The Dark Side of Personality Testing

A few years ago I attended a short course in coaching. The trainer was  a certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and had included some of these techniques within the course. However, he imparted this knowledge with a warning – that these “powers” could potentially be used for evil. Continue reading “The Dark Side of Personality Testing”



Do you see what I mean? It’s in plain sight. Can’t you see what I’m trying to achieve? Just a few every day expressions that emphasise the importance we place on our ability to see.

I remember my secondary music school teacher asking the class whether they’d rather be blind or deaf. “Neither” is obviously the common sense answer. Nobody gets to choose, but she insisted. I would rather be deaf I said. This was clearly the wrong answer in the eyes of a music teacher to whom hearing is especially important. Continue reading “Blindsided”

Geek Chic


I have one of those faces. Over the years I’ve been told by numerous people I remind them of their friend or neighbour. I’ve been confused as being related to people I’m not. I’ve known those who can’t tell me apart from someone else they know, and others who swear they’ve spotted my doppelgänger. Continue reading “Geek Chic”