The Brain Type Institute has made Brain Type® assessments on thousands of people–many well-known. Most of these “famous” persons were not evaluated in person but rather by video tape analysis using Brain Typing’s methodologies. These evaluations are based on BTI’s years of typological, scientific, and empirical studies. Though we believe the appraisals are correct, we do not want them held as absolute—lest people profiled be unfairly judged by those who do not fully understand Brain Types. BTI intends only for the positive application of this information and desires readers to grasp its essence—that each person possesses an inborn design, one of 16 individual Brain Types, which predisposes him or her to specific cognitive, physical, and spatial traits.
You have to see the video below to really appreciate it, but we’ll do our best to describe it anyway. In a match-up between the Bucks and Cavs a few days ago, with only 2:57 remaining in the second quarter and play about to resume after a timeout, two Animate ‘feelers’ decided to share a little love off the court in what Bucks’ coach Tyronn Lue (#13 FCIR) simply described as “an embarrassing moment.” So what exactly happened? J.R. Smith (#9 FCAR) walked off the court for a quick hug from Jason Terry (#2 BEAR) on the bench, completely leaving his man unguarded. The ball was in play, unbeknown to them, and Matthew Dellavedova simply threw the ball to Smith’s man, Tony Snell, who took it in for a dunk. Whoops!
“Me and J.R. talked about it,” Lue said after practice Wednesday. “We’re just going to move forward. We had a discussion about it, he felt embarrassed about it, it was an embarrassing play. We talked about it. We’re moving on.”
If Lue understood Brain Type, he would better understand why his emotionally-minded player (the “Motivator”) might get a little distracted when there’s a hug to be had. In the end, maybe it’s some sweet justice for the wily Smith who has racked more than $1 million in league fines. In 2014 he was fined for tying together opponents’ shoelaces while waiting for free throws!
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She was America’s cheerful, glowing, positive mother in the 60s and 70s, and we all simply knew her as Carol. Carol Brady, that is, and she was the beloved matriarch of the “The Brady Bunch,” which broadcast from 1969 to 1974. Her real name was Florence Henderson, and last week saw her passing at the age of 82 years old. Henderson’s real-life persona did not stray far from her television one, and it attracted people wherever she went. Whatever I bring to that character, the No. 1 thing people ask me is, Can I have a hug? And a lot of them don’t even ask! Henderson said a few years ago.
In true gifted #9 FCAR fashion, Henderson took acting, dancing, singing and guitar lessons in her teenage years, even studying French and Italian. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were so impressed they made her the female lead in a 1952 road tour of Oklahoma! Wrote Walter Kerr of the New York Herald Tribune, She is the real thing, right off of a butter churn somewhere.”
Florence always most enjoyed doing live television. “That’s really the thing that I love best. I love flying by the seat of my pants.” The trained #9, like the #13, is exceptional at ad-libbing. They love spontaneity, and often view life through rosy-colored sunglasses. Yet, it comes with a catch. The FCAR needs constant affirmation, and their high dose of Animate “extraversion” can sometimes be irritating to those around them. Writes Jon Niednagel, “This hyperactivity makes the FCAR fun to live with, yet unpredictable to the point of sometimes frustrating others.”
Thank you for the memories, Florence.
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Watch out! Nancy Polosi does not want to give up power!
Yes, BT friends, we keep hammering this BT fact, namely that #15 FCILs who gain control often find it difficult to relinquish it, unless guided by character and/or an atypical conviction to do so. And thus, when we read the headline, “Nancy Pelosi moves to intimidate Democratic rivals as she tries to cling to power,” we were not surprised, and neither should you be, knowing her design.
Says the article: “Rep. Nancy Pelosi formally announced Wednesday she is running to retain her spot as House minority leader and sent a warning shot to potential rivals by informing her colleagues that she has already locked up ‘the support of more than two-thirds’ of the Democratic caucus.” You see, Pelosi has led the caucus since 2003, but the results of the Presidential election have forced the caucus to delay a scheduled vote last week until November 30. Members say they want more time after the debilitating defeat by Republicans, with Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio posing as a potential challenger to Nancy, warning that the party “has lost touch with working-class voters in the Rust Belt and Midwest.”
