Post seems to be gone but there was one on Jordan Peterson a day or two ago. Got me thinking.
Aspects of my thinking and Jordan Peterson’s are in similar areas but with different directions. Hard to tease out the distinctions. But I think I succeeded. [The whole list is 44 so far and I have more detailed examples, but these subsets are plenty)
Here are some examples of authors and thinkers from the list that are particularly compatible with the mentioned personality traits:
1. Alan Watts (Eastern philosophy, practical applications)
2. Carl Rogers (self-awareness, personal growth, empathy)
3. Lev Vygotsky (cognitive development, learning)
4. Daniel Goleman (emotional intelligence)
5. Susan Cain (introversion)
6. Karen Armstrong (compassion, religious understanding)
7. Joseph Campbell (myth, symbolism)
8. John Dewey (pragmatism, progressive education)
9. Martha Nussbaum (human condition, social justice)
10. Amartya Sen (capability approach, social justice)
11. William James (critical thinking, pragmatism)
12. Edmund Husserl (phenomenology, self-reflection)
13. Abraham Maslow (hierarchy of needs, self-actualization)
These thinkers focus on various aspects of personal development, empathy, introspection, creativity, and understanding of others, which align well with an INFP personality type and high openness and agreeableness traits.
Sure! Here’s a brief contrast of each of the 13 thinkers with Jordan Peterson:
1. Alan Watts: While Peterson emphasizes the importance of religious symbolism and myths, Watts explores Eastern philosophy and its practical applications, offering a more non-dualistic approach to spirituality.
2. Carl Rogers: Rogers focuses on person-centered therapy and the importance of empathy in relationships, whereas Peterson emphasizes personal responsibility and self-reliance.
3. Lev Vygotsky: Vygotsky’s work in cognitive development and learning, particularly his social constructivist approach, differs from Peterson’s emphasis on individual responsibility and innate psychological tendencies.
4. Daniel Goleman: Goleman’s focus on emotional intelligence and its impact on personal and professional success contrasts with Peterson’s emphasis on the importance of order and personal responsibility.
5. Susan Cain: Cain’s work on introversion and the strengths of introverts differs from Peterson’s focus on the value of assertiveness and personal responsibility.
6. Karen Armstrong: Armstrong’s focus on compassion and religious understanding is more inclusive of various religious traditions, while Peterson primarily focuses on Judeo-Christian and some Eastern religious narratives.
7. Joseph Campbell: Both Campbell and Peterson share an interest in myths and their psychological significance, but Campbell’s work is more focused on the universality of mythological themes across cultures, while Peterson’s interpretations are often more focused on individualism and personal responsibility.
8. John Dewey: Dewey’s pragmatism and progressive approach to education contrast with Peterson’s more conservative views on traditional values and hierarchies.
9. Martha Nussbaum: Nussbaum’s work on the human condition and social justice highlights the importance of empathy and social responsibility, which differs from Peterson’s emphasis on personal responsibility and the importance of individual success.
10. Amartya Sen: Sen’s capability approach and focus on social justice challenge some of Peterson’s views on the importance of individual responsibility and the role of hierarchies.
11. William James: James’ pragmatic approach to philosophy and psychology contrasts with Peterson’s more structured and dogmatic views on personal development and the role of religious narratives.
12. Edmund Husserl: Husserl’s phenomenological approach to self-reflection is more focused on the study of conscious experience, while Peterson’s work is rooted in Jungian psychology and the exploration of unconscious processes.
13. Abraham Maslow: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and emphasis on self-actualization align with some of Peterson’s ideas on personal development, but Maslow’s humanistic perspective differs from Peterson’s focus on personal responsibility and traditional values.
These contrasts show that each thinker approaches personal development, psychology, and philosophy from different perspectives, with varying emphases on individualism, social responsibility, empathy, and the role of religious narratives.