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    WTF is this dude saying? A Schnitzel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    I mostly read non fiction.


    Do Ns read non fiction too?
    I actually rarely read fiction. It takes a lot to interest me.

    I find it's much easier to find quality non-fiction.

    The whole idea of the thread is hogwash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Schnitzel View Post
    The whole idea of the thread is hogwash.
    I agree. I meet plenty of Sensors who enjoy reading. This is especially true at the historical roundtables I attend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Schnitzel View Post
    I actually rarely read fiction. It takes a lot to interest me.

    I find it's much easier to find quality non-fiction.

    The whole idea of the thread is hogwash.
    hogwash I like that word.

    bullshit is my favourite.

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    I think if you're more specific on the types and not just the S/N divide you might find a relation to which types read more fiction than non-fiction or which types read more non-fiction than fiction. I like both. Lately I've been reading more non-fiction, but I definitely like my share of fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I don't know if there's a correlation or not. Most NTs I know read a lot more nonfiction than fiction.
    I find it comes and goes in waves. I have times when I need fiction, and times when I need nonfic. Wait, I'm NX. Oh well.

    Lots of S's read fiction though, I know enough who love it.

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    I think reading is more of an introvert activity than anything.

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    Another fiction reader here - I do tend to prefer fiction to nonfiction, although I enjoy how-to books (mostly in the animal category) more than, say, a biography. Everyone in my family reads voraciously - the librarians all knew all of our names as kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah View Post
    re the "Gifts Differing" quote...


    NONE --I repeat--NONE of the people who prefer Sensing in my family think it's "exhausting" to read. In fact, my sister (SJ) and I are both librarians, and we read all the time for pleasure, and my SJ dad reads all the time for pleasure too. And a lot of my librarian coworkers prefer Sensing too, and they all read for pleasure. Seriously, if I believed it was "exhausting" for Ss to read, then I'd have to believe that every single library patron also prefers Intuition, which is totally and completely out-of-this-universe ridiculous.

    Jeez, I'm so TIRED of all the nonsense about what it means to prefer Sensing!
    Well, given that the quote comes from a book written by the person who created the Myers Briggs, I'd think the actual quote has validity. That's not to say though, that what I said is true. Apparently, I've misinterpreted the quote. The idea of Sensing isn't from Isabel, or Katharine, though. It's from Jung. I understand you getting frustrated with the misinformation. I'd like to say that the word exhausting isn't a good measurement. However, from the quote, I just took from it that the act of reading, the "translation of symbols," is a simpler task for Intuitives.

    Would you care to elaborate on the quote?


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    I thought raz made some good points in the earlier post. seemed balanced to me.

    Especially this
    Sensors can definitely find something to read that they like and zip right through it.

    I read if I see a practical use. Even if that use is simply impractical.

    Oh and raz you might like warfighting You can download it free at the link. It's the US Marine Corps' basic military philosophical manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    Is it just me or do S's typically enjoy nonfiction, history and stuff of that nature, as reading material.
    In terms of reading I read more non-fiction. If I just want pure escapism I already have my own imagination.
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

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