Imagine a parallel universe where humans came in only one of two forms, those who asked only questions, and those who provided only answers. A questioner could never answer, all his/her dialogue were questions, and an answerer could never question, only respond to a question posed.
Which would you choose to be and why?
oooh...i like it.
a questioner definitely ...there's excitement in discovery...to have all the answers seems quite dull.
There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
I'm a really curious type of person, but honestly, I'd get more satisfaction out of giving answers. I also think my curiosity would be more satisfied by analyzing the questions I get and the responses to my answers. Also, the more abstract the questions, the better. If I had to answer literal detail-oriented questions all day I'd hire an ISTJ to do it.
Whenever I have a question, I just research and find out for myself rather than ask someone else...unless I am trying to make conversation. I am a good listener; people tend to talk to me about everything and anything and ask for advice, so I chose 'answerer'.
Id rather be a knowledge seeker then someone who passes on knowledge, because they can never question against anything only give answers to questions asked. I'd choose asking questions.
Originally Posted by Orangey
Incidentally, I believe that I am a dominant Ti user, and I often have trouble explaining things that I understand well. It's a matter of organizing the presentation of material. I can have it perfectly organized in my head all at once, but structuring the sequential delivery of material so that others understand is a different matter entirely, and requires a different skill set that I am apparently lacking.