Post by Auburn on May 28, 2016 2:39:57 GMT -5
My brain is in jellyfish mode, y'see. Everything that comes out is squishy...
...but ask me if you have any questions. I'll do my best to explain)
Two Big Problems:
On two fronts, CT remains incomplete right now. First, for the more empirically minded, the current CTVC is incomplete - and is little more than a list for those unaquainted with the signals. I need to make 110 gif-filled pages or videos compositing 10 or so instances of the same cue.
On the other front, CT right now has no behavioral profiles, and after a person is typed, there isn't enough of a profile to give full meaning and application to the analysis. It makes a lot of sense if you're a veteran in CT, but the entry-barrier and entry-experience is challenging.
Current Entry-Level formula in typology:
- Make a Functions Test
- People take it (5-10 minute experience; easy access, ease of use, immediate results)
- People get taken to profiles. Instant information about their psychology
But I don't want to lower the bar to the point of making a Functions Test, like the above, leading to behavior profiles. But the problem needs a solution, and I think I might have something that can answer all of these concerns at once --- by the completion of the CTVC. Here it goes:
Step 1: Aggregated Signal Diagrams
Like in the CT intro video, we have the ability to chart signals into a plot graph. Although tediuous (I'll get to fixing this part in a sec.) it's incredibly useful for both objectivity and for a visualization of where a person's signals are naturally clustering. Take for example this arrangement which handles the Energetic Quadrant (we will need more than one graph to account for all the dimensionalities of type):
Ok, so first I need to show an example of this in action, before I can explain how it would be used. Here we have a diagram showing the signature of a Ji-lead type with binary development:
There are some signals in the Pe area, but the majority are in the Ji section. The way we would generate a graph like this is via timestamps. We would take a video, and timestamp it every second, and add a dot for each timestamp. For those who don't know, timestamps look like this:
0:00 - Rigid/Contained Posture (J)
0:03 - Eyes Disengage Down (Ji)
0:04 - Browraise (Je)
0:06 - Eyes Disengage Down (Ji)
0:07 - Exerted/Slow Headnod (Ji > Je?)
0:08 - Eyes Disengage Down (Ji)
0:08 - Ti Neutrralization
0:11 - Hand Gesturing (Je or N/A)
0:13 - Body Drifts w/ Momentum (Pe energy?)
0:14 - Body Returns to Contained Posture (J)
0:15 - Fe Expression (*notes)
0:19 - Eyes Disengage Down (Ji)
0:21 - Eyes Look Up (Pe Exploring)
0:23 - Eyes Toggle Down-Right (P)
0:24 - Eyes Toggle Right (Pe)
0:31 - Eyes Toggle Up-Left (Pe)
0:34 - Ti Neutralization
0:39 - Asymmetrical Expression (Fi?)
0:42 - Ti Neutralization
0:42 - Fe Expression (*notes)
0:45 - Eyes Toggle Up-Left (Pe)
0:46 - Eyes Toggle Right (Pe)
0:50 - Eyes Disengage Down (Ji)
0:52 - Fe Expression (*notes)
0:53 - Eyes Toggle Right (Pe)
0:54 - Eyes Toggle Up-Left (Pe)
0:57 - Ti Neutralization
This is what someone's diagram may look like if they are double-extroverted:
What this allows is for a very honest display of what the reality of one's signature is. Here, there is no cramming data into place. There is little room for bias to seep in and squeeze someone into a type that is not actually displayed by the signals. In this honesty, it also allows the possibility of patterns to emerge which are not particularly what CT expects --- hence, offering falsifiability. If a person isn't a clear-cut case, then the signals will show that conflict.
But it's my belief that we will still see many patterns emerge nonetheless. But for example, a case that showed no strong pattern would look like this:
So the reason the signals are in the center is because the center is "zero". This diagram would be radial, with the strength of the signals spanning outward toward the rim (a max of 10). So if someone has a very strong Pe signal, they'd have a dot down where the word "Pe" is. But if it's only a very mild or questionable Pe signal, then it would be lower down toward the center.
The specific diagram above really shows what I call an undifferentiated psyche. This person will have no strong inkling toward any of their process, and this is also what I refer to as "standard" development in this article. Even though this doesn't match any type profile, we can actually still say a lot about a person who displays this signal pattern -- via the lack of signals.
And on the opposite side of things, someone with balanced development might show us a signal signature like this:
Ok... so the above graphics are a little more messy than the actual diagrams would be. We have the strength gauge with zero at the center and 10 at the rim, but we need a second variable to determine the radial position of the dots. This comes from the 110 signals which will be placed radially across the rim of the diagram like this:
Simple enough, yes? But again, this is useless unless the 110 videos/gif-pages are complete, so that takes priority. But once that is finished, then someone can look at their timestamped analysis and compare it to the CTVC page for an in-depth objective comparison of themselves to the signals.
But Erifrail! There is just one little... itty bitty... ginormous problem! who has the time to do this??? D:
Fear not my unimaginative friend!
This is where the Webtool comes in, as well as the Profiles.
Webtool & Adaptive Profiles
I'll start with adaptive profiles. By that I mean something like this post, where a profile is created through the combined elements in an analysis. One thing I dislike about static profiles is that it assumes everything in that profile is supposed to apply to you. This invariably leads to a lot of people saying "I like the profile as a best-fit, but this and that didn't apply to me".
It's part of the problem in current typology. But what if profiles were adaptively built? And not only that, adaptively built from the objective ananysis of the signals??? Omg, I need to calm down. But I must carry on!
So I happen to be an amateur at PHP, but I know enough to know what is possible. One thing that is possible is for a link to look like this:
...every string element (i.e. "&pi-second") will add an element to the webpage, so that this url itself would generate a webpage with a profile constructed through aggregated snippets. It may look something like:
Now this is all fine and nice, but how do we come up with this string (and profile) in the first place? Well, we can do it two ways:
- Manually: We do a timestamp analysis, determine which priorities the person has, according to the plot diagram, and from there we extract the necessary info to construct the string. We then write the string ourselves and that way we can give the link to the person in question. That way we can say "Here is a profile describing your specific development."
Or we can do it via a webtool, where all we would have to do is enter our timestamps according to the CTVC, and it would automatically generate the plot graph for us, and also give us the string denoting their specific preferences. This would require some complex mathematics, and an expert at PHP (I know where to find them), but the outcome should be something like this page:
This would make it so that any vultologist can use the tool to enter in their timestamps and generate a profile for anyone they're reading -- and at a fraction of the time that it currently takes. Very straightforward. And in fact, if a person wanted to study the cues of the CTVC page one by one, they could even decode their own video and get a profile -- although I wouldn't recommend anyone do this.
As a con, this tool would necessarily have limited parameters (namely the 110 signals) (any toolset like this will have its restrictions) but it would create a structure that can give a lot of quantifiability as well as the more nuanced elements found in tailored type descriptions. To alleviate this, the tool can have a field for "Notes" as well, which can be added to the profile that is generated.
What do you think of this idea?
What do you think it needs?
How is a raven like a baseball bat?