What we're about

We’re here to meet IN-PERSON: YOU MUST ATTEND HANDFUL OF EVENTS BEFORE WE ADD YOU TO SITE: Bookmark Event Section:, or join our low volume email list here: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/whimsyum Thank you, We look forward to meeting you!

***NOTE!: We're different than other Myers-Briggs focused groups: We focus on sharing *ACTIVITIES*, *ENVIRONMENTS*, & *COMMUNITIES* which support iNtuitive people; we *RARELY SPEND TIME TALKING/TEACHING ABOUT THE TYPES*. Though anyone who's interested is welcome to explore participating, --we're not a general public group: This group is for genuine friends (present or future) who totally honor & celebrate the unusual way we do things, our visions for this community, our member-hosts, as well as the members who don’t host but just participate.

We introduce different kinds of experiential activities, bring together all sorts of communities, meet in atmospheres & environments more appealing to iNtuitives, --& in general widen people's perspective to the community & experiences available to their personality types.

We focus on activities w/new ways to explore & enjoy each others' personality – no matter how different we are; & feel enriched by each other’s unique gifts!

Organizers don't respond to meetup message/comments, email, or text; we only correspond via live phone or voicemail; which we give in-person the 1st time you attend. We’re volunteers w/overextended lives like everyone else, hosting this group just for fun, friendship & enriching this life journey; so only respond to people genuinely interested in the meetups actively happening, who show up. If you haven’t attended yet & have questions; simply attend if you’re inspired, & ask questions in person. Suggestions, co-creation, & cohosting are warmly welcomed & encouraged from regularly active members!

Join us for intuitive camaraderie in LA!

--== ABOUT MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI) & 'iNtuitives' ==--

We're a social group with a common personality trait: Intuition. In this case, "Intuition" refers to one of the traits identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Those who test as iNtuitive tend to be big-picture people who are imaginative, future-oriented, and enjoy discussing theories and abstract concepts. iNtuitives usually find it easier to connect with other iNtuitives. Since only ¼ of the U.S. population is iNtuitive, our group brings together fellow iNtuitives and makes it easier for us to find one another.

The word "Intuition" has a more general and more specific meaning. In the context of this group, we use "Intuition" in the context of psychology--more specifically, of psychological type. Of the 16 Myers-Briggs (MBTI) types, half are iNtuitive, but all of those iNtuitive personality types together make up only between 16-25% of the population. In the context of MBTI, one's personality is more attuned either to Sensing or Intuiting. Neither one is better than the other--in fact, the creators of MBTI hoped that we would be able to better appreciate and accept each other's differences if we better understood them. In the MBTI context, "Intuition" means "Paying the most attention to impressions or the meaning and patterns of the information." (abstract/pattern-oriented/focused on thoughts, feelings, and impressions). Sensing means "Paying attention to physical reality, what I see, hear, touch, taste, and smell." (concrete/fact-oriented/focused on sensory-details). I bring this up since the members of this group are coming from this understanding of iNtuition. As it happens, many (but certainly nowhere near all) MBTI iNtuitives are very interested in different aspects of spirituality--in "Intuition" in the more general/popular sense. I am explaining this so that you know where our members are coming from.

We have a large NF community, & host the LA & surrounding areas of So Cal -- Heart-Centered, Intuitive Living, Community Network (a network of positive NF-focused communities): There are a a large % of rich opportunities regularly available, even if NFs are a smaller % of the world’s population.

We also host NF Tribe groups; which are a deep empowered exploration of, & chance to *fully LIVE*, the intuitive feeling (NF) journey -- mind, body, & spirit: People end the series feeling totally supported in being NF no matter who they're with or what kind of situations they find themselves in in life.

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We're a core group of friends; however, there are always new people attending, and the group is unfailingly warm and welcoming.

I ask for tolerance of the differences of expression between and different perspectives of the NF types, and for tolerance in general. Meetups are designed to encourage friendly social interaction (making friends), but this is not a "dating" meetup (though if you happen to find love, that's great!).

All iNtuitives are equally welcome to join and participate in general events. Some events are Tribe events, they're open to only the specified personality type (for example, ENFP Tribe):

--==TRIBES==--

Tribe Meetups are Meetups limited to specific personality types. Every type could have a type-specific Meetup--in order to meet others of their type. I want to make sure people who are not moved to come to the larger general meetups have a chance to participate. Additionally, some members suffer from social anxiety, so the type-specific Meetups are meant partly as a starting point for people to wet their toes in and get comfortable before splashing into the general iNtuitive pool.

--==IN WHAT CITIES ARE MEETUPS HELD?==--

--==Wee occasionally host things in other areas, but are based in West LA:

Santa Monica, West LA, Los Angeles, San Bernadino, and Orange counties makes up the actively developing area of this Meetup group. People living outside of these counties are still more than welcome to attend. Los Angeles County, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Claremont, San Bernadino County, Fontana, Orange County, Long Beach, etc...

