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    Default MBTIC Member Project! Help us out!

    I've been thinking lately that we use a lot of specialized jargon in both our MBTI-related and our casual conversations here. Folks who come to check us out may be overwhelmed with all the Fe and the Ti and the Ni stuff. We'd like to make it a little easier for people to join our conversations without needing a graduate seminar to learn the vocabulary.

    We would like to create an FAQ (separate from the existing FAQ and therefore needing a new name, I suppose) with sort of a crash course in stuff like the 16 types, the 4 dichotomies, and the cognitive functions. But we don't want it to be impenetrable-- short, sweet, and to the point. And, preferably, funny.

    So this is where you guys come in: let's brainstorm some very short but informative and funny sound bytes to put together in a sticky thread or a something else. That way, when folks seem baffled by all the Fe Fi Fo Fumming that goes on here, we can point them toward our quick-and-dirty crash course.
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    finally!

    it's been exhausting pretending all these years to know what the hell's going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    finally!

    it's been exhausting pretending all these years to know what the hell's going on.
    You just need to know:

    ENTP = insane.

    It's a get out of jail free card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    finally!

    it's been exhausting pretending all these years to know what the hell's going on.

    Here here lol I for one will be bookmarking the page.

    I see Fi, I want to rhyme, Fe, Fi, Fo oh phooey
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    This doesn't mean you want us to avoid more complex discussions regarding MBTI functions/models in favor of more readily/generally understood topics, does it? I will if that is your wish, but....

    In case that wasn't what you meant, what about something like this:

    Ni -- Introverted Intuition (not Nickel, which I know is what you thought). Allows you to see ideas from different perspectives, as well as have unusual insights or hunches that are often useful. And for the last time, it does NOT make you psychic (normally).

    Ne -- Extraverted Intuition. It thinks it's less of a nerd than Introverted Intuition. Kidding aside, this allows you to see patterns and connections in theories, see several possibilities in a situation, and make an annoying number of puns and play-on words.

    Fe -- Extraverted Feeling. Hello everyone, this is the function that observes commonly held social rules and pleasantries, and is very concerned with the welfare of the group. If you don't have this function, then you're a rude person, and I don't want to be seen with you.

    Fi -- Introverted Feeling. Very shy, deeply held values based on an internal sense of good and evil. Introverted Feelers are often lost in the depth of their own emotion, and have trouble expressing those emotions outwardly. If you've read Shakespeare or Milton, you may have seen Fi. (Notice I didn't joke about them, because they're SO sensitive.)

    Ti -- Introverted Thinking. Introverted thinking is always trying to uncover the specific rules that govern a system, and typically sees everything as a system. So basically, Ti nitpicks and criticizes everything from social conventions to grammar to government policies, and is fairly anti-social.

    Te -- Extraverted Thinking. "Hey, work faster, you slacker! You're losing us time and money!" Extraverted Thinking is a blunt function that is results-oriented, much like that angry boss. Extraverted Thinking follows rules to the letter, and uses the most efficient procedure known to work that will get the job done.

    Se -- Extraverted Sensing. This is basically paying attention to what goes on around you, and living the moment. You use this if you like to burn yourself on a hot stove, run laps, ride a bike, go swimming, etc. If you want to use it right now, pay attention to what's going on around you at the moment. Don't try to connect it with anything, or think about what it means, what went before, or what's coming after. Just watch and experience. Let go of your mind. Side effects may include lack of forethought, and overindulgence. This is also what causes you to eat that box of chocolates instead of sticking to your diet, or finish watching that TV program instead of shutting it off and going back to work/bed. Now you can just say, "That was Se's fault, not mine!"

    Si -- Introverted Sensing. Very routine, habitual, and boring. It's based on a desire to do things the way they've always been done... day after day, year after year, century after century. Obviously, people with this function dislike change. They accept things without question, and preserve what's familiar, and often try to align things with their internal idea of what things are supposed to be like, garnered from early experiences. But the plus side is, they have good memories, and are very organized and conscientious people. If you want something done a certain way with no questions asked, they are your best resource.

    Dichotomies:

    It's in your best interest to be somewhat balanced in these dichotomies rather than extreme, and that's one thing we hope you take away from this site. This is a scale, so no one is either one ALL the time.

    J/P -- Judging/Perceiving. Judging types don't always carry gavels. If you're a Judging type, that means you're diligent, focused, organized, driven, and anal-retentive. If you're a Perceiving type, that means you're sloppy, disorganized, unmotivated, indecisive, and happy-go-lucky. Those with strong Judging preferences were never really youthful, and those with strong Perceiving preferences never really grow up.

    E/I -- Extraversion/Introversion. Extraverts are the cool, social people who go to all the parties, and impress people. Introverts are the misunderstood nerds who sit at home reading and surfing the Internet all day. As you might have guessed, most of us are Introverts. So please take some pity and speak to us poor, pasty-faced nerds who pine away in front of our monitors?

    T/F -- Thinking/Feeling. Feeling types are compassionate, sensitive people who put the happiness of people first. Thinking type are very logical, independent, accomplished, and know how to do things. However, you could also say Thinking types are heartless, arrogant jerks who treat people like machines, and Feeling types are insipid, dependent, conflict-avoiding basket cases.

    S/N -- Sensing/Intuition. Sensing types are practical, no-nonsense people when it comes to dealing with things. They are well attuned to the world around them, and know how to deal with it. Intuitive types are creative, insightful people who have an advantage in Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Poetry. In pretty much everything else and everyday life, however, Sensors excel and surpass Intuitives. So if we seem critical of Sensors, know it's out of jealousy, fear, and bitterness, and don't take it personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    This doesn't mean you want us to avoid more complex discussions regarding MBTI functions/models in favor of more readily/generally understood topics, does it? I will if that is your wish, but....
    I doubt it, it's just a simple FAQ, that newbies can read through to catch up with all the jargon.
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    Good idear, guys.

    This signature left intentionally blank.

    Really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    It's a get out of jail death row free card!
    Fixed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    Ni -- Introverted Intuition (not Nickel, which I know is what you thought).
    You forgot to say that Ne is not Neon, Se is not selenium, Si is not silicon, Fe is not iron, Ti is not titanium, and Te is not tellurium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zergling View Post
    You forgot to say that Ne is not Neon, Se is not selenium, Si is not silicon, Fe is not iron, Ti is not titanium, and Te is not tellurium.
    1. I just assumed they would get the idea after the first time.

    2. I already did.

    3. There's nothing for Fi, and it didn't want it to be jealous.

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