Saturday, October 29, 2005

Panai marakkadu, pasu marakkoodu...

Uyyakondan Thirumalai, Trichy
Genie talk : Uyyakondanthirumalai is 5 kms from Tiruchirappalli. It is otherwise called Karkudi.Name of the God is Uyyakondanathar / Ujjivaneswarar and name of the Goddess is Maivizhiammai .The Temple lies in a small hillock and the main deity is facing western direction. There are two shrines for the Goddesses here. Sambandar, Appar and Sundarar have sung the God here.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Man Vasanai...

En Oor, Trichy... Vaanamum Nilamum Koodiya Oru Nodiyil...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

47D, The Tale of Five Men..

Kavithai ubayam - Samayavel.

Genie talk: 47D, the house of dreams. Its were we lived our life of togetherness, we five men who came out of their parent's shade to live their own lives. It was a dream place. September, October would be spring time and 47D used to blossom too. It stands there with only one soul outta us to keep it going now. We five live in different corners of the world today, still cherishing those days.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Yaar ezhuthinathu theriyala, aana ipdi kavithaigal padikka kedaikkirathu eno santhoshama irukku.

Butterfly again....

Alexandra Hospital - Singapore

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

History Lost..

Its gone. Poyae pochchu.. Poyinthae.

Nike Shoes, with a 'just do it' sign on it, is gone. 2500 Rs maal. Stolen. Aasai aasaiya vaanginathu, enakkilla, en thambikku.

Kovai had bought a similar one. I was with Kovai when he bought that. I liked the model,so bought it for my bro on his birthday. Aana avan athila neraya kasamusa colors irukkunu poadama vaichchirunthaan. So naan oorukku poana pozhuthu en reebok joggersa (black) eduththukittu ithai en kittayae koduththuttaan.. I was nothing but happy, antha reebok joggers enakku bore adikka aarambichchiruntha neram athu.Then, the next time I went home, thirumbavum shoe maaththikkalaamnu thambi sollavum konjam doubt aagi reebok enna nelamaila irukkunu paarkka ponaen, paarththa mun pakkam iruntha flap konjam veliya vanthirunthathu. Periya problem illa, irunthaalum "en rangeukku less than perfect poadaratha"nu oru dialogue vittuttu, poda 'no exchange mela'nu sollittu es aagittaen.

apdi oru periya (annan thambi) historya thanakku pinnadi vaichchiruntha shoeva evano thirudittu poittaan.. en apartment vaasalila thaan vaichchirunthaen, evano gril doorla kai vittu en shoe, apram en roommates rendu paeroda shoes ellaththaiyum abase pannittaan.. punniyavaan.. enna kodumaiyo, seruppu thirudi pozhaikkiraan.

seri, enna panrathu, nadanthathu nadanthu poachchu..
en thambikku phone panninaen "dei un shoeva yaaro thirudittu poittaanga".. :)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Carl Jung, Personality theories, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - 4

continued from previous post on same topic..
Based on Jung’s types and functions, Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed a paper-and-pencil test, which came to be known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Based on your answers to approximately 125 answers, this test places you in one of sixteen types. The results of this test say quite a bit about who you are, including your likes and dislikes, likely career choices, and compatibility with others. It is not judgmental and one type is not better than the other therefore people tend to like it. Also, it does not assess how crazy you are, but simply “opens up your personality for exploration”. The test has four scales. The first is extroversion-introversion, the next is sensing-intuiting, the third is thinking-feeling, and the last is judging-perceiving. Four letters identify each type.

More information about the test was given in a previous post. This test consisted of 107 questions to assess your personality type. After completing the test the results indicated that I had an INFJ personality type, which means introverted intutive feeling with judgement. People with this personality type are said to like abstractness, they tend to be private. More about INFJ characterstics include - sensitive, quiet leaders, great depth of personality - intricately and deeply woven, mysterious, and highly complex, sometimes puzzling even themselves , introverted, live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities - part of an unusually rich inner life , abstract in communicating, artistic (and natural affinity for art), creative, and easily inspired, very independent, orderly view towards the world but within themself arranged in a chaotic, complex way only they could understand . After reviewing the results and thinking about how I view my personality type I would have to agree with the assessment. Although at first glance I would like to disagree with some of the characteristics, after careful thought I would say that this is a good indicator of my personality. I definitely enjoy when things are running abstractness and adventure, I love art and am very easily inspired. Many times I also let my feelings show. I am emotional and have a hard time hiding the way I am feeling under many circumstances. Lot of reading on this area made me agree with too many aspects of this indicator.

