Fashion of the Myers-Briggs NT

by Tracey MacCorquodale on January 1, 2011

ENTJ The Polished Leader

Sigourney Weaver/Jim Carrey

If any MBTI persona invented business attire, it was an ENTJ.

Sigourney Weaver

Jim Carrey

The ENTJ loves anything that asserts their high maintenance, vanity and plans for world domination.

This usually includes a fair amount of tailoring and anything with a pricey designer label. ENTJs don’t just build a wardrobe; they plot one.

Even the purchase of jeans are a very serious matter for ENTJs, as they spend 90% of their free time at the gym and need the best boot-cut to show their toned Gluteus Maximus.

It is likely that when you see a well dressed ENTJ you will feel fear and a sense of admiration concurrently, which is exactly what they had intended (INTJs have similar agendas).

INTJ The Minimalist

Lance Armstrong/Michelle Obama

INTJs have a great understanding of architecture in fashion. They have unerring eyes for the fit and proportion a garment of clothing should have and insist on looking “correct”.

Michelle Obama

If it is not flattering, it is not an investment, and if it is not an investment, it makes no sense to purchase and will be disregarded on the clothing rack; also they do not compromise either with their choice in retailers or the quality of their fabrics.

INTJs enjoy simplicity and therefore disregard most accessories and frivolities (as robots they are also often confused by them).

Lance Armstrong

The end result is a rather refined yet intriguing style that adds to their quiet confidence and allure.

In their downtime the INTJ’s geekier persona takes precedence and they are often found in chucks, khakis, and other traditionally geeky apparel.

INTP The Eccentric

Mary-Kate Olsen/Paul Walker

Some INTPs manage to dress remarkably well considering how oblivious they are to the world they live in. Being think-outside-the-box types, INTPs

Paul Walker

usually dress with a lot of individuality and style, if they remember to clothe themselves at all. As their environment rarely penetrates their extensive wavelengths of thought, it is not surprising that INTPs can often go days without changing their clothes and are often mistaken for hobos upon emerging from their basements.

Olsen Twins

Luckily many INTPs have loved ones that can remind them when to rotate shirts and they manage to clean up quite nicely when required.

ENTP The Aloof

Kirsten Dunst/Guy Ritchie

Kirsten Dunst

ENTPs enjoy clothing for the purposes of manipulating people’s perspectives of themselves, luring the opposite sex, and showing how revolutionary they consider themselves to be (not caring about the latest trends is considered an act of rebellion amongst ENTPs).

Guy Ritchie

Most of the time, however, ENTPs see no other purpose in clothing aside from providing bodily warmth, which makes utility their priority in clothing selection.

For this reason most ENTP females are tomboys and most ENTP males are dressed by their wives.

Fun fact: ENTPs love pockets.

 

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NF Idealists: Fashion & What They Wear

by Tracey MacCorquodale on October 4, 2010

INFJ The Strange Mystery

The INFJ’s style embodies their cryptic, unique and strange personalities. Confident INFJs who take an interest in fashion will develop a characteristic signature style that reflects the originality that lurks beneath their quiet surfaces. INFJs who have not yet explored their personal style will have a more sombre wardrobe dominated by neutrals and the occasional strange accessory with personal significance, such as rosary necklace. More than other types, INFJs love costume parties where they can go into character.

Celeb Style: Mischa Barton, Russell Brand

Mischa Barton-INFJ StyleMischa Barton

Russell Brand, INFJ Style

Russell Brand

INFP The Morbid and Quirky

The INFP is constantly starring in their own epic tragedy so they often feel most like themselves in black, the color of mourning. Being creative and imaginative creatures, INFPs can assemble very interesting and romantic combinations, but usually after a large internal struggle due to their chronic indecision. Often in a hyper-critical perfectionist fit they will disregard their unique outfits for something safe and routine. As with most of their lives, getting dressed is an emotional thing rather than a ritual.

Celeb Style: Jared Leto, Winona Ryder

Jared Leto

Winona Ryder

ENFP The Free Spirit

ENFPs have no qualms attracting all sorts of attention to themselves even if just to give others a glimpse at what they can’t have. With a keen interest in creative expression and a flair for the dramatic, ENFPs will try out any look. Bold colors, lots of skin, avante-guard trends, cross gender dressing; nothing is off-limits (especially if you tell them it’s off limits).  Even when forced into business casual an ENFP will find a way to add an eccentric twist to their look that links to one of their idyllic life philosophies.

