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Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week

Every other 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.



I do a lot of driving, and to kill time I listen to many podcasts. Just this morning, I was driving home from DC. (It was not fun.) I had that terrible, awful problem arise where I had listened to all of my newest episodes on the way down, and then had NOTHING to listen to on the drive home. So, while sitting in traffic, I come across WNYC’s “United States of Anxiety.”

It does a fantastic job of integrating episodes and issues into each other, and then building upon those issues in successive episodes. For example: this week’s episode covers the impulses individuals have towards political violence and how activists become radicalized. Next week’s episode will feature interviews of “alt-right” white supremacist groups. It uses systems thinking in a real-time, meaningful way (and is a great podcast for sociology/history nerds like me.)



There is maybe nothing more satisfying to my Accuracy function than hearing someone clarify a concept that has been picked up by my pattern recognition, but not crystallized and articulated yet. This video popped up in my recommended section, and the conclusion of video essay solidified something that I didn’t have the words for: intention matters in comedy. (Intention also matters in basically everything, but that is something I am/my Ti is still figuring out, and will maybe make a longer post on in the future.)



I think this article that was shared in Intuitive Awakening illustrates the duality of Harmony: it can wield social relationships to shame, harm, or silence an individual or instead use those relationships to encourage, shield, and support him or her. For example, “calling out” someone employes the more harmful version of Harmony–someone is always called out in public to shame and silence them, thus guaranteeing the “caller” a victory. This article recommends a practice deemed “calling in,” where the individual in need of correction is privately spoken to, therefore not intentionally sabotaging the “callee’s” outer social support system. As a Harmony user, I have been trying to take more notice of these differences and choose to use Harmony in its best form.




Last week I binged all of Netflix’s new Anne of Green Gables adaption. I didn’t read the books while growing up, so I had no real idea what to expect. Anne is a very dramatic and sweet ENFP growing up in a very xSxJ town. As someone who grew up in a very similar dynamic to Anne’s, the series was very moving. If you’re an iNtuitive who grew up (or currently feels) out of place, I cannot suggest watching this enough. While I cannot recommend this as a super faithful adaption of the book, (I have no idea if it is) it’s a very cute story on its own.




This article was shared in Intuitive Awakening yesterday. The woman who shared it was, like me, and ENTP. Regardless of type, I think this is a fantastic read if you have female thinkers in your life. I think the point that resonated the most with me, as someone with a lot of feeler friends, is “[when you express your emotions openly], you look naked to me.” It’s true! It’s not on purpose, but I have a tendency to feel EXTREMELY uncomfortable in settings where someone is incredibly expressive, especially if that expression involves crying. I don’t know how to handle it. I panic because I don’t feel like I can comfort that person, and I have been known to walk away from someone who is crying in the same room as me because I get so uncomfortable. It’s a habit I want to work on breaking, but it was so refreshing to read that other thinkers have this problem too.



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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