About

I’m a 29 year old female currently wrapping up my PhD in Neuroscience, which looked at the molecular underpinnings of learning and memory. I’ve just recently stumbled upon the fascinating world of personality types and how our type guides our perception of the world, the people around us and the decisions we make. I’m especially interested in the process through which neuromodulators, released during periods of stress, bonding and romantic love/limerence influence our personalities (and how this might differ between types). My posts will be based on a mixture of thoughts, personal experiences, ideas and things I’ve read along the way. Since I’ve traditionally stuck to the molecular/cellular side of neuroscience and possibly scoffed at social psychology in the past (ashamed) I only “discovered” Myers-Briggs theory and myself a week ago, after a seemingly long period of a what I would call an “identity crisis”. But more on that later. As an INTP (I think), I’d like to think I have some unique insight to share with all of you, but I don’t necessarily think I hold all the answers nor will I be able to express them as clearly as some would wish. So, I welcome all clarifications, challenges, criticisms, different perspectives, thoughts, personal experiences from other INTPs as well as all other personality types that choose to join me on this journey. The idea here is to gain insight into my mind and the mind of others through the mutual sharing of ideas, thoughts and experiences. Onwards.

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2 responses to “About”

  1. AJ says :

    Hello there,

    I’m also an INTP intrigued by the phenomenon of learning. I’m particularly interested in exploring learning from a mind-body perspective. In dabbling with mind-body practices such as the Feldenkrais method, I’ve been amazed at how quickly my body has learned to move more fluidly, with less tension and greater ease. It is intriguing how the application of conscious attention in exercises like Feldenkrais seems to greatly expedite learning versus exercises performed with minimal attention to interoceptive processes.

    It is also intriguing to think about learning as a fundamental property of the universe, with even the most primitive organisms demonstrating the capacity to learn. This is one reason why I find philosophies such as pan-experientialism or pan-psychism fairly compelling. It seems as though mind/consciousness and matter co-exist at all levels of the universe, with learning serving as a veritable bridge between the two. In this light, I have found the writings of Henri Bergson (e.g., Creative Evolution and Matter and Memory), Ken Wilber, and Alfred North Whitehead to be of great interest.

  2. thedreamdirector says :

    Hi INTP neuroscience lady, I’m a limerent female 34 year old INTJ gone bonkers over an ESTP. As an Ni dominant, I actually dreamed of drugs and CODA meetings after our encounters! Dopamine. There is also some interesting soul-based (less science, more Fe) anima/animus discussions by Robert Johnson’s “We”. It’s all very interesting because I have other Se dominants in my life, but my animus LO fell upon a very particular variety. Anyway, my Dad was an ISTP and also shared the Ti and Fe issue you did – he actually went so far down such a dark road that he was hospitalized with schizo-affective disorder. A Beautiful Mind. I’m working with a therapist now because I’m not F***ing around with this crap; but one thing I observed and maybe an idea for your continued research assuming you are still into this – I have this intuitive sense that my Dad couldn’t climb out because he was stuck in at Tertiary Temptation loop – I think Ti had linked with Ni and his Se was virtually off-line. I know this because he went from introvert to MASSIVE introvert and wouldn’t go out or do much – which is Se off-line. No one could explain his “gradual late on-set of schizophrenia” but I think it had to his Se not being engaged. Maybe that’s too simple of an answer, but he slowly sunk and disintegrated and his Fe eventually “acted out” in explosive anger that got him picked up by the PET. Just wondering if you have done any research of the brains in folks stuck in dominant/tertiary loops with a weak or “off-line” auxilary?

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