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    It seems as if MBTI is a red pill - once you take it, you see the world differently.

    My own MBTI is...

    In my quest to learn more about the mind, I have come here, to get to know you.
    "Fortune favours the bold."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfa Prime View Post
    It seems as if MBTI is a red pill - once you take it, you see the world differently.

    My own MBTI is...

    In my quest to learn more about the mind, I have come here, to get to know you.
    Hello, Alfa Prime. Welcome to MBTI Central. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about MBTI or general psychology.

    That's interesting, but I think the same is true of a lot of theories/ideas. I always find a new perspective on things from a new idea, or from reading a book. I don't really understand the power of the Matrix "red pill" analogy, probably because I've imagined the world as a computer simulation before, and wasn't all that disturbed by it, as long as the computers don't malfunction. I didn't understand why they needed to be free, if they had the ability to live their lives well enough inside the simulation. That baffled me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    I don't really understand the power of the Matrix "red pill" analogy, probably because I've imagined the world as a computer simulation before, and wasn't all that disturbed by it, as long as the computers don't malfunction.
    It even goes back to the "brain in a box" scenario. How do we really even know what's real, if our brain is locked inside our skull and is simply receiving data feeds from some external reality?

    I didn't understand why they needed to be free, if they had the ability to live their lives well enough inside the simulation. That baffled me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    It even goes back to the "brain in a box" scenario. How do we really even know what's real, if our brain is locked inside our skull and is simply receiving data feeds from some external reality?
    From what I have gathered, "reality" is highly subjective, especially when subtleties are considered. Our perceptions are coloured by the beliefs we hold about ourselves, and the world.
    "Fortune favours the bold."

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    I call INTJ.
    Relationships have normal ebbs and flows. They do not automatically get better and better when the participants learn more and more about each other. Instead, the participants have to work through the tensions of the relationship (the dialectic) while they learn and group themselves and a parties in a relationships. At times the relationships is very open and sharing. Other time, one or both parties to the relationship need their space, or have other concerns, and the relationship is less open. The theory posits that these cycles occur throughout the life of the relationship as the persons try to balance their needs for privacy and open relationship.
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    Hello.

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    I'm new here too! Hi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfa Prime View Post
    From what I have gathered, "reality" is highly subjective, especially when subtleties are considered. Our perceptions are coloured by the beliefs we hold about ourselves, and the world.
    Great, another NTP.

    Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Great, another NTP.

    Welcome!
    Actually, I think any N-type is liable to think of something like that. One of my favorite quotes is, "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." It means our perceptions are inherently filtered by the structure of our senses and mind. So I haven't seen anything to strongly suggest xNTP yet...

    The only letters I've guessed are iN, as I'm pretty sure of the N, not as sure on the I.

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    Welcome!

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