Disliking the idea of fun may actually come from other's uncertainty. They proclaim that an activity will be fun in the hope that other's will join in and make it fun. Often should the activity fail to be fun they will then avert the blame for the failure elsewhere.
I don't like mandatory fun. I don't like having fun in a place I can't escape for some quiet time. Camping is for homeless people and not fun. I don't find things like tractor pulls, monster truck races or anything related to NASCAR fun (but I do love observing the people at those events). I like sports and going to sporting events but I need to get away from the crowds at some point. People who want fun all the time would exhaust me much sooner than I would become irritated with them. And I have been called a snob for this in the past.
I think though in my case it's more the over-active Ti..
Or TiNe combination
INTP. Learning for learnings sake.
I spend a while as a kid reading the dictionary... that didn't get me teased much oh no... darned fun police!
Yes, I've seen that in my sis. I couldn't spend a vacation by reading a book of a new programming language (or a dictionary ). But I could spend my vacation rading scientific studies about people (like about the brain functioning, psychology etc.), so I don't know if I'm any "better" in that sense. I'm just interested in differnent kind of learning than my sis.
Ooo me too. Always wondered how my ENFP friend could equally enjoy having fun discussing the intricacies of the meaning of life and also enjoy those stupid social event like thingies. Always thought he was just odd that way... now I know.. he's odd but he's not special
Your friend seems very fun and interesting person . He is special, all ENFP's are, of course.
I guess that's where I lose the INTP defence. I enjoy that too... just in smaller groups.. like groups of two
That's probably why I enjoy discussions with INTP's because they really involve themselves in the discussion IF you get their "attention" and IF they are interested what you are saying and IF they see you worth of it.
Ooo you swine... deflecting answers....not listening... best not let that INTP know of this tactic.
blame the Ne, blame the Ne....
Being considered intelligent means that you'll get asked dry questions more often.
Hehe, I think the INTP I was referring to, thought I was intelligent (enough) to listen to his TiNe thoughts. I thought that was a compliment even if my Ti isn't good enough to follow through (or something).
Being considered interesting is much better. Least that way they'll ask you any old thing just to hear your thoughts.
You are right. I hate when INTP's tend to be right.