Quickies: Leslie Jones, Shutting Down Racist Coworkers, and Why the MBTI is Meaningless
- The Year in Weird Contentions – “Richard Dawkins is a grown man, a best-selling author, a prize-winning scientist and an emeritus fellow at Oxford. On Twitter, he is something else entirely. His self-presentation there is comically indistinguishable from that of a precocious, argumentative, peer-despised pre-teen who has read a few Richard Dawkins books: obsessed with his own internal logic but oblivious to the context in which people are rolling their eyes at him, relentlessly condescending and aggrieved by the opinions of other humans. ” From Amy.
- Ready for Prime Time – “After twenty-five years as a road comic, Leslie Jones becomes a star.”
- Woman Goes Viral After Shutting Down Racist Co-Worker in the Most Hilarious Way Possible – From Courtney.
- Do Ruthless People Really Get Ahead? – “Despite the previous findings on ‘snakes in suits’, Spurk found that the psychopaths in his sample actually performed worse on his measures of success: they earned less than their peers and tended to have lowlier positions on the career hierarchy. As you might expect, given these findings, they were also less satisfied with their lot.”
- Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless – “But the test was developed in the 1940s based on the totally untested theories of Carl Jung and is now thoroughly disregarded by the psychology community. Even Jung warned that his personality ‘types’ were just rough tendencies he’d observed, rather than strict classifications. Several analyses have shown the test is totally ineffective at predicting people’s success in various jobs, and that about half of the people who take it twice get different results each time.” From Rachelle.
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