"When I studied at Oxford, I had a bit of a breakdown, which, fortunately, turned into a breakthrough. A term is only eight weeks, and they’d do things like give you Ulysses, and give you a week to read it, digest it and write a paper on it. I remember a few weeks in I was frustrated and I hated it so much. I thought, ‘There’s no way I can do this, I cannot complete the task.’ I complained to a teacher and they told me that I had to accept failure as a starting point, and then I had to do my best from there. That was hard for me to get my head around. I like to start at the top, tick all the boxes, do extra work, do more than is asked from me. So, start at the bottom? Just to survive? That was tough."

— Emma Watson in WONDERLAND (via ablogwithaview)

(Source: hermionejg, via roseanglaise)

by Zoe Ghertner for Chanel Montre Premiere
by Zoe Ghertner for Chanel Montre Premiere
by Zoe Ghertner for Chanel Montre Premiere


Positive Traits:

  • Not threatened by conflict/criticism
  • Typically confident and self-assured
  • Take relationships and commitments seriously
  • Typically extremely intelligent and capable
  • Able to leave bad relationships, though they may dwell on it in their minds for a while after
  • Like to optimize their relationships
  • Good listeners
  • Highly logical, rational and practical
  • Continually search for ways to improve things
  • Highly conceptual
  • Strongly value intelligence, knowledge and competence, continually strive to fulfill these standards
  • Tremendously insightful
  • Quick to understand new ideas
  • Driven not only to understand ideas/concepts, but to apply them in a useful way 
  • Usually organized and deliberate
  • Natural leaders, but typically prefer to remain in background until/unless they see a true need to take over
  • Highly gifted strategists
  • Able to objectively see the realities of situations
  • Adaptable to change when it is for the sake of improvement
  • Excellent at long-range planning
  • Spend a lot of time inside their heads
  • Desire to organize everything they encounter into a rational, understandable system
  • Often possess highly developed intuitions  
  • Ambitious
  • Value structure, clarity and efficiency
  • Generally quite open to hearing alternative ways of doing things and can, in that way, be open-minded
  • Great at seeing the big picture
  • Excellent at generating ideas and creating solid plans of action to implement them

Negative Traits:

  • Not naturally in tune with the feelings of others, can be insensitive
  • May be overly logical when responding to situations that require emotional support
  • Expressing feelings and affections does not tend to come naturally to them
  • Can be know-it-alls, believing they are always right
  • Likely to have trouble accepting blame
  • Continual quest to improve everything can be strenuous on personal relationships
  • Tendency to hold back part of themselves
  • Because of the non-linear nature of their ideas, they often have difficulty explaining themselves to others
  • May often find themselves misunderstood and tend to blame others because of it rather than evaluate their own difficulty expressing themselves
  • May have little interest in others’ thoughts/feelings and dismiss others’ input too quickly
  • May have difficulty giving others the level of intimacy they need
  • May overlook details 
  • Often quick to judge and express judgments
  • When frustrated, can become/come across as arrogant, elitist  
  • May appear aloof, reserved and rigid to others who don’t know them well
  • If they do not learn ways to express themselves efficiently, out of frustration, they may become isolationists who are short with others

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'A Night in Portofino' by Peter Lindbergh 
'A Night in Portofino' by Peter Lindbergh 
'A Night in Portofino' by Peter Lindbergh 
'A Night in Portofino' by Peter Lindbergh 
'A Night in Portofino' by Peter Lindbergh 
'A Night in Portofino' by Peter Lindbergh