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    Because apparently we don't have a thread on this, so WTF!

    Inspire by this and this thread, as well as all the other Ask an XXXX thread


    So... Do your part in supporting the war and ask us INTPs a question! Go on!, ask any sort of question that comes to mind, and we, as INTPs, or just me if I'm alone here, will try to answer them.... Other INTPs feel free to join in because it would suck to do this alone and far too lazy to answer all of them.



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    There are definitely 1 or 2 older threads floating around somewhere in the archives but, you know, out with the old and in with the new. It's 2011, why not?

    So, first question: if you didn't have Ti, what would you do all day?
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


    There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why. --William Barclay

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    There are definitely 1 or 2 older threads floating around somewhere in the archives but, you know, out with the old and in with the new. It's 2011, why not?

    So, if you didn't have Ti, what would you do all day?
    :o ooh didn't think to the archives and :P that's too old, so new thread ftw! ah now to the question, if I didn't have Ti, hmm well I'd either be an ENTP and just use Ne all day long and piss people off with the random attention-whore-ness, OR steal the next closest function to Ti, which would be Fi, and just be a really mellow INFP. what about you?

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    Hey is the lazor on stun or kill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaqcues Le Paul View Post
    Hey is the lazor on stun or kill?
    Stun now kill later

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    Ahh you guys don't seem that bad then

    Cloud or seperroith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaqcues Le Paul View Post
    Ahh you guys don't seem that bad then

    Cloud or seperroith?
    Cloud, Seperioth is way too TJ for me, reminds me of Light from Death Note ... too much planning and I'm meh at the god complex thing, though maybe some more J oriented (or power hungry) INTP might like him more.

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    Do you know why people think ENTPs are attentions whores? Most aren't when they are calm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaqcues Le Paul View Post
    Do you know why people think ENTPs are attentions whores? Most aren't when they are calm.
    Not all of them are. I think the impression with ENxP's sometimes is just simply that they want/need a lot of attention being paid to them. If they aren't being listened to or if they aren't getting attention, they will sometimes do things to make sure they get it. Act up, be loud, tell long stories, etc. Don't get me wrong, they are often very entertaining and fun people. I just know from the introvert point-of-view, we sometimes don't get it. We don't want attention at all - we don't want the spotlight, we don't want people focusing in on us, so some of us can't even fathom "trying really hard" to make people focus on us. We find it hard to relate to. It's all relative though - to an extrovert, it probably wouldn't seem like attention whoring. To an introvert, it sometimes does though.

    In regards to the ones that are really extreme attention whores, I've sometimes thought, "What would happen if nobody spoke to this person for like a month? Would they end up in a nuthouse or something?" It seems like they crave it/seek it out that much - like they just have to be the center of someone's attention all the time or their head would explode. That's extreme cases though - or maybe it's just an extrovert "having a moment".

    It's sometimes funny (and a bit cruel) if you just ignore one of them who is trying to get attention (not just ENxP's, but any attention whore). Just look the other way, don't make eye contact, don't respond. Just act interested in something else behind them or take a phone call. They almost go nuts. I noticed this not because I wanted to make them uncomfortable, but because sometimes if I'm socially exhausted, I'll sort of "check out mentally" for a few minutes and go silent (a way of recharging the batteries somewhat) and it's like they get uncomfortable if its silent or if you're not into what they're saying or not laughing at the jokes.

    Ignoring an extrovert in need of attention = Purposely putting the spotlight on an introvert who does not want any attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    In regards to the ones that are really extreme attention whores, I've sometimes thought, "What would happen if nobody spoke to this person for like a month? Would they end up in a nuthouse or something?" It seems like they crave it/seek it out that much - like they just have to be the center of someone's attention all the time or their head would explode.
    I'm only a tiny bit of an attention whore and probably slightly E, and while I don't need of even desire to be in the center of attention all the time, in the face of zero communication I would probably go insane in much less than a month. So I'm a bit confused.


    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    We don't want attention at all - we don't want the spotlight, we don't want people focusing in on us, so some of us can't even fathom "trying really hard" to make people focus on us. We find it hard to relate to.
    I wonder how true this is for all INTPs, so this will be my question. Anyone here alright with getting attention? Are there any INTPs who do things that put them in the public spotlight?

    (Weird that I'm the one asking the questions now, but now that I've admitted to liking attention it'll be hard to turn back )
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