In conclusion, Carl Jung was a brilliant psychologist with very valid theories on personality. His theories will indeed be studied for years to come, however his most noted contribution, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator will long be used as an assessment of personality types for millions of people. It is a test that should be viewed as insight into your own personality for further exploration and development. As stated earlier, our goal should be to develop all four personality functions, because as Jung says, the transcendence of opposites is the ideal.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Siragadikka Aasai :)

Mandarin Duck, Bird Park, Singapore.

Carl Jung, Personality theories, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - 3

continuation of previous post....
Carl Jung is also responsible for developing a personality topology that has become so popular that many people think that this is the only thing he did.

This topology begins with the distinction between introversion and extroversion. -Introverts are those people who prefer their internal world of thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and dreams, etc.

-Extroverts, on the other hand prefer the external world of things and people and activities.

Next, whether we are introverts or extroverts, we need to deal with world, inner and outer, and each of us has our preferable way of doing so. Jung says that there are four basic ways of doing this, four functions.

- The first is sensing, what he implies by this is getting information by means of the senses. Jung called this one of the irrational function, meaning that it involved perception rather than the judging of information.

- The second is thinking, this means evaluating ideas or information rationally. Jung called this a rational function because it involves decision making or judging, rather than the simple intake of information.

- Third is intuiting, this is a kind of perception that works outside of the usual conscious processes. It is irrational, but come from the integration of large amounts of information.

-Finally, is feeling, this is a matter of evaluating information by weighing one’s overall emotional response. This Jung calls rational.

Most of us only develop one or two of the functions, but Jung says that it should be our goal to develop all four as a way to transcend the opposite.
to be continued...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Carl Jung, Personality theories, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - 2

continued from previous article on same topic..
In Carl Jung’s personality theory, he divides the psyche into three parts.

-The first part is the ego, defined as the conscious mind.
-Second, is the personal unconscious, which he says includes anything that is not presently conscious but can be. It is said to include both memories that are easily brought to mind and those that have been suppressed for some reason.
-Finally, Jung adds the part of the psyche that make his theory different from all others, the collective unconscious. Jung says that this is the reservoir of our experiences as a species, a kind of knowledge that we are all born with. It influences all of our behaviors and experiences, especially the emotional ones, but we are never directly conscious of it, it is only revealed by looking at those influences.

The contents of the collective unconscious are known as archetypes. An archetype is defined as an unlearned tendency to experience things in a certain way. It has no form of its own, but acts as an “organizing principle” on the things that we see or do. It works very similar to the way instincts work in Freud’s theory. One example of an archetype is the mother. All of our ancestors had mothers, and we have evolved in an environment that included a mother or mother-substitute. As helpless infants we never would have survived without our connection to a nurturing one. Therefore, Jung says that we are built in a way that reflects our evolutionary environment, so we come into this world looking for a mother. Another example of an archetype is the persona. This is a defined as your public image. It is said to be the mask that you put on before you show yourself to the outside world. Although the persona begins as an archetype, it is the part of us that finds itself most distant from the collective unconscious.

Included in our persona is the role of male or female that we must play, which is determined for most by their physical gender. Jung, however, like Freud, and Adler, and others, believed that we are all really bisexual in nature. Beginning at birth we are under the influence of society that mold us into males and females. Jung therefore believed that all men have a female aspect present in their collective unconscious, which is referred to as the anima, and that all females have a male aspect present in their collective unconscious, known as the animus. They are together referred to as syzygy. The anima or animus is the archetype through which you communicate with the collective unconscious. It is also the archetype, which is responsible for much of our love life. Jung says that we are as ancient Greek myth suggests, constantly searching for our other half, which the Gods took away from us in members of the opposite sex. Therefore, when we fall in love at first sight, we have actually found someone that fills our anima or animus archetype particularly well.
to be continued...

Saturday, October 01, 2005