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    Default Do you HATE Guessing Games?

    Even as a child, I despised when someone (my little sisters, friends, etc) would say 'Guess what color I'm thinking of' or 'Guess how many fingers I'm holding up behind my back'. I would get almost immediately angry and never knew why until I got older and started studying my personality type.

    I suppose that it must be the INTJ influence that makes me feel like its an insult to anyone's intelligence to simply make un-reasoned, arbitrary guesses at something... and it makes me ANGRY! I very rarely feel anger at all, but for some reason those words kick me off on an instant irritation.

    As a parent, my daughter of 8 loves to play these games with me and I have to constantly remind myself to be nice and not yell, as I did when I was younger, "This game is stupid!" I calmly take a deep breath and play along until I can't take it anymore and I try to change the subject. Things like 'I Spy' drive me crazy.

    Do any other INTJs, or maybe NT's in general, have this problem or am I just nuts?


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    I spy isn't a guessing game really.

    but yeah, my standard response to "guess what I have in my hand" was "Ugh, just show me it or go away!"
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    Or "Guess what I got you!"

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    I don't mind if it is something that has hints or clues. I used to enjoy guessing what was in Christmas presents, but I had lots of clues to analyze. How big was it? How heavy? Soft or hard? Did it make noise? Did it correspond to any standard shape, such as a book shaped package? Does the evidence match with anything I requested this year?

    But random guessing, with no clues? What is the point? I find that irritating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilah View Post
    I don't mind if it is something that has hints or clues. I used to enjoy guessing what was in Christmas presents, but I had lots of clues to analyze. How big was it? How heavy? Soft or hard? Did it make noise? Did it correspond to any standard shape, such as a book shaped package? Does the evidence match with anything I requested this year?

    But random guessing, with no clues? What is the point? I find that irritating.

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    Yeah, exactly.

    I do enjoy trying to figure things out with limited evidence, that's why "I spy" is actually pretty fun IMO.

    I love 21 questions.
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    I don't HATE guessing games, I'm indifferent to them. Like others have said, they can be fun if there are clues, but I give up on arbitrary guessing pretty quickly.

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    I have the habit of having people play guessing games. It is bad, I know, but at least I give nifty clues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilah View Post
    I don't mind if it is something that has hints or clues. I used to enjoy guessing what was in Christmas presents, but I had lots of clues to analyze. How big was it? How heavy? Soft or hard? Did it make noise? Did it correspond to any standard shape, such as a book shaped package? Does the evidence match with anything I requested this year?

    But random guessing, with no clues? What is the point? I find that irritating.
    Word.

    If it's a mystery I can unpuzzle using ingenuity or wit, sure, that's fun. (If I have the time.)

    If it's just random guessing and luck, well... guess which finger I'm holding up?
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    Haha, an ESTP friend of mine used to play the "Guess who you like..." game with me back in ~4th-9th grade. I used to hate that. It's a shame I didn't know about "your mom" jokes back then because that would've totally worked.
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    The best retort "Guess where my fist is going unless you tell me right now..."

    I too hated those games though it was not because it was illogical or an insult to anyone... it was the potential for being picked on if I could not guess right or guessed something they thought was weird. I mean, the whole thing of "guess what's in my hand".. they quite often have their hands concealed around their backs whilst facing you... so why is "your ass" a stupid answer?
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