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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.

6/18 – Jeb Bush thinks he’s an “introvert”

Well, we have two new Republicans entering the Presidential race, and to be sure they are quite different from one another. The first describes himself as “introverted,” and although he didn’t use the exact word, as also “feeling.” He can cry at the drop of hat. In fact, just thinking about his #11 FCAL father (George Sr.) “might make him cry.”  His name is Jeb Bush.

The second man could be described as one of the least feeling, non-introverted people on the planet. He has made a living being by shrewd, cold-hearted, and decisive, particularly displayed best to the public eye on the television show, “The Apprentice.”  Yes, his name is Donald Trump, and he’s a legit and high powered #15 FCIL. CEO Donald is the only non-#13 FCIR, in fact, to be running as a Republican candidate.

Which takes us back to Jeb. Yes, he is a #13 FCIR. It’s not uncommon for #13 men to mis-Type themselves as Animate “feelers,” simply because they are highly Right brain dominant, the region of the brain that is more emotional, negative and pessimistic. The lay-personality typer tends to think, “Oh, he cries a lot, so he must be a feeler.”  While crying can be a clue (particularly of dominant Animates), it is certainly no guaranteed determinant, especially considering the many factors that can contribute to one’s emotional state (depression, lack of sleep, etc.).

Bush went on to say, “It’s something that took a little bit of getting used to for me, personally, to be able to show my heart, because I’m kind of introverted, but it’s important to do.” While Jeb may enjoy his time alone (#13s like retreating to their Conceptual, Inanimate world), and while it may take time to show his heart (it should since it is cerebrally subordinate to both C and I), we guarantee you Jeb is no Back-brain introvert. A simple glance of his outgoing, engaging face and a minute spent listening to him speak reveals that he is Front brain dominant.

This author (who’s been brain mapped and genetically tested as a genuine introverted Back-brainer), in fact, just had a conversation with a #13 FCIR a week ago where the man passionately insisted, with great exuberance and expression, that he was introverted, simply because he enjoyed being alone. Unknown to him, the argument had already been lost. He had already given himself away at the very moment the conversation started.

At any rate, “The Donald” was his usual self when he recently declared, “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”  Despite his self-importance proclamation, if Hillary wins the Democratic nomination, the one most likely, and capable, of exposing her foibles, fabrications, and refuting her prepared talking points is indeed Trump. For one,He has the guts and the balls,” says Roberto Bezjon, a Trump Organization board member and owner of a high-end New York hair salon located in a Trump building. “He’s a straight shooter.”  Secondly, he’s a fellow #15, like Hillary, who most consistently win debates (remember #15 Romney vs. #13 Obama and #15 Paul Ryan vs. #13 Joe Biden). We all know how Trump has developed his gift of gab and says what he thinks, and considering the amount of baggage Hillary carries from various scandals and cover-ups, it would be quite the open season for Donald. In the end, however, he stands very little chance of getting that far.

The morals of this story are … pursue integrity above all, and do not get caught standing in the quicksand of personality typing. Spend time searching for the hidden, often subtle, inborn evidences that reveal who we really, and truly, are.

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6/16 – The passing of the unique Elisabeth Elliot

Some might consider her to have been the female equivalent of Billy Graham (#11 FCAL), though she rarely spoke to large crowds and certainly didn’t travel the world on evangelical crusades. Instead, she engaged the power of the pen (and radio voice) to captivate her audience, and boy did she captivate them.

“There is nothing worth living for, unless it’s worth dying for.”

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.”

Her quotes could fill volumes of books, and indeed she wrote volumes of books. We are talking about Elisabeth Elliot (#16 BCIL), a woman more widely known for being the wife of Jim Elliot, who was one of five missionaries killed in 1956 while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to share the loving and sacrificial life of Christ with the Huaroani people of Ecuador. Unlike her outgoing husband, Elisabeth writes, “I was shy, I was a book worm, and when the rest of the students were screaming their heads off at the football game I was holed up in the library translating Thucydides.”  Her brother eventually forced Elisabeth to attend one of his wrestling matches, and afterwards introduced her to his strapping competitor, Jim. Five years later he proposed. “This gorgeous man was now mine–my very own husband–for just twenty-seven months. Did I know what would soon take place? I did not. He and four other missionary men were killed in Ecuador, South America, in 1956 by a tribe then called Aucas who believed that all outsiders were cannibals.”

Throughout her lifetime, Elisabeth stayed true to her #16 design, giving her critiquing, frank opinion on matters pertaining to Christianity and the world. Regarding worship, she once wrote, “Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship in spirit and in truth. Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.”  She also knew true Christianity would cause people to notice you, writing, “If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd.”

