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Personality development

Posted by The Visitor மேல் செப்ரெம்பர் 16, 2008

இதைப் பார்த்ததும், ஏதோ பர்ஸனாலிடி டெவலப்பமன்ட் கோர்ஸைப் பத்தி எழுதறதா நினைச்சுக்காதீங்க. இது நாம் ஏன் இப்ப இந்த பர்ஸனாலிடியோட இருக்கோம்ங்கறதைப் பத்தி இருக்கிற சில தியறிகள் (theories).

Personality Development

Psychosexual development – Sigmund Freud – One of the earliest theories; என்னடா கதை விடறாரேனு தோனும்.

Psychosocial development – Erik Erikson – Appears to be more acceptable.

இதெல்லாம் conclusiveனு சொல்ல முடியாது, but தெரிஞ்சு வெச்சுக்கறதில தப்பில்லைனு நினைக்கிறேன். Could be useful to young parents in raising their children. எது எப்படியோ, நாம எப்படி வளர்த்தாலும், நம்ம குழந்தைங்க கிட்ட “என்னை நீங்க சரியை வளர்க்கலை” னு வாங்கிக் கட்டிக்கப்போறது என்னவோ உறுதி. சந்தேகம்னா லதா வைக்கேளுங்க. 🙂

Some time-pass: நீங்க என்ன Personality typeனு தெரிஞ்சுக்கனுமா?.

You can get more info on this test on the net. Here is the wiki page on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test.

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தமிழன் – எங்கும் எதிலும் தீவிரம்?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் ஓகஸ்ட் 11, 2007

வலைப்பூக்களில் தத்தித் தாவிய போது கிடைத்தவை – அனைத்தும் மொழி / பிராந்தியம் சம்பந்தப்பட்டவை:

தீபா-Hindi – Indian

[…]
The cousins or friends visiting from N.India too acted like North Indians. They sang hindi songs, girls never donned pottu, used “accha” frequently (I am thinking of Sowcar Janaki from Iru kodugal now) and definitely seemed cool. Being able to talk in hindi gave them some sort of a superiority complex I guess. And whenever I could, I tried to prove that my spoken hindi was good.[…]

ஓம்-India does not have a national language

I decided to create this blog as an answer to the frequently asked questions regarding TN and its “supposed anti-hindi policy”

Hawkeye(கழுகுப்பார்வை?)- Movie Gods are Smiling: The last & final clash of the Titans

[…]Tamil Nadu, to an outsider, is in many ways a perplexing place. I personally think it’s a crazy place filled with impossible people. When it comes to good ol’ TN there is no middle ground.A freakish variant of dvaitham philosophy is prevalant. […]

ஓம்கார் ஜோஷி (Omkar Joshi) – Stalinisation of Hindi

[…]But being bang in the middle of the heartland of each of these languages has put things into perspective beautifully.

“The constitution provides for 16 national languages.”

The words hit me like a hurricane. […]

நிடா ஜடர் குல்கர்னி (Nita Jatar Kulkarni) – South India is better developed than North India says CNN IBN

[…]Tell me – do people from Tamil Nadu say that North Indians should speak Tamil? So why do North Indians say that Tamilians should speak Hindi?[…]

நிடா ஜடர் குல்கர்னி (Nita Jatar Kulkarni) – Multi-cultural multi-racial India

[…] ‘We have a different languages, more than thirty of them!’ I exclaimed, not a little proudly.
‘Dialects?’ he asked.
‘Oh no! Languages! Knowing Tamil doesn’t mean you can understand Gujarati or Punjabi…the languages are very very different. As different as English and French! Plus we have different scripts!’ I was enjoying myself now because he was surprised. ‘Doesn’t Spanish and Italian use the same script as English? And what about the Americans? Don’t they too use the same language as the British? English? And the same script as well?’ I asked.
He was silent, but I could see that he was fascinated.
[…]

இது எதுவும் என் கருத்து கிடையாதுங்க! என்ன? பயந்தாங்கொள்ளியா? யாருங்க?

