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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Sounds like an ENFP.
    I don't like it.
    I don't know that a non-NT could be a mindmate to an NT. Not that NTs are the only smart ones, but there's a stark inefficiency to intellectual understanding between NTs and non-NTs. It's like playing Scrabble with someone who doesn't know English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I don't know that a non-NT could be a mindmate to an NT. Not that NTs are the only smart ones, but there's a stark inefficiency to intellectual understanding between NTs and non-NTs. It's like playing Scrabble with someone who doesn't know English.
    Bullshit. I connect very well with INFJ's, for example. Very satisfying.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I don't know that a non-NT could be a mindmate to an NT. Not that NTs are the only smart ones, but there's a stark inefficiency to mental stimulation between NTs and non-NTs. It's like playing scrabble with someone who doesn't know English.
    Ah, but she wasn't talking about intellectual conversations. She was talking about someone knowing what you are thinking without you having to say anything. I've only experienced this with NFs and it is freaky.

    Mental stimulation is entirely different, it requires a certain amount of conflict to produce something new. Without conflict it is sterile, it's just affirmation.

    The trouble is, everyone seems to have a different idea of what it means.
    I'm still not sure I am understanding. I'm with Delilah at this point, I think it is just a romanticized notion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Bullshit. I connect very well with INFJ's, for example. Very satisfying.
    When did I ever say that NTs can't "connect" with NFs? Or that it can't be "satisfying"?
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    You're implying that NF's are less intellectually inclined.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Ah, but she wasn't talking about intellectual conversations. She was talking about someone knowing what you are thinking without you having to say anything. I've only experienced this with NFs and it is freaky.

    Mental stimulation is entirely different, it requires a certain amount of conflict to produce something new. Without conflict it is sterile, it's just affirmation.

    The trouble is, everyone seems to have a different idea of what it means.
    I'm still not sure I am understanding. I'm with Delilah at this point, I think it is just a romanticized notion.
    It doesn't have to be romanticized if you've defined it in a way that you've experienced in reality. Also, since there's no dictionary definition and usage isn't that common I'm ok with people defining it different ways. Although I'd prefer they defined it in the strictly intellectual sense because otherwise I don't see as much of a distinction between it and soulmate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    You're implying that NF's are less intellectually inclined.
    Well, they do tend to be. But that's not what I was saying exactly.

    Put it this way, NTs and NFs don't have all the same priorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delilah View Post
    I think that is because it's a bunch of made up crap and voodoo.
    I agree. NT supremacists invented a concept to make themselves feel special.

    The idea that certain connections can only be achieved between certain types or temperaments is complete bullshit. At best, it's only self-delusion. Humans aren't discrete.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    I'm with Delilah at this point, I think it is just a romanticized notion.


    I have had some pretty great connections with NTs and NFs, but the whole mindmate thing still completely eludes me, maybe I am just incapable of that kind of connection, but I am gonna have to call bullshit.
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    I'm confused.

    Why would an intellectual connection necessarily be a good thing?

    Further, what is an intellectual connection -- either from a social or romantic standpoint?

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