Category Archives: personality

Classifying a Blog’s Writing Style

How much can Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence learn from your writ­ing? Your gen­der? Your MBTI per­son­al­i­ty type? Can some­one find out such things about you from your writ­ing? uClas­si­fy is a free text clas­si­fi­er web ser­vice, using which you can devel­op your … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Superlative Style of Composition — In Action

I’ve writ­ten before about what I call the Superla­tive Style of Com­po­si­tion with regards to writ­ing — where a writer blends con­cep­tu­al and per­cep­tu­al styles into the most per­sua­sive style of writ­ing. Let us take an exam­ple to illus­trate this. I’m … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poetically Speaking, What is Poetry for me?

Again, some­thing I’d writ­ten long time back, in 1990, to be pre­cise. All crit­i­cisms wel­come! What do I write about? The moun­tains, lakes, skies; Or birds, flow­ers, and the like? Here I am, amongst my dai­ly trou­bles, Want­i­ng some peace … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Which half of your brain are you using at the moment?

There are some truths you fig­ure out your­self with­out need­ing to study them else­where. I learnt a bit of yoga when I was a child, and while doing pranaya­ma, learnt that the left nos­tril leads to the right part of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Styles of Composition — Music

This is a sequel post to Styles of Com­po­si­tion — Writ­ing. Please read it before you read this post. Thanks. Struc­tur­al Music On the one hand, we have com­plex, heavy, and unemo­tion­al com­po­si­tions, which are vig­or­ous and char­ac­ter­ized by struc­ture and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Styles of Composition — Writing

This is a piece I’d writ­ten in 1991, with minor edits. I’m not sure what ‘cat­e­gories’ I should post this in. When I read it today, it sounds too sim­plis­tic and I could be jus­ti­fi­ably accused of over-sim­­pli­­fi­­ca­­tion and gen­er­al­iza­tion. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Yawning to Compliment

I knew it, and it’s now proven: A yawn is actu­al­ly a com­pli­ment. BBC Reports: Yawn­ing may appear the height of rude­ness, but in fact your body is des­per­ate­ly try­ing to keep you awake, accord­ing to research from the US. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I’m in the queue, so I have lesser IQ?

My cousin, an eldest sib­ling, alert­ed me to this news find­ing: The eldest chil­dren in fam­i­lies tend to devel­op high­er I.Q.’s than their sib­lings, researchers are report­ing, in a large study that could set­tle more than a half-cen­­tu­ry of sci­en­tif­ic debate about the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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26 Cognitive Biases You Never Knew You Had

Thanks to Bernie, who empathized with the pla­gia­rism of my poem, I stum­bled upon this excel­lent list! A cog­ni­tive bias is some­thing that our minds com­mon­ly do to dis­tort our own view of real­i­ty. More inter­est­ing­ly, “you’ll nev­er be able … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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