having a fun discussion about how autistic people are more likely to be lgbtq

read on AO3 

study thats referenced 

“But what about, let’s say, communication disorders?” Jemma shoots back, hands gesturing. “Something like expressive language disorder could be considered a developmental disability, but I don’t think you’d have the same effect. So why ADHD?”

“I heard my name?” Daisy jokes, walking into the common room with hair still dripping from her shower. Jemma and Fitz smile at her as she plops down into the chair across from them. “You guys were talking about ADHD?”

“Developmental disabilities in general,” Fitz informs her.  

Daisy nods, lips pursed, and rings out her hair, water dripping onto the carpet.

“But, Jemma,” Fitz starts, turning back, “I’d argue that people with those disabilities are more likely to be autistic, which means the effect would be the same.”

“But then it would be the autism, not the other disabilities.”

Daisy holds a hand up above her head, but the other two don’t notice.

“Can you separate them?”

“I’d argue in this case you can, if we’re looking at the statistics of it.”

Daisy clears her throat, and the two on the couch look over to her.

Jemma smiles a bit. “Yes, Daisy?”

“What are we talking about?”

“Whether all people with developmental disabilities are more likely to be queer, or mainly autistic people.”

Daisy’s brows furrow. “Autistic people are more likely to be queer?”

Fitz nods. “When it comes to gender identity, yeah. Like, take us for instance. I’m trans and Jemma’s nonbinary. That’s two for three of the autistic people in your life.”

“And to be fair,” Jemma adds, “we haven’t actually asked Coulson.”

“Huh.” Daisy nods. “I hadn’t actually thought of that. What do you think causes it?”

“Well, autistic people are—” Fitz laughs. “-notoriously bad at understanding allistic social dynamics.”

“And gender is just another social dynamic,” Jemma explains. “Gender is cultural and performative. It makes sense that autistic people would fall outside society’s expectations for that most of the time, as we do with a lot of other things.”

“That makes a lot of sense,” Daisy says. “Have there been studies about this?”

“There have been a few,” Jemma said. “All fairly small.”

“There was one in- um—” Fitz snaps his fingers. “2014. It found that autistic people were about seven and a half times more likely to be gender variant than the general population.”

“But it was six and a half times more likely in those with ADHD, which is what sparked this conversation,” Jemma says.

“I wouldn’t have expected that,” Daisy says.

“Do you have any theories?” Fitz asks.

Daisy takes a moment to think about it, then shrugs. “I mean, I guess it’s just because our brains are wired differently? And gender, presumably, is based in the brain. I guess it makes sense.”  

“We’re hoping there’ll be more studies about it in the future,” Jemma says.

Fitz nods. “Especially considering the nonbinary aspect, which hasn’t been studied a lot.”

“And that one study was based on reports from parents about their children, so I’m sure the number is even higher if it was a self-report from adults.”

“Do you guys have access to that study?” Daisy asks.

The other two nod, so Daisy stands, plucks a tablet from the coffee table, tosses it in Fitz’s lap, and then plops herself on the couch between them. She tucks her toes beneath Fitz’s thigh and leans back onto Jemma’s lap.

“Read it to me?” she asks, wiggling her toes.

Fitz laughs, and begins pulling it up on the tablet. Jemma strokes her hands through Daisy’s hair as Daisy closes her eyes to listen.

Fitz clears his throat, then starts, “Gender variance in children and adolescents is an area of increased inquiry by both clinicians and researchers …”

Grouping The Personalities, Part 3: Value Groups

What we here at TBMPT like to call the Value Groups are also known as Quadras; which is of the core theories in the Russian typology system called Socionics.

In this system, the sixteen personalities were divided into four groups based on what cognitive functions are valued and whose use is encouraged in communication and decision-making. We here at TBMPT believe that this grouping, while valid, is the least useful in determining type because of its abstract nature; unlike Interest Groups or Temperaments, understanding Value Groups/Quadras takes more experience and knowledge – both of the system itself and of the people involved.

