User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 22

  1. #1
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    576

    Default craving intense excitement

    I crave heightened reality. Out of this world dramatic events where my life is on the line like the stuff you see in movies. I get sooo bored with normal life it's not even funny. After awhile everything starts to look gray to me. I crave meaning and extreme excitement but I don't know how to go about getting it. Stuff like jumping out of a plane might be exciting but it doesn't mean anything to me so it would be an empty experience. When I do eventually get to have that intense peak experience with all the pressure I like it so much that I seriously start tearing up and psychotic laughter creeps out of me. Things that would scare other people and make them crack under the pressure I live for. I sort of feel like I'm meant to be something like han solo wandering around on my own spaceship causing trouble and rebelling against things or daryl dixon from the walking dead. So basically I'm meant to be in some sort of lawless post apocalyptic world that doesn't exist.

    Can any other SPs relate?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    MBTI
    SeNi
    Enneagram
    8+7 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SeTi
    Posts
    940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badger055 View Post
    I crave heightened reality. Out of this world dramatic events where my life is on the line like the stuff you see in movies. I get sooo bored with normal life it's not even funny. After awhile everything starts to look gray to me. I crave meaning and extreme excitement but I don't know how to go about getting it. Stuff like jumping out of a plane might be exciting but it doesn't mean anything to me so it would be an empty experience. When I do eventually get to have that intense peak experience with all the pressure I like it so much that I seriously start tearing up and psychotic laughter creeps out of me. Things that would scare other people and make them crack under the pressure I live for. I sort of feel like I'm meant to be something like han solo wandering around on my own spaceship causing trouble and rebelling against things or daryl dixon from the walking dead. So basically I'm meant to be in some sort of lawless post apocalyptic world that doesn't exist.

    Can any other SPs relate?
    Yes, some of it,

    but not all of it. Like, I don't know what you mean by how it would be an empty experience to jump out of a plane. It would be an experience and that's it, all cool shit I'm pretty sure but why does it need a meaning beyond that? What kind of meaning did you mean there?

    Also, just having experiences and nothing else is is not satisfying to me. I need challenges more, that's my way of experiencing life. It makes me feel alive more than any passive experience.

    E.g. the jumping out of the plane thing sounds like cool shit as I said. But just a spice of life without any additional challenge that I can be focused on, striving to meet the challenge is really satisfying.

    But yes, intensity and working under pressure is all good! Normal life does get boring and gray fast.

    And that about the lawless apocalyptic world, well, my sp (instinct) goes a bit against it (I wanna keep my possessions) but otherwise it sounds cool

  3. #3
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    576

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by valaki View Post
    Yes, some of it,

    but not all of it. Like, I don't know what you mean by how it would be an empty experience to jump out of a plane. It would be an experience and that's it, all cool shit I'm pretty sure but why does it need a meaning beyond that? What kind of meaning did you mean there?

    Also, just having experiences and nothing else is is not satisfying to me. I need challenges more, that's my way of experiencing life. It makes me feel alive more than any passive experience.

    E.g. the jumping out of the plane thing sounds like cool shit as I said. But just a spice of life without any additional challenge that I can be focused on, striving to meet the challenge is really satisfying.

    But yes, intensity and working under pressure is all good! Normal life does get boring and gray fast.

    And that about the lawless apocalyptic world, well, my sp (instinct) goes a bit against it (I wanna keep my possessions) but otherwise it sounds cool
    There needs to be a practical reason I'm jumping out of the plane. If it doesn't accomplish anything then what's the point. I don't know I guess this is more of an ISTP 7/8 thing and there are not even any ISTPs on this site.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    MBTI
    SeNi
    Enneagram
    8+7 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SeTi
    Posts
    940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badger055 View Post
    There needs to be a practical reason I'm jumping out of the plane. If it doesn't accomplish anything then what's the point. I don't know I guess this is more of an ISTP 7/8 thing and there are not even any ISTPs on this site.
    Oh I don't need a practical reason for that one. The thrill itself is enough. It's just that thrill on its own is no more than a spice in life as I explained above.

    So to you meaning means having a practical reason? Like, troubleshooting a problem? Anything else?

    PS: No other ISTPs... Yeah unless I am actually one ;p Hahah

  5. #5
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    576

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by valaki View Post
    Oh I don't need a practical reason for that one. The thrill itself is enough. It's just that thrill on its own is no more than a spice in life as I explained above.

