Empath Partner Types
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3 Potential Partner Type Matches for Empaths

Do you feel things first, then think? Do you hear what people not say? Do you, as Judith Orloff says, “sense other people’s emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in [y]our bodies, without the usual filters”?

If so, you probably are an empath. If not, do any friends spring to mind?

Being an empath means being susceptible to the energies around you, either in people or in places. It is thus vital for empaths to be more conscious of the energies they elect to welcome into their lives, not least of which in romantic partners.

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3 Potential Partner Type Matches for Empaths
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Ken Robinson: 4 Roles That Expert Teachers Play

Since I was on about the significance of “the”, here’s a counter-example. Again, I’m citing Ken Robinson’s excellent book Creative Schools, but this time over a less inspired, more mnemonic use of 4 categories. In discussing the functions of expert teachers, he used 4 adjectives beginning with ‘E’, clearly to facilitate memory. While I unabashedly like ‘E’, I found in this instance that the meanings are obfuscated:

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Ken Robinson: The 4 Basic Purposes of Education

“The” is a definitive word. I could have left it out, and looking at how I named my Facebook page, it would have been in character. Part of my motivation is to show my respect for Ken Robinson, whose book Creative Schools is my reference for this post (and likely many more). But mostly, these purposes are highly encompassing and hard to dispute with:

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Ken Robinson: The 4 Basic Purposes of Education
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Arthur Stinchcombe: 6 Reasons to Read Sociological Classics

Marx, Durkheim, Weber. They remain our pillows in… I mean pillars to Sociology. Much subsequent work situates themselves within the paradigms of these classical thinkers. Why is it that we remain obsessed with them, even if their most notable assertions have been countered and disproved by modern instruments of scientific analysis?

Arthur Stinchcombe (1982) has identified 6 reasons, to be seen as distinct. His prose is highly readable, so it makes sense to cite his words directly:

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Arthur Stinchcombe: 6 Reasons to Read Sociological Classics
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