My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I admit the secrecy of it all initially captured my attention. I’m still astounded by the fact that the secrets included within are not secrets at all.
The organization also needs to be improved and some parts of the work need to be hacked for consistency. The chapter about the difference between INTJs and INTPs should be put in the appendices (because the author has another book about INTPs) because her personal recount of somebody she cannot remember the name of but can recall features is hilarious to me. -_-
More importantly, I find that a secret shared to everyone defies the very definition of secret.
I will try to come up with a more substantial review when I feel the need to do so.
Teacher: Why do you sound so tired?
Student: I attended a concert last night.
Teacher: Really? That sounds good. Whose and where?
Student: My apartment. My neighbor sang in the shower all night again.
Student: I was so tired I could kill my friend.
Teacher: You could have pushed him over the cliff and he’d die.
Teacher: Most women want to get married or travel in their thirties. What about you?
Lily: I just want to have a stable job and raise a Shiba Inu.
I’ve been wanting to do this project for a long time. My Goodreads READ-shelf shows I’ve been too into Japanese comic books recently (so far 58 books out of 60 are comic books lol) so I thought reading articles in my spare time will even things out.
How am I planning to execute this?
I had considered having a monthly wrap up for my blog posts until I realized that my blog count depends on how often I post…which is erratic in nature. Considering the amount of articles I read a month, I cogitated the idea of summarizing my thoughts for all of them instead of reviewing them one by one. Think of it as a Youtube Beauty Guru doing a monthly haul, or having her Monthly favorites, or empties video (yep, I spent my time binge-watching Youtube videos too!) so lo and behold!
Without further ado, here are the articles I read this month:
I’ve always thought that it is important for a writer to read but anything I have to say has already been said-er-written here.
BBC is a great site where people can read substantial articles and the links I have written above are awesome examples. I have always been intrigued by language structures be it Japanese or English and I’m quite sure a number of languages out there out to be examined as well. Still, not everyone can be a philologist.
I have written a review on BFG (here) not knowing that there is more to it than my poorly written feedback. It didn’t come as a surprise though that literary works come in different shades –or what are literary criticisms for!
Not exactly an article but I still love this list from Buzzfeed. I posted something about getting INTJ in some personality tests (you can read it HERE)but somehow answering them triggers a compulsion to get the answers ‘right’. This list however almost convinces me that maybe, yes, I am… Still, it won’t hurt to know for sure.
I love the idea that there are eight words that changed the way we think, to be honest but the crowding of words in the article made it rather difficult for me to just pinpoint which things I have to focus on. I’m thinking whether it is because my vocabulary has to be further honed by the writer, or the idea was to intimidate people because the article was about words. In short, it’s verbose. Then again, it’s worth sharing. And it has Muggle in the list, that’s enough a reason.
You may have noticed that I read a number of articles dated 2016 but hey, these posts are about articles I have read in a month, not the articles-written-in-a-month that I’ve read (does that make sense?).
Teacher: When do we use the Passive sentences?
Student: When we are forced to…
Putting a label on one’s personality is quite hard. With each passing day, we grow and develop our characters influenced by our society, the things we read, we see, and we feel and these factors help us perceive things in different angles and respond to them accordingly.
Knowing this, you might think I don’t like taking personality tests. On the contrary, I do. I spend a number of hours trying to figure out what kind of behavior I actually exhibit and it feels good to learn different ways of analyzing one’s character therefore having different labels that are not at all contradictory to one another.
I took another exam featuring Myers-Briggs to verify something that has been bothering me for quite a time. I had taken three similar personality tests from different sites a number of months ago and two of them had yielded the same result. Note that I had taken them at different times as well. Lo, and behold, the most recent exam I took made the score 3/4.
I typed INTJ + gif in Google images and found responses that seemed natural to me at times including this:
Most likely my personality at the workplace has affected my responses to those exams–and the fact that I take exams well (lol). Other factors include language and time. Certainly the amount of time one spends on answering a personality examination endangers its accuracy due to his subjectivity. Say, there’s this question:
Regardless of what other people say, deep down I feel that I am… *
Kind of weird
I wouldn’t choose NORMAL–heck no. There’s nothing more despising than being categorized with people who don’t know their own purpose in life. Then again, should I say I’m weird? That will be weird. ^_^ So it took me a long time to consider what I should choose.
Somehow a part of me thinks that this maybe the result of how I want to see myself. Do I act like this when I’m surrounded by people who know me well? Surprise! I don’t. But you don’t have to know what I am like, right? ^_^
What I somehow don’t understand in these personality examinations are the promotions that come after. Why do we need to ‘improve’ ourselves? Should we become better INTJs or any other classification? Or are we being molded to become ‘better’ individuals by changing parts of us that society cannot accept? There is also the question of what ‘better’ actually means.
After all, I personally believe a part of our personality depends on how others perceive us… but it doesn’t mean we need to care about what they think about us. I don’t think it is fair that a person can put a label to anybody’s character without spending enough time with him or her. Even married people tend to misinterpret their partners’ actions, parents can’t understand their children’s philosophies, and colleagues can’t decipher each other’s logic. Who knows, the INTJ beside you might be very different from the one who has written this post… but who still wants to determine if she’s actually an INTJ.
Although Buzzfeed took a pretty good shot at it and almost convinced me.
* The question to http://personalityhacker.com
These are the books I am definitely going to read after my Harry Potter and One Piece marathons–yep, I am not yet done and I am running out of excuses.
I might do this as a tag. ^_^
Nowadays, I hardly find time to read books. And then when I do (I finished like 6 books this month) I almost NEVER REVIEW THEM!! It really aggravates me because I feel like book reviewing is the heart of book blogging. It’s also kind of the reason why I started this blog anyway, so if I’m not reviewing it defeats the purpose. I notice that when I do have time to review, I do something else.
Listening To K-POP
Here’s a little fun fact about me: I love watching korean dramas, listening to korean music, watching anime, and listening to J-POP. A lot. I’m actually listening to it right now (Playing With Fire by Blackpink is one my faves). You are probably thinking why I can’t I just listen to music, and review books. I can’t because
- I’m usually trying to find other songs to listen to next
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