I have a “database” of useful reference cards. I’m sharing them with you. They’re organized in a hierarchy as designated in the title; so this particular card is in the broad category of “Social” (which is more of a psychology/sociology category), the minor category of “MBTI“, and this specific card is “General” information about the MBTI.

This MBTI set is probably my most useful stack o’ cards at the moment. For the unfamiliar, the MBTI is a personality test that consists of four “dichotomies”; four different “traits” in which you’re either x or y. Introverted or Extroverted, Intuitive or Sensing, that kinda thing. Part of my obsession is fun; I like to look at people and say “I think they’re type “XXXX.” Part of it is understanding: for example, realizing that Extroverts are actually drained by being alone for too long (similar to how I, an Introvert, feel when social for too long), rather than just bored, was a nice kick to the world view. There’s also an opportunity there for self improvement, as it allows me to say “Hey, this extroverted trait seems valuable. I should try and develop it.”

These specific points are the general reference items that are good to check every once in a while. The first few are moral checks: Be honest, don’t judge, yada yada. The latter few relate to the nomenclature of the MBTI, since a lot of reading on the subject use the more advanced terms willy nilly.

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|Thermos                                           |
|                                                  |
|Best purchase in ages, barring a cheapo tablet.   |
|                                                  |
|Specifically, for tea.                            |
|                                                  |
|This goes hand in hand with my superlovable rice  |
|cooker. Just like I can make a batch of rice and  |
|eat it with multiple meals over the course of the |
|day, I can now make a thermos of tea and make it  |
|last. I def rec it to other tea drinkers (b'-')b  |
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|Ideas!                                            |
|I've had them! I've had a huge urge to write as of|
|late, thanks to Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, which |
|I finally picked up after reading about it on     |
|43folders ages ago.                               |
|                                                  |
|I really wanna get a couple subprojects going on  |
|this site. That's something I've teetered on with |
|tags and such, but I'm really cautious about      |
|planning and organization and crud. Exactly the   |
|kind of stuff the book warns about, heh.          |
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|Learning                                          |
|Learning is a wonderful endeavour. Confucious     |
|sounded pretty legit in saying it should be one of|
|the primary concerns of life, and learning about  |
|something that feels important to you... it's like|
|you're taking a step in the right direction, eh?  |
|At least mentally.                                |
|                                                  |
|Then again, maybe I just like learning because it |
|is about the only thing my lazy bottom can get    |
|done most days :(                                 |
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|Fried Buddha                                      |
|                                                  |
|S'kinda funny how some of the best and worst      |
|aspects of a religion can come from its age.      |
|                                                  |
|On one hand, yay! They're tried and true. Sure,   |
|religions may clash, but none of them has         |
|destroyed the world yet. On the other... it's so  |
|tempting to try to "modernize" or adapt religious |
|practices to current circumstances. E.g., eating  |
|fried chicken while meditating on suffering...    |
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|Testing, 123, Testing, 456                        |
|In my latest attempt to link all the accounts I   |
|don't use, This WordPress post should go to my    |
|Tumblr, and that Tumblr should go to my Twitter.  |
|                                                  |
|Hypothetically.                                   |
|                                                  |
|I'm expecting that somewhere around the pipeline, |
|this post will turn into some kinda of Satanic    |
|spawn, but what the hey, I'll give it a shot.     |
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|Shopping List                                     |
|Keeping one with me at all times has been one of  |
|the better choices in my life thusfar.            |
|                                                  |
|And not just for spontaneous shopping.            |
|(which happens more than I'd like to note)        |
|                                                  |
|Just another form of ubiquitous capture.          |
|                                                  |
|You never know when you're going to run out of    |
|something, so be ready, y'dig?                    |
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