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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
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    NTs and especially female NTs make me go everytime they open their mouth. I mean look at that, so warm and welcoming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    It's such a good question. I don't understand banter and some of the things NTs say to each other set my hair on end, so they do make me nervous, too. Even with ones I know well, I never feel like I know what's really going on.
    Sometimes arguments (aka "banter") is fun. You can call it harmless one-up-manship. A way of assessing and confirming intellectual competence between fellow NTs. Mutual ego stroking. (oh yes I like that term )

    Quote Originally Posted by Aimahn View Post
    NTs and especially female NTs make me go everytime they open their mouth. I mean look at that, so warm and welcoming!
    And I suppose to give you a hug and a kiss now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    You see, what I'm looking for is (1) how do you guys 'hint' that you don't like the person and therefore would like to leave the conversation and not meet them again, and (2) how is it different from the banter you use to bond?
    1: I'm gonna ignore them, in all ways. If I'm talking to you it either means I'm interested in talking to you, or nothing more interesting is going on around us, in which case I'ma leave you asap.
    2: You'll just know. It depends on the context.
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    I tell people, "If you're confused about whether I'm joking, that means I'm joking. If I mean it--trust me--you'll know."

    Often they don't get it until they see me being serious. Then they long for the good ole days.

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    yeah well, I've had the whole sarcasm at my expense-thing happen as well. You think they're just bantering and you join in and instead it turns out they don't and humiliate you in front of everyone. Makes me always check to be sure I'm not falling into a trap. Hence this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    yeah well, I've had the whole sarcasm at my expense-thing happen as well. You think they're just bantering and you join in and instead it turns out they don't and humiliate you in front of everyone. Makes me always check to be sure I'm not falling into a trap. Hence this thread

    I test people to find out what sort of banter they can handle. If they're sensitive, I'll pull it back a bit and treat them tenderly. If they can dish it back, I know I've spotted a keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBlahNounBlah View Post
    I test people to find out what sort of banter they can handle. If they're sensitive, I'll pull it back a bit and treat them tenderly. If they can dish it back, I know I've spotted a keeper.
    That's much appreciated Once I know you a bit better, I'll be able to take it a lot better and dish it out myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimahn View Post
    NTs and especially female NTs make me go everytime they open their mouth. I mean look at that, so warm and welcoming!


    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    Sometimes arguments (aka "banter") is fun. You can call it harmless one-up-manship. A way of assessing and confirming intellectual competence between fellow NTs. Mutual ego stroking. (oh yes I like that term )
    Ah, yes. Banter ahoy.

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    If the people doing the bantering are both really smart and really quick, and it doesn't descend too far below the belt, it can be entertaining, but as a spectator sport. Like watching boxing, maybe. Not something I'd want to participate in, but I do like to watch.

    When I'm forced to engage, though, I often don't manage any better than "Fuck you" either. Against the right foil, that's funny, too, but when I say it I'm generally just exasperated rather than going for the laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amargith View Post
    yeah well, I've had the whole sarcasm at my expense-thing happen as well. You think they're just bantering and you join in and instead it turns out they don't and humiliate you in front of everyone.
    Well now. That's just plain mean.
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