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STORY MEANINGS: AN ANALYSIS OF RAPUNZEL

(This version is by Paul O. Zelinski, as is the cover art.) I’ve recently been stunned by the understanding fairytales have deep archetypal meanings, the recognition of universal human patterns with biological underpinnings. We know these archetypes in our bones – the king, queen, prince, princess, witch, devil, servant, disloyal servant, sage, whore, jester, wretch, …

WHY HIGHLY LIBERAL, OPEN, DISAGREEABLE MEN HAVE THE WORST LIFE OUTCOMES

Statistically, these men fail most. Men build cultural structures of values and set these standards on one another. Competence demands reformation and building. Seeing the cracks in the structure and constantly attacking them makes this man an enemy of everyone, not a valued asset, especially if the disagreeable trait includes neurotic withdrawal, a common pairing …

HABITS, GOAL EXECUTION, & WEIGHT LOSS

Yesterday I noticed a famous trainer on Instagram encouraging people to “not give up with their resolutions and just power through!” to lose weight. This is terrible motivational advice. Willpower fails to compel or support the life-changes required to establish new behaviors. Even people with powerful personalities possess other motivational factors which enable change. I’ve pulled …

UNSURPRISING PERSONALITY DEFICITS

Harvey Weinstein’s behavior makes my stomach turn. It deserves punishment, and Hollywood needs reform, but I leave that discussion for others. My intention is to adjust our expectations of leaders and normalize understanding of low-functioning character deficits.

HOW CHARACTER FORMS NEUROSIS

(This idea, from Claudio Naranjo’s Character and Neurosis, has been one of my most powerful tools for helping clients balance their internal processes and find healthy self-awareness.)