Monday, July 26, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Kinesthesia is my second sensory system and when my English heritage is showing, I am relatively uninterested in touch. When my French heritage pops up, I crave being touched and hugged by my best friends. When that is not possible, I recall in my mind’s eye what that feels like. I score as an ambivert, leaning toward the introverted side of the EAI continuum (extrovert, ambivert, introvert). Most of the time I am okay working alone—and do my best writing or composing in solitude. Periodically, I crave in-person connection and when that happens, I canvass my close friends until I find one who has time to connect with me in person. I am clearly auditory, and my best friends know that. Several times a week, my iPhone vibrates with a call from a best friend. It is a matter of knowing who you are, knowing what you need and what works for you, and taking responsibility to make that happen in a healthy and productive way.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
· Sensory preference (60 percent of the general population is visual, 20 percent is auditory, and 20 percent is kinesthetic). Kinesthetics are very sensitive to touch and extremely discriminating about who they touch and by whom they are touched. They enjoy touch that they choose and reject touch that doesn’t “feel” right.
· Familial and cultural imprinting influence how social isolation impacts the person, which is impacted on how much physical touch is familiar. Studies have found that Americans touch family and close friends once per hour when they are together. Brits tend to touch less than Americans or not at all. French and Italians touch family and close friends 100 times an hour.
· EAI preference, meaning whether they are extroverted, ambiverted, or introverted.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
I live alone and except for my cell phone, some zoom calls, and delivery persons, I have been isolated. My memory seems much worse that it was at the beginning of the pandemic. Some days I feel like I’m going crazy!
Monday, July 19, 2021
I do not understand the reason companies show a picture on the Internet with a catchy title . . . then when you click on it the process begins with 6 lines about something entirely different with a “next” button—37 frames later you may get the answer to the first title question—or not. Drives me crazy! What’s the deal and what do you do?
Friday, July 16, 2021
What can a parent do to avoid providing risk factors for a child to develop a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?
Some believe that narcissism in adulthood may be the response to anguish from a troubling, difficult, abusive, and inconsistent environment; one in which Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) occur. The healthier and more functional the parent, the healthier and more functional the parenting style is likely to be. For example:
Be consistent, make sure your words and actions match.
Aim for balance, avoid erratic actions/reactions, unpredictability.
Be calm. Parental anxiety can trigger insecurity in children.