Pelosi, however, won’t have any of it. It is with both humility and confidence that I write to request your support for House Democratic Leader, she wrote her colleagues. As of this writing, I am pleased to report the support of more than two-thirds of the Caucus.
Yes, Nancy, keep it humble, and deflect any blame. That is what she has been doing, stating the results of the election spoke more to the presidential race than to her failure as leader to deliver more wins in the House races. Additionally, in recent years the Democrats have suffered major losses across America in state legislatures and governorships. As more and more voters have become fearful of the Dem’s overt movement to the radical left, the once-appealing party has become a shell of what it once was. With no concern expressed in this realm, Mrs. Pelosi instead has made this her latest rallying cry. “We have all been deeply moved by the stories and concerns of our constituents,” she continued. “They elected us to fight for their jobs, families and futures. We have and we will!
Hold the power, and knock em’ dead, Nancy!
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She was “shy and admittedly awkward,” a woman who was blunt, abrupt, and constantly at the center of political storms. She ordered the highly-controversial raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas, while also demanding the seizure of 5-year-old Cuban immigrant Elian Gonzalez, sending him back to Cuba. Yes, Janet Redo was a “polarizing” figure, and it’s no surprise given her inborn #16 BCIL Brain Type. We told you her design way back in the early 1990s, and boy did she live it out.
Reno, a former prosecutor and U.S. attorney general under President Bill Clinton (#15 FCIL) for 8 years, died at the age of 78 last week of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Reno famously told reporters years back, “I don’t do spin,” and indeed she didn’t, unless it was to her political advantage (Whitewater, Filegate, Monica Lewinsky, All Gore’s questionable campaign financing, etc.). Says one source, “She was known for deliberating slowly, publicly and in a typically blunt manner. Reno frequently told the public ‘the buck stops with me,’ borrowing the mantra from President Harry S. Truman.”
Yes, the #16 BCIL is master of “deliberating slowly,” being strongest in the Q4 (Back-Left) region of the brain. This region takes time to process language, organizing words and configuring them so it can process meaning. Also, as stated above, #16s can be quite “blunt,” not taking into account the feelings of others which can lead to isolation and eccentricity. “BCILs are exceptionally independent,” writes Niednagel in Brain Types and Parenting. “They often appear cold and aloof unless they purposely develop a warmer method of relating.”
Reno even described herself as an “awkward old maid who stood nearly 6-foot-2. And how’s this for an independent #16? She graduated Cornell University with a degree in chemistry, but later decided to become a lawyer. Why? “Because I didn’t want people to tell me what to do.” Yikes!
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His career is over, and he may very well be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history. It is not a label, but something he admits to himself. “I’ll be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history. But I can’t do nothing about that.”
Greg Oden, the 7-foot first overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft, is done with basketball, and he is currently taking classes toward his degree and is a student assistant coach at Ohio State University. “Don’t get me wrong,” he says, “If I was healthy, I would love to continue playing, but I’m not healthy.” What hurts Greg even more is when fellow player Kevin Durant continues to succeed. You see, Durant was picked second that same year. Oden told Sports Illustrated that “it would only get worse as Kevin Durant continues doing big things.”
Yes, we predicted that Durant was destined for stardom before either player came out of the league. (Not only that, we told the NBA team that selected him, before the draft, the vast differences between the #1 and #3 BT.) While Kevin Durant is a #1 FEAR, arguably the best Brain Type all-around in the NBA these days, Greg Oden is a #3 FEAL. You switch the last letter, the R(ight) to an L(eft), and you are now looking at a completely different ‘Type’ of player. The #3s are natural defenders, and high-energy performers with good strength and body balance. However, their movements are mechanical, and their mental mood swings can greatly affect their play. As dominant Animates, not possessing the #1‘s vision excellence, his #3 Type feeds off praise and affirmation from others, and when they don’t get it, they can easily break down. While relaxed, #3s possess good spatial awareness, but under pressure their vision turns into a narrow telescope. Oh yes, and they are very, very prone to injury, especially as big thin men (due to innate robotic movements).
