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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Well, actually, I'll tell you what inspired this thread. And it's actually not meant to blame N's for an S prejudice. It's to make light of my own prejudices. I won't name the exact type prejudice, since I don't want an uproaring. (Many of you may know what it is, anyways.) We'll call them xxxx for now Many xxxx's on this site are annoying. Point blank. They suck. (Not all of them, but a high percentage of them. Just to clarify, I can make a list of awesome xxxx's from this site as well.) In real life, I don't really notice that much. I just realized that this site led me to believe that half of this type must be horrible. Therefore, this site actually created a prejudice.
    Some of the "representatives" of a type here make a bad name for that type, true... but I find those are just a few loudmouth people.

    The spirit behind MBTI is to embrace the idea that there are different personalities (which most people realize to a point, but may not realize it's as big a difference as cognitive function), and that each has its strengths & one is not superior to another. This is why MBTI may be accused of being too "positive" in its profiles. In Gifts Differing, Myers says she wanted to focus on the "normative" types, or the what a type looks like when relatively healthy. Sometimes on this site, there is more focus on the way a type can be unhealthy.
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    Depends how you define prejudices, I suspect just from the threads I've read since being here that there'd not be a consensus on that one.

    To often when I hear people talking about getting rid of prejudices they just mean getting rid of opinions that are different from theirs or opinions they dont like. A lot of the time its the people who imagine they're he most open minded, critical, free thinking, receptive and progressive they can be, they just got better blinkers.

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    I agree with the OP. It creates prejudices, based on artificial distinctions. If I claimed to be from Mars, you wouldn't assume that I didn't speak any earthly language or be unable to breathe the atmosphere on this planet - you would assume that I was either delusional or had an agenda; yet If I self-identify as infp, suddenly I'm whiney, aloof, wierd, 'emo', (insert stereotype here). the 'truth' of typology isn't really truth at all; it's just tendencies reinforced by assumptions, that in lew of anything more tangible, become an erzatz reality. I don't find this any more compelling than astrology or auguary. Both coincide with 'truth' just enough to not be condemned as a lie outright.
    but we choose to play this little game, agree to these little lies, 'for entertainment purposes only'.

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    yes... the INTJs would have a much better image, for instance, if it weren't for some particularly cretinous members of theirs who seem to have emerged from under their bridge to post from time to time

    which is sad because I actually LIKE most INTJs
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    Do you all think MBTI is an exact science enough to make judgements on people? What about socionics or Enneagram? Its surely not as polarising as all that

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    Prejudice = the assumption that all members of a group possess some negative characteristic.

    That's not what typology is supposed to do. If you interpret it that way, that's your own problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Well, actually, I'll tell you what inspired this thread. And it's actually not meant to blame N's for an S prejudice. It's to make light of my own prejudices. I won't name the exact type prejudice, since I don't want an uproaring. (Many of you may know what it is, anyways.) We'll call them xxxx for now Many xxxx's on this site are annoying. Point blank. They suck. (Not all of them, but a high percentage of them. Just to clarify, I can make a list of awesome xxxx's from this site as well.) In real life, I don't really notice that much. I just realized that this site led me to believe that half of this type must be horrible. Therefore, this site actually created a prejudice.
    If by XXXXs you mean ISFJs, then I can totally relate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    yes... the INTJs would have a much better image, for instance, if it weren't for some particularly cretinous members of theirs who seem to have emerged from under their bridge to post from time to time
    Just for the record, I live in an apartment complex, not under the bridge.

    Living "under the bridge" is for the homeless, and I for one, cannot stand bums (perhaps with the exception of Dieselelephant, mostly because he didn't reek of shit when I met him, and didn't ask me for money)
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    To those that complain about MBTIs labels/categories I would say that at least 16 types is more representative than common alternatives like 2 (Man/Woman) or 1 (people).

    People should, people are, people want blah blah etc.etc.etc.
    Act your age not your enneagram number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I was already prejudiced by real life interactions. MBTI merely revealed a system to explain the clash.

    I will say that it also helped me appreciate their strengths, even if I still disliked them.
    This one.....sometimes.

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