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    How do you deal with authority/red-tape when it gets in your way?

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    loopholes. seriously though, if i don't like rules, i just find ways around them. and if i can't do that, i'll publicly declare how dumb i think the rules are. or both.

    i have a special little place in my heart for benevolent authority figures, but i take issue with unquestionable authority. nothing makes me want to beat someone at their own game more than being told that i can't do something "because they said so."

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    my efforts correspond to how
    much i care to do something about it.
    if i give a shit i tend to always find ways
    around it. usually through persuasion.
    timing it. is important.

    i rarely make a big fuss. if i want it bad.
    i'll go in patiently and calmly. and just
    wait. for the moment to push. to see
    how far i can go. then reassess. until
    i find the best way to get around it.
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
    h.l. mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    loopholes. seriously though, if i don't like rules, i just find ways around them. and if i can't do that, i'll publicly declare how dumb i think the rules are. or both.

    i have a special little place in my heart for benevolent authority figures, but i take issue with unquestionable authority. nothing makes me want to beat someone at their own game more than being told that i can't do something "because they said so."
    This interests me. I was wondering if this is how an ENFP would react. You just kind of force your way through the 'tape'. I think this is what Tert Extraverted thinking might be in an ENFP. And a major difference between an entp and an enfp. The entp will most likely manipulate people to get past the tape, while enfp's ignore it.

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    my prefered method is to just do it anyway and when they ask if I did it, I say "Yep"
    but, when there are actual consequences, I usually talk my way out of it or manipulate my way around it. breakly the rules directly is much prefered tho.

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    Delicious 'conscious disregarding of rules'! Is the breaking of the rules a conscious choice for xNFP's if so what do you think motivates such a belief?

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    my first instinct was to say tap dance around it because the visual amuses me but yeah pretty much i just disregard it if i don't value it....like...um...yeah...i'm not doing that haha
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    because! rules are for those that can't think of a better way!! haha

    that^^ is to your last question and...i like your avi btw seems like an interesting character.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    I think rules are a starting place for those who don't understand things and need someone more experienced to give them starting steps and say "do this" however, ENFPs and INFPs seldom need them and if they do they can usually make up their own temporary rules or guidlines. I just need someone to say "start here" or "start with this" when I am learning to do something. I do better with advisors than managers.

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    I loathe authority with a burning passion; I don't need any other being in the world to tell me how to live my life or what decisions I should make. In order to avoid authority I usually try to subvert it without being noticed or act passive-agressively towards it.

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