Does anyone here think that the accusation with regard to NTP sarcasm is a tad exaggerated, at least online?
In reality, I hardly use it unless I'm heavily pissed off, which doesn't happen that much.
The thing is, NTP sarcasm can be so brutal (in a real life interaction), that anyone who gets hit by it may end up hating the NTP person for an extended period of time, the NTP person may actually use it quite rarely.
I actually have a near 100% pissing-off batting average with this. The only archetype that doesn't get pissed off (or at least try not to look annoyed) is an ENTJ.
Here's a story.
There was a a high-school reunion a few days back. There was guy A (ESxx), girl A (ESFP), and me (xNTP). Both of us guys has a crush on girl A. Guy A tries to make himself look good on girl A by ridiculing me, accusing of having a certain degree of fondness towards girl A (plus the usual geeky NTP accusations), when in fact, he likes girl A himself.
The strategy there was to make himself look good my making me lose my poise, while making him the witty guy.
Which is kinda silly since the ESFP girl is hardly interested with anyone of us. The ESxx guy isn't spectacularly interesting anyway (geeky without the intellect aspect; scrawny and short as a midget).
I thought it was kinda silly to pseudo-argue over a girl.
I was already tipsy, and the ridiculing continues, already losing my cool. And then I said...
"Don't make yourself look good at my expense."
(I hate being ridiculed when I don't have 100% awareness of what's going around).
Guy didn't immediately picked up the message, but the atmosphere got silent later. That was my first time getting mad while tipsy. I don't usually get drunk.
The following day, having full awareness of what happened, I posted a "cryptic" facebook shoutout:
"The moment you ever piss me off again, your girlfriend is just a phone call away."
Translation: I just tell the f*ck what you're doing with the (ESFP) girl
The ESxx guy hasn't got good stints in relationship himself. He has a good girlfriend now (a 1 year relationship. The gf is well acquainted with me), and I tested if I can rattle him with the statement.
Piss me off again, and there's me saying Hello to his girlfriend.
He can probably do something similar. Tell my girlfriend that I have a fondness towards the girl but it's a more solid one than his (5 years), and it's less believable that I hound other women. NTPs don't generate that much girl hounding impression.
Guy got sooooo pissed off with that one sentence shoutout.
And the statement got added to my list of my idea of 'light' sarcasm that makes me become hated, for life. I probably shouldn't have 'tested the waters'.
To wrap things up:
*NTPs usually use their sarcasm to:
1. Make ENTJs lose their poise. They're the most challenging since they're the ones who're most conscious about it.
2. Flirt with NFJs and control them with that before they use their charm. Though their charms still beats the NTP sarcasm.
*will probably tolerate the controlling nature of an SJ, until it gets overboard, and then an NTP goes ballistic, pwning them with just one statement.
*but hardly does spontaneous sarcasm in real life (unless has very very weak F).
can any NTP here relate to this?