For Oden, he missed his entire rookie season because of microfracture surgery on his right knee. “Two seasons later, in 2009-10, he was averaging 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game when he broke his left kneecap. Oden had two more microfracture knee surgeries — both on his left knee — and didn’t play at all in his final two seasons under contract with Portland.” Still, while he did play, “he was averaging 15.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in the seven games leading up to that injury.” In short, he had potential to be a decent NBA center, yet likely less than #3 max achiever’s Rasheed Wallace or John “Hot Rod” Williams.
And so, while Mr. Oden was not genetically destined to become the biggest bust in NBA history, the concept is not so far-fetched knowing his inborn design. If such a title was to be given to any Brain Type, it is no surprise that it should fall upon a Left brain dominant player. We feel extremely sorry for Greg, sympathizing with him as only few others can, knowing his inborn makeup. Pursuing academics should be a good thing for him. The #3 FEAL is often diligent and hard-working, excelling in school when they set their minds to it. Additionally, his innate design loves to help others, and he has much potential in the field of coaching.
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Wow! The world is on fire, figuratively and literally! Nearly a week now after the shocking results of the U.S. Presidential elections, rioters are still out in the streets yelling out, “Trump is not my President!” Funny thing is, they’re right. Mr. Donald Trump (#15 FCIL) won’t be their President till January 20th when he is sworn in. But …. we’re thinking that’s not what they are talking about. Course, the inflammatory media is making things worse, and they will only continue to do so for the next 4 years (or 8, if Donald is lucky). Fortunately, alternative media is as powerful as ever, and one might even argue Donald won because the elites no longer hold complete control of the news.
So here we are with a #15 FCIL soon to be President of the United States once again. If you’re relatively new to the BTInsider, and Brain Types in general, we have explained on several occasions that Barack Obama (#13 FCIR) is a rarity in the Oval Office in the last, oh, 80+ years? In fact (and having nothing to do with heritage), the last #13 FCIR President we can think of was rough-riding Teddy Roosevelt who was famous for saying, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” He also understood the importance of integrity and character at the educational level, stating, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” That seems to be exactly what we’re seeing flooding the streets in recent days.
Even eccentric and renowned Harvard-educated genius, Buckminister Fuller, once said, If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
At any rate, since Teddy we have only witnessed the election of Left brain dominant men, from Eisenhower (#15) to Ford (#7) to Carter (#16) to H.W. Bush (#11). “Wait a minute,” you say. “What about Johnson?” Yes, L.B.J was a rare #5 FEIR, but noticed that we said “elected.” After the assassination of John Kennedy (#15), Johnson replaced him. How ironic that the only known #5 President in U.S. history fell into the position!
Do folks remember when we publicly revealed Donald Trump’s inborn Presidential Brain Type? Open the very first copy of “Your Key To Sports Success” released in 1992. As you will see, we are not ‘Johnny-Come-Lately.’ Rather, we were spot on with our assessment of him some 25 years ago! We also Brain Typed Mrs. Clinton and her husband around the same time, informing people that she and Bill would be the most political dynamic duo the world had ever seen. Not only would Bill likely seek the White House, but we made clear that Hillary would, too. This was when no one saw this as a plausible possibility.
Truth be told, Obama and Hillary still don’t want to see Trump sworn in, and if they can figure out to way to stop that, they will (along with billionaire George Soros‘ help). Neither of these two have said much about the riots, to Donald’s chagrin, and we don’t expect them to. Wikileaks in recent months has revealed that that Barack and Hillary are more closely linked together than they would like Americans to believe, and if one goes down, so may the other.
So how about a future prediction from BTI? Here we go … Michael Obama. She shares the same rather rare #15 design, and rest assured the First Lady is not going to spend the rest of her life designing healthy lunch meals for children. Despite all the media and politicians speculations to the contrary, in 4-8 years, look for her to seek the Oval Office, and look for her to likely win (barring unforeseen difficulties). Under the facade, she has deep political and ideological #15 BT ambitions. (After all, what #15 doesn’t want to be in control?) She will run an organized, well-planned and well-powered campaign, just like she did for her Right brain husband.
