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    I'm not opposed to these types of philosophical questions.

    But it is basically asking:

    would you do someting logical/moral and sacrifice yourself?

    or

    would you be a narcassitic asshole and let everyone die with you?

    Who is going to say the latter.

    There needs to be more realistic, competitive options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisGuy View Post
    NTs only please. there is one like this in your section too
    To clarify -

    I presume it was your intent to wed value systems with type.

    Did the responses mimic what you anticipated?


    I'd be interested to hear a summary of your results, once they are satisfactory. Further, if you believe that a retooling of your scenario would have enhanced your comparison of response:type.

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    The question is bullshit. Period.

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    This would be a better question:

    You find yourself on a ropeladder hanging from a chopper together with 3 other people. Two people are higher up the ladder, one is slightly down from your position.

    Your eyes catch the rope slowly tearing up near the helicopter. You quickly asses the situation and realise there is approximatly 1 to 2 people too much hanging from the rope. But you are not certain. You have 4 seconds of descision time before the ladder breaks and everyone falls. Cutting beneath you first in the case there are two people too much hanging from the rope would sufficiently strain the rope to break anyway, due to the time it takes to cut the rope.

    Will you cut the rope above you, or beneath you?



    The angles that make this question interesting is. Can you live with yourself taking the chance to cut one person to their death in the case one was enough. Are you willing to put two more lives at stake for the sake of an assumption. Would you cut the rope above you just so you don't have to live with killing someone else. Etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post

    I'm not. Honestly... I have a lot of trouble answering theoretical questions that don't make sense. I don't see them as honest questions, so there is little point in committing to something that involves my moral and rational character. I might as well say, "I wait until we're halfway up, then shake the ladder madly to knock off my friends like limp raisins so that I might survive."

    My other rationale here: I see this question has been cross-posted in all the other MBTI archetype forums. Maybe my response is a more NT response -- do NTs typically meta-explore the question rather than just answering it like some other archetypes might?
    Too right. I had the exact same thoughts as you.

    edit - mind you, I'd probably cut it (supposing I'm playing along with this daft question), cos I'd figure I could probably find a way to survive anyway. I'm good at that And since the pilot sucks and my friends apparently also suck, I'd probably have more chance of surviving without them!
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    stay on: big ego.

    but more seriously, i can't stand heroes, and the idea of being a hero is even more sickening.
    people do heroic things to make themselves feel better about themselves -- about how virtuous they are. it's actually hypocritical.

    i'm not virtuous and i know it.
    i'm the pure one.
    we fukin won boys

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    I'd cut the rope because me and Tom Cruise can fly.
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    Nah, only you can start flying. Tom is already flying.
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    hahahaha, and shame on me, I'm in the wrong thread. *flies away*
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    Before I read the responses, I thought NTs would have the least trouble with thought experiments, but that is obviously not the case.

    It's really not that complicated. Sure, the question has some loopholes, but you know what the hypotheses should be. Answer the question accordingly.

    I'd cut the rope. Either I die or all of us (including me) die.

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