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    Quote Originally Posted by Langrenus View Post
    d) He's incredibly intelligent and playing a blinder of a strategy, one shining so brightly that nobody realises he's actually about to win
    I considered this too. If I were on one of those shows, I would go in being quiet, observant and polite. I would tell members of the household that I have a really difficult time opening up and trusting people. Then I would slowly pretend to start revealing myself. People love it when a closed-off person shows signs of changing. I might even reveal a tragic "secret" about my past to a few people in order to gain their trust.

    Then once I had enough people in the palm of my hand, I'd fuck 'em all over, one by one. I'd manipulate other people into doing the dirty work for me, so no one would ever be able to trace any evil-doing back to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langrenus View Post
    Given that this is a vaguely MBTI-based discussion, I wonder whether the tendency to rely on natural choice preferences would increase (pressure) or decrease (condensed social interactions bring about some kind of group harmonisation). I imagine the former?
    If he is INTP, he'll be under significant stress. The first reaction will be to fall inward and embrace his dominant functions. That'll be it though, there is nothing deeper.

    In the end, the stress will get to him and he'll start acting erratically. At this point, type loses a lot of it's meaning. It'll be "Fe" or "Se" or whatever theory you may believe in; but the short answer is that under stress, all types react erratically, not opposite to their nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    I considered this too. If I were on one of those shows, I would go in being quiet, observant and polite. I would tell members of the household that I have a really difficult time opening up and trusting people. Then I would slowly pretend to start revealing myself. People love it when a closed-off person shows signs of changing. I might even reveal a tragic "secret" about my past to a few people in order to gain their trust.

    Then once I had enough people in the palm of my hand, I'd fuck 'em all over, one by one. I'd manipulate other people into doing the dirty work for me, so no one would ever be able to trace any evil-doing back to me.
    If you can convince everyone that they are the only one close to you, you're golden! One Survivor winner had three people convinced that they were his primary ally. He was a brilliant con man.

    I'd love to watch you play, notta. I'd really love to see if you could pull it off, 'cause I suspect it's easier said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    If you can convince everyone that they are the only one close to you, you're golden! One Survivor winner had three people convinced that they were his primary ally. He was a brilliant con man.
    Yes, I think that's an important part of it too.

    I don't think you can underestimate the importance of sexuality either. I actually watched Big Brother: All-Stars, and I was really impressed by how Dr. Will was able to manipulate both the women and men just because of how charismatic and attractive he was. Even though everyone entered the house knowing just how manipulative he was, they still couldn't avoid being cast under his spell. It was really interesting to watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf
    I'd love to watch you play, notta. I'd really love to see if you could pull it off, 'cause I suspect it's easier said than done.
    Of course. There is definitely a certain level of luck involved, especially at the beginning when I would be lying low. Also, I would have to be surrounded by the right types of people and hope that no one else is intelligent enough to pick up on my strategy.

    The intovert in me would rather just sit back and watch other people go through the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    I considered this too. If I were on one of those shows, I would go in being quiet, observant and polite. I would tell members of the household that I have a really difficult time opening up and trusting people. Then I would slowly pretend to start revealing myself. People love it when a closed-off person shows signs of changing. I might even reveal a tragic "secret" about my past to a few people in order to gain their trust.

    Then once I had enough people in the palm of my hand, I'd fuck 'em all over, one by one. I'd manipulate other people into doing the dirty work for me, so no one would ever be able to trace any evil-doing back to me.
    You're one spooky little chicky. :horor: I don't know if you could win me over, though, because I too have a hard time opening up and have some really tragic secrets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    You're one spooky little chicky. :horor: I don't know if you could win me over, though, because I too have a hard time opening up and have some really tragic secrets.
    "Toonia, I know what it's like to feel like you don't have anyone to talk to--that no one understands you. I feel the same way. I sensed that there was something different about you when I met you. You're not like the others. I knew right away that if I was going to form a bond with anyone here, it would be with you. Being here has been really difficult for me. I've been really feeling down lately because. . . Please don't tell anyone this. I trust you. I've been feeling down because <insert fake secret here>. God, that was really hard for me to admit. Do you think it would be okay to come to you if I need someone to talk to? It would mean so much to me."

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    I think I'd probably be cynical enough to ignore most of the crap people came out with in a situation like this, so you'd have to hope there were no bitter INTJ's in the house to pull that strategy off notta

    Of course, given the fact that they seem to insist on allowing the most annoying representatives of every nation into these bloody things you'd deserve a medal if you could keep the strategy up anyway. You just know you'd feel the need to snap at their idiocy...admit it...

    Edit: above post was worrying...it had me going "eh? where did all this come from" for a half second or so. I'm ashamed of myself. And will endeavour to ignore anything you post, on any subject, henceforth and forthwith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    "Toonia, I know what it's like to feel like you don't have anyone to talk to--that no one understands you. I feel the same way. I sensed that there was something different about you when I met you. You're not like the others. I knew right away that if I was going to form a bond with anyone here, it would be with you. Being here has been really difficult for me. I've been really feeling down lately because. . . Please don't tell anyone this. I trust you. I've been feeling down because <insert fake secret here>. God, that was really hard for me to admit. Do you think it would be okay to come to you if I need someone to talk to? It would mean so much to me."
    Are you from Holland? So much cheese.

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    I'd pay to watch a game in which all the players are introverts with social skills and who are manipulative, calculating bastards. Who's in besides notta? I'd give it a try myself but I don't know how long I'd last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langrenus View Post
    I think I'd probably be cynical enough to ignore most of the crap people came out with in a situation like this, so you'd have to hope there were no bitter INTJ's in the house to pull that strategy off notta
    Of course, there will be some cynics. There will also be people who are just around to make friends. I would do my best to at least be the type of person that people want to stick around because I can make humorous observations.

    You just know you'd feel the need to snap at their idiocy...admit it...
    In my head I'd be strangling them all, I'm sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    Are you from Holland? So much cheese.
    Yeah. That would work on some of the strong F types. . . ISFs definitely. But yeah. I wouldn't be able to gain someones trust with one conversation, especially because that wasn't even a conversation, it was just me talking! But it was just for the purpose of fun. I can't reveal my actual strategies.

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