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    Default How has learning about personality type affected you?

    I'm just curious to see responses to this. I've seen threads about people with obsessions about it. Obviously, we are all here because it's interesting. But has knowing about personality theory had a positive or negative affect in your life?

    For me, it's been very positive. I've always been on a mission to understand my own brain. I've known my type for years but it's been only in the last year that I've actively tried to understand what it means. I've dealt with depression and anxiety for years and now I've found a way to help focus in on the why's when I get that way. It helps me through. I've come to understand other people around me more and my interaction with them has become easier. I guess just understanding who I am and how I interact in the world has been a great experience. Integrating the enneagram in has also had a very positive affect. It was just like seeing the sunrise one day when I finally just got it.

    So, how about you guys?

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    every understanding of why people are the way they are, helps to tame such ideas like "he is pretending to be stupid, he is deliberately sabotaging truth".

    this brings a lot of peace, mercy, benevolence, generosity to heart, especially when you have been badly crushed by the wheels of some people's ways.

    type is only a part in the puzzle, psychology and especially developmental psychology are others. you might argue, that it would be wise, to entertain the idea, that people always do their momentary best. this is for example, what byron katie branded as "the work". however the rational mind cant just buy into such wisdom. it needs concrete proof. there it is

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    Learning about my type made me start hooting heroin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Learning about my type made me start hooting heroin.
    How does one hoot heroin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    How does one hoot heroin?
    You're gonna need an owl, a funnel, and some PVC pipe. A little can-do attitude and a first aid kit for just in case can't hurt either.



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    It's helped me A LOT. I always felt like the black sheep in the family.. now everything makes sense to me- why I didn't got along with certain family members most, and why I saw things the way I did.

    In a way, for me, it's a sense of relief.

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    I've found that I'm less judgemental of people than I have been in the past, so I suppose that it's been a positive influence on my life. Definitely not as turbulent as I used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    It's helped me A LOT. I always felt like the black sheep in the family.. now everything makes sense to me- why I didn't got along with certain family members most, and why I saw things the way I did.

    In a way, for me, it's a sense of relief.
    This has definitly been a part of my experience as well. A lot of my issues were directly related to how I interacted with the outside world. I'm glad you had a positive experience too

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    It's helped me understand differences in personality.. not that I try to type everyone that I come across, but keeping the difference between, say, sensing and intuition in mind as I talk to someone allows me to communicate and otherwise interact with them more positively and more effectively. I can relate to many more people on their level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    How does one hoot heroin?
    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    You're gonna need an owl, a funnel, and some PVC pipe. A little can-do attitude and a first aid kit for just in case can't hurt either.


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