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Another bit of
advice from the school of dumb knocks: Never polish your wooden floors with Mr Sheen
furniture polish. It might seem fun to go skating across in socks at first, and
sure, they're lovely and shiny, but you'll regret it after the 11th time you go sliding
across and crash into the walls when all you wanted was to change the TV channels!
Experiences with Ed Bishop
A scary look into
My members profile on RatB
I did the Keirsy
Character thing. I've done these at University, always with different results, but
this result made me laugh as it just seems to describe my entire social life :)
Of the four aspects
of strategic analysis and definition it is the contingency planning or entailment
organising role that reaches the highest development in INTJs. Entailing or contingency
planning is not an informative activity, rather it is a directive one in which the planner
tells others what to do and in what order to do it. As the organising capabilities the
INTJs increase so does their inclination to take charge of whatever is going on. It is in
their abilities that INTJs differ from the other NTs, while in most of their attitudes
they are just like the others.
However there is
one attitude that sets them apart from other NTs: they tend to be much more self-confident
than the rest, having, for obscure reasons, developed a very strong will. They are rather
rare, comprising no more than, say, one percent of the population. Being very judicious,
decisions come naturally to them; indeed, they can hardly rest until they have things
settled, decided, and set. They are the people who are able to formulate coherent and
comprehensive contingency plans, hence contingency organisers or "entailers."
INTJs will adopt ideas only if they are useful, which is to say if they work efficiently
toward accomplishing the INTJ's well-defined goals. Natural leaders, INTJs are not at all
eager to take command of projects or groups, preferring to stay in the background until
others demonstrate their inability to lead. Once in charge, however, INTJs are the supreme
pragmatists, seeing reality as a crucible for refining their strategies for goal-directed
action. In a sense, INTJs approach reality as they would a giant chess board, always
seeking strategies that have a high payoff, and always devising contingency plans in case
of error or adversity.
To the INTJ,
organisational structure and operational procedures are never arbitrary, never set in
concrete, but are quite malleable and can be changed, improved, streamlined. In their
drive for efficient action, INTJs are the most open-minded of all the types. No idea is
too far-fetched to be entertained-if it is useful. INTJs are natural brainstormers, always
open to new concepts and, in fact, aggressively seeking them. They are also alert to the
consequences of applying new ideas or positions. Theories which cannot be made to work are
quickly discarded by the INTJs. On the other hand, INTJs can be quite ruthless in
implementing effective ideas, seldom counting personal cost in terms of time and energy.
I found an old trip diary, and thought I'd share the incredibly deep insights
recorded therein: "We Went shopping and DaDDy bought me a necklas. We hierd a
car, and We Sor a bt of Cuntry. We Went to the bech and I bought my bot. and we Saw
the boats in Pearl Harbour". Hey, I was six, what did you expect?
September: A thought
I was watching Dilbert, and I thought, I really don't like this cartoon. But I'll
watch it because it's animated. I'll watch anything if it's animated. Then I thought, the
government should animate their paid party political broad casts. I'd vote for the side
that has the best cartoons.
July - something that made me laugh many years ago.
|On Being Tongue Tied
If you cannot understand my argument, and
declare Its Greek to me, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you claimed to
be more sinned against than sinning, you are quoting Shakespeare, if you recall your salad
days, you are quoting Shakespeare; if you act more in sorrow than in anger, if your wish
is father to the thought, if your lost property has vanished into thin air, you are
quoting Shakespeare; if you have ever refused to budge an inch or suffered from green-eyed
jealousy, if you have played fast and loose, if you have been tongue-tied, a tower of
strength, hoodwinked or in a pickle, if you have knitted your brows, made a virtue of
necessity, insisted on fair play, slept not one wink, stood on ceremony, danced attendance
(on your lord and master), laughed yourself into stitches, had short shrift, cold comfort
or too much of a good thing, If you have seen better days or lived in a fools
paradise - why, be that as it may, the more fool you, for it is a foregone conclusion that
you are (as good luck would have it) quoting Shakespeare; if you think it is early days
and clear out bag and baggage, if you think it is high time and that is the long and short
of it, if you believe that the game is up and that truth will out even if it involves your
own flesh and blood, if you lie low till the crack of doom because you suspect foul play,
if you have your teeth set on edge (at one fell swoop) without rhyme or reason, then - to
give the devil his due - if the truth were known (for surely you have a tongue in your
head), you are quoting Shakespeare; even if you bid me good riddance and send me packing,
If you wish I was dead as a door-nail, if you think I am an eyesore, a laughing stock, the
devil incarnate, a stony-hearted villain, bloody-minded or a blinking idiot, then - by
Jove! Or Lord! Tut, tut! for goodness sake! what the dickens! but me no buts - it is
all one to me, for you are quoting Shakespeare.