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    Senior Member Array Eileen's Avatar
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    People at work have commented that they worried about how I--clearly a shy introvert, clearly sensitive--would fare as a teacher, but that within a semester or two it became clear that I'm quite a bit tougher than I look.

    In particular, one of my assistant principals, at the end of my first year of teaching or maybe the beginning of my second, made a comment in a presentation at a staff meeting: "When Miss S got here, I thought that those kids were going to throw her out of the window. But she did allright." (I didn't point out at the time that I teach in a room without windows.)

    "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Develishly handsome (ok, I made that up although I have been complimented for my looks on many occasions)
    Indecisive ("if you ran a country it would fall into anarchy in five minutes!")
    You have the prettiest eyes I've ever seen!
    Possibly on drugs (I don't do drugs though)

    And yes, I did use a thesaurus on "insane" just for fun on some words :P

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    I was told I was negative, I'm not negative. and when I say something negative I'm rarely serious like if I can't I get the door to work I say "the door hates me" obviously the door doesn't hate me it's a door.
    by @magpie

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    Some things off the top of my head...

    My husband:
    (An INTP. These type of comments are few and far between, but that makes it very special when he does say them.)

    very perceptive
    oblivious to my surroundings
    a tease

    My Family - things they have directly said:
    (Mostly SJs here)

    weird/crazy/hilarious (my sister says this a lot, she's an ESFP)
    silly (my mom says this quite a bit, this is her nice way of saying weird)
    patient (they call it patient, I call it self control)
    sarcastic (by my dad, sarcasm is ‘wrong’ to him)

    My Family - things they indirectly say:
    (This mainly applies to my Mom and my sister (ESFJs), and my Dad to a lesser degree (ISFJ))

    Think that I am ashamed to be an American (I guess this is because I live in a different country? It’s pretty weird though…)

    Snobby/they think that I think I'm better than them

    - I find this one of the most interesting reactions that people have toward me, so I'm going to go into it a little bit more.
    It seems like they think both me and my husband are snobby, but it gets directed at me since I am the immediate family. I've tried to figure out why they feel this way (since it's not based on reality!), and what I've come up with is:

    They associate certain things that I like with being snobby/superior (like to drink wine occasionally, like nice food, like to travel, like to read a lot, like to learn)

    I think some of this must be due to class and their social circle. I would say that they are lower middle class and their social circle is restricted to their church. In this environment, many of the things that I (and my husband) like aren’t considered the norm I suppose. Of course there are other people they know who also like some of the things that they would consider snobby/superior, but either they don’t associate with them or they are fine with them liking these things because they see this person as superior to them (this person is in a position of authority).

    They feel slightly intimidated by my husband and I, and they read into this that we think we’re superior to them.

    If I disagree with something, or have a different opinion, this is also perceived as my feeling superior. (I would say this is related to feeling intimidated by me)

    And I’ll stop now, this post is way too long already! (But I could keep going…hmm maybe I’ll write one about my husband. It’s fascinating how people react to him.)
    “Can a man of perception respect himself at all?”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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    People think im a complete asshole and very rude, until they get to now me and realise its just my sense of humor...then they know im an asshole...

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    My friend told me she'd love me as a teacher. My parents think I'd be good as a waldorf teacher. I wouldn't mind being a college professor but don't want to get a Ph.d.

    The same friend also was like but you'd so play favortism, and yes I would. Though if I go into teacher I'd rather not teach middle school and maybe not highschool and really don't want to teach public. I'd like to teach at a small school

    One of my favorites so far "You drink?! but you're so quiet and nice" I responded with "that's why"
    by @magpie

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    Close friends:

    "You seem mean, but you're actually nice in the inside ... right?"
    "No! Are you crazy, I won't do that!"
    "You're interesting... like, you think differently and you respond differently to things..."
    "You're so ditzy -- it's over there."
    "You're so queer -- I mean -- well, I can't find a better word for it."
    "No! -- you always find a way to get other people to say what you want them to say."
    "You're lying -- stop! You always throw me off."
    "Teach me how to fake interest!"
    "You're so playful, but stop putting stuff on my back."


    "You mean you're antisociable?" [quoted, haha ]
    "You really got'ta socialize more with people, then you'll probably know that spiral is spelled SPAI-RHUL not SPEE-RHUL"
    "No matter how you look at it, you can never be serious.."
    "Ok, look at you, there's no way you can look scary."
    "You're so jokes"
    "Oh really? You're so smart."
    "You're so cute!"
    "I like your shirt/pants/dress/skirt etc."
    "You're like a robot.. I'm so jealous, I want a delete and download button too!"
    "You're so different, like -- totally not mainstream!"


    "Don't be so selfish... share." [I think it was about food.]
    "Stop doing your art on the dining table!"
    "Stop studying, take a break.."
    "Oh, you're home, now I can turn off the radio."

    Hopefully I'll remember to update this, later... heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    Those were great, Usehername.

    Which of these comments you got first and which later?
    Sorry for the late reply, I forgot about this thread.

    The "find a way to relate to everyone" was referring to one-on-one interpersonals.

    The "socially inept but endearing" was more in group dynamics--but just generally, it wasn't uncommon for me to say something totally inappropriate, but it came across as what Toonia would call the tertiary Fi of an INTJ/childlike candor. So I always have/(hopefully always will) get away with it.
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
    C.S. Lewis

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    Hmm. Through high school, my friends always likened me to a mouse, I always got 'conscientious' on my report cards, most people see me as 'sweet' and 'nice'. Around friends, though, I was told I was 'so random!', 'omg you're so cute!' and 'hyper'. Once a teacher told me I had a really different way of doing things, but I think that's just because I had forgotten the proper way to do a maths problem and thus had invented my own way. ^^

    And always, always, 'you're so smart!!'.

    For some reason in my family I have a reputation for being quite stubborn... possibly because I'm quite laid back most of the time so when I do decide to put my foot down it's very noticeable.

    Now I get the 'smart' thing less, because I admit I project myself a little fluffier, more smiley and jokey and less quiet and intense. More often I'm told I'm 'weird'. And I still get 'nice' all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Absolutely. Same here - I used to be always told I was intelligent, until I got sick to death of it and wanted to be seen as more than a brain on legs. It was the only compliment I ever got, as though I had no other qualities. It used to irritate me cos I didn't really care that much for being a smart person, I wanted more to be a good person. It's not as though I tried to be smart.

    Similarly, I learned to channel my intelligence into humour and enthusiasm and use it that way to reach people, rather than dry sorta intellectual stuff. And also like you, since doing that I've had less recognition of my intelligence, and I get assumed to be 'shallow' sometimes, more traditional academic types tend not to take me seriously until they get an acid demonstration of the wits they doubt the existence of!!
    Absolutely! It's funny how most people assume a cheery, lighthearted demeanour = lack of intelligence.

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    EVERYTHING just works out fine for me when I put in no effort whatsoever.
    Me too! How weird.
    Extraversion (52%) ---- Introversion (48%)
    Sensing (26%) ---- iNtuition (74%)
    Thinking (16%) ---- Feeling (84%)
    Judging (5%) ---- Perceiving (95%)

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    I was told that I don't know how to be fake, which I don't

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