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    I wonder if there is a correlation between Si and old people who like to tell excruciatingly long, boring stories. My reason being is the my grandfather (ESTJ) and my grandmother (ISTJ) would both used to do this.

    I could be innocently walking downstairs to get a drink when my grandmother would spot me and call me over to sit down. This was always a bad sign. She never wanted to chat, so I had either done something wrong or... it was 'story time'. I would literally cringe. Then an hour later, when the story has about finished I had nearly TWO or THREE seconds (I'm not exaggerating!) to excuse myself and RUN. But if I missed this opportunity I would then have to sit there for another hour, nodding my head, as she continued on to tell another story that I had probably already heard before. This has got to be the most tedious and annoying thing I have ever had to sit through in my entire life.
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    It probably depends on the things that they have experienced and remember. For instance my ISTJ grandmother went through a lot of stuff in her life, a lot of hard times. It's interesting hearing her stories for me, and she always loves telling them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaula View Post
    I wonder if there is a correlation between Si and old people who like to tell excruciatingly long, boring stories. My reason being is the my grandfather (ESTJ) and my grandmother (ISTJ) would both used to do this.
    Yeeeesss!! My maternal grandmother (ISFJ) will interrupt any conversation the rest of us are enjoying if it provides her with the chance to talk about this absolute bore of a man who tried to sell her those decorative things that go at the end of curtain rods to stop the curtains falling off once at an outrageous price and she gave him a piece of her mind didn't she and that reminds her of the time a policeman pulled her over for speeding and she most certainly wasn't and she gave him a piece of her mind didn't she...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    It probably depends on the things that they have experienced and remember. For instance my ISTJ grandmother went through a lot of stuff in her life, a lot of hard times. It's interesting hearing her stories for me, and she always loves telling them.
    On the other hand, my paternal grandmother (also ISFJ, as far as I can remember) used to tell great stories. She was less inclined to just reminisce for the sake of it though, so boring curtain stories remained untold.

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    I had an ExxJ grandfather, and he was VERY fun to talk to, before the Alzheimer's took his personality away.
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    I do associate this kind of thing with Si, and therefore SJs. It seems it would make them more inclined to do so. I don't know; looking for more people's opinions on whether that function contributes strongly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaula View Post
    I wonder if there is a correlation between Si and old people who like to tell excruciatingly long, boring stories.
    I wonder if there's a correlation between Ni and unappreciation of good ol' stories.
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    My xSTJ maternal grandfather used to tell me loads of stories all the time, but
    he was actually one hell of a storyteller and he had seen a lot of shit. Always
    found it quite pleasant to listen to it.


    My grandmother who is still alive, my earlier mentioned grandfather's wife, on
    the other hand... Her stories are kind of boring ^^ But they never last long
    since she's always scurrying around like a little squirrel trying to
    accommodate guests. :rolli: I think she's an ISFJ.

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    There's an ESTJ who works in a different department from mine but still has a lot to do with us. She's only middle aged but your OP reminded me of her.

    She is always the last person you want to ask a question as she talk on and on and on and only twenty percent is pertinent to what you asked while the other eighty is just a horrible little extra about how she first enivsaged her pet casual subscription K78 sim card pool excell sheet which she has been up all weekend thinking about with no idea that my nodding and uh-huhhing has become completely mechanical and I've become so bored that I've forgotten the answer she gave me seven minutes ago.

    Of course not all SJs are like this, in fact if this was a trait I would it was only barely an STJ trait. ESFJs easily charm me.
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    Well I think SJs like to tell stories... I suppose whether they're interesting or boring depends on the life of the person telling them!

    Mind you, I can kind of relate. I tend to keep quiet unless I think I have something interesting to say, and I'd say I have a rough idea of what bores people, so I don't think I'm guilty.
    I don't like saying it, but my ISFJ boyfriend can come out with the odd story which isn't the most amusing/interesting thing in the world, but I think it's sweet. I mean, it's not like this is his staple conversation or anything, but still, it's noticeable. I swear our ability to talk about the most mundane subjects and still keep each other interested is why we've got such a great bond!

    On the other hand, my mum can bore me on the phone for hours and she's ISFP.

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    Ahh come on, unless dry and factual accounts of past occurrences isn't your thing, there aint nothing boring about it. Just grow a set of S-balls. lol

    My grandpa I believe was an xSTJ (he passed last year). He always had stories. They weren't animated or lively, but I never had trouble enjoying them.

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