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    My ISFP friend's house is always so welcoming and she always has something good in the oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    To Hirsch: I am curious if you would have answered any of the questions differently ere turning 35-40?
    Yes. I mentioned in the forum previously that growing up and through my 20's my preferences were very ISTJ. I'm pretty sure I was not meant to be one...and circumstances simply pushed me into that set of preferences as a survival tactic.

    I was a fan of Jane Eyre since I first saw the old film...another seminal film for my world view was titled "the Blue Angel" with Marlene Dietrich and Emyl Jannings...Of course it wasn't until my 20's when I realized I could actually read about these things...

    As for the "tree" reference...some of you may have heard of Barbara Walters, who over the years has done a number of highly publicized television interviews of celebrities and politicians, usually well recieved. During one of these she asked the guest (I cannot remember who) "what kind of tree would you like to be?" which I believe flummoxed the guest and baffled viewers. So as a sort of light-hearted joke I offered it here and since I am a furniture maker I added the tag about making something out of you. A cultural reference that I guess fell flat so please disregard.....
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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).

    I don't really have any favourites, more of a fan of non-fiction anyway.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.

    Geography, History, Woodwork, PE (for the last two not reading, doing.)

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?

    Not really

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?

    Not really

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?

    Ideas or trailers for new movies, being all-powerful, how good looking things/people are

    6. what is fascinates you most?

    Nature, the world around me.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?

    Not too sure at the moment, something interesting to explore


    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type? (from SciSki)

    I'm not sure if I know any in real life but online they seem a bit dreamier/floaty and we seem a bit more playful

    9. If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?

    Describe Se vs Ne to them I suppose

    10. What activities do you like to do outdoors? (from Placebo)
    or What physical activities do you like to do?

    Surfing, fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, casual sports.

    11. - How would you describe this picture (briefly)? http://www.norcalwater.org/images/ncwa_painting.jpg

    It's ugly, don't like the clashing colours and unnatural shapes, the top half is much nicer than the bottom.


    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?

    Golden Rule is pretty good but not really no.

    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game? (from Jeffster)

    Errr Texas...

    14. Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in? (from Neo-Genesis)

    Probably a bit of both...

    15. If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you? (by Hirsch)

    Wolfy beat me to it! A Kauri and get made into maybe a nice desk.

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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).
    Dune Trilogy (great philosophy), Ender's Game Trilogy (great philosophy), Harry Potter Series (just an irresistibly cute fantasy world), Dostoevsky novels (great philosophy, depth of feeling in characters), Rebecca (just... something women can identify with)

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.
    English/Comp Lit

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?
    Yes

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?
    Loaded question. I like to understand things, but if it's indeed evil according to myself, then I don't want to know anything about it. Go to hell with your evil.

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?
    Things going on in my life. (gasp! closet sensor?)

    6. what is fascinates you most?
    The beauty of life. It's so good. You just have to know what I'm talking about.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?
    We are driven by a desire for sex and security.

    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type?
    I don't have an impression yet because I don't really know any on this forum.

    9. If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?
    Don't know.

    10. What activities do you like to do outdoors? or What physical activities do you like to do?
    Walking/Hiking, surfing, and skating.

    11. - How would you describe this picture (briefly)?
    It's fucking ghastly. Get it off my screen!

    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?
    I have lots. Check out my blog for an idea. (No, don't I forget what embarrassing land-mines are lurking in there.)

    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game?
    Huh?

    14. Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in?
    There are no evil people, just fucked up people.

    15. If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you?
    I would be eucalyptus.

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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).

    To this day, I cannot get myself to read anything more than Lord of the Rings. I can read that book over and over, but can't pay attention to other books long enough to read them.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.

    Photography
    Media Arts

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?

    Not fascinated, but aware of it.

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?

    Not at all, evil is bad, m'kay

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?

    The last time I had sex.
    The next time I will have sex.
    The dinner I ate last night.
    The dinner I will eat tonight.

    6. what is fascinates you most?

    Honestly, people. I am always baffled and amazed at what people do. Not really their motivations for doing things, but what they are doing.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?

    It is what it is. People come from dirt, and will eventually return to it. Enjoy being above it for as long as you can.

    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type?

    From what I read here, they have a much better ability to imagine all the possibilities that I would never even think of. I have a good imaginiation when it comes to immediate things, but N's seem to be able to see all the potential outcomes, like Nick Cage in that movie "Next".

    9. If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?

    I would hand them a blob of clay. I would think that the S would start making something right away, while the N would imagine what it could be made into first.

    10. What activities do you like to do outdoors? or What physical activities do you like to do?

    Camping, hiking, biking, rollerblading.
    I especially like swimming in really big lakes. Not the ocean though, ocean freaks me out with its bigness.

    11. - How would you describe this picture (briefly)?

    I wish they would break up the chunks of land more evenly. Whatever farmer has to plow that shit has to have massive anxiety.

