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Dawn of Understanding

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Dawn of Understanding is a continuation of my journey for deeper understanding and meaning. As always, I hope to present this in a way that stimulates thoughts to inform your journey as well. If we are willing to dig a little deeper, we can learn a lot about ourselves through our reaction to art. To this end, I use the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as a reference point for reflection. 

When I first heard this movie was being developed, I was gripped with intense excitement. After a long wait, I am only a few weeks from the movie’s release on March 25th. If you could be inside me, you would probably laugh at the adrenaline rush I feel watching trailers for this film. If you knew how many times I’ve watched them you might laugh even harder! The storyline in Batman v Superman is more than entertainment for me. It touches something deep inside me and elicits a very strong reaction. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I want to understand the “why” behind this reaction.

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If you have time, this 2:00 clip will add context for this post. I’ve added links to other trailers at the end of this post.

Official Trailer: Batman vs. Superman (2:00 mins)

I first introduced my affinity for Batman in the Shadow post as I explored the Jungian concepts of shadow and persona within our psyche. Carl Jung described our shadow the part of our psyche hidden from view and light. It is our dark side, but this isn’t the same as saying it is our evil side. There is the potential to develop a phobia or counter-phobia around the cause(s) of our shadow. Phobia leads us to avoid, suppress, fear, and run from our darkness. On the other side of the scale, we may face our shadow in a way that is counter-phobic. Instead of fear and/or avoidance, we confront the darkness of our deepest fear over and over. Along with our shadow in our psyche, we have our persona. Our persona is what others see when they look at us. It is our light and the collection of masks we wear when interacting in the outer world.

This movie on some level represents the struggle of shadow and persona for dominance of our psyche. A person can be shadow or persona dominated. Batman is widely recognized as a shadow-dominated character with a counter-phobic reaction to his shadow. Superman is recognized as persona-dominated character. Embedded within this struggle is each characters’ heroic journey. The heroic journey is also an archetype and each of us live out our own heroic journey in life.

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It is through our own heroic journey and the merging of our shadow and persona that we progress towards wholeness of being. If we succeed in this journey, we approach the full potential of Self or Maslow’s self-actualization. In writing Shadows and through comments from dear friends that have engaged in my journey, I’ve learned some things about myself. Through the heartbreak of my mother’s death, I may have reacted to my shadow in a counter-phobic way–instead of running from love to protect my heart, loving women became my passion and mission. This may be one connection I feel with the mythology of Batman–through his parents’ death he developed a counter-phobic reaction to crime.

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Batman is a fictional superhero, so why bother? Superheroes are modern-day mythology and, intentional or not, they often represent archetypes. As I extend this line of thought beyond persona and shadows, my search led me once again to renowned psychologist Carl Jung. Jung (as did Plato) believed all humans have, within our psyche and collective unconsciousness, shared universal archetypes. These innate archetypes expressed through art and dreams are found in people all over the world and can be traced back to include people of ancient civilizations.

In Romantic Love: Hearts on Fire, I write about anima/animus as visions of divine perfection in a lover–archetypal love. We tend to connect strongly with archetypes and they evoke deep emotions. If you have a favorite superhero, fictional character, or mythological god that resonates with you, you are likely feeling an archetypal connection that pushes your emotional and psychological buttons. Batman and his heroic journey does that for me just as the story does for so many.

I have mentioned numerous times that I am drawn to the tension found in contrast (psychological, emotional and sexual), and this epic clash of gladiators offers a buffet of contrast:

  • Superman has a tragic origin. He is gifted with superhuman strength. He is day, light and blue skies. He is pure with good intent. He confronts evil. He is god-like.
  • Batman has a tragic origin. He earned his skills. He is night, darkness and shadows. He is dark with good intent. He confronts evil. He is a man.

