Broaden Me

Apr 10

Broaden Me has moved -

This site has actually split into a few different sites. You can access them using the link above.

Here are a few of the big ones :

Dec 21

“Talent hits a target that no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.” —

The Lives Of Geniuses

Great quote :)

Dec 15

cool word : “Commoratio”

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H&M Under Fire for Using Fake, Computer-Generated Models
Interesting that tech has gotten this good.

H&M Under Fire for Using Fake, Computer-Generated Models

Interesting that tech has gotten this good.

Dec 10

What’s Up With “Toward” and “Towards”?

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Dec 01

Behind the Facade: The "False Self" of the Narcissist | Psychology Today -

Narcissists can’t afford to be vulnerable at all—especially not to themselves. Remember, they need to believe the lie. So they make up a fictitious false self who is everything the narcissist is not: the entitled, superior, inflated, and grandiose self fed by the narcissist’s fantasies and what they can squeeze out of sources of narcissistic supply.

This mask, which the narcissist thinks is real, hides the insecure and damaged part of the NP and chases way feelings of depression, abandonment, and shame. It protects her from painful feelings. Affirmations of the false self keep the mask in good repair. If they’re not forthcoming, she demands them in one way or another in the ways that make the relationship a wild ride on a rollercoaster (which no one understands besides other people who have a loved one with NPD). The NP’s success in maintaining this illusion makes you continually doubt yourself since you rarely receive validation of what you are going through.

Nov 29

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Less than is used for actual units of measure & things that can’t be counted, while fewer than is used for things that can be counted.

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Nov 26

“Postmodernism postulates that many, if not all, apparent realities are only social constructs and are therefore subject to change. It emphasises the role of language, power relations, and motivations in the formation of ideas and beliefs. In particular it attacks the use of sharp classifications such as male versus female, straight versus gay, white versus black, and imperial versus colonial; it holds realities to be plural and relative, and to be dependent on whom the interested parties are and of what their interests consist. It supports the belief that there is no absolute truth and that the way in which different people perceive the world is subjective.” —

Postmodernism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Love it - as a word and a concept :)

Nov 23

What’s Up With “Inquiry” and “Enquiry”?

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Nov 14

MK Culture: Britney Spears "I Wanna Go" Mind Control Symbolism -

interesting

Nov 13

His Magical Thinking: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson -

Great review. Worth reading.

Nov 10

CEOs and psychopaths common psychological ties -

In a study published by the journal Psychology, Crime and Law, Belinda Board and Katarina Fritzon tested 39 senior managers and chief executives from leading British businesses. They compared the results to the same tests on patients at Broadmoor special hospital, where people who have been convicted of serious crimes are incarcerated. On certain indicators of psychopathy, the bosses’s scores either matched or exceeded those of the patients. In fact, on these criteria, they beat even the subset of patients who had been diagnosed with psychopathic personality disorders.

The psychopathic traits on which the bosses scored so highly, Board and Fritzon point out, closely resemble the characteristics that companies look for. Those who have these traits often possess great skill in flattering and manipulating powerful people. Egocentricity, a strong sense of entitlement, a readiness to exploit others and a lack of empathy and conscience are also unlikely to damage their prospects in many corporations.

Nov 08

Is an Ivy League Diploma Worth It? - WSJ.com -

great article…

Nov 02

Narcissists want weddings, not marriage - CNN.com -

Narcissists lack self-esteem and live in an internal world, one that they can attract another person to and form a relationship around because they can read other people and manipulate them. It becomes a parasitic relationship, with all of the affection going to the narcissist

In terms of weddings:

the focus is on the show and not the long-term or reality of the relationship

I wrote more about that here.