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    Default Mannerisms vs. Type (same mannerisms, same type?)

    I had wondered on and off about this and then yesterday I watched a SNL with Hugh Laurie in it. He acts exactly like my cousin when he isn't "acting." I would swear I was watching my cousin talk.

    If people have the same mannerisms are they the same type?

    What contributes to mannerisms if that isn't true?

    What mannerisms do you see for certain types?

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    I was hoping something like this would come from the video thread. That is where you could check the theory out.

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    I've noticed this too, but I haven't noticed it being a type thing. I could be wrong though. Its not even something I can distinguish very much on a minute level - its just in a very broad sense (x person reminds me of y person).

    Interested to see others opinions on this.

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    mannerism wise, my ENFJ sis and ISFJ mom have A LOT in common (people comment on this whenever they've met both of them). They don't have quite as much in common once you get to know them better- on the surface though, you'd think that they were the same!

    I really don't meet many people with much in common with me mannerism-wise though
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    I think a lot of my mannerisms are like my istj mom, so, for me, I think they are more learned. However, while watching Aphrodite's video I noticed she clasped her hands while standing and talking; this is something that I also do.

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    Mannerisms could fit an axis at least... so you could expect a very introverted individual to exhibit classic shyness or withdrawal mannerisms such as covering the face, or hiding behind a hand. An extraverted intuitive (say an ENTP) to wave their arms around when talking.

    And so on.

    I can't say I have noticed common mannerisms as such in the people I know of a particular type, although speed and nature of discourse certainly can be spotted. So, an excitable xNTP will talk quickly and crazily about a subject they are enthused by. If that counts as a mannerism.

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    Well, here's me, do other INTPs match?
    1) I talk painfully slowly, people comment on it all the time.
    2) I can not raise my voice, in loud places people ask me to repeat everything I say.
    3) I often don't finish sentences, so imprecise, but I use precise vocabulary and structure... in the half sentence that does make it out of my mouth.
    4) I gesture with my hands when I talk, more vague flailing than anything that actually communicates anything.
    5) I make goofy faces, especially to express dislike.

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    Only slightly related, but too good to not post: do you think the Swedish twins are the same MBTI type?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    mannerism wise, my ENFJ sis and ISFJ mom have A LOT in common (people comment on this whenever they've met both of them). They don't have quite as much in common once you get to know them better- on the surface though, you'd think that they were the same!

    I really don't meet many people with much in common with me mannerism-wise though
    Yeah, I generally thought manerisms were family related.

    To the OP, are you sure you also don't have similar manerisms?

    Still, I really identify with the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by sofmarhof View Post
    Well, here's me, do other INTPs match?
    1) I talk painfully slowly, people comment on it all the time.
    2) I can not raise my voice, in loud places people ask me to repeat everything I say.
    3) I often don't finish sentences, so imprecise, but I use precise vocabulary and structure... in the half sentence that does make it out of my mouth.
    4) I gesture with my hands when I talk, more vague flailing than anything that actually communicates anything.
    5) I make goofy faces, especially to express dislike.
    I don't talk enough for people to comment on my slowness too often, but I have gotten it once or twice.

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    Hmmmm....

    This is very interesting to me.

    Me = ESTP
    My Dad = ESTJ
    My best friend = ESFP

    My best friend and I are so much alike it is not even funny. Both bodybuilders, both looney as hell, both very active while speaking (arms waving, jumping up and making faces, whatever necessary to give life to our topic) and both full ojn for having fun/being silly over any other possible mode of operation.

    My Dad's persona is very, very similar to mine if I am at work. Still very lively, still active, still fun, but task oriented. He has a much better sense of protocol and organizational tact (33 years in the US Army, retired as a Colonel) but he can crack a joke out of nowhere if he wants to, but please God, do not get in the way of what he has conceived of as a schedule in his mind. I am serious and determined, but my Dad takes that to a whole different level.

    Another good friend of mine is ISFP, and he and I are only similar when he is in a lively mood, otherwise there can be stark differences. His sister, another very good friend of mine is INTP. Her and I hit it off big time on humor, but she is very reserved and calculating, and I am very glad I never pissed her off in the 25 years I've known her.

    I'm looking forward to the responses of others...
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