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    Default Instinctual Variants in an 'Off the Wall' Scenario Game

    Ok, so the aim of this game is to understand what happens to people when their Instinctual Variant is blocked by circumstance. In order to get all the variants in properly, I had to come up with a pretty bleak sounding scenario, so apologies for that in advance. This was the only way I could think of to examine the variants under stress. Let's begin:

    You're MBTI, Enneagram and Variants are the same, but now you're a leper, one of the only ones, and it kinda freaks most people out. A lot of the time, you find that people won't come near you, because they don't wanna catch it, (and if they got too close they would.) You can't work so you have very little money/security, and few employment opportunities but you have your own reasons to wanna live, and a few friends that are prepared to give you a room in their house, (though quite far from them) but those people are kind of frowned upon because of it.

    This situation cannot be changed.

    For each variant combination:


    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people?
    2. What would be your biggest priority?
    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating?
    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this?
    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How?
    7. What would keep you happy?

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    sp/so here. Honestly, I can't envision how being a leper would actually influence me to such an extent that it would make any differences in my variant order. I would be stressed because of my health, so that would most probably kick my self-preservation instinct into overdrive, but other than that, I should be just peachy.

    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people? Keep away from them. Or scare them, just for fun. Hmmm...should I wear a little bell? Yes, most definitely.
    2. What would be your biggest priority? Keeping my health and trying to make myself as comfortable as possible to concentrate on getting better.
    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating? Why bother...dreaming is better anyway.
    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this? Not being able to feel secure because of the situation, depending on my friends' mercy until they're sick of the social pressure about keeping a leper as a pet and possibly kick me out and the added pressure that would put on my health.
    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How? Nope.
    7. What would keep you happy? Feeling secure, hope of improvements to my health.

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    Sky! How are you? I haven't seen you around here for ages. I hope your friends wouldn't kick you out in this very unlikely situation, that'd be harsh!

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    Oooh, scenarios are fun

    4w5 sp/sx here.


    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people?
    Try to keep away from them and stay in my little room as much as possible, reading and surfing.

    2. What would be your biggest priority?
    Being self-sufficient, trying to make more money, trying to get a place of my own. Then, to be able to create something worthwhile.

    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating?
    Well... if there's another leper or someone who has a leper fetish or something

    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this?
    To be a burden to other people that I care about.

    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How?
    Hmm... no, I don't think so. It's always my main concern to be safe.

    7. What would keep you happy?
    Being able to pursue my artistic interests in depth.

    Of course, if there's someone I really, really love, I'll be doing my best to keep him happy

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    umm...can't imagine what reasons i would have to want to stay alive but if offing myself wasn't an option i would probably become super annoying...i would be totally desperate for company...for attention...for love...it would be sickening...i would look broken...people would pity me...which would make me feel worse so i guess i would just stay away from everyone as to not make them sick and i would keep in contact with people online i guess...work from home somehow...would not date...would live all alone and be sad

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    [1w9; so/sx]

    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people? Neutral; though receptive to, and curious about their reactions.

    2. What would be your biggest priority? To understand why they're acting that way, and how someone with my condition can get along. What else do they enjoy? How can I contribute to society?

    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating? If it's not a priority now pre-leper stage, it would be even less so after. However, if it happens one day, I'd go with the flow and see where it takes me. I will also avoid people who attempt to date me out of pity.

    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this? "I will either find a way, or make one." -- Hannibal

    So what does being a Leper mean for me, and how do I live with it? Obviously, I'll be taking the road less traveled. After I get past the initial shock, I think I'd rather shoot myself before I let my skills go to waste and allow depression to take me. I'd basically focus a lot on being a productive member of society (in my way), even if I have to endure more hardships, because I love figuring out efficiency-effectiveness puzzles and then applying it to a community.

    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How? Probably not.

    6. What would keep you happy? Nothing that's different from now.
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    Old thread. Major bump. @21% brought this to my attention.

