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    Default Pretentiousness?

    What is pretentiousness? Does it have a link to MBTI? Pretentiousness seems to be a trait that I personally can pick up very easily on, in the first few minutes of meeting a person or instantly if I'm reading someone's post online. It's the trait that I dislike the most and I generally avoid people who fit under that category. I don't really know how to define it. It has very little to do with intelligence or anything else.

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    I agree, it's a very unattractive quality. I prefer modesty and people who are humble or with some humility.

    I don't know that it has a link to mbti... maybe insecurity.
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    This thread is beneath me.

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    since everyone else is too scared... all the most pretentious people i've known have been nt's, i think n's in general tend to be more pretentious though.

    maybe fi could have something to do with it too? idk ignore me i'm high

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    To me, pretentiousness is not allowing for the validity of other people's experiences/perspectives.

    Edit: thinking your way is superior, or the best/only good way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perch420 View Post
    What is pretentiousness?
    Pretentious: "expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature"

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    Does it have a link to MBTI?
    Judging by myself, and the previous posts, maybe. So far there is a pattern of INTPs being pretentious, ISFPs being repulsed by it, INFPs being kind of conflicted, and ENTJs eating popcorn (perhaps too pretentious to be lowered to the level of other pretentious people ).

    Quote Originally Posted by Perch420 View Post
    It's the trait that I dislike the most and I generally avoid people who fit under that category.
    I wonder why that is. It is usually pretty harmless and usually infinitely more interesting than that icky modesty nonsense.

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    It has very little to do with intelligence or anything else.
    Are you sure about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    To me, pretentiousness is not allowing for the validity of other people's experiences/perspectives.

    Edit: thinking your way is superior, or the best/only good way.
    I don't think that thinking that your way is superior is pretentious, but thinking that it's the best (or only good way) without allowing for other input or perspectives is.

    There's always going to be a way of doing something in your mind that trumps all the other ways and it will probably trump a few other people's ways of doing the same thing as well, but if another person's view that is superior is presented to you and you reject it, then not only are you being pretentious (by adding unwarranted value to your idea than is actually there), but you're also being close-minded. I guess pretentiousness also means lauding your bloated-valued idea to everyone and anyone in an attempt to impress the masses, but I think that it can be quiet and simply dressed, as well.

    That being said, I don't actually have an answer to the original question. It seems more to be an individual thing than a type thing (an "F" could be pretentious about their values and a "T" can be pretentious about their ideas).

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegorystory View Post
    I don't think that thinking that your way is superior is pretentious
    Yeah I was thinking something like that after I posted. Because if you didn't think it was better, why would you think that way/do it that way???
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaLuminosity View Post
    Are you sure about that?


    i don't think it's really a type thing. people just are pretentious over different stuff and show it in different ways.

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