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    Default the meaning of life

    well maybe another day, for now I had the below question.

    So whenever you take the MBTI tests, many folks will score very strongly on 2-3 letters and then be in the middle on a letter or two. My thought is that most people do have three strong letters and perhaps there is room for betweenedness on the last.

    The dynamic model actually makes this much easier to figure out but I wanted to query the thinkers to get your perspective on the matter.

    1) there seem to be certain middle of the road combinations that should be "forbidden" Like ESTP and ENTP for instance. It is only one letter different but when you look at the dynamic model involves switching across from primary to the weakest function.

    wheareas say an ENTP and ENFP, again only one letter, seems more reasonable as you have side by side preferences that are being swapped. It is more strengthening of the tertiary prefernce to being quite strong relative to the second prefernce.

    ISTJ/INTJ, ISFJ/INFJ, entj/enfj, esfj/estj, infp/intp and so on would all also be problematic.

    thoughts?


    2) another thought. how hard is it to go from introverted function to extroverted function and visa versa? Ni and Ne seem to really be very different things. An INFJ is just swapping across the vertical w respect to an ENFP yet we live worlds apart. Can this be isolated to a single preference?

    When I am on gaurd and defensive I think I pull my wimpy little Te and make it Ti. Is internalization/externalization of your secondary and tertiary functions for short times or in a learned fashion throughout life easier than trying to do the same with your primary function? Are there folks whose primary function sits in the middle somehow?

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    I would say I can spend a lot of time around ENFP's and they wont bug me, but S types can drive me nuts... and vice versa (I'm a little too ideasy - they can't follow the volume)

    I'm not sure if the EI migration is environemental (I'm more J when learning/developing), but I'm slowly loosing my E type - maybe a life stage thing or just dealing with much biger issues these days.

    I think as things get more impactful, you need to be less throw away E type and a bit more collected before charting.

    Still my E type gets intregues by sparkly things - oooooh look something new and interesting....

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    Tinker... Puppy.
    Pup... Tink.

    Say Hi. Because I just know you're going to love each other.

    So here's a bubble bath and some champagne.

    Just remember, you're not forbidden.

    What's a dynamic model?
    She has hobbies.

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    at one point in my life i was extreme extrovert.
    and also extreme introvert.

    for me personally its not hard to swap between the two, but rather than willingly its more of impulse. Sometimes i like to be alone, vice versa.

    i think it has more to do with temperament change.
    for eg. ESTJ and ESFJ or ISTJ and ISFJ. they still remain in their SJ root.
    Opposed to INFP and INTP.
    where their approach and mentality is completely different.

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    I test INTJ but i'm close between the S/N and T/F. it's pretty annoying because i don't feel like i completely fit into any of the types.

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    depth Kalach depth.

    think for me. I can only hold a thought for about 2.5 seconds. Apply your superior cranial skills to the problem at hand and quit dreaming about models.

    i prefer red wine tink. candles?

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    What a nice puppy, good puppy!

    Are you looking for the meaning of life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy puppy View Post
    depth Kalach depth.

    think for me. I can only hold a thought for about 2.5 seconds. Apply your superior cranial skills to the problem at hand...
    I did.

    I suspect you of having a guiding purpose in these posts. If it's just play, then bubble baths are a joyful addition. If the purpose is more sinister, bubble baths while waiting are pleasant too.

    Sauna, anyone?

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    The meaning of life is puppies. I'm not kidding.
    "Only an irrational dumbass, would burn Jews." - Jaguar

    "please give concise answers in plain English" - request from Provoker

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    What a nice puppy, good puppy!

    Are you looking for the meaning of life?
    Sporadically. It goes in phases. I try but then I get all analytical on it and chunk it all out the window. Then a few years later I revisit the topic.

    Right now I just have to analyze people. Sorry I am like a little lab puppy poking and prodding w my nose at all the corners to try and get the toy hidden under the blanket.

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