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Within this contrast, there are expected personality differences. Personality types extended to archetypal levels are commonly expressed through fictional characters and mythology. The better this is done, the more we connect with those characters or gods. The movie pits Superman as the Mr. Perfect, follow-the-rules Boy Scout with superhuman powers against the misunderstood, self-made superhero, and often maligned Batman. What does MBTI personality patterns say about Batman and Superman?

Batman is most commonly thought to be built around the INTJ personality type which is often used to represent misunderstood heroes or villains. I haven’t yet written about my MBTI personality type yet but I am an INTJ (misunderstood, not a villain). 🙂 According to a brief INTJ caption from 16personalities.com, “It’s lonely at the top, and being one of the rarest and most strategically capable personality types, INTJs know this all too well. INTJs form just two percent of the population– it is often a challenge for them to find like-minded individuals who are able to keep up with their relentless intellectualism and chess-like maneuvering. People with the INTJ personality type are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious yet private, amazingly curious, but they do not squander their energy.” I was surprised to learn that Batman is commonly thought to be an INTJ (some consider him an INTP). This INTJ connection further explains my identification with the character.

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Superman is commonly evaluated as ISFJ (movies) or ESFJ (comics) with the difference being introversion or extroversion. According to 16personalities.com, “People who share the ESFJ personality type are, for lack of a better word, popular – which makes sense, given that it is also a very common personality type, making up twelve percent of the population. In high school, ESFJs are the cheerleaders and the quarterbacks, setting the tone, taking the spotlight and leading their teams forward to victory and fame.” I have always a lot of mental and emotional friction around the Superman character. I actually deleted a paragraph devoted to frustrating high-school memories which turned out to be directed towards the ESFJ personality type.

A lover (Sienna) once asked me in a text about my interest in Batman. “Okay, so I’m fascinated by your Batman fetish. I’ve been thinking about it and wanted to ask you in D.C after seeing the book in your suitcase (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight). I see some traits in you that are similar, but I wonder what your take is?  I see in you: strong physical prowess, intellect, strong will, fearlessness, calm quiet strength, intimidation, protected heart, trust, discipline, and stealthiness. I see so much!  I Love you my sweet, strong, sexy, amazing, loving Man of my dreams!”

I wasn’t able to answer her question then, but I’m uncovering answers now. There is more to understand but I have come to see connection in: Shadow psyche, the heroic journey archetype, personality traits, and the tension found in contrast. In this epic fictional confrontation of Batman v Superman, I find deeper meaning. Fear is greatest before the dawn of understanding.

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Additional trailer links:

Batman v Superman, Trailer 2

Batman v Superman, Trailer 3

Batman v Superman, Trailer 4

And, a curious and arousing free-flow in digital art led me here with Wonder Woman. Mmmm, I wonder what sexy plans are ahead…

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66 comments on “Dawn of Understanding

  1. Aurora
    March 13, 2016

    You know what is really sexy? Smart men who know themselves or endeavor to learn more. This is amazing, introspective work.

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    • Michael
      March 13, 2016

      Thank you, Aurora…I value your feedback and really appreciate you taking the time to browse and comment. As for sexy…takes one to know one! 😉

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      • Aurora
        March 14, 2016

        Of course, Michael. 😊 thank you. 😘

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  2. Tosha Michelle
    March 13, 2016

    I’m ISFJ. I’ve always been a Super Man fan. I love what you’ve done here. Thank you for sharing your journey of introspection with us. I hope you find some resolution.