    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?

    Don't sweat the small stuff.

    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game?

    Whoever the underdog is.

    14. Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in?

    I honestly don't care where evil comes from, just keep it away from me.

    15. If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you?

    Palm tree, with my branches blowing in a hot summer breeze, preferably on Key West.

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    What's your impression of the other IxFP type? (from SciSki)

    They seem to be easy to get along with, but I don't knowingly know enough of them to have much of an opinion about them that is not based in theory. In theory I think they would be good friends for doing things with, but not so good for long theoretical and philosophical conversations.

    If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?

    From the responses in this thread - Ask them if they think a lot about good and evil and the roles of those aspects of humanity in shaping past, present and future. If they say yes, they are probably not an ISFP.

    What activities do you like to do outdoors? (from Placebo)
    or What physical activities do you like to do?


    Walking/Hiking

    I used to enjoy Biking and Swimming when I was younger, but don't do those very often anymore (no good/safe places to bike without lots of traffic anymore here (used to be several great dirt race tracks when I was a kid, but those have been replaced with housing developments now ), and too self conscious of my shape to do much swimming)

    How would you describe this picture (briefly)? http://www.norcalwater.org/images/ncwa_painting.jpg

    It looks like a puzzle that may also need color adjustments and may or may not actually be able to make a real picture if rearranged. The top portion looks good, but the bottom ugh, it makes me want to chop it up and see if I could put it together to make it look a bit easier on the eyes.

    Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?

    Find the path thats right for you and follow it.
    Be true to yourself - but to do that, you must first seek to understand yourself.

    Seek to understand yourself and pay attention to how you feel about things. Reflect on those feelings and use it as a compass to help look for paths that could lead to inner peace, happiness and fulfillment. If you are doing something that makes you feel uncomfortable, try to analyze the situation and find what value conflict is causing it and see if you can either avoid that situation or find a way to go about it that will be acceptable to your values.

    Let you feeling and intuition be your guide, learn to listen to them and eventually they may help you see things that would otherwise be overlooked.

    Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game? (from Jeffster)

    I have close to zero interest in athletic competition, but my guess would be that there is some other team(s) that will benefit more from the potential outcome than the actual teams playing.

    Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in? (from Neo-Genesis)

    I believe that some people are born without a conscience which is not quite the same thing as being born evil, but it does give them a very high probability they will do things in their life that would be considered evil.

    For those born in good health, I think we are all born with the potential for both good and evil, but environment we are raised in has a huge impact on that. I'd like to believe that for most, there is a natural gravitation toward goodness, but it is counterbalanced by the selfishness of human nature and it is learning to temper those selfish desires that make the difference between good and evil with most people hovering around a neutral point with moments of both in moderation.

    If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you? (by Hirsch)

    A pine tree, and I'd if I had to be made into something, a walking stick so I could still travel and not be stuck in one location all the time.

    What kind of resturant would you like to run?

    A restaurant that specializes in potatoes.
    International House of Potatoes!

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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).
    - Gone With The Wind - Scarlett O'Hara is an awesome character. I mean, she's pretty much an awful, greedy, manipulative person...but the author manages to make you love her anyway.
    - The Divine Comedy - I just kinda like the world and atmosphere it portrays
    - Stranger in a Strange Land - Religion and philosophy in a way I manage to understand.
    - Books by Terry Pratchett - They make me laugh
    - Tess of the d'Urbervilles - I like books that make me feel an emotion.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.

    Anatomy and physiology

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?

    Not especially

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?

    Not especially

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?


    Sex, food, babies...I'm pretty simple

    6. what fascinates you most?

    Hmm, I'm not sure yet.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?

    I really like how it was described in Asimov's short story "The Last Question"

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    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type? (from SciSki)

    They seem to be pretty daydreamy. I definitely have a lot in common with INFPs, and sometimes think I tend towards that type. I think a lot of them see something of themselves reflected in me, and form an attachment because of this. But then sometimes it feels like they project their own personality traits on me, if that makes sense.

    9. If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?

    INFPs frequently seem to be attracted to fantasy/mythological art...
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    10. What activities do you like to do outdoors? (from Placebo)
    or What physical activities do you like to do?


    I enjoy sailing, swimming, hiking, camping...I'm pretty open to new outdoor activities.

    11. - How would you describe this picture (briefly)?
    http://www.norcalwater.org/images/ncwa_painting.jpg

    The bottom half is very jarring. The angles of the fields make it seem like the planes stick out oddly and unexpectedly.

    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?

    I have two goals - become a better person through experiences, and improve the world for other people. Kinda cliche, I know, but it works for me.

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    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game? (from Jeffster)

    HOOK 'EM HORNS!
    (try to imagine that the banana's thumb is folded across his palm)

    Also, I totally only replied to this thread to rub it in the face of any OU fans out there.

