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    No, I don't think it's all about physical energy. There are quite a few INTPs who like to indulge their Se anyway, I think. Personally, I find physical energy a lot easier to handle than social energy. At least physical energy still allows me to introvert, in a way. I'm not talking to people. I'm only interacting with the environment in an Se-Ti way…in a physical way. No Fe things to negotiate.

    If you wanted to keep on with the theme that EJCC started re the extraverts: I think even the energy between extraverts is all different, too. The difference between, for example, an ESTP and an ESFP can be vast. The difference lies in energy projection and focus—where are the projecting to? Why? ESFPs actually focus their energy on the people in a room. They connect with people. Draw energy from them and dump heaps of energy back onto them. This doesn't mean they've necessarily got a lot of physical energy, though.

    ESTPs, in contrast, seem to treat the environment as a physical thing…even the people, haha. They may also be invested in their physical energy, so, by your definition, ESTPs would be more extraverted. I think most would agree that ESFPs seem more extraverted, though (I think?)

    Hope that made sense. Brain is fuzzy today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post
    On the outside, I usually seem low-energy mainly because most of my energy is spent in frenetic analysis. But I've noticed that my energy level depends on the situations I'm in. If there is a deadline involved, for instance, I'll be very energetic and be focusing mostly (not solely, unfortunately) on what needs to be done. This is very tiring though, so as soon as I finish sparkling, I revert back to being a low-energy electron. If on the other hand, there is no deadline, I'll be outwardly relaxed but my mind will be drifting.

    The energy level, to me, is constant. What differs every time is the amount I show and the amount I don't show, or even how I show it. Hmm it's sounding a bit like the law of conservation of energy now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotOfTwo View Post
    hmmm how very INTP of you


    I would be lying if I said that didn't cross my mind when writing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post


    I would be lying if I said that didn't cross my mind when writing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotOfTwo View Post
    Nice to have you back.


    Should I do it?

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    @Bamboozle

    Made plenty o' sense. I can dig the Se-Ti angle, I love the deliberation of rock climbing for instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post


    Should I do it?

    PS: See? I didn't write colon h u g colon.
    Nah, better not, I think Saturned could take me if we were to fight for you.
    I also refrained from the telling colon hug colon. We are sooo Ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotOfTwo View Post
    Nah, better not, I think Saturned could take me if we were to fight for you.
    I also refrained from the telling colon hug colon. We are sooo Ti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboozle View Post
    No, I don't think it's all about physical energy. There are quite a few INTPs who like to indulge their Se anyway, I think. Personally, I find physical energy a lot easier to handle than social energy. At least physical energy still allows me to introvert, in a way. I'm not talking to people. I'm only interacting with the environment in an Se-Ti way…in a physical way. No Fe things to negotiate.

    If you wanted to keep on with the theme that EJCC started re the extraverts: I think even the energy between extraverts is all different, too. The difference between, for example, an ESTP and an ESFP can be vast. The difference lies in energy projection and focus—where are the projecting to? Why? ESFPs actually focus their energy on the people in a room. They connect with people. Draw energy from them and dump heaps of energy back onto them. This doesn't mean they've necessarily got a lot of physical energy, though.

    ESTPs, in contrast, seem to treat the environment as a physical thing…even the people, haha. They may also be invested in their physical energy, so, by your definition, ESTPs would be more extraverted. I think most would agree that ESFPs seem more extraverted, though (I think?)

    Hope that made sense. Brain is fuzzy today.
    It did make sense. And regarding physical energy and communication -- I think a lot of introverts can project more physical energy than some extroverts do. I know INFPs who are more flamboyant with gestures etc than ESFPs I know.

    It seems like, of the extroverted functions, Te is the least "energetic" in the traditional sense. The ENTJs and ESTJs I know are just like me in that they keep up the same energy level consistently all the time. I guess that's because, like you were talking about, their focus is different. They focus on things that need fixing, wrong things that need righting, and even if those things are people or people's behavior, they don't get treated like a social thing. So even though the Te type is interacting with people, those interactions don't follow at all the same rules of conversation/mingling/etc that so many introverts are drained by. ExTJs can use their Te in social settings on their own terms, without worrying about how it will come across (which is either positive or negative depending on the circumstance), and while staying relatively independent of other people's expectations, so they leave those social situations feeling like they just did another thing to check off the list. <-- Edit: Note that this isn't how ExTJs operate in all social situations. We aren't THAT consistently cold-hearted.

    Fe, on the other hand, seems like the extroverted function most likely to burn itself out just by operating the way it does -- by not avoiding the draining interactions that Te avoids. I think I was talking to an ENFJ about this? And the ENFJ told me that Fe is an exhausting function for them.

    EDIT: That was all thinking out loud, jsyk, so if I'm full of sh*t feel free to call me on it
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    Well, I'm an extrovert and I has an exceedingly exorbitant amount of energy on a day-to-day basis provided I am in good health.

    Right now I work full time and go to school (7 days a week, no days off) and somehow manage to party, study my ass off and not completely neglect my apartment's hygiene. People ask me all the time how I do it, but I guess it's just cause I'm a pretty laid-back person with a lot of energy. Seems to be a good combination.

    But I've certainly met low-energy extroverts and high-energy introverts before.

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