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  • to understand myself first, then others

    18 50.00%
  • to unerstand others first, then myself

    6 16.67%
  • to learn about typology as a system in a totally nonpersonal way

    6 16.67%
  • to socialize

    11 30.56%
  • intelligent discussion

    20 55.56%
  • none of the above, I'm a troll

    5 13.89%
  • other

    8 22.22%
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  1. #11
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    I came here first to understand others... then I learned a lot about myself... now I come here mainly for pleasing intelligent discussion and socializing, but I still definitely bring my interpersonal conflicts to the board for help with understanding, and continue seeking to understand myself better via typology theory - I tend to gather information elsewhere and process it here.

    In terms of socializing, I work closely with about 6-10 of the same people 5/7 days a week, and usually spend the rest of the day and weekends with my family, boyfriend, and family friends, so I spend a lot of time face-to-face with people. I love that, but I also like to "socialize" here as downtime because it's low key and low pressure - there are still people I like and interesting topics, but not all the hustle-bustle of personal interaction. I can choose if and when to interact.

    To be honest, I don't pay attention to what most members are here for, not in terms of individual analysis. Since it's a completely optional community, I don't really expect anything out of anyone here beyond basic human consideration. There are certain users I enjoy in particular, and those tend to be people who have been here for a while and whom I have a history of good discussion with, especially if it has been at a more personal level. And then there is a very small handful of people who tend to tick me off, generally because they ignite unpleasant conflict (which is quite different from being raw or bold). But in general, I am positive-neutral on most people, have a vague "concept" of them, enjoy discussing with them on topics we're mutually interested in, and don't really think about them much beyond that.



    @greenfairy, you've never struck me as particularly egocentric. When I think of you, I think pretty sparkly green fairy avatar, undecided over INTP, INFJ, etc., and a fairly regular user. You strike me as intelligent and articulate.

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    To tune into the vibe of the electronic tribe in the global village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    I came here first to understand others... then I learned a lot about myself... now I come here mainly for pleasing intelligent discussion and socializing, but I still definitely bring my interpersonal conflicts to the board for help with understanding, and continue seeking to understand myself better via typology theory - I tend to gather information elsewhere and process it here.

    In terms of socializing, I work closely with about 6-10 of the same people 5/7 days a week, and usually spend the rest of the day and weekends with my family, boyfriend, and family friends, so I spend a lot of time face-to-face with people. I love that, but I also like to "socialize" here as downtime because it's low key and low pressure - there are still people I like and interesting topics, but not all the hustle-bustle of personal interaction. I can choose if and when to interact.

    To be honest, I don't pay attention to what most members are here for, not in terms of individual analysis. Since it's a completely optional community, I don't really expect anything out of anyone here beyond basic human consideration. There are certain users I enjoy in particular, and those tend to be people who have been here for a while and whom I have a history of good discussion with, especially if it has been at a more personal level. And then there is a very small handful of people who tend to tick me off, generally because they ignite unpleasant conflict (which is quite different from being raw or bold). But in general, I am positive-neutral on most people, have a vague "concept" of them, enjoy discussing with them on topics we're mutually interested in, and don't really think about them much beyond that.

    Nice in depth answer. I seem to find ENFP perspectives particularly enlightening.

    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    @greenfairy, you've never struck me as particularly egocentric. When I think of you, I think pretty sparkly green fairy avatar, undecided over INTP, INFJ, etc., and a fairly regular user. You strike me as intelligent and articulate.
    Thanks!

    I'm modifying my outlook based on all these answers, and because I've been thinking. I think I had a narrow idea of socializing.

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    What's your primary motivation for using this website?
    The people I know in real life have little to no interest in meta-discussions. This place is like a cake for anyone that wants to talk about or express such thoughts.

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    Everyone is like my imaginary friend, whether they know it or not. <3
    Awesome.

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    "intelligent" discussion. But lol, discussions have a tendency to spiral. So I know my limits.

    But, to understand myself, the first thing is to understand others.

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    The Abstract and the Concrete

    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    The people I know in real life have little to no interest in meta-discussions. This place is like a cake for anyone that wants to talk about or express such thoughts.
    Awesome.
    A meta discussion is a discussion about a discussion.

    So a meta discussion is an abstract discussion.

    And abstraction is powerful because it covers many concrete instances.

    However the most interesting thing is the relationship between the abstract and the concrete.

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    Random entertainment.

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    Currently I use it mostly for research on fictional character's personality types

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    How do you use this site?
    Mostly as a napkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    Mostly as a napkin.
    More people should do this. It would save trees.

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