User Tag List

First 12

Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: Paradigm shift

  1. #11
    Yeah, I can fly. Aleksei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    7w6 sx/sp
    Socionics
    ILE Ti
    Posts
    3,644

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by paradox fox View Post
    How willing are you to gather as much information as possible on a particular subject?
    My ADD and laziness won't let me dig too deep into a subject. I generally use Ne more than Ti in my learning process, taking what information I already have and spinning it around in my head, making inferences and connections.

    How unbiased are you when you are reviewing opposing theories?
    Fairly so, although I do outwardly act dismissive towards theories that sound less-than-logical to me.

    If you find your original understanding, viewpoint, or opinion is wrong, how willing are you to change it?
    Very willing. To not change your viewpoint in light of new information that successfully invalidates it is stupidity.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Teacher (Idyllic), ESE-IEI (Si-ESFj), SLue|I|, Sanguine-Melancholy
    Sage, True Neutral (Chaotic Good), Type III Anti-Hero
    Inventive > Artistic > Leisurely > Dramatic
    7w6 > 4w3 > 9w8, weakside sp/so

    Dark Worker (Sacrificing)
    Freewheeling Designer

    Hayekian Asshole


  2. #12
    Priestess Of Syrinx Katsuni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    3w4?
    Posts
    1,238

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by paradox fox View Post
    How willing are you to gather as much information as possible on a particular subject?
    Directly related to my interest in the subject, which may or may not increase or decrease as information becomes available.




    How unbiased are you when you are reviewing opposing theories?
    Generally I don't really play 'brand loyalty' with anything... if it sucks, it sucks. Theories, like everything else, are based solely upon their individual merit at first.

    Of course, that leads us to the next question.



    If you find your original understanding, viewpoint, or opinion is wrong, how willing are you to change it? What effect does this change have on you?
    Once I've found an opinion/theory/whotever that makes sense with the data at hand, I tend to settle into such, due to the fact that it makes sense. I'm always open to the possibility that I may be wrong, but if I have a theory that actually WORKS and seems to be accurate, yeu're going to need to disprove the current one and then sell the new replacement with alot of effort. It's not a "zomg I refuse to change!" thing or anything like that, it's just that if it already has strong basis to believe it's accurate to begin with, I need some kind of strong evidence to bother changing my mind. I'm not just going to change my mind or belief or theory just because yeu go "no that's wrong".

    As more evidence and proof occurs to support the original claim, the harder it will be to refute it, which only makes sense. Once it *IS* refuted fully though, with evidence supporting a new theory, then it is summarily dumped on the spot and the new one picked up.

    I don't really 'cling' to old concepts or anything at all, just because yeu've always done something the wrong way, doesn't count as a reason to continue doing it the wrong way. Tradition is not a valid excuse for mediocrity.

    In any case, the point is that as a theory gains evidence or proof to support itself, it's harder to disprove. Once it's disproved though, I have no interest in it any longer.

    This's a large part of why I just can't take Victor seriously with his ZOMG MBTI IS A LIE spam he keeps throwing up everywhere. He doesn't do anything to actually counter any points, nor suggest alternatives. Anecdotes and heresay are not valid evidence, nor is stomping up and down going "NO NO NO" with nothing else beyond that.

    Despite that, I don't take MBTI seriously anyway, there's enough obvious gaps in it that it's kind of plain to see it's not a 100% coverage thing, and is little more than a vague attempt to try to categorize behavior. For whot it's intended purpose is, it does a pretty good job, but it's also obviously not without its' issues. Anyone who takes it as 100% accurate, such as those who interpret the bible as pure literal truth without any suggestion of moral stories or slanted perspectives, are kind of just being silly.

    In any case, the point is that I can, will, and have, repeatedly, changed my mind on topics I felt strongly about after being properly informed with new information. Nothing's set in stone, everything can be changed, and everything we know might be wrong. It doesn't mean we should drop everything we know first chance we get, but if new evidence is strong enough to disprove the current theory, then there's no point clinging to it any longer. There's just no point in changing yeur mind every 10 seconds without reason to do so either. Yeu need evidence to change opinions as well.

Similar Threads

  1. Has a paradigm shift taken place within judahism?
    By Survive & Stay Free in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-06-2012, 08:43 AM
  2. Vote on Paradigm-Shift's type
    By Such Irony in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-02-2010, 12:06 PM
  3. A Paradigm Shift: are some types in fact, better than others?
    By Venom in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 85
    Last Post: 03-25-2009, 03:40 PM
  4. A Paradigm Shift or "Genius is Dead"
    By Eldanen in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-11-2008, 12:16 AM
  5. [MBTItm] Will A Paradigm Shift Effect MBTI %?
    By "?" in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-04-2007, 12:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO