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    My opinion on that: INTPc is a forum with like 2200 active members. The cultural, educational, personal, etc. differences would already form a multitude of characters, and let's not forget that the type is related mainly with tendencies and preferences, not with behaviour. Even between INTPs some might be more extroverted than others, some more feeling, some more detail-oriented, etc. and, in all cases, the personality is much more than 4 letters, in my opinion.
    As for the reactions towards members of different types, I think most of them are purely humorous, with intention to jest, not to insult.
    Of course the phenomenon of members trying to fit the stereotype is present in many cases, but I find that mostly the younger members tend to do this, by younger meaning both in age and in having discovered their type. I think it deserves the way to try not to feel offended by the most immature members and focus on discussions that might really offer some interesting point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkw View Post
    After having read posts on INTPc many times (though I dislike INTPc), a question has come to mind:
    Is it just me, or do many many of the members believe that they are INTPs when they are, in fact, another type? For some reason, so many so-called "INTPs" on INTPc actually seem far more ISTP, ENTP, INTJ, INFP, and even types such as ESTP. Am I wrong in this assumption? Is there any particular reason why so many members do not seem very INTP?
    I checked the five latest results they have currently in their cognitive processes thread.
    The medial = the consensus = the statistical average of the five results corresponds to the medial of a much larger group I checked on an earlier occasion.

    The medial of the five is

    Ti Ne Ni Fi Te Se Si Fe

    The model based on geometric numbers which corresponds equation of balance (9-X) for the INTP is

    Ti Ne Ni Te Fi Se Si Fe

    As you see, the medial of the cognitive processes tests (above) shows also an equation of balance.

    Now, the closer you approach the middle point (Te Fi) the shorter the span.
    So it is hardly surprising these (Te and Fi) show a tendency to change place. They come close- in theory to nil exactly.

    They are INTPs all right. No question about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Hey I've been a twenty something INTP for more than ten years now and I'm not THAT bad!!
    Eh, I was INTP for about 8 years of my twenties too!

    But I think I've gotten worse, not better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Eh, I was INTP for about 8 years of my twenties too!

    But I think I've gotten worse, not better...
    It has been noted that you've lost your inquisitive verve.
    Now reading your signature I can perhaps see why. I'm supposed to be doing likewise but it fills me with disgust half the time so I take regular breaks?
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I think because of the medium there is simply a preponderance of 20-something INTPs who have never yet found a place where they feel at home. The behavior seems typical for people in that stage of development. [There are some older members who are better rounded and more emotionally mature.]
    There do seem to be a lot of the "angsty philosopher" type of person on the forums.

    It probably doesn't help that INTPcentral isn't really about anything, it's more of an INTP social forum, which effects who will post there. Someone really into some particular activity or subject would likely be doing that activity or subject more, and not spending lots of time on INTPcentral, which leaves a hole to be filled, and what seems to have happened is that the hole fills up with pointless arguments, lots of social game playing, and other fluff,which is behavior stereotypes in other types.

    Something similar does seem to be happening here, actually, with a lot of gossip type of stuff building up, fluff appearing a lot in threads, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    It has been noted that you've lost your inquisitive verve.
    Now reading your signature I can perhaps see why. I'm supposed to be doing likewise but it fills me with disgust half the time so I take regular breaks?
    Eh, it's more a product of time an interest than type... and perhaps purpose? That, or it's a solid case that type identification is very powerful.

    (Or people have just driven me nuts and I've taken to using a baseball bat.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Eh, it's more a product of time an interest than type... and perhaps purpose? That, or it's a solid case that type identification is very powerful.

    (Or people have just driven me nuts and I've taken to using a baseball bat.)
    Baseball bat? where's your sense of pride man?

    Hockey stick surely
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    Baseball bat? where's your sense of pride man?

    Hockey stick surely
    Heh, I use the weapon with maximum utility... I don't play sports, or watch, or anything similar.

    However, I will trade to a ski pole if you wish... A sharpened... pole... yessss....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Heh, I use the weapon with maximum utility... I don't play sports, or watch, or anything similar.

    However, I will trade to a ski pole if you wish... A sharpened... pole... yessss....
    Hmm the grip is awkward. Besides if you're Canadian just use an axe. No one would think anything of a Canadian with an axe now would they.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by htb View Post
    Based on language usage and interaction style, possibly upwards of 50 percent. INTP forums are social incarnations of Wikipedia, ISTP forums are monkeyhouses, and INTPCentral inclines strongly towards the latter.

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