Thread: Random Thought Thread
08-13-2015, 10:33 AM #54741
08-13-2015, 11:28 AM #54742
08-13-2015, 11:30 AM #54743
08-13-2015, 01:35 PM #54744
08-13-2015, 02:10 PM #54745
I've noticed an influx of new people. Or at least they're new to me. And/or there are more former lurkers. Whatever; it doesn't feel like the same-old, same-old to me. Looks like we have more self-identified Sensors on board. I haven't seen much of that whole "hurf durf N > S" bullshit recently, and there's been a pretty balanced perspective overall. Thank the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty; we might actually learn something from one another.
I'm also sure that we can all usually get by with just assuming that our interlocutors know that types are just constructs and people aren't their types and that stereotypes aren't universally true and that we're often just talking in generalities and also everyone is special and factors other than typology like our culture or childhood play into our identity and behaviors and so on and so forth etc. etc. to infinity and beyond forever. Usually, the whole point all about discovering nuances in personalities, right?
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08-13-2015, 03:02 PM #54746
Every time I see a new teenage member make a "type me" thread:
08-13-2015, 03:04 PM #54747
Oh, be nice. You know what they say, it takes a village.▵
08-13-2015, 05:16 PM #54748
And not all get so far, but it comes up more than occasionally, and that is where it spreads, couple matches huge uncontrollable fire. Stereotypes, special snowflakism, all of that. While their might be positive, honest, and valid contributions- for the most part it just serves to further the ego of type. But some just want self satisfaction. They come in and start a thread like- what kind of INXX type am I? Reason why they couldn't possibly be a sensor, standard answers supporting their preconcieved notion of a type, cherry picking what they like and don't, sort of... taking away from what a type is, what is behind it. But it is the way I guess, to want the 'best' reflected on you. And that for most people still is being an intuitive type.
And that in and of itself really doesn't help with getting away the intuitive against sensor pissing domination. Not blaming, as got to start somewhere, but I don't think anything with the new memvers is anything positively remarkable. It's sometimes subtle, and occasionally their might be a token sensor validation for others sentiment, but...
08-13-2015, 05:29 PM #54749
(Also Sharpay from High School Musical was always my favorite - I can't believe people hated her back when we were all kids. I'm glad my good taste has stuck into adulthood)
The ones that irk me the most are from people who rack up like 100 posts and are like "hey, I've been around here for a while - does anyone have any insights on my type?" But I don't know if that's just teenagers or not. It's just like bitch half the time your posts are impersonal one-liners do you THINK anyone has any substantial thoughts on your type??
Either way though I'm still pretty content with the stuff @jscrothers mentioned - I like the more balanced population and how everyone is a little more accommodating communication-wise and also there's more discussion about the S/N dichotomy that isn't totally skewed in favor of intuition.
But I still agree with all the stuff that was said in the thread about Nico's departure too; this forum doesn't have as many interesting people anymore as it used to. I've been braindumping a lot here lately but not seeing much substance in return (not necessarily to me, but the conversations in general still peter out pretty easily). What's been really stimulating for me is the Enneagram 7 thread. E7 sharing all their knowledge and speculations with each other = The same sex marriage thread was entertaining I guess though.
08-13-2015, 05:51 PM #54750
All the threads that are open and based on heavier topics almost just seem like a huge clusterfuck. The same things repeated by the same people, anyone trying to break away from that either being attacked, ignored, redirected, or banned. Same things circulating. But that is just me being sort of cynical. With the presidential election coming up and all that involves that, I would be interested to see how that plays out. A direct platform for many different issues and beliefs, more at the front of everyones mind, everyone wants to show that they are engaged and knowledgable- more pressure applied. Those should be fun threads.
And no not a new thing, but not really new or at least to me significantly new or different from what was before, to really judge as a step forward.