Either way, the Value Groups are valid and important to understand if you wish to gain a well-rounded knowledge of Typology. Their most important use becomes apparent when you gain an understanding for intertype relationships, another Socionics-based topic that we will be covering later on. But for now, let’s get down to Grouping the Personalities, Part 3.

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Alphas – ENTP, INTP, ESFJ, ISFJ

The types of the Alpha grouping value Si, Ne, Ti and Fe.

As a group, Alphas tend to be emotionally positive and place a strong emphasis on this, encouraging a merry, happy and relaxed atmosphere where people can talk about their interests, ideas and beliefs in a relaxed manner. Theoretical discussions and concepts are usually considered stimulating and a source of interest, yet rarely are they given serious long-term treatment; instead being a source of fun rather than a source of practical merit. Due to the relaxed nature of Alphas, they tend to view formalities, melodrama and seriousness in a negative light, instead preferring laid-back jokes, funny moments and general light-heartedness interlaced with imaginative ideas and quirky observations.

Betas – ENFJ, INFJ, ESTP, ISTP

The types of the Beta grouping value Se, Ni, Ti and Fe.

Betas are the most emotionally expressive of the Value Groups, and encourage or pressure people to participate in this emotional atmosphere. Fun is taken seriously by Betas, and almost all activities are collective; group discussions, group jokes, group games, everyone participates. But due to their collective nature, it is the Betas who are most likely to avoid long-winded monologues, one-on-one conversations and open criticism of other people in group contexts. At the same time, Betas are usually bored by quiet and relaxed groups and impersonal discussion, preferring situations to be loud, passionate and emotional. Generally Betas have strong and serious views about politics, social issues and such, and will often express their views and concerns with a certain a dramatic, poetic and theatrical flair. Essentially, apathy and indifference on such subjects is the polar opposite to the Beta way of life.

Gammas – ESFP, ISFP, ENTJ, INTJ

The types of the Gamma grouping value Se, Ni, Te and Fi.

Gamma groups can be characterized by their small size, subdued emotions and somewhat serious demeanor. Of all groups, the Gammas could be characterized as the least laid back and creative, instead valuing a realistic, materialistic and somewhat forceful and direct outlook; Machiavellian intelligence is highly valued by Gammas. When stories and experiences are discussed in Gamma groups, the intent usually isn’t to be humorous, but instead insightful; delivering an inherent lesson which can be drawn from the story being told. These discussions do tend to be personal in nature, with a focus on past failures and future successes, prospects and enterprises. When there are jokes and humor in Gamma groups, the serious demeanor changes slightly. Emotions remain subdued; outright laughter is somewhat rare, but smiles and amused smirks become common in lighthearted situations. Gamma humor is generally blunt and sarcastic, often appearing cynical to outsiders. Another characteristic of the Gammas is a certain sense of chivalry; loyalty to one another is highly valued, as are deeds and self-sacrifices, provided they have an actual affect on someone or something. 

Deltas – ENFP, INFP, ESTJ, ISTJ

The types of the Delta grouping value Si, Ne, Te and Fi.

The Delta group combines the individualistic, creative attitudes of the Alphas with the objective and serious outlook of the Gammas. Deltas typically value a live and let live, noncompetitive attitude with other individuals and groups. Of all the Value Groups, the Deltas tend to be anarchic, leaderless and the most likely to splinter into smaller groups, based on their current interests and sentiments. In discussions, Deltas tend to speak about personal experiences and sentiments with an insightful goal in mind, but also like talking about new experiences and new facts, or even old facts with a new perspective or idea. That being said, theoretical discussions and concepts are usually discussed with some productive and tangible goal in mind; which is what separates Deltas from Alphas. Humor is generally subdued and sprinkled throughout the discussion, and Delta humor is characteristically dry and sarcastic, but usually not as blunt or cynical as that of the Gammas.

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Well. That’s the end of our second topic of discussion. Groupings are extremely helpful for typing people, but also for understanding some of the behind-the-scenes mechanics of social dynamics. For our next topic we’ll either cover the cognitive functions in a deeper detail, or start publishing our brief overviews of each of the sixteen personalities. What ever option we choose; you’ll hear from us sometime next week.

