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Thread: Thinkers, how emotional are you?

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    Default Thinkers, how emotional are you?

    Here's how I as a thinking type experience my emotions:

    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    If you can have hope in others and give it to them, then there's much strength in that. But if you believe everyone must do stuff for you, then it's a weakness.

    There's nothing wrong with giving others the chance to help us. It's just that we also need to be strong enough to help ourselves as well when it doesn't do any good to bother others about it.

    I don't know for sure though. This is a good question. It might revolve greatly around the idea of justice, or even the principle of the greatest good, whether for now, or what makes us better in future times.

    It's not so much that people have to be beautiful, but as long as they're aren't starving HIV victims in Africa, people can shape themselves to a certain extent and avoid extreme ugliness, both in structure and in character.

    When people can be happy with each other and take the time to share that, then that's a good friendship to me.

    If you're a friend, you listen to the other person, then make every effort to offer returns if you can.

    You also keep your friends inside of yourself somewhere, let them inspire you and give a life force.

    We work to build bridges between each other and let the heart shine.

    It's absolutely critical that this free exchange of ideas can occer, both for advancing developments, and for the friendship itself.

    I'm very strong on the thinking end of the spectrum, but that doesn't mean I don't have powerful emotional sides.

    You see, making ideas and actions based on rationality or logic can perfectly coexist with strong sentiments. Sometimes we can even do things by way of the emotions, but it's generally in the service of a reasoned cause.

    For reference, I'm a deep humanitarian, and I truly believe it would be ideal for us to share our happiness with the world, but I wish for this because it's a much better context for advancing the progress of objectives, such as the evolution of civilization and bringing enlightenment to the mind. Truly this leads to expansion in the most integrative way.

    Feelings can help give focus to our reasonings as well, make us act with better values and use knowledge with virtue.

    To answer your question, find something the "thinker" has discovered or developed of mental importance to himself, and then let the enthusiasm for this point of interest spread amongst yourselves, eventually even out into the world if it's open to that. Really explore how the rationality can give hopes for the free explosion of happiness.

    Ultimately, if we thinkers want something, no matter how rationalistic it may be in nature, it's because it flows from the well of happiness at the heart of our beings.

    It seems very possible to me, not insofar as everyone is the same, but more like everyone has the same horizons.

    Individuality I believe is a great thing. We can each play different roles to make society work and make it more interesting.

    Some people will be more talented than others or develop better skills, but that's okay, as long as we can accept that and realize our own promise.

    I think Buddhism is great for centering yourself with nature and the universe, can help us to reach a higher state of vision and freedom.

    He also has that good philosophy of detachment, to be able to let go of things and move on with the flux of life towards the eternal.

    Einstein himself was also fond of Buddhism, and said that it's the best religion out there for having a cosmic experience.

    Yes, those who fall to the dark side are lucky to ever get back to the light. Thankfully divine intervention took special action on my part. I'm glad to see that God's giving the magic sparkles to your heart as well (it should also be very reassuring to know that I am God's Willpower Unleashed! - this of course means that God, I mean myself has made himself perfect by mastering both sides of the Force, light and dark)!

    I know many of those funny spiritual people have that "I am that I am" philosophy of the true self and such, realizing our own potential, connecting with God within, and experiencing things from the infinite source inside of us all!
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    I don't think I experience emotions differently (what am I, a new species?). Anger is anger. Sadness is sadness. Joy is joy. Compared to Feelers I know, I'm less expressive of them, value the experiences less, and am possibly less conscious of the subtleties.

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    I have emotions like everyone else, I'm just less apt to express them as spontaneous emotions (I tend to translate them into thoughts) and make decisions on the basis of them. But they still factor into who I am, I think they are valuable in terms of "feeling alive," and in the right context I let myself immerse in them as part of living.
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    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    oh i definitely have quite a lot of emotions; most of them are untapped. the ones which are tapped are usually the ones i have experienced, had lead me to make decisions based on them (usually initially incorrectly) and told myself that i wouldn't do it again. it's amazingly habitual. yet there are times when i repeat the same initial mistake which really is frustrating.

    (I tend to translate them into thoughts)

    i relate.

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    Once I have gained a rep for being emotionless, I hate to express emotion. People pay to much attention to emotional expression, and I don't like to draw a lot of attention to myself.
    "I absorb energy like a sponge everywhere I go. It allows me to see the world and my purpose in it." Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures (INFJ)

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    (I tend to translate them into thoughts)
    I do this myself, even as a feeler. It seems to me the only way to rationalise a solution to their root cause and therefore comprehend them so it doesn't just become blind reactionary behaviour.

    Of course all we ever do is rationalise what originally starts out in the form of irrational and abstract input. After all, the emotions and the reactions they influence came first...the understanding and the words to describe them came later in our evolution.
    "An upsidedown wire heart
    Being sucked into a periscope
    Still the mind is dull
    Like you need another excuse"

    … a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
    at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
    different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
    - David Bohm

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    Not really very emotional. I feel empathy for others, but I suppress it because it tends to drain me and could easily waste my time or become overwhelming. I can't control myself, and I have angry outbursts, but these are rare. Actually it's not really an angry outburst, I just start speaking up, and everyone claims it to be anger. I think me not being very emotional is a good thing given how I go about it. I am always and prefer to be calm and collected. There are people that are less emotional than I am, as I'm not afraid to give in to the temptation should the situation call for it. I don't give a damn about projecting an image of myself that's other than who I am.

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    I pick and choose my emotions by my surroundings. I avoid things I consider negative emotions and work toward positive ones. Positive ones are the ones I like negative are the ones I don't.
    Take what I say with a grain of salt, because that's all it is compared to the ocean of complexity when it comes to actions and real life.

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    not very

    weird things put me over the edge

    war films

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    I'm much more emotional inward than outward. I voted for moderately emotional overall. Some things I'm very emotional about, other things not so much.
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