Archive for November 30th, 2009
While at my brother-in-law’s home at Oyster River on Vancouver Island I got a shot of this little guy, a Dark-Eyed Junco. He was one of a small crowd of birds that was busy at the bird feeder. It reminded me how some people like to hang out over coffee simply because they enjoy being around people, liking proximity and the opportunity to add their voices to the mix even though the content of the conversation is often trivial. This bird was definitely an extrovert.
Unlike the Blue Heron, the Dark-Eyed Junco is focused on the bird feeder. Life for this Junco is centred on the bird feeder. I had hoped to get a better photo, but light conditions were poor as our time on Vancouver Island was marked by dark gray skies and lots of rain. I ended up taking a number of photos through the window. Adding to the difficulty was the busyness of the scene. The Junco was one of three different sets of birds vying for dominance around the bird feeder.
when orientation by the object predominates in such a way that decisions and actions are determined not by subjective views but by objective conditions, we speak of an extraverted attitude. (Jung, CW vol. 6, par. 563)
It is actually a different way of looking at the world, understanding it and navigating through it. I am amazed that the two types manage to co-exist. I wonder if those who operate through objective viewpoints are ever able to understand those who orient themselves to the world via subjective viewpoints?