Is Romance in the Air?  INFJ Meets INFP

INFP and INFJ types are a alike in many ways. Both types are introverted (I), intuitive (N), and feeling (F). They have rich inner lives and treasure their solitude. Their intuition is highly developed, giving them the ability to see what’s going on under the surface. They understand why people do the things they do. […]

Is Romance in the Air? INFJ Meets ISTP

If you’re an INFJ, you may find yourself drawn to ISTPs. They’re quietly competent, people of few words who make every utterance worth listening to. They pay attention. They have emotional control. How refreshing! INFJs and ISTPs have very different personalities. The only trait they have in common is introversion (I). Because both are private […]

Is Romance in the Air? INFJ Meets ENFP

Myers-Briggs personality traits have a lot to do with the potential for romance, friendship, and working relationships. They’re important in family life, too. Romance has a better chance of lasting between lovers of similar Myers-Briggs types. Siblings of the same personality type are likely to get along better than those of very different types. People […]

Is Romance in the Air? INFJ Meets INFJ

When two INFJs find each other, they’re lucky. After all, only one percent of the population is the INFJ type. INFJs are kind, generous, and helpful to others. When friends or even strangers are in trouble, INFJs hurry to the rescue. They’re ready to offer creative solutions or hands-on support. As friends or partners, each […]

Camels in America

In 1855, shortly before the Civil War, the U.S. Army launched a great camel experiment. They allotted $30,000 for the purchase of camels from Middle Eastern countries for military purposes. Military officials believed that camels were key to the Army’s expansion in the Western U.S. The land and climate were ideal—much like the camels’ homes […]

About Camels

There are about 14 million camels in the world, with 90% being dromedaries—camels with one hump. The rest—those with two humps—are called bactrians. Dromedaries live as domesticated animals in the Middle East, North Africa and Africa. There are also about   700,000 feral (wild) camels living in the Outback of Australia. They are the offspring of […]

Dogs as Friends

Since I was a toddler, I’ve loved dogs. I took them to bed with me at night, cuddled with them when I was lonely, and fed them under the table. After I learned to drive as a teen, I always took a dog along as my copilot. I’ve trusted dogs all my life. Even today, […]

Wild Dogs of the World

By Amy J. Tyler, D.V.M. Recently, I wrote a Foreword for a beautiful new book, Wild Dogs of the World (Amazon.com). The science writer, Barbara Cox, describes each of the eight species of wild dogs in the world in detail. The text is accompanied by many color photographs showing how the dogs live their lives—the […]

Are You a Pantheist?

Pantheism is the belief there’s no such thing as a personal God. All of reality is considered an expression of the divine. Pantheists feel no need of an anthropomorphic God—that is, a God resembling humans in any way. Modern pantheists believe that their God is not above them nor outside them, but within them.  You […]

Valentine’s Gifts for MBTIs

February 14—Valentine’s  Day—is around the corner. If you have a girlfriend, time is running short. You’re supposed to turn up at her door with a surprise in your hands! Traditionally, it’s the male who courts the female with gifts on this romantic holiday, but the giving works both ways these days. The trick is to […]

New Year’s Resolutions for INFJs

We INFJs, like the other fifteen Myers-Briggs types, have our weak spots—vulnerabilities that sometimes bring us into conflict with others or cause personal problems. To be healthy and fully functional, we need to take advantage of all eight Myers-Briggs traits: introvert (I), extravert (E), sensing (S), intuitive (N), thinking (T), feeling (F), judging (J), and […]

#MeToo Holiday Inn Rape

On December 23, 1999, I was raped by a Holiday Inn security guard in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. My first awareness of the rape occurred after midnight, when I awakened in my room in the early morning hours dimly aware that something awful had happened the night before.