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    I know I joke a lot about unicorns and have fairy avatars and stuff...but if at all possible, I'd pick their realm over ours any day. So what about you guys...what feels like home to you?
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    Kiersey did, at one time, make the split that S's were "earthlings" and N's were from some other planet (I think he used Mars).

    But anyone can feel alienated, I think.

    For me, it's this notion (foisted on me by others) that I am "technical" (which is really meant in a dismissive way).

    I don't view my thought patterns as "technical" at all. I just like to have models (and I believe my models to be rather accurate) for the way things work. I believe it to be a very powerful, and at the risk of seeming arrogant, better-than-average way of looking at the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I don't view my thought patterns as "technical" at all. I just like to have models (and I believe my models to be rather accurate) for the way things work.
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    Everyone can feel like an alien for some reason.
    It's like groups or people hold you up to certain standards and when you cross their lines or act like something they are not used to that's when you know you're maybe gonna need to adapt yourself... You don't Have to, really... It depends how important it is.
    If it's a minor issue, screw them.
    If it influences your happiness and life quality, I'd suggest to remind yourself of Darwin and get along with it =p at least that's what I told myself today, but you don't have to listen to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    Anyone else feel like they don't belong in this world, on this planet and especially in this society? People have been telling me for years that I need to adapt to society and stop being weird. And I've been feeling for years like I don't belong here. Also, could it have something to do with being a very extreme N?
    When people tell me to stop being weird I just ignore them. I am how I am. I like who I am. There are plenty of others in the world who are attracted to my weirdness. I see no reason to stop. If they don't like, they can just learn to deal. And if they think its for my own benefit, they're wrong.

    Yes I am different from the majority of people, but frankly, the majority of people suck and I'm glad I'm different from them. In fact, being unique just for uniqueness's sake is fun. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    Anyone else feel like they don't belong in this world, on this planet and especially in this society? People have been telling me for years that I need to adapt to society and stop being weird. And I've been feeling for years like I don't belong here. Also, could it have something to do with being a very extreme N?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Kiersey did, at one time, make the split that S's were "earthlings" and N's were from some other planet (I think he used Mars).

    But anyone can feel alienated, I think.

    For me, it's this notion (foisted on me by others) that I am "technical" (which is really meant in a dismissive way).

    I don't view my thought patterns as "technical" at all. I just like to have models (and I believe my models to be rather accurate) for the way things work. I believe it to be a very powerful, and at the risk of seeming arrogant, better-than-average way of looking at the world.
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    I think all types feel alienated in some way. Look at the SJs. People assume they are totally at home in society and made for it, but from reading the board it is obvious that they feel out of place too. Society is a compromise between many ways of looking at the world and many viewpoints. It will never be one type's ideal, because all types will have an influence on it. Some types in the minorities might feel it more though.

    I also think INTP thinking is very powerful and precise, and very useful. I think ENP thinking is overlooked a lot also though, because of its less structured nature. All thinking styles have their place, and at work I'm beginning to learn to use the people with the right thinking styles in the right places. I'm slow as all hell when it comes to careful and precise logical steps. But I see and rip apart systems as quick as anything. You guys are lucky in the sense that you get that precise logical, but have the Ne there to do the linking work in a less distracting position than dominant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
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    I think all types feel alienated in some way. Look at the SJs. People assume they are totally at home in society and made for it, but from reading the board it is obvious that they feel out of place too.
    Yeah but almost all of the SJs on this board are also introverts, which would explain some of their difficulties with society, not their SJness.

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    I don't feel like an alien so much these days...well, not as often as I did growing up, although I'm aware other people still see me as such. I'm not exactly run of the mill...nor do I want to be. Mind you I have an easier time of it in Australia, then I ever did in NZ (as much as I love my home country, it's the truth).
    I once was informed, by a not so well meaning work collegue, that maybe I wouldn't stand out as such a freak, if I moved to a decent sized city.
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