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    Default "You can't compare"

    What kinds of persons more readily compare dissimilar items, trying to find a baseline for comparison, and what kinds of persons more readily state "you can't compare"?

    For example, there's the old adage that you can't compare apples and oranges. It's true, they are not exactly similar. Yet they can be compared in terms of nutrients/weight, sales/day etc.
    Some people couldn't even compare two apples - they would seem too dissimilar for them to make a fair comparison.
    Other people could compare the 16th century kingdom of Sweden to modern day Pakistan.
    Yet another bunch of people could compare cornflakes to earthquakes.

    Many people readily compare anything to Nazis.

    So, what kind of personality traits are connected with the readiness and profiency in comparing two things to each other, and to the statement "you can't compare" ?

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    Anything can be compared provided the particular quality or aspect being compared is valid.

    Anything cannot be compared provided the particular quality or aspect being compared is invalid.

    For example, you can compare, Ghandi to the Nazis, in the sense that he called upon national pride and history, to rally his people to a mass patriotic cause.

    For example, you cannot compare eating apple skin, to eating orange peel.


    I think apples are more akin to oranges than Ghandi was to Hitler, yet, in the above examples, the former comparison is valid and the latter is not.

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    You can compare anything. Any two things share similar qualities. It just depends on how abstract you want to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post

    So, what kind of personality traits are connected with the readiness and profiency in comparing two things to each other, and to the statement "you can't compare" ?
    Quote Originally Posted by metalmommy View Post
    You can compare anything. Any two things share similar qualities. It just depends on how abstract you want to be...
    I think strong Ne types are more inclined to compare two seemingly very different things.

    At the opposite extreme, I think Si/Ti combo is really good at finding small differences between two very similar things.

    My brain seems to go both ways and every way in between.
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    id like to buy Ne-Ti or Ne for 200$ Alex!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Che Parla View Post
    For example, you cannot compare eating apple skin, to eating orange peel.
    They are both a-peeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    They are both a-peeling
    You're a bad apple for making that joke at my expense. I should orange to have you taken care of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    What kinds of persons more readily compare dissimilar items, trying to find a baseline for comparison, and what kinds of persons more readily state "you can't compare"?

    For example, there's the old adage that you can't compare apples and oranges. It's true, they are not exactly similar. Yet they can be compared in terms of nutrients/weight, sales/day etc.
    Some people couldn't even compare two apples - they would seem too dissimilar for them to make a fair comparison.
    Other people could compare the 16th century kingdom of Sweden to modern day Pakistan.
    Yet another bunch of people could compare cornflakes to earthquakes.

    Many people readily compare anything to Nazis.

    So, what kind of personality traits are connected with the readiness and profiency in comparing two things to each other, and to the statement "you can't compare" ?
    Are you talking about tolerence?
    "May you live all the days of your life"

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    No, this is not about tolerance.

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    Ok
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