Tag Archives: psychology

Random Better Thoughts 4: The Great Distraction

By | February 12, 2017

This was supposed to be the week that I wrote the next installment of my personality series, but I just can’t get into that mindset with all the distractions. Each and every time I sit down to think or type, there’s an MSNBC video, a CNN article, a NY Times article (so long as I’m… 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 »

Beyond Physical Therapy with Jon Schultz

By | September 5, 2016

Are you ready for the second edition of the Bert Betterman Bettercast?! I know I am! The first one went so well that I thought I’d try it again. I had the great honor of interviewing physical therapist Jon Schultz about his approach to physical therapy (and many other things). In my opinion, he goes… 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 »

Why Awkward Feels So…Awkward

By | March 17, 2016

Remember that time you told your buddy how hot a girl was only to turn around and find her standing right behind you? Remember when you amputated the wrong leg on that guy and then hospitals made it a thing to have the patient use a marker to write on the leg that’s supposed to… 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 »