For any questions, advice or input, feel free to send us a message.

Regards,

The Bohemian Maverick Typing Team,

anonymous asked:

Hi, I was wondering if it’s possible to be autistic and really chatty. I have recently realised that I have very strong autistic traits and reading autism resources I keep going “wow, that’s so me”. But. BUT. I’m really social. I reeeally like to study behavioural resources and etiquette guides. I like to model my behaviour on after characters on TV shows and movies like Luna Lovegood, Willow Rosenberg, Dharma Finkelstein, Kaylee and sometimes I can’t stop talking. IIAAT or something else?

It’s totally possible to be autistic and chatty / outgoing!

Many autistics study social rules or model their behaviour on real life people or fictional characters (both out of necessity and for fun), as this may provide insight into social dynamics (which may be missing). Not understanding these things naturally may also mean that they are seen as especially intriguing.

-Kath

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@shifterask
Hey I saw the post saying that OC’s were cool to tag y'all in!
So Rory was born into Talon and when Widow shows up he stays and just goes along with everything not really thinking too much about it.
Until he meets Sun! Sun is originally from the mountains where his mother raised him before abandoning him. (She’s a loner at heart and felt he was ready to be on his own. He never really interacted with people aside from her so he’s really bad at understanding social dynamics)
Sunny actually ends up joining Morrison’s Clan in my idea of a story, he’s wandering through their territory when a Talon raiding party attacks him. He’s really outnumbered and they hurt him badly, when he’s saved by Jesse (Jesse was moved to do so because of the similarity to when Gabe saved him). Sun requests to stay with them after he’s rested and healed.

When Rory meets him it’s not love at first sight but more like for the first time Rory actually wants to understand someone, since Sun is so difficult to read due to his weird behavior. Rory ends up leaving Talon to protect Sun from them.

And that’s kind of it! I just really love your all’s AU and had to make some characters for it! I have a few more but these are the main two, Rory and Sun.
(Note: I did not free hand, I had to look at a reference image for it but hey we gotta do what we gotta do)

[W]e may conclude that in Old Norse societies sexuality and religion co-existed.  This interpretation has implications for our understanding of social and political dynamics. Sexuality did not exist as a separate sphere, or a conceptual category of its own, but is rather to be perceived as an organizing principle involved in many aspects of daily life and ritual practice.
—  Iron Age Myth and Materiality: An Archaeology of Scandinavia  AD 400-1000, Lotte Hedeager (2011)

The far-right has this bizarre tactic of denying that they’re racist but just “concerned citizens” instead that want to feel safe and turn it back on their critics - “how dare you be so hateful towards me just because I want to uphold our way of life? To be safe in our country?” We, the rational non-bigots, are somehow then raving lunatics for wanting to endanger our country by criticising these well intentioned people who hate Muslims or people of colour… the rhetoric is all about flipping the onus back onto the critic and reframing the issue to be about safety vs destruction instead of facts vs racist vitriol. That’s a vital element of far-right discourse - to make it about emotions. Facts are secondary to emotional impulses and gut instinct. Fear is easy to understand, statistics and social/political dynamics that lead to violence are complicated. The far-right only has to argue one thing: that the pure basic fear driven desire for safety can be simply solved by excluding someone they perceive as dangerous. The rational person must then not only defend that persecuted group but also try to combat the irrationality of fear and explain the issues at hand to first then argue about them. “Group X is dangerous because of one incident of violence!” is quicker to spread than “although violence has been exhibited from Group X, there are actually a lot of contributing factors to this, and it is not indicative of that group as a whole, as we can see from multiple examples and statistics which I will now demonstrate for you that your rhetoric is actually dehumanising and damaging on a community level even if it doesn’t lead to busses exploding…” 

Fear and racism are easy - they strive for simplicity by nature through exclusion - and therefore can be so easily propagated and difficult to fight, especially if the discussion is so easily derailed with accusations that anyone who isn’t racist is willingly letting harm come to our country. A dangerous person is not to be trusted. If they wish you and your country harm through willful ignorance of the violent outsiders then they must not be rational, therefore their arguments must not be rational, therefore they are blind and must be ignored. That’s why fact laden arguments bear no weight to racists because they’re too caught up in reactionary belief that if you don’t agree with them then you innately are endangering their very way of life by allowing a dangerous group to take over. The far-right has found the perfect niche for its rhetoric to thrive in. It never has to listen to anyone who doesn’t agree and it can continue spouting hate, ignoring the facts, never engaging in rational debate, and always shying away from being labelled exactly what it is: racist. It shields itself to cut off all outer input and perpetuates its bigotry in an endless cycle of reinforcement and fear mongering.

