Jordan Peterson

Postby Septimus » Sun May 12, 2019 10:06 am

I was just wondering what the general opinion of him is on this forum.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon May 13, 2019 5:45 am

He is an extremely effective communicator. He is well read, articulate, and able to take complex ideas and explain them in a way that resonates with a given audience. I truly wish I had his depth and breadth of knowledge as well as his skill in conveying his ideas and defending his positions.

The extent to which I agree or disagree with his ideas is another matter.
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Postby Septimus » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:04 pm

Yeah his level and depth of knowledge is like nothing I've seen before. I believe he is definitely a force for good in this world.
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Postby Infinite » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:50 pm

Peterson is smart and knowledgeable but he is also extremely depressed and confuses aggression with assertiveness.
He is maybe aware of his shadow but I think his shadow is bigger (when he is on tv at least) than his healthier side.
He is intelligent though and can provide a lot of complex issues in easy to understand language like PTSD.
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Postby Septimus » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:55 pm

Infinite wrote:Peterson is smart and knowledgeable but he is also extremely depressed and confuses aggression with assertiveness.
He is maybe aware of his shadow but I think his shadow is bigger (when he is on tv at least) than his healthier side.
He is intelligent though and can provide a lot of complex issues in easy to understand language like PTSD.


You would have to give an example of where he confused aggression with assertiveness.

I think there is a big problem in the western world with people projecting their negative aspects onto others. Some people don't seem to see what is happening when he talks about the radical left. So some may think hes being over the top, including me at one point. However I think he's right, in-fact it's difficult to believe some of the things that are happening, but they are.
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Postby Infinite » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:06 pm

For one a guy who is clinically depressed and a psychologist, his ideas of depression and how to get over it are sure way to show just like everybody else he is unconscious and his aggression toward depression when he cannot do it himself or his daughter's is sort of the reason some people do not like him. BTW, it is also OK not to like him for everything about him. I like some of his stuff esp about PTSD and trauma but he has many blind spots and it is OK to acknowledge that. I am not western but one of the issue there are so many gurus making millions of dollars in the west is precisely your comment - must follow a person blindly. No we are all human, fallible, and full of blind spots and yet genius and great people. both are true for each individual. Peterson is on TV so his are a bit louder than average person.
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Postby Septimus » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:31 pm

With his depression it's said to run in the family, meaning it's caused by biological factors, not psychological. It's the same with anxiety, some people are born more sensitive to negative emotions in general.

If you and others don't understand that there are biological causes, separate from psychological causes, then your interpretation of him will obviously be distorted due to your own blind spots.
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