Category Archives: Personal Growth

Personality 2 – Bert’s Personality Revelation

By | June 14, 2017

At its outset, the day of interest to this post gave no indications of being anything other than ordinary. If memory serves, it was a Tuesday, in fact, the most ordinary of all days. Saturday and Sunday are the most exciting and anticipated, for obvious reasons…at least to the standard issue working stiff. Monday is Newton’s 3rd… Read More »

Wake Up! Featuring Mr. (Scott) Palmer

By | April 1, 2017

Learning is fundamental…but it’s boring. Just like food, what’s good for you tastes terrible, so you have to choose between pleasure and health. Learning is like plain tofu on unflavored rice cakes, raw vegetables without the dip, gluten-free waffles sans syrup, a dry protein shake (yeah, no water), or licking sandpaper until your taste buds… Read More »

Full Circle with Kim Waltman

By | February 28, 2017

The adjective “interesting” can get tossed around to the point of becoming much like that big red exclamation point on an email. At times I too feel guilty about that, but I don’t feel guilty about using the word “interesting” to describe today’s topic and guest on the third edition of the Bettercast (that’s Betterman-speak… Read More »

Personality 1 – Discovering Myers-Briggs

By | January 16, 2017

A sentence to surprise no Bert Betterman reader…I think personality tests are cool. More predictable information…I’ve taken many a personality test, thoroughly enjoying the experience and learning something valuable about myself in the process. Some other words that, once read, will make you think to yourself, “Yeah, that sounds about right”…at some point in the rest of… Read More »

Extroverts Are From Mars, Introverts Are From Venus

By | October 7, 2016

An introvert and an extrovert walk into a bar…wait…no one’s going to buy that. Here we go…an introvert and an extrovert walk into a…WalMart. Nope, too many people, harsh lighting, probably also some unpleasant smells. Okay, an introvert and an extrovert walk into an empty library after an electrical storm knocks out the power…crap, the… Read More »

Better Balance: The Economics of Personal Resources

By | March 19, 2016

There is no shortage of stimulation at present. If you want to be engaged and entertained by someone or something, it’s all available to you in about any way you want it. No one is forced to deal with quiet or boredom anymore (or some might say “has the privilege of” quiet or boredom anymore).… Read More »

My Schizophrenic Mind (And How It Might Help You Be Your Best Self)

By | March 11, 2016

A number of years ago, back when I was in my early twenties and starting my second “real world” job, I had the distinct pleasure of taking a personality profile test. Well, all of us in the company had this distinct pleasure actually; it was more like mandatory pleasure, which somewhat defeats the concept of… Read More »

Misunderstood Meditation

By | January 3, 2015

Generally speaking, we have avoided meditation, and it is all a great misunderstanding. The images of meditation pervasive throughout most of American culture are usually those of bald heads, robes, Buddha, and droning noises or strange music with bowls, bells, and chimes. It is seen as something complex, hard to understand, and requiring too much… Read More »