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    That made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecttcelfeR View Post
    Can a mind be made up?
    My mind is made up of confetti.
    Surgeons replace one of your neurons with a microchip that duplicates its input-output functions. You feel and behave exactly as before. Then they replace a second one, and a third one, and so on, until more and more of your brain becomes silicon. Since each microchip does exactly what the neuron did, your behavior and memory never change. Do you even notice the difference? Does it feel like dying? Is some other conscious entity moving in with you?
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    can do very well without makingup or making down
    I say out with it
    or/preceded by none what so ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMoon View Post
    My mind is made up of confetti.
    Mario Confetti?
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by visaisahero View Post
    That's a generalization! Not all women can't make up their minds, in fact a lot of them can.

    I'm guessing you're asking this question because the experiences you've had with women who couldn't make up their minds stand out in your memory- which is a sort of selection bias with the same sort of logic as "I always get shitty hands in poker" or "I always have to wait really long for the bus."

    But okay, suppose we refine your question to "why is it that women sometimes don't make up their minds?" You could attribute it to sheer randomness. Men don't always make up their minds, too. Sometimes you make up your mind, sometimes you don't.

    Further refinement- "Why does it bother me that women sometimes don't make up their minds?"

    I will have to ask, then- does it bother you only when women don't make up their minds? What about if and when men don't make up their minds? Do indecisive men bother you? If so, then the problem is your inability to deal with indecisiveness in general, which is something you can personally work on and transcend. If not, then you may be a bit biased.

    The next question to ask is- do women also find other women indecisive? If yes, does it bother them? If no, perhaps they simply want to weigh more options?

    Perhaps it is possible that men and women are wired differently, or brought up differently, or more likely, some combination of the two. Women, in the conventional, traditional sense, have to deal with children, one another, and generally more social situations that require the navigation of more nuances and subtleties. As such it should come to no surprise that they are perhaps a little bit more likely to consider more options, and for longer periods of time. Men on the other hand, in the conventional, traditional sense, tend to be in a lot more structured roles that require decisive action. Men are more likely to think "fight or flee" while women are more likely to consider a whole range of alternatives.

    Of course, you can never predict individual behaviour. There are and will always be men who are more indecisive than the typical women, and women who are more decisive than the typical man. I would suggest that you worry not so much about people in general (unless that is something you are personally interested in pursuing!) and try to make it a point to communicate effectively to the people in your life you might care about (say your girlfriend, or sister) that you value and would appreciate decisiveness. Find some compromise somewhere.
    I can't believe an ENTP just wrote all that out without losing interest or being distracted by a bunny. Most intriguing.
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    When one arguments empirical facts it's very easy to remain confident. But it really comes down to a matter of opinion. I can say from personal experience that if I decide to argue a topic let's say in class. I have covered most of the facts and my opinion is already forged. Therefore no one has an angle against me that I have not already prepaired for, I can thereby remain confident in my counterarguments towards it. I guess that is what you are refering to as confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    how do you do that?


    seriously though, most NTs i know project certainty, even when they don't always believe themselves or have totally sure footing. how?
    A lot of the time its important. Especially if other people are depending on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    how do you do that?


    seriously though, most NTs i know project certainty, even when they don't always believe themselves or have totally sure footing. how?
    Why should you not be confident? I feel like I naturally have thought of a wide range of outcomes and I have selected the most probable. If new information comes up then lets be confident on the new theory. If you're not confident nothing gets done. I think it also helps my natural ability to see the fundamentals behind a situation. Certainty comes from strong pillars, if you see the strong pillars behind situations, and relate that to where you are now, it would be foolish not to take the strength from that pillar and use it as a battering ram to confidently push forward

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    I'm confident exactly 50% of the time. And when I am, I certainly don't look it. Need to work on body language.

    I call come-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thessaly View Post
    I can't believe an ENTP just wrote all that out without losing interest or being distracted by a bunny. Most intriguing.
    Au contraire, bunnies are NFP territory.

    We're distracted by booth girls.

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