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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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    So how do you use this site? I use it to understand myself first, then others, and sometimes for intelligent discussion of ideas. I get the feeling the way I use it is a bit different from other people. I think other people are more into socializing and understanding other people first, because they have themselves already figured out. I do socialize, but off the internet. I wonder if that's off putting? It seems reasonable to do socializing in real life and talk about typology on a typology website, and use yourself as the subject since you know yourself better than you can presume to know anyone else. I hesitate to type other people for that reason- I doubt I can know them well enough to accurately type them in most cases. Am I wrong to use the website in this way? Does it make me look narcissistic? Anyway, that's my motivation for asking the question. Entirely personal and ego centered. But also considering other people's feelings because I don't want to be annoying. I don't want to look self centered. If I find out most people use it differently and why, and I agree it's a better perspective, I'll adopt it and (hopefully) be more likable.

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    Huh... I think I just like it because the people on this site generally have a different perspective from what I'm used to. I'm not really sure what I actually use it for, though. Perhaps seeing different perspectives in an atmosphere that doesn't lead to me getting extremely pissed off? Yeah, I think that puts it nicely.

    If nothing else, this site seems relatively well moderated. Nowhere else has as pleasant of an atmosphere when differing opinions clash.

    I really haven't used it for anything seriously MBTI (or typology) related for quite a while now, but because of the atmosphere of the site, and the other discussions which go on, I can't bring myself to leave.

    Edit: I guess I kind of use it like a social networking site as well.
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    I use it primarily as a social networking website, to be honest. Type discussion is a secondary purpose, I guess.

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    Nowadays? When I am bored and type "ty" because of some some reflex into Google Chrome and it does autocompletion, I take a look. I go on "Today's posts" and look if there is any interesting thread; if yes I take a quick look, if not I go away.

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    When I first came here I used it to understand myself better and then others, and for intellectual discussion. Nowadays I use it to socialize a little bit, to waste time when I'm bored, but more than anything as an outlet for rants, thoughts, and reflection. For that reason, I've been thinking of moving my blog to Live Journal or something and leaving the forum, or at least weaning myself off of it.
    Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.

    My blog:
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    I use it the same way an ant uses a trowel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    I use it the same way an ant uses a trowel.
    You walk on it and build your home underneath it? Surely you don't use it in the same way a fish uses a bicycle.

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

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    For those of you who use it to socialize, what is the approximate proportion of time spent socializing online to off the computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    For those of you who use it to socialize, what is the approximate proportion of time spent socializing online to off the computer?
    Can't say that I socialize so much as read and watch, but I spend a good amount hanging out with friends irl.

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