We know the hierarchy of wolf packs: They consist of the “alpha” and “beta,” or the dominant wolf and the submissive wolf. The alpha wolf fights his way to the top, ferociously dominates the weaker members of the pack, gets first dibs at every meal, and dubs himself the Neeson of the pack. This theory was made popular back in the ‘60s by scientist L. David Mech. After spending years carefully studying how wolves interacted with each other, Mech proposed the alpha/beta distinction based on observed dominance displays and inadvertently spawned decades of douchebag philosophy.

Here’s the problem: The pack Mech studied was captive, and the wolves were complete strangers. That’s like basing your entire understanding of human social dynamics on an episode of Big Brother.

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This scene (and the one that’s presumably coming up) is always one that gets to me, because it shows so much of what Rei faces constantly, that she’s judged by the rumors that go around about her, that she’s judged because she’s such a reserved and “creepy” girl, that she doesn’t constantly smile or seem very friendly.

She also gets judged because she’s so beautiful that boys tend to glance at her and talk about how pretty she is, which makes other girls angry, blaming her instead of their boyfriends.  And then you have the mothers in the area, who are like, “Oh, we don’t mean to say your shrine is bad!” when that's exactly what they were implying.

They give her suspicious looks, they gossip about her as she goes, and you can see this absolutely does affect Rei, but that she tries not to say anything or let it show.  This is why Rei has my heart so fiercely, why her jaded and cynical views touch me, because it’s totally understandable. They’re not outright cruel, but it’s just enough that of course she closed her heart off.  She’s been nothing but kind and friendly to Mii, she lets the little girl play at the shrine until it’s time to get on the bus, and then when something happens, is basically blamed for it.

This is one of those things that has a lot of social dynamics coming into play that I really only understand the tip of the iceberg on, but it’s enough that AHHH REI MY DARLING MY HEART HURTS FOR YOU, BUT HANG ON, YOUR FRIENDS ARE ALMOST HERE IN A WAY THAT YOU CAN NO LONGER IGNORE.

It doesn’t matter that I’ve seen this story several times by now, that I’ve reread the manga or talked about it a bunch of times, it still gets me every time Usagi finds one of her girls that have been so isolated and growing cynical and just… barges in with all that sunshine and brightness she brings.

patagoni-a  asked:

i dont know who you think you are calling "oppressors" out on this blog but its not okay, just because someone is what you would call "privileged" does not give you the right to be an asshole, at this moment in history your group is searching for equality and let me tell you blogs like this arent helping your case. I am not oppressing anyone by being who i am just like you are oppressing anyone by being who you are. Equality means that everyone is equal not one group is better than the other

-Holding people accountable for perpetuating systemic oppression isn’t okay? Care to elaborate?

-I’m not just randomly an asshole to folks with privilege. Which, by the way, is a real thing and you could save time and face by not putting quotation marks around it. If this blog was just me randomly selecting blogs on Tumblr, adding “Look! This dude’s white!” as a caption, you might have a point. Instead, this blog focuses on people whose attitudes, words, and actions contribute to systems of violence and inequality.

-“your group”. um, what? The Triangle Amateur Dentistry Association?

-The “this isn’t helping your case” thing is absolute bullshit. Not only is it an unsubstantiated truism, it’s some seriously vile, victim-blaming garbage. People aren’t oppressed because they weren’t polite enough. People are oppressed because privileged folks, either directly or through wishy-washy complicity, OPPRESS THEM.

