Hi there & welcome!

When I first came up with the idea of Sensing Sage, I just wanted to write a blog for people who combine the combination of thinking skills and intuition, a combination that’s not very common in our society (quote friend L: “You trust your intuition? I thought you were more rational than that!”; quote friend A: “Let’s not talk about logic, let’s talk about intuition! There’s to much emphasis on logical thinking as it is!”). People like myself. So I set up the website, wrote down some blog ideas, then went on a roadtrip to Sweden. On one of our last days on the road, as I was finally in the back seat after a long drive, I was taking a Myers-Briggs personality test. The test itself was not very good (I’ll probably write about  the problem with it at some point), but as I read the descriptions there was one that fit me like a glove: ENTP. And so I discovered the combination of intuition and logical thinking was indeed shared by many people and there’s even a name for them. Which makes my life easier, because now I can explain really easily what this blog is:

it’s a view of an ENTP on ENTP’s life, interests, concerns and problems.

However, I suspect other NT-types will find useful information here as well. After all, the traits I’m focussing on most are Intuition and Thinking. If you wonder why the hell the website is called Sensing Sage, not Intuitive Sage: that’s mainly because I had no idea Myers-Briggs considers intuition to be the opposite of sensing. In my understanding they were the same thing. Besides, Sensing Sage just sounds more cool than Intuitive Sage 🙂

Are you an ENTP?

Odds are you already know something or everything about ENTP’s. Great! If you don’t, but you’re curious to find out more, check out one of the many sites on Myers-Briggs, such as this website with type descriptions (if you’re not curious, you’re probably not an ENTP, we’re a curious bunch by nature).

Now like I said, the website has a test you could fill in to determine your type. By all means, go ahead, BUT: the results are not the holy grail. If you want to determine your type, I suggest you read about each of the four components that determine your type and then see if you can figure out the combination that fits you (you can do it on the same site, I’d suggest you ignore the fifth component for simplicity’s sake). If you have any doubts – leave me a message in the comments. I’ve determined a pretty simple test that worked very well on my friends, I’ll gladly share it with you.

Now what?

Sounds like something you might be interested in? Great! Please check out the rest of the Sensing Sage website. Blogs will appear on a regular basis and if you want to stay up-to-date you can subscribe to my newsletter or the RSS feed. Want to get in touch? Plenty of ways to do that, like leaving a comment or connecting on social media. Do you prefer one-on-one contact? Drop me a line through the contact form, I’d love to hear from you!

Oh, and let me introduce myself…

Still reading? Alright, let me just share some bits and pieces of random information about myself.

My name is Marianna (that’s right, not only am I an ENTP, I’m a female ENTP, which is a giant pain in the ass, frankly), though I usually go by the name Morna online. I’ve studied Anthropology (because it was so much FUN) and Information science (because I also kind of wanted to be able to pay rent) and ended up becoming a freelance branding consultant (because in the end that’s what made me happy). That means I help entrepreneurs stand out from the crowd. I also offer different kinds of coaching, all of them aimed at making you stand out (and accomplish awesome things).

I was born in 1989 in Moscow and currently live in the Netherlands. After my long-term monogamous relationship ended I switched to polyamory, sold the house and bought a van in an attempt to find freedom. I have an open, polyamorous relationship with a great guy (INTP) and I feel happier than ever. Being extravert to the bone, I love hanging out with friends as well as meeting new people. When I’m by myself, I particularly enjoy branding and marketing, psychology, photography and art, writing, sketching, pole dancing and cooking.

If you want to get in touch or if you’re interested in my coaching, let me know!