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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.

3/24 – A candid interview with Chad Ochocinco

Do folks remember Chad Johnson? Or, maybe you remember him as Chad Ochocinco? He only retired 5 years ago, and he led the league in receiving yards in 2006, and was a four-time All-Pro with the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, his life had its ups and downs, like in 2012 when he was released by Miami for his arrest on a count of domestic battery. Now, Johnson co-hosts a weekly podcast with NFL Network’s Jamie Dukes. He’s described as “refreshing,” as well as “jaw-dropping.”

In an interview recently, the #1 FEAR Mr. Johnson started off the conversation by telling Melissa Jacobs, “I love you,” to which she replied, “Um, I hope you tell every person you call that you love them.”  Chad replied, “Definitely, I’ve been doing this since junior high. I like to put a smile on everyone’s face.”  lol, not too atypical for the #1! He then went on as the candid fellow that he is, telling her on the subject of marriage, “Like, I’ve never had discipline. I had the discipline to play football and to want to be great at a sport, but I’ve never had the discipline to commit to one woman and haven’t had to.”  Melissa commented that as a professional athlete, Chad had options, to which he replied, “Stop right there. The janitor has options. Maybe not to the extent that some other professions have options. But with me, I’m not an ugly guy, I’m charismatic and I can hold a conversation like none other. Those three outweigh just being an athlete.”  While Chad may be acting a bit arrogant, he’s right. The #1 can be quite charismatic, and gifted conversationalists. Many a woman’s heart are won by their charms!

Johnson had some revealing things to say on New England’s Bill Belichick, whom Insiders know to be a #15 FCIL, echoing what we’ve been saying about him for decades. “Just picture this, this is my comparison to Belichick: the beginning of ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and the drill sergeant. He’s a great guy, a great coach, and a mastermind at what he does but everything is so reminiscent of that drill sergeant.”  Melissa then poignantly asked him, “Is he the best coach in NFL history?” to which he replied, “By f$%#& far.”

“Last question,” said Melissa. “How many people a day do you tell you love?”

“At least 500, easy. I’m serious.”

Thanks for the insight, Chad, but BTInsiders already knew just about everything you had to say about yourself and Bill Belichick!

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3/23 – Geraldo Rivera goes on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Turn on “Dancing With The Stars,” and 9 out of 10 people you see on the dance floor will be Right brain dominant. Rarely does a Left brainer appear on the show, and veteran Brain Typists should remember what happened to #7 FEIL Kate Gosselin when she gave it a try. Kate’s trainer, Tony Dvolani (#13 FCIR), nearly quit. Normally, I don’t drop my cool at all. For me to get to that point, something must have really happened. Exactly what happened aired for all the world to see on ABC, showing Gosselin criticizing Dovolani’s style as a teacher. I love how you teach, but you’re not taking into consideration how I learn, said a frustrated Kate. Critics went to call her “stiff as a board,” and that “the only thing that flowed was her dress.”

Granted, Left brain dominant individuals can learn to dance, but it’s a natural arena for the flexible, adaptable, synthetic Right brain person. Recently, Geraldo Rivera (#15 FCIL) of FoxNews tried his hand at it (or feet, rather), and things just didn’t go well for him either. “I was awful — but I had a good time,” Geraldo said. He received the lowest rating of the night, and judge Carrie Ann Inaba commented that he needed to “loosen up his joints.”  To be fair, Rivera is 72 years old, and has had back surgery that makes his right foot numb. “It should be like golf. They should have handicaps,” Rivera jokingly stated. Still, had he went on the show in his younger years, unless well-trained, we guarantee he wouldn’t have faired much better! Judge Bruno Tonioli did praise Rivera, however, for his “cunning strategy. You went minimalistic, ‘let them wait for it. I am NOT dancing.’ ” Leave it to the #15 to preplan a strategy!

Rivera, the quintessential CEO Brain Type, was definitely more in his element when he appeared on “The Apprentice” years ago with fellow CEO Donald Trump (#15 FCIL)“The business thing, negotiating and getting TV packages built in ‘The Apprentice’ is much closer to what I do than dancing, which I don’t do, so in a sense it’s easier but the people on this show, it’s so much friendlier, so much more supportive, everybody’s kind of pulling in the same direction and everybody’s cheering everybody else on. It’s a much more pleasant environment.”

Yes, even Left brain, Inanimate ‘thinkers’ enjoy warm-fuzzy environments every once in awhile.

