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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyGoose View Post
    Yes, tangents, constantly.

    I've been asked numerous times what I am laughing at or smiling about, when I didn't realize I was actually laughing out loud about something I was thinking. Then the question actually stops the tangent process and I have to physically think about what go me to that point of laughing, but of course can't explain or just don't want to b/c I know I look like a nut.
    OMGGGG! I do this all the time. Muhahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flush View Post
    This happens all the time.
    I'm rarely able to listen to the teacher, since my mind is always somewhere else. The same thing happens when I read a boring book.
    What you gotta do is BOTH! That's how I managed. I took copious notes, looked like I was paying attention. On some level I was.

    On the other hand, I was daydreaming, playing scenes Silence of the Lambs in my head, "listening to music," having an internal thought process, or bitching at someone who pissed me off.

    Once you learn the wonderful skill of actively listening with one half of your brain and actively daydreaming with the other, you`ve got it made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by placebo View Post
    Actually I dunno, I often feel like my mind is quite empty... No articulate thoughts. If you asked me what I was thinking, half the time I wouldn't know.

    Though it does happen that when I'm somewhere drifting into the realm of sleep, between waking and sleeping, that I have the strangest strangest thoughts... I have no idea where they come from or how they form. Often I forget what they are, but they are definitely interesting and they go off into the craziest tangents while they happen.
    That happens to me, too. Sometimes I drain my mind of thoughts until there is only black. But I can rarely do that, as my Ne starts up again. Staring blindly into space helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penguin View Post
    same here, but i don't bunny hop from idea to idea like the Ne types, i just start of from a scratch of reality (or none at all) and build an entire single scenario, filled with people, conversations, enviroments, at some point in the scenario i start to laugh or gesticulate in reality just like the people in my scenario
    I do that, too. Sometimes, if I am trying to solve a problem, vent, or prepare myself before something stressful, I will do that. I tend to do the other MORE, though.
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    I guess I caused a fuss, but who cares? Causing a fuss often generates meaningful results.

    Speaking of results, why doesn't this guy improve? Is it her method or the guy's incapacity to think properly? And why aren't my other students here yet?

    Man, I hate it when people are late. I mean, okay, sometimes there are reasons, but most of the time it is rude.

    Okay, perhaps I should not have been as flaming in the post I wrote, but I think it is fun to set fire under people's asses, which is why my agenda is to encourage all the crazy people to eat potato salad and fart to the moon.

    Speaking of potato salad, I need to go shopping. But I really do not care, so I will do it tomorrow. Damn, I am such a procrastinator. I even procrastinate with improving on that fault.

    What do I have to prepare for tomorrow? Did I miss something? I have the weird feeling I did. I probably won't even get paid for these people not coming to my lesson. But the month was good, so maybe I can do some shopping. Man, I hate shopping. I should get a personal buyer, but I do not have the money.

    I wonder which type likes to go shopping. Whatever it is, it is totally antithetical to me. For sure. I practically cry whenever I have to go shopping.

    Why do I cry so much? I cry when I am sad. I cry when others are sad. Hell, I even cry when I am really happy. Or frustrated. Or excited. Hmm. I wonder if other people are like that? Or am I just strange.

    Well, surely I am.

    Speaking of strange, I would like to listen to George Carlin. Why is it when other people listen to him, and he could be much more offensive and stuff, people think he is funny, and I make one little curious post about something to dispel misinterpretations, and people flip out? Oh well, people are stupid anyway, so who gives a damn?

    Damn...it is hot...as hell. Time to get something to drink. Or go swimming. I could have gone swimming if these people had canceled. Guess I have to go to the gym tomorrow.


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    I wonder from whence I came...what existence before and after death means, or if it even exists. I wonder what this little thing called a soul means. I wonder if it is there, and if so, what encompases "soul"? Is it in the mind? Is it the part of the brain we do not use? If not, what happens to it after we die? Do people that die exist in some way, or is this some kind of bizarre fabrication to make us feel better? Where do feelings come from? Is it simply a combination of chemical processes and hormones, or is there something deeper? And what makes two people know they are right for each other or not? And is there A person for everyone? If so, how was this determined? If this is simply a bunch of chemical processes...well...then can we go without relationships or would our chemical processes be disturbed, therefore we need relationships simply as a means to procreate? If so, does that mean this whole soul thing was simply a fabrication? If so, what is the rest of the brain and what does it do - or is it simply there in case something goes wrong and new pathways have to be created - as a sort of bizarre insurance policy? Who used their brains the most? Is it a crazy genius? IF so, is that why he cannot deal as well with people and maintain relationships? Why do we all try to procreate anyhow? What is our purpose? How will we evolve? Surely human beings are not the end of the evolutionary chain. What will happen in a million years? And what will happen five billion years from now after the sun turns into a giant red ball of flaming gas before it finally dies? If we are the end of the evolutionary chain, imagine how much it would blow if you realized - CRAP THE SUN IS DYING and we are all gonna die in a flaming gas ball!!! Does that mean humans could live on PLUTO? And when it dies, are there other life forms that see this as simply a star that no longer exists? Uh, yeah...you get the point.
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    I totally have tangents like that all the time, although I rarely ever write them down. I believe my ENGL-101 professor (9 yrs ago) made us do a similar exercise where we just did "free writing," writing down anything and everything going through our heads.

    I haven't done that in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyn Beine View Post
    Anyway I think it's time to do a little more daydreaming so that I can tick off Mr. NT with more details on how I want to take over the world with my agenda.

    Muhahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVO View Post
    Awww, admit it. INTPs always act angry, but you are really happy deep down - even if it is because you've found someone even stranger.
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    I should post in this thread. I am the king of tangents. Well, maybe not the king. Maybe Archbishop or Duke or something like that. Why is it called a tangent anyways? Why not cosine? Man, trigonometry looks hard. I'm going to have to brush up on that before college. I'm still here typing. Hmm, that was breaking the fourth wall, like some sort of Jim Halpert move. Oh, man. I have the entire first season on my Simpledrive. I should watch that later. Why would I watch it though? I mean, I turn it on and watch it for like, 15 minutes and then I turn it off... Michael Scott is just too painful to watch. This kind of thing sounds like that part in Happiness where Dylan Baker's spacing out. That guy has a weird voice. This isn't very interesting. I don't think I have much to offer in the spectrum of tangents. I guess you have to have a base level of intelligence to sound funny or ponderous. Well, you probably have to be exceptionally ponderous in the first place to sound interesting. I wonder if that OSHO dude is ponderous. He was cool. Wise. I wanna be wise. Probably won't end up there. Oh, man. I should call Gina about that movie. Wall-E. That movie better be good. After Cars Pixar has some 'splainin' to do Lucy. Owen Wilson was horrible in that. Larry the Cable Guy was the best. That's really backwards. I wish my spacebar would stop fucking up. I need a new keyboard. Actually, I probably need a new laptop. This one's all sad and whiny. Okay, that's probably enough of the typing. Not many people are going to read this anyway. The curse of the INFP it seems.
    I'm gonna go lie down.

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