We like to think we live life and that we are in control. And we reach for anything that we think will give us control like MBTI. But two things remain remarkably constant - culture and personality.
The best we can do is listen to what culture and personality are telling us.
Cultures are gathered into civilizations. And today we only have three. The Indian civilization, the Chinese civilization and the Western civilization.
And today these three civilizations are imploding together through the electronic media, the noosphere.
And our personalities are imploding together through the handmaiden of the noosphere, the internet.
So we can expect some fireworks and surprises.
For instance neither Russia nor Arabia are part of the Indian or Chinese civilization so surprisingly, they are part of Western civilization. And why should we be surprised as Russian is Russian Orthodox christian and Arabia consists of People of the Book.
And mothers note that babies are not born tabula rasa, but each baby is born with their own personality which remains constant for life.
So life is the interaction of these two constants, culture and personality.
And guess what - the hallmark of the internet is interaction.
And as I reply, I am interacting - I am no longer a lone actor, I am an interactor.