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    How do you approach problems?

    By asking what will work, getting an answer, and then taking the steps to get there. If I don't have enough information, I will spend time doing research until the answer comes to me.

    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?

    By making impulsive, irrational, emotionally-fueled decisions (it never, ever goes well). Indulging in hedonistic pleasures. Flitting from one thing to another because I have lost focus.

    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?


    Speaking up instead of blowing up. Being protective instead of confrontational. Resisting the desire to isolate myself from others. Becoming more physically grounded...these last two are extremely tough for me.

    What drains your energy the most?

    Prolonged, intense emotional contact with others.

    What do you find the most relaxing?

    Solitude, my headphones, a glass of red wine, and a book. Swimming, taking a drive...being by the ocean.

    How are you in social situations?

    I can fend but not for long. I think I also come across as a little aggressive and outspoken, so maybe not so good. *shrug*

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    How do you approach problems?

    It completely depends upon the problem. Each one is a unique animal in and of itself. But I could also, say, that my instinct is to deal with it on my own. I look at it from multiple angles and seek out win/win solutions.


    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?

    Depending on the problem, I may just withdraw from humanity for a few days.

    Or, I become militantly stubborn, kick into a do or die kind of mode, get really tenacious and eerily quiet, except for the promise to act, which I will carry/do out.

    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?

    Through a deepening of my spiritual life, through relying on my wisdom mind as opposed to my emotional mind, and not being led around by popular opinion, propaganda or my own desires. By doing what's "just" above what's cool or popular, by insisting that I see through the eyes of eternity and seeing the "big picture". Balance-By constantly seeking the right way and walking [conduction my life according to its principles] in it.


    What drains your energy the most?

    Distractions from a project. Too much talking. Loud voices. Loud music. Being pulled at by too many people for too long of a time. Being with complaining, argumentive and petty people. Definitely shopping. Small talk. Small talk may be number 1.


    What do you find the most relaxing?

    Just having alone time. Being "free" and allowed to just "be".


    How are you in social situations?

    It depends on the situation and the others present at the social event. I'm good at speaking at gatherings. I'm good at instructing. But I'm awkward with the lunch table crowd and often feel like the odd one out. I'm the only Ni in the building though so that might have something to do with it. I'm awkward with just making day to day small talk. I think I come across as a little too intense for some people. I get bored with too much mundane talk and pretty soon I'm trying to find a corner to hide in or a project to engage my mind.
    A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese

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    @VagrantFrance responded in such an apt way... But I'll fill out my own.

    How do you approach problems?
    Based on my own personal logical framework. It is paramount it is mine and alone. Relying on others for thinking makes me feel like I'm dependable on them and thus, incompetent.
    How does point of stress (7) manifest for you?
    Over-thinking, resulting in analysis paralysis. Very stressed out, can result in chest pain. Have a hard time relaxing, feels like my mind is far removed from my body. I can have weird compulsive ideas and thoughts such as eating things that aren't edible, jumping through a window, moving out and so on. Generally expressed as a constant feeling of needing to get away/be on the move/do something. Also experience myself as emotionally detached and removed, more so than I do normally. Most of all it feels like an out of body experience of sorts. I'm here but not here at all. I'm removed from the world itself and I'm behind a glass wall looking inside but I can't enter.

    Can result in spending time on leisure pleasures as it helps to relax my mind and if very unhealthy, apathetic towards the world and taking personal responsibility.

    How does point of growth (8) manifest for you?
    Exactly how was expressed before. A feeling of doing instead of thinking. Do more, think less. There's action, something happens, I'm moving forward instead of standing still and endlessly planning and observing.

    What drains your energy the most?
    Social obligations, expectations. I second people who disturb my peace when I want to be alone and I lose my focus of what I'm doing.

    What do you find the most relaxing?
    Do things I enjoy doing. Thinking, researching, analyzing.
    How are you in social situations?
    Awkward. Usually silent and I spend more time observing others than I interact. I tend to meta-analyze social situations as well, meaning that I study not only those around me but also myself and the meaning of social action.

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    How do you approach problems? I normally try to hide away at first, and not be the one whose the problem. But if a friend or myself is emotionally or physically hurt by whatever the problem may be, then I will turn into a... err... bitch.....

    How does point of stress manifest for you? I get stressed out whenever I feel like I am not in control over my life, like when I feel someone else is running it for me, or when I feel as though it's being wasted. Or whenever I suspect someone's lying..

    How does point of growth manifest for you? Hasn't..

    What drains your energy the most? Feeling like I'm not living life the way that I want to, and like I'm living it like someone else wants me to.

    What do you find the most relaxing?

    How are you in social situations?

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