I think when it comes to wisdom, 'Life Wisdom' isn't necessarily something you can type, it is simply a collection of experiences and the subjects' ability to learn and gain knowledge from them. I would not have thought a person's type would correlate so much with how much wisdom they can glean from their own past, from others and life around them.
Wisdom in the terms of book knowledge is i would think is a more measureable field than life in MBTI.
I could be wrong =)
Terrible things happen to good people every day.
Consequentially, I am not one of the good people. I am one of the terrible things..
Imo, for "life wisdom" you need at least these three things:
1. You have to be open for any input AND conclusion (or you will constantly be a victim of ignorance and/or cognitive dissonance)
2. You should let yourself have the time to evaluate what you experienced, but also, you have to experience as much as possible
3. Never let feelings overwhelm your decision, but also never ignore them completely(to be honest, that's the point I personally have issues with)
Oh, and a very ... superficial thing: You have to be somewhat-intelligent & have a somewhat-decent memory. There are surely more points, but that are the ones that came to my mind.
As you see, it's important that you have a balanced personality.
It's not necessary that you match this all the time - In fact, the people with the most "life wisdom" are often the ones who did many stupid things when they were younger.
Originally Posted by entropie
"Wisdom comes with winters."
In my head, it's always winter. Jay!
They say I only think in form of crunching numbers.....
-Fall Out Boy
What is wisdom anyway?
Who can say if one is wise or not?
If all people were the same, yes we could say...look that guy is wiser, because we would all aspire to the same thing.
But we're not the same, we aspire to all kinds of crazy shit.
I do believe that introspection is required for wisdom, also ..no/few cognitive errors. For instance, a person who generalizes cannot be wise, because his view on things is flawed.
Not all people aspire to wisdom, from what I've seen, most people aspire to comfort. But wisdom can be comforting too.
For me the wise oak is the INTP.
Because INTPs have similar values like ENTPs.
There are two male bulls standing on a hill and looking over a herd of female cows. Says the young bull: "let's run down the hill and have us a cow !" Says the old bull: "Nah, we'll walk down the hill and have them all."
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"