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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    I'm going to add to the recent spate of S/N confusion threads and request that you, my sweet, dear readers, tell me whether you think I'm more ISTP or INTP. It's been suggested before on this forum that I kind of seem S-ish, so I thought I'd ask widely.

    Since my last "type me! Please type me!" thread was a bomb (probably because I didn't include any detail and I'm not all that well known 'round these parts), I'm including a list for people to work with. And a poll. 'Cause I love polls. Keep in mind that some of the stuff I'm including will be pretty heavily reliant on stereotypes about the types, but there's really no getting around that using the forum-typing method. So forgive me if some of the things that I say sound stupid; I'm just trying to list anything I can think of to support the functions.

    Anyway, thanks in advance for helping me out.

    - I am quite impulsive and live, to a good degree, in the hear-and-now.

    - I spend most of my day coming up with different scenarios for my future and fantasizing about what it'd be like to be in those scenarios.
    The first of these is applicable to either type. Both ITPs have extroverted percieving, which is present orientated. Introverted percieving, which handles temporal planning, is tertiary in both cases. However INTPs use Si, which tends to be more backward looking, extrapolting from what has happened before to predict the future andd find the safest, most sure path to proceed along.

    What you describe in your second point here is actually an Ni out look, picking out a future possibility that seems favourable, then seeking to make it happen. So this actually points towards ISTP more than INTP.


    - My students have complained about my manner of speaking being too abstract. In fact, a few of them even said that they wished I would put things in more concrete rather than "philosophical" terms.

    - My interests are, and have always been, theoretical and conceptual in nature. That's why I went to grad school in the humanities.

    - I really do spend a good portion of each day thinking about type theories, and have done so for a good two years now (save a couple month period where I was bogged down with work and didn't have time to think about anything that I liked.)
    The important thing to remember is that your drive to take action comes from your extroverted percieving, not your introverted thinking. When you stop reading your books, musing in your thoughts and actually take action, what are you doing? Are looking to experience the world first hand, explore what's out there and just see what things are like for yourself?

    Or are you exploring how the world relates to the abstract ideas that interest you? After you've read about the building of the pyramids of egypt how strong is the urge to go out there and examine them for yourself?To walk around them and live the history? To touch them and feel the connection to the abstract idea of history? That is an Ne attitude. The Se attitude might still want to look at them, but for different reasons. Se might want to see what people can build without the aid of modern equipment, to feel the heat of the desert so you just how hard it would be to work under those conditions. It is interested in the sold aspects of the pyramids existance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentMind View Post
    Next.



    Made me grin.
    Lol, not a good combo .

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    The first of these is applicable to either type. Both ITPs have extroverted percieving, which is present orientated. Introverted percieving, which handles temporal planning, is tertiary in both cases. However INTPs use Si, which tends to be more backward looking, extrapolting from what has happened before to predict the future andd find the safest, most sure path to proceed along.

    What you describe in your second point here is actually an Ni out look, picking out a future possibility that seems favourable, then seeking to make it happen. So this actually points towards ISTP more than INTP.
    Well I don't so much seek to make anything happen as I do pure musing. And I've always related to Si. I'm pretty sure that has to be somewhere in my top four functions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    The important thing to remember is that your drive to take action comes from your extroverted percieving, not your introverted thinking. When you stop reading your books, musing in your thoughts and actually take action, what are you doing? Are looking to experience the world first hand, explore what's out there and just see what things are like for yourself?

    Or are you exploring how the world relates to the abstract ideas that interest you? After you've read about the building of the pyramids of egypt how strong is the urge to go out there and examine them for yourself?To walk around them and live the history? To touch them and feel the connection to the abstract idea of history? That is an Ne attitude. The Se attitude might still want to look at them, but for different reasons. Se might want to see what people can build without the aid of modern equipment, to feel the heat of the desert so you just how hard it would be to work under those conditions. It is interested in the sold aspects of the pyramids existance.
    I can't relate to either in your description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    YOU SPOSE???? k

    godddd I'm tired.



    idk it seems like a lot of people have some popular figure, movie character or whatever that they can relate to. Maybe even a forum member that you relate to?
    Well, if you insist, I suppose that I relate somewhat to these two.

    [YOUTUBE="vBulbr4m9BM"]Zooey Deschanel[/YOUTUBE]

    I have slightly different mannerisms and don't vary my vocal pitch as much as she does, but I talk just like her. Flat, smartass.


