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Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week

Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.

It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.

Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…

 

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1. CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY

Y’all. I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I’ve seen a number of her TED talks and read a few of her books, but I somehow missed this talk of hers from 2009. The idea she conveys in the speech is pretty simple: the world is more complex than a single story. What experiences have you had with “single story experiences?”

 

 

2. CONAN O’BRIEN: HOW TO BE WITTY

I shared this video because I think, from a cognitive functions perspective, it’s pretty fun to watch. It’s interesting to see how someone observes Exploration and Accuracy from a non-MBTI perspective. I’ve noticed that I use non-contextual humor and specificity as my default humor without consciously seeing it as “witty.”

 

 

3. CORPORATE AMERICA’S POLITICAL GREY ZONE IS DISAPPEARING

I think that having a transparently biased White House has finally pushed American political culture into the Graves 5/Orange level. One of the new PH podcasts, which is a more in-depth look at the Graves/Spiral Dynamics model, covers Graves 5/Orange if you aren’t already familiar. Businesses are now being forced to take political stances and isolating or unifying their consumer base with their views. Nordstrom’s stock, for example, has gone up since the controversy around dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. Government and business are no longer supposed to remain separate, which is a very Graves 5 idea.

 

 

4. THOUGHT CATALOGUE: HOW TO RECOGNIZE EACH MBTI TYPE BASED ON THEIR INFERIOR FUNCTION

This is a great article from Heidi Priebe of Thought Catalogue on the manifestation of each MB type’s inferior function. As an ENTP, I am definitely guilty of unnecessarily resisting conformity, even when it’s a misuse of time or energy. I think Heidi explains how inferior functions show up in a straightforward, easy to understand way.

 

 

5. ZOMBIE INFECTION USA

This last link is sort of goofy–it’s a browser game about infecting people with a zombie plague. There’s already an app with the same principle, but I included this browser version as an interactive way to explore systems thought–while small events in the game work under the cause-and-effect model, the game itself is a chain of events that spread out far beyond cause-and-effect thought.

 

 

So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.

Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.

Got a tip or something you think I should check out? Email me [email protected] and put in the subject line: Fridays @ Five

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Addison Dunlap
Addison Dunlap is a writer, student and all around walking encyclopedia of internet chic. You can also hear her on many episodes of the PHQ Podcast.

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