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    • Michael
      March 13, 2016

      Thank you Tosha, this was a fun way for me to explore some potentially boring topics. Btw, I’ve had friction with male I/ESFJs but not female ISFJs though…I like ’em! 🙂

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  3. Rita
    March 13, 2016

    Michael, I absolutely love this. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Michael
      March 13, 2016

      Thank you Rita, now that I have that out of my system I can get back to some naughty sex posts and catch up on what I’ve missed on your blog. 😉

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      • Rita
        March 13, 2016

        Well, then all is right with the world again! I took down the diary last week when I crashed but I think I’m going to merge it with the first one and just keep walkin’

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        • Michael
          March 14, 2016

          I had requested access but had a couple weeks with light WP time and never got to explore :-/ Hope you’ll reintroduce some of those stories in your current blog. 🙂

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  4. tickledfancee
    March 13, 2016

    Michael, Impressive weaving together of several threads into one. Very nice work! I’m going to check out the superheroes MBTI categories to see which one seems to fit. Interesting it had been Wonder Woman and she no longer fits for me. Too clean, and probably not in my same category.
    I’m also eager to see the film. The trailers are exciting. Thank you for sharing your introspection and passion.
    Tiffany

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    • Michael
      March 14, 2016

      Thank you, sexy Tiffany :-* There was a lot going on this post, ha! I just wanted to get to some of these topics before I actually saw the movie…I can’t wait. :p There could be something erotic in awakening Wonder Woman’s naughty side. Look forward to seeing what you find around MBTI and characters you have an affinity for. 🙂

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  5. tiffanybeingfree
    March 14, 2016

    As a follow up: For me, Scarlet Witch fits the bill, switching over to Marvel (INFP). Wonder Woman was definitely not in my category (ENFJ).
    Also, meant to mention the chaos increases right before we align at a new higher level of understanding. If you get the chance to read “She,” Johnson mentions this often feels like death. I see it as the death of the caterpillar mentality prior to realigning as the freed butterfly. If we can sit through the discomfort of this “death,” we can gain strength and expansion.

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    • Michael
      March 14, 2016

      Have you sensed this connection to Scarlet Witch before? The name escapes me know, but I know you had a favorite female superhero. I wonder what her personality type is and if there is an aspirational element at play that draws you to her? She and He are on my list. 🙂 Love the butterfly analogy…such a beautiful way to think about it.

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      • tiffanybeingfree
        March 14, 2016

        Scarlet Witch was kickass in the Age of Ultron. Yes, I felt a connection to her then. Reading the description of her under INFP sealed the deal.
        Elektra has had a strong resonance with me in the past. I needed her B.A. strength to break out of my marriage and make it on my own, so to speak. Now, my mercurous self is shifting to a more feminine and less assassin internal landscape. I’m working on a post about this as I am in another phase of self-discovery…going to take a few days, at the least.

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  6. Kristi
    March 14, 2016

    Where do I start? Wow! Michael, this was so in depth and obviously well thought out. I’m curious if you meditate or if thinking, reading and educating yourself is your form of meditation?

    Alright then, let’s get to it. You’ve come to the conclusion that instead of running from love to protect your heart, that loving women has become your passion and mission. I’ve a couple thoughts on this. This first one may be way off base so please forgive me if I am reading into anything incorrectly, I may be self-projecting here a bit. Do you think that by loving multiple women it is safer than loving only one woman? If one leaves (as did your mom) than you have others to fill the void. Therefore, perhaps your passion and mission to love women is because it is safe and there is comfort and knowing you will always be embraced and loved yourself. Second thought or more a question, are you okay with your conclusion? Do you find peace and acceptance in knowing that for yourself?

    I’m smiling like crazy learning that you are an INTJ and am not surprised at all. I’m an INTP but very closely border INTJ… like if memory serves me right within a 2% difference. No wonder we mesh. 😉

    Do you think you are close to answering all the questions you have for yourself, to finding the full potential of self? You also said, Fear is greatest before the dawn of understanding. Does is scare you to learn and come to conclusions about yourself? I can remember being afraid of what I didn’t understand about myself but once I had the answers I was seeking there was the lightest most authentic true feeling for myself I’d ever experienced.

