[QUOTE=Craft;1134292]Oh ok I didn't realize, I just took your comment at face value. I can be literal minded sometimes with what other people say to me and then ridiculously indirect with the things I say to other people. Is this an INTP fault or am I just annoying.We are acting upon the idea that it is for the sake of exploration.
I lived a reasonable part of my life in Argentina where my family is from, and then most of it London where I grew up.Your personal experience? Anecdotal evidence?
British people tend to spend less time with their friends and family. This is for all sorts of reasons: in Britain families are smaller and more spread out; people are wealthier and there is a welfare state so people are less dependent on their families and social networks and are more self-sustainable; and people are much more mobile and can move a long way away from their family, etc.
Overall. social networks and famileis are less improtant and people are more individualist, which means that children grow up less surrounded by friends and family and mroe often indoors on computers or in small groups of "friends" who you chose. In Argentina you are more dependent on keeping on good terms with your extended family (which tends to be very large), and the kids in your area in general (even if there are then friends you spend more time with).
Overall these are someone's formative years then. Both the psychological and material factors continue into adult life albeit in different forms.
This is seperate from MBTI - the same distribution of I/E, N/S, T/F and P/J operate, but within this different context which pressures people into different directions.
However it's compeltey sensible then that the INTP's and INTJ#'s I know in argentina, act differently to the ones I know in Britain despite clear underlying similarities. Because they are playing the same "role" but in a different context. This is why you cannot compare "behaviours" like "nmber of horus spent with friends" or "number of girlfriends" or whatever, across cultures.
I would have thought this to be elemental to anyone interested in psychology.