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    Default SJs and gambling

    So, tonight I learned that I fail at gambling. Putting my money into a flashing machine only to push a button only to have it go away forever just wasn't fun...

    Is this perhaps an SJ practical thing? Or do some of you have a different take on this?
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    Probably so.

    Jung explicitly singled out Ne types as gamblers, and Si types as being diametrically opposed to Ne type thought regarding possibility, for what it's worth.

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    I don't know. The people I know that are the best at or are the most into gambling are SJs. I might like it more if I was better at it. I have no luck at all and so I end up bored/annoyed quickly.

    Personally, I doubt there's much correlation with MBTI. People can get very different things out of gambling. Some are impulsive about it and others are very strategic. Some do it for the rush and others are more measured. Some focus on reading people's body language and others calculate odds.
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    I thought SPs were better at gambling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Showbread View Post
    So, tonight I learned that I fail at gambling. Putting my money into a flashing machine only to push a button only to have it go away forever just wasn't fun...

    Is this perhaps an SJ practical thing? Or do some of you have a different take on this?
    Yeah, Si isn't big on taking pointless risks with a high probability of failure. About the only time SJs gamble is when the point is the game rather than the outcome. Small stake stuff usually. I'm not big on it myself, especially the type of gambling you're talking about. Never trust a casino that isn't on the verge of brankrupcy. Actually, don't trust them even then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superunknown View Post
    Probably so.

    Jung explicitly singled out Ne types as gamblers, and Si types as being diametrically opposed to Ne type thought regarding possibility, for what it's worth.
    Actually, I was discussing this with my ENTP friend, a 7, probably. He said he would take the bet with a higher risk, but a greater reward. I said that I wouldn't do that, but it's also possible I don't use Ne enough.
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    The two people I know who are the most addicted to gambling are an ISTP and an ENFP, and I don't use the term "addicted" lightly. They have very little money, and whenever they can scratch some together, they're off to Atlantic City or some other gambling center to throw it away, instead of paying the bills.

    The most skilled and serious gambler I know is an ESFJ. He's a tournament poker player. His wife also plays, but I don't know her type.

    My opinion of slot machines is similar to @Showbread's. They're fine, but I don't get much out of dumping large amounts of money into a machine that is very unlikely to pay off. I also don't generally buy lottery tickets or bet on sports. If I enjoyed poker, I'd probably play that, whether money was involved or not.

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    My SJ dad takes a gambling trip every month. (Even gambling is a routine for him.) If pushing that button on the slot machine turns his crank, so be it. Personally, slots bore me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross
    People can get very different things out of gambling. Some are impulsive about it and others are very strategic. Some do it for the rush and others are more measured. Some focus on reading people's body language and others calculate odds.
    That is what I prefer to see posted about any activity. It's not really a question of "would type 1234 do X, Y or Z?" but, rather, how would they do it? And why?

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    I don't like gambling, but I like card games that use incentive in your play-choices (i.e. gambling). As long as the amounts are small: for example, "loser buys lunch".
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    Quote Originally Posted by superunknown View Post
    Probably so.

    Jung explicitly singled out Ne types as gamblers, and Si types as being diametrically opposed to Ne type thought regarding possibility, for what it's worth.
    It has been awhile since I read Jung; but I’m relatively sure he was talking about stocks and business investments when it came to Ne Doms. Not pokie machines which probably hadn’t been invented then; given the state of electronic development. The difference being calculated risks and rewards versus extreme risks and astronomically small chance of reward.
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