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    Default Would an INTP ever say this...

    perhaps when he's middle-aged?


    "…one increasingly feels the need for some kind of order among the chaotic multiplicity of points of view."

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    I don't see why not. Most points of view are wrong or stupid and aren't worth considering in the first place, yet we feel the need to assimilate everything at our disposal. Bringing a bit of order into the mix can't hurt. Even though I love chaos. Such a beautiful term, word, everything. And like they say, once you reach a certain level of chaos, patterns do begin to emerge.



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    Why wouldn't an INTP say it ... especially if reaching middle age?

    Just because one is open-minded and a P doesn't mean that some types of order are uniformedly shunned ... especially by someone interested in "clarity of thought." I get irked sometimes when there's a multiplicity of options being tossed out and all weighted equally regardless of merit; it's nice to get rid of the "noise" if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I don't see why not. Most points of view are wrong or stupid and aren't worth considering in the first place, yet we feel the need to assimilate everything at our disposal. Bringing a bit of order into the mix can't hurt. Even though I love chaos. Such a beautiful term, word, everything. And like they say, once you reach a certain level of chaos, patterns do begin to emerge.
    Thank you for that peek into the INTP mind.

    Awesome superman avatar, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Why wouldn't an INTP say it ... especially if reaching middle age?

    Just because one is open-minded and a P doesn't mean that some types of order are uniformedly shunned ... especially by someone interested in "clarity of thought." I get irked sometimes when there's a multiplicity of options being tossed out and all weighted equally regardless of merit; it's nice to get rid of the "noise" if possible.
    Thanks Jennifer.
    I guess it struck me as something an INTJ would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Thank you for that peek into the INTP mind.

    Awesome superman avatar, btw.
    Well thank you! I still have the cape actually. And the shirt. Pants don't fit anymore though



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    I think singular statements can't really be used as indicative of type.

    This particular statement could be used along with a number of OTHER statements to suggest a particular pattern of thinking, but as a standalone it seems pretty open to interpretation.

    And mid-life does really shake things up. People who are growing become more well-rounded and see value in other approaches depending on context...

    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Well thank you! I still have the cape actually. And the shirt. Pants don't fit anymore though

    you're not wearing pants?
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    Of course. We don't dislike order per se . . . only stupid/useless/stifling ones. Order is a way to weed through a jumble of the useless and useful and properly define and categorize them. We don't need to be old to appreciate this.
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    Silly question..... this is akin to asking whether or not an ISTJ would wear red Ronald McDonald shoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    perhaps when he's middle-aged?


    "…one increasingly feels the need for some kind of order among the chaotic multiplicity of points of view."
    I don't know if I would say that, but it is certainly the kind of thing I might think about. I often think of bringing order to chaos, but never about applying it to points of view.

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