An Example of Abuse of Info

Today, readers, we bring you an example of how the average internet user takes the internet too seriously.

Now, to those who’re into skin-care or beauty-bloggers/vloggers, you’ll have heard of the “Black face mask” or “Charcoal face mask” [1] [2] [3] that is suppose to pull all of the debris, dirt and gunk out of your pores and off your face. If you weren’t aware of this trend at its conception, then you’ll have probably heard about it on your local news due to skin being pulled or faces being burned.

However, what many people haven’t seen or experienced yet is the innate psychosis of the perpetually offended and unhinged when it comes to things looking or sounding like other things.

Yes, racism and bigotry, in the US, is a touchy subject, however many people fail to recall the simple fact: The human brain isn’t fully developed till around the age of 25

This means: Children and teens will say and do stupid things.

The regressive left and easily offended forget this little fact, and instead of educating these teens and kids, people will attack them. These (usually) adult individuals don’t think about what they’re doing. They just do it, which means they look to seek and destroy these individuals with under-developed brains. They–the perpetually offended–want to ruin the lives of literal children. And they want to do this because they, themselves, lack any real emotional or social maturity. Their low social and emotional IQ, if you will, impedes their foresight and ability to assess a situation to better understand.

For instance: High school is four (or more) years of hell for a teen. Other students will say or do things to bring another student down or ruin their social reputation.

So, it isn’t that hard to assume a fake social media account could be made or a simple quicky-edit in photoshop to take a group of girls, in black face masks, and label them saying or doing something racist in order to “ruin” them. It isn’t that hard, either, for an adult individual to find an image, become upset by it, and concoct a plan to simply tag it with “Black Lives Matter” and reap the benefits of moral or virtue signaling.

While a lot of you will shrug this off, let this act as a double-edge sword.

Once you target someone, instead of educating them, you’ll end up ostracizing them. And when a person experiences this social stigma, you may end up forcing them to actually become an extremist in their beliefs.

This means that you’re ultimately creating the enemy you accused them of being, which in the end increases your chances of being doxed or harassed.

You see, the woman who was offended is now being accosted by various internet denizens and is experiencing a taste of her own medicine ( E.G: “Ruining a life”).

This is why the average internet user must realize that the egotism of the flesh has no place in the cyberspace of the web. The less information you provide and put out there (E.G: Pictures, using social media…etc), the less information exists for people to use and abuse. If there is information of yours online, there’ll be those who feel the need to utilize it.

Regardless of your feelings, let this incident serve as a reminder: Be it that you’re the target or the person targeting an individual, you always have the chance to be targeted and harassed.

Please, take this to heart and worry about what you say or do online. If you haven’t worked toward lessening your data footprint, do so now. Reduce your chances of being doxed and your information being used against you. Look toward our library link (on our blog) for several of our uploaded PDFs and anti-dox/info-sec guides.

The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.
—  Deepak Chopra

anonymous asked:

I'm a female INTJ and I continuously test INTJ, but I'm quite sociable and find it easy to act as expected/fake sympathy or empathy for others. I'm much more outgoing than most INTJs (somehow I've tested 5w8, too) I know, so I'm almost concerned I don't fit in the type anymore, based on my ability to deal with others. Sometimes, I'm still a total idiot. But I lack empathy, so there's the kicker, of course I'll be an idiot. Can you be an INTJ and actually do very well with people?

Yes. INTJs can actually be extremely skilled at manipulating people. It all depends on where their talents lie and how much effort they put into it.

Just be yourself, unless yourself is unamused by everyone.

I am so INTJ I can’t even count on my fingers and toes how many times I have fake laughed or smiled only to immediately turn away and return to my expressionless face. 

I did this today on the way to the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and felt nothing. It’s amazing how much of my day is spent wearing a mask.

anonymous asked:

My best friend is an INTJ and knowing her for 5 years, I can easily see how she is one. However when I first met her, she seemed anything but. She was sociable,smiley, laidback, almost a IDGAF attitude and almost motherly with her emotions. She continues to behave this way with new people and this boggles me. Is this what is called a social mask? Why do INTJ's tend to that and how do they behave so contrastingly?

Yes, that’s most likely a social mask. She may have been raised by other types, which allows her to mimic some of their behaviors more naturally. It’s something that many of us have to work very hard on and it’s a lifelong process. We do it to fit in better. Being socially “normal” opens up a lot of doors.

Inception book covers series. Re-imagining the characters as tacky paperbacks.

UNO, NESSUNO E CENTOMILA by Eames [Italian, “One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand”]

The Inception Project series (art to come):

MBTI Social Masks

I think every personality has two types to it: those who wear a social mask, and those who don’t

And that’s why sometimes two people can have the same MBTI, yet they can act so different sometimes.

Emulating Other Types to Make Friends?

Anon Asked:

i have an ENFP mask when I first meet someone and the more I comfortable I get around a person I slowly shift closer to INTJ. I actually haven’t been comfortable enough around someone to be myself (INTJ), but I have gotten to INFJ. I think its because I’m worried about not having friends but I was wondering if this is something you or anyone else has experienced?

