INTRO TO MBTI STORIES II

The function stacks: what they mean and how to stack

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Introduction to the 8 cognitive functions

The EXTROVERTED perceiving functions — Ne and Se

  • Ne (Extroverted Intuition) → novel idea generation and brainstorming, expands out from an idea, from one to many; a creative function that looks at possibilities in the external world.
  • Se (Extroverted Sensing) → takes in and evaluates information from the concrete present moment, the here and now; uses the senses to take in information about the physical world.

The INTROVERTED perceiving functions — Ni and Si

  • Ni (Introverted Intuition) → connects existing ideas, narrows down many ideas to formulate conclusions, uses pieces of ideas to build a map in the mind; future-focused and big-pictured analyses.
  • Si (Introverted Sensing) → studies flashbacks and evaluates tried-and-true methods, routines, and rules…


INTRO TO MBTI STORIES I

The key lies in the function stacks, not in the eight letters

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No matter where you first heard of it— whether you stumbled on a strange test after browsing psychology for hours on the internet, or whether your friend sent you a link out of the blue of that very same strange test that they had insisted you take (while claiming it to be “scarily accurate”), or whether your company forced you to take the test when you were hired for that job where you had to work with people — you have probably at some point been roped into taking the MBTI test online.

But if it’s just the test you…


It’s not just about the portability, it’s also about the software

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NOTE: If you have already come to the conclusion that a Freewrite device is suitable for your writing needs and you’re just not sure which one to get, you have come to the right place. However, if you are still contemplating whether a Freewrite would be worth it for you, check out my previous post about this subject: Are Freewrite Devices Actually Right for You? It might help you determine whether you are the type of writer who would benefit from a distraction-free device.

Now that Astrohaus has two different devices available for buyers to purchase: the original Freewrite (2nd…


Would you actually benefit from distraction-free?

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The release of Astrohaus’ brand new device the Freewrite Traveler has many writers and productivity hackers flocking to see what all the hype is about.

The small company Astrohaus started its journey backed by the crowd on Indiegogo, aiming to fill a market with a more modern version of the simple and cheap, yet effective, AlphaSmart products. For those who are not yet familiar with this nifty set of devices, the AlphaSmart is a brand of word processor that was created in the early 90s to help children and adults learn to type. …


Great modern additions to your creative writing toolkit

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Being a writer means writing is my passion. And as a fiction writer, there’s nothing else I would rather be doing with my time than weaving together intricate plots in my mind, creating colourful settings and lively relatable characters, and then putting them to the page in an artistic collaboration of printed text. So naturally, I want to spend as much time as possible doing exactly that, and less time doing other things such as marketing, editing, proofreading, advertising, designing, and dealing with all the extra things in between. …


Above all else, trust yourself

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It’s always worth it to be yourself, even if it is different.

If you look around at the world and see how the majority of people live and function and you can’t imagine yourself doing the same, you don’t automatically need to think it’s something you have to fix. Don’t think you need to conform to be of value. The world needs new and different. It needs creators and inventors. And to be the first at something, you need to be different. To do something that’s not been done before, to pave new paths, you have to do things differently. If you are on a different path, you do have a place…


Liminal spaces and the silver lining of self-isolation

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There will be times in each of our lives when grieving is necessary. Only through grieving the end of something can we move on to new beginnings. Everyone has to go through some period of grief or another, and sometimes it’s collective. Collective grief can come from the ending of a past era, which affects all of society. And this pairs together with the uncertainty of times ahead. This pandemic is causing us a collective period of grief and uncertainty. We are mourning what was, and we are uncertain of what will be. The world will not be the…


With the example of what losing a friend really means

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Have you heard of Finneas O’Connell? Maybe you haven’t heard of him yet, but you’ve most likely heard of his sister. He collaborates music with the now very well-known artist Billie Eilish. In interviews they have mentioned being both best friends and siblings. But now I want to focus on just Finneas. He wrote a song that I call a great meaning masterpiece (you’ll find a link to the song on YouTube at the bottom of this post), and I want to talk for a moment about why I call it that.

Why is this song important?

He lost…


Similar to the CYOA, there are many paths you can take

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Maybe you’ve decided to take the leap and create your own ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book. You might have read my article Would Your Novel Work as a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Story? and mapped out exactly what the plot points are going to be, thought about which type of endings would be appropriate to your novel, and chosen to accept that your readers will be the ones making all the decisions. …


ALL HAIL THE NETFLIX KING AND CINEMATOGRAPHIC WIZARD

Featuring examples uncovered from True Detective, unearthed from Macbeth, and won from The King

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The fact of Adam Arkapaw being a cinematic master? The case was closed with True Detective (2014). If you’ve ever feasted your eyes on this brilliant HBO drama with its bleak, barren landscapes and cutting edge shots (including the famous six minute single-take tracking shot), you’ve already had your mesmerizing introduction to the cinematic artistry of Australian cinematographer Adam Arkapaw.

Chances are, you may have already seen some of Arkapaw’s former works: Animal Kingdom (2010), The Snowtown Murders (2011), Macbeth (2015), The Light Between Oceans (2016) or Assassin’s Creed (2016). But Netflix recently released his newest masterpiece: The King (2019)

Robin Nemesszeghy

Little Red Bird, flitting around to deliver words to the page | Creative Thinker | Content Developer | Lifelong Learner

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