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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    So, why did you start a topic asking why it's mostly Ns on the internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vamp View Post

    Should we even dare to think about it?

    Who's on Encyclopedia Dramatica? I'd bet money that most people on Cracked: writers and posters are Ns.
    ED, NTs. that's their kind of humor.

    Cracked seems more like an S thing to me, i make it through one of their lists and find it hilarious but can only remember one or two actual examples

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    It's a myth.
    Just like any celebrity who has an ounce of depth, must also be an N.

    Somewhere along the way someone started a rumour that S's lack depth and it snowballed from there..

    It is of course, nonsense.

    The raw statistics alone suggest that S's dominate in numbers EVERYWHERE, I don't see why here would be any different.
    Especially because I know quite a few deep, sensitive, artistic, emotionally intelligent and philosophical S's who just love the internet.

    What makes sense would be the internet is dominated by Introverts.
    Cause this is a personality THEORY forum

    Get off your high horse, no-body is saying that S's couldn't be interested in something like this but N's prefer it

    As for the topic....

    It's relevant mostly cause this is an abstract idea forum, therefore = more N's and this has been discussed before and there are previous threads on it

    As for the whole internet? Maybe in the beginning when it was more abstract... now its practical and mainstream, just going off a hunch that there are more S types, go look at the social networking sites

    Heck even online games for example world of warcraft have a high volume of S type players (although it didn't start out that way)

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    Through the internet it has been easier to me to find people to talk to. As a N it's naturally harder to find people who talk about the same things.

    1. N is more rare than S.
    2. N makes you more likely to be interested in discussions.

    As for the theory "On big sites there are a lot of S's and on small sites there are few S's.", I'd disagree.
    As a N I prefer big sites because you can find more people there.
    There are a lot of different small sites, even forums about small villages. I think nowadays S's find a lot places to be on the web.

    It might be true that N's are more likely to avoid "mainstream" sites but that's the only aspect where the differences are obvious. And of course some sites attract S's more than N's and others attract N's more than S's.

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    wow... it's always great to see which people on this site think that I'm shallow, unable to grasp theories and should be spending my time on facebook and twitter...

    First off, I've seen a gross misunderstanding of what S and N really ARE in this thread displayed by people... and the fact that they are only some of the functions that make up our personalities... personally, I use my Ti a lot more on the internet than most of my other functions... the internet allows me to piece together understandings of things through research that I wouldn't be able to do spending a lot more time in the libraries and with newspapers in real life. It's pretty rediculous to argue that Sensors wouldn't find appeal to forums on a site where the second most prolific poster is a Se dom

    Secondly, this sort of stupid misunderstanding of what the functions REALLY do often leads new people (especially those who join, post two or three times about "why doesn't my boyfriend understand me?" or whatever and then leave) to type themselves as Intuitive, which really tends to give a skew to the results of type on this site... There's probably some more senior posters who avoid the theory sections and such who really might not be as intuitive as they claim because they took one of the stupid, shallow basic tests online and found the N descriptions to be more in-tune with their Gen Y ideals!

    Sensors DO tend to understand theory just as well as Intuitives, especially if we can apply it to real life examples so that we know WHY we're learning about it and that it's useful... theories that involve other people can be useful intellectual toys- especially when one works with other people for a living and such- the idea that we'd avoid the site because "it's too abstract" is just silly

    so no... you're not the Ne-lite of the internet... please take some time to understand "the enemy" a bit better before judging in the future
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    This has actually been discussed before. On any forum associated with MBTI there automatically tends to be a selection bias, as even in the real world, those with an interest in MBTI also tend to be Ns. This is due to the abstract, somewhat impractical nature of the system. Ergo, the people interested enough in the concept to spout their type will tend to be Intuitives. For anyone interested, I’ve previously run into an MBTI survey on an anime forum in which the majority of the members were xNxP with a few xNxJs peppered throughout. So there’s definitely a selection bias within different internet groups.
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    I'm going to guess that you didn't read my post before responding
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    personally, I use my Ti a lot more on the internet than most of my other functions... the internet allows me to piece together understandings of things through research that I wouldn't be able to do spending a lot more time in the libraries and with newspapers in real life.
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    SPs' and SJs' primary interests outside of the Internet; after all, the Internet is an abstract network of connections and ideas. Thus, they prefer to allocate their time to interests that have more relevance to the "real world" than the Internet.

    Rather than partake in Internet forums, SPs prefer the following activities:
    • Gardening
    • Parasailing
    • Playing basketball
    • Shopping for bright-colored clothing


    Likewise, SJs prefer the following activities:
    • Reading history textbooks
    • Remembering things that happened in the past
    • Adjusting their picture frames so that they are exactly parallel to the floor


    Keep in mind, however, that there are some Internet websites that have an abundance of SPs and SJs. History forums are full of SJs, for example. As for SPs, from time to time they may surf the Internet on their mobile phones while they are partaking in their many rigorous physical activities.

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    NTs don't have a monopoly on Ti!
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