User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 21

  1. #1
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default Gut types having difficulty explaining their decisions?

    Do gut types have difficulty explaining why they make decisions past "It seemed like a good idea?"

  2. #2
    Senior Member tinker683's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    MBTI
    ISFJ
    Enneagram
    9w1 sx/sp
    Posts
    2,662

    Default

    Not really, no. Usually when I make a decision it's because I feel it's the best choice I've got at the time.

    Now, I may have a hard time being patient enough or have thought a decision through further enough...but explaining it? Nah, I'm pretty good at that

    But that's me!
    "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
    ― Woodrow Wilson

  3. #3
    reflecting pool Typh0n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,091

    Default

    Dunno if Im a gut type or not, and at the rate poeple are answering my type me thread I never will.

    But lets just say I used to be this way, but learned to justify my actions with logic, which is the only thing people understand(or maybe I know too many sixes).

  4. #4
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    Dunno if Im a gut type or not, and at the rate poeple are answering my type me thread I never will.

    But lets just say I used to be this way, but learned to justify my actions with logic, which is the only thing people understand(or maybe I know too many sixes).
    ha. No one in my life understands logic, only emotions that are pounded into their thick skulls.

  5. #5
    Bunnies & Rainbow Socks Kayness's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    9w1 sp/sx
    Socionics
    SEI
    Posts
    348

    Default

    Not at all (and you're an INFP type 4..???)
    9w1 4w5 5w4 sp/sx RCUAI
    art blog
    Twitter

    "I set about seeking a style in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image"
    - Leni Riefenstahl
    [/CENTER]

  6. #6
    reborn PeaceBaby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    937 so/sx
    Posts
    6,226

    Default

    Ummmmm maybe? I'm not sure? Because I wanted to?
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
    Eleanor Roosevelt


    "When people see some things as beautiful,
    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    5 sx
    Posts
    506

    Default

    not really. I know that I've made an awful lot of decisions that wouldn't make sense to others, but I'm always pretty aware of my motivations. at least in hindsight.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Tabula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    IxFx
    Enneagram
    9w1 so/sx
    Posts
    307

    Default

    A hard time articulating to others our reasoning behind decisions, or a hard time understanding why we decided it for ourselves?

    It depends. For me, anyway.

    In the absence of a well-meaning, well-trusted other to do it for me, little, everyday, mostly inconsequential decisions are made using my super scientific method of mentally (or literally, as in the case of deciding among equally appealing options at a restaurant) shutting my eyes and putting my finger somewhere.

    Big Ass Life Decisions? I could write an essay explaining my reasoning (provided I've actually made a decision at all yet ).

    Any difficulty is met with during the decision-making process--not in explaining it afterward (whether it's to others [if they have the time and interest, hehe] or to myself). If someone were to ask me to explain what's going on in my head during that process, it'd certainly be hard to get it out it in any coherent, sensible way.

  9. #9
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    8w7
    Posts
    2,319

    Default

    @Tabula

    inarticulation for in the moment decisions, or in the moment political decisions.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Tabula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    IxFx
    Enneagram
    9w1 so/sx
    Posts
    307

    Default

    Hm.

    I can always explain it reasonably after I've had time to dissect my motivations and translate the vague, gut-in-nature criteria on which I based those decisions into words, but were someone to ask me immediately following one of the in-the-moment decisons, it would probably come out as some variation of "seemed like a good idea at the time" (unless I absolutely needed to save face, in which case, I'd enlist the aid of my handy BS-ing skills to make up a very reasonable justification which may or may not be reflective of my motivation, horrible as that is).

Similar Threads

  1. What other types have you tested as?
    By Giggly in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 141
    Last Post: 01-25-2009, 08:55 PM
  2. What types have these traits?
    By ptgatsby in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-21-2007, 12:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO