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    Rats off to ya! Mort Belfry's Avatar
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    Default Introverted Functions + Animals = Extraverted Functions

    Call me crazy, but through the random interconnections my delicate and combustible psyche has cobbled together, Iíve hit upon a theory that could revolutionise the way simple folk (i.e. yourselves and the people you know; we can safely discount myself) view functions.

    Actually I canít back that up, but hereís the theory anyway:


    Those strong in an introverted function can gleam an understanding of the extraverted version of that function through interactions with animals.


    We all know the remarkable way a Fe-Dom femdom can spin her magic on human beings, but from my initial understanding of Fi-Doms they have a caring for animals that passes into the obsessive. In fact most Fi-Doms I know canít stand more than a month without a pet and I thinks to meself, ďíOld on, wait a mo, bloody Ďell, this seems strangely connected to me untrained senses mefinks.Ē

    This thought passed into redundancy within the hour, but an observation less than a saeculum later begged me for reconsideration. My motherís boyfriend (at a guess an ISTP) took a shine to the family dog (possibly an ESFP, though thatís not nearly as relevant) and has taken it upon himself to teach him all manner of tricks many of us assumed superfluous to daily tasks. It then occurred to me that if he exacted the same practice on a human he could be accused of displaying the dreaded Te.

    So it became somewhat apparent to me that the introverted functions, in the presence of animals, brought out their comparable extraverted functions, albeit only judgement functions.

    Or so I thought until much later when I observed myself with the selfsame dog (thereís a scarcity of dogs in my life, I hope not to overexpose this one) and noticed I had a relationship with him that I share with no human: I physically compete with him.

    I stay away from competing with humans, not least of all because Iím terrified of doing so. Iíve never taken an interest in sports (which can be evidenced by my resulting physique, though I particularly donít want to belabour this point) and Iíve always been embarrassed to try excel physically, but embarrassment seems to be impossible in front of dogs and other non-human animals, (which Iíve always found interesting in itself but could serve as topic for another thread and conversation) and I fight with this dog with no intention of giving up.

    Now I have low Se, but my Si would outweigh that of the average Se-Dom and I realised it what this introverted function I was subverting in these canine toils.

    So this is the pattern I finally concluded upon (though a simplistic view):


    Fe: Look after people
    Fi: Look after animals

    Te: Direct people
    Ti: Direct animals

    Se: Compete with people
    Si: Compete with animals


    As of yet I havenít witnessed the connection between Ne and Ni, but when I do Iíll be on this thread so fast to post my uninteresting findings that the emoticons used will spin off the page.


    Adieu.
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    I guess we'll never know.

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    To have to watch this show.

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    Maybe introverts just like animals because they don't talk.

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    I sometimes like animals and I sometimes like people, but I sometimes hate animals and sometimes hate people? what does that mean? And I have never been obsessive over a human or an animal.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I sometimes like animals and I sometimes like people, but I sometimes hate animals and sometimes hate people? what does that mean?
    I don't know what it means, but I would take the opportunity in the rare instances of simultaneously hating both people and animals to plot some sort of destruction of the Earth scenario. Someone eventually has to do it and why miss out on being the most important person in history, though the instantaneity might mar the chances of your importance being documented.
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    I hate animals. But i like nature especially camping.
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Belfry
    Fe: Look after people
    Fi: Look after animals

    Te: Direct people
    Ti: Direct animals

    Se: Compete with people
    Si: Compete with animals
    Pretty interesting obervations! But ouch for me, as I'm one who as I have noticed, tends to relish and shower all this affection on animals that I don't towards people.
    Quote Originally Posted by lemons View Post
    Maybe introverts just like animals because they don't talk.
    And this is what I had figured. We all have a natural desire to show affection, but if we are reserved in showing it towards people, then it comes out on these other creatures who are somewhat like people in ways, but won't reject us, as an introvert might fear.
    I notice how many INTP's do have cats as their avatars (esp. over at INTPc), so is that affection, or does their liking of animals stem from a desire to have someone to direct?

    Trying to figure what N would be. Ne does something with people, and Ni would do it with animals. Competing is one aspect of Se, so it would be an aspect of Ne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    I notice how many INTP's do have cats as their avatars (esp. over at INTPc), so is that affection, or does their liking of animals stem from a desire to have someone to direct?
    Well my mums got a cat and i hate the thing. Leaves hairs all over the PC seat! Wish the thing would get hit by a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ99 View Post
    Well my mums got a cat and i hate the thing. Leaves hairs all over the PC seat! Wish the thing would get hit by a car.
    Ti: Direct animals

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    I had a cat once. I would always make really odd puns about the cat and play odd games with it (like maybe getting it to follow my finger or something), once even trying to teach it how to read. I would also keep on trying various things to figure out how to communicate with it, although I never figured out how to do so on much more than a basic level.

    The interesting thing is, most of the puns I've made that are funny are about cats. The rest of them are terrible... although normally I don't even try to make them.

    Maybe that means something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    I had a cat once. I would always make really odd puns about the cat and play odd games with it (like maybe getting it to follow my finger or something), once even trying to teach it how to read. I would also keep on trying various things to figure out how to communicate with it, although I never figured out how to do so on much more than a basic level.
    Ne: Understand people?
    Ni: Understand animals?

    I don't know, but I somehow think is the final piece of the puzzle, Athenian, thanks.
    Why do we always come here?

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    It's like a kind of torture,
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