Indeed, may we all heed Elisabeth’s wise advice and live (fixate on) for things worth dying for. Would you die for sports?Television? Movies? If not, then it would likely be prudent to focus on matters that have lasting, eternal value!

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6/12 – Caitlyn Jenner can’t change his brain, or his Brain Type

BTInsiders know full-well that the #15 FCIL often speaks its mind, save the times when he or she is running for office. In those cases, each and every word is carefully planned, orchestrated, and delivered with precise execution. Sure, they’ll have mishaps, but compared to the teleprompter-reliant #13 FCIR (ala Barak Obama), there’s no comparison.

Bob Costas has been one particular #15 to speak his mind. Last year during a football halftime show Costas gave his frank opinion regarding the murder-suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, saying “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”  Recently, Costas gave a piece of his mind again regarding ESPN’s decision to award Caitlyn Jenner with the Arther Ashe Courage Award, calling it a “crass exploitation play.”

“In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could’ve found someone — and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner — who was much closer actively involved in sports, who would’ve been deserving of what that award represents,” Costas said on The Dan Patrick Show (another rare media #15 where they usually rise to the top). “I think this is just a play to pump up the audience, the way lots of things are put on television to attract eyeballs — not because of the validity but because of whatever the kind of gawker factor is.” While Costas clarified that Jenner’s recent actions have taken some “measure of personal courage,” he stated that ESPN’s decision to award Jenner was merely to “attract eyeballs.”

Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn, is yet another #15 FCIL. While the entire issue could be discussed from a million standpoints, we will approach it from one in particular … Jenner’s brain. Jenner actually told Diane Sawyer, another #15 FCIL, in their famous interview months ago that, “My brain is much more female than it is male.”  We guarantee you, physiologically, such is not the case.

A man can undergo hormone treatments, alter their physical anatomy, etc., but changing his God-given brain (as well as Brain Type) is an entirely different matter. For one, the male brain is typically about ten percent larger than the female brain. The parietal region is also thicker in the female brain, making it harder for them to mentally rotate objects“Women often report difficulty with spatial tasks, both on tests and in real life.”  Thirdly, men rely heavily on the amygdala in the right hemisphere of the brain, while the female has a greater inborn capacity to engage both amygdalae. Males also have more gray matter, while female brains have more than 9.5 times as much white matter, the ‘stuff’ that connects various parts of the brain. “The frontal area of the cortex and the temporal area of the cortex are more precisely organized in women, and are bigger in volume.”

We actually could go on and on regarding the slight to large differences between male and female brains. All to say, Caitlyn will forever have the brain of Bruce no matter what he/she does. In terms of his hard-wiring, he will always see as a man and think as a man, simply because Bruce Jenner is a man.

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6/11 – Dr. Tom Amberry is still going strong

We saw an old friend in the news recently and wanted to share his story with our readers. Do veteran Brain Typists remember Dr. Tom Amberry, the man known as the “Big Kahuna of Free Throws” and who said of Jon Niednagel, The information that he (Jon) has compiled is amazing a wealth of knowledge for people to have. Amberry has been in Guinness Book of Records lists as the greatest free throw shooter of all time. Approaching age 70 on November 15, 1993, Dr. Tom sunk 2,750 in a row!

Amberry is now 92 years of age, and at 6-foot-7 he still gets around with assistance. Sometimes he uses a walker, and sometimes he uses a cane, which is fashioned out of a baseball bat. He’s been an avid Angels fan since 1961, and estimates he’s been to several thousand Angels games over the decades. Amberry, for folks who have seen our “Who Am I? Who Are You?” DVD, is a #2 BEAR. As we’ve mentioned so many times before, the #2 seems to consistently live longer than most other Brain Types, simply because they typically don’t take life too seriously, they sleep well, and they conserve their energy for when it’s needed. Just down the road from BTI, in fact, is a 91-year old BEAR who still gets out to take care of his cattle and gather fallen walnuts off the ground every autumn. (Unfortunately, due to arthritis, he’s finally been forced to give up his favorite endeavor that has prolifically demonstrated his #2 gross motor superiority cutting down massive trees in the forest and then axing them up for firewood!)

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6/9 – Deep inside, Randy Moss has a big heart

When in the spotlight, they often find themselves getting into trouble. After all, they adore attention, praise, and love from fans, even if they don’t want to admit it. They have big hearts, which often makes them the biggest givers, spending ridiculous amounts of money to simply surprise a friend or family member or random fan. Yes, we are talking about the #1 FEAR, and one NFL player in particular has a place in his big heart for a young girl he’s known for over a decade.

