What's serious here is that folk typologists have an irrational attachment to their views. In fact, their committment is so intense that its comparable to the committment of multi-million dollar businesses to their primary source of revenue.
I'd think that such dogmatism is dangerous on some level, however, its perils are more comparable to other consequences of a narrow-minded attitude rather than to natural disasters such as global warming.
I agree that the emotional attachment does come at the expense of something very serious, but not quite as serious as global warming. The dangers of folk typology consists in its dogmatism and that kind of a peremptory attitude resembles the attitude of Oil-Drilling companies; that can be dangerous in many different ways, however, the perils of a steadfast attitude don't have to entail global warming or any other similar catastrophe.
A practice does not need to be as grave as global warming to be considered dangerous, the comparison of folk typologists was to the attitude of Oil-Drilling companies and not to the natural consequences of their business.
One can easily find many, many posts by SW (or 'bluewing') that make hostile statements about infps, all thinly veiled by the same old patina of pedantic tone, but none with any hint as to source material.
And as everything you rail against with regard to 'folk typology' is questionable because it is unsupported opinion, I conclude that you are a folk typologist.
That's not true. An irrational attachment to your views is one thing that you need to be a folk typologist, but not the only thing. Therefore, the fact that I may have an irrational attachment to some of my views does not make me a folk typologist.
Okay Patches, this is just for you. My Dad is possibly ISXJ, probably T but I never rule out F on anyone. Both my Dad and I have quit jobs in our lifetimes because the men we were dealing with had no integrity - frigging scumbags. The money meant nothing to us, because we don't sell out our integrity for any price. One day I was talking with Dad about thinking with your head and your heart. I asked him which he does, and his answer was my own- BOTH.
I brought up one of his melodramatic moments, earlier in his life, when he quit working for a large company, and I asked him how he decided. He pointed to his heart and said, "My heart told me the president was a piece of shit, and my head told me to tell him to shove it up his ass!"
As far as I am concerned if someone can't use both their head and their heart together, their decisions will be utter garbage.
I think that F dominant people gradually become aware as they mature that they can be hurt - you might say - "too easily", being sensitive. And T dominant people gradually become aware as they mature that they can hurt others "too easily", perhaps being not aware enough of others' feelings.
Either way, you have to work with what you have and hopefully MBTI helps you with that. It has helped me.
I know that's simplistic, but it's the best way I can think of to boil this down to a short answer.
I hesitated to open this thread because I thought it was about Ts being on an F-bashing tour.
I've been told too many times that I should listen to my heart rather than to try to understand. I tried. Honestly, I tried and failed and felt totally miserable.
I can't be happy unless I'm searching for truth rather than for beauty or happiness.
I learnt the hard way that I was a real T and not an F who had cast her feelings aside.
Now I'm very surprised to see Feelers thinking the opposite! Why? I can see lots of arguments in favour of Thinking: the objectivity, bluntness which avoids misunderstandings,...
But then again I can see as many arguments in favour of Feeling. Emotions are a strong motivator for action. You've got an instinctive, well, feeling, for people and relations: whether to trust somebody, how to react on bad news...
If you worry that sensitiveness scares away people, you're thinking too much. My very T husband wants to hide whenever something social or emotion-related comes up. He's so afraid he will mess it up and cause rifts or bad feelings...
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