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    The INTJs I know couldn't give two shits what most people think about them. I like that.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychicman7 View Post
    They don't afford you the luxury of sitting still while being dissected, analyzed, and observed.


    I wonder why, good sir. lol

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    Don't care unless it's professional.

    Sometimes I think that if I'm too well-liked, I'm not focusing on what needs to be done, but what people want. I then make corrections to my behavior.

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    When I was really young I placed zero value on social approval (my parents also placed no value on it).

    When I was in my early teens I was feeling lonely and wished I had more of it because I felt like the odd one out and like there was something wrong with me.

    At some point I decided life was too short to spend alone and I wanted some real friends to share my life with - and I successfully got working on that. I decided that there was nothing fundamentally wrong with me and people just needed to deal with who I was and get over themselves. Some people liked this attitude which was better than no-one lol. I think thats when I began making friendships with other 'Thinkers' because until then the 'Thinkers' weren't friendly enough and made me feel rejected but now I didn't care/supressed these feelings. Lucky for me cos now I have some really awesome life long 'Thinking type' friends, some of which are female INTJ's.

    Now I wish I had more of it because it would help me professionally.
    Before a career path I had found ways to adapt and not care about it.
    Unfortunately I haven't excelled career wise like most INTJ's so I feel like I lost out on all fronts.
    Nothing has been easy for me (bring out the violins already).

    It angers me when people who mean well try to get me to conform just because there is more people like them on this planet than there is like me. Since I've learnt more about my type I find myself saying things like 'thats because your an extrovert and I'm an introvert. And then they say I'm not an extrovert and your not an introvert. I make them take the test and what do you know they come up extroverted.

    As I now have many really good friends loneliness isn't a concern and nor really is social approval, except career wise. Also I would definatly be repulsed if I had too much of it. I think having a lot of social approval means you aren't being honest with yourself and others.

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    If it's positive, I'm happy. If it's negative, I don't care.

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    Hmm, I think it's always nice to have social approval. It makes life easier. It helps further your goals. When I was growing up, I would kind of suck up to the teachers who were influential in the faculty, and I would try and act as "human" as possible around them so that I could get good referrals and recommendations for college. As for the crappy, incompetent teachers, I treated them like scum, gave my sarcasm full rein, and...so on. Their social approval didn't matter to me at all.

    Anyway, I like approval, but I'm used to not being well-liked. INTJs have really strong self-confidence and really strong wills, so this social disapproval doesn't make us feel sorry for ourselves. It just makes us a little apathetic. So what if that person over there thinks I'm cold-hearted and doesn't "get" me? I'm used to it, and I get me.

    As for the know-it-all friends who fish for compliments: I really, really hate when people do that, mostly because I used to do that as an insecure child. I think that's the sign of an immature INTJ. Maybe, if they're young, they'll grow out of it. I think most healthy INTJs do.

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    I'd much rather be respected than accepted.
    Don't bother trying to prove them wrong...prove yourself, right.

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    What I don't get is how people can allow compliments from customers to change their mood. I mean my dad seriously gets ecstatic if he gets a compliment from a customer, ecstatic to a pathetic level ecstatic.

    Compliments from customers should be viewed as "you met the standard."
    "The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful."
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    The INTs I know personally couldn't care less about social acceptance.
    They seemed happy when understood and/or appreciated, though.
    Compliments/criticism didn't seem to phase them.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    They seemed happy when understood and/or appreciated, though.
    Yup.
    But rarely happens.
    "The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful."
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