All Sorts of People - Ordered Complexity
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 1307/02/07
History reveals that the Mercy who is willing to 'be himself' in an 'opened up' manner is unexcelled as a platform performer. He tends to see and identify with all of the many sides of a situation, and thus also makes a terrific mediator.
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Introduction to Books 5, 6 and 7
Book 5 integrates the static theory developed thus far with the theory developed independently by the psychologists Briggs and Myers, which for legal reasons we call MBNI. In this way, we add dynamics. We give causes for MBNI, and explain childhood...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 17
History shows that Mercy strategy is very willing to pardon the errors of others. Behind a bubbly and vivacious personality is a character that is 'spiritually sensitive' and rooted strongly in sorrow -- it makes him an emissary of sensitivity.
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 16
We see in history that personal conviction allows long-range goals, as strategies in the mind link up to generate self-initiated action. Goals channel identification into freeing the oppressed; platform abilities mobilize public opinion; skills in...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 15
History indicates that a 'closed up' or narcissistic Mercy strategy provokes opposition and must thus manipulate in order to maintain its influence. We look at multiple examples along an axis of manipulation versus respect, and notice in particular...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 14
History indicates that Mercy strategy is strongly enhanced when there are personal convictions that rule over the emotions derived from personal values. We look at multiple examples along an axis of conviction versus etiquette.
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 9
History indicates that the Mercy is strongly tempted to 'close up' his emotional sensitivity, and live in some alternate reality. As part of this, he can be addicted to television. Food, sleep and drugs may become 'love substitutes.'
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 8
History shows that the Mercy often finds it hard to give orders to others. He fears failure, and can suffer severely from bouts of depression. If immediate need is not present, he may be lazy. Alternatively, under pressure, he can become a...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 7
History indicates that Mercy strategy is at the foundation of the circuit for self-initiated action. The Mercy sees immediate need that results from an identification with those around him. In time, he can himself become an example to others.
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 6
We see historically that the Mercy is shy as a child, and then shy with the opposite sex as he grows older. He appreciates examples whom he can respect, and especially needs intimacy in a marriage relationship.
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 5
History shows that the Mercy is very sensitive to criticism, and may find it hard to defend himself against personal attack. He appreciates loyalty from those who will stick with him and defend him.
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 4
History shows that the Mercy is sensitive to the expectations of others - it suggests that this strategy is the mental foundation for an approval-based flavor of conscience. The Mercy is very aware of the social standing of others, and cares for the...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 3
We see in history that the Mercy emphasizes an experience-oriented learning style, and is sensitive to music. The fact that these aspects can both have strong religious overtones suggests once more that a section of the mind sensitive to the...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 2
History indicates that the Mercy communicates non-verbally, which suggests a foundation in right hemisphere thought. He hates insincerity and disharmony, and identifies with hurts of others - we will later suggest this again involves the mirror neuron...
Book 4: The Sparkling Mercy Part 1
We see through historical examples that the Mercy is a person of feelings that alternate between poles of joy and sorrow. He thinks associatively and like to interact with others 'heart to heart' - we will link this later to mirror neurons in the...
Book 3: Compatibilities and Conflicts Part 6
We close our discussion by discussing compatibilities and conflicts involving the Mercy and the Perceiver. We discuss mechanisms that generate conscience, and suggest that this conviction consists of two completely distinct flavors.
Book 3: Compatibilities and Conflicts Part 5
We discuss compatibilities and conflicts between the Facilitator and the Mercy, the Facilitator and the Perceiver, the Facilitator and the Server, and the Facilitator and the Teacher. Among other things, we describe mechanisms that generate a...
Book 3: Compatibilities and Conflicts Part 4
This section examines compatibilities and conflicts between the Facilitator and the Contributor, and between two Facilitators. Among other things, we expand our discussion to examine the distinction between a hard and a soft science. We discover the...
Book 3: Compatibilities and Conflicts Part 3
This section looks at compatibilities and conflicts between the Exhorter and the Contributor, the Exhorter and the Facilitator, the Exhorter and the Mercy, the Exhorter and the Perceiver, and the Exhorter and the Teacher. We see more clearly how drive...
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More information'All Sorts of People - Ordered Complexity' is a collection of seven linked books:
Book One presents personality differences - we may describe you, your family, your friends, in a great deal of detail. We develop symmetries between the various forms of thought. This will help us later as we map things onto the human brain.
Book Two examines the energy engine of the mind, the source of our excitement. This form of thought operates strongly in one personality style and gives it 'charisma.' We'll look at multiple historical persons, using direct quotes chained together from published historical biographies. That way you know we aren't making this up.
Book Three analyzes typical compatibilities and conflicts, and uses this information, with the symmetries developed previously, to generate a static model of the human mind. Surprisingly, there turn out to be only about eight common marriage combinations.
Book 4 looks at a second personality style - it's the basis for sensitivity, and thus for human interaction and love. We examine its development, in persons from history, again using only direct quotes from historical biographies.
Books 5, 6 and 7 are too sensitive to put on to audio. Thus, we leave them for you to read by yourself - they can be downloaded from our website at www.cognitivestyles.com.
These seven books, taken together, provide a possible explanation for human consciousness - this is the Holy Grail of the social sciences. We leave it for you to judge how well we succeed.
A series of accompanying videos for the lectures have been made available.