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    Quote Originally Posted by leejz View Post
    As a high school student, I've had some ENTP teachers who all seemed very confident and proud, but turned out to be quite insecure.
    I have witnessed with all of you americans so far that you all can be very proud and on the top sometimes. Therefore I couldnt really relate that to entp-dom only.
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    hmmm, I'm not that insecure, but I am somewhat......surprised and confused by people's acceptance of me. Despite what I'm told, I don't view myself as being any more intelligent, humorous, or anything else than other people. To be perfectly honest, I feel like an actor at all times. I project certain emotions and responses so that people can feel validated or accepted. Its all an act, a convincing act, but an act nonetheless.

    I expect people to see through it eventually, but they never do. Which is always surprising to me.

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    i've seen something similar in a friend of mine... i think what it is is a lack of grounding in reality. the person has such a strong focus on abstraction that their identity becomes a flexible thing, allowing them to make it whatever they want regardless of whether they are or are not that person.

    my friend, who i suspect is an INTP or ENTP, often times refers to himself in the present in such a way as i know he only wishes to be in the future. another tendency he has is to tell stories to other people about things that have happened to me but as if it were him instead... i dont mind, of course, but i have to wonder if forsaking real world for the more attractive one in his imagination is unhealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    another tendency he has is to tell stories to other people about things that have happened to me but as if it were him instead... i dont mind, of course, but i have to wonder if forsaking real world for the more attractive one in his imagination is unhealthy.
    Bingo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    When I expect to be disliked, I behave badly.
    Yeah.


    You aren't the only one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    i've seen something similar in a friend of mine... i think what it is is a lack of grounding in reality. the person has such a strong focus on abstraction that their identity becomes a flexible thing, allowing them to make it whatever they want regardless of whether they are or are not that person.
    I view reality as mostly momentary - it's more event-defined. As such, I don't fully comprehend this concept of 'grounding in reality' in its most literal sense. I don't think of reality as that long for ANYONE, let alone me, to get my feet on said 'ground' before the next 'reality' sets in.

    my friend, who i suspect is an INTP or ENTP, often times refers to himself in the present in such a way as i know he only wishes to be in the future. another tendency he has is to tell stories to other people about things that have happened to me but as if it were him instead... i dont mind, of course, but i have to wonder if forsaking real world for the more attractive one in his imagination is unhealthy.
    That would be lying. And, I don't think ENTP equals lying. Just that particular one, perhaps?

    I could see myself focusing more on the 'wishing' part, but, when I speak of it, I will let it be known, "wouldn't it be awsome if I was/could...." "Imagine if...." "One day, I'm gonna..."

    Secondly, people have a hard time believing some things that I say because they are apparently so *fantastical*, far-fetched....but, it actually is the truth! I don't bother justifying...believe me or don't.

    Thirdly, I very often pull people's leg....just to get a reaction, and for my own personal amusement, not in the very least actually believing what I say. For me, this is different from lying because the purpose is not for the other to believe in the lie, but, to test the OTHER, will they fall for it? It's less about my interest in maintaining a facade surrounding the info and more about my interest in the receipient.

    I am always aware of what I'm saying, and even those that make others go and are quite deliberate and intentional on my part.

    Thus, the issue becomes that the other cannot predict me from their past interactions with me, as, depending on my mood, I can either be telling the honest truth or pulling your leg, which makes them then err on the side of skepticism and caution. Which is understandable. Do I care about the contradiction I present? Not particularly. Those that tough me out, finally get to know the nuances that let's them 'predict' which hand I most likely am playing.

    I usually cut it out when I feel that the other has reached a level of exhaustion with me, though.
    (if I respect them in some way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    Yeah.


    You aren't the only one.
    It's hard to see, though, isn't it?
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