ENIGMA …What Many “MBTI” Introverts Are to “MBTI” Extroverts and How Not Knowing This is Destroying Our World

enigma

noun

enig·​ma | \ i-ˈnig-mə
, e-\

Definition of enigma

1 : something hard to understand or explain
2 : an inscrutable or mysterious person
3 : an obscure speech or writing

Definition from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enigma

Dominating the American population and likely many others, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator “Extroverted” Personality Types are a talkative bunch. They talk to process their thoughts, talk to communicate, talk for stimulation, congregate to get energized, and sometimes they listen also. They like group activities, the more the merrier as it ramps up their brain activity. It’s how they function best.

Not so much for Introverts.

On the contrary, the other part of the population are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator “Introverted” Personality Types, of which I am one, can get burnt out spending too much time with “Extroverts” simply because the external stimulation combined with their own high internal stimulation is overwhelming, while an “Extrovert” spending too much time with “Introverts” can become lethargic, etc. from the lack of external stimulation.

Some people erroneously think introvert means shy, but like many “Introverts,” I’m not shy, in fact I am quite bold, though it may have appeared that way when I had been conditioned to believe I wasn’t up to par with all the “Extroverts” in my life. What none of us knew at the time is that I just  needed quiet time, especially alone time, not because I was being snobbish or thinking myself better than others, but simply because inside my mind is a very active place driven by an internal versus external drive, so quiet surroundings stop me from becoming overloaded with stimulation. Quiet time alone is also where my best problem-solving and creative processing functions best.

As of result of an “Extrovert’s” and an “Introvert’s” natural brain-processing differences, a lot of misunderstanding, confusion, fear, and even prejudice can be generated because some people are so very different from what is familiar to us.

Today is Good Friday, which for Christians means, recognizing the day when Jesus Christ was persecuted and killed for His differences born of people’s fears, ignorance, and resulting prejudice.

Jesus was an enigma … the most mysterious human of all and contradictory to what was deemed acceptable. Therefore the fearful majority demanded His death and the leader of the time, for political reasons, knew he had no choice but to follow their demand, so Jesus was not only killed, but was also made a symbolic spectacle of what would happen to those different from the majority.

Today, the world is still filled with people different from us and of course, the most mysterious to the majority, the “Extroverts” are the “Introverts.”

If an “Introvert” is successful, the mystery surrounding him or her is captivating. Take for instance Keanu Reeves. The attached link takes us to a GQ interview of Keanu, where the interviewer seeks to get the answers many seek about this enigmatic man.

https://www.gq.com/story/the-legend-of-keanu-reeves

But the thing is, as a high-level “Introvert” I get Keanu even though I do not know him personally nor all the details of his life because I don’t have to in order to know how he works. What I do know is that what people see in photos and on film is what he chooses to reveal for his profession, similar to the ice of an iceberg one sees above the surface, in contrast to the bulk of his essence that lies below the surface.

It is the same for me, but since I am not successful yet, I am not so intriguingly mysterious as I am harshly and incorrectly judged even though I have been working on a body of work that will help raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people. I tried to straddle both worlds, working in the “Extroverts” world, but then I had nothing left energy wise for the “Introverted” world of analysis, problem-solving, and creation of a body of work to help every child, every person, experience being valued … respected simply for being a life … because the world we have created was and is tearing my heart and soul apart with every account of disrespect … neglect, abuse, and violence.

Enigma. Yes, we all enjoy a little bit of mystery in life, but let us not let fear and the resulting prejudice take hold where respect, compassion, and even love need to be to co-create the better world we all want to live in.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 19, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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April 17, 2019

 

 

ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST Job Opportunity (Pending)

 SOCIAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle’s mission is to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle to raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people, aided by original intellectual capital of the concept presented in a diverse range of books, products, and services, plus special events and projects. Your natural confidence, refined skills, and diverse experience result in strong leadership and your understanding of complex issues, including but not limited to financial, empowers you to examine and resolve issues objectively with timely precision. Your high standards and sound work ethic, decisiveness, and excellent organization skills result in competency often recognized as beyond the call of duty. Courageous, bold, yet respectful and compassionate, your character yields cooperative results. An astute, avid learner, you enjoy learning for the thrill of learning, including technology.

You have the potential and desire to be one of the three potential vice presidents and limited partners. Our other two teammates will be an operations specialist and business development specialist, all of whom will work closely with the originator, researcher, developer, artistic director, founder, and president, though not necessarily from the same geographical location. After a probation period, limited partner equity will be acquired through salary deduction rather than an upfront cash contribution.

Objectives

  • Represent the company as the key administrative liaison
  • Develop relationships with outsourced professional services to support the company’s objectives, growth, and expansion
  • Serve as the central information source with reports, projections, and recommendations
  • Generate and present reports from all systems and departments
  • Identify and recommend administrative, technical support, and other professional sources needs
  • Comply with all regulations to establish and maintain respect, integrity, and compliance

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Build solid respectful relationships with the required external professional services and internal team in order to comply with legal requirements and provide management team with sound information for decision making
  • Develop long-range strategic financial planning solutions to support company’s mission and objectives
  • Establish a well-organized, clearly defined department in order to also respond well to unexpected challenges
  • Develop and supervise a team of other intelligent, creative, and goal-oriented individuals with the respect and compassion to make the world a better place for all
  • Continuously develop and advance your knowledge-base and skill level
  • Build solid working relationships with the president and with the two other team specialists to develop a highly successful trio and potential limited partners to support the for-profit social business venture’s mission

Skills and Qualifications

Required

  • Serve as the administration head of the social business venture
  • Effective, efficient and respectful leadership in the development and perfecting of the management information systems aiding the organization to reach its goals in a timely manner
  • Work with internal and external sources to develop long-range strategic planning and the ability to be responsive to unforeseen problems
  • Design, develop, and implement a well-organized environment with clear guidelines
  • Manage and supervise employees and volunteers, assisting with development of policies and procedures
  • On occasion, present to the public

Preferred

  • 10+ years management experience
  • 10+ years financial experience
  • 10+ years combination of information resources and human resources experience
  • MBA +/or equivalent experience

Salary

65K CAD with potential to become Vice President and Limited Partner with buy-in through salary deduction or lump sum. Position pending at a future date

How to Apply

Submit a 50 word statement explaining why you want the role and why you would be the best Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Social Business ADMINISTRATION Specialist through LinkedIn messaging.