Many INTJs learn to emulate other types in order to get along in the social world, though they may not choose a specific type. I could never emulate an E or a P. That’s far too difficult for me. What I do is a diluted version of myself: talk less so I don’t say anything too hurtful, listen more so I seem more empathetic, and try not to press the issue too hard when I think an idea is stupid (unless it actually matters).

I would say that 99% of the time I’m holding back with people, even semi-close friends. I’ve practiced long enough that my public persona isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Even small talk has gotten immeasurably easier, at least regarding some topics. I have to know someone really well to show them the full brunt of my personality, which is why I so often prefer my family for social interactions- they understand who I am and they love me anyway.

The problem with this strategy is that you make fewer deep connections with people. So you technically have more friends, but you’ll find that you have fewer close friends, if any, or that your “best friend” doesn’t see you in the same light.

When we really see other people as they are without taking it personally, we can never be hurt by what they say or do. Even if others lie to you, it is okay. They are lying to you because they are afraid. They are afraid you will discover that they are not perfect. It is painful to take that social mask off.
—  The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

anonymous asked:

I'm an INTJ and I have a problem with criticizing people and correcting people. I'm constantly doing it and I get annoyed really easily. I try to let things slide but it doesn't happen very often. Is this common or am I just an asshole?

It’s extremely common but you have to learn to bite your tongue, or at least say things in a way that won’t offend people. It’s part of the social mask. If you don’t learn to play the game it will be a serious liability later on. See this post for tips on getting better at interacting with people.



Theoretical art project from Simone Rebaudengo and Paul Adams places an LED matrix onto a pollution mask to visualize expressions of the wearer - video embedded below:

For environmental and social reasons, mask are more and more common in many parts of our world.

As we believe in the value of some random emotional exchange in the streets, How would you read someone else’s subtle facial reaction to your words? How would you have a conversation when you barley can see each other?  How would the simple act of exchanging a smile happen between two people crossing paths? 

The Unmask is a possible answer to this. It’s a mask that allows to read your facial expressions and unmask your “emotion” hidden underneath.

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The works in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art are organized around the idea that masquerade is always an art of becoming.

Elu masks are danced by young members of Ogoni secret men’s societies that have social, religious, or governmental functions. The small masks are attached to cone-shaped caps of fiber and cloth that cover the heads of the dancers. They are usually danced at annual festivals or at funerals of members of the societies.

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Unidentified Ogoni artist. Elu Mask with Hinged Jaw, early 20th century. Brooklyn Museum

Cast Member Story:

This isn’t really a magical memory, it’s more like an annoying nag at the back of my mind. It’s more about my observations of cast members that work at Disney Parks & Resorts that clearly should not be working there. The ones who fake their smiles throughout every single day, who give a simple, bland “have a nice day” to every guest. How boring!

I once worked in stroller rental, and since it was in Hollywood Studios, themed after a car garage; the girls & I always had fun pretending we were driving cars and would say things like, “Beep beep! Watch out!” when we would push used strollers to the back to be wiped down.

One day, I was laughing and pushed a stroller to one of the boys in the back. (For the sake of conversation, & the fact I forget his name, we’ll call him Joe.) Joe basically looked at me, straight faced, unamused. I laughed, smiled, and said, “Well, I’m sorry! But I like to pretend I’m a five year old sometimes! Helps the day go by.” His reply? “Do you understand the concept of a social mask?”

I, for one, never find myself having to “mask” myself. At Disney, I felt open & free to act as I pleased. (Never mind my thoughts on the Disney Look, however.) Whether he meant this as a derogatory comment towards my behavior, or a standoffish way of saying, “Grow up!” I was awe stricken that someone could be so… serious as a cast member? 

Word to the wise, if you’re going to come to work at the Parks or Resorts, & just show up, do your job, and leave every day without any passion… do not work at Disney. (Maybe go to Universal!) Please & thank you!

anonymous asked:

Do you think it's natural for an INTJ to cultivate a different external personality in order to function effectively in a world that is generally more suited to extroverts and people who are more comfortable displaying emotions? At what point does this become harmful?

It’s completely normal, and to be encouraged. Other types do it too, just to a lesser extent. We all have masks that we wear depending on who we are with. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t act the same while interviewing for a job as you would around friends. It’s not harmful so long as you get downtime to recharge, and it certainly gets easier with practice.

The works in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art are organized around the idea that masquerade is always an art of becoming.

This gela mask was worn only by a judge when social tensions were erupting. It reminded people that they should not model themselves after the untamed creatures of the forest, which use horns and teeth to attack each other.

If you haven’t had a chance to see Disguise, now’s the time! The exhibition closes Sunday, September 18.

Posted by Kevin D. Dumouchelle and Meghan Bill
Unidentified We artist. Mask (Gela), Liberia or Côte d’Ivoire. Wood, raffia, cloth, teeth, horn, feathers, hair, fiber cord, cowrie shells, mud, and pigment. Seattle Art Museum