    Assuming that I do have to good reason to keep on living...

    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people?
    Well, I wouldn't blame them for being afraid. I'd probably grow tired of telling people that, after treatment, leprosy is no longer infectious.
    Anyway, I'd do my own thing. If people want to contact me, they will. If not, they won't.

    2. What would be your biggest priority?
    I'd probably immerse myself in my own endeavours and interests - ones that don't involve people, or where my condition wouldn't be an issue.

    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating?
    Ah, it'd be but just a dream. 0%. As a non-leper, I already think my chances are slim to nothing. I'd have my crushes...but they'd remain one-sided fantasies. Thank goodness for the imagination.

    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this?
    Being a bother to my friends. Is my life worth living? Do they regret having me there? Would they secretly prefer that I leave?
    I'm sure I'd move out, eventually. I'd go grab a cape and wander off, dealing with the world alone. Also, that'd mean my friends could live life respectably again without me as a burden.

    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How?
    No.

    6. Why is there no question 6?
    I don't know.

    7. What would keep you happy?
    Knowing that my few friends genuinely care about me...and having my own sanctuary or something I'm passionate about to keep me going.

    If anyone cares to give an interpretation of this, please do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vizzy View Post
    Assuming that I do have to good reason to keep on living...

    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people?
    Well, I wouldn't blame them for being afraid. I'd probably grow tired of telling people that, after treatment, leprosy is no longer infectious.
    Anyway, I'd do my own thing. If people want to contact me, they will. If not, they won't.

    2. What would be your biggest priority?
    I'd probably immerse myself in my own endeavours and interests - ones that don't involve people, or where my condition wouldn't be an issue.

    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating?
    Ah, it'd be but just a dream. 0%. As a non-leper, I already think my chances are slim to nothing. I'd have my crushes...but they'd remain one-sided fantasies. Thank goodness for the imagination.

    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this?
    Being a bother to my friends. Is my life worth living? Do they regret having me there? Would they secretly prefer that I leave?
    I'm sure I'd move out, eventually. I'd go grab a cape and wander off, dealing with the world alone. Also, that'd mean my friends could live life respectably again without me as a burden.

    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How?
    No.

    6. Why is there no question 6?
    I don't know.

    7. What would keep you happy?
    Knowing that my few friends genuinely care about me...and having my own sanctuary or something I'm passionate about to keep me going.

    If anyone cares to give an interpretation of this, please do.
    Um... sp first?

    It's pretty interesting how sp-first, sx-first and so-first answers seem to differ greatly from one another...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    Um... sp first?

    It's pretty interesting how sp-first, sx-first and so-first answers seem to differ greatly from one another...
    Sx/Sp, apparently. *shrug*
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    You're MBTI, Enneagram and Variants are the same, but now you're a leper, one of the only ones, and it kinda freaks most people out. A lot of the time, you find that people won't come near you, because they don't wanna catch it, (and if they got too close they would.) You can't work so you have very little money/security, and few employment opportunities but you have your own reasons to wanna live, and a few friends that are prepared to give you a room in their house, (though quite far from them) but those people are kind of frowned upon because of it.

    This situation cannot be changed.


    For each variant combination:

    1. How would you instinctively behave towards people?
    Well, I'd keep my distance so they don't catch it. And I probably wouldn't want be seen looking deformed anyways.

    2. What would be your biggest priority?
    Getting treatment, figuring out how I can live this way.

    3. How would you feel about the idea of dating?
    Well, I'd imagine lepers probably don't have the best dating prospects... Ooh, I know! I'd find a blind person! And then he wouldn't care if I look deformed! And then we could go away together to some island and live happily ever after!

    4. What is your biggest concern about all of this?
    Potentially having to give up on my dream of traveling the world and finding my soul mate.

    5. Do you think this might change your variant order? How?
    Well, sp would definitely have a much higher priority.

    7. What would keep you happy?
    Getting treatment, or at least being able to work toward it so I'll be able to afford it. And internet forums.

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