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    Red face What does each type consider as "fun"

    I have a dear friend who is ENTJ and he enjoys socialising and loud parties with lots of people drinking, dancing and talking about superficial stuff. He told me I need to get out and have some fun but then we discussed what fun actually meant for each of us.

    It never occurred to him that his idea of fun was something I would avoid like the plague. My idea of fun is a few people to whom I feel close (or maybe an interesting couple of people I have never met) having a few quiet drinks and maybe a meal at one of our homes, then talking about meaty topics while listening to good music in the background.

    I am curious - what is your idea of fun - is it determined by your typological preferences or something else entirely, or a combination of both?
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    I enjoy thoughtful discussion, reading, learning, listening to music, sex, watching television, playing video games, hiking, playing tennis, swimming, making lots of money, buying cool new technology and learning about it, connecting with other people on an intimate level, getting drunk, roughhousing with the fellas, eating, cooking, sleeping, cuddling, being exceptionally annoying or silly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    I enjoy thoughtful discussion, reading, learning, listening to music, sex, watching television, playing video games, hiking, swimming, making lots of money, buying cool new technology and learning about it, connecting with other people on an intimate level, getting drunk, eating, cooking, sleeping, cuddling, being exceptionally annoying or silly...
    I agree with most of your list - the lots of money bit is only a moderate criteria for me but I earn enough to indulge myself with a few exotic holidays and new technologies I get high on the sense of achievement rather than the money - tho money is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    My idea of fun is a few people to whom I feel close (or maybe an interesting couple of people I have never met) having a few quiet drinks and maybe a meal at one of our homes, then talking about meaty topics while listening to good music in the background.
    This is pretty much my idea of a fun night too. I love cooking for just a few guests who like to sit around and talk about ideas over wine and maybe a few after dinner drinks. My mother-in-law is INFP and we both love this scenario. I can't help but think it's type related. In general, everyone else wants to "go out" and socialize. For me, there's nothing like a familiar dining room and maybe a fire and my INTP husband running the ipod behind the scenes.

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    I just like sitting around and having good conversations with a small-to-medium sized group of my close friends. Sometimes alcohol or other such substances enter the equation and enhance the evening appropriately. I also enjoy thoughtful discussion and many times a reasoned yet energetic debate can make me feel very excited.

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    The funnest thing for me is just to spend time with people I care about, doing whatever they enjoy, especially when we can make it an opportunity for emotional or intellectual sharing through conversation, or even better, when I can use one of those occasions to completely lose control of myself. Losing control of myself involves getting very hyper, extremely silly, and sometimes laughing over nothing for minutes on end, all without the aid of any mind-altering substances except possibly a small amount of alcohol.

    Aside from that, there isn't much I enjoy, and none of it's worth mentioning.
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    Fun for me is listening to music, daydreaming about travel, socializing, beauty and success; envisioning the future and reliving the past.
    Actually engaging in these acts, experiencing the "heat of the moment", now, that's terribly un-fun.
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    fun depends on my mood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    fun depends on my mood.
    My mood depends on how much fun I'm having.
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    As I scan down this list I notice that Lady X is the only E responding but that mostly I can identify with the "I"s perspective of fun that other members have shared. Are there any other "E"s who would care to share or if Lady X would elaborate please?

    There IS no right or wrong answer here, only the issue of what drives another's enjoyment
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