Hey all, I just registered and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a pretty typical INTP. First and foremost I consider myself an (analytic) philosopher. Truth is probably the thing I most value. Being a philosopher, though, I realize how elusive it is. With so many of our "obvious" beliefs being problematic, I often get annoyed when the more . . . vocal people claim to "know" even more dubious things. I especially get annoyed with fundamental religious people. How can one claim to know God exists when I don't even "know" if there is an external world, if I am the same "person" now as I was in the past, or hell what knowledge even is?
I don’t want to stir up shit, but there is one thing I have to vent about. That is the attitude that some people seem to have that truth is subjective, and logic doesn’t apply to them. Just because something makes you feel bad, doesn’t mean it’s not true, and just because everyone has a right to their opinion, it doesn’t mean that everyone’s opinion is right. If you say that 2+2=5, or the world is flat you can’t justly criticize me for acting intellectually superior, or being arrogant, or “trying to tell you how to think” when I say you’re wrong. The truth is the truth. I’m either trying to help you out, or have a discussion. Socrates pissed a good many people off, but that wasn't his aim.
Ugh, this turned out more negative than I wanted, but it feels good to get it out. Thanks for listening to my rants.