Posted in கலாச்சாரம், தமிழர், தமிழ், தமிழ்நாடு, பிராந்தியவாதம், மொழி, Cross-culture, Cutlure, Identity, Language, Multiculturalism, Regionalism, Tamil, Tamilnadu, Tamils | 6 Comments »

சின்னக் குழந்தையா இருந்தா எவ்ளோ நல்லா இருக்கும்…?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் ஜூன் 14, 2007

…அப்படி ன்னு நாமா எல்லோரும் நினைக்கிறது சகஜம். ஆனா சோமா
‘வேண்டாமடா சாமி’! னு அலறுகிறார். Read On Becoming A Child.

But I digress. This post is on the rigours of becoming a child.

When I was born to this world, my parents were remarkably unexcited. I draw this painful conclusion from the fact that they did not even bother to come up with a name for me and when they finally did, they chose what will one day undoubtedly qualify as a common noun since every second person I met in school was my namesake.

Posted in அனுபவம், கலாச்சாரம், குடும்பம், குழந்தை பராமரிப்பு, சமூகம், தத்துவாய்மை, நகைச்சுவை, பெண்ணியம், வாழ்க்கை, Child abuse, Child care, Childhood memories, Cutlure, events in life, Family, Feminism, Gender difference, Humour, Identity, Indian society, Life, Satire | 2 Comments »

Why do we marry?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் மே 25, 2007

என்ன கேள்வி இது ன்னு நீங்க கேக்கறது புரியுது.
Raman has his own perspective on the question, in his post – An Audience to Your Life.

Posted in உறவுகள், குடும்பம், திருமணம், Family, Identity, Marriage, Relationship | Leave a Comment »

How different are you

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஏப்ரல் 4, 2007

How different are you from your blogger personality?

I am not the person my blog makes me seem. – themadmomma

அதோட அழகா ஒரு கேள்வியும் வைக்கிறாங்க:

What about the rest of you…how well do you know yourself… or has your blog helped you on your path to self-discovery. And are you the person you seem to be on your blog or does it set you free…. And do you blog anonymously..? If yes, why? 

என்னோட பதில்

பரிந்துரை: தேசிகேர்ள்

Posted in ஆங்கிலம், Blogging, Identity | 1 Comment »

Reverse Racism

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் மார்ச் 14, 2007

Depsite his poor performance in comparison to his competitors he keeps making it to the next round.  ……….  The Indian/Indian origin population in the US is going all out to support Sanjaya.  …………..  The rules of the game allow any person to cast as many votes he or she wishes to.  The voter has to pay for voting.  Everywhere I go the Indian community is all ga-ga about Sanjaya and their support for him.  And yes, they even admit that he is not as talented as his competitors.  Yet they vote for him, multiple times, paying for each vote.

Although supporting someone just because he is an Indian is something I will never support (I did not vote for Shilpa), in this case of American Idol, the idea of the selection based on public voting is that, at the end of the day they would like to chose whose albums are going to be markettable. If Sanjaya is markettable, he is talented or not is irrelevant. DP has more views presented.

I think feminism to some extent is reverse racism too. Imho, having all “Tamil”, women bloggers under a separate list and celebrating it by having “சக்தி“, imo, is reverse racism (well, favouritism on the basis of colour, race, gender, or ….., is the basic thingy that extends into racism). I have said it twice that it is just my opinion. I do think it is a good idea to have the stat, which might come in handy at times of analysis related to “tamil” and/or “women” (it cannot be separately an or, can it?). Anyway, I don’t complain the extra hits it might bring whenever there is a post in my blog.

Usha at My homeland, my country, shares my views on “nationalism”.

The concept of nationalism was based on a shared past, customs, and history, or as Tagore calls it a “collective egoism”. The important thing to note is that nationalism is not something that existed and was ‘discovered’ but it is a construct like any other social or cultural tradition. Like the latter it thrives on narratives or stories.

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