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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    He knows that I have strong friendships with people of the opposite sex that I've met online. He knows that I discuss anything and everything with my friends online. He doesn't understand the concept of mindmates per se. He is not an NT, it is not something he needs or wants. He trusts that I would never do anything to hurt him.
    Well I am one and I don't really understand it either.
    Can someone please explain exactly what it is in unambiguous terms?
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    Someone you are intimate with mentally and emotionally despite the lack of physical intimacy. Somehow this is okay if you never meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    Of course I'd mind, those are private thoughts discussed between me and someone else. Mostly he's be bored though.

    Would you want your family to read what you discussed with your friends?
    With my friends? Probably would not mind. With someone I'm emotionally intimate with and flirting with, yes, I would mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Well I am one and I don't really understand it either.
    Can someone please explain exactly what it is in unambiguous terms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Someone you are intimate with mentally and emotionally despite the lack of physical intimacy. Somehow this is okay if you never meet.
    Not all NTs are open to having or being a mindmate (or any relationship for that matter). It is intense and scary for most people to let someone into their mind.

    It's not always devoid of physical intimacy, some people are fortunate enough to find and marry their mindmate.

    It is explained much better than I can in the thread at INTPc. If you didn't grasp the concept from reading that then all I can say is that maybe you have to experience the intense connection to 'get it'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Someone you are intimate with mentally and emotionally despite the lack of physical intimacy. Somehow this is okay if you never meet.
    Is that your explanation?
    How is that different from friendship?

    What can you talk to a mindmate about that you couldn't discuss with a partner or friend? Why is the internet a factor in this? Merely opportunity? Or artificial boundaries?
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    A mindmate will know you without you having to explain yourself or qualify things. They know your thoughts and there's an innate understanding on things you've never communicated. Suddenly, there's this new person there, in your mind... and you can't really get them out. It's intense, freaky, and seductive all at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Is that your explanation?
    How is that different from friendship?
    Obviously it would be different if he's not mentally and/or emotionally intimate with friends.

    I would say a mindmate is someone who acts like they have a map to your brain.
    I don't wanna!

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    But she did say there was an element of sexual attraction. Not the same as being friends, therefore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    Obviously it would be different if he's not mentally and/or emotionally intimate with friends.
    Oh. OK, our definition of friendship must be quite different then.
    I'd call those acquaintances.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chemgrl82 View Post
    A mindmate will know you without you having to explain yourself or qualify things. They know your thoughts and there's an innate understanding on things you've never communicated. Suddenly, there's this new person there, in your mind... and you can't really get them out. It's intense, freaky, and seductive all at the same time.
    Sounds like an ENFP.
    I don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Sounds like an ENFP.
    I don't like it.
    See why I said that they're scary?!

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