Don't you guys start lumping too much information together here about NTP's.
After all, type C is just Haight and other's way of gathering all our information, taking down-and-outs to come here for therapy to slowly start to incorporate beliefs about type and how to act. He's trying to create a perfect person called a "Unitype" that will do exactly as the Unitype descriptions would suggest and bow to his will so he can create an army that will take over the world, and maybe the universe someday.
I never trusted whatever went on in that modbox anyway.
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box
Not necessarily.... it's not in the Ne style to focus on one possible explanation for long enough to be like "this is all coming together so perfectly that this must be the way it went down" And sure, Ti can help with that part, but it also has those high standards for consistency, so if one itty bitty thing turns up that won't fit into the model, well there's goes that theory
I casually play around with "what if this is a conspiracy?" at times but I haven't digged much into those well-known srs bzns theories. Sometimes they are interesting but they're often too flavored with paranoia and pessimism.
For me, conspiracy theories start with Ne, looking at all possibilities n a situation. If it's a really negative situation, I then lock onto one possible pattern, usually in an attempt to place blame, in which Ne degrades into Senex Ni.
Conspiracy is just a one theory amongst others, usually made up by someone living in his own world and trying to explain something bad. so usually they arent too good of an theories due to personal biases of people trying to come up with them and explaining them.
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung
I liked the Scientific American article. I think people get a sense of control from buying into conspiracy theories and such. Somehow you can protect yourself from bad things, and blunt their emotional impact on you, if you "know" about them before hand. It's like people being certain a team they like is going to lose in the playoffs. I like too how they always seem to lay the burden of proof on you too, like it's your job to prove something wasn't a conspiracy.
Personally I don't react that well to it. My uncle insists all sorts of things are "scams" and it's really hard to ignore it or engage it or anything except just leaving to get away from so much depressing mischief. He's INT-something.
Only those simpleminded among you would fail to perceive the truth that the shape-shifting reptilians of the Mormon Brotherhood are slowly taking over this country. This is a good source of amusement for those of you who like to read and laugh at crazy bullshit.
BTW, conspiracy thinking is probably not type related.