#WeekendCoffeeShare (April 26, 2020)

Hi all, how are you all doing on this fine Sunday evening? I just had a drink of my favorite soft drink, called Dubbelfrisss. I had my favorite flavor too, apple and peach. I also had some chips. If you’d still like a cup of coffee, I’m sure I can make some for you. I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare.

If we were having coffee, I would tell those of you who follow me from the coffee share linky that I’m rather active in the blogging department. I’m still going strong with the #AtoZChallenge. I in fact still have a long list of things I want to blog about even after this challenge is over. I really hope the writing juices keep flowing.

I did downgrade my WordPress plan from Premium to Personal. I, not being very tech savvy, can’t use most Premium features anyway and I don’t need the upload space, as I hardly ever post images. The only thing I used from the Premium plan, was Google Analytics, which was rather depressing.

Also in the tech department, I’d like to tell you that I’ve been struggling for weeks to get an eHealth app called Minddistrict working. Somehow, the E-mail that should have been sent to me to sign up, didn’t reach me. My CPN from mental health contacted some guy in IT about it, who replied rather bluntly that his role is not to teach clients to look in their spam folder. Well, if that had been the problem, my CPN could have told me. I’m not stupid! I eventually contacted my hosting provider, who want to look into it but need the headers of the bounce message Minddistrict should have received. My hosting provider was trying to be very helpful, but still the whole thing frustrates me to no end.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I reached my 10K steps three out of the seven days of this week. On two more days, I got over 8K steps.

I also got weighed in on Thursday. I didn’t use the same scale I normally use, because that’s at the day center. As such, my results may not be accurate. However, if they are, I lost over 1kg. According to this scale, I just about crossed the line back from obesity to overweight. Yay!

If we were having coffee, I would share that the client who came to our home as an emergency placement two weeks ago, left again yesterday to go to a more suitable home.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I’ve been exploring personality traits a bit more. Like, I’ve joined some Facebook groups for what I think is my MBTI personality type. Most other people see me as INTJ, but I honestly think I’m more INFJ, as the feeler/thinker dichotomy is based on how you make decisions. Note that I learned in psychology class in college that one changes personality type about every month if dichotomous scales are used. I’m a clear introvert, but have no strong preference on all three other determiners. I’ve heard cognitive functions can make the MBTI more reliable, but I find most tests that include that pretty inaccessible.

I also have been exploring the concepts of HSP and empath. I read Elaine Aron’s book The Highly Sensitive Person in Dutch back in like 2006. I downloaded the 2013 English edition on Bookshare a few days ago and got some books by Dr. Judith Orloff too. It does remind me that, when the Dutch translation of one of Aron’s books first came out in 2004, my father read me a skeptical article in the newspaper about everyone needing labels nowadays. He said I was an “asparagus addict”, making a bad pun on the Dutch word for asparagus being similar to Asperger. That got me to stop self-identifying as autistic. Well, I guess I don’t care now.

What have you been up to lately?

8 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (April 26, 2020)

  1. Well, I finally wrote an image description for one of my drawings which I would hope works properly and decently in a screenreader.

    Have just packed away some shopping.

    And yay! That’s one line you do want to cross.

    The Keirsey temperament sorter uses continuum scales and so do the Individual Difference Research lot. And I think Good.co [cultural fit matcher] does too.

    Continuum = more like strongly agree to strongly disagree. You can be “neutral” / 50 percent too.

    “How does this describe you most of the time?”

    Psychological research!

    Yes “Thinking” and “Feeling” are about decisions.

    Perceiver is my biggest by far. ENFP by the way [as in I need other people to keep me going energetically and I am also intuitive rather than a sensor].

    Spent a lot of the weekend cleaning and yelling at my computer. And contributing to Mardra’s What’s Cooking linkup.

    SPAM FOLDERS!

    Good to know the client found a more suitable home.

    When it comes to the cognitive functions – I think you would need to go person to person.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I really am not too well-versed in personality theories, but love to learn. Thanks fo rpointing these out.

      As for the spam folder thing, well the message wasn’t on my E-mail server at all, so it really isn’t my fault. That IT guy was just very blunt.

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      1. There is heaps to learn about the personality and the theories.

        A place I like to go is Personality Psychology and I had copied nearly all the theorists into a notes file in June-July of last year.

        Some of my faves include Karen Horney and Laurence Kohlberg and Albert Bandura.

        YARGH! Not on/ly your server.

        Now in other circumstances I’d have appreciated IT Guy’s bluntness. More than bluster anyway.

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  2. Oh wow, that IT guy was really quite rude! It does happen with some services/apps/websites that they send you an email somewhere in the air, it never comes through. I’ve had a few such cases and when I sent an email to them they either didn’t feel like responding, or even when it did come through in the end, I still couldn’t log in/activate whatever was needed, so I have a personal opinion that this issue happens with very specific types of services that aren’t really built with their users in mind. Though then I wonder what they think about when doing them.
    All that personality traits stuff is really interesting, so it’s fun that you’re diving deeper into it now. I hope you will find it helpful and validating in the llong run, rather than the other way around.

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    1. Well this app is for online therapy and such, so the mental health agency has to have a platform set up with them and then my provider can add me. That’s why I have no idea who to reach out to.

      Yes, personality stuff is really interesting. I love diving deeper into it.

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      1. It’s so awful when you have no clue who to reach out to, and I can empathise even just because I’d experienced it very recently with the SAPI issue I wrote about on my blog, but thankfully that has been solved today, so I hope someone can help you with the app as well.

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    2. “so I have a personal opinion that this issue happens with very specific types of services that aren’t really built with their users in mind. Though then I wonder what they think about when doing them.”

      Oh yes Eirlys!

      They are built with the providers in mind or the middle people.

      And the “helpful and validating” – that is my hope too.

      It does take a while.

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