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3/21 – Smiley Prince Harry visits Napal

Prince Harry‘s wide, contagious #1 FEAR smile has been plastered all over the news lately for his visit to earth-quake recovering Napal. As one report goes, as he was walking around the Patan Palace Gardens, he stopped to meet several groups of craftsman who were “painstakingly chipping away at pieces of stone and wood which will be used in the refurbishment of the site which was badly damaged during the earthquake last April.”  They asked him to sit down and join them, which he did. I did carving at school years ago but nothing like this,” he said (#1s can be gifted wood-sculptors). One of the members also apparently complimented him on how much “at ease he appeared sitting on the floor” with the carvers. Yes, the adaptable, nimble, body-utilizing and often group-friendly #1 FEAR can make themselves at home just about anywhere, which is why people are often drawn to them. Harry also added, Ten years in the army, you learn to sit anywhere.”

Typically, #1s are also generous with their money. After the tour, Harry insisted that his party pay the tourist levy normally charged to tour the palace saying: “We will all pay, we must pay,” adding: “Even them”, as he gestured to the press. Harry is trying to drive tourism back to the country to help the locals. “I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the resolve and resilience of the Nepalese people. I want to show all those people around the world who want to help that this is a country open for business so please come and visit again.”

There’s little doubt the Royal Family has been trying keep the prince on the straight and narrow over the last few years, away from his past partying ways. ?If there is one thing extra-special to be said about #1s, they have big hearts, and can find great joy in helping people (as can all BTs, more or less). Harry would do well to follow in the humanitarian footsteps of his mother Diana (#3 FEAL). Where many aren’t as naturally sensitive to the needs of others, he and all #1s have been endowed from above with an innate Good Samaritan giftedness.

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3/18 – The mellow Kawhi Leonard

He’s one of the hottest players in the NBA right now, and his name is Kawhi Leonard. He’s widely popular for a variety of reasons, notably because of how down-to-earth he is. Though he signed a 5-year, $90 million extension recently with the San Antonio Spurs, he still drives his old 97′ rehabbed Chevy Tahoe, nicknamed “Gas Guzzler,” which he drove back in highschool in Southern California. “It runs,” Leonard explains, “and it’s paid off.” He’s also sponsored by Wingstop, which sends him coupons for free wings. “This winter, after his $94 million contract kicked in, he panicked when he lost his coupons. Wingstop generously replenished his supply.”

Though quiet, calm, and unassuming, Leonard is a #13 FCIRI don’t like to bring attention to myself, he says. I don’t like to make a scene. Back in highschool, he even blew off the Nike camp when his peers would have done anything to get such an invitation. I don’t need the exposure, he told his coach. Amazingly, he also declined to go to UCLA and USC because San Diego State recruited him first. Even Greg Popovich (#16 BCIL), the master of all things stern and solemn, said of Leonard when he joined the team, He was as serious as a heart attack.” Pop went on to say about his player recently, When Kawhi makes a mistake, he’s almost apologetic. He doesn’t want to disappoint anybody. There are times he does something well, and I have to tell him, ‘That was super. That was fantastic. That was a helluva job. You can smile now. You can feel great about yourself.’

To be sure, mellow, non-verbal #13s certainly exist (particularly among males), and their numbers are greater than people might think (this author has a #13 brother-in-law who takes after Kawhi). As dominant Conceptuals, they can enjoy escaping to their inner world of thoughts, dreams, and ideas. Also, as dominant Right brainers, they may not feel the need to communicate, being rather the strength of the Left hemisphere (where women are more adept).

Also, when Kawhi was just 16 years old, tragedy struck when his father was murdered in broad daylight at the car wash where he worked. Young Kawh turned to basketball as his distraction and mission. With motivation to make his father proud, Leonard put in extended hours at the gym, refined his shooting touch, and lifted weights. He supplemented his athletic dominance with physical dominance and eventually went on to San Diego State University, where he was voted to the second team of Sporting News. All Americans by his sophomore year.

Here’s to humble, hard-working #13s, or any Brain Type with this description for that matter!

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3/16 – Caitlyn Jenner is just too conservative

You will never guess who is making headlines for being too conservative. Ted Cruz (#13 FCIR)? Nope. Rand Paul (#13)? Guess again. We probably could give you another 10 guesses and you wouldn’t answer correctly.

Caitlyn Jenner (#15 FCIL).

He/she has always been politically conservative, and that hasn’t changed even after the gender change. In fact, Jenner is a strong Ted Cruz supporter, and recently had some “harsh words for Hillary Clinton on her E! reality show.”  Speaking with transgender friends on the show, Caitlyn went on to tell them, “[Hillary] couldn’t care less about women. She cares about herself.” On a previous show, Caitlyn exclaimed during a heated debate, “I would never, ever ever vote for Hillary. We’re done if Hillary becomes president, the country is over… What has she done? She’s a $#&@ liar! She’s a political hack. That’s all she is. She’s done nothing.”