In the end, sadly, our colleges students are being filled with knowledge, but not morality, which is the only thing that will save our country. “A thorough knowledge of the Bible,” Teddy once again said, “is worth more than a college education.” Only by living in accordance with Divine teaching will America return again to its roots as truly “One nation under God,“ whereby inalienable rights and true equality can ever be achieved.
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After a stunning Donald Trump victory days ago (which we will touch upon in a future article), the stars of Hollywood are coming out in full force on Twitter to let the world know what they really, really think.
We’ll start with a funny story, first. Clint Eastwood, one of the few rare #5 FEIRs in celebrity-land, reportedly came out with this Tweet the other day. Thank you America, I don’t have long left to live but now I know the last few years will be great, I can’t thank you enough #PresidentTrump.” The only problem is, it wasn’t Mr. Eastwood who made the Tweet, and those familiar with the gun-slinging bad boy would have known better, including his daughter, Morgan Eastwood. Look what she posted in reply: STOP POSING AS MY DAD EVERYONE KNOWS HE WOULD NOT KNOW HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA.” We had to laugh, knowing Clint’s inborn, Empirical BT. Sure, #5s can learn social media just fine, but a #5 from Clint’s generation is much less apt to pick it up like #13 FCIRs or other more cerebral, technologically gifted designs. Clint just doesn’t know how simply because Clint just simply doesn’t care! Like all #5s, living and experiencing life to its fullest, each day and even minute, leaves little time for techy toys.
Anyway, though the majority of posts from celebrities are negative, a decent amount have at least been neutral or positive.
Roseanne Barr (#13 FCIR): “Donald J. Trump Wins And So Does The United States Of America.”
Danica Patrick (#13 FCIR): “Was a crazy night! I look forward to @realDonaldTrump#MakeAmericaGreatAgain! Don’t we all want America to be great?! Stay positive Mercia!”
Ben Stiller (#13 FCIR): “Now it is time to move forward and hope that our country can come together.”
Jim Caviezel (#15 FCIL): “Abortion is wrong! That’s why I’m for
And then …
Katy Perry (#13 FCIR): “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.”
Madonna (#5 FEIR): “Do Not Lose Hope! We will Rise Up! We will Shatter that Glass Ceiling. Do Not Give into Fear. The Revolution.”
Trevor Noah (#13 FCIR): “5 steps forward. 10 steps back.”
Madonna’s comments left some wondering if she wanted to start a war. Knowing her design (think of Rambo or Terminator), it wouldn’t be out of the question!
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Here’s the plain truth. Some Brain Types just don’t make good coaches … naturally. We add “naturally” because there have been a few non-BT-gifted individuals who have found success by implementing strategies and tactics that were learned. That is, they were well-nurtured by another, albeit a parent, coach, or close-knit other, and found success as a result.
There are two Brain Types that particularly fall under the “not so coach-gifted” category, and they are the #9 FCAR and the #10 BCAR. These Brain Types (located in Q1 and Q2) are not designed to be administrative CEOs, as they do not naturally implement self-disciplines. Remember, the Q3 designs have intense drive, yet with structure, which is ideal for coaching in many respects. The Left Front is like an air traffic control center, directing signals from all regions of the brain. It orchestrates, directs, regulates, and suppresses other parts of the brain whenever it wants to. Not so for the #9 and #10; they can have very good spatial vision when relaxed, but they do not inherently possess the objective logic needed to make tough, tactical calls, especially when it’s crunch time!
So let’s start with #9 Tom Brady. While a talented quarterback, we don’t need to rehash the fact that Tom is far from the greatest quarterback of all time, despite what many would say. Anyone with a modicum of BT understanding can quickly see this mental and physical/ spatial fact. Without master strategist Belichick (#15 FCIL) directing his every move, Brady would have been on his 3rd or 4th football team by now (by his own admittance). So, when he was recently asked about one day heading up a team, Brady appropriately replied, Coaching wouldn’t be for me. No, certainly not. I like playing. I wouldn’t be a good coach. I don’t have the patience to be a coach.
