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    Well,

    I just Intuitively realised the other day that the reason why INTJ's in their early stages of "attraction/affection" can be so wrong (their Achilles heel) is due to not understanding that others do not act in a predictive way.

    Effectively, they see reciprocation of potential attraction (Because they are an I and aren't very good at expressing themselves) in terms of the patterns they predict. S/he did act in a certain way, therefore S/he must be playing mind games etc etc etc.

    It’s a function of over analysing, making predictive extrapolations and being introverted so they get into a circular loop.

    Anybody agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veneti View Post
    Well,

    I just Intuitively realised the other day that the reason why INTJ' in their early stages of 'attraction/affection' can be so wrong (their Achilles heel) is due to not understanding that others do not act in a predictive way.

    Effectively, they see reciprocation of potential attraction (Because they are an I and aren't very good at expressing themselves) in terms of the patterns they predict. S/he did act in a certain way, therefore S/he must be playing mind games etc etc etc.

    It’s a function of over analysing, making predictive extrapolations and being introverted so they get into a circular loop.

    Anybody agree?
    I'd answer, but you will already have predicted what I will say anyway to fit into your paradigm.

    Well, yes, for INTJ, it seems to all be part of the self-fulfilling prophecy in earlier stages of growth.

    I think people can be predicted to some degree (which is really just way of my saying that people are 'consistent' at some level, which is why we can even recognize someone's personality!)... but the patterns are more varied and broader, and you have to experience the individual first and calibrate yourself -- being receptive to incoming information -- before guessing at their motivations and future behavior.

    (This is Ne at work, btw, buttressed with Ti.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'd answer, but you will already have predicted what I will say anyway to fit into your paradigm.

    Well, yes, for INTJ, it seems to all be part of the self-fulfilling prophecy in earlier stages of growth.

    I think people can be predicted to some degree (which is really just way of my saying that people are 'consistent' at some level, which is why we can even recognize someone's personality!)... but the patterns are more varied and broader, and you have to experience the individual first and calibrate yourself -- being receptive to incoming information -- before guessing at their motivations and future behavior.

    (This is Ne at work, btw, buttressed with Ti.)
    A problem that is hard to shake though (As it’s inefficient) is to overestimate your competition... I mean if you can see all the pitfalls of what you are doing... then they will too... which requires even more contingency planning.

    I guess that’s what has to make the INT pragmatic... otherwise we'd just get into that scenario of "paralysis by analysis".

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