Freitag, 22. Juli 2016

Twitter Timeline 06/16

Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2016


Callaghan, The Lake Poets, und der absolut unglaubliche Boo Hewerdine, in der ungemein magischen Atmosphaere der Jesus College Kapelle (#ChurchKeys), 17.07.2016, mit A.

Sonntag, 17. Juli 2016


© aware (flickr)

Hab ich schon mal gemacht. Mach ich nochmal - wieder ergoogelt. 11 Fragen, und Antworten.

1. Wie beschreibst du dich selbst?
Ungern. Erstens hab ich das vage Gefuehl, dass es nicht gut funktioniert - ich bin recht widerspruechlich, ein Satz ueber mich kann wahr sein jetzt, und vollkommen falsch morgen. Zweitens meine ich, wenn Menschen was ueber mich wissen wollen, koennen sie sich bitte gerne selber ein Bild machen - es nimmt eh jeder immer das auf, was er versteht und wie er's versteht.

2. Wie motivierst du dich nach einer Niederlage weiterzumachen und in deine Runde 2 zu gehen?
Mir selbst gut zureden hilft oft. Aber irgendwie gebe ich eh nicht gerne auf - ich muss eher drauf achten, rechtzeitig festzustellen, wann genug ist. Manchmal ist aufgeben naemlich die weisere und gesuendere Entscheidung.

3. Was unternimmst du für deine persönliche Weiterentwicklung?
Viel, fuerchte ich - als Softwaretester ist man eigentlich immer staendig am Fortbilden. Ich leite gerade ein monatliches Meetup, sprich lerne dadurch anderen was beizubringen oder zur Diskussion zu stellen. Dann hab ich grad Improv angefangen, was so ganzheitlich gut ist fuer die Persoenlichkeitsentwicklung wie ich hoere. Dann kommen noch Spiele und Kurse hinzu. Kram, halt.

4. Die berühmte Fee – welche drei Wünsche hast du?
Boh, finde ich echt schwierig, als Mensch so eine Freikarte zu kriegen. Kosmisches Gleichgewicht, anyone? Am ehesten: Weniger Leiden, Menschen die gut zueinander sind, Gerechtigkeit.

5. Machst du Sport und welcher Sport begeistert dich?
Laufen, Fahrradfahren, Fitness. Alles grossartig. Aber ich vermisse Kampfsport, ziemlich.

6. Wohin würdest du gerne reisen?

7. Was treibt dich an, das zu tun, was du tust?
Wenn ich das wuesste. Neugier, sicherlich. Was ich auch weiss, ist, dass lauwarm bei mir nicht gut funktioniert - immer eher "ganz oder gar nicht". Und beides recht exzessiv.

8. Was war bisher der spannendste Augenblick in deinem Leben?
In neue Laender zu kommen ist immer spannend. Neue Leute oder Geschichten kennen zu lernen auch. Und dann gibts noch die Momente wo sich dein Leben auf einmal komplett wendet - zum Guten oder Schlechten.

9. Was bezeichnest du als deinen größten Erfolg?
Ueberlebt zu haben. Hoffentlich ohne andere allzu sehr verletzt zu haben.

10. Die Lieblinge: Lieblingsfilm, Lieblingsmusik, Lieblingsmensch, Lieblings…?
"Lieblings" finde ich immer sehr limitierend. Aber gut. Fuer heute: Amelie. Explosions in the Sky. Der Schatz. -position: auf'm Sofa, lesend.

11. Was sind die fünf wichtigsten Dinge in deinem Leben?
Sport. Output, kreativer (Bloggen, Malen, Gestalten). Kontakt (Freunde, Familie, Kollegen). Gottesdienst. Input, kultureller (Theater, Lesen, Filme). Selbstbestimmt sein, frei, unberechenbar. (und ja, ich kann zaehlen ;))

Samstag, 16. Juli 2016

Least likely. Walking contradiction.

