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9 hours ago, raptron said:

Welcome back, bro. I mostly use my bujo for to-do lists and tracking how those are doing. It works pretty well for that, so that's always an option if you are feeling kind of stuck on what to write. :)

Thanks tron! :D I still need to find a journal I like, haha

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment"

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So @House showed me a personality test thing online that actually... well, yeah, it pretty much got me down to a tee. The full link is https://www.16personalities.com/enfj-personality but I think the most important parts are the Weaknesses for my personality type (according to this site, which uses the Myers-Briggs Test), a Protagonist;
 

"Few personality types are as inspiring and charismatic as Protagonists. Their idealism and vision allow Protagonists to overcome many challenging obstacles, more often than not brightening the lives of those around them. Protagonists’ imagination is invaluable in many areas, including their own personal growth.

Yet Protagonists can be easily tripped up in areas where idealism and altruism are more of a liability than an asset. Whether it is finding (or keeping) a partner, staying calm under pressure, reaching dazzling heights on the career ladder or making difficult decisions, Protagonists need to put in a conscious effort to develop their weaker traits and additional skills."

  • Overly Idealistic – People with the Protagonist personality type can be caught off guard as they find that, through circumstance or nature, or simple misunderstanding, people fight against them and defy the principles they’ve adopted, however well-intentioned they may be. They are more likely to feel pity for this opposition than anger, and can earn a reputation of naïveté.
  • Too Selfless – Protagonists can bury themselves in their hopeful promises, feeling others’ problems as their own and striving hard to meet their word. If they aren’t careful, they can spread themselves too thin, and be left unable to help anyone.
  • Too Sensitive – While receptive to criticism, seeing it as a tool for leading a better team, it’s easy for Protagonists to take it a little too much to heart. Their sensitivity to others means that Protagonists sometimes feel problems that aren’t their own and try to fix things they can’t fix, worrying if they are doing enough.
  • Fluctuating Self-Esteem – Protagonists define their self-esteem by whether they are able to live up to their ideals, and sometimes ask for criticism more out of insecurity than out of confidence, always wondering what they could do better. If they fail to meet a goal or to help someone they said they’d help, their self-confidence will undoubtedly plummet.
  • Struggle to Make Tough Decisions – If caught between a rock and a hard place, Protagonists can be stricken with paralysis, imagining all the consequences of their actions, especially if those consequences are humanitarian.
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13 hours ago, Loopus said:

So @House showed me a personality test thing online that actually... well, yeah, it pretty much got me down to a tee. The full link is https://www.16personalities.com/enfj-personality but I think the most important parts are the Weaknesses for my personality type (according to this site, which uses the Myers-Briggs Test), a Protagonist;

MBTI talk! I've really enjoyed the Personalities Junkie blog where it covers Meyers-Briggs typing. They do fairly involved profiles with the assumption that your MBTI profile is yours for life. This is a little contrary to how the system gets used in a business context, where you're assumed to move between profiles in times of stress or personal growth. The whole system is fascinating. Here's a link to their take on the profile you tested as: http://personalityjunkie.com/enfj-type-profile/

@RhiaWolfe is another MBTI nerd.

Edit: and @Curl Brogo

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16 minutes ago, Laghail said:

MBTI talk! I've really enjoyed the Personalities Junkie blog where it covers Meyers-Briggs typing. They do fairly involved profiles with the assumption that your MBTI profile is yours for life. This is a little contrary to how the system gets used in a business context, where you're assumed to move between profiles in times of stress or personal growth. The whole system is fascinating. Here's a link to their take on the profile you tested as: http://personalityjunkie.com/enfj-type-profile/

@RhiaWolfe is another MBTI nerd.

 

I'd call myself more a "Psychology Nerd" rather than specifically MBTI. I have my undergrad in psychology. I decided not to go into that for my career, but I still love learning about the mind and how things work. MBTI is pretty cool though. It's the most widely used and known personality test. 

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I was just intrigued to see how close it was, and its... wowza. Pretty close! A good way to focus myself, maybe.

Last 2 Days Log Thingy

 

  • Exercise - once for bodyweight stuff, lots of walking in heat seeing houses.
  • Diet - mediocre. Lots of soda and flavoured water, its been stupid hot
  • Stoicism - tick and tick
  • Writing - done for the week!
  • Happiness - terrible. I havn't felt this bad in months. Various reasons.
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14 hours ago, Loopus said:

So @House showed me a personality test thing online that actually... well, yeah, it pretty much got me down to a tee. The full link is https://www.16personalities.com/enfj-personality but I think the most important parts are the Weaknesses for my personality type (according to this site, which uses the Myers-Briggs Test), a Protagonist;

 

 

Ooh! Interesting! Is it any surprise that I came out as ESFP-T - Entertainer?

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Just now, SpecialSundae said:

 

Ooh! Interesting! Is it any surprise that I came out as ESFP-T - Entertainer?

Not in the slightest :P

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The personality types are always interesting to read about, but I didn't put much stock in them until my friend forwarded me a list of typical problematic behaviors for ESTPs and I just died laughing at the accuracy. 

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1 hour ago, raptron said:

The personality types are always interesting to read about, but I didn't put much stock in them until my friend forwarded me a list of typical problematic behaviors for ESTPs and I just died laughing at the accuracy. 

Yeah, those problems I listed above are pretty damn spot on, I have to say, haha

On another note - Life Goal Acheived! Over $10,000 in Savings! 

 

After crashing my car a few years ago and having to pay a $19,000 insurance payoff, I've struggled to get back on track financially. This is a good start!

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Just now, Loopus said:

Yeah, those problems I listed above are pretty damn spot on, I have to say, haha

On another note - Life Goal Acheived! Over $10,000 in Savings! 

 

After crashing my car a few years ago and having to pay a $19,000 insurance payoff, I've struggled to get back on track financially. This is a good start!

 

EPIC!!!!!

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1 minute ago, Loopus said:

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*laughs* I remember this episode. 

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Well done on the savings! That's a hell of an achievement. 

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I GOT A HOUSE.

 

ITS SO PRETTTTTTTTTY.

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Seriously, great day. Lots of walking. Exercise, check. Vegan food all day (had a slight addiction to this vegan burger joint) so healthy eating, check. Stoicism  - check - being read in bed with a cup of tea and I got a houuuuuuuuse.

I havn't been this optimistic and happy in months.


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Still no BulJo! I'll buy one before Week One, promise. Just need to get paid is all.

Btw - I did my writing for this week, too! The link is here; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CutWhayvCfqR7MqOfSv63tLw-YpbgqN559OkhteIU38/edit?usp=sharing

Until tomorrow-ish! :D

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Hooray!!!

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Right, big old summary post;

 

Zero Week Summary 

 

Body comes first - exercise, after a slight edit, I cracked 3/4 times. Not bad at all, so only lost 1 point. Diet was a bit harder - I did eat fast food, but it was a vegan burger and a Subway. However, soda was drank at work, and often, so I'm taking a point away from that. 3/4 overall.

As for MindStoicism study was, as promised, every day. 4/4. Applying it was significantly harder, but I started with the basic rule - focus on that you can control, ignore what you cannot. Study im discounting this week, I've been waaaaay too busy for that, I've been exhausted. 4/4 for this!

Self I am immediately giving 4/4. With the new house, work picking up, and meeting a few really great people and having some fun, I havn't felt this happy in... Months. 

 

So overall, 11/12. Not bad!

As for the last 2 days - no exercise, no writing, good diet, that is all, haha. 

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Another day down! Exercise, check. Diet, good. Soda, negatory. Work and anxiety; high. Boss breathing down my neck. Learning; downloaded some great apps (Memrise and Enki) and I'm learning Python, Java and Italian! Haha.

 

One thing I have noticed is, that's while I'm getting better - because, you know, habits and such - I don't... Feel it. It's the superficial changes that are making me happy, instead of me actually getting better... Weird.

 

Stoicism; strangely relevant! Today's lecture was On Progress (warning; super long, but worth a skin);

 



 

He who is making progress, having learned from philosophers that desire means the desire of good things, and aversion means aversion from bad things; having learned too that happiness and tranquillity are notattainable by man otherwise than by not failing to obtain what he desires,and not falling into that which he would avoid; such a man takes from himselfdesire altogether and defers it, but he employs his aversion only on thingswhich are dependent on his will. For if he attempts to avoid anything independent of his will, he knows that sometimes he will fall in with something which he wishes to avoid, and he will be unhappy. Now if virtue promises good fortune and tranquillity and happiness, certainly also the progress toward virtue is progress toward each of these things. For it is always true that to whatever point the perfecting of anything leads us, progress is an approach toward this point. 

How then do we admit that virtue is such as I have said, and yet seek progress in other things and make a display of it? What is the product of virtue? Tranquillity. Who then makes improvement? It is he who has readmany books of Chrysippus? But does virtue consist in having understoodChrysippus? If this is so, progress is clearly nothing else than knowing a great deal of Chrysippus. But now we admit that virtue produces one thing.and we declare that approaching near to it is another thing, namely, progressor improvement. "Such a person," says one, "is already able to read Chrysippusby himself." Indeed, sir, you are making great progress. What kind of progress?But why do you mock the man? Why do you draw him away from the perception of his own misfortunes? Will you not show him the effect of virtue that he may learn where to look for improvement? Seek it there, wretch, where your work lies. And where is your work? In desire and in aversion, that you may not be disappointed in your desire, and that you may not fall into that which you would avoid; in your pursuit and avoiding, that you commit no error; in assent and suspension of assent, that you be not deceived. The first things, and the most necessary, are those which I have named. But if with trembling and lamentation you seek not to fall into that which you avoid, tell me how you are improving. 

