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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.

7/24/17 – Garbine Muguruza wins Wimbledon

Serena Williams is pregnant, so winning Wimbledon was not on her “to do” list this year. Thus, instead, taking her place to win it last week was a gal named Garbine Muguruza. BTI had never analyzed Garbine before, and while initially she gave the impression of a well-spoken #13 FCIR, we are here to tell you that Wimbledon has yet another #1 FEAR champion.

Looking at the i-Blog over the last few weeks, one would think FEARs are taking over the tennis circuit. From Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the mens tour to the young Jelena Ostapenkoa on the womens, #1s are seemingly once again swinging the racket and making a name for themselves. Does anyone remember #1 Jennifer Capriati (who also resembled fellow #1 Monica Lewinsky)? Muguruza is from the same genetic stock, it seems, and when she lets her hair down she might pass for Jennifer’s cross-cultural sister (Muguruza is Spanish-Venezuelan). She dances, she smiles, she laughs, and she screams during her hits, all tendencies of the energy-expending FEAR.

Garbine defeated her childhood idol Venus Williams (#9 FCAR) for the trophy, saying everything just came together. Is very hard to find, like, a recipe to feel good fitness-wise, tennistically [sic], mentally. I think in this tournament I put everything together, which is very hard. Normally, you’re tired, I feel pain here, my confidence is not there. So I felt this tournament I find somehow to put everything together and perform good at every level. For the emotional #1, mental stability is key. Ai??When the brain breaks down, so do their EA ‘dove’ muscles, causing them to take unneeded risks and hit wild shots out of bounds as their gross-motors stiffen. To be sure, this has happened to the young 23-year old Muguruza before.

“Two years ago I lost in final to Serena and she said I would win one day,” says Garbine, “and two years later here I am. There will be a big party to celebrate for sure.”

Yes, and as long as she stays healthy, we think Muguruza will be a tough contender for many years to come.

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7/18/17 – The young Jelena Ostapenko

She’s only 20 years old and won the French Open this year. She is the youngest woman to win it since 1997, and on top of that, she was unseeded. (And by the way, what female BT is usually most dominant on the French clay which is both slow and slippery?) Her name is Jelena Ostapenko, and although she lost to Venus Williams (#9 FCAR) last week at Wimbledon, the future is looking bright for this young Latvian phenom.

Ostapenko is a #1 FEAR, like a Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, and Anna Kournikova. She is an outspoken individual on the court, having quite the scream when she hits the ball (She also hits with very flat ground strokes, a #1 trait for sure). Check out the hilarious video below, titled, “The Battle of C’mons” where Jelena goes against Serena two years ago. Both Ostapenko and Williams yell “C’mon!” over a dozen times each during the match. Whether they were truly trying to motivate themselves in #1 fashion, or maybe just trying to get under each others’ skin, we may never know!

At 37 years of age, it’s amazing that Venus is still going strong (not to mention her battles with health). Her victory over Ostapenko will place her in the womens top 10 in the world, a well-deserved ranking. It’s definitely a good time to make her run while little sister Serena is out due to pregnancy!

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7/10/17 – The great tennis entertainer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

In our latest article we told you about Kei Nishikori, a rare #9 FCAR on the professional tennis circuit known for his likable personality and energy on the court. Ranked just above him at #10 is a fellow by the name of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a Frenchman not to be trifled with, having beat ‘the big four’ during his career … Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.

Tsonga has a nickname, and it’s not surprising when you see his picture. At first glance, it’s as if boxing great Muhammad Ali (#1 FEAR) came back as a tennis player, hence the “Ali” nickname for Wilfried. Remember, however, that resemblance doesn’t always equal same inborn Brain Type. Yet, in this case, it does!

Tsonga, like Ali, is a a #1 entertainer, and he says he loves playing in front of the crowd. As one author writes, “Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s game is definitely one of the most entertaining players on the ATP Tour, for his game and character.”   Lo and behold (and no surprise to BT enthusiasts), Tsonga is also known for sacrificing his body on the court, diving for balls as if his life depended on it. Be sure to check out the video below, “Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Top 10 Incredible Diving Volleys.”

Channeling his inner Elvis Presley (#1), Tsonga also has a signature victory dance, where his feet spin in a series of “small skips and pirouetting leaps,” and he “raises his arms and sticks out his thumbs.” In his own words, “It was totally spontaneous because I was so happy” after beating Lleyton Hewitt (a rare ATP #6 BEIR). “I thought: ‘OK, if they loved it here, maybe they will love it everywhere’.” Tsonga also wishes he could just have fun playing tennis. “I wish I could’ve played 30 years ago. They had a fantastic time then. It was the best time to be a tennis player … They had a lot of fun. Now it’s not possible because it is so professional and there is so much money.”

