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Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation

To continue my series relating to my vocational assessment, I’m going to discuss the fourth test I took: The Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO-B. Not sure why it’s B. Perhaps FIRO-A wasn’t good enough?) FIRO-B measures three areas related to personal needs and interpersonal functioning: Inclusion, Control, and Affection. Essentially, these scores help explain how […]

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Do I Have to Write, or Do I Just Want to Write?

This question was posed to me in epistolary form by Christopher Hitchens. In his Letters to a Young Contrarian, he mentions this philosophy in passing, as an afterthought. But it stuck with me through the rest of the book and I had to write it down immediately in my notebook. This isn’t some tautology. There […]

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