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    Question NFs/NTs: What would ____ do/think in response to ____?

    Just thought this might be a helpful thread to people looking to see how other types would react to a situation. After all, a large portion of understanding someone is knowing how they would react to a given situation.

    So I will start us out.
    What would an INFP do/think in response to their friend leaving a online checkers game in which the INFP was losing, and promptly logging out with a simple "I don't feel like playing anymore, bye."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalMethod View Post
    So I will start us out.
    What would an INFP do/think in response to their friend leaving a online checkers game in which the INFP was losing, and promptly logging out with a simple "I don't feel like playing anymore, bye."

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    My guess would be to think nothing of it beyond "Hmmm that's strange..."

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    Probably ranges from what nightning says to, "I must have really bored them to tears" and potentially, "I feel bad they apparently hated being here enough to just duck out, if they had just told me they were bored we could have changed something."

    But mostly an INFP would probably kindly "feel things out" the next time to see if they could coax out the motive and then respond accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalMethod View Post
    Just thought this might be a helpful thread to people looking to see how other types would react to a situation. After all, a large portion of understanding someone is knowing how they would react to a given situation.

    So I will start us out.
    What would an INFP do/think in response to their friend leaving a online checkers game in which the INFP was losing, and promptly logging out with a simple "I don't feel like playing anymore, bye."

    Ask/answer away.

    Well I am an INFP and I would probably think they'd left because I was losing and obviously boring them. I'd think it a little jerk-faced of them to just log out like that but I would probably get over it since I was losing anyway. My losing score wouldn't be marked down on my overall score board anyway!

    I guess I should ask something. Um, what would an INTP or INTJ do/think if someone they knew randomly winked at them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by placebo View Post
    I guess I should ask something. Um, what would an INTP or INTJ do/think if someone they knew randomly winked at them?
    The two personalities process things very differently, not sure if they are comparable.

    I'd have a number of possible thoughts, based just on the wink:
    - He thinks I'm cute, hmmm.
    - He just wants to do me, jerk.
    - He has a bet with his friends to get my attention -- interesting, maybe skaggy, maybe I should jerk him around a little and get him back.
    - He's got something in his eye, no biggie.
    - I said something he genuinely appreciated, maybe deeper discussion?
    - He's a nice guy just trying to connect, throw him a rope.
    - He just wants to have some fun for a bit, let's play along for awhile.
    etc

    Yes, I think of them all. Simultaneously, I use other information (context, his appearance, his age, any past familiarity, etc.) to determine which possibilities to "test" to get things down to some sort of fuzzy but discernable motivation.

    Sigh, exhausting to imagine, huh? Should I just say, "Hey, he winked at me!" and let it go at that?
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    I can't imagine anyone would care.... its just checkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalMethod View Post
    Just thought this might be a helpful thread to people looking to see how other types would react to a situation. After all, a large portion of understanding someone is knowing how they would react to a given situation.

    So I will start us out.
    What would an INFP do/think in response to their friend leaving a online checkers game in which the INFP was losing, and promptly logging out with a simple "I don't feel like playing anymore, bye."

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    It depends on who the person was. If it was an F, I would wonder if had done anything that offended them and I would ask them about it, once and accept their answer.

    If it was a T I might just think they got distracted...

    But when I was younger, if the person was someone I valued, I would have totally neurotic that the other person didn't like me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by placebo View Post
    I guess I should ask something. Um, what would an INTP or INTJ do/think if someone they knew randomly winked at them?
    Thought process:

    "Did I miss a cue? What did I miss? Was I supposed to take a hint? What were we talking about again? I guess I wasn't paying attention... oh well. It probably wasn't important. Or was it? Damn it!"

    Verbal response:

    "...what?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Thought process:

    "Did I miss a cue? What did I miss? Was I supposed to take a hint? What were we talking about again? I guess I wasn't paying attention... oh well. It probably wasn't important. Or was it? Damn it!"

    Verbal response:

    "...what?"
    Yup, I'd say my response would be basically the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalMethod View Post
    So I will start us out.
    What would an INFP do/think in response to their friend leaving a online checkers game in which the INFP was losing, and promptly logging out with a simple "I don't feel like playing anymore, bye."

    Ask/answer away.
    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I was TOTALLY going to beat him/her!! I just needed five more moves!!" <-- yay for delusion!

    After realising that I actually was losing, I'd start thinking that obviously I was so crap that they couldn't be bothered playing. I would resolve to beat them up for their arrogance the next time I saw them.

    Then I would stew at the sense of incompletion and the sudden realisation that they had been extraordinarily rude.

    Then I would forget about it, only to remember at some unrelated moment, and ask them about it - to their confusion.

    The alternative, depending on how deeply I was into the game (or how familiar with them I was), is:
    "Eh, they probably needed to go to dinner or something." This would be briefly accompanied by a vague sense of inadequacy, followed by pure, blessed forgetting.

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