You know, half the time I do this I'm not really looking at the person, but through them, when I'm just churning an idea around in my head. Catches me off guard when I'm called out on it and have to explain it
Do you ever find it annoying to be knocked out of this revelry? I do. It's like, "Dammit. Why did you have to interrupt my vast mind of nothingness?!"
I'm at my most charming when I'm out at a party, I don't know anybody but the two or three friends I came with, and the environment is slightly chaotic (loud music, crowded etc.). At these parties I know I'm not going to go all Ti on myself, and the environment provides some anonymity in the masses. If I start talking to you in such a place, you are bound to be charmed.
1. Don't try to be charming. Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'
2. Use Ne. Say whatever random connection or idea pops into your head, no matter how ridiculous.
3. Utilise the "yes and" principle. Accept the information a person gives you, and add more. This keeps conversations going. Conversely, not adding more is an easy way to end conversations.
4. Actually like other people. I know, this will likely be difficult, but practice makes perfect.
5. Don't be afraid to look ridiculous, incompetent, stupid, irrational, or whatever. Embrace your inner arrogance.
6. Remember your goal is not to amuse yourself, but to amuse others.
7. Mix it up. When you find something that works, keep using it, but also keep trying other stuff until you find another thing that works, then switch to that. This way your act never gets stale.
8. Use your abilities as support, but only as support. Your intelligence, logical reasoning abilities, knowledge, intuition, etc. allows you carve out a unique and useful niche, but remember don't let yourself get subsumed in that. If you wanna be charming, that stuff has gotta take a back seat.
Originally Posted by Salt n' pepper
Well, there are three things actually.
1. The INTP giggle. You gotta love that. Especially when you giggle at something in your head. That always cracks me up, it’s just so random.
2. The INTP walk. Walk is probably a bit too excessive, stroll is a better word. The INTP stroll. I catch my INTP bf strolling to work, even though he’s late!
3. The INTP bewilderment. “Where did I put the glass? I know I put it down somewhere… now, where did it go?” Takes a second lap around the apartment. “I was right here. What was I doing? Damn, I’m thirsty! Gonna get me a glass of water. Now where is my glass? ”
You guys brighten my day.
Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara
It really depends on the INTP and on the person doing the appreciating. I think you have to be an intuitive to appreciate our genius disfunctionality.
Yeah, some just don't get it. I don't think Sensors really appreciate it.