Thematic Apperception Test aka T.A.T.
I took another kind of psychological personality test which relays on person’s description of a random picture. Assuming that our responses reveal underlying motives, concerns, and the way wee the social world through the stories we make up about ambiguous pictures of people.
you can also take it here at utpsyc.org
What Do You See in the Picture?
“Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person’s sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves. No matter what corruption they’re taught about the virtue of selflessness, sex is the most profoundly selfish of all acts, an act which they cannot perform for any motive but their own enjoyment – just try to think of performing it in a spirit of selfless charity! – an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exultation, only on the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire. It is an act that forces them to stand naked in spirit, as well as in body, and accept their real ego as their standard of value. They will always be attracted to the person who reflects their deepest vision of themselves, the person whose surrender permits them to experience – or to fake – a sense of self-esteem .. Love is our response to our highest values – and can be nothing else.”
A slight view on the connection between desire, love and our own selfesteem. As we always think that our emotions and desire are coming from different places and they’re not linked somehow to eachother or to our own perspective about ourselves, but that is not entirely true because our emotions can be unreasonable but they’re not seperated !
Well that may sound kind of narcissistic and selfcentred of me writing a whole article about who I am. But recognizing who you are and getting to know the real You is the first step to live your life and start taking drastic decision to improve your way of living, feel better about yourself, make other feel better about you, whatever makes you feel content ( not necessarily about yourself but maybe about your situation or social profile, it all depend on people’s personalities). I believe that in order to achieve any goal in life one should always make a deep study of good strategy and follow it. Mine is still on the making but it starts by:
-Identifying your personal environnement so you can later identify your entourage: Knowing what you have in mind/heart/hands. Start questioning youself “who are you, what are your strengths and weaknesses, your flaws and qualities, your pet peeves, your delights, your fetish, your addiction etc”.
“But what about human nature? Can it be changed? And if not, will it endure under Anarchism?
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name! Every fool, from king to policeman, from the flatheaded parson to the visionless dabbler in science, presumes to speak authoritatively of human nature. The greater the mental charlatan, the more definite his insistence on the wickedness and weaknesses of human nature. Yet, how can any one speak of it today, with every soul in a prison, with every heart fettered, wounded, and maimed?
John Burroughs has stated that experimental study of animals in captivity is absolutely useless. Their character, their habits, their appetites undergo a complete transformation when torn from their soil in field and forest. With human nature caged in a narrow space, whipped daily into submission, how can we speak of its potentialities?
Freedom, expansion, opportunity, and, above all, peace and repose, alone can teach us the real dominant factors of human nature and all its wonderful possibilities.
Recently I’ve attended a social business forum which was organized with the aim of raising awareness and spearheading new social business initiatives. After listening carefully to all the invited guests talking about how their projects started from an idea then grew into actions then businesses that eventually contributed helping the society as they wished to do, I felt some kind of a drive itching me to stand up and start doing something towards my society myself.
According to what they said this kind of “business” takes a lot of time and in some cases years to see the fruits of your work but it’s all worth it since they were doing something with passion and giving them satisfaction and inner peace.
“Life is too short to not live our dreams but those dreams are meaningless if we don’t start taking actions to achieve them» that was basically what almost everyone wanted to say and fortunately that’s what I believe in as well. In one specific moment of everyone’s speech when they started talking about the joy of helping others and improving their society and how it felt right although they’ve been criticized by their beloved and closest one because they dumped everything for just a good deed, I knew that I should face my fears and start to take act.