One aspect we particularly appreciate about Tom is that he (like all #9s), at times, can be very candid, and this was one of those times. Of the 16 inborn, genetic designs, #9s are arguably the least patient. (Yet, when push comes to shove both figuratively and literally, the in-the-moment #1 FEAR BT will likely win this award.) Especially as children, #9s are normally explosive bombs of energy (this author is a parent of two). They temper as they get older, but still thrive on expending their energy in as many different ways as possible. They are great “rah! rah!” coaches, but in time they often find themselves getting fired due to their lack of needed structure and logical deductions (the Insider has covered many such cases). One author writes of Tom, “Brady wants no part of what Bill Belichick has had to do to be successful.” Yes, we well-understand that Tom wants “no part” of Bill’s strategic, calculated, regulated and impersonal life-style!
Now we move to the #10 BCAR, and particularly want to highlight Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks. He was also recently asked whether he would like to have a career as a head coach, and this was his BT-related reply: Becoming a Head Coach was never my goal. A Head Coach not only needs to have basketball knowledge, he has to evaluate characters, has to mix them, to motivate even yell at someone once in a while. That is not part of my personality. I am not the person to stand somewhere and hold a 20 minute speech.” Wow! How distinctly #10 is that? Those with the x-ray vision knowledge of Brain Types just have to sit back and laugh.
Yes, Tom and Dirk, we get you guys.
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Opinion – Election 2016: Wake Up America!
Regarding the 2016 Presidential election, it’s time to try to put recent events into perspective, including the bigger picture, just before our country is likely to enter a period of calamity AFTER November 8. Regardless of the election outcome, very tough times are ahead. If folks think it’s been traumatizing up till now, they haven’t seen anything yet. How can we declare such alarming news? For followers of BTI, you regularly witness our accurate predictions, not through our own wisdom but borrowing from heaven’s. We, like you, only need to follow 2 of its basic messages to glean this insight.
First, understanding how mankind has been genetically differentiated into 16 astounding inborn designs, all intended to work synergistically rather than fractiously (as in 2016), we and others with such knowledge can predict how each BT will essentially behave (in mind and motor). This realm is about nature, that which is the genotype or our individual DNA.
The second is about nurture, that which comes after the egg and sperm decide to unite, by heaven’s design. Countless factors affect nurture as we regularly share with you, and these earthly influences can be dramatic, to say the least.Sometimes they influence 2 people with the same BT to differ drastically: one becomes a pious priest and the other a pugilistic prisoner.
Bottom line, however, the moral and ethical values (or lack thereof) each person decides to pursue in the nurturing process set the stage for a lifetime of either heavenly harmony or hellacious havoc, or somewhere between.
The present 2016 election events are surreal. Yet, if one has realistically monitored our world and its diverse behaviors, nothing should come as a surprise. Mankind can be guaranteed to act according to inborn BT, a lifetime of nurturing or environmental influences, and last but not the least, individual ethics and morality. That’s it, folks (except for isolated physiological aberrations).
Heaven has written that mankind can only achieve genuine peace and harmony by following its timeless standards and principles. Through the most historically researched, validated, and popular of all Scriptures, the sacred Bible, we discover the personal Creator of all matter has left us all a Manufacturer’s handbook. Within it, every possible scenario and potential problem with its perfect solution is provided. The warranty period is timeless.
Whether we like it or not, our country was originally designed by unique laws of high moral and ethical standards. Above all, these were not enacted to ensure public piety but rather an enduring, lasting, and stable nation. Even the least religious of our early Framers realized and agreed with this. The highly-educated Founders were well aware of previous societies and civilizations through history and what led to each’s downfall. Additionally, a healthy democratic Republic had never before been established. Considering all other failed approaches eventually led to tyrannical leaders and amoral standards, our Founders realized they needed to follow the parameters of Sacred scripture, especially the Old Testament. Here, God gave the Israelites some 600 laws that were crucial for a nation’s stability covering every conceivable and political issue. From these, 10 were especially significant, essentially summarizing all the rest.
