Tag Archives: personality

My Enemies of Creativity (And Why You Should Not Lock Toddlers in Basements)

By | October 29, 2017

Sometimes creative ideas burst out of me like brilliant rays of light, all youthful, fresh, and energetic…like toddlers seeing butterflies for the first time. So long as I feed them and let them out in the yard to play for a while, they run around spreading the joy of precious baby laughter forever…or at least… Read More »

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 »

Deep (Positive) Thoughts with Diana Steven

By | April 7, 2017

As the theme song to the classic TV sitcom Step By Step always told us, “We’ll make it better, the second time around.” Not that the first time was bad (I thought it went off without a hitch, especially for a couple of newbies), but better can always be bested here on the Bert Betterman Bettercast! Unfortunately… 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 »

Live Well and SHINE ON with Kim Garin

By | August 17, 2016

This whole Bert Betterman thing has been great for me…and hopefully at least semi-okay for readers too. It’s been good fun, good learning, and an opportunity for self-expression that’s really helped me remember who I am and develop the future of me along the way. Lately, though, I’ve discovered how much projects like this can… 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 »

Pain Introspection

By | February 5, 2016

Relatively speaking, I haven’t made a lot of bad decisions or done a lot of crazy, ill-advised things in my life. I’ve always been the type to follow directions, do what you’re told, and respect authority, which I think is predominantly a good thing. No one is perfect, though, and it also helps to be… Read More »

Who Is Bert Betterman?

By | December 29, 2013

The details of Bert Betterman’s life are quite inconsequential. Just kidding, they’re actually very consequential, at least to this blog, I’ve just always wanted to use that line. Clearly I am not Bert Betterman; I am Brett Bloemendaal. Who, then, is this mysterious character? The name came about from a college friend of mine, a… Read More »