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    14. Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in? (from Neo-Genesis)

    I don't know the life story of every "evil" person out there, but it certainly seems like there are plenty of people who turn out crazy and dangerous in environments that produce good people.

    15. If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you? (by Hirsch)

    Hm, I think I would like to be a cypress. And if I were a tree, I wouldn't want anybody to cut me down and turn me into furniture or whatever. Sorry, Hirsch

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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).

    I cannot for the life of me make it through reading a book. The last time I finished one was 4 years ago and that was a requirement while I was in school.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for
    pleasure.

    I didn't enjoy much of school but if I had to choose I'd probably read more into World History/Cultures.

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?

    It's not something that stands out to me, there are many more interesting things.

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?

    Not particularly.

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?

    My escapist ones, anything involving me not being where I am right now.

    6. what is fascinates you most?

    Human perception.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?

    That sounds to me like it is digging into metaphysics, something I like to not think about much.

    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type? (from SciSki)

    The way that they apply their ideas instead of just pondering them makes me jealous.

    9. If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?


    "I'm the worst person to ask, I am still unsure of myself."

    10. What activities do you like to do outdoors? (from Placebo)
    or What physical activities do you like to do?


    Long walks through unknown areas, I also greatly enjoy swimming and anything in or on the water.

    11. - How would you describe this picture (briefly)? http://www.norcalwater.org/images/ncwa_painting.jpg

    The upper half is very pleasing to the eye, which is a direct contrast to the bottom. Perhaps the artist wanted to show the difference between the natural landscape and that which has been altered by humans, but he or she didn't need to be a dick about it. That stuff hurts my eyes.


    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?

    No philosophy.

    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game? (from Jeffster)

    I'd say Texas, because everyone I know from Texas takes the game so damn seriously.

    14. Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in? (from Neo-Genesis)

    It is most definitely a reaction to the environment, but every person reacts differently to various things.

    15. If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you? (by Hirsch)

    Some old growth Acacia Koa made into a wonderful acoustic guitar.
    Whoops.

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    I'll address two.

    I am very interested in the subject of human evil and have studied it through reading, talking to others and observation.

    I believe everyone has to decide for themselves what the purpose of life is. For me it is in growth to my potential, working for the positive, and taking joy from the gifts of existence.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).
    Hmm... haven't read much fiction lately and much of what I've read when I was younger doesn't feel so influential anymore. Of the little I've recently read, The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner stands out.

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    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.
    History. I would cut my history class to read my history book. The history teacher at my high school was also the school band conductor. Most often he would be off organizing field trips for the band rather than teaching class. The students would fool around and play cards. I saw no point in going.

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    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?
    Yes. Maybe. Is there a duality or can't they blur?

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    4. do you want to understand how evil works?
    Not sure, can't really say.

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    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?
    ACCESS DENIED

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    6. what is fascinates you most?
    It changes from day to day.

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    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?
    I believe that humans are a part of all that is, belong to all that is and are in no way special or entitled to do as they please with this world. Our culture tells us that our "superior intelligence" allows us to do whatever we will and that our ingenuity will overcome any obstacle. I think it will bite us in the ass in the end. We foolishly look to control the world, rather than look to build a relationship with it.

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    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type? (from SciSki)
    If I've run into any of them, I haven't identified them as such.

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    9. If someone asks you what clues to look out for in deciding if someone is ISFP or INFP, what would you say?
    I think the ISFPs would be the ones wearing a cape and tights with an 'S' imprinted across the chest.

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    10. What activities do you like to do outdoors? (from Placebo) or What physical activities do you like to do?
    Hiking, gardening, and (foolishly) walking late at night. I take martial arts, but only make it to class every couple of weeks. The combination of physical activity in a social setting really drains me, and other activities take precedence. Maybe if the class were smaller I'd make it more often.

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    11. - How would you describe this picture (briefly)? http://www.norcalwater.org/images/ncwa_painting.jpg
    Heinous. It's been entirely taken over, invaded and put to human use. Entire eco-systems cleared and replaced with monocrop farms.

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    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?
    ACCESS DENIED

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    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game? (from Jeffster)
    Who's gonna win the what now? OU? Oregan University?

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    14. Do you believe that some people are born evil, or is it a reaction to the environment in which they were raised in? (from Neo-Genesis)
    I think it's a reaction to the environment they were raised in and a society that's poorly suited to dealing with it.

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    15. If you were a tree, what kind would you be, and what would you like hirsch to make out of you? (by Hirsch)
    I would be a California Live Oak, because I belong where I'm at. You wouldn't make anything out of me because I can take a long time to grow and am often small and gnarly. I'm of better service if left alone and my acorns are used as food. In my old age I enjoy falling on people named Hirsch.
    I want something much more different
    Not these factories or prisons
    I wish that the Earth was green again
    I wish I had a gun in my hand


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