On one hand, we feel very comfortable talking about feminine and masculine traits in men and women, often riding on the up-currents of Jungian theory's launch through modern and post-modern culture.

On another hand, it may be that we get carried away when we try to speculate and apply these notions of masculine and feminine to specific individualls and situations.

In general, we 'integralites' usually remember that life is very very complex and we exercise some nuance, caution and restraint in such speculation.

As a related aside, though the Jungian inspired Meyers-Briggs inventory has been shown to invalid and unreliable as an assessment device, it is still widely used in human relations indicating.

It may be that playing with masculine-feminine characterizations, Meyers-Briggs, and other typological 'tools' is in large part entertainment.

Ok :) Here it is, again from Science Daily. This may be a bit of a daah for most of us.

http://newsdaily.com/2015/12/human-brains-arent-distinctly-male-or-...
Human brains do not fit neatly into ‘male’ and ‘female’ categories but share a mix of male and female features, a study led by an Israeli researcher from Tel Aviv University said.
“It’s very, very rare to find someone who has only masculine or only feminine characteristics and it’s much more common to find people who have both masculine and feminine characteristics,” said Professor Daphna Joel from the Tel Aviv University School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience.
Professor Joel, who led the group of researchers, set out to study whether the differences between male and female brains added up to create two distinct brains, either male or female.
She concluded that while genitals in almost all humans come in two types, human brains do not and are not distinctly male or female.
Furthermore, the binary assumption that if you are a female or a male it implies certain behaviors, character traits and attitudes have no scientific basis, Professor Joel said.

Read more at http://newsdaily.com/2015/12/human-brains-arent-distinctly-male-or-...

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I want to acknowledge that in my way of looking at and in my favorite ways of understanding this common typology, there may be heuristic value to sorting and labeling behavior like this. Speaking in terms of masculine and feminine traits, styles, archetypes may provide leverage off of a person's beliefs and inclinations. That cognitive leverage may be or seem to be helpful to a person in gathering meaning, and that meaning may serve an identity that is stabilizing and that provides further leverage in service of feeling better about life and in engaging with the world. Making a living is one urgent feeling need that can be enhanced by the self image and self-confidence that comes from this meaning making process, and settling into or creating a persona can be very potent in this psycho-social world of needs and feelings of value. It's no wonder that we most coalesce in various ways around gender identity and more nuanced proportioning of gender-seeming qualities.

Is this a masculine way that I have said this?

I need to acknowledge more. There may be less visible, less conscious schemas and realms and morphogenic-like patterns and...that make feminine and masculine labeling more important than I can know at my kosmic address. Problems of knowing and declaring seem endless.



Ambo Suno said:

I want to acknowledge that in my way of looking at and in my favorite ways of understanding this common typology, there may be heuristic value to sorting and labeling behavior like this. Speaking in terms of masculine and feminine traits, styles, archetypes may provide leverage off of a person's beliefs and inclinations. That cognitive leverage may be or seem to be helpful to a person in gathering meaning, and that meaning may serve an identity that is stabilizing and that provides further leverage in service of feeling better about life and in engaging with the world. Making a living is one urgent feeling need that can be enhanced by the self image and self-confidence that comes from this meaning making process, and settling into or creating a persona can be very potent in this psycho-social world of needs and feelings of value. It's no wonder that we most coalesce in various ways around gender identity and more nuanced proportioning of gender-seeming qualities.

Is this a masculine way that I have said this?

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