-------------====QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE/FAQ====-------------

Below, I have answered some questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!

-CAN I ATTEND A MEETUP IF I DON'T KNOW MY MBTI TYPE?-

Yes, unless a meetup specifically requests you know.

***FREE QUESTIONNAIRE:***

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.as (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp)

remember that there are no wrong or right answers. There is no "wrong" or "right" personality type. The MBTI measures your cognitive process and not your actions. For instance, an INFP could have an introverted cognitive process, but their actions can sometimes be quite extroverted (like forming a Meetup.com group). When you take the test, try to answer instinctively and try to think about how you generally approach interpersonal relationships in your personal (non-work) life. Try not to think about specific people (such as romantic partners, co-workers, and so on), since we often make adjustments to the expression of our personality for certain people (for instance, spouses) or in certain situations (for instance, work).

Whichever option you decide on, I hope you enjoy learning a little something about yourself.

--=I hope you decide to join, and we look forward to meeting you!=--

Worldwide Personalities United; United iNtuitives; United Sensors; NF Nation; NT Nation; SJ Nation; SP Nation; ENFJ Tribe; ENFP Tribe; ENTJ Tribe; ENTP Tribe; ESFJ Tribe; ESFP Tribe; ESTJ Tribe; ESTP Tribe; INFJ Tribe; INFP Tribe; INTJ Tribe; INTP Tribe; ISFJ Tribe; ISFP Tribe; ISTJ Tribe; ISTP Tribe.

Upcoming events (5)

SUN: FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM/MOVEMENT MIXER! ( UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY TRIBE! )

LOOK INSIDE For SIGNS: "UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY TRIBE!(Diana’s Gathering)"--to find what room we’re in

1). Activities Start 5:00pm: DOORS CLOSE 5:30pm: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 5:30pm;*** 2). Today includes invite to join us in latter part of evening for Fieldtrip to $10 event that ends 10:30pm (see below); 3). BRING bottled water for yourself, + happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as a group as you arrive: ~*Informal gathering of close friends --if description below inspires your friendship, you’re welcome to join us!❤️ For people looking for a group of best friends to share the journey of life with; regularly gathering & actively doing things to make each other’s dreams happen.*~ <<< * >>> <<< * >>> <<< * >>> Explore our fantasized future societies, life on other planets, etc … each month in a different inspiring, imaginative group experience: Wild & wacky social, connective brainstorming combined w/the kind of heart-boosting expressive gestures, eye-gazing, physical contact & movement found in social dance (but we’re walking, not dancing). No partner/skill/experience necessary: Tired of cynical, dystopian fiction -- wars, apocalypses & bad attitudes? Many of us read/watch Sci-Fi/Fantasy regularly like a meditation; filling our lives w/positive perception-expanding ideas of community & the future found there: Take it 1 step farther & have that kind of community regularly!: Meet peers in this awesome community who celebrate/share your values/interests: Who love stories w/a positive tone, that challenge our perceptions, w/imaginative inspiring sustainable ideas of future worlds/cities/human-lifestyles, & resourceful characters who think outside-the-box, work together in unexpected/interesting ways, have successful relationships, delightful journeys & happy endings! <<< * >>> MENU <<< * >>> TO JOIN US YOU NEED TO ARRIVE BY at least 5:30pm, plus PARTICIPATE IN therapeutic MASSAGE activities, + HAPPY TO SHARE w/ANYONE no matter their style, shape, background, age, gender, etc). IF LATER THAN 5:00 pm you’ll only be able to give, not receive): 5:00pm: ThankyouMassage for host, + Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGES (give & receive 15min, today we’ll do this seated in comfy chairs). Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you!; 5:30pm: DOORS CLOSE: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 5:30: a). Finish Massage; b). FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM, & MOVEMENT MIXER; c). Then walk to ANOTHER LOCATION for FIELDTRIP TO one of three nearby $10 mixers that end at 10:30pm (described in separate post!) <<< * >>> Be embraced in an Infinite Possibilities gathering outside mainstream thinking/living! Warm wonderful people, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter, nurturing physical movement! Cocreate in extraordinary ways which inspire each other to truly LIVE, & cause positive revolutions in each other, & our culture, *right now;* not some time in the future*~ ~*For people devoted to positive constructive actions, & being *genuinely* kind to every human being in all interactions, everywhere* <<< * >>> WE DON'T COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/Social-Networks; ONLY live-PHONE/voicemail GIVEN OUT IN PERSON 1ST TIME YOU ATTEND: So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gather, Thank you! ~Diana: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The-WHIMSYUM/info © 1994 – 2019 WRP Diana & The WHIMSYUM. All rights reserved

