2018

January 2018 through April 2018

This year promises to be full of “firsts” … for me. 🙂 First time going to France (Paris, Lyon etc.), first time going to Italy (Venice, Florence and Rome) and so on… I must admit that I am most excited about going to Italy. I have been wanting to go to Italy since I was 15-16 and discovered Michelangelo. I tried to master his style and approach, mainly because I was very motivated by the same thing – people. Drawing, sculpting and painting humans has always been a huge drive that I cannot quite explain. But there it is. So, after many years of study and then teaching about Michelangelo, DaVinci etc… I finally get to see their work in real life.

May of 2018 we are back to Port Saint Lucie, classes, and Red cART Studio Inc.! Some new information to share about me. Yeah! It was an amazing experience to travel to 10 countries in 4 months with my husband, Amar. Though it was an amazing experience, I found that I really do not like to travel for research…. I prefer to travel for a specific assignment such as giving a presentation at a conference or workshop a teaching position etc. 

You can see the details of my travels by following my Blog. And read more about me and my work by checking out my About Me – 2017!

Here is the long list of cities visited from January – April 2018 :

  1. Paris, France
  2. Lyon, France
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. Florence, Italy
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Barcelona, Spain
  7. Granada, Spain
  8. Cordoba, Spain
  9. Almeria, Spain
  10. Nador, Morocco
  11. Rabat, Morocco
  12. Oujda, Morocco
  13. and many many more…

Back to Port Saint Lucie – The second half of 2018

Back to Port Saint Lucie, classes, and Red cART Studio Inc.! Some new information to share about me. Yeah! It was an amazing experience to travel to 10 countries in 4 months with my husband, Amar. Though it was an amazing experience, I found that I really do not like to travel for research…. I prefer to travel for a specific assignment such as giving a presentation at a conference or workshop a teaching position etc.

I have always leaned toward biology over environment (nature over nurture) as the foundation to personality, behavior and intelligence. I think environment plays a critical role in secondary behavior and of course there is a lot of overlap between the two.  In 2015, when my youngest child was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism (previously called Asperger’s Syndrome), I was also diagnosed with the same. This answered a lot of questions about the many of the challenges I have dealt with throughout my life, though I have no disclosed this finding publically.

So, this year I have become very interest in the question personality…. especially after my 4 months of travel. I took a standard MBTI test this summer and found that I am INFJ-T, an Advocate with the role of Diplomat and my strategy is Constant Improvement. Ironically, INTFJ and INFJs are found to the common personality type with people with people who are diagnosed with high functioning autism.

As it turns out, my mother also it an INFJ, but with an A instead of the T. She as well as her mother both have the same symptoms of high functioning autism. So, perhaps it is more of an inherited personality rather than autism? I’m not sure… but the symptoms can be quite distressing. Being easily overwhelmed with input creating anxiety, especially in public places. And my family has ways of dealing with the many negative symptoms. The advantage is the ability to have a very long attention span as well as high attention to detail and the ability to focus.

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