Back Again

Photo by Jamie Haughton on Unsplash
Photo by Jamie Haughton on Unsplash

I have this condition in my creative life where I become super interested in something,

decide I want to write or share about it then determine that there are too many people talking or writing about it and so I am not good enough, smart enough, knowledgeable enough to do it.  It occurred to me recently that I probably feel this way because becoming interested in something turns you into a magnet for it.  Like buying a Jeep and suddenly seeing them every other car.  There aren’t more Jeeps on the road today than there were yesterday, you’re just noticing them more.  Which can make yours feel less special, especially if you’re a Type 4, ENFP.  If that last sentence is gibberish to you, more info coming at the end. 

Thus, I have decided to jump back in and start writing again. Probably shorter blurbs so they are easier to digest.  The loss of our attention span and the decline of reading is so sad to me but not something I can contend with or fight against, so I’ll roll with it and try to keep things concise.  Expect to see a lot of questions in my posts. The whole purpose for this blog was not just to share but to learn and become more enlightened.  I want to know what other people think and how they see things.  I am always asking for feedback via email but it seems unless you are willing to put yourself on a public, sacrificial altar to be flayed via text by aggressive, angry people, no one is interested.  Because of this, I’m opening up comments to my blog posts and hope we will find honest, respectful discourse here.


So, I’m off to write the next piece.  In the meantime, if you are interested in personality types, I referenced my Enneagram and MBTI (Meyers Briggs Type Indicator) types above.  Here are some links to assessments for each.

For the Meyer’s Briggs tests, the first link is to their assessment which you must pay for.   The second is to a site called 16Personalities which has a free assessment.  I took both and got the same result, for whatever that’s worth to you.

https://www.mbtionline.com/en-US/Products/For-you

https://www.16personalities.com/

Here is a link to the Enneagram Institute.  They charge a modest fee for their test. There are other sites you can find free tests and tons of stuff to read. A test may help you narrow it down to 2-3 types then you can start exploring those in depth.  I highly recommend starting with the book The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. 

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

Enjoy!

mandy@greaterape.com

Author: Mandy

Your basic American primate, searching for magic and meaning.

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