Personality lectures – Jordan B Peterson

Personality lectures - Jordan B Peterson

 11th Dec 2019 |  Blog |  Rich Owlo

Incredible selection of free lectures from the genius mind that is Jordan B Peterson.

"There are more patterns of connections between neurons in your brain than there are sub-atomic particles in the universe" (Paraphrasing Gerald Edelman)

"It's not a simple thing to define a mental disorder from a scientific perspective, because what's healthy and what's not is partly social judgement, is partly socially constructed"

"You have to figure ways of simplifying the world, because you just can't do everything and so people are specialised".

List of all on YouTube

  • 2017 Personality 01: Introduction
  • 2017 Personality 02/03: Historical & Mythological Context
  • 2017 Personality 04/05: Heroic and Shamanic Initiations
  • 2017 Personality 06: Jean Piaget & Constructivism
  • 2017 Personality 07: Carl Jung and the Lion King (Part 1)
  • 2017 Personality 08: Carl Jung and the Lion King (Part 2)
  • 2017 Personality 09: Freud and the Dynamic Unconscious
  • 2017 Personality 10: Humanism & Phenomenology: Carl Rogers
  • 2017 Personality 11: Existentialism: Nietzsche Dostoevsky & Kierkegaard
  • 2017 Personality 12: Phenomenology: Heidegger, Binswanger, Boss
  • 2017 Personality 13: Existentialism via Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag
  • 2017 Personality 14: Introduction to Traits/Psychometrics/The Big 5
  • 2017 Personality 15: Biology/Traits: The Limbic System
  • 2017 Personality 16: Biology/Traits: Incentive Reward/Neuroticism
  • 2017 Personality 17: Biology and Traits: Agreeableness
  • 2017 Personality 18: Biology & Traits: Openness/Intelligence/Creativity I
  • 2017 Personality 19: Biology & Traits: Openness/Intelligence/Creativity II
  • 2017 Personality 20: Biology & Traits: Orderliness/Disgust/Conscientiousness
  • 2017 Personality 21: Biology & Traits: Performance Prediction
  • 2017 Personality 22: Conclusion: Psychology and Belief


Personality Assessment test

Personality Assessment test

This personality assessment test costs $10, which may seem unfair in this day and age where everything online seems to be free, though it's worth . . . every cent. Each of the 100 questions has a purpose, and although not unique on their own, result in a very detailed report. Your results are compared with 10,000 others of diverse ages, race and sex. So you can feel confident that your responses will show up variations in your personality in relation to others. It's Based on the Big Five: Openness to experience Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness Neuroticism Take the test References: Wikipedia - Big Five
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Stages of competence

Stages of competence

When searching for change our lives it can sometimes be useful to recognise where we might be in terms of our awareness and conscious control. Can't . . . sing for toffee Imagine a scenario where someone tells you that you can't sing. You might be a bit surprised by this as you thought you were good at singing. With a bit of time and feedback you may realise that aren't actually that great at singing and that you either need to come to terms with it or do something about it. Let's say you decide to do something about it and you practice, or get singing lessons and you learn how to be good at singing to the point where you can sing well when you make an effort. After time, when you've put in hours of practice you might get so good that you can sing confidently without even thinking about it - at this point you are unconsciously good at singing. Four stages of competence The example above represents the four stages of competence: Bad but you don't know it - unconscious incompetence Bad but you know why - conscious incompetence Good and you know why - conscious competence Good without thinking about it - unconscious competence This can be applied to anything we do, include the way we act or think! The flipping point Most people have a sense of the fact that they're not good at something - what they do at this point is the crux of the matter. Many people repress or forget or pretend this isn't the case and so they continue to make the same mistake, often at great expense to themselves or others. They may be completely aware of the fact that something is wrong in their life, but may be falsely attributing it to something that isn't even connected - or even blame their issues on someone else. As a result many incompetencies in people's lives continue to exist and perpetuate much longer than they could. The flipping point is the point at which the person accepts that they have something they want to solve but they don't know how and they commit themselves to learning how to correctly analyse and monitor themselves and what actions to take accordingly. By then 'doing the work' they can move into conscious competence and ultimately into unconscious competence. If you find you're stuck with one or more bad habits, this structure could help you.
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