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    I've been told that we NFs are, and at first I laughed...then I suddenly realized, oh wait, I actually am gullible. So. Is this just a stereotype, or do you feel it's vindicated? I'm curious.

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    Gullible in what sense.

    If someone takes advantage of my goodwill by pleading to my emotions is that gullible? Say someone begs money off of me and I give it to them or someone asks me to support a cause that is probably hopeless anyway.

    Does gullible mean in that sense that I rarely barter or haggle when I should to get a better deal. Or someone says yay, this is a fantastic money making scheme, pyramid much, just like this bonus plastic vacuum cleaner and music player could be yours only 5 small easy payments of $49.95.

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    I'd say so. I give people the benefit of the doubt many times even when signs may point otherwise. If someone says something sincerely enough, I believe them, even if it seems outrageous. (Ive heard, and seen, weird real shit.things seem not-so-crazy to me lol) etc. I could see it.
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    Yes and No.
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    The situations were I might be duped are always calculated.

    I've never been called gullible or naive but I do take risks sometimes. It's simple though - it's often after measuring the pros and cons and seeing that the possibility of doing some good is worth the risk of being duped - something some people seem to ignore altogether.

    That being said, I'm pretty cynical about things involving money or personal info.

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    Maybe not that street-wise, but not totally gullible?

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    Yea they are gullible. They usually believe anything that comes out of my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles View Post
    I've been told that we NFs are, and at first I laughed...then I suddenly realized, oh wait, I actually am gullible. So. Is this just a stereotype, or do you feel it's vindicated? I'm curious.
    We also have deep insight into other people's motivations.

    Or is believing that one example of gullibility?


    Of course having both things be true will make every NF fit their category perfectly at all points in time and thus prove its credibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I'd say so. I give people the benefit of the doubt many times even when signs may point otherwise. If someone says something sincerely enough, I believe them, even if it seems outrageous. (Ive heard, and seen, weird real shit.things seem not-so-crazy to me lol) etc. I could see it.
    Agreed!! However, if someone says something sincere, sometimes they really really mean it? I know I might say some of the outrageous things to the person who perceives it that way, when I truly mean what I say? I only say what I mean, bc I CANNOT live with myself if I have to flat out ya know..

    Gullibility, depends on the person I'm speaking to, whether or not, I see their intentions as honest or not? My hunches pick up on these things pretty well. I can tell when someone tells the truth if their intentions are pure or not.

    My friends have, in the past, called me gullible, bc I come off light-hearted/playful with those I love most. Although I *appear* that way, I know I am not, because I really get a feel for things. If something doesn't quite sit well with me.. I trust myself, in that regard. Plus, I like 4 my life to be full of fun, insight, richness, both good & bad, so whatever.

    Nothing's what it seems.. Sometimes, I meet people who are EXTREMELY intelligent/well-educated folks who FALL for the weirdest shiyat, and I think being naive relates to the way we deal with our angst? Some people try to appear the strongest, are in fact, weakest in disguise, especially when they believe in bogus claims to sooth their qualms? It's like they give their power away, their energy, chi, however we wanna call it, so blindly bc they don't quite 'feel' that trust within themselves, I think. That is why I am thankful 4 consciousness. In listening to what my body tells me when something's not quite right, I can still be in control of my thoughts, and deal the with situation accordingly..

    Really depends on the person, perhaps? Life? Upbringing?

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    I always assume they are playin along with my pseudosincerety. Thus making me (the one writing this) quite gullible. As far as streetsmarts, NF catch on to things the quickest. That or tied with SP. Reason i know-refer to 1st sentance.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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