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    videodrones; questions Verfremdungseffekt's Avatar
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    I'm a little freaked out here, but I just noticed that I can't seem to remember almost anything from my childhood. Just random snippets, none of them really relevant to the topic.

    Hm.

    Well, this might fit. Most of what I do remember is from when I was around ten to twelve years old. For some reason my father wouldn't trust me to stay in the house alone, so he would pick me up from school and dump me in the Auburn Mall for hours a day. The excuse he always gave was that he didn't want me to burn the house down. I don't know where that notion came from. I would probably have sat in my room, reading.

    Most of my memories consist of wandering the corridors of the mall -- it was a single-story, narrow, dimly lit place -- soaking in the atmosphere. I would go to the arcade and watch people play, because I didn't have any money, or I would go sit in the Papa Gino's and absorb the '80s top-40 radio and red bricks and even moodier lighting, and the smell of mozzarella and oregano. I would go to the Kay-Bee and -- this being before mainstream game magazines, even -- ask to see one NES or Master System game after another, to pore at the boxes. I would wander into the Spencer's Gifts and gape at the neon and chrome and flashing lights.

    The mall was always fairly empty; just a few people here and there. No one ever bothered me, or even, to my recollection, talked to me.

    Those were pretty good times.
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    -I would monkey climb up into to top of the closet, eat oatmeal cookies, and read anything i could find. (i'd even resort to the phone book).
    -I would point my walkie talkie at my mirror, and on a few rare occasions pick up a phone conversation. One time i even got a couple talking dirty to each other. it was hilarious.
    -Watching the documentaries on television, and space channel. alot.
    -Playing video games obsessively. I'm an snes nerd to the max.
    -reading anything nearby when i ate my meals. labels on containers, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    I would spend hours at a time making up and solving mathematical problems
    One time in second grade I was bored, so my dad told me to figure out the square root of 7 to 20 digits- without a calculator. I came back an hour later with several sheets of paper and the right answer.

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    -I would sit and watch other kids play in preschool, instead of playing.
    -In 6th grade I read instead of interacting with other kids.
    -My first words were screamed at my dad because he refused to stop and feed me. I was 9 months old. (After I screamed at him, he stopped to feed me.) Not particularly NT in itself, but my father's an unhealthy SJ...
    -In second grade my reading level was equivalent to a 12th grader's, according to a test they gave me.
    -I developed my own alphabet in 3rd grade.
    -I have kept notebooks since before I was able to write in coherent sentences.
    -I left my family (and the trail...) on a hiking trip in the woods to go lie down on rocks alone in a secluded area far from the place they hiked to. I wish I was there right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    totally, MacGuffin - total assholes, which is why I tried to take the brakes out of their car... sick, right? oh well, you live and learn and keep moving...
    Yes... my brother and I used to add extra sugar into our dad's tea, hoping it might make him get a heart attack... well, as we understood science at the time... if you saw what he did to us you'd sympathize.

    I wouldn't way my family was particularly SJ - there are only two SJ's in my immediate family and one of those was my baby sister, so of minimal influence. I think I felt more hit by the fact I'm the only T in my family, and so pretty much grew up having everything I said and did demonized and judged... just normal T behaviour when I look back, but of course it was made worse by being also supposedly a girl, so it struck all the stranger that I behaved in T fashion... and it always strikes me very odd to this day, when I get people saying I'm kind, thoughtful, friendly, etc... I grew up being told I was cold, belligerent and inconsiderate. I guess that's why I find it hard to take compliments about the warmer side of my personality - I tend to think people are "just saying that", you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    Um...okay. First time I'm feeling sorry for the SJs in the deal than the NT.
    Hey i never actually stabbed anyone. I just threatened to. And threw a few delibratly missing!
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ99 View Post
    Hey i never actually stabbed anyone. I just threatened to. And threw a few delibratly missing!
    IMO, you're trying to 'earn your freedom/independence' from your parents through fear rather than respect. Physical fear is a juvenile tactic. As it's the easier and dullest of the two to invoke...no brain muscle need to be exercised. What's the challenge in that (a true ENTP would ask)? Earn respect....it's hella more of a deeper mind-game than you can ever imagine physical fear to be. Physcial fear works on animal instinct, respect needs human cognition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    IMO, you're trying to 'earn your freedom/independence' from your parents through fear rather than respect. Physical fear is a juvenile tactic. As it's the easier and dullest of the two to invoke...no brain muscle need to be exercised. What's the challenge in that (a true ENTP would ask)? Earn respect....it's hella more of a deeper mind-game than you can ever imagine physical fear to be. Physcial fear works on animal instinct, respect needs human cognition.
    oh yeah i don't do it anymore.
    I'm working on the respect thing. Its working now i have uni and all that stuff sorted out much to the suprise of my ESTJ dad!
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ99 View Post
    oh yeah i don't do it anymore.
    I'm working on the respect thing. Its working now i have uni and all that stuff sorted out much to the suprise of my ESTJ dad!
    Saweet!
    Trust me, I also have an ESTJ dad, and growing up, we clashed....once the whole respect came about, I finally realized how much fun a conversation with the old man can be. ESTJ has tertiary Ne, like we do Fe. It's pretty hilarious when we feel comfortable around each other to get in our zone. SJs can rock hard too, ya just gotta wade through the other BS barriers first, being such opposites in types.

    PS - congrats on the Uni.

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    Yeah he seems calmer now!

    cheers though I actually didn't get in to my first choice of St Andrews. I'm either going to aberdeen or doing a gap year with the year in industry scheme which organize enginneering/science/IT internships, so by sorted out i mean i'm set to do either one! now i just need to get a placement!
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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