In our next article we’ll highlight another #1 FEAR on the women’s circuit. Stay tuned!

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6/29/17 – The talented and unique Kei Nishikori

Today, the #13 FCIR dominates male tennis. Yesteryear was a different story, when names like John McEnroe (#6 BEIR), Borris Becker (#5 FEIR), and Andre Agassi (#5 FEIR) decorated the ATP leader board. Now, you will see names like Andy Murray (#13 FCIR), Rafael Nadal (#13), and Roger Federer (#13), who all share the same inborn design (despite different personalities).

That is why, recently, we were delighted to discover Kei Nishikori from Japan, who is among the current top 10 players in the world. Nishikori is an explosion of energy, a bright young man with a smile just as bright and a tennis game that’s really fun to watch. He’s 5’10”, only an inch taller than Michael Chang (#6 BEIR), if any tennis fans remember him. While Chang was Chinese, Kei is Japanese, and is the first ever Japanese player to make it in the top 10 ATP rankings! As one Japanese broadcaster explained, In Tokyo, in Japan, he’s like your Justin Bieber.

Nishikori is currently competing in the third round of the French Open, and just came off a victory over Jeremy Chardy. He is a force to be reckoned with, beating Federer on the hard court a few years ago and coming close to beating Rafael Nadal on clay at the Madrid Open before he suffered a back injury.

Kei is a rare #9 FCAR among the tennis elite. The only other #9 male tennis player in the last few decades who made a name for himself was MaliVai Washington, who at the top of his game was ranked 13th in the world (Kei is currently 8th). While #9s can be top gymnasts (ala Simone Biles), tennis cannot be planned and choreographed as thoroughly as a number of other sports. Still, “they can attain success by just following their natural, highly energetic acrobatic style,” as Jon writes in Your Key To Sports Success. Have you seen Nishikori’s game? He certainly is acrobatic. Watch when he gets ready to return a serve. He takes a wide stance with is legs, looking like he’s about to take off from the runners blocks!

Good luck in the French Open, Kei!

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6/26/17 – What Type is rookie sensation Aaron Judge?

MLB fans, and particularly Yankee fans, are thrilled about new rookie sensation Aaron Judge. Just a few days ago, “Judge continued his torrid rookie season with his 25th home run of the season Thursday night. The blast gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead, but it was not enough as they faltered and fell 10-5 to the Angels, their eighth loss in nine games.” Yes, the Yankees are not having their best year, but Judge certainly is. He’s hit 25 home runs in 70 team games, being the second-fastest to 25 home runs in the past eight years. If he stays on pace, Judge will be on track to hit 58 home runs this season, which could “threaten Mark McGwire’s rookie single-season home run record of 49 in 1987.” Not only that, he is one of six players in Yankees history to hit at least 25 home runs through 70 team games, joining Babe Ruth (#13 FCIR), Lou Gehrig (#6 BEIR), Mickey Mantle (#5 FEIR), Roger Maris (#6 BEIR) and Alex Rodriguez (#5 FEIR).

To be sure, Mr. Judge gave us a few different looks that initially made us hesitant to confirm his inborn design. Yet, after careful analysis, we are here to tell you that Aaron is indeed a #13 FCIR. At first glance, he somewhat appears #1 FEAR in nature, but his motor skills clearly give him away. As a right-handed batter, he has developed some excellent batting techniques and movements for his #13 design, enabling him to be as solid as he is. Judge has worked hard on his swing mechanics, and uses the gross motors rather well (most FCIRs who have excelled at the plate have batted from the left side, enabling them to better utilize the gross motor muscles).

Some are saying Aaron is a comer and goer, a rookie who shines shortly but won’t last in the long run. To be sure, there are many #13s who have followed this unfortuante path in baseball, yet there are also those who have left a lasting legacy at the plate (Babe Ruth, Ichiro Suzuki, Todd Helton, Mike Trout). Though few #13 righties have excelled at the plate, Mr. Trout has turned heads lately; of course, it doesn’t hurt that he’s also a freak athlete.

The #13 has certainly made his name famous on the mound more than the batters box, but if Judge can continue to play within himself, hitting to the opposite field when slumping and thereby utilizing the gross motors above his dominant fine motors, he certainly has the potential to find success for years to come.

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6/17/17 – Megyn Kelly takes on Alex Jones

Well, she’s got guts. No surprise, knowing her #15 FCIL design. We’re talking about NBC’s Megyn Kelly, and now multiple advertisers have told NBC that they don’t want to be anywhere near her upcoming interview with controversial media personality Alex Jones (#13 FCIR). In case you haven’t heard of Mr. Jones, he the leader of Infowars.com, which purportedly has millions of listeners and readers. As one author puts it, “He presents an extreme right-wing view of the world and espouses baseless and offensive conspiracy theories.” Some truth perhaps, although Jones has made several predictions before they’ve happened thanks to his ‘inside’ ties (including Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report).

