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    Default Declarations

    I'm in control here!
    Excuse me, i'm a lady.
    I know how you feel.
    You should listen to me.
    I know what i'm talking about.

    This same basic irony is applied to type declarations on a regular basis. These occur with such frequency between so many different sites through the years that it is hopeless to even try to count. Some examples that inspire doubt.
    Quote Originally Posted by random 'infj' post
    I just discovered i'm an INFJ and it fits so incredibly well. I love to analyze people and can read them so well. I generally know their inner thoughts and can predict what they will say and do next. etc. I'm almost always right.
    The majority of other posters roll their eyes and/or are annoyed and feel intruded upon. Surprisingly, said INFJ does not perceive this possibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by supposed 'intp
    I am really logical and therefore my conclusions are generally right.
    Other posters think apparently not this time.

    There are certain declaration when made, suggest themselves to be false by the nature of the declaration. Certain personal attributes are only relevant 'if' demonstrated. Those who must declare before and/or instead of demonstration are likely false.

    This is just an observation that seems worth keeping in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I'm in control here!
    Excuse me, i'm a lady.
    I know how you feel.
    You should listen to me.
    I know what i'm talking about. [...]
    Blanket declarations of that sort often turn into the first stage of a rather harsh "reality check."

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    Other posters think apparently not this time.

    There are certain declaration when made, suggest themselves to be false by the nature of the declaration. Certain personal attributes are only relevant 'if' demonstrated. Those who must declare before and/or instead of demonstration are likely false.
    Quote Originally Posted by FineLine View Post
    Blanket declarations of that sort often turn into the first stage of a rather harsh "reality check."
    Haha, so hilariously true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random 'infj' post
    I just discovered i'm an INFJ and it fits so incredibly well. I love to analyze people and can read them so well. I generally know their inner thoughts and can predict what they will say and do next. etc. I'm almost always right.
    Quote Originally Posted by supposed 'intp
    I am really logical and therefore my conclusions are generally right.
    These seem like the things you'd read in an introduction thread. I don't see what's wrong with them. If a person is just found out about MBTI and what their type is then these things seem natural to say. Isn't it arrogant to assume that you know more about a complete stranger than they know about themself? :rolli: If a person says they fit the description of an INTP or INFJ or whatever then what is wrong with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    If a person says they fit the description of an INTP or INFJ or whatever then what is wrong with that?
    I wondered about that too.

    Isn't it arrogant to assume that you know more about a complete stranger than they know about themself.
    Yes, it seems ironic in a post about ironic statements.

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