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  1. Monte314
    07-24-2014 06:24 PM
    Monte314 commented on Random Thoughts Thread
    Great video... Thanks!
  2. Palladium
    07-08-2014 12:08 PM
    Palladium commented on Bachelorette's Nick
    Really good points. I agree.
  3. jonnyb
    07-02-2014 05:15 PM
    jonnyb commented on Random Thoughts Thread
    Nice random thought, thanks for sharing.
  4. twin7
    07-02-2014 01:29 PM
    I always confuse myself figuring out what I really think (hangs head, INFJ trait). I know you're thoughtful and brave. Thats enough for me!
  5. twin7
    07-02-2014 12:02 AM
    twin7 commented on What Is Megan Fox's Type?
    I like your quotes, and your threads too!
  6. Suraj
    06-28-2014 08:44 PM
    Yep, sums it up well.
  7. Suraj
    06-28-2014 05:04 PM
    Sounds like you'd definitely enjoy his book, then.
  8. Suraj
    06-28-2014 04:53 PM
    The only evidence we currently have (assuming you're unaware of it) is Dario Nardi's reported work in Neuroscience of Personality. While I take the study overall with a grain of salt, there's plenty of interest in there that can at least give one a start in figuring out each type's variations in engaged cognitive activity.

    As for me, I prefer discussing the functions since doing so invites people to share many personal details about their innermost thoughts and workings. What matters isn't so much that neuroscience can, will or won't validate the framework (though it certainly can), but rather, that the language it provides allows people to define their thought processes in relatively clear and revealing terms, and subsequently share what they find with others to note any interesting differences or similarities.

    In other words, you might say I value introspective reports over the purely scientific: the latter is limited as far as understanding each person on a purely individual basis goes. The former can elucidate the abstract stuff science can only get at the surface at, e.g. wants, dreams, past histories and so on, and hence allow us to connect with one another in deeper, more meaningful ways.
  9. Suraj
    06-28-2014 04:27 PM
    Bisclav's still figuring the system out. Right now, he's mostly deliberating between INTP and INFJ, or at least questioning the legitimacy of separating them on a strictly cognitive basis.
  10. Suraj
    06-27-2014 07:42 PM

    Still unsure of your latter two letters, then?
  11. Dancingqueen
    06-27-2014 01:37 PM
    I haven't looked into frequency but it's enough I suppose that many have noticed it. Your choice of course.
  12. Dancingqueen
    06-27-2014 12:39 PM
    There are quite a few of them, perhaps coral them into their own special area?
  13. Dancingqueen
    06-27-2014 12:26 PM
    You are correct, there is no rule against posting long thoughts in the community threads but a blog seems like a better vehicle for them-common usage wise.
  14. Dancingqueen
    06-26-2014 07:41 PM
    Dancingqueen commented on Random Thoughts Thread
    Have you considered starting a blog for these types of comments?
  15. DragonTigerBoss
    06-25-2014 01:59 AM
    DragonTigerBoss commented on The Vent Thread
  16. elsdfr
    06-22-2014 01:00 PM
    or, or... thanks
  17. Cacao
    06-21-2014 04:19 PM
    Yes. *:O
  18. Doob
    06-20-2014 06:53 AM

    This is also the problem with MBTI theory. It is essentially encouraging discrimination based on 16 personality types. Perhaps the goal shouldn't really be to classify or categorize people but to help people find what they want to do in life and achieve their goals. Maybe it is actually far more simple than we think it is. It's the "N-way" of how we are all alike and so therefore we should find our path or way in life (appreciating the notion of diversity and how each and everyone of us has a specific talent to foster and grow).

    I thought understanding of yourself and others and thus being able to use your specific abilities to grow is what MBTI (and Jung) is about. At least thatís what it was designed for. Unfortunately itís a tool that can be, just like other tools, be used in various ways which includes discrimination etc. and of course there are people who use it that way.

    Do you think we will every reach the point where we (as a species) can accept and appreciate other people for their differences and make it possible for everyone to grow in his/her unique way?

  19. Doob
    06-20-2014 06:51 AM
    As for the ďfeel good mind controlĒ: A situation is 20% what it is and 80% what you make of it. If something bad happens you can either let it ruin your life, let it drag you down, be depressed for the rest of your life or you can make the best of it, learn from it, grow from it. Sometimes the situation was too bad and/or we donít have the ability right now to master the situation on our own and then a good therapist can help us see. This is all possible without lying, twisting facts, etc.

    Even if they were lying I think itís still worth it if the result is that the client/patient can continue with his/her life without being a threat to himself/herself or others although I certainly would prefer it if the therapist would manage without lying which is in my opinion possible.

    Of course that doesnít mean that every counseling psychologist is right and the best thing that ever happened to his/her client or that every professional is right. There are morons among those professionals, there are contradictions, there are instances where they are plain wrong, there are holes in their knowledge, there are things that need to change,Ö but that doesnít mean itís not helpful in a lot of cases. It just means that they are as everyone else human and prone to error and that our understanding of the world and especially of the human mind is not complete.

    Donít get me wrong, I highly value the scientific method and think itís important to objectively prove and establish facts. At the same time Iím quite aware of its limitations especially in regard to the subjectivity of the human experience. We donít have the ability yet to prove and understand everything via the scientific method and while that is still the case there will be pseudoscience. Some of it will be proven right, some of it will be refined, some of it will be proven wrong, but itís still better than doing nothing. After all we are learning from mistakes.
  20. Doob
    06-20-2014 06:50 AM
    Confidence and being comfortable with oneself is huge in attraction. What is the better decision? Being miserable and insecure because of your junk or accept it as it is and make the best of it, being comfortable with yourself? I think the latter is clearly making you more attractive to potential mates. In that sense the psychologist telling his/her client that penis size doesnít matter although wrong if taken literally is helping the client to develop more confidence and helps him to be comfortable with himself thus raising his attraction. He doesnít have to be attractive to every women and men on the planet, he just needs to find at least one person who finds him attractive and who he finds attractive which is by far not impossible. I mean if penis size was the only thing that matters every transsexual man wouldnít be able to find a partner and that is clearly not the case.

    The same goes for the other examples. Also a slim chance doesnít mean no chance and it doesnít mean you shouldnít try. Instead of simply giving up I would ask why are the chances so slim, why is what we are doing in this case not working, what do we have to change, would another approach deliver the desired effects,Ö etc?

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