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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezion View Post
    Also, Victor seems to have a habit of avoiding arguments and spouting off almost relevant subjective expressions. It is important to note, that, should you be attempting to convince anyone of the legitimacy of your views, actual illustration and logical arguments are required. We cannot peek inside of your head to determine the data you have absorbed that leads you to your conclusions.
    I do understand that the rhetorical device here is argumentation.

    It is particularly inappropriate as this is not a peer review journal, nor a Court of Law or even Parliament.

    Argumentation is used because is the cheapest and easiest device to hand.

    But make no mistake - argumentation is simply rhetoric, or as you might call it - spin.

    There are many rhetorical devices, some far more suitable than a constant diet of argumentation.

    If rhetoric were diet, we would have vitamin deficiency.

    But at a deeper level, argumentation is an obvious psychological defence.

    And because it is used so naturally by all here, I can only assume you all belong to the same psycho-class.

    But that is another question, answered by Lloyd Demause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezion View Post
    (I realize that there is a high probability Viktor is a troll.
    What an insult!

    The last gasp of the non compos mentis.

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    I'm as much a MBTI critic as anyone, but I am afraid to voice my dissent in any reasonable fashion. It's not as if this place has the intellectual freedom of academia....which is run in a FEUDAL manner, no less.

    But I suppose I'm just paranoid....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    But I suppose I'm just paranoid....
    Paranoia, R.D.Laing taught us, is merely a heightened state of awareness.

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    then which forms of schizophrenia are gifts, and which are correctly identified as madness?

    Do you see yellow dogs barking at the choir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    then which forms of schizophrenia are gifts, and which are correctly identified as madness?

    Do you see yellow dogs barking at the choir?
    For about two years I belonged to an R.D.Laing group which visited the Psych Unit of Little Bay Hospital in Sydney.

    Most of the patients were schizophrenic and I became comfortable with those suffering schizophrenia.

    It seemed to me that their thoughts were out of touch with reality while their emotions remained in touch with reality. So I took their thoughts with a grain of salt and listened to their emotions.

    This was all very important to me and I still remember our emotional contact.

    So, at least emotionally, R.D.Laing was right. But I also felt he was a lovable person.

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    Hehe... truth be told, I'd be more comfortable around a schizphrenic than most people who voted in this past election.

    You gotta realize schizphrenia is a "BLANKET" diagnosis, and many great minds get swappred up.....

    Nash? Calling Dr. Nash!

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    Yes, and No.

    I don't find it entirely valid or endlessly consistent. Yet, I think some parts of MBTI are interesting enough to consider.

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