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Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Prof. Peterson, do you think schizotypal pattern-recognition misfiring could be due to a developmental issue (maybe our thinking doesn't scale up properly), or maybe our mood/emotions skew our aim? Your observation is the first of its kind that I've heard and the most apt, and I've had a heck of a time finding helpful information on the nature of this problem; thank you for that insight and any more thoughts you have to add.

Seeking change, but not really. Human trait? Bucket list.

Dear Dr Peterson: Just listened to your first Q&A super cast. Well done. I look forward to plane flights now as I get to focus on your discussions. Listening, absorbing, retaining YOU is no easy task. I suspect I am as worn out as you are in 1.5 hours. Deep thinking isn't for wimps. So here’s the question with context: I’ve always been good at unpacking an issue, taking it apart to its components and identifying incremental actionable improvements. The improvement might be small, but something is better than nothing. On the other side, I toss out a piece that doesn’t work. The sum is usually improved. Rinse and repeat. But here’s where I get in trouble. As someone talks I really listen. They are the only person in the world at that time. I value their trust in me. While listening, I innately digest the speaker’s problem into actionable components quite quickly making a sort of mental inventory. I’m better at quietly offering small suggestions (66 years old, more humble & serene now) but most times speakers don’t want to solve an issue nor break it down, they just want to vent. No resolution; just moving forward with the same old behavior leading them back in an endless loop. They sort of find comfort in their flawed path and/or are resistant? threatened? by change. Change rocks their boat it feels like to me. Speakers who know me say “you always do that, do you ever quit?” Good feed back but jeeeez. I’m guessing you’ve found a way to “think” positively about this human trait. This is a life long struggle for me and wonderment at my fellow humans. “It’s complicated” is a frequent grouse by the speaker. Most things are simple. The sum of the pieces looks complicated, break it down and it’s manageable. Actionable. Any insight from you here would give some peace. You would check a box on my bucket list. BTW. Though U.S. ; lived a good share of my life in Sarnia Ontario. My mentors were WWII Canadians. London provincial judge, Sarnia Ice plant owner , Pt Edward wood worker , Electrician for the petro chemical plants. Bayfield restaurant owner. Toronto Boot Maker. Guard at Sarnia Yacht Club. You’ve brought back fresh Canadian resonance from the mentors I miss a lot. Forever, deeply thankful to you and your team.

Should I continue to be a teacher?

I am an introvert so it drains me but, I enjoy helping kids. I have been a teacher for 7 years. Should I continue to be a teacher anyway?


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Potential Podcast Guest

Would you consider doing an episode with Peter Zeihan? It would be very interesting to hear you bounce off each other, considering his extreme macro view and your focus on the individual.