Hey all, so I'm interested in socionics and mbti as well. I filled out some questionnaires before but I'm going to use a new approach, I'll try to think in my native language (which is not English) and kind of translate from there. See if it turns out differently. (EDIT at the end: Hm, maybe.)
What is beauty? What is love?
Beauty for me is meant in the aesthetic sense.
Love is simply the feeling.
What are your most important values?
I'll pass on this one.
Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
I was brought up in a Christian family and because that was all I saw, I tried to be religious. But I failed at it. I just could never believe. The whole Bible story didn't make sense either. I must be a born materialist. A non-believer at the least. But actually, the way I freed myself from trying to fit into Christianism was by reading up about some more abstract God concepts. I liked that stuff more. Then over time I dropped the whole God idea. I think it's just a finite human concept. The idea of Hell shows that particularly well. It's a total contradiction, claiming God is good and loves us and claiming at the same time that there's a Hell. That was my final argument on the topic.
Still I'm not a true atheist because I have this spiritual feeling sometimes about the world. But this is not when I look around in the world, this feeling only comes if I look "inside". And it's not often that I think/feel this. In general I like stuff along the lines of physicalist pantheism, zen, whatever. Something abstract.
Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
Ultimately I believe in globalization because I like how it offers many more opportunities. Country borders and then wars are kind of incompatible with that. I like to think that we are heading towards this future where those things will be not necessary or at least borders will not be as rigid as now. (Militaries may still be needed though.) Otoh, I'm obviously aware that right now there are many differences between countries including different amounts of power, resources and different languages, cultures. Obviously I don't really want people to give up their languages and cultures but that doesn't exclude full globalization and unity on a level anyway. (I know this is a controversial topic.)
As for power, in my native language we have more than one word for it. -.- E.g. power as force or power as influence or as control over things or having lots of resources. I first think of the "control" meaning including having enough resources for it, then the "force" meaning (physical force). If I had to analyse it, I could best do it inside the framework of evolutionary biology.
What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
Easiest to have long convos about: psychology things in terms of what's inside the mind etc. (not the feely touchy kind of psychology); some sport stuff; certain computery topics;
Interests: the above mentioned ones and then some sciencey topics; some literature/art (well I'm rather passive in arts right now but I'm sometimes very into it); my collections of certain objects; some economy/politics; etc..... I can't bother to try and make a longer list :P But I'm usually into one thing the most at a time with heavy focus on it. Later I will still be interested but with less intense focus.
Why these interests? Uh, I like to think that researching stuff about how the mind works is enchanting and touches on some special affinity/ability I may have for the topic (or not but this is what I like to feel). As for favourite sport, again it's favourite because I feel like it was "made" for me. Science: it fits my thinking on some level so it feels really "tasty". Collections: like the looks of the things (aesthetically), and/or status related.
Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
No special interest in it as a conversation topic except if it's about how physiology works. That's a fascinating topic especially in the context of sport and improvement but biology is great in general as well. Otoh, people who overworry about health and talk about it in this way are a bit annoying or just boring.
By default I'm not at all focused on my body. I focus outside or if I focus inside then I will be thinking about whatever, not about my body.
I do take care of my body, that's needed for my goals and it's needed to look good too. Still, I spend little time on taking care of these issues, I sort the issues efficiently, not overdoing it, can't bother to waste the time on it.
In sport, I do sometimes get focus on my body, that's basically needed to know how much energy I can put into it, how much of it is to be reserved etc. Focus on the body also comes on when I need to avoid injury so that I can keep working on my sport goals.
What do you think of daily chores?
No, I don't care for them I sort some of them alright, some I usually put off.
Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
Oh a lot of books and films are cool.
Will really just mention what first comes to mind, there's so much more.
Book: 1984, Demian
(Writer: well, from Kundera to Crichton... )
Film: American Beauty, Inception
What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
Cry: Usually frustration.
