User Tag List

First 567

Results 61 to 65 of 65

  1. #61
    Senior Member Bufo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    onto
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Socionics
    INTp
    Posts
    122

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackOp View Post
    Can anyone share "tips" on how to circumvent my true nature (intj). Finding boring people interesting. It seems this is the one thing I have trouble mastering. I have tried everything and it just gets worse.......
    Being an INT you will be always having that trouble. That's written.

  2. #62
    Rats off to ya! Mort Belfry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    1,237

    Default

    I don't understand the question. Why would you want to sustain a conversation that you have no interest in?
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

  3. #63
    Minister of Propagandhi ajblaise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    7,917

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bufo View Post
    Being an INT you will be always having that trouble. That's written.
    part of the reason why INT drug use is so high..

  4. #64
    Senior Member lowtech redneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    3,705

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Drink until perma-grin sets in.
    Heh. One's "passive" facial expression is very important, I'd recommend cultivating an ever-so-slight smile when in the presence of people who don't know you well (practice in front of a mirror, you shouldn't be too obvious about it or people will think you're about to go for their neck...brownie points to anyone who gets the reference). Then, just make the appropriate short comments/questions that allocate the bulk of the conversation to the other party (you will also need to put on a wider smile at appropriate times, such as when they tell an unfunny joke). People will think you are friendly and a good listener, thereby preventing others from forming hostile feelings towards you simply because you get more entertainment from the stuff going on in your head than the boring stuff coming out of their mouths. After a while, you can relax a bit because first impressions are long-lasting, enabling you to reveal your true personality to people you actually want to spend time with without the risk that they will become hostile before getting to the point where they appreciate you for who you are.
    Last edited by lowtech redneck; 10-17-2008 at 04:11 AM. Reason: needed clarification

  5. #65
    Queen hunter Virtual ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    135 so/sp
    Posts
    8,697

    Default

    In a case that you really have to, try to use it as a test of your verbal/social skills.

    One the other hand I think that there is no conversation that is truly useless if you know how to use logic. (depends on how long conversation actually lasts)

    This is because there is always a possibility that you will come across information that can be good for getting more useful information.

Similar Threads

  1. [INFJ] What good is a journey if you have no one to share it with?
    By weakshadeofblue in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-21-2009, 03:52 PM
  2. [MBTItm] How Many Layers of Thought Do You Have?
    By Blank in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-05-2009, 05:15 PM
  3. [INTJ] INTJs, how strong sense of self do you have?
    By Virtual ghost in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-16-2009, 01:55 AM
  4. How long have you been studying/interested in MBTI or Personality Theory?
    By dnivera in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-18-2008, 07:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO