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    So how do SJs and SPs differ when it comes to sports?

    I imagine SJs being more methodical, practising over and over again making slight adjustments in technique, and perhaps more likely to play to a pattern.

    Whereas perhaps SPs are more instinctual and adaptive in their approach, reacting to things that happen in the moment and not afraid to throw out the rule book.

    Of course a sensor sportsperson will take both approaches but maybe they have a preference for one style?

    Some examples of SJ and SP sportspeople with contrasting styles would be cool (if people can think of them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    So how do SJs and SPs differ when it comes to sports?

    I imagine SJs being more methodical, practising over and over again making slight adjustments in technique, and perhaps more likely to play to a pattern.

    Whereas perhaps SPs are more instinctual and adaptive in their approach, reacting to things that happen in the moment and not afraid to throw out the rule book.

    Of course a sensor sportsperson will take both approaches but maybe they have a preference for one style?

    Some examples of SJ and SP sportspeople with contrasting styles would be cool (if people can think of them).
    We played kamakaze basketball. No rules, just get the ball in the net. I prefer active things that are less team and rule based. Like martial arts, we have a team mentality in practice, but we are ultimatley on our own. I need to take my own path and not affect the team. So its a split team/personal sport. I would like to do break dancing, again team work with being able to follow your own path.

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    I would guess SJ would be more attracted to team sports and SP to individual sports in general.

    I think all good sports people are methodical in their approach to practice. I think an SP wants to take an instinctual approach to practice but for the most part that is detrimental to long term success.

    The difference is probably most apparent in the way they play. Carlos Spencer's style of play versus I don't know...Chris Jack? Or NZ and England's style of play overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    The difference is probably most apparent in the way they play. Carlos Spencer's style of play versus I don't know...Chris Jack? Or NZ and England's style of play overall.
    Carlos Spencer (SP) Vs. Johnny Wilkinson (SJ) perhaps?

    Wilkinson plays/played a more traditional style and did the basics with precision but did seem limited and predictable at times. Whereas Spencer was/is more creative, with a much wider range of skills but lacking in precision. During the game Wilkinson imposed his pattern and Spencer broke them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Carlos Spencer (SP) Vs. Johnny Wilkinson (SJ) perhaps?

    Wilkinson plays/played a more traditional style and did the basics with precision but did seem limited and predictable at times. Whereas Spencer was/is more creative, with a much wider range of skills but lacking in precision. During the game Wilkinson imposed his pattern and Spencer broke them down.
    I think that is a good example. I love it how Carlos Spencer annoyed the old rugby crowd with his play a lot. Such a showman.

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    I don't mind either team or individual sports. I don't care as much though for impromptu games where people are just making up rules though. I wouldn't know what to do with myself in poki's kamikaze basketball. I'd either go too far or too little. Heh. I'd insist on "standard" basketball - and hopefully, win within that ruleset. I'm not so rule breaking that I don't like a typical baseball or basketball game. There's a kind of beauty to all of them, and I like to know who's better within the structure of some sports. More fun that way.

    Other than that, I'm probably more on the performer side of things. I get more stoked if winning from my own improvisation. My favorite moments are when I surprised even myself and pulled off something as I was just doing it. And if I fail, I just try something else. Never one to have any ultimate method or approach to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    So how do SJs and SPs differ when it comes to sports?

    I imagine SJs being more methodical, practising over and over again making slight adjustments in technique, and perhaps more likely to play to a pattern.

    Whereas perhaps SPs are more instinctual and adaptive in their approach, reacting to things that happen in the moment and not afraid to throw out the rule book.

    Of course a sensor sportsperson will take both approaches but maybe they have a preference for one style?

    Some examples of SJ and SP sportspeople with contrasting styles would be cool (if people can think of them).

    Yes, this sounds right. I think the sports world favors SPs over SJs. The list of outstanding SP athletes is longer than the SJ list. So much of sports is being able to react to things that happen in the moment, as you stated above for the SPs.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    I would guess SJ would be more attracted to team sports and SP to individual sports in general.

    I think all good sports people are methodical in their approach to practice. I think an SP wants to take an instinctual approach to practice but for the most part that is detrimental to long term success.

    The difference is probably most apparent in the way they play. Carlos Spencer's style of play versus I don't know...Chris Jack? Or NZ and England's style of play overall.
    I think team sports is more of an E/I thing.

    Key to success I think is being methodical and highly self-disciplined when practicing yet being prepared to react to the unexpected and improvise when actually playing the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Key to success I think is being methodical and highly self-disciplined when practicing yet being prepared to react to the unexpected and improvise when actually playing the game.
    Perhaps with life in general, no?
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    I'm gonna disagree on the team thing being an I/E. "Team Spirit" would more than likely be E, but they're just games. Some games can't be played without teams. An I might be attracted to the activity, but be more lowkey within the team dynamic. I think if someone doesn't like even playing with others though it's not type related.

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