User Tag List

First 12345 Last

Results 21 to 30 of 66

  1. #21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    Not true. Anecdotal completely, but... I was an abysmal public speaker. I ran off stage crying nearly every time. Worked really, really hard at it. Ended up taking awards in moot court and am now teaching. So something clearly NOT a preference and NOT a talent ended up being a valuable skill after lots of work.

    Not only that, overcoming that difficulty gave me a lot more confidence. That was the best thing I got out of it - turning something I was terrible at and afraid of into something I'm reasonably good at.
    You have a point there. If a weak point is holding you back from fully utilising a talent then working on it can have a huge pay off.
    Depends on what the weakness is and what options you have in dealing with it.

  2. #22
    Senior Member Jaguar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    12,409

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    *biting (my own) tongue*


    You are not an ENTP.

  3. #23
    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    8,828

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    You are not an ENTP.
    What type do you think, then?

  4. #24
    Reigning Bologna Princess Rajah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7
    Posts
    1,774

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    You are not an ENTP.
    Who are you, and have we ever talked? I'm pretty comfortable with my type, thanks.


    I... suppose. Yeah!

  5. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    xxxx
    Posts
    735

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    You have a point there. If a weak point is holding you back from fully utilising a talent then working on it can have a huge pay off.
    Depends on what the weakness is and what options you have in dealing with it.
    The law of diminishing returns or the 80/20 rule applies here. If you can get a significant improvement overall with only a small amount of effort by bringing your weaknesses up from poor to fair, why would you instead concentrate all your effort on something you already do well to improve it marginally?

  6. #26
    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    8,828

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    Who are you, and have we ever talked?
    Rajah, meet Jaguar. I think he's been a lurker for the longest time, and only recently became more active in posting. So he's probably read your posts, but you probably haven't spoken with him yet.
    I'm pretty comfortable with my type, thanks.
    He's just speculating based on something you said not sounding ENTP-ish, not trying to convince you that your type is wrong. Don't worry, I'm not even sure he was serious.

    I think you once said, "You are not an N!" based on my recalling that you had "" in your signature on here while I was on a different site. Presumably, the insinuation was that such a recollection requires good Si. And come to think of it, I've just opened myself up for you to say that again.

  7. #27
    Senior Member King sns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    enfp
    Enneagram
    6w7 sp/sx
    Socionics
    IEE
    Posts
    6,748

    Default

    It's not that I don't like CNN, Rajah!

    It's that I CANT WATCH CNN. Physically my eyes catch on fire every time.

  8. #28
    Reigning Bologna Princess Rajah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    7
    Posts
    1,774

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    He's just speculating based on something you said not sounding ENTP-ish, not trying to convince you that your type is wrong. Don't worry, I'm not even sure he was serious.
    Yep. I can't possibly dislike incorrect grammar.

    Because I'm an ENTP.


    I... suppose. Yeah!

  9. #29
    WTF is this dude saying? A Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Socionics
    B.S.
    Posts
    1,155

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    It's not that I don't like CNN, Rajah!

    It's that I CANT WATCH CNN. Physically my eyes catch on fire every time.
    That's why you wear special CNN goggles, silly.

    The make Wolf Blitzer look like he has multicoloured clown hair, even the beard.
    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    sheesh humans! for realz

  10. #30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    The law of diminishing returns or the 80/20 rule applies here. If you can get a significant improvement overall with only a small amount of effort by bringing your weaknesses up from poor to fair, why would you instead concentrate all your effort on something you already do well to improve it marginally?
    It's kind of difficult to say whether improving something you already do well marginally would pay off or not. The difference in skill between the top and mid earning people in any field is pretty marginal. Small incremental improvement in one area could really pay off.

    I agree with what you are saying up to a point. But there are other options
    You can build some kind of a support team or simply by getting so good at your talents make your weakness irrelevant.

    I had the Theory of Constraints in mind when I was thinking about it. I've often come back to the theory of constraints when I've thought about strengths and how to utilise them. That's not what the theory is designed for but it works.
    It really helps in running a factory too.

    It depends. You'd have to work back from your objective to see how integral the skill is in obtaining the right result.

Similar Threads

  1. Is it possible to be an "XXXX"?
    By swordpath in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 06-16-2016, 09:21 PM
  2. Being an XXXX is fun...
    By Fay in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-23-2013, 07:51 AM
  3. Ask an XXXX
    By ThatGirl in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 08-01-2011, 09:33 PM
  4. You Know You're An XXXX When...
    By PoprocksAndCoke in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 11-19-2009, 02:14 AM
  5. Just because you're an N....
    By prplchknz in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 09-30-2009, 10:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO