Thursday January 16th 2014 Tim
You have to reckon that personality types, as
defined by behavioral psychologists employed by organizations motivated
by profit, predate Gilgamesh. That perhaps indeed these personality
types, go back one hundred thousand odd years to that time when we all
lived in the tropics. I say this because I cannot believe that of
the however many billion there are of us now and have been, we can all
be slotted into a five category structure. The
Conscientious. The Agreeable. The Neurotic. The Open
to Experience. The Extraverted. And worth noting here,
that for me at least I find it useful to add a sixth category which I
have named after The Proton -that which repulses the nucleus of an
atom- and which oddly enough I can often apply to any one of the above
five personality types.
I have found that while engaged in interactions within
pretty much every social structure beyond that which exists
between a gardener and his good looking shovel there is a
tendency I will call "Lusting For The Concrete." Which might
give an explanation for just five categories of personality,
otherwise we'd have to get lost in the billions of possible
categories, which can bring a mind to its knees. And
here it's tempting to again go on to suggest that life
actually lies in opposition to laws suggested by the
language of physics, of thermo-dynamics and cousin entropy
that thrill some of us with the idea of structure-less-ness.
Which could be why I feel a need, or a neurotic desire
perhaps, to reduce PWMQ to FF, where I can think of it as a
Fifth Force in physics. Sadly, the other forces from physics
have been very poorly named. The Strong Force. The
Electromagnetic Force. The Weak Force. And Gravity.
So it's all very exciting.