    Oh and one more thing? What’s written on the cement slab that Wonder Woman is shackled too? Which by the way is hot as all get out. 😀

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    • Michael
      March 14, 2016

      Wow, what an AMAZING comment, goodness! My wheels are turning. I have been reading and thinking about topics in this post for a long time. It is a soothing mental journey to get to the point where I can attempt write a coherent piece. Your comments in the Shadow post meant a lot. I was feeling a little on the fence about the purity of intent towards women–fuck the world or make love to the world. I did some soul searching and truly feel that my love was never vengeance…I never wanted to hurt anyone. With this post, you raise another penetrating question to reflect on. Have I loved many to keep from being to heavily vested in one and thereby protecting myself. As you probably know, I often write in present tense but my writing is behind where I actually am in the present. My journey is further along than where I write. Loving many is my shadow but finding my true self requires balancing/merging my shadow and persona into Self. In the heroic journey archetype (which we all identify with) there are a series of moments, challenges, and the great obstacle. In the end, “the hero” returns with a hard-won gift and a story to tell. My journey is moving from Shadows and many women towards Self and one woman. Today, I write from a place a peace with a story to tell. So you are an INTP? Love that…we are so close! :-* Do you have favorite superhero or fictional character? I’m so glad you have found answers too and that sense of unified Self. It does require introspection and I know you’ve walked that inward journey towards authenticity. So, you like the Wonder Woman scene…knowing my fantasies, you might imagine the naughtiness I have in store for her. 😉

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      • mysecretme75
        March 14, 2016

        This pretty much sums up the answers to the same questions/comment I’ve posted. I look forward to reading where you are at in your present tense but I suspect that is further down the road of this telling of your journey. I’m curious to learn how the merging of shadow and persona takes shape as I feel I’m still on this journey and not sure I yet understand or know how to recognize, when this has occurred.

        Ps: you didn’t answer Kristi’s question about what’s written in the cement slab. Inquiring minds are not so easily sidetracked. 😉

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        • Michael
          March 14, 2016

          You and Kristi are VERY observant! 🙂 I thought a little smoke and mirrors would let that question slip away. There is a belief that this code (only portions shown in that image) may lead to the Holy Grail. The meaning for this image…I will leave to your and Kristi’s ever inquisitive and sexy minds :-*

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          • Kristi
            March 14, 2016

            Oh you’re going to make us work for it are you? Well let me break out my Dan Brown books and give Amy a call. God you’re a tease! 😘

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            • mysecretme75
              March 15, 2016

              Hmm well let’s see, looking for the Holy Grail will require going Deep. We’ll really have to PENETRATE the code here. He is really looking to WHIP our minds into shape isn’t he? I wonder if he will ever loosen the BONDS on his reason for including this in the image or if we’ll forever be BLINDED from the truth? 😉

              It’s the Shugborough inscription which is actually on a monument where here it is depicted on a stone alter-like slab. 2 most popular theories is that it’s code for finding the Holy Grail or essentially an ancient love letter. Interesting…

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            • Kristi
              March 16, 2016

              i’m laughing reading your comment here and love how you are pushing all of Michael’s buttons. lol

              i’ve had not time to even look into this but it is interesting what the inscription may mean. I guess we will have to wait and see where he takes us on this journey of his to really know for sure. 🙂

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            • Michael
              March 16, 2016

              I’m finding it HARD to focus while thinking about your firm POINTS of emphasis 🙂 Excellent research too. That path kind of reminds of Zeppelin’s Kashmir…”let me take you there”.

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            • mysecretme75
              March 17, 2016

              Oh I see its had its intended affect on you. 😉 I am a most excellent researcher. As you know I always try to be thorough and gather all the necessary facts. Especially photographic evidence when needed. 🙂

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      • Kristi
        March 14, 2016

        Michael, I want you to know I never thought that your modus operandi was fuck the world. It’s always been clear at least to me that your desire for love and loving is pure and without vengeance.

        I wasn’t sure if what I was picking up on was your current journey or again perhaps mine but I am excited to learn more about where you are currently and will remain patient as you take us through the journey of how you got to where you are.

