‘Clod and The Pebble’ By William Blake

William Blake’s poem ‘Clod and the Pebble’ from Songs of Innocence and Experience.

William Blake was a visionary poet whose poems could be interpreted in a number of ways according to symbolism and religious connotations. What this poem represents to me personally is the split that exists among humanity between those who seek to give and those who seek to take. Like many of Blake’s poems, there is opposition and binding […]

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London Under Bombardment (Poem)

London Under Bombardment by Greta Briggs. Featuring a selection of photographs of London from the late Victorian Era to the Blitz Period.

The poem personifies the spirit of London who stands indomitable despite the fall of bombs during the Blitz (bombing of London during the Second World War).

I, WHO am known as London, have faced stern times before,
Having fought and ruled and traded for a thousand years and more;
I knew the Roman legions and the […]

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My Shadow Selves

When I make videos, it’s not that unusual to get comments on the video like, “Jade, you’re such a nice person; you’ve got such a good heart; Wow, I wish I had a friend like you.” I get these kinds of comments, and therefore I want to address my shadow personalities in this post. And the purpose of doing this is to show by my own example that the personalities that we see on […]

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How I really Talk

How I speak in real life…

My real voice and speaking style is monotone and my face is lacking in expression as I speak. The reason that I do not naturally have an expressive voice or speaking style is due to my having Asperger’s Syndrome. I taught myself how to become more expressive via the process of making videos for this YouTube channel. If you look back at older videos you will see a […]

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I’ve been writing a series of posts in which I categorise different kinds of people into being empty people, half people, full people, or hermit people. And recently I realised that this is not something that most people can identify with, because it’s not how they experience socialising. I experience the social world in a very different way to most people. And part of my realisation has to do with my Asperger’s […]

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Who Are The Hermit People?

This post continues the theme of previous posts concerning full people, half people and hollow people. And I’m adding to the previous discussion a new group of people: the hermit people. The hermit people are those who have been saddened and hurt by their experiences out in the world, and they have withdrawn from the world to become hermit people.

I’ll begin with a story that I’ll come back to later. When I first […]

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A Rabbit as a King of Ghosts (Poem)

‘A Rabbit as a King of the Ghosts’ by Wallace Stevens with audio narration and illustration by me…

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How to Stop Being a Perfectionist with Writing

In my opinion and experience there are two kinds of perfectionism: one kind of perfectionism is the kind in which one is never satisfied with what is created, and the other kind is a blocked kind of perfectionism in which the perfectionist cannot even begin the task. This video talks specifically about the blocked kind of perfectionism and how to overcome it. The reflections are based on my own personal life experience.

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How The Cave Creeps Up on You (As You Know It Always Does)

I’ve been thinking it’s time to give you folks a cave update. I am currently in my introvert’s cave, where I have been hibernating (or hiding?) since the first of January 2016. This time it crept up slowly, and I willingly allowed it to happen. Another word for retreating to the introvert’s cave for days that turn into weeks that turn into months is agoraphobia. One of the underlying reasons agoraphobia develops is that you avoid […]

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The Empty Feeling of ‘Normal’ Friendship

This post describes the alienating feeling of ‘normal’ friendship from the perspective of someone (me) who scores highly in having traits of Asperger’s Syndrome. It seems to me that the empty feeling of normal friendship is something felt also by a small percentage of people who, unlike me, don’t have traits of Asperger’s Syndrome. I don’t know what to call this other group of people, but I think that we share something in common both in […]

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How an INTJ Thinks

A look inside the mind of an INTJ (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judgement)…

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The INTJ personality looks at the world by analysing it and breaking it down into patterns. When an INTJ encounters a problem, he or she will apply intuition and reasoning to find a solution. Sometimes this results in breakthrough moments and radical solutions. However, the endless thinking and analysing can also get the INTJ absolutely nowhere.

The thinking self of an INTJ […]

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How INTJs Solve Problems with Their Heads

INTJ PROBLEMS: they can’t all be solved by using your head. Sometimes analysing and finding the reason for ‘why’ something is happening takes you around in circles and keeps you stuck.


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As an INTJ the way I solve problems is to deeply analyse the situation. Even when I have an emotional or health problem the way […]

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Draw my Life (OLD VIDEO)

I made this Draw My Life video three years ago. My Jade Joddle YouTube channel is now 4 years old.

What do you think of the old Jade Joddle video style? Let me know in a comment…

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Jade, The Alien

Every once in a while, I like to write or make a video about something a bit different; today is one of those days…

For those who don’t already know, I have traits of Asperger’s Syndrome according to this test. I also know this without needing a test on the internet to diagnose me: I can read through a list of the signs and see myself in them. When I […]

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Suppressed Anger and Muteness

This post is from personal experience and observations. I hope it is useful for you if the following points describe you:

  1. You had/have experienced muteness as a child or teenager. This includes not speaking to certain people and behaving as if they don’t exist.
  2. When someone hurts you it is a lifetime habit of yours to shut them out completely as if they don’t exist. You do not relent.
  3. You are not in touch with your anger […]
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