For those of us who do not know, the Biblical God established the first 4 Commandments as vertical, the remaining 6 horizontal. In other words, 1-4 were directed to heaven and making matters right with Him, while 5-10 looked sideways to our fellow mankind while embracing the Golden Rule. Heaven’s GR says to honor, cherish, and even esteem others more importantly than self. Tragically for all of us, mankind has disregarded God’s GR and since created our own GR which says: It’s all about me and my wants, and if you get in my way or have what I want, I’m likely gonna take it, especially if I can get away with it.
Once again, America’s Founders repeatedly stated and knew full well, regardless of their individual spiritual conditions, that a Biblical ethic was crucial for any society to achieve and maintain health. Yet what has since happened? Why now the dearth of Constitutional and Founders reminders in our mainstream society, media, and even educational circles? ts actually simple to understand, requiring no more than the intelligence of a poached egg.
In essence, our society no longer wants heavenly accountability. Instead, we’ve nearly all become little gods, each establishing his or her own criteria for life and its standards. Do you realize atheists really don’t exist, despite those who claim otherwise? We each have our own g(God); most choose SELF as the lone deity to be followed. This is a disaster in the making, considering each of us determines one’s personal ethics which are always subjective and forever changing, especially when we’re experiencing anxiety or pressure.
As each of us gains more power and prestige, without adopting immutable, heavenly guidelines, our endemic and tainted nature gives less regard to others about us. Unsurprisingly, it isn’t long before tyrannical traits surface, but in today’s contemporary world it’s now becoming what is defined as totalitarianism. With modern technology, those of us gaining power (and especially the evil elites) can impose chains without limit. Not only consider how world spy agencies gather endless info on each of us, and rarely for good, but just read the famed Orwell’s, 1984, or Huxley’s Brave New World for starters. Once considered fictional, they are now books of reality.
Bottom line, the only nation with lasting, continuing freedoms and inalienable rights must put heavenly Scripture front and center. Even Erich Fromm, the notable German psychoanalyst, knew this full well. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish family but later to disavow it all, the also humanistic, socialistic philosopher stated that without a heavenly Deity, there is no such things as inalienable rights; man is incapable of granting himself a right that is untouchable. Fromm, like the vast majority today, had nothing to do with heavenly oversight; instead, he exhorted us all to be independent of morals set in stone (or on Scriptural paper) and to establish all standards through reason.
Had Erich a clue about BT, or even taken a thoughtful introspection of the many he counseled and taught, he would have seen the many and incompatible capacities of human reasoning (starting with emotional vs inanimate intelligence EQ vs IQ). Nowadays, even those with no formal education yet with an understanding and experience with BT, quickly realize there can never be unanimity when it comes to processing and judging how matters should be settled. Without a trustworthy and righteous outside Source, each of the 16 inborn designs can only have its own myopic view and opinion. Major disagreements are guaranteed.
All this to say that as Biblical absolutes have been tossed to the curb in our once-healthy and stable USA, disruptive conditions in society are inevitable. Short of national repentance, as the godless city of Nineveh and its king miraculously did in the Old Testament, America’s days are numbered, sooner than later. As foreign enemies have bragged in recent years, the U.S. will fall from within; an outside shot needn’t be fired. Sadly especially for our childrens sakes, we’re basically there.
If any or all of our country’s Founders could return to implore us for the 2016 election, there is no doubt for whom they would advocate. Though individual character would matter, their prime consideration, by far, would be the moral positions one is promoting. It would start with the 10 Commandments. What does his or her political party stand for? Is it consistent with God’s unwavering moral absolutes and His Golden Rule? Until recent years, the 2 political party platforms were quite similar pertaining to moral standards. Far from it in 2016. (Do you remember just a few years ago, the 1 party overtly threw God out of their platform! His existence wasn’t to be mentioned anymore, as it always had prior.)
Thus, it’s quite simple come Tuesday. Do we want the holy God guaranteed judgment, or blessing? Oh may we be as wise as Nineveh and not as ignorant as Sodom. We have the simple choice between 2 flawed #15 FCIL Brain Types. One party stands for Judeo-Christian standards and the other for their disintegration choosing instead forever-changing standards based upon the elites oft-wicked whims.
