Saturday secret service psychologist: come play my mind game

This (probable) ISTP came up with some soundbites. Can you guess who this is?

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.

A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.

By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.

Do everything you ask of those you command.

Do more than is required of you.

In case of doubt, attack.

It’s the unconquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapon he uses, that insures victory.

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

Live for something rather than die for nothing.

Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.

Never let the enemy pick the battle site.

The leader must be an actor.

There is only one type of discipline, perfect discipline.

You’re never beaten until you admit it.

You shouldn’t underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him.

Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching.

Saturday secret service psychologist: come play my mind game

Happy Saturday all! I am finally settled in my new home, so back at it!

This person is probably an INFP. There is reason to believe that they had histrionic, narcissistic and compulsive traits. Here’s what they’ve said:

The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilisation. It was greatest before there was any civilisation.

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.

Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.

So, who said this? Below are some suggestions to help you guess!

Have a wonderful weekend

Saturday secret service psychologist: come play my mind game

Resist the Googling trigger fingers and use your brain instead. All the quotes below reveal an interesting personality – and are attributed to one real person. Can you put your secret service psychologist hat on – and guess who said it?

saturday secret service psychologist mind game

Don’t let Sharon throw you off.

Clues: he is said to be an ENTP and very intelligent.

His quotations:

  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
  • Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
  • Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
  • He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
  • The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
  • All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
  • Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
  • Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.
  • Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
  • Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments.
  • Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.
  • Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
  • Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.
  • It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.
  • The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

Do comment if you wish – and especially if you don’t know the answer! I am very curious to see who you come up with 🙂

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.