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    Default NTs: Argument outcome preference

    Self-explanatory.

    I would rather be right. Winning arguments even if I'm wrong gives me no satisfaction.

    I consider your choice to reflect whether you would rather impress people or have certainty in yourself/the subject. Social values or knowledge almost.

    EDIT: To clarify a bit (guess it wasn't so self-explanatory):
    The second option means that you know you are wrong, but through tact have made the other party and your audience think you won.
    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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    I don't care about winning an argument as much as getting things clarified and understood. Probably a J thing.

    Come to think of it, I don't care if anyone is "right". I just want all parties to be, roughly, on the same page.

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    I'd rather have everyone think i'm right as being right all the time would be boring.
    "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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    My preferred argument outcome is someone learning something.

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    Retarded assumption.... what makes you think i prefer to win or lose an argument? Quite insulting to my intelligence and over-inflated ego, frankly. I don't care about winning arguments, that's for pissants who have a high "need for achievement" because they know they're stupid and don't measure up to ideal NT perfections.

    I argue to seek for any potential truths, whether they reside in myself or another. that's it. need a 3rd "don't care" option for that possibility IMO

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    i'd hope the outcome was constructive, even if it had to be revisited sometime/a couple more times down the road for more clarity. Some angles/ideas probably weren't articulated well the first time due to the mood of the moment. And other newly learned things could be added sometime later that could possibly help reach a consensus.

    All in all i'd hope that i presented my angle in such a fasion that didn't need any proof to back it because it was unarguable by nature. i wouldn't necessarily want to be right, i do however, would like the other party/s to see my argument as believable. This could be because i believe my argument to be so naturally truthful.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Neither for me.

    It's not about being right or others thinking I'm right.
    I don't give a shit.
    I just want to spark a discussion.
    To stir the pot.
    To get people thinking.
    Seeking what is true is what I'm about.
    Being "right" sounds dictatorial.
    That's bullcrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    My preferred argument outcome is someone learning something.
    I really like that answer.

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    There is only one preferential outcome for me when it comes to arguments: for them to conclude that I'm some sort of deity.

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    I don't mind admitting that I'm wrong. However, what really ticks me off is when I KNOW I'm right, but people think I'm wrong or they'll stubbornly stick to their point of view. Why won't some people admit they're wrong so we can just move on? Being right or wrong isn't the issue: it's accepting the truth that's important.

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