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Stein Bråten

Stein Leif Bråten is a Norwegian sociologist and social psychologist specializing in communication. He used the Simula programming language in one of the earliest uses of computers in modelling interpersonal communication (cfr his "A Simulation Study of Personal and Mass Communication". IAG Quarterly Journal of the Administrative Data Processing Group of IFIP, 1968, vol.1, no.2:.7-28). In 1989 he was awarded a PhD. in psychology at the University of Bergen for work on preverbal communication with infants connected to his theory of the virtual other. He is recognized for his work on mother-child interaction and in 1998 edited Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny, published by Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-62257-3). He is professor emeritus at the University of Oslo and is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science. His 1973 article "Model Monopoly and Communication: Systems Theoretical Notes on Democratization" was selected for the Norwegian Sociology Canon by Sosiologinytt in 2011 (issued by the Norwegian Sociological Organization). A main theme in this article is that the so-called 'model strength' of the participants in a conversation (in such as a boardroom) affects the outcome of prolonged conversation as regards influence and power (put simply, this is in contrast to the view that communication in general leads to democratic spread of power).

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Some of their strengths

Stein Bråten has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Passionate, Independent, Organized, Confident, Determined, and Selfless.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Stein Bråten is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Stein Bråten well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Stein Bråten as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Communicative and Intelligent

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Stein Bråten is someone who tends to have a desire to communicate with others, either verbally, through written form, or otherwise, and to have a knack for understanding art, beauty, and aesthetics.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Stein Bråten tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Stein Bråten's challenges

While Stein Bråten has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Stein Bråten can be Impatient, Complicated, Brusque, Difficult, Perfectionist, Domineering, and Worrying.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Stein Bråten's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Domineering and Impatient

Stein Bråten is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Stein Bråten also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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