Girly Brainiac

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Introverts vs. Extroverts

We are social creatures who wanna be in relationships because of peer pressure, loneliness, boredom, or the sake of novelty.  Patience, integrity, active listening, self-restraint, honesty, and compassion are some of the key ingredients to the longevity of any kind of relationship.  Good things take time; as Rome wasn't built in a day.

Even introverts like to have some company beside them.  Introverts, shy people, and people who are anti-social all crave social interaction at some point.  Introverts need some time to recharge, but not all of them are shy.  Shy people have social anxiety.  

Ambiverts are the middle-of-the-road type of people.  Sometimes socializing energizes them, but sometimes it drains energy from them.  

Extroverts absolutely love to socialize because it energizes them.  According to the Personality Continuum Scale, extroverts account for 50% of the population.

The Meyers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) personality test is a pseudoscience test, which helps people categorize their personality.  It's a little bit more credible than horoscopes, but it's not a reliable source. 

Are you an introvert, ambivert, or extrovert, and why?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

6 Forms of Attraction

Attraction is built on six criteria:

1) Aesthetic - This is what first attracts us to someone.  Symmetry and natural beauty are key.

2) Romantic gestures - Planning dates, writing handwritten love letters, and getting someone a gift just because it's a Tuesday are super duper romantic.  Ronald and Nancy Reagan were the ultimate romantics.  He would write love letters for her while he was travelling. 

3) Emotional connection - Trust and respect take time.  Self-disclosure and overcoming challenges as a team will help you create a strong bond.  The 36 questions for falling in love are a mixture of light-hearted questions and serious ones.  Asking open-ended questions about their beliefs, upbringing, lifestyle, and vision will guide you to see if there is compatibility. 

4) Intellectual - Sapiosexuals are on-the-rise as the geek and nerd culture becomes hip.

5) Sensual - Holding hands, kissing, and gently pushing someone on the shoulder are flirtatious.   

6) Sexual - Learning about erogenous zones will help amp up your attraction level.  Studies have shown courting and self-restraint lead to longer-lasting relationships. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

How to Stop the S.J. Res 34 Bill

What is S.J. Res 34?

It is a bill that would allow your highly sensitive personal information to be sold without your knowledge or consent; even if you use a VPN.

What type of personal information of yours would be sold?

Your precise geo-location, mobile app usage, financial information, health information, Internet search history, children's information, social security, and the content of your e-mails will be sold if President Donald Trump signs this 1984 Big Brother Orweillian bill.

How can you help to stop it?

You can call or e-mail your local representatives, send President Donald Trump a letter to the White House or a tweet via Twitter, sign the petition started by Mike Capuano and Mike Doyle, and encourage others to do the same.

Click the link below so you can fight for your ability to remain private.  The petition needs 100,000 signatures before April 28, 2017.

What problems may arise if it passes?  Identity theft may be on the rise and the advertising industry will be more intrusive.

What have people done to stop it?

Adam McElhaney, a privacy activist, started a Go Fund Me fundraiser to buy the web history of politicians, business executives, and their families.  He plans on releasing the information on  To donate to the cause please visit  McElhaney planned on raising $10,000 but ended up exceeding his goal and raised $202,000.  He said if he fails, he plans on giving the money back to donors who want a refund or donating the rest of the money to American Civil Liberties Union or Electronic Frontier Foundation.  People will get to decide where their money goes.

Max Temkin, the creator of the board game, Cards Against Humanity, plans on following in McElhaney's footsteps.  Temkin said on Twitter he would "buy the browser history of every congressman and congressional aide and publish it."

Ron Wyden, a Congressman from Oregon who opposed SOPA, voted to keep your information private.  Be sure to thank him and tell him to persuade Donald Trump to veto it.  It's not too often we see politicians doing good deeds.  

Update: Sadly, S.J. Res 34 passed.  Do not let this deter you from trying to restore your freedom.