Hello, Ferrus (Isn't that the Latin word for "Iron"?). Welcome to MBTI Central. Another experienced INTP, I see. (It seems to be raining INTPs these days, you know.)
Well... close. Ferrous is Latin for iron. But the extra 'o' seems... graceless.
I'm an INFJ, and my general perception of INTP's is that they are very intelligent and reasonably understanding, but seem to get bored rather quickly, and occasionally go off on unrelated tangents to the discussion. (Which are occasionally amusing, I must admit.)
Absolutely - my conversations on serious matters are very discursive and rambling, though not entirely disconnected. The tangents problem is something I've often crticised over.
I would say that we're probably a little more open to criticism and self-examination than some NF's you've probably dealt with in the past, because otherwise we probably wouldn't frequent an MBTI message board. Also, we've slowly learned that other types don't mean to offend us, and it's our perspective that makes their comments seem insulting.
Ah I see, well it is not so much that NFs are not open to crticism, but rather I find NFs tend to personalise the debates when I prefer debating on a rational level.
Was the book "Paradise Lost" related to the above joke?
It was indeed!
Originally Posted by Sahara
Cool, now you are the noob.
But think about it - I am a noob among posters with 100s of posts instead of 1000s. Big difference.