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This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

The San Bernardino County Sun, California, July 27, 1929

Ode To A Typewriter

Why do we press the keys we want
And never hit the keys we press?
Why is it that we fight far more 
And always end the fight with less?

Why do we aim for “P’s” and “Q’s”
And counter only “A’s” and “B’s”?
Why must we walk along the road
When we would wander where we please?

Why can’t we type a word like this
Without a hundred fool mistakes?
Why does an hour never pass
Without its share of rotten breaks?

Why is it that this life is just
A futile quest for happiness?
Why do we press the keys we want
And never hit the keys we press?

The Types as Weird Jobs

INFP: cat sitter
ISFP: nude painter
INFJ: dark poet
INTJ: taxidermist
ENFP: drag model
ENTP: owner of gay bar
ISTJ: blind opera singer
ENTJ: teachers teacher
ISTP: porn star
ESFP: liquid lipstick blogger
ENFJ: sells edibles on etsy
ESTP: exotic food taster
ESTJ: sumo wrestler
ESFJ: crazy orphan nanny
ISFJ: online surveyor
INTP: foot model

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*Note to New Followers

- ICYMI, there are guidelines for submitting questions, so please follow them. I get more messages than I can respond to, so I automatically omit the ones that are repetitive, irrelevant, or easily searchable.

- If you want my help in typing, first read the 3 study guides on my website and provide details that compare all 4 functions of the types you are stuck between side by side, then I will help you interpret the details or clear up misconceptions. It is useless to describe random things to me without any direct reference to the functions and their position. Without giving the right details, typing becomes pure guesswork.

- To type yourself as accurately as possible, you must understand:

  1. the conceptual differences between the 8 cognitive functions,
  2. function dynamics: how functions interact and work together,
  3. type dynamics: the role of each function in the stack,
  4. type development: how to identify unhealthy/underdeveloped functions,
  5. which functional stack best describes the patterns of your mental processes and psychological motivations (via introspection and observation in real-life situations)

Many people only get through step 1 and then want to jump directly to step 5, which is insufficient for really understanding yourself. You won’t benefit much from typology if you haven’t learned enough type theory.

- Mental illness does not fundamentally change the method of typing because it does not change your type nor your underlying cognitive motivations. An unhealthy personality usually means: 1) you are likely to have low self-awareness and therefore low self-control, so you might have difficulty seeing yourself accurately and knowing why you do things, and 2) you are likely to use and express your functions in an unconscious and unhealthy manner. Therefore, steps 2-4 above become very important, which means you must dig deeper and learn type theory in more detail in order to get the answers you want. You are, in effect, starting from a more difficult place. However, many many people have reported to me that the process of learning function theory has helped them sort out their mental issues when other methods have failed, so it seems worth the effort.