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    This thread is for comparison of the differences and similarities between ISFP and INFP.

    Questions for those generous enough to participate:

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

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

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

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?

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

    6. what is fascinates you most?

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


    EDIT to add :

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

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

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

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


    12. - Do you have a personal philosophy of life? if so what is it?
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    13. Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game? (from Jeffster)
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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)

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



    Please add questions to broaden the comparison!

    Good grief already had one complaint that the questions are INFP biased, duh, I am INFP, that's why I am asking for other's input!

    Also:

    If you looked at this post and said "ugh, I'm not answering" please respond with quick remark as to why!

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    This thread is for comparison of the differences and similarities between ISFP and INFP.
    That's cool, just last night I was thinking of something that I thought would be perfect for a topic with this very subject. Of course, now I don't remember what it was, but if I think of it,. I'll be sure to post it.

    Questions for those generous enough to participate:

    1. name your five favorite fiction books.
    Guh, you would start with a hard one.

    Time Warp,...uhhhhhh...Berenstain Bears do something or other...some other Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books...those porn books I found in my dad's bookcase..I don't remember any of the titles.. one of them might have been "Sister and Brother" but I can't remember.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.
    I don't understand this question.

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?
    No.

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?
    No.

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?
    hot women, the beach, Disneyworld, Texas Tech winning the Big 12 in football, me making a weird acceptance speech at an award show, me running a radio station or a restaurant

    6. what is fascinates you most?
    Women.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?
    I don't, I don't know what that means.


    Please add questions to broaden the comparison!
    Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game?

    I'll come back and add my responses later.
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    ^ What kind of resturant would you like to run?

    Quote Originally Posted by "jeffster'
    That's cool, just last night I was thinking of something that I thought would be perfect for a topic with this very subject. Of course, now I don't remember what it was, but if I think of it,. I'll be sure to post it.
    Please do and I hope Sunshine and Sarah come in with some too and broaden the field some.

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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).
    1. the Horatio Hornblower series --Fasinating study of the life of a very interesting character and all the changes and challenges he goes through.
    2. A book called Voyager...total examination of human evil and goodness through the eyes of Marco Polo
    3. The Godfather--- you'll never look at human beings and their nature the same again.
    4. Jane Eyre
    5. the Kent Family Chronicles--- my first exposure to adult historical fiction, loved it.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.
    1. literature because it's fun
    2. biology to understand how life works

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

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?
    yes

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?Mostly weave stories about other people who would live very different lives than I do.

    6. what is fascinates you most?
    Good vs. Evil
    the shadow self vs. conscious self
    Human hypocrisy vs. higher ideals and good intentions
    The interconnection between the higher human mind and the animal human body and the battle between.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?We're all interconnected and yet not the same. Differences are as important as similarities. We live in hollarchy not a hierachy but humans want to impose hierachy.

    One life
    With each other
    Sisters
    Brothers
    One life
    But we're not the same
    We get to
    Carry each other
    Carry each other


    "Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and Repulsion,
    Reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are necessary to Human existence.
    From these contraries spring what the religious call Good & Evil.
    Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing
    from Energy. Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell."

    William Blake

    "Separated the stars from the mountains, and the mountains from man.

    And left man groveling root outside himself that created negations where there had been "contraries":

    Negations are not contraries: Contraries mutually exist but negations exist not. "

    William Blake

    "Such is the very death of the created being. We die to the extent that we fail to discriminate. For this reason the natural impulse of the created being is directed toward differentiation and toward the struggle against the ancient, pernicious state of sameness. The natural tendency is called Principium Individuationis (Principle of Individuation).

    This principle is indeed the essence of every created being. From these things you may readily recognize why the undifferentiated principle and lack of discrimination are all a great danger to created beings. For this reason we must be able to distinguish the qualities of the Pleroma. Its qualities are the PAIRS OF OPPOSITES.."

    Carl Jung


    8. What's your impression of the other IxFP type? Delightful, fun and emotionally deep. Loyal. Value driven.

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    These questions so far are very INFP-biased. Maybe ask

    - What activities do you like to do outdoors?
    or What physical activities do you like to do?

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by placebo View Post
    These questions so far are very INFP-biased.
    That's why I asked for ISFP input. I can only ask from my own perspective, trying to assume from the ISFP perspective would be rather assumptive and possibly offensive if I asked sterotypical S v. N type questions.

    But really I asked those questions because I *think* they delinate the difference but I don't really know if that's an assumption I make based on my own eperiences that may not be exactly correct and this board is a place to interact and ask those questions of the ISFPs directly whereas in offline life it isn't easily done.

    - What activities do you like to do outdoors?
    or What physical activities do you like to do?


    People go outdoors?

    I like to dance but I get vertigo now so dancing usually makes me sick, lol.

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

    yuck

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

    Be true to what you believe in and heal yourself as much as you can and try to align as close to the inner conscience as possible. Help those who want it and leave the rest alone. No one can force change on others. The world can only heal by each individual healing internally on their own time.

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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).
    Incarnations of Importality - For love of Evil (specific book in series)
    I liked how it humanizes and shows the essential nature of evil. Without evil being a choice, how can you tell who is truely good and who is just acting good etc. Being evil with a purpose vs creating evil through slefishness (evil being the goal vs evil being a side effect). What causes people to become evil, what makes them stay that way?

    Riftwar saga (series)
    Good storytelling and believable characters and caharacter development.

    Deathgate cycle (series)
    I liked the complexities and plot twists, the character development and backstoryies are also well developed and intiricate.

