Tag Archives: Psychology

Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies & the Opera Carmen

15 Nov

Book

I loved Gretchen Rubin’s latest book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too). I listened to the audiobook version – it is fascinating!

Expectations

The Four Tendencies provides a framework to identify in ourselves – and others – how we are inclined to respond to expectations. The tendencies are Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, and Rebel.

La La La

Recently, I attended a production of Carmen with three friends – a Questioner, an Obliger, and an Upholder. Like most comedic saps, I am a Rebel. […]

Everything I Know About Sex… I Learned From My Cat

24 Oct

 

I was going to pontificate here upon how Justin Bieber is influenced by Nietzsche‘s views of women, but who cares?

EVERYTHING I Know About SEX & ROMANCE I Learned From My CAT…

 

Kenyon Cox, Nude study, 1896, Kenyon Cox was a...

Kenyon Cox, Nude study, 1896, Kenyon Cox was a strong advocate of figurative art. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Stake out your territory and stand firm.
  • A sense of mystery adds to your allure.
  • If it feels good, purr and vibrate.
  • Holding a loved one close and feeling his/her beating heart is romantic as long as your arm/leg/brain hasn’t gone numb.
  • Seafood is not a bad aphrodisiac. […]

7 Things Your Cat Won’t Tell You

20 May

 

Cats… too cool for canine drool.

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What your cat won’t tell you:

1 –  Geez. Brush your teeth before you breathe in my face.  BTW you snore like a Sumo wrestler.

2 –  I am an extremely sensual, mystical being – an INFP* to be exact – so deal with it.

3 –  Don’t give me canned tuna and say it’s Wild Alaskan Salmon. I wasn’t weaned yesterday. 

4 –  “Talk to the Tail” means “Talk to the Tail!”

5 –  Sometimes you piss me off so I pee in your cozy pair of sheepskin slippers. I don’t get angry. I get even.

6 –  The one with the Purr Power in the relationship is the one with the “I love you less. Perhaps I’ll tolerate you occasionally!”  attitude.

7 –  Don’t… ever… ask… me… if… I… want… a… dog. Not even a puppy. Get real.

* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Difference Between Cats & Dogs by Molly D. Campbell

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