Where’d RC Go? (A Quick Update)

Hey guys! In case you were wondering what became of Reflection Cube for a couple weeks, the hosting expired. I was just recently able to get things back up and running again. I'm hoping to do the same with my other blog (thebleedingblogger.com) in a couple weeks, and possibly eventually Health Hobo. P.S. To see …

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The Sixteen Types – Ego, Shadow, Subconscious, and Superego Dimensions

Ever had trouble determining your personality type? In less mature years, I tested as INFJ (which is not, in any way, to imply that INFJs are less mature. I got that result, however, during a period in which I was still - largely unwittingly - copying others). Then, during an existential crisis, I tested as …

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INTP Compatibility

What personality types are theoretically most compatible with INTPs? Please note that compatibility is different from camaraderie (as explained well by C.S. Joseph). Camaraderie often exists between similar types, such as the INTP and ENTP. However, a high-camaraderie relationship is not necessarily the same as a complementary or compatible relationship (in terms of work and …

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INTPs Under Stress: The Shadow Functions

I've written some about struggles faced as an INTP female. However, there is an extra layer of INTP depth and darkness we have not explored. This layer is exposed during seasons of stress. It is the INTP shadow. What is the Shadow? It has been said that our shadow is the part of us that …

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How to Remember Myers-Briggs Function Stacks

For several years, I was annoyed that I couldn't detect the pattern behind Myers-Briggs type function stacks. How did others have an internal grasp of every type's stack? Did they simply memorize them all? Some of them seemed to understand the patterns behind the stacks, but I had never encountered a clear explanation as to …

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On Self-Deprecation

Appearance is nothing. Yet many of us have grown up in a culture which subconsciously believes and teaches that appearance is everything. Some of the most arrogant people have mastered the appearance of humility. They know how to be self-deprecating and falsely modest. Conversely, some of the most confident people I know actually have a …

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Sacrifice

They say you must choose a sacrifice, and they are right. They say you must find a goal high enough to be worthy of its sacrifice. They are right. But sometimes, we don't pick our sacrifice. Sometimes, the sacrifice picks us before we have the chance to choose it. And then, rather than selecting a …

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Thought-Terminating Cliché

A commonly used phrase, sometimes passing as folk wisdom, used to quell cognitive dissonance, conceal lack of forethought, move on to other topics, etc. – but in any case, to end the debate with a cliché rather than a point. Wikipedia Ex. #1: Druggie's concerned friend: "You need to cut the coke. You're killing yourself! …

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Broken Window Fallacy

The Broken Window Fallacy is an argument which disregards lost opportunity costs associated with destroying property of others, or the price of externalizing costs onto others. A classic example of the Broken Window Fallacy is an argument which states that breaking a window generates income for a glazier, but disregards the fact that the money …

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Appeal to the Stone (argumentum ad lapidem)

Dismissing a claim as absurd without demonstrating proof for its absurdity. Example: The existence of an intelligent designer or supernatural prime mover is a preposterous notion. I just know it. (Appeal to the Stone is similar to the Argument From Incredulity.)