If your message strikes the right chord, you will be contacted to proceed further with the interview process. Your interest is greatly appreciated; however, if you are not contacted, please know it is not a reflection of you, but of finding the best fit for the role. Thank you and best wishes!

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

April 16, 2019

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST Job Opportunity (Pending)

 SOCIAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle’s mission is to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle to raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people, aided by original intellectual capital of the concept presented in a diverse range of books, products, and services, plus special events and projects. You enjoy keeping busy and getting the work done, the key to success in ramping up the company’s global initiative. Your excellent observation skills empower you to see what needs to be done, and when realistically. Your charming manner makes friends easily, making you a natural leader that creates a fun, active place to work inside the company, plus easily engaging supportive external companies. Being part of a team, whether the company’s management team or your operations team or your external team results from your ability to accept differences and try new approaches to get the job done. You adapt well to change and can shift gears quickly.

You have the potential and desire to be one of the three potential vice presidents and limited partners. Our other two teammates will be an administrative specialist and business development specialist, all of whom will work closely with the originator, researcher, developer, artistic director, founder, and president, though not necessarily from the same geographical location. After a probation period, limited partner equity will be acquired through salary deduction rather than an upfront cash contribution.

Objectives

  • Represent the operations/resource centre of the organization
  • Develop relationships with local and global external sources for the printing, warehousing, and distribution of the company’s copyrighted books and products
  • Lead internal and external teams for timely delivery of the resources
  • Source contractors in foreign countries for material production, warehousing, and distribution
  • Identify potential challenges to sourcing globally and find viable acceptable solutions if required
  • Comply with all regulations to establish and maintain respect, integrity, and compliance

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Serve as the key liaison with contractors and customers to meet production, shipping, and delivery requirements
  • Develop strong alliances with national and international sources
  • Establish policies and procedures for sourcing, warehousing, and shipping protocols
  • Work with the president on source development
  • Build and lead a solid internal and external team
  • Build solid working relationships with the president and with the two other team specialists to develop a highly successful trio and potential limited partners to support the for-profit social business venture’s mission

Skills and Qualifications

Required

  • Practical and logical approach to planning, managing, and trouble shooting the company’s operations department
  • Adept at searching for solutions, even unconventional ones to get the job done respectfully and in accordance with legal requirements
  • Sound reasoning abilities to discover discrepancies and deal with them expediently
  • Active, engaging, and fun leader and liaison
  • Respond well to unplanned situations with satisfactory, respectful solutions
  • Enjoy working with a lot of other practical and lively people

Preferred

  • 10+ years international shipping experience
  • 10+ years warehousing experience
  • 10+ years sourcing/dealing with production contractors
  • Logistics training/education or relevant experience

Salary

65K CAD with potential to become Vice President and Limited Partner with buy-in through salary deduction or lump sum. Position pending at a future date

How to Apply

Submit a 50 word statement explaining why you want the role and why you would be the best Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Social Business OPERATIONS Specialist through LinkedIn messaging.

If your message strikes the right chord, you will be contacted to proceed further with the interview process. Your interest is greatly appreciated; however, if you are not contacted, please know it is not a reflection of you, but of finding the best fit for the role. Thank you and best wishes!

©All Rights Reserved

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

April 16, 2019

PERSPECTIVE … “Dealing With Aggression in Children”

“The researchers suggested that pediatricians can reassure parents that these behaviors are normal in small children, but also guide parents, right from the beginning, in setting limits and responding in ways that may help — redirecting or distracting a child — rather than by punishing the child with anger, yelling or spanking.”

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Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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April 15, 2019

“CAN WE TOUCH?”

“Physical contact remains vital to health, even as we do less of it. The rules of engagement aren’t necessarily changing—they’re just starting to be heard.”

“Field, a developmental psychologist by training, went on to found the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. She was a pioneer in highlighting the effects of “touch deprivation” among kids, famously those in orphanages. She explained to me that the effects are pervasive, influencing so many bodily systems that kids are diagnosed with “failure to thrive,” resulting in permanent physical and cognitive impairment, smaller stature, and social withdrawal later in life—which often includes aversion to physical contact.”

“Part of the reason this research didn’t happen sooner is that it was seen as extremely obvious. Yet even as evidence of the importance of physical touch has piled up, the world has been moving in the opposite direction. “You don’t see people touching each other anymore, in large part because they’re all on their phones and iPads and computers,” Field said. “It’s very disturbing to see parents doing less touching of kids, if they’re just sitting there on screens.””

“I think some of that is reflected in what’s going on, where people are seeing the hierarchical aspect of the touch and not the supportive aspect.”

Get the big picture by reading James Hamblin’s article in The Atlantic April 20, 2019

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/04/on-touch/586588/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

April 14, 2019

 

ABOUT the COMPANY

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

A For-Profit Social Business Venture

MISSION

To raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people by transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle

PRINCIPLE (FOUNDATIONAL BELIEF)

Respect for all

VALUES

Compassion
Sincerity
Honesty
Integrity
Transparency
Cooperation
Peace
 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2019 

April 2019