I see it as less condescending and more of the NTP willing to say something which is 1)true or 2) has pragmatic application*; and are willing to sacrifice how they are perceived in the process for what they deem the greater good (i.e. pragmatism for the benefit of those who thy are addressing or otherwise worshiping the truth/logic).
* the twist is this however tends "not" to be pragmatic for the NTP in the vein of (kill the messenger). Often it is best if a more indirect method is used to get the point across or otherwise use a scapegoat or cats paw to achieve ones goals.
In terms of the example shown in the OP, no. I find one-upmanship and putting others down in that manner pretty juvenile.
Agreed, especially with the first comment.
Although to be fair, if the INFP friend did in fact word it as "I'm making more per hour than you", she likely opened herself up to a bit of stick measuring. I'd almost wager the two are good for each other.
Originally Posted by jenocyde
And how can you tell when an IxFP is being insecure?
When his eyes are blinking!
(Quick edit: Please note the blinking emoticon is part of the joke, ok?)
I've been told I am. I thinks it just my tone of voice though. I just say words monotone which people percieve as condescending - and I'm normally oblivious to it. Also because I also don't explain things very indepth cause I don't think I need to untill someone askes at which point I go through it really indepth so I don't need to again and people find the sudden change condescending apparently.
"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!