Introduction and Warning
It’s unpopular to divide the world into two. When someone says, “there are two kinds of men in this world…” well, I’ll divide the world into two, 3 times. ‘Hearers’ vs. ‘seerer’, Microevents vs. macro events, and accountant personality vs, hubris personality. So, there are the only two types of personalities in this world. They are the hubristic type and the accountant type. The definition of hubris is an extreme confidence or excessive self-importance in oneself. The archetype I think of the hubris is the talkative, demonstrative, and expressive extrovert but not always. There are introverts who are very confident but only referring to the contexts of the modus operandi. Likewise, we can archetypically think about the accountant as the perfectionist introvert with glasses who needs to take things into account.
Micro and macro events
Before I go on, we need to divide the world further into two. There are two ways of viewing the world. There are macro events and micro events. Like the label suggests, macro events are the big events in people’s lives. They can be thought of as milestones in a typical life of a person. These events tend to stick out like a sore thumb. These events would be the birth of a baby, their first birthday, their first day of school, graduation, their first job, a raise, termination of employment, first kiss, sex, marriage, purchase of a home, vacation, retirement and death. Macro events are important in that they involve gatherings or photoshoots to keep these memories forever. Then there are micro events in that they are are little steps necessary to get to the macro events. These are thought out in two ways, (1) nuisance, or (2) filler. If its a nuisance, micro events are just steps that nobody wants to take but are necessary. They aren’t the ‘feature presentation,’ but a chore, an obligation, something that is done with hands dragging across the floor. These . are the events in between macro events and are seen as a chore to many. Micro events could be viewed as filler in the sense that they are there to fill in the time. Everybody wants to get to the big event, quinceñeras, birthday parties, and vacations and people need something to do until their 15th birthday come about or work 40 years until till retirement. There can also be negative macro events like, death of a loved one, termination of a job, tests and exams. Even these are more preferable than the grinding and painfully boring runite of microevents. Sometimes.
The synesthetic argument for personality
We can make a better analogy than the extrovert being akin to the hubris and the introvert being akin to the accountant. There are two kinds of people in this world, seers and hearers. ‘Hearers’ are people who prefer to listen to rather than observe phenomena and vise versa. ‘Hearers’ use the biologically-intact faculties of the ear to observe the world around them. They almost use their ear as an eye. For example, the ear is divided into 3 main parts, outer ear, mid-ear, and inner ear, all have crucial functions in translating sound waves to perceived sound. One might have an existential crisis learning about how the biology of the ear works. The eardrum vibrates depending on sound wave frequencies of which connects to a 3-structure bone behind the eardrum of which connects into the cochlea where receptors take in information for the perceiving mind to interpret. In roughly the same manner, the hearer take in the world but in a way that needs to be interpreted first. Similar to the physical outer ear, our lives are like a dish that captures moments and events to be processed first. To a ‘hearer’, time is omnidirectional, similar to how a sound wave exists in the objective world. Events come in all directions and have to use all the senses in nonlinear time.
We live in an ocular-centric world. Our sight is placed top priority on top of other senses. We prefer to decipher a photo to tell us a story rather than read a book. This is because reading takes processing much like listening does. When you are reading, you phonetically ‘hear’ the words in your head, then you can ‘picture’ it in your mind. We prefer to watch a movie rather than listen to the radio. So the hearer living in an ocular-centric society can become overwhelmed or over stimulated. It’s almost like every color, sound, picture, note, light, loudness, all combine into a cacophony that beats and drums you into disorientation. Lucky for the seer, he or she lives in a world made for him/her. The world is what it appears to be. The seer simply sees the world and can accept it for what it is with every saccade. Every event lasts a millisecond and that’s just fine for the ‘seer’ because the world doesn’t need to remain permanent for the seer to appreciate it. Unlike the hearer for who the world needs to stick or remain for him to appreciate it. Think about a catchy song that gets stuck in your head. It’s a catchy tune, but it stays there repeating over and over again and you can’t get it out. This is a characteristic of the hearer, his events tend to stay for a while, good or bad events, but mostly the bad, embarrassing events tend to stay. Like an earworm. The ‘seer’ uses the seccades. Saccades are the micromovements of the eyes that move rapidly in a microsecond. This is the way seers ‘see’ their world meaning they could move on without giving much thought into what events transpired. Seers prefer to listen to rhythmically intense music, flat chorus but lighty, jumpy tunes. Hearers love to experience the bass or the refrain. They prefer deeper and mysterious music that they could play around with every repeat.
The Hubris VS Accountant
You already know who I’m going to connect in this Rhizome, the hearers are the accountants and the seers are the hubris, The accountants are more that willing to accept the necessity of going through microevents. For the accountants, it is important to take in every little event and decipher its meaning because the accountant need to interpret the in all its joints and articulation. Accountants stop at every transition point, as if to analyze closely first, then he can move on. ‘Hearers’ are very sensitive to every comment and statement, thus, to protect from other’s inceptions, we need an accurate modus operandi, or the closest objective truth of the world we can possible get. The accountant gets overwhelmed but still needs these microevents to pass smoothly. He sees the world as macro events with little articulations and joints that must ‘fix’ itself as it comes along. He soon finds out that the world isn’t like a song that can be glossed over. I mean, these microevents are just little talking points, just pieces of the world that can be resolved with small talk. For an accountant man to get a date, he thinks of how he can stumble into a crowd of eligible bachelorettes, (as if they are hanging around in the in the middle of a bookstore), and can casually walk over to meet one. His “accidental” eye contact should carry momentum over to “casually ask for directions” which should gradually turn into light conversation. From this effort, it should carry on over to ask for her number and go on and on until boom… sex. If you’re an accountant girl, you might happen to trip and fall into a guy who caught you with his arms in time and all these micro events leading up the macro events should contain within them momentum already imbedded within.
Hubris personality type, on the other hand, may or may not accept the necessity of micro events, but he disregards their importance altogether. Because of their indifferent attitudes towards microevents, they treats them all more or less the same. He uses the force of the will but to the hubris, he isn’t thinking about steps. He just lives for the macro events that he makes macro events out of the microevents. The hubris have confidence in themselves and not in the micro events containing the ingredients to get you to the macros.