        Funny thing about time and the paths we take. I went back and took the test last night that was offered on the webpage you provided and my results had changed. It has been about 6 years since I had take the Meyers-Briggs assessment where I found out I was an INTP. Now and not really all that surprising based on the emotional journey I’ve been on these past few years it is showing that I am an INFJ but with the feeling at 51% and thinking at 49% which has me borderline with INTJ. What the heck is happening to me??? lol

        As far as having a favorite superhero character I’ve always been partial to Wonder Woman. I even wrote a poem about her when I was a kid. I’ve a WW lanyard and cup and once upon a time the outfit. Not even joking about that. So yeah, I can imagine a lot of sexy things Michael and you’ve set the stage for some wild thoughts. 🙂

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        • Michael
          March 15, 2016

          I may have overstated my progress on my journey. I haven’t found the “Holy Grail”yet. I feel like I have a lot of the map but still have some spaces to fill in and there is a lot of inner peace in connecting the points. Regarding your MBTI…wow, 51%/49% you are soooo close coming to the dark side. In fact, I doubt that difference is even statistically significant. Here, let me wrap this dark cape around you and properly welcome you into INTJ 😀 A Wonder Woman fan–I should have known! Perhaps you could revisit the idea of having a WW outfit around the house…you know, share a photo or 10. Damn, you had a great idea Kristi…I can’t wait to see those 15 photos! :p :-*

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          • Kristi
            March 16, 2016

            well you know i’m always cheering for you on your journey, whether you have all of the map or not. honestly thinking about it maybe all it takes is getting to a place of inner peace. once there you create your own map, your own destination, you become the architect of your future. that doesn’t sound so bad to me. 🙂

            thanks for the welcoming btw, it’s quite cozy under this cape Michael. 🙂 and you’re not the first one to suggest i procure a wonder woman outfit. lol who knows, maybe some day. 😉

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            • Michael
              March 16, 2016

              Thank you, Kristi…architect is one of the words used to describe the INTJ. You are on to something. 🙂 Thank you for all the wonderful comments and insights you shared on this post…as always, you have left me with more to ponder and reveal. :-* I’ll be patient with the Wonder Woman photos but I won’t forget! 😉

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            • Kristi
              March 16, 2016

              However I can help in getting you to expedite your reveal it is my pleasure. 😉
              I don’t imagine you forget much Michael, it’s probably one of your superpowers. lol

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  7. mysecretme75
    March 14, 2016

    First – I have to say I’m also dying to see this movie! Although I don’t typically care for Ben Affleck I have to admit he looks like he makes a good Batman so far. I’m still a huge fan of the Michael Keaton Batman but I suppose it’s time to get over that.

    I’ve always loved Batman above all other super heroes and personally I never really cared for Superman but I always put it down to being turned off by Christopher Reeves. Now, I have some food for thought here based on what you’ve said. Perhaps it’s the personality type of Superman that doesn’t mesh well for me? Definitely something to look into further there.
    The other attraction for me is Batman’s dark and brooding personality. He is good, but slightly dangerous too. It’s an exciting flirt with the dark side that has always compelled me.

    I’ve actually always loved superhero stories. I was never into the comics much but the movies and tv series always drew me in. I never put much thought to it before but I suppose for me it’s the archetypal attraction (which I wasn’t aware of before reading your posts discussing archetypes) and the sense of fantasy, adventure, fun, and epic good vs evil storylines are ideal draws for me as an INFP (which again I didn’t realize until my own recent self discovery journey). Interesting that you brought the MBTI personality type analysis into play here. I think it’s absolutely fitting. Not only is it also based on Jungian theory but it does help to explain your own tendencies and attractions.

    Now, on the revelations that you have shared. I have to totally agree with Kristi on this: It seems you do have counter-phobic tendencies with women but also I see the validity in a phobia of loss and abandonment at play here too. On one hand it’s evident that you take a personal interest in making all women feel special and I can see that as the protective side as a result of not being able to help your mother. On the other hand I can really see where multiple women would make you feel safe from the sense of loss.