After the uproar, Megyn tweeted, “POTUS has been on praising the AlexJones show. He’s giving InfoWars a WH press credential. Many don’t know him. Our job is 2 shine a light.”

Kelly’s ratings have been dropping at a steady pace since leaving FoxNews for NBC, and perhaps the interview is meant to stir things up a bit. The interview is set to air this Sunday.

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6/6/17 – The couple that was Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

A famous “Hollywood Hookup” from back in the 1950s was the relationship between baseball’s Joe DeMaggio and the big screen’s Marilyn Monroe. And wow, when you put a #2 BEAR like Joe and a #9 FCAR like Marilyn together, you have yourself a unique combination! DiMaggio married the Hollywood star in 1954, but they would split just nine months later. Dr. Rock Positano’s became a good friend of the iconic baseball player in 1990 when he helped Joe with an old heel spur injury, and says he became part of DiMaggio’s “Bat Pack,” who comprised of just a handful of friends. As one author puts it, DiMaggio was “notoriously private.”

You can read the source article for yourself, but we thought one quote from Positano was revealing of Monroe’s inborn Brain Type. The most important thing that he always told the group was that she was an amazingly intelligent, talented, gifted actress and he had a problem with people seeing her as this dumb blonde. He made it clear to our group that she was anything, but a dumb blonde. She can learn scripts faster than most people could. And he always found that to be an amazing part of her make-up. Going way beyond her physical beauty, he felt that she was a smart professional.

While at an early age the #9 FCAR can seem someone unintelligent (after all, they’re usually bouncing off the walls), they love to please their teachers (and others), and hence will often push themselves academically. They particularly excel when things aren’t too mundane. As Niednagel writes in Brain Types and Parenting“Work is play and needs to be unstructured with constant interaction. They can spend hours researching subjects that interest them. The next day, however, the interest may have flown, replaced with new pursuits and new stimuli.”

Research reveals female #9s have an advantage over their male counterparts, accessing the Left brain more readily. Language typically comes easier and earlier for lady #9s. Yet compared to the other Conceptual Q2ers, namely the #13 FCIR BT, Marylyn and fellow-9s do not possess the same technical aptitude for acting and other vocations. Nonetheless, Joe’s assessment of her abstract intelligence was spot on, especially coming from the grounded perspective of a highly Empirical and sensing #2.

DiMaggio talked very little of Marilyn, and no one dared ask. We never, ever, ever brought up Marilyn Monroe at the dinner table, he stressed. If he brought her up, he brought her up and of course, no one dared ask a follow-up question. He went on to say, “We felt that their careers may have led to the issues that they had but Joe had a tremendous amount of love, respect and concern for her. And I think at the end of the day, Joe was more concerned about making sure that she was in a good place and good position. That she was cared for and loved. That was really his biggest concern.

Yes, lest anyone wrongly assume two Animate “feelers” can have a perfect marriage, it can be everything but.  Every Brain Type comes with their deep flaws, and marriage is centered on a promise of self-sacrifice, patience, and putting the other first, “till death do you part.”

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5/31/17 – General manager Bob Myers knows Brain Types

We couldn’t help notice some interesting reports on Bob Myers, General Manager of the Golden State Warriors. Steve Kerr (#8 BEIL), their current coach, recently went on to say of him, “He doesn’t interfere, yet they know he’s there. He’s got a really special quality of being here and then staying in the background at the same time. He gets it. I think that’s the way he approaches his life. He’s very modest and yet he’s very confident. He’s very knowledgeable and yet he listens. He’s never the know-it-all guy who has to show he’s the smartest in the room but he actually is the smartest in the room.

Wow! How’s that for a glowing report? Mr. Myers is a #6 BEIR, and truth be told, he has spent a good deal of time around Jon Niednagel and Brain Typing. Niednagel first met and Typed Myers way back when he was just a rarely used player on the UCLA Bruins 1995 NCAA Championship team, telling then-coach Jim Harrick (#7 FEILof Bob’s design. Knowing that he possessed a BT that had much upside, Jon became friends with Myers and encouraged him to max his inborn giftedness in all areas of life. Not only did Bob go on to get his law degree, but he took it back into basketball to eventually become assistant general manager of Golden State, and now he is the general manager. After the 2014-15 regular season, Myers was even named the NBA Basketball Executive of the Year.