    Myth Inc (series)
    A good just for fun book series. It was the series that got me into reading books (other than comic-books) at a fairly young age, and age may be a factor in my fond memories of it, but I suspect I'd still enjoy it if I re-read them now too.

    Discworld (series)
    In particular the book that introduces Mortimer, but all the books I've read in the series were great (but strangely, I don't really feel like I remember a whole lot about them other than doing a great job of making me laugh).



    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.
    Japanese. I don't remember much of it now (aside from a few basic words and phrases), but I would read manga and watch un-sub-titled anime a lot when I was younger to try to see what words and phrases I could pick out.

    Current world affairs is probably what turned me into a news/politics junkie (and a lot of that probably had to do with having a great enthusiastic charasimatic teacher for the class). But I don't actually read much news, and get it more through television, so I don't know if that applies to the question.

    Edit/Add:
    In school (both K-12 and College) I did not take any actual courses in humanities and only took the English course I absolutly had to to graduate, but I suspect if I had taken classes like Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature AND had a good teacher for those classes, I may have discovered those interestes much earlier in life than I did when I found how much they interested me from exploring on my own.

    3. are you fascinated in the duality of good vs. evil, light vs. dark?
    Yes, see first book choice above. The whole incarnations series I found to be great books, but I singled that one largly out for that reason (the one about god (good) also had soem memorable thought provoking ideas in it too).

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?
    Hehe, see above. And I answered these quesitions sequentialy before reading the next question too.

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?
    A lot of my daydreams to some degree revolve around creating of that which does not exist but could. Sometimes its a tangible world or archetecture building or exploration thing, but sometimes its more along the lines of what the world would be like if x, y and z were true and/or a, b and c were false. In general imagining what could be. Sme more specifc but generic examples

    Exploring a virtual world and building it as I go along.

    Imaginign what a world would be like where automobiles were highly regulated and rare (not somethign available to the masses) but mass transportation was common and efficient.

    Imagining what paths human devlopment might take if a group of humans could be raised for several generations without knowledge of the past and without religion (take something like "The Vilage" and set it in space on a newly colonized planet and remove any religios component to their upbringing)

    Edit/Add:
    Daydreams about coversations are common for me as well. Conversations that could potentialy occur, replaying past conversations and imaginign how things might have been different if I said/did different things as well as imagining conversations with people/creatures both real and fictious that I will probably never meet.


    6. what is fascinates you most?
    Motivations - the question of why people/animals do things and make decisions - what inputs/factors were important to them in their decision/reaction and how much thought have they givent he implications of their actions/wrods etc.

    7. what do you think about the interconnection between humans and all that is?
    I do think about it, but have no answers or anything I can truly say I beleive to be absolutly true about it. It is a question that leads to more questions and those questions also usually don't have specific answers, but they are important to ask. Even if we will never know the right answer (or even if there is a right answer), we can find/create an answer on either an individual or collective leve that give us reasons to do things and help us create a framework to act within that our conscience will help us shape and adapt to (of course a lot of people follow a system others have established that does not align with their conscience and I consider that unfortunate when they might be much more happy/content if they found or created a system that matches their values).

    Please add questions to broaden the comparison!
    Thats enough serious thinking for one day for me, but maybe later as another message.
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    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).

    I haven't really read much fiction since school. I read a lot of non fiction. Mostly laymans psychology stuff on creativity, engagement, flow, intuition etc.
    In school I loved the Conan series.
    Why? He was very strong.

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

    Tech drawing, biology, sex ed

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

    Does reading and watching The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell count?

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?

    Yes and No.
    Isn't it humans are expedient and some have screwed up mental models?


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

    Sex and fighting.
    I'd never hurt a fly but these two fill my daydreams.

    6. what is fascinates you most?

    Sex and fighting. Creativity, psychology.
    How to achieve full engagement in daily life.

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

    I just tried but I thought my head might explode.
    THAT reminds me! My favourite books in school were the Hitchhikers Guide books.
    Why? The world that Adams created was very cool.

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

    ISFP, Dude you're just like me.
    INFP, I'm sorry I'm just not that deep.

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

    Look at what they talk about. Concrete and abstract.
    Ask.

    10. What kind of resturant would you like to run?

    A small restaraunt way out in the country.
    A Pizza/Bakery Shop.
    Pretty much the same customers coming everyday.
    Laid back atmosphere. 2 or 3 reliable helpers.
    Time to develop new items when I feel like it.
    Last edited by wolfy; 10-14-2008 at 11:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    1. name your five favorite fiction books (and why).
    The Ender Series, Wrinkle in Time series, Chronicles of Narnia, and others that I can't remember the names right now. Mostly, I like epics.

    2. your favorite subjects from school that you would actually read for pleasure.
    Psychology, Astronomy (although that drive is gone now), Astrology, and Religious Studies.


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

    4. do you want to understand how evil works?
    How? No. Why? Yes.

    5. what are the topics of some of your favorite daydreams?
    Typically, me fighting this epic battle against some evil oppressor (it varies, and can get quite in depth), being an ideal huspand/father, what it would be like if I was sent back in time to when I was three, yet kept my mental facilities, and some others. I daydream alot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    Texas Tech winning the Big 12 in football,
    Same here. I have one where I'm this unstoppable running back (Think Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton rolled into one), who just absolutely shatters every possible running record, leading Tech to 4 straight National Titles.


    6. what fascinates you most?
    I'd have to say Good vs. Evil in a well written story. That includes twists, rhythm, vocabulary (somewhere in the middle, so the words don't dampen the anchor the story).


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

    Who do you think's going to win the Texas v. OU game?
    OU 34 UT 20.


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

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