-As to your “equality” point: I’m going to go ahead and say that I don’t give a single shit if bigoted douchebags are treated “equally”. To the contrary, I can’t say it wouldn’t put a smile on my face is the people overtly supporting white supremacy, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and classism were finally treated like the assholes they are.

I do have to give you credit for one thing: it’s truly remarkable how many patronizing cliches you managed to string together without making a single insightful criticism or showing even a vague understanding of social issues, power dynamics, or the content of my blog. Props.

anonymous asked:

Got any Particular Thoughts you want to share about the new episode? Figured you might have some insights.

ah!! yes, quite a lot, actually!! Every new episode it seems has been my favorite, with Peridot, as I’m loving watching her develop so much lately.

But beyond the big picture, some interesting details I’ve noticed…

-She didn’t really mind being put on a leash, which makes me wonder if being physically contained in some manner is rather routine for her.

-Peridot obviously has a lot of problems with empathy and understanding or recognizing others’ feelings or circumstance.

-Dynamic social situations such as her interaction with Amethyst appear to be quite new to her, hinting that perhaps she has never casually befriended many people before (or ever been given the opportunity to act on a non-professional basis with anyone).

Regarding her comment about Garnet– though she’s getting a lot of hate for it, I honestly think that she, for her own perspective, was justified in her statement at the time (I’m not supporting her overall view, but from her view of things, what she said makes sense).

From what we can tell from fusion on Homeworld, it seems to be a war tactic, and Peridot expressed her own confusion at Garnet just being– -cable plugging motion- all the time.

To Peridot, what Garnet looks like isn’t the balanced relationship between Ruby and Sapphire and positive fusion of love that we all see. To Peridot, Garnet looks like she’s just casually carrying around a gun all the time and not ever putting it down.

Not to mention– who was the one that poofed Peridot in the first place, by crushing her spine? Garnet.

I think Peridot at least deserves a bit more leeway for asking Garnet to unfuse, because to her, Garnet looks needlessly threatening all the time. That being said, beyond that, Peridot needs to learn to understand this situation better and figure it out and set it straight.

Which she seems to want to do, judging by her words to Amethyst. I’ve seen a lot of people calling her out on hating Garnet’s relationship and hating that Garnet wants to be herself– I think it’s less that, and more that she views Garnet as needlessly toting around a weapon all the time and think that’s strange.

She still has a long way to go, but I think Peridot, especially in finding what appears to be her first attention-reliant relationship with another member of the crystal gems, is well on her way to a lot of change and a lot more understanding– as well as finally being free of deeply-seeded prejudiced mentalities.

Dear Mr. Huckabee,

As an Army Veteran, having served two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and as a past political appointee having worked for Eric Fanning in the Pentagon, I would like to respond to your comments about my former boss.

You have made the claim that Mr. Fanning was appointed solely because of his sexual orientation. I find this comment odd for a number of reasons. When Mr. Fanning was in the process of first being appointed to a political position in the Pentagon, we had a process of sending around the potential appointee’s resume. I vividly do not remember the resume or any of the following paperwork stating Mr. Fanning’s sexual orientation as either an identifier or a qualifier. Did you see different paperwork than I?

You have made the claim that the military is not social experiment, I would assume because you think that Mr. Fanning is a social experiment to lead the Army. What I think you should understand is that warfare is an entirely social experiment. From unit dynamics to leadership to understanding how to achieve a mission (many times through violence), every aspect of warfare can be traced to a social experience based on a social experiment. Perhaps you had a different experience during your extensive time at war?

I find it odd that a man who has served with distinction as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy, the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the acting Secretary of the Air Force, and the Chief of Staff of the Department of Defense seems like an appointment of appeasement.

Having worked for Mr. Fanning, I can tell you that he is a consummate leader, mentor, and coach. He has all the skills, ability, and background necessary to do great things for Soldiers and their families.

Knowing Mr. Fanning, as I do, he has my complete support and congratulations and I urge the United States Senate to confirm him without delay.

I hope, Mr. Huckabee, that you have made these outrageous claims due to a simple lack of knowledge rather than a mean spiritedness that would neither show you a leader or a Christian and I am happy to help educate you.

Your welcome.

Jonathan