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    Default Which style of categorization of people dominates your world view?

    I know these categories aren't mutually exclusive, but I believe most people have one or the other world view more towards the core of how they view people.

    I also, don't believe anyone who says they don't categorize people.

    Categorization is implicit in language use. So if you are talking about people, or thinking in words about people, you are implicitly categorizing them.

    If you are not sure, examine the language you use when you think or talk about people.

    Do you tend to categorize people more:

    In a Normative Manner?
    According to rank, status, good-bad, better-worse, smart-dumb, good-bad, etc.

    You think or say things like:
    "He's a good guy."
    "You think you're hot stuff."
    "That girl is pretty smart."
    "That guy's rich and handsome."
    "They have a hard life."
    .
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    .

    In a Descriptive Manner?
    According to likes, dislikes, shared experiences, life history, etc.

    You think or say things like:
    "He's a Cub's fan."
    "She's really interested in science."
    "He's sensitive to these topics."
    "You are enthusiastic about ____."
    "You are going through some pain."
    .
    .
    .

    Which do you tend to use in various circumstances?

    Which do you think is more appropriate to use in various circumstances?

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    i only categorize for the sake of making conversation, if i could altogether i would...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    i only categorize for the sake of making conversation, if i could altogether i would...
    You don't think about people in words at all? (Outside of conversation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    You don't think about people in words at all? (Outside of conversation)
    not unless i have to. this comes up quite a bit when people ask me to describe things. to do so naturally, i would only be able to list a bunch of objective details.

    "what was the plane like?"
    "i dunno... it was red?"

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    quite frequently it's either:

    interesting v. not interesting

    tolerable v. intolerable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    not unless i have to. this comes up quite a bit when people ask me to describe things. to do so naturally, i would only be able to list a bunch of objective details.

    "what was the plane like?"
    "i dunno... it was red?"

    I am rather visual myself, but do tend to think in words often.

    Would it be easier to draw a picture?

    I think pictures can be normative vs. descriptive too. Depending on the style.

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    quite frequently it's either:

    interesting v. not interesting

    tolerable v. intolerable

    Actually both those examples seem Normative to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I am rather visual myself, but do tend to think in words often.

    Would it be easier to draw a picture?

    I think pictures can be normative vs. descriptive too. Depending on the style.
    it's not about being "visual", it's about only thinking in terms of objective facts and generally ignoring everything else.

    this clip from an ISTP description puts it well...

    "ISTPs may rely so much on the logical approach of thinking that they overlook what other people care about and what they themselves care about. They may decide that something is not important, just because it isn't logical to care about it"


    so i would only answer the question in the regard the person intended it (ie, they dont literally want to know how the plane "was", they want to know how i felt about the experience) i would say it was "fun" or "fine" or something equally uncreative, just for the sake of conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    so i would only answer the question in the regard the person intended it (ie, they dont literally want to know how the plane "was", they want to know how i felt about the experience) i would say it was "fun" or "fine" or something equally uncreative, just for the sake of conversation.
    Ah, I see. You tailor your description to what you believe the question was. That is probably pretty common.

    But when you are remembering the experience, what form does it have?

    Also, when you want to relate to others' experiences, what type of questions do you tend to ask?

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    Both; whatever's appropriate. This is a very vague cleavage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    This is a very vague cleavage.
    Admittedly yes. It is an attempt to root out "oughts" from my conceptions (which seems to me like an "ought" also).

    I am trying to filter-out from my own conceptions of the world what is normative (to make sure I am perceiving clearly). But at the same time know that Normative conceptions have their place.

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