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    On the face of it Typology Central should not work as most of us are obsessed with ourselves and how we appear to others, yet Typology Central is quite successful. Why is this?

    We notice a similar thing with the bumble bee for, on the face of it, from an aeronautical perspective, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, yet the humble bee defies aeronautics and flies every day.

    The bumble bee does have a secret and that is found in the movable tilt of the wings, so does Typology Central have a similar secret that enables us to be successful?

    And the answer is a resounding yes.

    And the answer lies not in quality of the members but in the structure of our intercourse.

    So how do we practise intercourse with each other here every day?

    The key to our successful intercourse is reciprocity. So reciprocity is equivalent to the movable tilt of a bumble bee's wings.

    So notice: we post and we reply. We reciprocate a post with a reply. And this enbles us to fly.

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    >goes on a forum about MBTI

    >insists everyone leave the site and stop practicing MBTI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilogen View Post
    >goes on a forum about MBTI

    >insists everyone leave the site and stop practicing MBTI
    I think you miss the nuance of my post. I am against self obsession and being obessed with how others see us, and I am against mbti, but I am strongly in favour of reciprocity.

    And so we see self obsession and mbti are merely the content of reciprocity. In fact the content is somewhat irrelevant.
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    I like bumblebees.

    There, I reciprocated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    I think you miss the nuance of my post. I am against self obsession and being obessed with how others see us, and I am against mbti, but I am strongly in favour of reciprocity.

    And so we see self obsession and mbti are merely the content of reciprocity. In fact the content is somewhat irrelevant.
    So what @Nihilogen said is correct.
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    @Nihilogen tsk, tsk, tsk. That's going too far. It's so perfect it'll look like I was complicit.

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    That's what I was afraid of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    I like bumblebees.

    There, I reciprocated.
    You did reciprocate, Bad Octopus, and now I am reciprocating in turn.

    And notice we are doing nothing but reciprocating, showing that content is arbitrary and actually irrelevant.

    I do note though that a powerful form of reciprocation is nastiness. Nastiness calls to nastiness for a reply and won't be denied.

    And by the same token understanding calls to understanding, empathy calls to empathy and creativity calls to creativity. So reciprocity transcends both nastiness and wholesomeness.

    Reciprocity is a function of the medium not the users of the medium. For instance, we can't use the telephone without speaking and replying, the telephone won't work without reciprocity. And we can be good on the phone and bad on the phone, but what we can't do is not reciprocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    I think you miss the nuance of my post. I am against self obsession and being obessed with how others see us, and I am against mbti, but I am strongly in favour of reciprocity.

    And so we see self obsession and mbti are merely the content of reciprocity. In fact the content is somewhat irrelevant.
    What is reciprocy? I get where you are coming from. MBTI is innacurate, because it does not five deeply into who you truly are. What can we do to determine our true selves and is it possible?
    "...Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.
    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."
    -The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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