Random Ramblings 12 – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Hello everyone! Hope you are having lovely Thursday. Today, I’m going to ramble about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). What is MBTI, you ask? Sometime in the 20th Century, Katherine Briggs stumbled across Carl Jung’s psychological types and worked with her daughter Isabel Myers to create a way to identify people’s personality types, hoping that…

Ignorance is Bliss

There’s a HP Lovecraft quote that goes like this: “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage…

Cognitive Reflection

Hello everyone, let’s talk about cognitive reflection. Or if you’ve seen the click baity titles along the lines of “a Test that 70% of Harvard Students Failed”. The past few Random Rambling topic has been quite heavy so I thought I want to do something a little lighter.  Well, I guess the topic itself is…

Reaching Your Potential

I used to hate it when people tell me “you have great potential”.  It still kind of irritates me. I know it’s supposed to be encouraging, but it just makes me feel like I’ve not done things to the best of my abilities. And how the heck do you even know what my “potential” is…

Life After Post-Grad

So… I’m finishing up my thesis and preparing to submit it soon. That’s a whole lot off my shoulders. And I’ve decided to take a six month break. Mostly to just enjoy my life and FREEDOM before I plunge myself into the cold, harsh waters of society. And also because I’m not entirely confident in my…

What is Maturity?

This past two years, I’ve started to see an alarming number of former classmates getting married. Some even have a kid or two. Most are just acquaintances and a few are old friends that I’ve long since lost contact with. In other words, I wasn’t invited to their weddings, so I didn’t really noticed it. But a…

True Knowledge

There’s a difference between perceived knowledge and true knowledge. I know there are some actual philosophical terms that define what I’m about to say, but my Google Fu has failed me in this regard. But for the purposes of this rant, and it is a rant, I’ll give each of them a name, so that’s…

It Takes Two

“It takes two to make a relationship work.” Pretty simple, right? The quote is usually used in the context of a romantic relationship, but it applies to platonic ones as well. And that’s what I want to discuss today, though I think the principle can be applied to romantic relationships as well, just on a deeper, more…

Just Be Yourself

What does that phrase mean? Just be yourself. I mean, is it even possible to not be yourself? If you are not yourself, whose self are you being? A friend’s? A relative’s? A stranger’s? A construct?

Yes Can be as Terrifying as No

While rejection is a bad experience and most people would avoid it when possible, acceptance is not always sunshine and daisies too. Acceptance can be just as terrifying as rejection, sometimes maybe even more so. I don’t know if you’ve ever experience it before, but I have. After some thoughts, I realized that there are…

The Perfectionist vs the Lazy Man

“There’s a perfectionist in me that’s getting bludgeoned by the lazy man in me.” I think there’s a part in every person that wants to do things perfectly. Well, in most people. Scratch that, I don’t know the numbers. This is some crappy philosophy, no research was done.  Anyway, I first notice this thing about…