The great distinction between the *SF* and the *NT* of the our world!
Overheard in a “period” novel on BBC Radio 4 from one sister to another who is more of a blue stocking: Things remain the same even when we think them out! And so we hear the great distinction between the *SF* and the *NT* of the world!
. . . say the facts don’t change when we understand how they come about.
. . . say we will generate opportunities when we understand how the facts came to be.
And herein lies the paradox and limits of psychology
If I had to bet on who was an “optimist”, I would bet on the *SF*. They are are usually more worldly and easier to get along with.
Yet the *NT* are more likely to be the innovators of the world and what is innovation if not optimism – faith in human nature for a start!
As a good *NT*, I agree with Kurt Lewin that there is nothing so practical as a good theory. The explanatory power of old fashioned psychology has well-been reached. We really should encourage psychology students to study literature too and celebrate and enjoy paradox!