Fridays @ Five (June 30, 2017)

Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week

We are going to be changing the format of Fridays @ Five just a bit. Up until now, Addison Dunlap has been selecting the resources each week. However, Addison is going to be taking a break since she is busy with college and her summer internship. We here at PH want to thank her for sharing hundreds of resources with us. Thanks, Addison!

So, this is where we appeal to the Personality Hacker community. We have been doing Fridays @ Five for a little over a year now. You know the format. The kinds of things we like to share. Have you ever wanted to share something on Fridays @ Five? Here’s your chance! 

Send us your favorite resources with a short blurb explaining why you like them. We will select the resources that seem most in line with our mission and message, and we will credit you if you want. Send your F@F ideas to and put Fridays @ Five in the Subject Line. Include whatever personal information you want to share (name, type, country of residence). 


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.


1. How Generational Theory Influences Architecture

Have you heard of the young Balto architecture student and her analysis of what she has termed McMansion Hell homes (and her legal battle with Zillow over the image use)?

To me, it’s all quite fascinating in terms of generational theory. I was “just” reading the other day that the Prophet archetype (today’s Boomers and, I’d argue, the generation that pushed most for, and wanted most, the glut of McMansions) has a particular midlife bent in their architectural leanings. They favor “asymmetrical houses, churchish gables, and earth-tone colors” and move in the opposite direction in terms of taste of the generational archetype that raised them (the Hero generation). The Hero Generation favored neoclassical architecture, grander buildings, and symmetry.

Are these McMansion Hell homes a modern-day version of that Boomer/Prophet tendency or what?!

Even if you don’t care for generations, this gal’s McMansion Hell analysis is fabulous. –Jessie, ENTP


Most visionaries don’t reach legendary status until after their death. Steve Jobs was an exception. His ideas changed the world in real time. Many of the conveniences we can’t live without today, began as an idea to Steve Jobs. Jobs credits LSD for allowing him to clear his mind and start to think differently. In an interview with Business Insider, he said, “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”  –Charis, INFJ



I was blown away when I watched this recording from the JFK Center for the Performing Arts. Ben Folds writes a song with orchestra accompaniment in less than 10 minutes! The musical ability displayed in this video boggles my mind. Nobody asked for clarification. Nobody needed anything repeated. Everyone just knew what to do with zero rehearsal. I can’t even comprehend that level of musical ability. –Holly, ENFJ


I recommend checking out “The School Of Life,” an organization producing videos, books, and articles on developing emotional intelligence. I’ve grown particularly fond of their YouTube videos, beautifully animated and narrated – covering topics about “The Self” and “Relationships.” 

As an ENFP, it’s the perfect place for me to explore and deep dive in a meaningful way, and develop my Authenticity. I can’t resist sharing the videos with friends and strangers – and I have experienced first-hand how it helps and inspires others with empowering tools and meaningful perspectives. Along with Personality Hacker, “The School Of Life” has been one of the most impactful things out there for my life and the friends around me. —Albin Gustafsson (25-Year-old ENFP-A 4w5, from Stockholm Sweden, listener for 3 years.)



Last Friday, Joel mentioned his interest in alternative housing. I want to recommend the Kirsten Dirksen’s YouTube channel. She and her husband film some of the best alternative house manufacturing out there. They also run a website called

The most recent video I watched is called “Baubotanik shapes living tree branches into building facades.” A couple of architects are combining bonsai techniques with architecture. They are basically learning to “grow buildings” and other structures.

Kirsten and her husband circle the globe to find the most amazing (and workable) alternative, environmentally friendly housing. Awesome channel. All kinds of interesting, unusual ideas. –Anonymous, ISFJ



So there you have it.

Do you have something you would like to add to the conversation? Please leave a comment or your thoughts below. We’d love to hear what you think.


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