The Q3 #15 FCIL is definitely apt to stick to their tried and true convictions come hell or high water (unless politically motivated), so it’s not surprising to see Caitlyn remaining inwardly unchanged from her Bruce-conservative self, nor to see her heatedly arguing for it on her television show. Of course Jenner is surrounded by liberals in the transgender community, making for interesting television whenever politics is brought up. Ratings for “I Am Cait,” however, are steadily dropping, and it’s doubtful the show will continue much longer.

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3/15 – Gary Payton has strong words for his son

Papa Gary Payton (#6 BEIR), former NBA All-Star, had some strong words for his son playing college hoops the other week. “Be aggressive, man! Be aggressive!”

As a TV analyst, Gary talked to his son in a televised interview after the Beaver’s game, and it was a funny (and revealing) exchange to watch. Even before Gary started talking, Gary Jr. anticipated his father’s instruction and stated, “I wasn’t aggressive tonight?”

And he was right, as his father went on to say, “You were very aggressive in the first half… But then, what changed? You wasn’t aggressive. You know this team has to have you be aggressive to be successful.”  Father Payton then went on to critique a faulty alley-oop pass

Can anybody guess Gary II‘s Brain Type? We’ll give you the answer tomorrow! Below is the exchange between father and son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wcenyMRvoY

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3/14 – “Positive Person” Donald Trump gets endorsement

Much of the conservative world is abuzz/aghast at the recent news that former presidential contender Ben Carson (#13 FCIR) is endorsing Donald Trump (#15 FCIL)“There are two different Donald Trumps,” Carson said at the billionaire’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. “There’s the one you see on the stage and there’s the one who is very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully. You can have a very good conversation with him. That’s the Donald Trump that you’re going to start seeing more and more of.”  Indeed, BT enthusiasts didn’t need Mr. Carson to tell us this. More than 20 years ago, Jon Niednagel wrote, “FCILs have the ability to comprehend complex issues and relate to the layperson with ease,” and “They actually do become good at relating to others, partly because of the desire to do so, and also because they are good actors and imitators. FCILs may choose to use these learned skills to manipulate to get that whey want, or they may genuinely work toward the welfare of others.”

In his 1992 book, Niednagel also identified Mr. Trump and his #15 BT! Thus, the above comments applied then, and now. Whether Mr. Trump is being genuine or not, the point is still proven. He was able to get on the good side of Ben Carson, while Ted Cruz (#13 FCIR) was not. One day after winning the Iowa caucuses, Cruz apologized to Carson after some of Ted’s staff passed along to Iowa caucus-goers a CNN report that possibly implied Ben planned to quit the race, calling it a “mistake.”  In reply, Carson said, “As a Christian I will accept the apology but it doesn’t correct the problem. This is a cultural issue when people in your campaign feel that it’s ok to distort the issues to their political advantage and to tell absolute lies. And the question really is will there be any consequences for that.”  The endorsement could be helpful for Trump, who is still trying to earn the trust of true conservatives.

Speaking of Trump being “cerebral,” he is also extremely optimistic. Darrell Hammond (#13 FCIR), who impersonates Trump on Saturday Night Live, recently had this to say about him. “It’s almost like the negative thoughts [Trump] just brushes them off, and that is why we first started doing these hands. I would touch my chest and flip the hands out, sort of flipping away anything that is negative or disagreeable.” He went on to point out, “A lot of people say he is cocky or full of himself. Maybe he is, but he is also the most positive person I have ever seen except the athletes that have come on the show.”

Do you know which region of the brain is the most steady, stable, and positive? It is the Q3 (Front-Left) region. In fact, our personal EEG studies reveal Q3 actually blocks out negativity especially directed at self and immediately transfers it to the anterior Right brain (Q1) for further review. Since Q3s eschew Q1, additional reflection on self-negativity doesn’t often occur for them, particularly the Inanimate #7 and #15 designs; that is, unless they’ve had a spiritual experience of sorts eliciting greater conviction. (The New Testament’s Apostle Paul, a highly likely #15, had such an experience.)

The Trump Train continues chugging along full speed ahead, and soon it will be facing Camp Hillary in a battle that should be one for the ages. As the old Chinese proverb states, two tigers cannot occupy the same hill, especially when they’re both #15s!

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3/11 – The Passing of Nancy Reagan

She was “one of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century,” a woman of beauty and grace who fit her ‘presidential’ role all-to perfectly, much like Jacqueline Kennedy and Laura Bush, who both shared her inborn #11 FCAL Brain Type. Ironically, they too, like Mrs. Nancy Reagan, were married to #15 FCILs in the persons of John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush. On Sunday we lost her to congestive heart failure. She was 94 years old.

