The trouble started with a discussion of the word 'numinous'.
Let's look at the enigmatic “Big Five Personality Traits" again. They aren't new. The idea began in United States Air Force in the 1950s, then psychologist J.M. Digman proposed the "five factor model" of personality in 1990. Human resource departments in large corporations have been using it for a long time to assess potential employees. … Continue reading Rescuing psychology | The Big Five Personality Traits | Shouldn’t it be the Big Ten?
In The Shyness Guide, I make the case that detachment is a tool one can use to enter and explore the social world.
What's good for some people sometimes isn't always good for everyone all the time.
Do you know the Barbara Streisand song......'People Who Need People'? - which said that such people are are the 'luckiest people in the world'?
Whenever I see animal tracks ...... I'm always reminded of this obvious truth: that reading and writing are older than speech.
Sometimes psychologists try to explain autism using 'theory of mind'. Books on psychology devote whole chapters to theory of mind, but to keep a lid on this idea, I'll just quote Dictionary.com: the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc. Those … Continue reading Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?
One morning this week, editing my 2012 journal, I came upon a surprise that surprised me again – in physicist Lisa Randall's book Knocking on Heaven's Door (her book about expectations for the Large Hadron Collider), near the end of the book, she makes a comment to the effect that some scientists, like autistic people, … Continue reading Autism | Lack of creativity?
Insensitivity may ultimately destroy this planet, so it has to be confronted.