1. would you have passed the marshmallow test as a child?
2. please state your type, or at least your I/E & J/P orientation.
for clarification purposes:
Originally Posted by prplchknz
you do realize it's not so much about the marshmallows, as it is about the delay of gratification. most kids go for the instant gratification instead of delaying it, replace marshmallow with something you really like and than say whether or not you'd pass.
I voted yes. I could be incredibly bloody-minded as a child.
I even used my self-denial abilities strategically. When we were kids, my ESTJ sister was more easily tempted than me and I used to mess with that. If I really wanted something particular (like chocolate or lollies) that I would have to ask my Mum for, I would suggest to my sister that we should ask for it. She would agree and get really excited at the idea. I would then say that if she really wanted it, she would have to be the one to ask (and take the unpleasant rejection should there be one). Of course, my sister saw straight through this. She'd get angry at me and flatly refuse to do it. I would just shrug my shoulders and say, "oh well, we won't have it, then". After that it was just a waiting game. Sometimes she would hold out for quite a while, but she always gave in and did it. And I had no problem waiting forever if need be.
INFP 4w5 so/sp
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
- Emily Bronte
"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