Emoji eggs - multiple emotions

How Can We Have Relationships Without Emotion?

Life has no meaning without emotion.  Consider what a wedding celebration would be like without emotion being involved.  Or what reason would there be to hold a funeral if there were no emotion to express about the deceased.  For that matter, if there were no emotions involved, brussels sprouts would taste

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Thinkers vs Feelers

The Emotions of the “T” and “F” Temperaments Can Conflict Seriously

Emotions conflict often, and emotions cause and escalate a conflict.  So where do we begin the process of sorting out this serious relationship factor?  Let’s begin with how emotions play a part in decision making. Emotions Conflict Between “Thinkers” and “Feelers” We use the terms “thinkers” and “feelers” (T or

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Like Personality Types

Can Persons of Like Personality Types Have Great Difficulty Relating to Each Other?

Here’s an important question that needs an answer: Can like personality types have great difficulty understanding and accepting each other? Why Like Personality Types Have Difficult Relationships The short answer to the thorny question above is yes!  Here are some reasons why. Similar temperaments in close relationships unconsciously (and sometimes consciously)

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Introverts and Extroverts

How Introverts and Extroverts End Up in Conflict

Understanding the cause of conflict between introverts and extroverts is half the battle (and half the victory). First, however, let’s be sure we are talking about the same thing.  Let’s define the two terms correctly: Extrovert:  someone who replenishes their drained energy resources by connecting with other people and activities or

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The Five Senses

Sensing or Intuiting – Which Energy Center Is Yours?

There are two different ways of gathering information from the world around us.  We gather information either by sensing or intuiting the world around us.  These two ways that we become informed about our world create the “great divide” in the four temperaments: two temperaments are Ss and two are Ns.

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SJ lifestyle woman scurrying with coffee

Decision-Making Doesn’t Wait for the “J” Lifestyle

What Is Dominant in the “J” Lifestyle? Dominant in the lifestyle of the “J” temperament types is the feeling of urgency.  Let’s get it done now!  There is a fear of not getting things done and having the unfinished tasks back up, producing anxiety.  The need to achieve feeds this

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J-P Conflict

Another Factor in InnerKinetics: Lifestyle. Are you a “J” or a “P”?

Lifestyle Is Designated in Our 4-Letter Type as “J” or “P” The letters “J” and “P” are perhaps the most puzzling to many of us when we discover the four letters of our type.  Each of us has one or the other of these letters in our type.  Many years ago,

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Introvert vs Extrovert

Identifying the Temperaments of Others – A Big First Step in Understanding

Let’s take a step-by-step approach with a big first step in learning: identifying the temperaments of others.  I hope you will find it interesting, helpful and, perhaps, even develop it into a bit of a game with your partner or friends.    Identifying the Temperaments of Others: Introversion versus Extroversion

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