So I've done a similar questionnaire before, and 80%-85% certain of my type, but what can I say? I'm a sucker for questionnaires and outside feedback is always welcome. I'll skip around a bit depending on how much I feel like answering a specific block. Summoning @Lord Fenix Wulfheart if you get the chance, or want to. I know it's a lot to sift through, so I understand if you can't.
I really enjoyed answering this section
1. General to specific, specific to general – what does it mean?
When I think about general to specific I'm thinking of applying a general concept to a specific situation. For example testing out the principles of thermodynamics in a chemistry lab to compare the mass of specific reactants to the mass of their product. I see it as testing out the applicability and universality of a concept. The specific to the general is finding patterns throughout various events and situations and forming a broad concept or opinion from those instances. Both avenues are great for classification, just look at biology and how it classifies organisms. Felix (specific)>domestic cat>feline>mammal>animal (general).
2. What does "logical" mean? What is your understanding? Do you think that it correlates with the common view?
All logic is are a set of axioms used to construct and determine the validity and soundness of an argument. It's highly formulaic, and the external validity of the premises don't necessarily have to be true as long as the conclusion correctly follows from the premise. I think the colloquial view of logic is mistaken as rationality or what generally makes sense. Rationality does involve logic, but it also involves more nuanced and more holistic thinking.
3. How do you explain fractions on the dial of the clock?
Time is infinitely divisible. It's a logical structure that we impose in order to track the progression of our lives as well as to properly structure it.
4. What is a rule? What rules do you have to follow?
Rules are a set of guidelines to follow and depending on the circumstances bending the rules is fine to get the desired result.
5. What is hierarchy? Do you need to follow it? Why or why not?
A hierarchy is a where people, things, or ideas are ranked according to status, importance, or relevance. Organizationally, I'm not opposed to hierarchy, even strict a hierarchy. Though I'm more inclined to support a more horizontally organized system that operates like a cooperative or a syndicate where people work in positions that cater to their strengths, a strict hierarchy has it's place to a degree. Hierarchy becomes problematic when it comes overly bureaucratic, inefficient, and unjust.
6. What do you think of instructions? Do you use them? Could you write an instruction manual? If so, what type of instruction manual would you most likely write?
Meh refer to question 4
7. Please explain: "Freedom is in complying with the laws, but not in ignoring the laws"? Do you agree with the statement? Why?
I agree to an extent. If there's complete anarchy, you're pretty much on your own forcing yourself to fend for yourself and for those you love. You have no safety nets, you have no protections, you have no standard of living. Fear, violence, and brute strength reign supreme, but I understand that's an extreme example. Even in the absence of a set structure of rules and regulations, people naturally fill in the blanks with rules appropriate for the situation. In this case, rules can give us freedom from violence, exploitation, and abuse, thereby giving us freedom to pursue our own interests especially interests that don't directly impact our own survival. But it's a delicate balance, how much rules is too many rules? What are the purpose and logic of those rules? Who do they benefit?
8. Tell us how about consistent you are?
I'd like to say I'm fairly consistent and steady.
9. What is a "standard"? Why do people need it?
Standards are set of criteria that serve as guidelines. Standards are very important in keeping quality and motivating people to better themselves. Of course, it's always good to be realistic about your standards.
10. You need to put your home library in order. How do you feel about this activity? How will you approach this task?
I love this question! First I'll order the library by subject: literature, philosophy, science, etc. In the literature and philosophy section in chronological order. For philosophy it would go: pre-Socratics, classic greek, scholastics, and so on until the contemporary era. Similar structure with literature.
I'm skipping around a bit.
1. "Whole world does not cost one tear of child" – how do you understand this phrase? Do you agree with this opinion?
This means that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the individual. On face, I agree with this. I think our individual needs can be met through meeting the needs of the whole, but while I do care about the whole of humanity, my needs supersedes that of others.
2. Is it acceptable to express emotions? Give examples of inappropriate expression of emotions.
Yeah why not? That's the most human thing to do. I sometimes wish people were more honest in expressing how they feel, if only people were brought up learning how to authentically and effectively express their emotions. I would think the rate of violence would partially go down.
Obvious examples of inappropriate emotional expression would be loudly raging in the library. There's heartfelt and passionate emotional expression, and there's crossing bounds of reason.
3. Can you use negative emotions? In what situations?
I mainly use anger as a motivator for myself. Anger is one hell of energizer and anesthetic. But due to taking meds, my negative moods are less severe, and I need new sources of inspiration and creativity. I've found seeking meaningful and soulful experiences to be more of a sustainable motivator than anger will ever be. Apart from that, I'm pretty numb to other negative emotions as they mostly get filtered through anger.
4. How do you express negative emotions? What does it look like? What do others think about it?
I bottle them up and tense up, and others can notice my tension before I do. Before my meds, my best friend used to call me a black hole of anger, as if all the world's anger concentrated in one spot. Apparently I'm scary when I'm in a bad mood �� People stay away from when I'm in a bad mood, and I prefer it that way.
5. Shallow emotions – what does it mean? Are there any other emotions?
I have no idea.
6. What are right or wrong emotions?
I would like to say that there are no right or wrong emotions as I see emotions as signals and indicators. However, there are emotions that are inappropriate for a situation like laughing at the death of innocent children. That's a HUGE indicator that something is wrong with you.
7. Can you change the emotional state of yourself? Of others? To what side – positive or negative?
I can easily put myself in a mood if I tried. As for affecting other people's mood, sure, if I'm being consciously mindful of that. I probably do affect other people's emotions without me realizing how.
8. What does it mean to "pour out your emotions"? How does it happen?
It means being emotionally expressive. How does it happen? It just does...?
9. Does your internal emotional state correlate with what you show externally?
Subtly and maybe not consciously. Like I alluded to earlier, people can sense my negative mood even if I'm not explicitly expressing it. If I'm in a good mood, I would want to show it as well.
10. Do you track what mood you are in throughout the day? Do you notice the mood of others?
I do on both accounts.
To be continued!