Most every sports fan knows the name Randy Moss, but do you know the name Kassi Spier? She’s one of his closest friends, a girl Moss met as a rookie in 1998 at a training camp autograph session. “The toddler yelled ‘Randy’ and instantly had his heart. She was 2 years old at the time.”  Kassi has dealt with many difficult physical problems over the years, from a 2000 diagnosis of leukemia to losing her father in a car accident in 2004 to being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013. “I know how she feels about me, and she knows how I feel about her,” Moss said in an ESPN story more than a decade ago. “Our relationship is not important to anybody but us.” Last week Moss made good on a promise by attending Spier’s high school graduation and handing Spier her diploma during the Pelican Rapids High School’s graduation ceremony in Minnesota. One quote in particular caught our eye, made by Mike Tice, Moss’ head coach from 2002 to 2004. “Randy wants everyone to think he’s a tough guy, but his relationship with this little girl is really something. It’s typical of Randy.  He’s great with kids. He doesn’t trust authority. And he doesn’t trust adults because he thinks they all want something from him. And you know what? He’s not far off.”

Yes, the #1 often does put up a tough front, though deep inside there’s usually a soft-hearted individual who simply needs to let go of their pride and ego. Once upon a time, Moss told reporters, “It’s not my fault that people don’t know me.”  He went on to say, “I can’t really have any friends. It’s sad, really. It’s lonely. But that’s how I am.”

Remember Proverbs 18:24, Randy. “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly.”

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6/4 – Rick Carlisle taps into his right brain

Whoever said Left-brainers weren’t musical? On top of that, whoever said Back brain, Inanimate Left-brainers couldn’t get “in the groove” and bust out a good tune for a crowd? That’s exactly what Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle (#16 BCIL) did recently at the House of Blues just down the street from American Airlines Center. Carlisle accompanied Grammy Award-winning musician Bruce Hornsby on the piano, and did a fantastic job at that.

Take a look at the amateur video footage below to watch Rick kick into the Q1 region of his brain.

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5/29 – Craig Ehlo wrestled with God

May 7, 1989 will forever live in his memory. Still, it’s not like there was anything he could have done differently. He nearly blocked the shot, but a man by the name of Michael Jordan (#6 BEIRwas able to hang in the air just a little while longer … long enough to see Craig Ehlo (#9 FCAR) descend to the earth while he was given a split-second clear view of the basket. The rest is history.

An article and video was recently posted about Mr. Ehlo, titled, “Craig Ehlo: Michael Jordan’s Most Famous Victim and the Lowest Point of His Life,” detailing Ehlo’s career in the NBA, as well as his addiction to pain medication drugs a few years ago after major back surgery. When he started buying drugs off the streets, Craig knew he was in trouble. Not long after he was arrested and thrown in jail overnight for domestic violence after he took his jacket and burned it in his driveway, thinking it was funny.

“I was up all night. It’s kinda like in the Old Testament, when some of those guys wrestled with God. I was wrestling with God in there.”

Thankfully, Craig Ehlo has been clean since August 1, 2013. By the way, when Jon Niednagel has been in Mr. Ehloa’s presence at different basketball venues, he’s always been a most cordial man wonderfully reflecting his #9 design. The FCAR design is likely the same as the great king of Israel, David, inherited via his DNA, which certainly didn’t inhibit his Old Testament reputation of man after God’s own heart.

You can catch the fascinating, sobering video below.

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5/26 – Bo Derek finds aging “really hard”

It’s hard to grow older, especially if you’ve been known as a beauty your entire life. Such is the case for actress Bo Derek, whose real name is Mary Cathleen Collins. “I made it up!” she says in a recent article on her life. “I was surrounded by a lot of artists, and I didn’t like the name of Cathy Collins.”  Like some other rare #11 FCALs in Hollywood, Derek didn’t pursue acting, but had it fall in her lap. When just 17 years of age, she met photographer and director John Derek, who was 30 years older and fell in love with her face. Ironically, he was married at the time to another #11 FCAL, Linda Evans, and left Evans for Derek.  They remained married till his death from a heart attack in 1998.

But back to aging, Bo went on to say, “I realize how artificial it is, beauty. I realize that it doesn’t last forever, that’s for sure. Aging is really hard. And it’s tough. Bette Davis (#15 FCIL) was right; it’s not for sissies, it really isn’t.”  To be sure, #11s are typically big on maintaining an attractive appearance. Think of Elizabeth Taylor, Faith Hill, Paula Abdul, Health Locklear, and Brooke Shields. For Derek, however, she doesn’t want to lose the feeling expressions of her face by reverting to plastic surgery. “When you look at women who have had plastic surgery, they have lost something – usually an expression, something unique to their face.”

For now Bo Derek spends her time at her 110-acre ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley doing what she enjoys doing most … riding horses (ala late fellow #11 Christopher Reeve). She enjoys the simple life. “I don’t need a lot,” she says. “I never needed the adoration or the praise.”