    What I find hardest about the self discovery journey isn’t the fear of finding things out about myself so much as the dread of learning I’ll likely need to make hard changes.

    I really appreciate you sharing your journey and how much following your self discovery posts inspire my own discoveries and understanding. I can really relate to what you write and see a reflection of your work in my own posts and vice versa, whether you intend that or not.

    In true Michael fashion you leave us with a little something sexy and naughty at the end. I can’t say I’ve ever seen Wonder Woman in that position but I like the promise of where this is going! Quite the arousing teaser for the plans ahead. 😉

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    • Michael
      March 14, 2016

      Michael Keaton…good name and Batman. 🙂 Love that you’re looking forward to seeing the movie…will be fun to compare notes! This posts is definitely a intertwining of posts and comments we have shared over the last few months set against a different backdrop. Your MBTI post was fantastic as well as your immensely gripping shadow-related posts. Your comment on the attraction to Batman is interesting and is another step this post could take. I focused inward here, but the inquiry should also extend outward on what personality types am I drawn to and if they are they similar to the types I should be drawn to in order to reach complete love. Catwoman or Wonder Woman? Fun to think about. Phobia or counter-phobia? To have you and Kristi bring this up gives me even more pause to reconsider my conclusion. I mentioned in my reply to Kristi that I feel the ultimate merging of Shadow and Persona into a balanced and unified Self will find me at peace with one love. Amy, our journey is a similar one and, if I haven’t said it lately, I really appreciate the time you invest in sharing your thoughts and energy on my journey and the inspiration I get from reading your evolving story. I hope you will always feel that same energy returned to you. As for Wonder Woman, only a certain kind of man can put her in that position…his shadow in the image. He has naughty plans for her…she will resist but deep down inside she craves it. Thank you for such a wonderful and engaging reaction…you’ve left me with more to explore as always. 🙂

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      • mysecretme75
        March 15, 2016

        I looked up superhero personality types but so few sites give the same results. I did find this:
        INFP – Wisdom
        INFPs are the ultimate ‘old souls.’ From a very young age, this type is keenly aware of the emotional truths that surround them and they can tune into these perceptions almost effortlessly. If INFPs were superheroes, they would be the wise sages who possess the unique ability to see the root of all human conflict and struggle.

        I suppose I would be much like Tiffany and identify with the Scarlet Witch based on her being type coded as an INFP but I don’t know much about her. I took Buzzfeed’s Which Female Superhero Are You quiz and got Marvel’s Black Widow.
        http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/which-female-superhero-are-you#.uu9pQ78M4

        I still maintain there is a give and take between phobia and counter-phobia for you. I’m not sure it matters much since the end result is the same; loving multiple women. I suppose only you can say deep down which fear is greatest but even that is a gray area as both are based on the fear of loss at the surface. I’m looking forward to reading more of the complete love phase and what that looks like.

        I genuinely appreciate your time and energy on my journey Michael. I’ve said before I see you as mentor in these matters and it’s true. You offer inspiring insights. I’m glad you seem to enjoy my input, albeit novice, on your journey as well.

        I have a strong attraction to a Batman. I always have, but what I recently discovered is that I mostly have a strong attraction to a man in a cape. 😉 Clearly the man in the Wonder Woman image is Batman….hmm, whatever does he have planned for her?

