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    Some people's posts have really had an affect on me and my thinking.

    I learnt a lot about myself from the feedback of members I respect and feel know me. That is what I came for, to learn about myself. And that is what I got.

    Also, I think even more than what others have said in posts affecting me, the questions raised by others have affected me. Forcing me to work through to something coherent to post.

    Like diamonds in shit. It was worth the trouble.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    "The more I do, the more I want to do and the less I do, the less I want to do"
    Hah, I also noticed that comment.

    Yes, things I read and talk about here do have effects on my life. It is not rare that I am able to see a subject from a point of view that I didn't have access to before. I don't remember anything very dramatic now, but if I have an issue in the real world I tend to bring it here in one way or another.

    Besides, this is the most training my personal philosophy gets, because here I am bound to find ideas that I wouldn't normally find, and I can see how well my ideas about the world will hold up.

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    facettes de la petite mor Words of Ivory's Avatar
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    I keep hoping there will be. I won't deny its half the reason that I came here in the first place. But so far... no. I think I'm a point right now where it's hard for anything to profoundly stick in my head and impact me to any great degree. I hate it.


    "Life calls out the meaning of pure jubilance,
    if you'll only take the time to hear it."
    ~ Words of Ivory ~

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    This forum changed my life for the better. I really don't know who I'd be today without having crossed paths with the people I did here.

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    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
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    not so much words as qualities in people themselves, but some of you guys are rather enlightening
    “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

  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    not so much words as qualities in people themselves, but some of you guys are rather enlightening
    I was thinking earlier how sometimes one word can pull the pieces together. There was an old post of Jennifer's where she described the isfp as a bricoleur. That pulled all the pieces together about something I was thinking about in a single move. And it wasn't in a thread I had asked a question, it was a random find in a browse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    The other day a member said to me something about how one line someone else said impacted them profoundly.

    I was thinking this over and realized that (I think it was Gromit?) saying "The more I do, the more I want to do and the less I do, the less I want to do" was just the shot in the arm that I needed this week.

    A few of the statements Udog has made in his blog over the last year have also affected me or sparked my thinking considerably.

    Is there anything someone has said here that has stuck with you or impacted your real life actions? Why do you think it had an impact on you?
    That was me that wrote that! Aw that makes me feel warm inside that something I wrote was what you needed to hear. You have definitely written things that have helped me to see things differently.

    Certainly there have been so many things that people have written on here that have helped me to see things in new ways, to understand myself better, and to better understand my interactions with others in 'real life'. I actually feel kind of in awe of all of the amazing and wise people on this forum a lot of the time.

    It's true.
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    One big influence this place has, it makes this typology theory a lot more tangible. I can see how people of different types act and talk. While I can see their style in real life also, here they are likely to put things more bluntly and talk openly about issues I would not hear from the same type of people in real life (because I don't know people from all types intimately enough).

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    I've had an extended conversation with fidelia that's lasted about a year (!), regarding ESTJs and INFJs. I swear to God, the amount of "thinking out loud" that I've done in that conversation... Without all of that, and without fidelia's anecdotes and insight, I would know nothing about these significant aspects of myself that I only discovered/comprehended after talking with her*.

    *(Though I can't place any particular phrase - it was a gradual process.)
    EJCC: "The Big Questions in my life right now: 1) What am I willing to live with? 2) What do I have to live with? 3) What can I change for the better?"
    Coriolis: "Is that the ESTJ Serenity Prayer?"

    ESTJ - LSE - ESTj (mbti/socionics)
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    want to ask me something? go for it!

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    Obsession. Lethe's Avatar
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    1 ISTP (especially the ISTP), 1 ENTP, 1 ESFJ, 1 INFJ

    While it's not necessary to agree with their opinion, they have continually expressed some of the most insightful, and thoughtful ideas that encouraged a major change in my manner of thinking. (The ISTP's impact has gone as far to even alter RL decisions, indirectly, by being the person they are. It started out with one idea, then another, and finally snow-balling into something that is my own concept. And befriending the INFJ brought upon a greater self-awareness; things I wouldn't have recognized in myself had we not met.) Ultimately, they've all opened a new domain that is waiting to be explore, and sometimes, all it takes is a line or two from them before I get bombarded with so many possibilities at once.

    It's like the instant Ni-rush that keeps on giving. I have never contacted the ISTP, but I may thank them if (s)he happens to stop by TypeC again.

    There are a few people in my life (ISTJ, ENFP, ESTP) that unintentionally created the same effect. Whether it's online, or in real-life, it matters little compared to the strength of their ideas. All of them have helped me to counteract and fortify my weak-spots. If I didn't listen to these people, I'd probably be less understanding of, and unable to effectively interact with individuals who share their mindset.
    "I cannot expect even my own art to provide all of the answers -- only to hope it keeps asking the right questions." -- Grace Hartigan

    Enneagram: Tritype - 1w9, 5 (balanced wings), 2w3; Overall Variant: So/Sx
    SLOAN: rCoa|I|
    Functional Preferences: Ni, Te/Fi, Ti, Se, Fe, Si, Ne

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    Looking into the eyes of a [Ni user] is like peeking through a portal into a parallel universe.

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