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    Ugh, those ESFPs.
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    If by XXXXs you mean ISFJs, then I can totally relate.
    Man, finally someone gets where I'm coming from.
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    The stated purpose of MBTI is to overcome prejudice and create understanding.

    And it is obvious MBTI has failed in its stated purpose.

    And this is the hallmark of a cult, for when we fail to achieve our purpose, we redouble our efforts.

    But most of all MBTI is an effective confidence trick.

    We all want confidence and we all want to believe, so MBTI is immensely seductive.

    So to be sceptical is verboten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    you can appreciate the strengths of others even if you do not like them. it gives you a language to communicate what you value for your own life, social relationships, etc. just because you can respect the skills of others that you do not have does not mean that you have to prefer to interact with everyone equally. different traits that are shared amongst people create a familial feel and a different kind of trust. and some are more complimentary than others (Ni with Ne, etc).

    everyone can feel like a minority in typology, but some have reason to feel more marginalized than others. and everyone has ways in which they feel disrespected. if you use it to come to terms with that and maintain perspective throughout those moments, and if it is accurate enough to not grossly distort your impressions of others, it's a successful theory.

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    "Bring your pretty face, to my axe". --- Gimly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The stated purpose of MBTI is to overcome prejudice and create understanding.

    And it is obvious MBTI has failed in its stated purpose.

    And this is the hallmark of a cult, for when we fail to achieve our purpose, we redouble our efforts.

    But most of all MBTI is an effective confidence trick.

    We all want confidence and we all want to believe so MBTI is immensely seductive.

    So to be sceptical is verboten.
    What took you so long?

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    Prejudice can be either negative or positive.

    "A prejudice is a prejudgment: i.e. a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment made without ascertaining the facts of a case."

    Prejudice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cognitive Prejudice - what people believe to be true
    Affective Prejudice - what people like and dislike
    Behavioral Prejudice - how people are inclined to behave

    It would seem prejudice would be an inevitable result of categorizing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    This site creates prejudices. Shouldn't it have the opposite effect?
    Yes. Yes.

    It might at the start, but you hope over time prejudices turn into understanding. That's assuming people come here to learn about themselves and others, and MBTi can teach them anything about that. I normally just post cause I'm bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander29 View Post
    Prejudice can be either negative or positive.

    "A prejudice is a prejudgment: i.e. a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment made without ascertaining the facts of a case."

    Prejudice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cognitive Prejudice - what people believe to be true
    Affective Prejudice - what people like and dislike
    Behavioral Prejudice - how people are inclined to behave

    It would seem prejudice would be an inevitable result of categorizing people.
    If wielded conscientiously, prejudice saves a lot of time and headache.

    For example, I assume every religious Muslim doesn't like it when you drink in front of them, blacks that dress hood don't care much for the company of white people, hippies get worked up when you praise the Republican party in front of them, evangelicals hate seeing two dudes making out, my jokes are guaranteed to offend ISFJs and emo NFs, my existence alone irks Haight, and Victor will NEVER tire of his schtick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    If wielded conscientiously, prejudice saves a lot of time and headache.

    For example, I assume every religious Muslim doesn't like it when you drink in front of them, blacks that dress hood don't care much for the company of white people, hippies get worked up when you praise the Republican party in front of them, evangelicals hate seeing two dudes making out, my jokes are guaranteed to offend ISFJs and emo NFs, my existence alone irks Haight, and Victor will NEVER tire of his schtick.
    You and your jokes are harmless little fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Shouldn't it have the opposite effect?
    No, it shouldn't.

    MBTI is categorization. Categorization is prejudice.

    The real test is whether you use what you've learned to push people away or to draw them closer.
    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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