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    Default preference for intuitive thinking = pretentiousness?

    I am relatively new to MBTI but this is my observation so far, and it makes me laugh! It is pretty pretentious of me to think so in the first place, which is fitting right?

    Someone please set me straight here. lol.


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    1: characterized by pretension: as a : making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) <the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him Richard Watts> b : expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature <pretentious language> <pretentious houses>

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    No.

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    Every type can be pretentious. I haven't seen it that much in NT's in particular.
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    Yes.

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    What's the point of attaching labels?

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    SJs and NFs can have their own brands of pretentiousness, but intellectual pretentiousness is something NTs do more than the other types, that's not a secret. SPs are the least pretentious.

    I'd also say that xNTJs are more pretentious than xNTPs, on average. Pretense is all about judgment, after all.

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    I'm not sure. What type are all the closed minded backslapping academics you see scientists fighting throughout history? Is this an NT stopping NT thing or is there some other type in power? I don't find the NTs I know are that pretentious at all.
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    Is there a reason for all the NT-negative/somewhat-critical threads lately?

    In general, it doesn't matter; I'm just not sure what this thread is about. After all, you usually don't walk up to someone in a particular group or subculture on the street and say, "Hey, how are you doing, is <your subculture> pretentious?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Is there a reason for all the NT-negative/somewhat-critical threads lately?
    Hey, we're NTs, we can handle it. *pretentious*

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    They can have that vibe, yes

    The whole evaluating and 'are you up to their intellectual standard' thing is just their way of taking in new people and their potential and tends to fade into the background quickly when you get to know them. Every type has their own way of doing this, and their own criteria.
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