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  • Too many circular discussions - been there, done that

    27 45.00%
  • Because x, y, or z person is so set in their views there is no point

    8 13.33%
  • I'm afraid I'll be criticized for contributing or asking a question

    11 18.33%
  • I'm really here for the intellectual stimulation, not Typology

    21 35.00%
  • This is a great little community - that's why I'm here

    30 50.00%
  • Better no typology at all than folk typology!

    7 11.67%
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    You're too serious highlander
    Sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    One of the reasons it bothers me when longstanding members don't share their type is that it takes away from a typology forum's focus on typology. I don't think it is setting a good example for the rest of the members.

    If you don't know your type, it's a different thing.
    There, there, now it will all be okay. I felt just like you did before I changed my type to my funky 4 letters.

    I used to feel the same way; I was aghast and affronted that someone would frequent a typology forum and not post their type! It's going in the other direction, it's anti-learning, it's setting bad examples!

    But why do you think most of the people who post something other than their type have typically been here a long time >6 months, or else have experience being judged by their type already when they come here (infps)?

    Most of the ones I know that have some other acronym for their type, including myself, have delved deeply into typology at some point and surfaced a changed person, or realized that, for one reason or another, MBTI type does not really reflect the essence of them for whatever reason, and choose not to be branded by it.

    If you can search beyond those 4 letters you might ask yourself why someone would want to do this. It isn't the end of the story, it isn't because we are cowards, and I do not think that INFJ under my username could represent me any better than my candid posts or comments (which few respond to I might add).

    And, as Magic said, the lack of consensus about typology pretty much deletes any common ground for discussion, and predictably turns those threads into arguments over just WHAT we mean by typology, as there are so many current theories in play.

    What, pray tell, would you like to discuss about typology, Highlander? I'm all ears.
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    There are thousands of people on this site. I don't understand what's with all the authoritarian thinking lately...there seem to be a bunch of people popping up and complaining about irrelevant things which don't concern them...like whether or not every single person names their type, or if every discussion is about typology, or if some people you don't even know are arguing in the graveyard.


    I mean...live and let live unless it directly hurts you in some way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    There, there, now it will all be okay. I felt just like you did before I changed my type to my funky 4 letters.

    I used to feel the same way; I was aghast and affronted that someone would frequent a typology forum and not post their type! It's going in the other direction, it's anti-learning, it's setting bad examples!

    But why do you think most of the people who post something other than their type have typically been here a long time >6 months, or else have experience being judged by their type already when they come here (infps)?

    Most of the ones I know that have some other acronym for their type, including myself, have delved deeply into typology at some point and surfaced a changed person, or realized that, for one reason or another, MBTI type does not really reflect the essence of them for whatever reason, and choose not to be branded by it.

    If you can search beyond those 4 letters you might ask yourself why someone would want to do this. It isn't the end of the story, it isn't because we are cowards, and I do not think that INFJ under my username could represent me any better than my candid posts or comments (which few respond to I might add).

    And, as Magic said, the lack of consensus about typology pretty much deletes any common ground for discussion, and predictably turns those threads into arguments over just WHAT we mean by typology, as there are so many current theories in play.

    What, pray tell, would you like to discuss about typology, Highlander? I'm all ears.
    Well, you do have a calming effect and way with words. I think I'll respond tomorrow when I'm less tired.

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    I think the OPs makes some good points. Have not read all of the posts so if I have repeated anybody than my apology in advance.

    I like typology and find it interesting and a useful tool. What this place does to stimulate me as far as typology is not so much the amature opinions of what they thing is typology. Rather it is essentially a bunch of guinea pigs or gorillas in the mist being observed. Naturally a lot of people have mistyped themselves but a lot of them are at least close. If someone doesn't feel comfortable about sharing there type I am comfortable with it. Its kind of annoying to think someone would intentionally mistype themselves but regardless those inaccuracies are included in the equation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    don't understand what's with all the authoritarian thinking lately.
    Boy, it is terribly authoritarian to tell someone that their views don't match reality, isn't it? Galileo must have been a one terribly oppressive bastard for criticizing the geocentric cosmology of the church. Did Socrates deserve his hemlock after all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    Its kind of annoying to think someone would intentionally mistype themselves but regardless those inaccuracies are included in the equation.
    Exactly. To me, it almost tells you more about someone to see MILF as their type instead of their type. I mean would Jaguar be the same if you saw ENTJ under his avatar? He's totally WILD or BITE. Just as an avatar can give you a different perspective than someone's pic. A pic is more representative of exactly how a person looks, but is that really important? A false acronym is just another way for someone to express him/herself. Why is that frustrating, I wonder? It just makes me more curious most of the time.

    The only place it could get truly confusing is in a typology thread with new members, and in that case, they can just ask if they so desire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    Boy, terribly authoritarian to tell someone that their views don't match reality. Galileo must have been a one terribly oppressive bastard for criticizing the geocentric cosmology of the church. Did Socrates deserve his hemlock after all?
    It just worked out well for those guys. There are plenty of cranks who do the same thing while being completely wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    There are thousands of people on this site. I don't understand what's with all the authoritarian thinking lately...there seem to be a bunch of people popping up and complaining about irrelevant things which don't concern them...like whether or not every single person names their type, or if every discussion is about typology, or if some people you don't even know are arguing in the graveyard.


    I mean...live and let live unless it directly hurts you in some way.
    Actually, I don't think at all that every discussion should be about typology. A mix is great. In fact I quite enjoyed the "Female Buttocks Appreciation Thread". I've also recently enjoyed the one on the oil spill. The dumb tests get me every time.

    It seems like the "in" thing to do - to call yourself WILD or NANO or MILF. Haha. What's the point of your joke? I do think it takes away from the community. There are likely those who have been around longer who actually know - so in a sense it creates exclusivity as well.

    Why anybody cares who argues in the graveyard - no idea on that one.

    Well, guess I have repeated myself enough already on this stuff. :workout:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    He's totally WILD or BITE.
    I have you all fooled. I'm really a 70-year-old female ESFP.



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