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    Senior Member Lightyear's Avatar
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    Default How do you decide that you like someone on Typology Central?

    I am not talking about feeling attracted to the opposite sex here, just generally what makes you decide that you like a person on this forum, what about their posts makes you interested to find out more about them?

    I have realised that for me it is not related to type at all, I have immediately felt drawn to people with a completely different personality type (like ESTPs and ISTPs) while some INFJs made me think: "What the heck is wrong with you?"

    In general if someone comes across as a sane, decent human being that can articulate his opinions without offending everyone in shouting range I like them. Also not trying to be rebellious and different for the sake of being rebellious and different like some 15-year-old teenager is helpful, I like people who can think for themselves and voice an honest opinon that might not be considered "supercool" by the majority.
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    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
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    good question! (I almost would have put this in the other psychology topics area to get more serious answers if I was you )

    usually it's a combination of factors

    a sense of genuineness is always a good thing- that they really mean to help people out and learn from others and such- I guess I should throw a dose of humility and ability to laugh at yourself in with that

    I usually am not a huge fan of the really flashy posters who seem out to grab attention- that's probably part of my contrary nature though

    naturally, I like almost everyone- the ones that I end up connecting with most here are the ones that I talk to by pm or wall postings though- usually they contact me because I'm an idiot and never contact anyone first on forums (though I do in real life!)
    “The phrase 'Someone ought to do something' was not, by itself, a helpful one. People who used it never added the rider 'and that someone is me'.” - Terry Pratchett
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    Interesting question. It's difficult for me to group people into "likeable" and "not likeable". People just are and I observe them.

    One policy I follow is that first, second, third, whatever impression can be false, there are always some underlying reasons to people's behaviour, so I try not to underestimate people and always give them a chance. People have better days, worse days, they change, so they might give off positive or negative vibes, depending on them and myself. Therefore, in a way, I "like" everybody because I want to see what will happen.

    It's situational for me, something they say initially catches my eye, whether it's something funny, smart, insightful, fitting my mindset at that particular moment. I don't look at type at all. When a particular person catches my eye, I tend to "focus" on them for a while to get some kind of a picture of them, whenever they post in the threads, they just pop up more than others. When I have done that, I move on to somebody else and the previous ones are saved in the "bank". So, when I happen to encounter them again in threads, I immediately get the sense: "Oh, he/she gave me a positive/negative vibe the last time, what will it be this time?". It's like mapping people I observe.

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    Consistency: You say what you mean, and it doesn't change to please your audience.
    Trustworthiness: I trust your motives, the image you portray seems genuine.
    Confidence: You have the guts to say what everyone else is thinking, but do so tactfully.
    Charm: You have life in you and it sparkles throughout your posts.
    Humility: NOT false modesty, but a little is alright if I find you to be truly humble.
    Literacy: Your posts are coherent, intelligent, and show effort.
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    ^ What she said, fo sho!

    'Cause you can't handle me...

    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

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    Habitual Fi LineStepper JocktheMotie's Avatar
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    If I think they're funny and they have some good thoughts, I like them.

    If I think they're not funny and stupid, I don't.

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    I like decency - and friendliness. People who are cooperative and contributing. Not a big fan of off topic posts; too much Ne is a bit annoying IMO
    I have no sense of humour.

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    I guess if they're interesting and we seem to get along rather well. Best I can explain it!

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    For me, the big factor is niceness/politeness. Sure, someone can be nice and funny with ME, but if I check out their earlier posts and they were an obnoxious d-bag to someone else, then I don't like them.

    I also agree with Peguy - chemistry matter a lot.
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    As long as someone doesn't come off completely arrogant in their posts I normally like them. Also if they take the time to acknowledge me, you get a +10.
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