A letter in defense of the marketplace philosophy

Dear Modernity, It looks like I have a story to tell you; one that has been a weight on my mind for quite some time, that finally prompted to be expressed for you. In Athens, 3rd century B.C., there were four major schools of philosophy. In the west, Plato had his academy. In the east, …

Why Plato was wrong about art

“Plato wasn’t a fan of art.” I looked up from my notes, shocked and astounded by the simple sentence my lecturer in aesthetics, philosophy stood up there. Why wouldn’t Plato be a fan of art? It’s right up his alley. As the lecture went on, I understood that yes, Plato did in fact not like …

Socionics glossary

Coming from MBTI and trying to learn socionics, or even diving into it on its own, can be a daunting task. Information is often inaccessible, and there are plenty of new terms, even from the view of someone that is well experienced in MBTI. If you can use the language of MBTI to talk straight …

Alchemy, astrology, tarot cards; projections of the collective unconscious

We never see the actual archetypes around us. What we see are, in a sense, incarnations of the archetypes. The archetypes all exists in our psyche, in the collective unconscious, as patterns outside of our control, influencing us in ways outside of our awareness. What we see externally are not the archetypes, but projections of …

Function transfer – to move towards our strength

Learn how we transfer information from one function to the other, as a defense mechanism #socionics #ModelA

In the stack of cognitive functions, through model A, influenced by dimensionality, and in even more detail through the different dichotomies we can apply to each function, some functions are stronger, and some are weaker. In some, we have a lot of confidence; in others, we have almost none at all. Through some, we feel …

King, warrior, magician, lover; four archetypes of mature masculinity

When it comes to archetypes, there are countless of different ideas, theories, and attempts at describing the world. Archetypes is the major aspect of Jungian theory, a shared pattern that lies in our subconscious. A pattern that looks the same regardless of who you are. It is in this tradition that Robert L. Moore and …

Archetypes

What are even archetypes? They are important to understand when it comes to Jungian psychology, and even to grasp important aspects personality types. It was when I ventured into understanding introversion in depth that I first heard about the concept that I later found out was a major building block in Jungian psychology. Definition of …

Determinism and punishment

Determinism, philosophically, in opposition to free will, is the idea that every act that we take are predetermined by prior actions, our own or that of others. We don’t have free will, but our actions are reactions to what has happened before. If that’s the case, if our actions are predetermined and not chosen, how …