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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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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I have to know what you are like 20 years from now.
    Actually, I grow concerned with the answer to that question. Tater's unbridled explorations sometimes delve into interesting places and still, even for that, I don't feel he is "in" his true authentic self. Sometimes it's good to forget the "N" for a while - embrace the "S". Go to the park. Paint a fence. Let the mind soak into that activity.

    Tater is still trying on different clothes to see which feel "right" I suppose.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    What I am seeing here is that you perceive yourself as a collective. You may want to have that checked. Once you stop doing that, we'll be on the same page.
    And Tater, we are not the Borg. Even though resistance may be futile.

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    LOL. You've always seemed like a total INFP to me. It's those artistic little doodles and pictures your aways making.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    OMG this is clearly an emotive response, and as such it can only be treated as Fi! See how he emphasizes his own activity, trying to find meaning and personal authenticity ? Obviously INFP.
    Jag, I personally welcome you to the INFP stronghold. I shall change my type now to MEEE.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Bite me, Hitler.

    I shall be a hell-raising enneagram 8 INFP. Has it ever been done? If not, I'm there. Screw convention.
    I am a peace-making hell-raiser myself. Again, welcome to the club!

    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    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)?
    I agree; I wear my INFP badge with pride. Yet, I only list my type off and on. I do find that people use it inappropriately as a data point, or rank it as qualitatively more important than what I say - and instead of listening to what I say, they look at my type and extrapolate from that rather than the other way around. Still, even when I don't list my type, you do have a data point for reference, just not the one you "want" Highlander.

    I just remind myself that most people never even bother to read and reflect before responding anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    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.
    Good point aphrodite.

    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    Highlander
    RAWR
    Highlander:
    COOL

    Be cool, don't worry if the letters aren't listed. You don't like it because you lose that data point; instead just read what people write instead of needing to categorize it by type all the time.

    Personally I don't come here to be an experiment where you all push buttons to see what reaction is elicited.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    I think we should live up to the thread title!

    That made me laugh.

    I do agree with the OP though, there has been much less of interest to me lately, and not much about typology, and I'm not sure why.

    Maybe the honeymoon is over.

    Then, occasionally, I still see a discussion that piques my interest; I think the waxing and waning of participation is simply this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I guess I'm more interested in practical application of the theory - how it applies in daily life in interactions between people.
    Me too, but here, here on the forum - being reduced to some derivative stereotype of the type is asinine.

    It is annoying to lead a cogent discussion and have someone say "all you INFPs are emo anyway, don't try to tell me otherwise" or alternatively, rep me that I must be an INFJ (presumably because I am insightful or "care" about others).

    I am so much more that those 4 letters (of course)! And yet, those 4 letters, when I discovered them - they answered questions I didn't understand without them. It's a great paradox.

    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    David Keirsey's little narrative at the beginning of "Please Understand Me II" is a good place to start.
    It is a nice little poem.
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
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    When people see some things as good,
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    Well, I joined the forum a couple months ago because I was interested in MBTI, and I've found the cognitive processes stuff particularly interesting/relevant. I'm still learning about everything, but it appears to be a useful language or angle from which to discuss the experience of being human.

    I like the non-typology topics too, because people reveal a lot about themselves in how they respond to different things, in terms of what they value, how they think about things, etc.

    I also just think everyone here is pretty great and that there's a lot of collective life wisdom and experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonstone3 View Post
    Please no. It is clear to me you have gathered a lot of knowledge by your posts. We need the wise, and as well as the inquisitive. Responding to other people's topics is essential here. I would be missing another complex point of view, not previously thought of, were you to leave. I'm not sure how serious you were, but nonetheless, I find myself somewhat alarmed. You bring a lot to this table. That is not an opinion, merely a fact.
    Yikes. You flatter me.

    I'm not actually leaving by the way, I just said that I am not contributing as much as I used to, to making new topics. When others make a topic of interest I will ofcourse still post in the typology sense.
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    It is annoying to lead a cogent discussion and have someone say "all you INFPs are emo anyway" or alternatively, rep me that I must be an INFJ (presumably because I am insightful).
    To me this is more than just annoying - it is prejudice in the true meaning of the word - to prejudge! Not quite up there with prejudice against all members of a religion or race or country, but certainly on the way and just demonstrates lack of maturity on their part.

    I am so much more that those 4 letters (of course)! And yet, those 4 letters, when I discovered them - they answered questions I didn't understand without them. It's a great paradox.
    Absolutely agree with you there - the first Typology test I did was when researching distinct character similarities among exceptional students who had left brain/right brain balance with aptitude for the arts AND technology. I stumbled on Keirsey before I trained to administer MBTI and temperament was a revelation to me.

    If I can use type to help one student discover themselves and have faith in their abilities then I classify it as a great tool.

    Just like the fractal avatar of the hand tho, there are varying degrees of preference in each dichotomy from slight through to very clear, it is all of the bits that are subsets that make us individuals and allow us to wield our potential in different ways.

    On the old self-scorable Form M there are 78 questions and the results may then generate an expanded interpretive report. Consulting Psychologists Press can direct you to a range of resources at CPP.com - they hold the rights to the MBTI.



    It is a great little poem. [/quote]
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    Don't care what people think, what their opinions are. I try to make it clear if they have wrong opinions. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes I am not.

    Anyway, I love this forum baby.

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    Rather than see the 4 letters and thus cram what an individual says into that preconceived notion of the box, should one not read what someone says and use that info to EXPAND the very box itself?

    I think, generally speaking, people reduce the boxes to seem much smaller than they actually are.
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
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    When people see some things as good,
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    All INTJs generalize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    All INTJs generalize.
    LOL as it would appear do INFPs???
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    LOL as it would appear do INFPs???
    Never!!! None of us
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Rather than see the 4 letters and thus cram what an individual says into that preconceived notion of the box, should one not read what someone says and use that info to EXPAND the very box itself?
    I don't understand this.

    If I tell you my agre, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, income bracket, occuation etc., none of this will mean I am purely defiend by those things. they simply add a context ot ones udnerstanding of a person.

    If this were for example a forum about religion, it would make sense for one to list ones religious orientation as a a type. This wouldn't mean your whole life were reduced to that. If it were a forum about work, it would make sense to list your occupation. Again, this wouldn't mean your whole existence is reduced to that. Likewise any other "special interest".
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