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View Poll Results: Why aren't there more typology related discussions on this forum?

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  • Too many circular discussions - been there, done that

    27 45.00%
  • Because x, y, or z person is so set in their views there is no point

    8 13.33%
  • I'm afraid I'll be criticized for contributing or asking a question

    11 18.33%
  • I'm really here for the intellectual stimulation, not Typology

    21 35.00%
  • This is a great little community - that's why I'm here

    30 50.00%
  • Better no typology at all than folk typology!

    7 11.67%
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    This is not a Typology Forum

    I've been here about six months. During that time, there are a couple things that seem noticeable:
    - A gradual reduction in actual discussions about Typology
    - An increasing number of members that change their listed type to something nonsensical

    So, I am wondering why this is.

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    I've noticed that too. I feel a little bit sad about it. I think it may be a combination of factors:

    - many typology discussions are cyclical and so some older members may feel they've been there and done that.
    - some newer members feel less confident in what they know about typology and so either are just reading or avoid starting discussions.
    - some people have very strong opinions about typology that are never going to change and usually create some fireworks.

    I've wondered though if it's just me or if there's a trend towards less serious discussion generally...

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    What are you talking about?.. ESPN..It's American for sports!!!
    It is not nonsensical.

    Seriously though.. I see your point, but it's more a discussion board populated by amateur enthusiasts of Psychology and more so, a certain theory or concept of psychology.

    I am just wondering if everyone at your work or school only ever discusses Work or school?

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    I guess because it gets boring to veterans after a while, if it's the same questions being posed over and over and in different ways

    I dunno, there's only so many times you can go back and forth about what "Se" is, or something


    Frankily, it seems that typology's pretty much just the thing that we're all halfway interested in enough to spur some communal tangential discussions about lots of other subjects, maybe relating them back to typology systems every once in a while.

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    Because people come here to hang out. This is actually a pretty neat social networking place...

    I still think and talk about Typology, but I do other things too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    An increasing number of members that change their listed type to something nonsensical .
    If you can explain what is sensical about being wanting to be pigeon-holed.

    So, I am wondering why this is.
    Deep down, they really want to be pigeon-holed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    If you can explain what is sensical about being wanting to be pigeon-holed.



    Deep down, they really want to be pigeon-holed.
    Really, not having a real type in the profile is the most confusing thing. It seems - I don't know - lacking in courage. Even if you change it - who cares. At least you have the guts to put it out there.

    If somebody is worried about being pigeon-holed then why are they on forum that's supposed to be about Typology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Really, not having a real type in the profile is the most confusing thing. It seems - I don't know - lacking in courage. Even if you change it - who cares. At least you have the guts to put it out there.
    Just for fun, I try reading the poster and formulating an opinion. FWIW, 80% of the posters here have mistyped themselves - not as what they are, but what they'd like to be. It's interesting to watch - the characters that do not give out type have probably twigged this at some level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
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    - An increasing number of members that change their listed type to something nonsensical

    So, I am wondering why this is.
    I have noticed a lot of friction between some members disputing other members types, there has been a fair bit of posting about this. It is possible that people wish to obscure their type so as not to be challenged, amoungst other reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    It seems - I don't know - lacking in courage. Even if you change it - who cares. At least you have the guts to put it out there.
    And if people don't post it- who cares. The blade cuts both ways.
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