It's interesting because it's no secret that I love ISTJs I have a few in my family and some of my closest friends are of this type also BUT they can also be kind of a nemisis in relationship settings... just sometimes... Other types maybe an ENTJ because they're kinda scary But I am speaking ancedotal here and I usually get along well with most types so nothing to form a generalisation of
... couldn't drag me away
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"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Nope, Stupidity+close mindedness is the worst thing in the world, and it transcends all types.
Originally Posted by Fluffywolf
Aye, I can respect close-mindedness if it has merit or value.
I prefer someone stupid (by this I'm assuming you mean dumb) to someone close-minded, actually. When you are close-minded there is no benefit of the doubt. Defeats the purpose of having conversations in the first place. Merit and value, to me, are derived from a logical train of thought that anyone can use/take to arrive at the same exact conclusion. It's worse a sin to refuse to play along and go with the flow and try to be convinced, than it is to not have the brain power to do so. No shame in being dumb because at least that's a nice excuse to be wrong, most of the time.
In fact I often use stupid, with its negative connotations, to describe someone close-minded, not someone dumb. Everything to do with will and nothing to do with "synapse speed" (or whatever). One you can control, the other you cannot.
Like I said, only combined Stupidity (dumb) and close mindedness is imo annoying.
But an intelligent close minded person I can have great fun discussions with.
Only if you are laughing at the expenses of his/her close-mindedness. Cause if he/she's close-minded he/she won't ever engage in any real discussion per se. By the same token you could have fun laughing at the expenses of someone who is simply dumb. (it's stupid [hehe] but I reckon people are different)