RSS Recent Posts by Arlene Taylor

  • Specialists & Multipotentialists September 25, 2020
    Specialists can sometimes use their giftedness in a variety of settings, none of which particularly represent their passion—it being less about the product and more about the opportunity to “lead.” For example, a Prioritizer could lead a company without having personal excellence in the product of that company, relying on other individuals within the company […]
  • Multipotentialists September 24, 2020
    Multipotentialists tend to excel in two or more different fields. It may be in an field hat is orchestrated by a quadrant beside the one that represents their innate brain "bent." They may do one thing initially, and once they learn everything they want to know in that field, may find it no longer challenging. […]
  • Specialists September 23, 2020
    Specialists tend to be those who excel in one specific area, often attaining world-class status. Individuals tend to excel within the quadrant that possesses their energy advantage. Starting from the top left and moving counterclockwise, let's treview stereotypical leadership characteristics for each quadrant. These include: Prioritizers: Exhibit an authoritarian leadership style and excel in being in charge and […]
  • Brain Quadrants & Energy September 22, 2020
    Understanding a bit about the brain may help you understand the concept of multipotentialism and the types of brain “bent” that might align with each. The cerebrum is divided by natural fissures into four chunks of tissue. They all work together, however, it is believed that most (if not all) human brains have an energy […]
  • Multipotentialism & the Brain September 21, 2020
    I hear there was a TED talk recently that involved something called multipotentialism exhibited by multipotentialities. I had never heard of these terms before. Can you help me understand this and how it involves the brain—especially one’s brain bent?  I have not seen the term multipotentialism in print. I am guessing it might refer to […]
  • Origin of Term - Confirmation Bias September 18, 2020
    The term itself is believed to have been coined by English psychologist Peter Wason to describe the tendency of people to favor information that confirms or strengthens their beliefs or values and is difficult to dislodge once affirmed. Since then many studies have been done on the topic. Michael Shermer has been quoted as saying […]
  • Confirmation Bias, 4 September 17, 2020
    Confirmation bias can often be seen in relation to highly charged issues such as those that involve or are related to religion, politics, race, gender, chauvinism, etc. But it can involve any personal belief. Bias assessments may be the fastest decisions the brain ever makes, occurring at nano-second speeds. They tend to be related to […]
  • Conformation Bias, 3 September 16, 2020
    The effect of Confirmation Bias may be strongest for deeply entrenched beliefs, for desired outcomes, and for emotionally charged issues. Beliefs are tricky concepts. Your brain creates your beliefs from what you are taught and from what you learned—two different things. This may include cellular memory from biological ancestors, role-modeling by adults around you, interactions […]
  • Confirmation Bias, 2 September 15, 2020
    A confirmation bias can be defined as a tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's priorbelief or value. The more fervent one’s belief, the likelihood of a more fervent confirmation bias. Nickerson, Raymond S Nickerson has referred to it as “A ubiquitous phenomenon in many […]
  • Confirmation Bias September 14, 2020
    I just don’t get it. People are not wearing masks, shooting some who tell them to do so, catching and spreading Covid-19. I heard on the news about a young man who voluntarily went to a party where he knew some of the people were infected with Covid-19 because he said he believed that the […]