Meetup : San Diego meetup

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WHEN: 20 November 2011 01:00:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 6380 Del Cerro Blvd. San Diego, CA 92120

We’re having another San Diego meetup on Sunday, November 20th at 1pm at our usual location. As mentioned in the first San Diego meetup announcement, it’s in a kind of strip next to a grocery store. The room we have is in the far back, so once you come in just go as straight as possible against the left wall. Minors are allowed; they just can’t order alcohol. (So if you want to order any, be sure to bring your ID.)

Since there was interest expressed in this last time, I’ll prepare a presentation on the Enneagram and bring a projector. (At last check they had removed their projector but still have a projection screen mounted on a wall.) For those who weren’t there for that part of the discussion, the very short version is that the Enneagram is a personality typing system that is ridiculously insightful and predicative. It intertwines motivation, affect, thought, and behavior into a coherent pattern and details what nine of those patterns are, with the implicit claim that there are only nine such patterns (although there are relationships between them that add variety to types’ expression). It turns out you can make insanely accurate predictions of others’ behavior using this tool because you learn to understand where they’re coming from on a surprisingly subtle level, and you can also learn things about yourself that introspection normally fails to pick up on. If you’re curious to learn more before the meetup, read this. Just be aware that the Enneagram started out as a “sacred symbol” used for spiritual purposes, so you’ll sometimes encounter some religious elements tossed in randomly. Just ignore those parts. Over the last ten years, I’ve found that the Enneagram works perfectly well from a rational reductionist materialist perspective.

With all that said, I’ll offer this only if people who come are interested. If there’s a strong preference for just hanging out and chatting, then so be it! I just want to hang out with fellow aspiring rationalists.

If there’s something you want to present that requires a speaker for a laptop (or equivalent), let me know. I can almost certainly pick one up at the same time I’m getting the projector.

If you want to carpool, ask! I’m coming from around UTC.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Diego meetup