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    Default Generalisation and MBTI

    "That's a generalisation", say the meretricious, not realising that mbti generalises the 7.1 billion alive today into 16 types.

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    but i really don't get along with infp's
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    but i really don't get along with infp's
    So if we divide 7.1 billion by 16 we get about 5 hundred million. So according to mbti you don't get along with about 5 hundred million infps.

    This is a spectular generalisation.

    Can you imagine all those 5 hundred million infps arrayed in front of you, and you don't get on with any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    So if we divide 7.1 billion by 16 we get about 5 hundred million. So according to mbti you don't get along with about 5 hundred million infps.

    This is a spectular generalisation.

    Can you imagine all those 5 hundred million infps arrayed in front of you, and you don't get on with any of them.
    that's the joke

    laugh with me, mole
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunyata View Post
    that's the joke

    laugh with me, mole
    I am not laughing because I am regularly told not to generalise.

    "That's a generalisation", they tell me.

    But they don't know or care that a generalisation is a way of jumping from one set of particulars to another. Generalisation is a way of discovering new perspectives and new ideas.

    All they know is that generalisation is not PC and they are the meretricious PC police.

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    what lovely hypocrisy you display
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett
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    So we have a generalization. Using it poses some questions. Does it provide a good heuristic for some given purpose--understanding others, finding dates, exploring human nature ... ? What important information does it gloss over?

    As MBTI is used 'round these parts, though, the answers are "pretty much never" and "a lot."
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    what lovely hypocrisy you display
    Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscrothers View Post
    So we have a generalization. Using it poses some questions. Does it provide a good heuristic for some given purpose--understanding others, finding dates, exploring human nature ... ? What important information does it gloss over?

    As MBTI is used 'round these parts, though, the answers are "pretty much never" and "a lot."
    Generalisations are not inherently good. There are good generalisations and bad generalisations. And learning to speak in contexts or generalisations, is learning to distinguish good from bad generalistions.

    I do understand that learning to speak in contexts is a higher level of cognitive ability than speaking only in particulars. However many get lost when they move from the realm of particulars, and in their chagrin, disrespect contexts.

    Contexts of course can be quite disorientating, as changing the context changes the meaning of the text. So when we change the context and so the meaning, they cry in psychological pain, "that is not what I meant, you are twisting my meaning", not knowing of course that the meaning of any post is its response.

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    Gender generalises the population into 2 main sets.

    Just because there are 16 types in MBTI, that doesn't mean it's saying everyone in each type is exactly the same, just that they have something in common. And it doesn't mean you can't divide people by other distinctions.
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