Nancy simply adored her Ronnie, whom she met while an an actress in the early 1950s. “Nancy and Ronald Reagan were one of the great love stories of the American presidency,” said Craig Shirley, Ronald Reagan biographer and presidential historian. “During the 1980 campaign, Governor Reagan was asked if Nancy Reagan would have a cause if he won and he joked, ‘Probably me, mostly.'”

Barbara Bush, a #3 FEAL who is married to another #11 FCAL (George Snr.), said in a statement: “Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Reagan, and we take comfort that they will be reunited once more. George and I send our prayers and condolences to her family.”

As we have detailed in several past articles, the #11 FCAL can be the quintessential wife, mother, and yes, First Lady. They are “value” driven persons, defenders of ideals and other matters that arouse an emotional response. Nancy supported Ronald day in and day out with her charm, patience, and inner strength. “My life really began when I married my husband,” Nancy Reagan once said. “Thank God we found each other. Can’t imagine life without him.”  Nancy was known for watching her husband’s political speeches with a look of such steady adoration it was dubbed “the gaze.”

Lest rookie Brain Typists forget, #11s can become quite fiery when personal beliefs are trod upon (or their husbands). Former aide and close family member Nancy Reynolds recalled traveling on a plane with Nancy Reagan a few weeks after Ronald was elected governor of California in 1966. Apparently a man behind them was complaining about Reagan’s stance in a budget battle in Sacramento, and Nancy overheard him. “She pushed her seat back, looked him right in the eye and said, ‘That’s my husband you are talking about and you don’t have the facts straight,'” Reynolds recalled. “Then she clicked the button that brought the seat up. She wasn’t shy.”

Lastly, how’s this for BT irony? Nancy raised money to renovate the executive mansion, which had grown shabby, by ordering “the first complete set of White House china since the Truman administration.”  She also hosted lavish parties and 57 state dinners, and hired top fashion designers like Halston, Adolfo and Galanos, who provided her size 4 evening gowns. “She was so obviously trying to be a new Jackie (Kennedy) and restore the elegance and haute couture,” said Kati Marton, author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History.

Other well-known #11 FCALs have included Christie Brinkley, Paula Abdul, Lynda Carter, Bo Derek, Linda Evans, and Brooke Shields.

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3/8 – OJ Simpson isn’t doing well

Things haven’t been going well for O.J. Simpson (#5 FEIR). He is in prison in Nevada for at least another two years (conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery), and “cannot walk without a cane and fears he will be in a wheelchair when he finally leaves prison.”  According to Simpson, prison officials refuse to allow him to leave the prison to get the proper surgery he needs for his deteriorating knee. And now, OJ fears he will soon be in a wheelchair and may never walk again.

Simpson was a successful running back in the NFL for 11 years, but those years certainly took a toll. Ironically, OJ’s bad knees were the center of attention when attorney Johnnie Cochran (#13 FCIR) used them to plead OJ’s innocence for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown (#11 FCAL). Some may remember Cochran back during the trial instructing “OJ to stand and raise his suit pant leg to show the jury his multiple scars on his left knee to prove he was severely handicapped.” (BTI Director, Jon Niednagel, was consulted during this case.)

Simpson is now said to be a whopping 340 pounds. I can only get mediocre health care in here,” he told a fellow inmate, “and it really pisses me off because I have the money to go to any specialist in the world to get knee surgery but they won’t let me leave to get help. They don’t give a damn that I am going to end up crippled and can’t walk for the rest of my life.”

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3/7 – Vanna White is a down-to-earth girl

She’s been turning letters since 1982. Actually, now she just touches the screen and the letters magically appear. Those familiar with Wheel of Fortune know who we’re talking about, and those on the ‘inside’ know her inborn Brain Type.

Vanna White is a #11 FCAL, and is yet ANOTHER nature lover ala Audrey Hepburn and many other #11s. I’m a real down-to-earth girl,” she said in a recent interview. “I usually spend my days without makeup, wearing tennis shoes. I love the outdoors. I love waking up early when it’s quiet, going out on the balcony to hear the birds sing.

The article highlighted her life of personal tragedies, including the sudden death of her finance, a miscarriage, a broken engagement and a divorce. In 1986 White lost her then fiance, John Gibson, in a plane crash. “It was devastating,” she told the magazine. She suffered a miscarrage with her new husband, George Santo Pietro, in 1992, and then they divorced in 2002. She currently is dating contractor John Donaldson.

Yet again, like so many other #11 women, Vanna is also a devoted mom“I’m a mom, a full-time mom when I’m not taping. I do the carpool thing, and bake the cookies, and do the homework.”

And lastly, when a player messes up, she sympathizes with them. “I feel for the players.”

Yes, knowing her BT, she literally “feels” for the players.

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