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    Default Of caring and the lack of it

    I have drawn several conclusions lately, firstly of which is that I just fundamentally don't care. I realize the few times I care about things there are some questions I ask myself subconciously. I ask things such as, is there money coming my way from this? is this important to me? am I interested beyond the puzzle of the situation/question/statement? I find most of the time the answears I get back are a flat no. Primarilly this has helped me learn patients beyond my years, tolerance, flexibility, and has greatly decreased stress in my life.

    I'm not really asking a question, but I am curious as to how other people figure out were they invest their time and attention and mental wellbeing. Their caring.
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    The one thing I consistently care about aside from other people, is my freedom. Freedom to do what I want in the moment, whether it is financial freedom, if I have to borrow the car from someone, ditching class etc.

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    I don't invest anytime on anything if I know I don't get anything out of it. My mind these days just don't care about anything and it feels really good but empty at the same time. I think for INTP you have to have almost impossible goal. Like I'm smart but I don't ever educate myself on small things. I use all my energy on that ONE impossible goal that no one ever achieved.

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    I think I'm the opposite from the people who have posted so far, perhaps as you'd expect from my type. I find myself caring a great deal about many things that I either 1) stress out and wonder what to do or 2) seriously prioritize. I go about prioritizing mostly through "gut feel" (Ni?), and make sure that the logic follows (can I pay the bills? am I overcommitting? is the effect on my family one that I am okay with? does this get me to the next step?).

    I'm guessing this discussion isn't about people, just about things?

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    I'm indifferent to whether I care or not.

    Seriously, though... I put good effort into doing stuff (studying for a test, pushing through a 5k, lifting heavy things regularly) and I get disappointed with myself if I don't perform. That means I care, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suttree View Post
    I'm indifferent to whether I care or not.

    Seriously, though... I put good effort into doing stuff (studying for a test, pushing through a 5k, lifting heavy things regularly) and I get disappointed with myself if I don't perform. That means I care, right?
    Tangental, but there. I used to force myself not to care, now my apathy has changed to your position as well. If I care then I analyze that, if I didn't then there was a reason for that. This seems natural to me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mochajava View Post
    I'm guessing this discussion isn't about people, just about things?
    You're guessing right, sort of, I do not generally seperate the two but I did mean things primarily. If yo would like to includepeople into the equation then by all means feel free to do so.
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    Mostly i care a great deal about things and people. I feel strongly about humankind in general and my friends and family.
    Actual things as in objects i have no great affection for unless sentimental, i'm not materialistic in the slightest so my goals are not money orientated.
    Although at times i feel incredibly apathetic, the whole world could implode and i just wouldn't give a shit...but thats rare.
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    I knew an INTP started this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    I knew an INTP started this thread
    Doesnt that scare you ? I mean being a drone to predictability ?
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