Jordan B Peterson – Things Learned & Personality Type
What are some of the most interesting and useful lessons, concepts, or ideas that I have learned, or become aware of since discovering Jordan B Peterson.
Also, what personality type is Jordan Peterson? Using the Big Five Personality Traits, & the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
If you don’t know who Jordan Peterson is, I highly recommend looking into him, his ideas and teachings and online lectures. If you have heard of Jordan Peterson in a somewhat negative way, which is sometimes how the mostly far or radical left mainstream biased media will try to portray him. I suggest actually listening to him directly.
Probably the best example of this bias is with his interview with Cathy Newman. I also recently read a few articles in The Guardian, which mostly criticize him for some of the phrases that he uses, which is nothing more than pettiness.
When the authors do criticize actual ideas. They provide no source or evidence whatsoever to back up the criticism. It’s just a very obvious negative perception, and they just try and distort and twist everything to suit their preconception or to push their narrative. It’s not journalism, it’s a personal attack, subjective opinion and an attempt to confirm their prejudices.
Most interesting things I’ve learned
Jordan Peter is not solely responsible of, or behind all the developments in this list. However, it was because of him that I became aware them. Many other psychologists, researchers, and scientists also deserve credit.
Big Five Personality Traits
I have been aware of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) for several years now. It’s a personality model that can be surprisingly accurate at describing personalities. It goes into a surprising amount of depth and accuracy is some cases.
Jordan Peterson Personality Type – MBTI: Jordan Peterson is a ENTJ.
Through Jordan Peterson, I heard about the Big Five Personality Traits, which of course interested me greatly. There are some similarities between the MBTI and the big five. However, the big five traits is much more likely to be universally adopted. One reason for that is that it doesn’t classify people into seemingly rigid personality groups like the MBTI does. The big five is also mainstream psychology, unlike the MBTI.
The big five is also better at showing personality differences between the genders. It also explains why certain people have certain disorders or extreme traits, such as being obsessively compulsive or (OCD), which is related to the orderliness trait. The orderliness trait is also connected to disgust sensitivity, which are traits that I can relate to greatly. It’s also good for predicting narcissism and various other personality disorders.
Aesthetic sensitivity, which is related to the openness trait, and trait neuroticism. Both traits are really relatable. Learning about all these things has improved my understanding of myself and other people immensely.
We are the product of both nature and nurture, and these five traits are mostly the nature aspect of who we are.
Jordan Peterson Personality Type – Big Five
- Openness: Very High
- Conscientiousness: Very High
- Extroversion: High
- Agreeableness: High
- Neuroticism: High
One of my favorite concepts in psychology is the idea of the shadow. This is Jungian psychology. However, I became aware of it through Jordan Peterson. The idea of integrating your dark side rather than denying the existence of it. It is a really interesting idea.
It’s also an idea that is very relevant in modern society, as many of the social justice movements seem to be claiming the moral high ground. However, it seems that many of these people, at least in part are projecting their shadow traits onto others.
Difference in interests between men and women
It’s obvious to (most) people that men and women generally have differences in interests. Now we actually have studies to back it up.
Price’s law was created by de solla Price. Prices law is like a law of the universe that I feel like I always new deep down.
Price’s law is, the square root of the total amount of people or employees does 50% of the work. Of course this law is not going to be fully accurate all of the time and in all areas of life. Price’s law seems to be particularly true in certain fields, such as, writing, music, and in many other creative fields, or fields that require a high level of skill or talent, including certain sports.
So the minority of people that do most of the work are more likely to be successful. This is connected to how inequality works.
While watching an interview with Jordan Peterson and Russell Brand. Jordan explains that when a person becomes successful at something, that success leads to more and more opportunities. This is a big reason why a small minority of people have all the wealth.
This pattern is not just restricted to the way wealth is distributed. It seems to be one of these law’s of the universe which isn’t limited to human civilization.
Thinking in pictures or words
Whether you are a word thinker, or picture thinker seems to be dependent on whether your left or right hemisphere is the most dominant. Most people can think in both words and pictures. However, people tend to lean more to one than the other.
Along with personality types, this is another great example of the differences between the minds of individuals.
I heard about Nietzsche many years ago, but I never really looked into him or his work. However, now because of Jordan Peterson, I have discovered the genius that Nietzsche was. He was a profound thinker, and he is one of the most interesting people that I have ever looked into.
Nietzsche Herd Morality & Conformity.
You can find out more about Jordan Peterson here.