"Thank god you are the rarest of all the types."
INFJs are one of the hardest of all types to type. The reason for this is because of their ability to blend in with the environment they are in at any given time. [...] an INFJ will be hard to notice. They are hard to see. You could be talking with one and have no idea that you are talking to a person of this type. Because of their chameleon quality, they will embody whatever their delicate gyroscope tells them to embody at any given time. INFJs have a tendency to balance out interactions such that if the person they are talking to is too active, they will take a passive role. If the person they are talking to is too passive, they will take the active role. Like the tides they constantly shift. Their personalities are difficult to peg down. They instinctively resist categorization and so if they sense that they have been carrying on in one mode for too long, they will change it to something else. [...] There is a place in every INFJ where they are so removed from this world and its petty miseries, that what you are actually seeing in many of them is a husk of sorts, it is not their true self. [...] [M]any INFJs, whether they care to admit it or not, see themselves as special people. They know they are rare and they know they have very unique things to offer. [...] They are instinctively nice people and very much hate to have to hurt other people’s feelings. However, they will do so if they feel it is the only way to preserve the true meaning of a situation. INFJs will not lie to themselves. They will lie to others if need be, but to them that is all on the outer plane, which has no great significance to them. [...] INFJs are extremely self-centered, though no one around them may have any idea of this, unless they get into some kind of long-term relationship with them. INFJs present as if they were the most sensitive and understanding creatures on god’s green earth, nodding in sympathy with you, making it all about you. You might feel upon meeting one of these melancholic creatures that you have never been so understood and soothed as you were upon talking to them. [...] An INFJ is, in essence, a solo type person. [...] They need people, yet they need solitude, and these alternate back and forth in a rather irritating fashion for them. [...] INFJs are right about 95% of the time when it comes to what other people are thinking, feeling, and likely to do in the future.

They love people and love to socialize. Except, of course, when they don’t.
Most INFJs are empathic and highly sensitive. In other words, they deeply feel the emotions of others. Combine their sensitivity with their innate desire to help those in need, and you have a recipe for overwhelm. [...] INFJs have a unique ability to pick up on subtle cues that others miss. [...] Because INFJs genuinely want to help people, they often fall into the trap of being people pleasers. [...] It can be lonely being such a unique snowflake personality [...] to feel like outsiders who don’t fit in. [...] They love people and love to socialize. Except, of course, when they don’t. [...] Naturally, others are confused, and sometimes offended, when a usually sociable INFJ shuts down and wants to be left alone. [...] They can also become so absorbed in what’s happening inside their head that they lose touch with the outside world.

How we feel everything those around us feel
INFJ enjoys structure and order [...] we often respond to loss of control with anger and frustration. [...] We can struggle to articulate our thoughts. [...] When we have many relationships in our lives, we can become easily overwhelmed and feel as though we are not giving our best to each relationship, leading us to feel unhappy, exhausted, and stretched thin. [...] Often times, we can struggle with reveling in our accomplishments since we continue to focus on where we have fallen short and how we could have done better. [...] While many INFJs can practice and put on a good show, most of us struggle with social norms and routines, especially if we see little use for them. [...] INFJs spend most of our time thinking through deep and complex matters, therefore shallow and menial conversations of everyday life can confuse and frustrate us. [...] While every person can be pinpointed as a specific Myers-Briggs Personality Type, INFJs tend to cling to our label as soon as we discover it. As we are the rarest personality type, making up an approximate 2% of the population, we spend most of our lives feeling lost and misunderstood. Once we learn that we are not alone and that there is an explanation as to why we have always felt different, we feel overjoyed and almost “normal.” Even if the description of an INFJ does not fit us 100%, it still usually offers us a lot of information for which we have spent the majority of our lives searching. Those four little letters can be life-changing to an INFJ. [...] INFJs have an amazing ability to think abstractly. In our minds, it is easy to see gray areas and blurred lines. While we tend to have strong principles and passions, an INFJ can usually see another persons point-of-view on any situation. [...] INFJs can outwardly appear cold. [...] This is the furthest from the truth. INFJs are, in fact, extremely warm-hearted and open to everyone around us, but because we are socially inept, we can struggle with making others aware of this. [...] INFJs are known for being the most intuitive personality type. We “just know” a lot of information that we can never fully explain. [...] Without any explanation as to why, we can feel the feelings of everyone around us as deeply as though they were our own.

