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    Wow people really think like this? Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people I don't like and don't mesh well with, but I'd never say they were "below" me or "worse than" me. What the hell does that even mean? On what criteria can I base calling someone "lower" than myself, or lower than someone else? After all, even the type of person I dislike most will be "better" than me at something, or using some other type of scale. And if I recognize that the basis for the categorization scheme I'm using is completely subjective, then why would I keep using it? Why would I think that such a scheme is in any way useful?

    People fall along a continuum of like/dislike for me at any given moment. Their positions are not fixed and may change with more information. The most I can say about someone in relation to someone else is that I like so and so better than so and so. Not that so and so is worse than so and so. I think that the language of being "better" or "worse" says more than any individual is warranted to say about any other individual without a whole bunch of qualifiers being attached that basically take away the force of the terms.
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    Better = doesn't waste my time

    Worse = wastes my time

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Better = doesn't waste my time

    Worse = wastes my time
    what if you're wasting eachother's time?
    Then who's better?

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    I'm better to me, they're better to them.

    No ones objectively better than anyone else.

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    I guess I understand the reasoning behind the OP, but I don't think I do this. I can pretty much relate to anyone and I don't like the idea of categorizing people. And also because I don't see anyone as being better or worse than me, but having less/more preparation, foresight, or what have you; which has nothing to do with them as a person. I do have people I gravitate towards based on personality, presence, etc, but I don't think I consciously categorize people as less than or more.

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    I think a lot of this is influenced by the T/F dichotomy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I think a lot of this is influenced by the T/F dichotomy.
    In what way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I think a lot of this is influenced by the T/F dichotomy.
    Actually, Fe can really get into people categorizing and comparing, so in that sense, it would be related to Fe. I could see Te ranking people based on efficiency and tangible standards. In my case of not categorizing, I think it's the influence of N (and maybe utter lack of Te). Like Orangey said, this kind of ranking is completely subjective and in that sense, useless, and if you step back and look at it, you'll realize that. On what basis is a person actually less than or better than me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    I think a lot of this is influenced by the T/F dichotomy.
    It could be an ENTJ tendency.

    I've only been very close to two ENTJ's. One my ex-boyfriend. And one a lady I worked for. Both seemed to have the same view of "better and worse" people. I don't believe that they had a logical reason for thinking this way, it was just kind of an intrinsic idea that they had. They weren't mean people, they just believed that this was a valid way of categorizing people.

    I argued with my boyfriend about this a lot. The arguments were difficult to have, because its not like he really had a use for this system, or a reason to believe this, it was just "a fact" as he put it. He even went so far to say that him and I were friends, (along with some others) only because we're "on a higher level" than everyone else.

    He was in fact a very intelligent person, and I would always say, "For such a smart person, this seems to be a really narrow-minded view!" When there are so many more objective ways of classifying people. But, whatever. We agreed to disagree.

    As far as the lady I worked for, I never dared to disagree with her .

    I know that there are other types and different people who may feel this way, but these two stick out in my mind the most, since they were the most verbal about it.

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