Unexpected Similarities

Unexpected Similarities

This article explains why you might resonate with the mind-wiring of your type but also don’t quite fit the stereotype. I generalize an observation that I posted in the Hourglass Personality, which means that you might have an under-developed co-pilot relative to your tertiary. If you imagine your function stack and preference represented by width, […]

The Hourglass Personality

The Hourglass Personality

  This is an article on the Emotional-Heavy INTJ or the Fi-Heavy INTJ that used to live on another website that no longer exists. Rather than being in an Ni-Fi Loop this personality builds an entire identity around an emotional aspect that may be atypical, but not necessarily in an unhealthy way. This personality has […]

Immigration

Immigration

morals of migration Goods move quickly and freely across the globe and it is difficult to say exactly why we endow commodities with this dignity when surely human beings should afford greater liberties than an inert object. One of the basic issues against immigration is fear. Fear that migrants will take our jobs and marry our […]

Personality Insights From Machine Learning

Personality Insights From Machine Learning

  This post might be a bit bizarre, but hey, isn’t this the world of the esoteric? Two subjects that I’ve really been enjoying are Machine Learning and Personality Types, so naturally I’m thinking about Jungian cognitive functions from the lens of machine learning algorithms. Some areas of Machine Learning are inspired by biology (f.ex. the […]

No Roots

No Roots

  This childhood narrative keeps coming up for me and is just in time for issues surrounding Nationalism and the vote on the Brexit. When I was around 8 years old, I was eating lunch with my friends at school. There were two rows of tables against the walls and we were discussing where we […]

Child-Stranded Father

Child-Stranded Father

Here’s a poem I wrote after being inspired one morning as an Investment Banking analyst while taking a cab to work through the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. I saw a homeless person in the streets and I imagined the potential of his life in an alternate universe. I saw him as being stranded as […]

A Defense of MBTI (Part 2/2)

A Defense of MBTI (Part 2/2)

Part 1 covered the issues of MBTI with respect to reliability, validity, and missing key variables like neuroticism. Reliability was shown to be strongly present, and validity using objective measures like job performance was seen as ephemeral, while missing variables were seen as being complementary rather than as competing. We made clear the distinction between personality […]