They shut down.
Sometimes general life can become too overwhelming for an INFJ, whether it’s the negativity mentioned above, the millions of scenarios they run through their mind or just the everyday menial tasks of life, and they need to mentally escape from it all. Try to be patient and respect their need for space.

A private sort.
They are quite complex themselves, and have a rich inner life that few are privy to. [...] Because Counselors initially appear so gentle and reserved, they may surprise others with their intensity when one of their values is threatened or called into question. Their calm exterior belies the complexity of their inner worlds. Because INFJs are such complex people, they may be reluctant to engage with others who might not understand or appreciate them, and can thus be hard to get to know. [...] When they sense that their values are not being respected, or when their intuition tells them that someone’s intentions are not pure, they are likely to withdraw.

How is that not a super power?
In relationships, INFJs can be warm and friendly. They are generally well-liked by the people who are privileged to know them. Yet at other times, they can be distant and analytical, retreating into themselves. INFJs often grow up feeling profoundly different from other people. [...] they may always feel like an outsider looking in. [...] Many INFJs feel deeply misunderstood.

The reason many people are not on the same wave-length as the INFJ is because the INFJ’s dominant function is Introverted Intuition (Ni). (A personality type’s “dominant function” is the primary way that person takes in and processes information. It’s the main way a person interacts with the world.) Ni subconsciously notices patterns; specifically, INFJs notice patterns related to human nature, because their secondary function, Extroverted Feeling (Fe), orients them toward people. Ni works mysteriously and subconsciously. It allows the INFJ to know information without knowing why or how they know it.

Their “sixth sense” can be difficult to explain to other people [...] Often INFJs give up trying to explain their ability. Or they don’t try at all, because they know how unusual it sounds. This leaves them feeling isolated and misunderstood. [...] INFJs [...] tend to take on other people’s emotions. No other Myers-Briggs personality type has this unique ability. [...] To feel not only your own strong emotions, but those of other people, too, can be overwhelming. But the INFJ’s ability can also be used to bring emotional healing and comfort to others. “The ability to unconsciously absorb other people’s emotions with very little information to go on — how is that not a super power?” says Dodge. “INFJs have the ability to get inside the suffering of others and tell them it’s going to be okay.” [...] INFJs often mistype as INTJs, the “Thinking” twin of the INFJ. Although INFJs are indeed people-oriented, due to their third function, Introverted Thinking (Ti), they are also analytical and scientific. [...] this common sense comes in handy, making INFJs generally balanced and well-rounded. [...] INFJs are sometimes called the “extroverted introverts.” They get this nickname because they can be passionate, enthusiastic, and talkative when they are in the presence of someone they feel comfortable with. [...] However, INFJs are true introverts [...], they need plenty of downtime to recharge their batteries. [...] They strive to create good feelings whenever they interact with someone. [...] They get into other people’s heads and figure out what makes them tick. [...] They often know when someone is lying even to themselves. INFJs are not consciously aware of how they know so much about other people, and they rarely reveal the depth of their knowledge. [...] INFJs tend to be great listeners because they truly care about other people. Likewise, they enjoy helping others understand their emotions and grow. They’re nicknamed “the Counselor” for a reason. Unfortunately, this may result in the INFJ’s relationships becoming one-sided.

They simply have a lower tolerance for the other individual.
The door-slam is often silent, but it will be merciless.

Unique little snowflake personalities
One of the things that differentiates INFJs from other introverted types is their easy and pleasant conversation style. [...] To most friends and acquaintances, the INFJ type seems very sociable and extroverted. This can cause confusion when INFJs become overwhelmed and must withdraw from people. [...] INFJ types are decisive idealists, which means that their strong ideals are supported by determined action. Their decisiveness helps them to achieve their dreams and make a difference in the world.

Picture: © Felicia Kramer.