Smile: Jokes??? Oh and cute kittens.
Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
Always at one with the world
As for sense of belonging: by default I'm just where I am, I think that's enough for me. If you mean belonging to a group then nowhere.
What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
Weaknesses: I don't know and I don't think about myself in this sense. I can tell about people's criticisms though of course: usually it goes along the lines of having a too tough style, being argumentative, nitpicking, overanalysing/too many questions, being thoughtless/inconsiderate.
Also mentioned by two people who got slightly closer to me: 1) I have walls around me (not letting others get close) 2) not showing my inside thoughts, thus appearing shallower than I am (basically he said he was positively surprised about me having "depth" when I showed some blog of mine to him - this made no sense because we already talked a lot before that about non-trivial things, maybe he meant some "soul" related things, not that my blog had much of that either).
What I dislike about myself: I usually don't think about that either and there's not much I dislike... I do dislike it sometimes if I feel socially awkward (imaginary or real, it seems more imaginary than real) and sometimes temporary inability to make jokes
What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
Strengths that others mentioned: confidence, intelligence, perseverance, adroitness, being fast, can achieve what I set my mind to
I like those things about myself, and more: my enthusiasm, my focus, my openness (in a specific sense, it's about how I'm willing to look at everything), my way of thinking/looking at the world
...OK looking at previous two questions and comparing the amount of items in the answers: I must be a narcissist
In what areas of your life would you like help?
Help with social things. Like, help and draw me in. Something like that. I don't have very specific notions on this.
Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
I never felt that way before but lately this year I started feeling so.
And I usually don't say this sort of thing but this is the exception: I don't want to go into details about the causes.
I can describe my reaction though, well not a very productive reaction though I'm trying. I'm basically trying to set a direction in my life and sort the issues. I guess it really kept piling on me until now, and I'm ok with the idea of confronting and solving it but the problem is that I don't know how to sort it. The only ideas are to do with distraction, that is, just get into a project to work on or something.
And how that reaction has manifested so far: I'm usually of a pretty calm even state emotionally. Meaning emotionally detached I suppose. This is just my default, feels normal and good. So I've never been depressed and I don't think I am now, I can't let myself lose interest in the world, in life, so that part is OK. Otoh, I can find myself wallowing in strong feelings of sadness at times. That's not so bad, it's even nice to feel something strongly sometimes. So the only thing that'd really worry me is if I were to lose my looking ahead to the future. Distant future perhaps but future. I've always had this readiness of looking forward to the future knowing I will find my way around to my goals. But I had a few moments in the last few weeks when I didn't feel this. That's not good so basically I should find my way out of this rut. No this is not a call for help And it's not all hopeless, I already got through a lot of really really shitty turmoil in the last 2 years but I am past that. I have control over that part. I just somehow have to find what way to go on.
What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
Good question. I'm not that choosy. So, types: skip. -.-
OK, what I do particularly dislike: being ignored, being made fun of, being criticized in a social way in public. And in a relationship if the partner is too cold emotionally and/or not opening up to me.
How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
Romance, sex, fine.
Let me skip the other question. I realised recently that I don't actually know.
If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
Early development, giving opportunities, emotional connection, etc etc
A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
I'll tell them what I think, I'm actually too willing to hotly argue about it. It's all an outward reaction, I don't really go inside then except for a few seconds here and there when I need to build expression of some logical constructions for the reasoning.
Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
I like to do things that matter for people, that have an impact in society.
People as a whole = People.
As for society's problems, we will have to sort the issue of having enough resources for the world's people. The rest is pretty subjective (well, simplifying).
How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
I do know there's one thing I choose by and that is if I can talk to them about deeper things.
I'm just myself around them.
How do you behave around strangers?
I can be pretty reserved but can also take initiative. In general I'm interested in/open to people, if I'm being reserved/cold, it doesn't mean I'm not interested, it could be just my mood or just me being busy with something, or just feeling outside a group.