At any rate, the knowledge of Brain Types has certainly been a benefit to the #6 Myers over the years, whose Brain Type can have a natural tendency to lack social skills. Yet, Myers took the challenge and has remarkably become the exact opposite. Stephen Curry (#13 FCIRwent on to say of him, He understands how important it is for him to be aware of everything that’s going on, how everybody’s feeling. It’s a tough job, for sure, to have to balance, manage, all these different personalities and the ups and downs of the season. He’s bridged the gap between upstairs and downstairs. All that responsibility, it all pays out when we all succeed, and a lot of that goes to what Bob does on a day-to-day basis. He finds a way to be personable, to be connected to every single person in our organization. And it’s very genuine. That goes a long way.

The Warriors 2017 squad has many top NBA stars, and Mr. Myers knows them very well, including much about their inborn Brain Types.

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5/26/17 – Lebron James’ best kept secret

The Cleveland Caveliers are on their way to the NBA Finals. While the Cavs definitely have a talented team (who can really shoot the ball) in Kyrie Irving (#13 FCIR), Kevin Love (#6 BEIR), Kyle Korver (#13 FCIR), J.R. Smith (#9 FCAR), and Deron Williams (#1 FEAR), superstar Lebron James (#1 FEAR) is largely to credit for their championship success.

During their stint against the Raptors weeks ago, something caught everyone’s attention. LeBron hit three left-handed floaters throughout the course of game 3. James is normally a right handed shooter, but get this … he is left-handed in all other aspects of his life!

In Lebron’s own words, “I have no idea how I became a right-handed basketball player. I think maybe it was because of Michael Jordan (#6 BEIR), Penny Hardaway (#2 BEAR), guys that I looked up to growing up. Seeing those guys shoot righty, I guess I’ll shoot righty. I’m pretty much a left-hand guy. I don’t take many of those shots, but I’m capable of making those shots. I work on my craft. I work on both hands. I just thought I guess it looked cool until I got older and I wish I was a lefty, because those shots look a lot better.

Wow! The young James simply switched hands because it looked good! Talk about an observant dominant Empirical!

Of course, here at the Insider we have written ad nauseam regarding left-handers and their athletically benefited brain (utilizing the Right hemisphere more proficiently and thus the gross-motors).  There is no doubt Lebron is a better baller due to his naturally left-handed makeup.

Watch Lebron explain his transition in the video below.

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5/24/17 – The end of Sean Hannity?

Sean Hannity is one smart, wily, fierce fighter. He needs our support even more now. There is turmoil and dissension at Fox News.”

Those are the words of Melanie Morgan, Co-founder of StopTheScalpins, which is continuing its efforts to stand by Sean Hannity while he is under fire. So what’s going on? As one journalist puts it, “Under internal pressure over his pursuit of the truth behind the Seth Rich story, network suits are apparently closing in on one of the network’s remaining conservative holdouts.” In his opening segment last night, Hannity told viewers, I promise that I will continue to tell the truth. As for my future at Fox News, Media Matters is attacking. The Left is organizing an advertising boycott. I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability. I serve at the pleasure of Fox News.

For those out of the know, the Rich murder case in 2016 has intrigued many political followers since the DNC staffer’s body was found last summer. Many believe he was leaking information to Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks, which eventually led to his murder. The case, even at best, is highly suspicious.

Of course, Hannity has long been a fighter, which comes as no surprise given his #15 FCIL Brain Type. TV viewers spent 18.4 million hours watching him in the first 15 weeks of 2017, up 41 percent. He has defended President Trump (a fellow #15) at his worst moments, and now the President is said to be an avid fan who sometimes “seems to act after getting ideas from the Hannity’s broadcast. “

And how’s this for a #15 description?

“Hannity rose to the top of conservative media over the past 30 years through a combination of hard work, good luck, charm, stamina, and party loyalty. He dropped out of a series of colleges, never earning a degree. In the late 1980s, Hannity got his first job in radio, hosting a show for no pay at a college station in Santa Barbara, Calif. For years, Neal Boortz watched in frustration as Hannity out-hustled him on the unglamorous business end of radio. ‘In those days, if he wasn’t on the air, he’d go into his office, and the schmooze machine got turned on,’ Boortz says. ‘When Hannity was on a radio station, whether it was in Taylor, Texas, or New York City, he knew the name of the general manager. And he knew the name of the program director. And he knew their wives names, and their children’s names, and their birthdays. He was constantly calling people: How am I doing? Is there anything I can do for you?ai??i?? He was just marvelous at that.’

At any rate, Sean has outlasted fellow Fox superstars Bill O’Reilly (#13 FCIR) and Megan Kelly (#15), but it appears his time is coming. Last night he ominously ended his show, stating, “Hopefully, I will see you again tomorrow night.

We hope so, Sean.

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