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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    That kind of too-literalism can definitely happen, but keep in mind that Ti-types sometimes take things literally in order to be funny/irritating.
    I've been guilty of this.
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    INTP's are literally the funniest type.
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    Sounds like the jokes of bad Te. That is, ISFP/INFP.

    Or maybe an asperger's ISTJ.
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    Don't get me started on Aspie ISTJ. Won't eat a sweet potato because it's unnatural. Potatoes are not sweet. Why would you do that to a potato. etc.

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    Hah!
    I often do that with biblical passages, so I guess I'm a bit more inconvenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    That kind of too-literalism can definitely happen, but keep in mind that Ti-types sometimes take things literally in order to be funny/irritating. Deliberately misinterpreting things (including level of abstraction) has its own rewards.
    Yes haha

    Sometimes when a metaphor makes 'sense', an INTP will come along and break it up with surgeonic precision, crapping all over the metaphor, explaining that your girlfriend can't fart rainbows...or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    That kind of too-literalism can definitely happen, but keep in mind that Ti-types sometimes take things literally in order to be funny/irritating. Deliberately misinterpreting things (including level of abstraction) has its own rewards.
    I do this all the time, but people usually react by trying to explain it, and then I have to snap, "I KNOW! I WAS JOKING!" And then I'm just irritated. To their credit, it's hard to tell when I'm joking.
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    that's where all my miscommunications with intp's come from...ha ha...it doesn't end well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I've been spending some time with a couple of INTPs, and I'm amused by what I can only assume are [amusing] Ti prompted conflicts with metaphor. I thought I'd start a thread hoping others would pitch in.

    My friend, reading the lyrics to a Japanese song, laughed at "I will continue to run after my last breath" and responded, "So, she's a zombie?".

    Same friend, same song: "I stand in the lonely rain", response: "How can rain be lonely?"

    A young INTP, watching 'Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog' remarks, "Don't they notice that they're suddenly singing? Musicals are weird."
    HAHA The zombie one is hilarious.

    This is the crux of the double edged sword that is Ti. It can be very amusing in these cases where the absurdity of a situation is thrown into the spotlight... and then it can be downright agonizing when it gets a bit too serious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I'll have to keep my eye out for the Te variety. I noticed that INTJs will forcefully appropriate metaphors and do wrong things to them.
    But... that's what makes INTJs so much fun....

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    God, these all sound like really, really bad jokes. Are you people actually proud of this shit? I wouldn't want to admit to it even if I were guilty of doing it.

    The only time literalizing a metaphor could be funny is if you turned it into a sexual joke. And even then it would have to be self-conscious or ironic, which can be grating if not done properly.

    Please don't blame this on Ti.
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