RE: A different "personality type" angle

Subject: RE: A different "personality type" angle
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 17:14:19 -0500

If Tony Chung meant what I sorta think he mighta meant when he said:

> I'm sure everyone is passionate about something. Ardent fans
> and critics
> alike are extremely passionate to push their perspective.
> I think to not express any enthusiasm for anything whatsoever
> is a sure sign
> of being emo. I wouldn't even say the non-enthused are at risk of
> depression, because depression is usually caused by caring too much.

. . . then . . . but some people would save their passion for
a discussion about ethics, policy, religion - something that
matters. They wouldn't "waste" it on something that, other than
the big-business aspects, is utterly, utterly trivial and
fungible. I mean, hell, doesn't almost every major league
sport trade players around all the time? After a few years,
you (the fan) are cheering for the guys that were [your]
mortal enemies just half a career ago, while you are
equally booing and hissing at somebody who was your delight
and your can-do-no-wrong hero just last season, before he
took a better offer (or got traded for two hot defence men and
a second-line player to be named later).

Similarly, you have guys driving Fords with that decal in
the back window of Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes) peeing on the
Chevy logo... and vice-versa. The Ford guy loyally bought
Ford trucks all during those years that Ford was making
junk quality. The Chevy guy? Same idea, but it was a
different set of years. Substitute any other brand
loyalty. Blind taste tests always have the majority of
participants choosing the Pepsi, but when they buy a bottle
or can that they can see, they choose Coke. Go figure.

That kind of entrenched filtering (and the penchant for it)
must have some affect on how a person takes in information
and what they do with it. Could there be a useful
correlation that could be exploited in an instructional
setting (as opposed to a marketing/advertising setting)?

Or is that stuff entirely orthogonal to learning/apprehending
technical procedures and concepts?

- K

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A different "personality type" angle: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: A different "personality type" angle: From: Milan Davidović
Re: A different "personality type" angle: From: Tony Chung

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