Why we are not the Best Judges of Ourselves

Recent advances in neuroscience are confirming hypotheses first posited by the early psychoanalysts of the 20th century (Freud, Jung, Adler) pertaining to how the aspect of our mind that we identify as the “self” or “I” plays only a minor role in the overall creation and direction of our brain functioning and thoughts/actions. Studies have shown that an estimated 95% …

Who is Jordan Peterson and Why does it Matter?

Since the mid 1900’s, Carl Jung has fallen out of favor in the realm of psychology. Few university classes speak of him anymore. If he’s touched on at all, it’s in a passing paragraph or two as an afterthought perhaps to the work of Sigmund Freud. A quick internet search for the most influential psychologists of the century comes up …

You’ve been told “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”

We’ve all heard it said at some point in our lives “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but what does that truly mean? Are we to never infer anything about a person from their exterior? Is that a plausible suggestion to make? Should we deny ourselves of this source of information and depend only on the internal report of …

Overview of Facial Analysis & Psychology

In the rise of our modern scientific era, Charles Darwin was among the first to notice and document the connection between expressions and mental/emotional states. He theorized that emotional expressions played some developmental purpose in animals and arose from inborn instincts. But it was his other works – such as the Origin of Species (1859) – that became the most …

Transitioning from MBTI to Cognitive Type

Welcome to Cognitive Type. The video above offers a brief overview of the main tenants of CT and their differences from MBTI. Now, it’s impossible to give a 4 minute summary of all that CT entails, but we hope you enjoy this introductory video. Feel free to browse the site to learn more about these concepts! Transitioning from MBTI? So …

Career Predictions based on Cognitive Type

Can we tell what career someone will likely work at, based on an analysis of their vultology? A statistical breakdown of our 530+ visually categorized samples demonstrated considerable trends in career choices based solely on a vultological analysis. The study confirmed that individuals with the same (vultological) primary function accounted for between 25.9%-55.6% of the demographic pool in 10 of …

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How Intrinsic Is Type?

How intrinsic is type? How much of “you” are you born with and how much is shaped or created by the environment? More importantly, if you had been born in a different life, with a different environment, would your type have changed? Might your functions have shifted? Might their order be different? A recent pilot study looked at twins for …

Are There Really Only 16 Types?

Are there really only 16 types of people in the world? Of course not. There are as many types of people as there are people (7.6 billion at present). But this opens up a discussion on the subject of how we use categorization. Why do we use categories, and how real are they really? The Nature of Categories The world …

What is Vultology?

Vultology: (A hybrid word from the Latin “vultus” face and Greek “logos” knowledge) is the study of facial expressions and body language to discern elements of human nature. The study of the face is an art that dates back as far as the Chinese “mien shiang” from approximately 1,000 B.C. In our modern era it has reemerged in the works …