Do you then show me your improvement in these things? If I weretalking to an athlete, I should say, "Show me your shoulders"; and then he might say, "Here are my halteres." You and your halteres look to that. I should reply, "I wish to see the effect of the halteres." So, when you say: "Take the treatise on the active powers, and see how I have studied it." I reply, "Slave, I am not inquiring about this, but how you exercise pursuit and avoidance, desire and aversion, how your design and purpose and prepare yourself, whether conformably to nature or not. If conformably, give me evidence of it, and I will say that you are making progress: but if not conformably, be gone, and not only expound your books, but write such books yourself; and what will you gain by it? Do you not know that the whole book costs only five denarii? Does then the expounder seem to be worth more than five denarii? Never, then, look for the matter itself in one place, and progress toward it in another." 

Where then is progress? If any of you, withdrawing himself from externals, turns to his own will to exercise it and to improve it by labour, so as to make it conformable to nature, elevated, free, unrestrained, unimpeded, faithful, modest; and if he has learned that he who desires or avoids the things which are not in his power can neither be faithful nor free, but of necessity he must change with them and be tossed about with them as in a tempest, and of necessity must subject himself to others who have the power to procure or prevent what he desires or would avoid; finally, when he rises in the morning, if he observes and keeps these rules, bathes as a man of fidelity, eats as a modest man; in like manner, if in every matter that occurs he works out his chief principles as the runner doeswith reference to running, and the trainer of the voice with reference to the voice- this is the man who truly makes progress, and this is the man who has not traveled in vain. But if he has strained his efforts to the practice of reading books, and labours only at this, and has traveled for this, I tell him to return home immediately, and not to neglect his affairs there; for this for which he has traveled is nothing. But the other thing is something, to study how a man can rid his life of lamentation and groaning, and saying, "Woe to me," and "wretched that I am," and to rid it also of misfortune and disappointment and to learn what death is, and exile, and prison, and poison, that he may be able to say when he is in fetters, "Dear Crito, if it is the will of the gods that it be so, let it be so"; and not to say, "Wretched am I, an old man; have I kept my gray hairs for this?" Who is it that speaks thus? Do you think that I shall name some man of no repute and of low condition? Does not Priam say this? Does not OEdipus say this? Nay, all kings say it! For what else is tragedy than the perturbations of men who value externals exhibited in this kind of poetry? But if a man must learn by fiction that no external things which are independent of the will concern us, for this? part I should like this fiction, by the aid of which I should live happily and undisturbed. But you must consider for yourselves what you wish. 

What then does Chrysippus teach us? The reply is, "to know that these things are not false, from which happiness comes and tranquillity arises. Take my books, and you will learn how true and conformable to nature are the things which make me free from perturbations." O great good fortune! O the great benefactor who points out the way! To Triptolemus all men haveerected temples and altars, because he gave us food by cultivation; but to him who discovered truth and brought it to light and communicated it to all, not the truth which shows us how to live, but how to live well, who of you for this reason has built an altar, or a temple, or has dedicated a statue, or who worships God for this? Because the gods have given the vine, or wheat, we sacrifice to them: but because they have produced in the human mind that fruit by which they designed to show us the truth which relates to happiness, shall we not thank God for this? 

 

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18 minutes ago, Loopus said:

One thing I have noticed is, that's while I'm getting better - because, you know, habits and such - I don't... Feel it. It's the superficial changes that are making me happy, instead of me actually getting better... Weird.

Makes sense though. It's easy to catch yourself in the mirror and notice you're looking better or your clothes fit more comfortably than it is to realize "oh, I haven't felt as crappy lately."

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4 minutes ago, fleaball said:

Makes sense though. It's easy to catch yourself in the mirror and notice you're looking better or your clothes fit more comfortably than it is to realize "oh, I haven't felt as crappy lately."

Thing is, I've not exactly lost weight. And I am a lot happier recently. Maybe superficial was the wrong word; I mean stuff like stretching petrol another day before having to fill up, or getting washing dried quickly. Really mundane things. It's like I know I'm getting better, but I'm noticing its effects, more than the changes themselves. More positivity, more energy, etc.

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7 minutes ago, Loopus said:

Thing is, I've not exactly lost weight. And I am a lot happier recently. Maybe superficial was the wrong word; I mean stuff like stretching petrol another day before having to fill up, or getting washing dried quickly. Really mundane things. It's like I know I'm getting better, but I'm noticing its effects, more than the changes themselves. More positivity, more energy, etc.

Ahhh. Even better. That's awesome.

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