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        • Michael
          March 15, 2016

          Black Widow–she’s a good one! I have found myself confessing my secrets to you quite regularly! You even made me feel like I wanted to do it…like I was making my own decisions. Little did I know, it was your crafty questioning and seductive skill being deployed. 🙂 You make me want to remove my mask and cape. No, wait. I’ll leave the cape on. The utility built may come in handy as well. 😉 I do like the phrasing for INFP if a superhero. You are extremely insightful with a great gift at drilling down to find meaning. I would also, add…VERY sexy! :-*

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          • mysecretme75
            March 17, 2016

            There are more secret to confess. I can sense it. I promise to only use my powers for good (naughty). 🙂

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  8. dysfunctionalwomansdigest
    March 19, 2016

    Michael—If you like the MBTI, you will flip over the Enneagram! It is incredibly insightful, as well. As for me, I am an INFP who would give anything to be AquaMan…what say you?! DWD

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    • Michael
      March 19, 2016

      Another INFP…I swear, all of the INFPs must be on WP, lol! Aquaman? For Aquawoman, I’d say let’s go for a swim…at night. Backstroke and Doggy Paddle 😉 Sorry, didn’t mean to drop the sexual innuendo on your first visit…just a little frisky sometimes. 🙂 Being Aquaman is the only I would ever get in the ocean…terrible shark phobia. I believe he is being introduced in the Batman v Superman movie…that will be cool! I checked out the Enneagram website, looks like a well-developed and supported model. Was it consistent with your MBTI results?

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      • dysfunctionalwomansdigest
        March 21, 2016

        Yes but on a deeper level; the Enneagram seemed to focus more in depth on my polarities (I am a 7 and a 9) and it is like MBTI on steroids! I do prefer the MBTI because it feels more integrated, if that makes sense…? We INFPs are a creative breed and only 4% of the population! Aqua-woman…definitely! XO DWD

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        • Michael
          March 22, 2016

          MBTI on steroids, ha! I can’t even imagine. It is clear you are indeed very creative…so glad we’ve connected and look forward following your journey! 🙂

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  9. ~REBECCA DAWN~
    March 22, 2016

    I really loved this post. It was very insightful! I never thought to analyze characters to a deeper level. If I did, my obsessive nature would take control lol.
    I love Batman, I really never liked Superman. Ironically I am really shipping Superman/Wonderwoman. I find that Superman tries too hard to atone, his ego is God-like. Whereas Batman feels like he is Goliath. He has this giant (crime) to slay.
    Just the other day I had people on my FB ask why were they fighting in the movie. You eloquently explored why. All I could answer was:
    read the comic book.

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    • Michael
      March 22, 2016

      Thanks for stopping in, Rebecca…always enjoy your comments. 🙂 Not sure what “shipping” Wonderwoman means? I like the the David-Goliath analogy…we do seem to have a fondness for underdogs. That probably is another draw for many to Batman. Glad you liked the way I explored this but “read the comic” is a great answer too, ha! What superhero would you be?

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      • ~REBECCA DAWN~
        March 22, 2016

        Lol shipping is a fan girl terminology. It means we want super man and wonder woman together!
        Super hero?
        When I was younger I really wanted to be like pyslocke (xmen) or marrow or Penance (xmen) but then came x-23 aka Laura. Wolverines clone! She had all of wolverine’s capabilities!

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        • Michael
          March 24, 2016

          Shipping…got it, lol! That would be one heck of a threesome :p You know your comics for sure! Hope you are channeling Laura in your own heroic journey 🙂

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  10. sexualdespondant
    March 27, 2016

    While reading this I am reminded of at lest two fears that I still haven’t been able to confront. One is the fear of failure. I do anything and everything I can do not to fail and this has effected me physically and mentally. I have been told I need to fail to see that it would be alright in the end. I have still not been able to do that. The other is hurting the ones I love. I hold back things that I want/need to protect the hearts of others. Still I manage to hurt them in the long run and in turn hurt myself. I am working on it though.

    I had taken the personality test and I am an INTP. I haven’t always been this type but had changed over the years. While I mostly agree with the description of an INTP there are a couple of things I don’t agree with but then no one is perfect.

    Even though I just started reading your blog I have thoroughly enjoyed everything and I look forward to reading more.