SUN! Tea+ HISTORIC UPBEAT Fiction /Autobiography/Fairs/Balls/Sites +Yoga/Massage

Outdoor/Indoor Coastal West LA location will be posted soon

BRING blanket/snack/water/happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as group as you arrive. Informal gathering of present/future friends, everyone makes the day happen❤️ <<< * >>> Monthly gather for people who love UPBEAT HISTORIC Stories & Adventures; & share them w/each other!: We recommend/share our favorite upbeat historical: A). Fiction + (Auto)biography BOOKS/MOVIES/TV (for adults, teens, or precocious kids): Pre-historic, Ancient, Classical Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, Regency, Victorian, Turn of the century, etc. Including Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction w/historic themes or origins, + Alternate Histories. + historic Fairy Tales + new versions: Stories w/not just happy endings, but depth; w/unusual, positive perspectives/circumstances/solutions: Where one senses from the beginning everything's going to work out. Characters find unexpected kindness/friendships along the way. Especially where an individual, or group of friends cleverly transcend challenges, & create positive change in their community; B). Faires, Reenactments, Balls, Museums, Sites & other Historic Adventures...!; C). Humorous or Exotic Experiences from your or other's Journeys; D). Explore Archeological or Anthropological musings together... <<< * >>> MENU: ***To join us you need to fully participate in 11am to 12pm massage activities + happy to share w/anyone no matter their style/shape/background/age/gender/etc): 1). ThankyouMassage for host; 2). Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGES (give & receive 15min). Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you! 3). YOGA CLASS (styles/teachers vary: Yoga extraordinarily increases fitness/wellbeing/longevity; minimizes, & frequently eliminates, health issues: Support each other having a regular practice & profoundly increasing the quality of our lives!); 4. WALK TO LOCATION for rest of gather (scenic city parks, private YMCA room, or outdoor/indoor community centers); 5). Group-conversation-Exploration: UPBEAT HISTORIC Stories & Adventures!😊❤️ ***Sometimes we gather at cafes at historic sites, beautiful setting w/great food, comfy seating (still w/massage exchanges/yoga, but often elsewhere than YMCA). <<< * >>> Exhilarating Infinite Possibilities afternoon outside mainstream thinking/living! Warm wonderful people, nurturing/releasing exercise, depth, imagination & laughter! Cocreate in extraordinary ways which inspire each other to truly LIVE, & cause positive revolutions in each other, & our culture, *right now;* not some time in the future😊❤️*~ ~*This community is for people committed to positive constructive actions & being *genuinely* kind to every human being in all interactions, everywhere*~ Meet non 9 to 5 peers ( w/weekdays off ), or who work at home (or join us at lunch time!) -- who love daytime gatherings; especially outdoors in nature (frequently in Santa Monica / Brentwood, but also other areas of SoCal). <<< * >>> I'm hosting a lot more gathers to keep weekday groups small for those of us who enjoy the extra attention, chance to connect deeper, & more informal chill space that happen in a small group: Can't guarantee group will be small(as drop-in & posted on many lists) but plz just attend if you enjoy small groups, thank you! Hugs! ~Diana: WE DON'T COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/Social-Networks; ONLY live-PHONE/voicemail GIVEN OUT IN PERSON 1ST TIME YOU ATTEND: So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gather Thank you! We don't post all our gathers here: Our new EMAIL LIST will be posted soon here: www.whimsyum.org (older list posted there now & it's not possible to automatically join that one) © 1994 – 2019 WRP Diana & The WHIMSYUM. All rights reserved