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5/20 – Kirsten Powers and “The Silencing”

Last week we highlighted a conservative female #15 FCIL in the likable person of Dana Perino, along with her new book, And the Good News Is: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side. This week, in contrast, we’d like to turn our attention to a liberal #15 FCIL “talking head” by the name of Kirsten Powers. Yes, while Kirsten is a strong democrat, her new book would almost lead someone to believe she’s on the elephant’s side. Ominously titled, “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech,” the description of the book goes on to read, “While preaching tolerance and claiming to hold liberal values, the illiberal left works to delegitimize political and ideological opponents in ways that stifle freedom of expression, thought, and religious belief.”

Powers went on to tell Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (#13 FCIR) recently, “It’s systematic silencing that is going on. And they use the same tactic. I also am not talking about disagreement. I’m not talking about people being civil. I’m talking about these are people who are not having a debate. They will attack you, you are racist. You are misogynist. It’s never about what the actual issue is.”

Despite her liberal left leanings, Kirsten Powers is a dominant Left brain Inanimate, and takes a straight-line, objective approach at what’s going in America today, specifically on college campuses. “So there is a case at the university of California Santa Barbara where a women’s studies professor actually physically attack a 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator because as she told the police later she felt she was in harm. She felt like they were causing harm to her by being there and expressing a view and that she felt unsafe.”

To state the obvious, we’re not saying all Left brain dominant people, particularly #15 FCILs, are unbiased and objective, but to see Powers tell it like it is from the “right side” comes as no surprise to Brain Typists. Remember, Kirsten is an author and commentator, not a politician, and as such she doesn’t carry the same baggage as those working for Washington. She stepped back, looked at the situation with little emotion attached, and made a good call, just like an honest referee or umpire.

Kudos, Kirsten.

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5/18 – Harden and Houston are headed to the NBA finals

The Houston Rockets are headed to the NBA finals, thanks in large part to James Harden’s (#1 FEAR) stellar play in yesterday’s game again the Los Angeles Clippers. Harden returned to “his dominating self with 31 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds to lift the Rockets past the Clippers 113-100 in their Western Conference semifinals series.” Amazingly, the Rockets came back from a 3-1 deficit in the series, becoming only the ninth team in NBA history to do so.

“We just have a never-give-up attitude,” said Josh Smith previously, another #1 FEAR like Harden. “All year long we fought through a lot of adversity and it’s just a testament of what we did throughout the season. God has been grateful to this team and we just feel like we’re a blessed unit and we can do something special.”  We think Smith meant something like, “God has been good to this team.”  The #1 wasn’t worrying about semantics at the time.

At any rate, have you noticed that the Rockets are stacked with feeling Animates? You have James Harden, Josh Smith (#1 FEAR), Dwight Howard (#9 FCAR), Jason Terry (#2 BEAR), Patrick Beverley (#2 BEAR), Trevor Ariza (#2 BEAR), Corey Brewer (#1 FEAR), Terrence Jones (#1 FEAR), and Joey Dorsey (#3 FEAL). In fact, every player in the Rockets rotation is an Animate, except one – #13 FCIR Pablo Prigioni. (Coincidentally, it was the calm, aggressive, and lone, strategic Inanimate who turned the game around for the Rockets in game 7; he clearly deserved the game ball.) You have to wonder what coach Kevin McHale (#15 FCIL) thinks of his emotional group of guys (especially since he knows Brain Types). After all Dwight Howard leads the NBA in postseason technical fouls with five (seven merits an automatic one-game suspension), has two flagrant fouls and one fine for a hit above the shoulders of Clippers forward Matt Barnes. Speaking of the #10 BCAR Barnes, the Clippers star “hurled an extremely rude comment to her (James Harden’s mother) during last night’s NBA playoff game,” a few days back. Later, Barnes personally apologized to her.

As for Dwight, he went on to say regarding his technicals, “I get emotional out there. Sometimes, I let the emotions get the best of me. But I just want to win. That’s my only goal. Just smile, keep playing. That’s the only way.”

Through it all, McHale has seemingly been keeping his cool.” I just saw a very relaxed, very happy Kevin McHale,” tweeted Jenny Dial Creech after last game. “That doesn’t happen much. Big win for him tonight – he made some good decisions.” Indeed, McHale did make some very good decisions, encouraging his Animate players and bringing them back from the dead. For intense Clippers coach Doc Rivers (#6 BEIR), it was a tough loss“I’m broken up right now, but in my mind, I’m already thinking about next year.”

Now the Rockets are up against the Golden State Warriors, led by the rare #8 BEIL coach Steve Kerr. It’ll be fun to watch!

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