    [YOUTUBE="LrYAe7TeIoY"]Kristen Stewart[/YOUTUBE]

    And then 'dis bitch (which was weird because I hadn't really seen anything with her since before the last two days.)

    I have the exact same facial expressions, mannerisms, posture, and tone (and lower jaw.) I talk slightly different from her, though...less rambling and more thoughtful. But I do it in the same way.

    Of course, both of these guys are cooler than I am.
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    Damn. You really don't like being INTP, eh?

    Didn't you try to persuade us you were INTJ before?

    Nope. Sorry. THERE IS NO ESCAPE!!!

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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    Damn. You really don't like being INTP, eh?

    Didn't you try to persuade us you were INTJ before?

    Nope. Sorry. THERE IS NO ESCAPE!!!



    Even you claimed at one point that I could pass for INTJ.

    I WILL OVERCOME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post


    Even you claimed at one point that I could pass for INTJ.
    Yeah but that was before you took the stick out of your butt.

    Talking of which, when did you stop being a mod??


    The "ISTP defense" is just not working for me. All those things also apply or have applied to me at some point.

    INTPs are rebels too! We're just kinda dorky with it.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    Yeah but that was before you took the stick out of your butt.

    Talking of which, when did you stop being a mod??
    Lol, I stopped being a mod when I was voted out for inactivity. I guess they wanted me to work harder. I was a bad employee.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    The "ISTP defense" is just not working for me. All those things also apply or have applied to me at some point.

    INTPs are rebels too! We're just kinda dorky with it.
    Well I would be a little dorky for an ISTP...
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    Hmmmm...I guess INTP is winning. Wir brauchen mehr Stimmen! Mehr!
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    I struggle with the S/N difference too, especially when viewed from the lens of exhibited behavior. But if we're going to go with motivations, language, and such indicators of temperament, I'd say you're an INTP. You prefer the realm of the abstract and theoretical when it come to your thought processes. One thing I've noticed, is that Ti seems to have a much, much more pronounced "presence" in INTPs than in ISTPs. It shapes us. Se does a lot to take over and balance the Ti dominance I think, so ISTPs tend to be more grounded and less spacey. Although like Blackcat said, you could be the PTgatsby kind of ISTP, one that is incredibly cerebral, but also incredibly detail oriented [which you say you really can't relate to].

    For me, the final decisive factor was that I'm just not cool enough to be an ISTP. I don't know you well enough to comment on that part though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I struggle with the S/N difference too, especially when viewed from the lens of exhibited behavior. But if we're going to go with motivations, language, and such indicators of temperament, I'd say you're an INTP. You prefer the realm of the abstract and theoretical when it come to your thought processes. One thing I've noticed, is that Ti seems to have a much, much more pronounced "presence" in INTPs than in ISTPs. It shapes us. Se does a lot to take over and balance the Ti dominance I think, so ISTPs tend to be more grounded and less spacey. Although like Blackcat said, you could be the PTgatsby kind of ISTP, one that is incredibly cerebral, but also incredibly detail oriented [which you say you really can't relate to].

    For me, the final decisive factor was that I'm just not cool enough to be an ISTP. I don't know you well enough to comment on that part though.
    Thanks for weighing in! If the bolded is true, then that's a point in favor of INTP for me as well. Whenever I ask anyone that knows about MBTI (I have a few friends and family members who do) about what I appear to be, the most they can ever say definitively is that I have lots and lots of Ti. I seem to over-rely on it.

    And yeah, I am definitely not "cool" in the ISTP sense of the word. Both INTPs and ISTPs can come off as quiet, aloof, and detached, but somehow they just "vibe" differently, at least from my observation. ISTPs seem to be so effortlessly chill and "badass." I've been told that I give off more of a straight-up nerd impression.

    The only thing is that I've heard that ISTPs can seem a little intense, angry, and edgy underneath their quiet exteriors (sort of like INTJs) while INTPs are more...placid seeming? Or amiably detached? I think I come off more as the angry/intense kind. People always mistake my neutral face for angry and ask me why I'm so pissed and miserable all of the time.

    I guess that means that I come off as a nerd bitch (the term reminds me of Liz Lemon's actual revealed demeanor as a high school kid, haha.)
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