EVERYONE! Icebreaker GAMES + Yoga(Regular Class)+ ACUPRESSURE POINT EXCHANGE

West la location to be posted soon

**BRING blanket or mat, snack, beverage for yourself; + happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as a group as you arrive. Informal gathering of present/future friends, everyone makes the day happen❤️ MENU: ***Need to participate in all activities to join us: We share each activity w/everyone no matter their shape/background/age/gender/etc)** 1). ThankyouMassage for host; 2). Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGE (give & receive 15 min each); Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you! 3). REGULAR YOGA CLASS (styles/teachers vary); 4). WALK TO LOCATION for rest of gather (we EITHER walk to outdoor community center, scenic city park, or private room at YMCA; or sometimes carpool to state park or outdoor/indoor community center); 5). GAMES! Join us for the kind of humorous, imaginative, seated & movement ice-breaker games you’d share w/friends at a summer party. A different, informal context to get to know other iNtuitives. A variety of terrific games planned + anyone welcome to share favorites. Looking forward to hilarity!; 6). Practice ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE Points IN PAIRS; for health, well-being, & Longevity. <<< * >>> <<< * >>> <<< * >>> ***I can't guarantee this will be a small group (as it's drop-in, RSVPs don't reflect who's coming, & this is posted on many lists!): But I'm hosting a lot more gatherings to keep group size small; so plz only attend if you enjoy the extra attention & chance to connect w/others, & more informal chill space, that happens in a small group! <<< * >>> <<< * >>> <<< * >>> We'd love you to join us for our 'active-member-only' gatherings; --If you'd like to, you must 1st attend a few 'DROP-IN' gatherings like this one: We don't post all ACTIVITIES on meetup --join our main, low-volume, email list to get updates & invites!: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/the-whimsyum/info <<< * >>> Join us for blissful, openhearted, Infinite Possibilities afternoons w/peers outside mainstream thinking/living. Warm wonderful people, nurturing/releasing physical exercise, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter! MBTI is not a box to contain/categorize each other, but a tool to explore & understand deeper levels of human experiences & personality. ~ Cocreate in extraordinary new ways which Inspire each other to truly LIVE, & cause positive evolutions in each other & our culture *right now,* not some time in the future 😊 ❤️ ~ Hugs! ~Diana © 1994 – 2019 The WHIMSYUM & WRP Diana. All rights reserved

SUN: FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM/MOVEMENT MIXER! ( UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY TRIBE! )

LOOK INSIDE For SIGNS: "UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY TRIBE!(Diana’s Gathering)"--to find what room we’re in

1). Activities Start 5:00pm: DOORS CLOSE 5:30pm: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 5:30pm;*** 2). Today includes invite to join us in latter part of evening for Fieldtrip to $10 event that ends 10:30pm (see below); 3). BRING bottled water for yourself, + happy hands to shower host w/love in 15min ThankyouMassage you give together as a group as you arrive: ~*Informal gathering of close friends --if description below inspires your friendship, you’re welcome to join us!❤️ For people looking for a group of best friends to share the journey of life with; regularly gathering & actively doing things to make each other’s dreams happen.*~ <<< * >>> <<< * >>> <<< * >>> Explore our fantasized future societies, life on other planets, etc … each month in a different inspiring, imaginative group experience: Wild & wacky social, connective brainstorming combined w/the kind of heart-boosting expressive gestures, eye-gazing, physical contact & movement found in social dance (but we’re walking, not dancing). No partner/skill/experience necessary: Tired of cynical, dystopian fiction -- wars, apocalypses & bad attitudes? Many of us read/watch Sci-Fi/Fantasy regularly like a meditation; filling our lives w/positive perception-expanding ideas of community & the future found there: Take it 1 step farther & have that kind of community regularly!: Meet peers in this awesome community who celebrate/share your values/interests: Who love stories w/a positive tone, that challenge our perceptions, w/imaginative inspiring sustainable ideas of future worlds/cities/human-lifestyles, & resourceful characters who think outside-the-box, work together in unexpected/interesting ways, have successful relationships, delightful journeys & happy endings! <<< * >>> MENU <<< * >>> TO JOIN US YOU NEED TO ARRIVE BY at least 5:30pm, plus PARTICIPATE IN therapeutic MASSAGE activities, + HAPPY TO SHARE w/ANYONE no matter their style, shape, background, age, gender, etc). IF LATER THAN 5:00 pm you’ll only be able to give, not receive): 5:00pm: ThankyouMassage for host, + Therapeutic MASSAGE EXCHANGES (give & receive 15min, today we’ll do this seated in comfy chairs). Come w/freshly bathed body/clothes/teeth/hair, thank you!; 5:30pm: DOORS CLOSE: NO ONE ADMITTED AFTER 5:30: a). Finish Massage; b). FUTURE WORLDS BRAINSTORM, & MOVEMENT MIXER; c). Then walk to ANOTHER LOCATION for FIELDTRIP TO one of three nearby $10 mixers that end at 10:30pm (described in separate post!) <<< * >>> Be embraced in an Infinite Possibilities gathering outside mainstream thinking/living! Warm wonderful people, deep imaginative connecting, bursts of glee & laughter, nurturing physical movement! Cocreate in extraordinary ways which inspire each other to truly LIVE, & cause positive revolutions in each other, & our culture, *right now;* not some time in the future*~ ~*For people devoted to positive constructive actions, & being *genuinely* kind to every human being in all interactions, everywhere* <<< * >>> WE DON'T COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL/TEXT/Social-Networks; ONLY live-PHONE/voicemail GIVEN OUT IN PERSON 1ST TIME YOU ATTEND: So if you're new & have questions, simply join us if you’re inspired, & ask at your 1st gather, Thank you! ~Diana: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The-WHIMSYUM/info © 1994 – 2019 WRP Diana & The WHIMSYUM. All rights reserved

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