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  • ENFJ

    2 11.11%
  • ENTJ

    2 11.11%
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    1 5.56%
  • ENFP

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  • ENTP

    4 22.22%
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  • ISFP

    1 5.56%
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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
    ENTPs can get frantic about "winning" debates and throw everything including the kitchen sink atcha just to see what sticks (they usually "win" too in the eyes of ignorant spectators).
    Right but that's when they're cornered. EFJs argue on an ad-hom basis by default (or so has been my unfortunate experience ).
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    I voted ISFJ as most likely simply because my ISFJ mum uses such arguments all the time (which I find really annoying).

    Is drawing this conclusion ad hominem logic?

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    Hmmm...my ex - who I now think is ESFJ - does it like it's his job.

    I'm also quite good at insults when I want to be, but generally only do it for my amusement or because I'm so upset I'm not thinking straight. ENFP or ENFJ.

    My mom does it. ESFP? ESFJ?

    So I'm thinking ExFx?

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    I think Feelers in general are more likely to use ad hom than Thinkers, simply because Feelers tend to communicate on a more subjective and personal manner. By this logic F-doms should be most likely to do it, and F-terts should be most likely to do it when cornered, out of Thinking types. So far my observation bears this out (ENTPs throw everything at their opponent when cornered, as noted, and INTJs have a strong tendency to use sarcasm when their logic runs out of steam).
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    A lot of politicians do.

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    eh, i'll do it, but only if i run out of other arguments, really want to win, and think that has a chance of clinching it...

    the problem for me is that arguing turns into a game, and i sort of forget that, oh, right, that's injurious to the other person

    but then i'll feel affronted at the same time that they're arguing with me, so...

    yes, i'll do it sometimes, but honestly my arguing skillz are a lot better than that. </so modest>

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei
    I think Feelers in general are more likely to use ad hom than Thinkers, simply because Feelers tend to communicate on a more subjective and personal manner. By this logic F-doms should be most likely to do it, and F-terts should be most likely to do it when cornered, out of Thinking type


    i wonder if Fe or Fi is any more prone to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teslashock View Post
    Yes, I agree that Ti-ers are especially skilled in avoiding ad hominems. Ad hominems come from logical inconsistencies in one's argument, and Ti-ers are, by default, constantly on the lookout for that shit.

    I only use ad hominem when it's so deeply hidden by the argument's complexities that most others won't pick up on it. I know I'm doing it, but it doesn't matter too much if I think I won't get caught. Whatever it takes to "win" the discussion. :rolli:
    Yeah I find using ad hominem just makes me feel dirty, like I've violated something. I mean at that point you're not even trying to resolve the issue at hand, you're just basically attacking each other. It's having a car break down and arguing over how the flat tire should be changed, then randomly getting into a fist fight. It's not accomplishing anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    i wonder if Fe or Fi is any more prone to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksei View Post
    Fe, no question.
    I have no clue how you could link use of ad hominems to a function, especially Fe, so please, explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    I have no clue how you could link use of ad hominems to a function, especially Fe, so please, explain.
    Fe is an interpersonally-oriented and subjective function, so it's most likely to communicate on personal terms in general, so it's most likely to attack in personal rather than objective terms.
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