Celeb Style: Drew Barrymore, Tim Burton

Drew Barrymore

Tim Burton

ENFJ The Social Chameleon

ENFJs take a lot of pride in their appearance and make damn sure they look good; they have places to go, things to do, and people to please! With a social agenda that includes glamorous events, formal gatherings, and spiritual dealings, ENFJs need a varied wardrobe to meet their many social needs. Unless it’s an accessory, an ENFJ is unlikely to wear bold colors or wild prints due to their tendency to mesh with their surroundings. Although ENFJs may not be noticed for having a unique or loud wardrobe, they receive much attention for their confidence and sex appeal (fitted clothing and glimpses of flesh are not foreign to ENFJs).

ENFJ Celeb Style: George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

George Clooney


See Amanda’s post on Tracey’s Site! 

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Biofeedback: The 5 Levels of Efficacy

by Monique on August 10, 2010

Biofeedback is resistant to double-blind drug research – one cannot provide fake real-time feedback of biological processes and expect both the subject and the researcher to remain unaware. However, prevalence of widespread skepticism combined with the preference for evidence-based treatment at some point in time mandated the need for research-based evaluations of treatments.

To meet this need, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback together with the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research established a “five levels of efficacy” model for judging biofeedback. Each level professes a certain degree of proven effectiveness in clinical trials. The placement of a condition’s treatment on a particular level is not necessarily a statement as to the actual effectiveness of feedback-based treatment of the condition, but is simply a statement as to how well that effectiveness is supported by empirical research. The five levels of efficacy are as follows:

Level 1: Not Empirically Supported

Examples: Eating Disorders, Immune System Functioning

Isolated reports support the efficacy. Controlled research has yet to show results.

Level 2: Possibly Efficacious

At least one study has shown statistically significant results, but without a proper control group.

Level 3: Probably Efficacious

The treatment’s efficacy is supported by multiple studies, but the studies (e.g. observational studies) lack enough scientific rigor to verify that it is the treatment which is producing the results.

Level 4: Efficacious

At least two completely independent researchers have shown valid data supporting the treatments efficacy in comparison with a random control group.

Level 5: Efficacious and Specific

At least two completely independent researchers have shown the treatment to be superior to either a) credible sham therapy, b) pill, or c) alternative bona fide treatment.

*The only condition categorized under Level 5 is female urinary incontinence.

Reference: Wikipedia

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IQ is commonly disregarded as relevant. Many of my acquaintances who have 1) taken a intro to psych class, 2) psych majors, or 3) social work majors (who inevitably have been required to take several psych classes at a minimum) just don’t seem to get the importance of IQ. I’m not talking about people who say the IQ test is limited; I refer instead to those who just do not want to acknowledge or are not being taught properly. I think we seriously suffer because of the lack of understanding regarding IQ significance.

Real Life Application

Most must disregard the level of difficulty posed to the  upper and lower echelon. Surely both groups struggle in different ways. Is gifted an impairment? Does it end up hurting individuals?

Teaching Comparisons: Upper, Lower 2%

Take two people of the same age: One of the upper and one from the lower echelon. Compare via interview for data about the subjective experience. Optimal presentation of the data would be in live audiovisual form. There are of course ethical concerns but the benefit would be great of teaching such concepts.

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9 ways to be an Inspiring Leader or Manager

by Amanda on February 27, 2010

1. Bring up any behavioral concerns as early as possible

You may not be aware that ignoring undesirable behaviors communicates the behavior is allowed. Your team members are more likely to feel respected if you address such issues soon after they become apparent. Without proper addressing of such issues, your team may feel you are not giving them a chance to succeed.

2. Praise individual team member’s successes, as well as team successes

Praise has long been known to be an effective method in teaching and guiding behaviors. However, praise that is not sincere, genuine, based on reality, or given too often will not build your team nor build your respect as a manager. Pay attention to your team members; find strengths that set them apart from the rest of the group. Also, praising team success is equally important and builds group cohesion.
3. Believe in the power of failure and mistakes. Profess this power to your team periodically. [Read More…]

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