Man is a three-brained animal: head, heart, gut. The gut brain is the sex centre. It has two modes of being: attraction or indifference. Pills to enhance sexual function can override indifference but they cannot alter it.
Thinkers worry, “Am I safe?” Feelers wonder, “Do you like me?” Doers ask, “Who’s in charge?”
We are encouraged to follow our passion, but this betrays a misunderstanding of what passions are. The word derives from the Latin for suffer. A Sufi teaching says there are nine of them, each one disguised as a virtue.
There is no better exposition of the explosive EIGHT-type, of his force and folly, than the documentary film David Crosby: Remember my name. EIGHTs rank high on my list of most memorable characters.
The problem with being a perfectionist is that nothing is perfect. I cannot be a perfectionist without at the same time being humourless, self-righteous, impatient and lemon-faced.