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Myers-Briggs Type

I am a huge fan of identifying underlying patterns to human behaviour and hence love the Myers-Briggs test. I have personally taken this multiple times and the results have often been an INTJ with strong scores for the I and N and boarder-line scores for T and J

I got to this link  which does an MBTI on the personality of the blogger from here.

Here are the results:


ISTP - The Mechanics The author is of the type ISTP.

The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment and are highly skilled at seeing and fixing what needs to be fixed, making them ideally suited for engineering. They generally prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often seek out fun and action both in their work and personal life.

ISTPs endure reasonable impositions without complaint — but if their "territory" is encroached up…

And Miles to Go...

When a highly educated and professionally successful woman who has had a life time of support from her hubby in her career growth, goes on to say "You should always prioritize your husband's happiness for a happy home...men and women are not equal in a marriage..." , it not only reeks of hypocrisy,  but also endlessly pains me that the hope for women is still far far away ! Thankfully, it also increased my steely resolve to teach my son that marriage is a relationship between two compatible individuals who try their best to help the other person be happy ! I am also proud of myself that when said conversation happened, I was able to vocally express my disagreement in a stern and non-dramatic mannner. It is another matter though that I burst into tears later, and the bitter after taste of the conversation has still not left me completely !

Lessons from Hong Kong

We had an amazing vacation at Hong Kong couple of weeks back. We stayed with family friends who went out of their way to make us feel welcome - with hot piping dosas, amazing Chinese food, entertaining Siddhu for long hours and overall pampering us silly ! The trip also had some great lessons for me:

1.The power of positive strokes: We were watching a live show on how sea lions are trained, and as part of the audience interaction, Siddhu was invited on stage. The trainer spoke to him in Chinese (of which obviously he didn't understand a word ! ) and then touched the tip of his nose with a stick and handed him a chocolate. Then he proceeded to touch the tip of his finger with the stick and again gave him a chocolate. He went on to slightly raise the stick and just looked at Siddhu. To my utter disbelief, he raised his hand and touched it - again to get a chocolate. Within a matter of a few seconds, the trainer could make Siddhu completely follow the stick and even move round and ro…

Calling It Quits...

I always wonder when do you decide to call it quits? Whether it is a relationship or a project or a career or a new dress or anything where you have invested significant time, money and effort - when it goes through rough waters - when do you decide "no more!" ? How is it possible to calculate whether struggling further would bring more misery or whether there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? How do you put aside your ego and feelings and think rationally? Or is rational thinking even the right approach? Afterall, human beings are irrational animals ... Deciding to quit and move on is a painful decision - it is like death - final. As long as you are alive, there is still hope atleast ! But sometimes death does bring peace, right? I am sure if I search online I would get frameworks and tools to help make the decision on whether to strive harder or change course ! But, who can paint the future? Assuming the future is in your own hands, how do you act in a way tha…