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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    rather than someone who expects Lady Luck to be the keeper of their well being.
    Yeah, she isn't always playing nice, is she?

    I keep up at some things, but not enough to account for some actions. I specialize what I'm good at. Maybe some of those skills transfer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Yeah, she isn't always playing nice, is she?
    LOLZ!

    Lady Luck is almost as mean of a bitch as Mother Nature!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I keep up at some things, but not enough to account for some actions. I specialize what I'm good at. Maybe some of those skills transfer though.
    I think this is a natural state of mind for many.
    Capitalize on your strengths, the skill you gain as such will inevitably transfer into other arenas, and then some things are just left up to luck/chance.
    Even the most skilled depend on luck to some degree.
    Whether or not they admit to it is a different story.
    My Mom has told me that she would be more impressed with me if I didn't drop shit in the first place than me catching things when I do drop them, Haaa!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Lenore Thomson talks a lot about Se-Ti being a lot of "body based logic"... that it's not exactly abstracted logic, but turned on with physical interaction with objects.

    So, that's a type related "theory" to all of this, I guess.
    Yes, I agree with the Se function. Not sure if Ti is necessary, since I used Ni. It's not just looking at the here and now but also looks at strange things like trajectory calc. The specific example I was thinking of was when my car lost traction on the twisties (icy) with a cliff to one side. What kept running through my mind was "steer into the skid" and things like "there's a major curve coming up, so if I do this, this and this..etc".

    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    THIS. +1!!

    In general, I have very fast reflexes.
    If I drop anything, or if anyone near me drops something, I catch it a majority of the time, and not with alot of effort.
    It's almost like a game at this point.
    Last night I was making myself a drink and a piece of ice fell out of the ice tray and started falling toward the floor.
    I cannot bend forward at the waist since I just had a spinal fusion surgery on October 12th.
    So, using my age old soccer skills, I tapped the ice cube upward off the tow of my sneaker and caught it with my hand as it was in the air above my waist.
    I didn't even flinch.
    I tossed the ice cub in the sink and looked at my wife.
    She smiled, shook her head and said "Dear God, you didn't even think about that!" and walked away chuckling.

    As Jenaphor said, alot of this is adrenaline driven.
    I happen to be a person of massive adrenaline output.
    Part of this phenomena is simply "motivation." Do you care if what you drop hits the floor? If you don't then it will fall. If you do, you will try to catch it.
    Another part of such phenomena is indeed skill, because anything that you put concentrated, repeated effort into becomes less a facet of luck, and more a facet of skill over time, IMHO.
    Can you get lucky even if you are skilled? YES.
    Can people who are not skilled get lucky? YES.
    But, on any given day, I'd rather be a person who is well trained and well prepared to deal with what comes my way, rather than someone who expects Lady Luck to be the keeper of their well being.
    Ha ha...that's pretty coordinated! Not quite that good although I did catch a line drive headed for my face when pitching one day. Now that was pure reflex with a dose of luck, since I wasn't regulation distance away from home plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Yes, I agree with the Se function. Not sure if Ti is necessary, since I used Ni.
    You'll need an output to go with the Se input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    You'll need an output to go with the Se input.
    Se-Ni-Te!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Se-Ni-Te!
    The loserfecta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Before I start, I apologize for the thread title. It sounds stupid. Or pretentious. Or both.

    I was just wondering when any of you pull off something physically smooth, would you chalk it up to practice or technique? It could be a perfect dive, manuevering out of a dangerous hydroplane spin, landing a new bike trick, hitting someone with a solid WWF style drop kick. Whatever I'm just curious if you assume a lot of control in all of this, or does it kind of seem like luck? I've pulled off some cool things, but I kind of wonder if I'm actually any good.. they just seem like they happen. Like instinct almost. It's like when someone is about to drop a plate and you slide in and catch it. Are you really that cool, or did your hands kind of think for you? Personally, I think I've just been lucky. My mind goes blank in the process of some of this stuff. Maybe people are right. I'm not SP. Maybe I'm some kind of fraud with a little luck on my side.
    Technique improves with practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    The loserfecta!
    More like Trifecta!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    You'll need an output to go with the Se input.
    Se as input. Interesting comment.

    I have too much Socionics in my head. I type as Si there.. and it is more of the input Sensory function. While Se exerts and pushes, possibly taking over a lot of what some consider to be Te here.

    Here, I don't know what to think. It could be a little of both input/output.

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    Catching things that are falling I chalk up to reflexes. I do feel kind of proud though, even the instinctive aspects are apart of me. I must be aware on some level because I was able to teach myself to let knives drop to the floor and stay clear.

    I remember thinking about how much of what we do is second nature.

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