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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
On September 13,1995, I was sexually abused by a medical student at Shands Teachiing Hospital, University of Florida. I was 62, receiving radiation treatments for breast cancer.
We thank each of the Myers-Briggs types this holiday season. Their gifts differ in unique ways, but they are all precious. INFJ — Compassionate Thanks to INFJs for making us feel worthwhile and appreciated. When we’re in your company, we feel heard and seen. ENFJ—Joyful Thanks to ENFJs for your compassion, wit, and ability to […]