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    • Michael
      April 3, 2016

      Looking forward to following your journey my friend. Glad to hear you working through your fears and shadows. It is interesting how we can avoid or rush headlong into our fears…to overcompensate. Neither represents a healthy balance. Seems like a lot of us are here to work through matters. I realize this more and more as see such a high ratio of introverted thinkers represented through MBTI results. Thanks for checking this one out. 🙂

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  11. mysecretme75
    April 5, 2016

    So… Have you seen the movie? What did you think? We’re all waiting for the review. Did it spark creative thoughts for your next post in this topic?

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    • Michael
      April 6, 2016

      Hi Beautiful! 🙂 While the critics have been rough, I REALLY enjoyed the movie! The fight scene was awesome, and I must admit I savored Superman being humbled…then spared. It did give me some good ideas around drivers of and reaction to fear and shadows. I’ve been on a bit of hiatus…been in the bat cave working on improving my skill in photoshop and 3D plus a lot of unfinished writing. Excited to get back at in the near future. Missed interacting with you 🙂 How did you like the movie?

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  16. carlyquinnauthor
    November 22, 2016

    Seeing WW all locked down makes me need to rethink the why of her being my absolute favorite thing in that movie….except for maybe Batman’s workout…holy shit that was mind numbing!

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    • Michael
      November 22, 2016

      That photo was a bit random in this post, ha! I was doing some free-flow work and sort of fell into this. I’ve always wanted to lock WW down and put her through all kinds of erotic pleasure…seems we are both big fans of hers. Perhaps for the same reason? 😀 This movie didn’t get the best reviews but I really enjoyed it. Like you, the buildup where he begins training and the battle with Superman was AWESOME!

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      • carlyquinnauthor
        November 22, 2016

        I’m not a huge comics fan but I love Zack and I do like the way they’re building these characters. I wasn’t expecting much from this movie and was very surprised how I loved it! WW was pitch perfect for me and the soundtrack exactly right to queue up all those Saturday morning cartoons, lol. She gave me chills, it was thrilling!

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        • Michael
          November 23, 2016

          Hope you will write about this feeling sometime and explore the WW connection…while your “avoiding” writing about other things, ha! 🙂

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  17. carlyquinnauthor
    November 24, 2016

    Well, that would be a whole new blog that I wouldn’t have to worry my younger sisters reading. ;0

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    • Michael
      November 28, 2016

      Didn’t know you had family reading your blog☺️I have been a little feisty sexually in my comments…please let me know if it is ever too much. I totally understand and can limit the naughty replies to my blog😈😇

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      • carlyquinnauthor
        November 29, 2016

        Well, my youngest sisters are in their 30’s, lol. Nothing you’ve commented has been inappropriate for my blog, no worries!
        It’s just that I am interested in blogging about sexuality, curiosities, things I’ve learned or am trying though I’m sure that none of my family want to read about that. Of course, they’ve yet to comment on anything I’ve written…so maybe I’m worried unnecessarily and should write whatever the hell I want. Hmmm 😉

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        • Michael
          November 29, 2016

          Yes sexy girl, you should definitely write about whatever you want! 😀 I love reading your naughty thoughts, so delicious and arousing, mmmm! Knowing your sisters at least have access to your blog raises a question. Does it excite your lover knowing your sisters know or may discover his cuckold fantasy? Do you find it arousing? Personally, I think that would be super hot… Hope you’re having a great start to the week :-*

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          • carlyquinnauthor
            November 29, 2016

            I don’t talk about him on my blog except in the broadest of strokes. I posted a pic of a certain piece of his anatomy that I can’t get enough of in on of my writings there.
            I think he, privately, would love people guessing his secret. Publicly, (shakes head) I think it’s terribly difficult for most of us to fly our freak flags. Even knowing everyone on the planet owns one.

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      • carlyquinnauthor
        November 29, 2016

        I LOVE the little devil you send over to tease me.

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