One final and sobering heads-up: Regardless of which presidential candidate wins, chaos appears to soon consume America (and far beyond ISIS, the flood of illegal and unvetted aliens, etc.). If Donald is victorious, trouble will likely hit the streets (and beyond), already witnessed through the nefarious actions of paid protesters and instigators the past few months (thanks to rich Dem benefactors.) Conversely, If Hillary wins, it’s unlikely millions of U.S. patriots will easily relinquish their Constitutional rights, starting with the First and Second Amendments.
God help us, but why should He when we’ve already kicked him out of the public square, schools, most churches and synagogues, and even our very own homes?
The curse has been broken! Last night the Cubbies ended a 108-year drought by defeating the Cleveland Indians with a wild 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory that has been dubbed one of the greatest baseball games of all time. It lasted a whopping 5 hours, and who is to thank for that? Rajai Davis (#13 FCIR) of the Indians, who hit a homer in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game. Who did he hit the ball off of? Yes, the young #9 FCAR we wrote about yesterday, Aroldis Chapman. Granted, Chapman is human, so we’re not here to disparage him. What we will say is that we have little doubt Chapman’s nerves were certainly on edge. Since some 90% of his pitches were (easier to control) sliders when they are almost always fastballs, he knew he’d have a tough time even hitting the side of a barn only throwing darts.
Let’s recall what we wrote yesterday.
“Chapman’s arm will be plenty strong, but his brain is what remains vulnerable, especially if it’s a close game down the stretch.”
Yes, it was certainly a “close game down the stretch,” being the bottom of the 8th, the Indians down two scores, and a man on base. The situation could not have been more frightful for a #9. We guarantee you Chapman was mentally stewing inside, knowing a lone home run would change everything. It certainly did, yet the Cubs were still able to push the game to 10 innings and win themselves a Championship.
Did you catch what transpired during the rain delay? It was only all too Type-related. As one article put it, “Aroldis Chapman was reportedly crying in the clubhouse during the rain delay of Game 7 of the World Series between the Cubs and the Indians.” And another, “Chapman experienced such a major malfunction in World Series Game 7 he wound up crying in the visitors dugout at Progressive Field. Yet he settled down, his teammates bailed him out and the former (and future?) Yankees closer wound up celebrating with his teammates.” Says Chapman himself, It’s hard for me to find words to express how I feel after this roller-coaster of emotions that I’ve had … I was emotional. I thought that I had been given the opportunity to win the game and then it got complicated. I got complications. And because of those complications, once that hitter got that ball out, it was difficult for me. It was a very emotional time for me.” And remember what we said about fatigue yesterday and the #9 energizer bunny? When asked if he was tired, Chapman replied, “No, no. I just kept working. I didn’t feel tired. It’s just that they hit a few pitches. But I felt confident. I still felt that I could get out of the inning. I still felt that I could continue to work. I still felt that I could continue to pitch. I had no issues in terms of fatigue.
What also brought the Indians back from the grave was a wild pitch by John Lester (#6 BEIR) that went to the backstop and allowed Cleveland to score two runs, making the score 5-3. Nerves were likely a bit high for Lester as well. Niednagel dedicates a significant portion of his sports book teaching BEIRs how to relax. They are intense players, and he writes, “A calming influence in their lives will yield tremendous dividends … If BEIRs do not relax, they can perform poorly in the field and at the plate.”
What’s more, BT students know #6s are fine motor dominant! When anxiety levels rise, #6‘s wrists turn into vice grips; they’ll snap hook a golf shot, get the Ben Hogan (another #6) yips when putting a reason in modern golf that most pro #6s putt cross-handed or use the claw anything to take the dominant hand out of the putt. Now consider this in baseball!
Remember Steve Sax, the outstanding second baseman of yesteryear? Recall how the 5-time, #6 BEIR All-Star suddenly developed the Steve Sax Syndrome, confusing everyone, including psychologists? How could this possibly occur in a proven and tough-minded superstar? Well, BTI wasn’t perplexed. We wrote of it way back then as we’ve written of Cubs ace and John Lester in recent times. Though it’s not a common issue with #6s, it occurs way too much especially when it could be easily prevented by some BT counsel and a few dietary/ nutritional changes. Once again, no one needs to stay in the Dark Ages, mentally or physically.
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