I just read this article and slideshow on Popular Science's website: http://www.popsci.com/article/techno...-better-drinks
I was quite impressed with the level of intricacy involved in making these drinks, but I really could never force myself to 1) care about drinking cocktails, 2) get excited about physically making them, 3) find them interesting to talk about.
To me, it's all too fleeting. You buy a cocktail like that for who knows how much, and then what? You look at it? You savor its refined and nuanced taste? You show it off to people or brag about how you've had it? Experiences of this nature always leave me feeling kind of empty. It's just a cocktail, in the end. I love the taste of Coke. Or milk. I'd really rather have those.
But then you've got people like the guy in the first picture of the slideshow, who clearly find this sort of thing exciting enough to call a passion. I'm passionate about like, reading science stuff and imagining the future and different perspectives. I often wish I had a more active bent. These people actually do something physical in the world. Because they like to! That's what I can't get over. If I had that job, I'd realize it was cool and coveted and everything, but I'd ultimately find it boring and tedious. I'd have to fake any enthusiasm for it, like I do many things in the real world. I guess I never realized until recently that others aren't so much like that. They are able to do what they do because it is natural to them, they like it. At least to a greater degree.
It seems like a lot of STJ folks are into this sort of thing, often apparently motivated by a mixture of reverence for tradition and enjoyment of a step by step process that produces a physical result. Then again, from what I have seen they tend to be more interested in beers. Cocktails do, however, have quite a lot of tradition behind them, and they (as do beers) always tend to have a reputation that the STJ finds compelling but I couldn't care less about. An old college friend of mine seemed to be obsessed with mint juleps for quite some time, and I kind of sensed that a large part of the fascination was just with how cool the concept of a mint julep seems in the context of society. Perhaps he felt savvy. Dapper. Who knows.
On the other hand, I could see FJs (both N and S) being as compelled. EFJ seems like a bartender type to me. Drinking fancy drinks is quite the cool social pastime. I think ESPs would find a similar appeal in that, and also the previously noted physical aspect of "doing" the job/activity involves. Again, it is just so foreign to me that people would feel driven towards these sorts of experiences. This specific example gives me a better feel for just how differently some types' minds operate.
Types that I suppose wouldn't be as interested, would be any IN or IP.
But that's just my speculation. What's your opinion on drinks, how important is it to you, and how do you think that relates to your type?