    So to you meaning means having a practical reason? Like, troubleshooting a problem? Anything else?

    PS: No other ISTPs... Yeah unless I am actually one ;p Hahah
    I don't know meaning could be a lot of things. Like strategic reasons, exploring reasons, dramatic reasons (4 fix). Basically it just needs to be like a movie. Nobody ever made a movie about just some dudes jumping out of a plane with no plot.

  6. #6
    Stansmith
    Guest

    Default

    I usually prefer soothing sensory experiences...A pleasant flow as opposed to anything too hectic.

  7. #7
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    576

    Default

    Gah I feel like this is the last thing I need to figure out for my personality. The last piece of the puzzle. If I can figure this out then I can be done with all this personality shit. @valaki help meeee

    The only time I see other ISTP 784s are in pop culture. I guess there is a real need to make life like a movie. It's such a strong feeling.

    ronda rousey - fights other people in the ring to get her fix and appears in movies
    dana white (ESTP) - plays ceo and gambles millions at the casino
    james cameron - dives subs to the deepest part of the ocean to explore and actually makes movies
    steve jobs - builds a revolutionary company and actually has a movie made after him

    Maybe I just need to encourage the natural impulses of my personality and see where that takes me.

  8. #8
    failed poetry slam career chubber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w4 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILI Te
    Posts
    4,223

    Default

    Eh, well I'm no SP, but I suppose I crave it too, just not all the time. Must be my inferior Se.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    MBTI
    SeNi
    Enneagram
    8+7 sx/sp
    Socionics
    SeTi
    Posts
    940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by badger055 View Post
    I don't know meaning could be a lot of things. Like strategic reasons, exploring reasons, dramatic reasons (4 fix). Basically it just needs to be like a movie. Nobody ever made a movie about just some dudes jumping out of a plane with no plot.
    The plot could come up spontaneously


    Quote Originally Posted by badger055 View Post
    Gah I feel like this is the last thing I need to figure out for my personality. The last piece of the puzzle. If I can figure this out then I can be done with all this personality shit. @valaki help meeee
    Yes? What's the question?

    Btw this was a bit vague to me, what is this last piece of puzzle you're talking about?

    What's your goal with the whole personality shite?


    The only time I see other ISTP 784s are in pop culture. I guess there is a real need to make life like a movie. It's such a strong feeling.

    ronda rousey - fights other people in the ring to get her fix and appears in movies
    dana white (ESTP) - plays ceo and gambles millions at the casino
    james cameron - dives subs to the deepest part of the ocean to explore and actually makes movies
    steve jobs - builds a revolutionary company and actually has a movie made after him

    Maybe I just need to encourage the natural impulses of my personality and see where that takes me.
    Umm you didn't do that until now?

  10. #10
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    576

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by valaki View Post
    The plot could come up spontaneously




    Yes? What's the question?

    Btw this was a bit vague to me, what is this last piece of puzzle you're talking about?

    What's your goal with the whole personality shite?




    Umm you didn't do that until now?
    My brain is wired to do this to everything.



    So I just want to know how everything in my personality works so I can use it properly and this is the last major thing I don't understand. When I try to move forward in life my personality usually throws up all these road blocks like don't do that! and when that happens I have to go figure out what the hell is wrong with me. It's like I already have a preprogrammed path in life and I'm feeling my way around blind trying to figure it out.

    My goal was to use personality typing stuff to get ahead in life and to make sure I don't miss out on my purpose. This was me before trying to figure out my personality without personality typing.



    Umm you didn't do that until now?
    My natural impulses are usually big bet life changing type of things and there are a lot of them. It's hard to know what stuff to listen to but the gut instinct thing has been helping me lately. Just frustrating that no plan I can ever come up with is big enough or exciting enough. Always needs more juice and outrageousness. The stuff I really want to do doesn't even exist in real life.

Similar Threads

  1. Do you ever have an intense craving for nature?
    By SwimmerGal97 in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 09-25-2015, 10:05 AM
  2. Replies: 33
    Last Post: 06-27-2015, 06:04 PM
  3. The Great Smoky Mountains (extremely image-intensive thread)
    By spirilis in forum Home, Garden and Nature
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-19-2008, 10:49 AM
  4. INTENSE Music
    By phoenix13 in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 09-10-2008, 05:17 PM
  5. What excites you? What do you wish people would talk about with you?
    By ladypinkington in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 08-05-2007, 03:58 PM

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