Donnerstag, 14. Juli 2016

Dienstag, 12. Juli 2016

Themenmusik: "Weird Music, that you like", Deutsch, anno Duz (80er & NDW)

© Josh McGinn: Day 3: Ground Control to Major Tom (flickr)

"Challenge: Weird Music that you like." (Oder: noch ein Grund mehr, warum ich so gerne in der IT arbeite: Grossartige Kollegen, die auch mal grossartige Fragen stellen). Nach Bedenkzeit uebers Wochenende schickte ich einen Klassiker rueber. David Bowie: Space Oddity, weil ich mir mit "weird das ich mag" bisschen schwer tat, dann aber dachte, Bowie und weird passt, Bowie und mag ich passt ebenso, Bingo. Und Space Oddity ist eh besonders, weil Major Tom, eben. Major! Tom! - mehr sag ich nicht, wer's weiss, weiss schon was ich meine.

Von Space Oddity ist der Weg dann nicht weit in's Deutsche, denn ich schickte als Bonustrack Peter Schilling hinterher, und von da an geht's zusammenhanglos (Fast zusammenhanglos. Viel 80er, viel Neue Deutsche Welle) zu anderen deutschen Songs, die man zu irgendeinem seltsamen Zeitpunkt mal gehoert und lautstark mitgegroellt hat ....

Peter Schilling: Major Tom (völlig losgelöst) (1982)
"Doch ... der Countdown laeuft. [...] Voellig losgeloest, von der Erde, schwebt das Raumschiff, voellig schwerelos. [...] looooohohohohohohohoss, looohhohohohohohossss .....!"
Mitgroelen. Einfach nur mitgroelen. Mei. Wunderbar. Und irgendwie wohl auch mal Filmmusik mit Ed Harris?

Münchener Freiheit: Ohne dich (schlaf ich heut Nacht nicht ein) (1985)
"Ohne Dich schlaf' ich heut Nacht nicht ein, ohne Dich fahr' ich heut Nacht nicht heim, ohne Dich komm' ich heut nicht zur Ruh', das, was ich will, bist Du!"
Mega ueberrascht wie ich auf das Lied abgehe. Michael Kunze, hust. Keine Ahnung, wann ich das bitte schoen gehoert haben soll - aber anscheinend irgendwann, denn gross, immer wieder, gerne, euphorisch, mehr!

Markus (& Nena): Kleine Taschenlampe brenn' (1983)
"Ich sitze hier auf meinem Stern und laß im All die Füße baumeln."
ZDF Hitparade. Ha. Das Lied hab ich als Kind gehoert, unter der Bettdecke, vielleicht eins der ersten Lieder ueberhaupt, das ich in Dauerschleife, vertaeumt, selig gehoert habe. Das Lied redet mir keiner mehr aus (und ja, das Lied ist recht, eh, banal). Spass, halt.

Deutsch-Österreichisches Feingefühl: Codo (Ich düse, düse, düse im Sauseschritt) (1983)
"Bin ich der Dritte, von links."
Inga Humpe. Annette Humpe. Als Kind hab ich echt nicht gecheckt, dass sowas kein Kinderlied ist, sondern von Erwachsenen fuer Erwachsene. Allerdings, mal ehrlich .... kann man verwechseln, oder? Ein Traum.

Nena: Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann (1984)
"Irgendwie fängt irgendwann, Irgendwo die Zukunft an, Ich warte nicht mehr lang."
Ja, ja. Ja, ja, ja. 99 Luftballons und so. Beides Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, uebrigens. Eh alles klar. Schon. Aber man kann auch diesen hier zitieren (wie hiermit bewiesen). Nicht so sehr wegen dem spaetern Remake, eher dem Original - und wegen diversen Bierfesten und meiner einzigen Club/Disko/Tanzphase um 1999, wo auch Schlager mal mit dabei war, und damit auch das. Passt.

Outtakes, weil komplett verrueckt:

Trio: Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha (1981)
Ohne Worte. Und Zitat nach dem Songtitel auch nicht notwendig.

Falco: Der Komissar (1981)
"Drah' Di net um."
Die Oesterreicher verdienen eigentlich eine eigene Sparte. Wird kommen. Falco verdient eigentlich auch eine eigene Sparte. Verrueckt, in jedem Fall, alle, eh. Schaut euch nur mal die lyrics an. Lang, Mann.

Freitag, 1. Juli 2016

Twitter Outtakes: #Brexit (some more)