Heraclitean Metaphysics as a Framework for Typology

“I use the [Heraclitean] term enantiodromia for the emergence of the unconscious opposite in the course of time.” – C.G. Jung: Psychological Types §709 “I referred to Heraclitus, and [Jung] said Heraclitus knew a lot and he had got the notion of the enantiodromia [i.e. “law of running counter to”] from him. [He said] it[…] Continue Reading

The Game of Thrones Pathologies

Tywin (Oedipus Complex Compulsion) Tywin grew up with a father who almost ruined the family fortune. His father was weak, which made Tywin feel weak himself. Early on, he decided that he must be strong and replace his father as head of the family. As a result, Tywin is compulsively determined never to allow things[…] Continue Reading

Khloé Kardashian Personality Analysis (Big Five)

High Extroversion: Khloé is energetic, sociable, and talkative, with high levels of outer-directed activity. She is gregarious and warm in most social situations and quick to contribute new insights or topics to any conversation. Khloé is also quite witty and sassy – good with banter and good at giving as good as she gets –[…] Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian Personality Analysis (Big Five)

Average Extroversion: Kim showcases balanced extroversion, though with a slight tilt towards the introverted side of the spectrum. She is at ease in most social situations and communicates wholesomely with friends as well as with strangers. Her social stance is marked by a bit of reserve at times, however, as she prefers to hang back and[…] Continue Reading

Kylie Jenner Personality Analysis (Big Five)

Below Average Extroversion: While Kylie enjoys spending time with family and friends, her extroversion is nevertheless slanted towards the introverted side. This can be seen, for example, in the way she tends to withdraw from large groups and prefers to engage with people one on one. Her tendency to pick out just one friend and[…] Continue Reading

Kourtney Kardashian Personality Analysis (Big Five)

Below Average Extroversion: While Kourtney is perfectly capable of being sociable and talkative, her extroversion nevertheless tilts towards the introverted side. She needs time alone to process her own perspectives before engaging fully with others. She is a slower “information digester” than someone like Khloé or Kris, and can come across as reserved while subdued[…] Continue Reading

Kris Jenner Personality Analysis (Big Five)

High Extroversion: Kris is assertive and entrepreneurial. She has a broad outlook on life, and a high level of outer-directed activity. Though she can be quite sensitive, she also has a high level of drive and ambition and finds it natural to speak up, assert herself, and influence the agendas of the people around her.[…] Continue Reading

Kendall Jenner Personality Analysis (Big Five)

Low Extroversion: Kendall is more receptive than she is outgoing. In social situations, she is somewhat reserved and more inclined to listen than to talk. Kendall does not seek to take center stage and impose herself on the situation. While graceful, she is sometimes overwhelmed when pressured to engage too quickly and too much, such[…] Continue Reading

The Big Five Traits and Subtraits

By Ryan Smith The Big Five Test is the gold standard in science. It is the most widely used personality test in scientific research and has sometimes been called “the only truly scientific personality test.” Among scientists, the Big Five is generally seen as more accurate and comprehensive than other tests, but the model may[…] Continue Reading

Heraclitus’ Metaphysical Doctrine: DK 40 and 35

By Ryan Smith *** “Much learning does not teach understanding, otherwise it would have taught Hesiod and Pythagoras, Xenophanes and Hecataeus.” (DK 40) …This article requires site membership. If you are already a member, click here to log in. If you are not a member, go here to create your account and become a member[…] Continue Reading