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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 08:12 PM

13. Thanks, I consider that a compliment. They say we're the "mediators"...

and the thinkers, and that describes me well. Doesn't mean I'm smarter, I just think things out very thoroughly and pay great attention to detail. That trait can be an asset or a burden, LOL. Just to share a few things......

Avoiding conflict and controversy has always been my way, although I've survived quite a few people that seem to thrive on it and often initiate it. I get overloaded with that crap very quickly. Our way seems to be one of quiet mediation and peace keeping.

As I've aged, I've become more sensitive and prone to isolate more, but it feels like our current society is less compatible with our personality type compared to some other nations. Some days, I wish I owned that little shack in the central Tennessee mountains that my hermit great uncle lived in most of his life, where he was in poverty but always very happy. We do need our place of escape! Looking back, I can now see that introversion was very common on my dad's side. They were all quiet, kind, humble and unselfish people.

The Myers-Briggs 16 personalities system has been a great asset toward understanding and accepting myself, and helped tremendously with my later-life depression. I now know I'm simply a part of a normal genetic sub-set of humanity (just like red heads, very short people, geniuses and psychopaths).

I also believe the experts stress that there are mixed and cross-over types, so that personalities are not defined with any absolutes. It's just a convenient guide along the path of understanding.

SM, thanks for sharing and reading my rant. I've been wanting to open up about discovering the foundations for many patterns and events in my life for quite a while.

KY............

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