- User Lists
Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 20 of 32
09-08-2013 12:04 PMRift ZoneI'm not offended at all by your forum friend preference. I was merely being true to my approach. I appreciate your approach and I fully expect you to be true to it. Indeed, it has been a pleasure. Looking forward to seeing you around.
09-08-2013 08:16 AMRift Zone"Forever alone dilemma" lol Well put. I kinda envy you. I'm complete but not necessarily fulfilled. It seems you have access to fulfillment on your own accord whereas I'm gonna need some company for that. Here's to us both having some luck in all of our life's goals! =)
As you pointed out, "forum friendship" isn't exceptionally meaningful. I suppose it would be appropriate to reserve that designation for actual friends who are also on the forum. For me, reading it as a sign of appreciation and respect is just as appropriate. As far as befriending them all goes, it's not necessarily a goal of mine but that's essentially what I'm doing. Typically when "hey, you're pretty cool" crosses my mind, so does befriending them.
09-08-2013 07:00 AMRift ZoneWell, I guess I can't argue with that too much. In fact, I have to agree, but I figured out why I'm not worried about some chick, whether I like her a lot or not... It's not rejection on an individual basis I fear, it's never finding mutual affinity that I fear.
Meaningless to you, perhaps.
09-07-2013 09:53 AMRift ZoneI suppose lacking confidence to attract the type of woman I'd prefer would bring us back to fear of rejection... Perhaps. The thing is, I've grown accustomed to not being the desirable one and it doesn't stop me from trying anyway -fully expecting to get nowhere. So, I'm not really sure what to make of that. On some level, I think it's related to having confidence in myself. I typically accomplish what I set out to accomplish but this is one realm where it's not just on me; the other party is a pertinent factor I have no control over. Perhaps that's why my psyche engages it differently.
"Forum friends" really don't amount to much. I send out friend requests because I value the way the individual thinks and/or appreciate my interaction with them. It's a simple sign of respect, that's all.
09-06-2013 11:22 PMRift ZoneAnxiety wouldn't be the term I'd use. It's not that either. I'm not any less confident in myself not matter who I share company with. Perhaps I'm not confident in my capacity to attract the type of woman I would prefer to have... Not pretty enough, too geeky, whatever. I'm pretty happy with my being, little things like not being a pretty boy is far overshadowed by my strengths. The more I think about it, the more I think I do have a pedestal thing going on. Hmm... Maybe it's lessons I learned back in school that I carry with me: skinny white-boy geek raised on the wrong side of the tracks typically was the least desirable option in my hood; I wonder if a combination of partial acceptance along with trying to transcend it plays a part. Now you got me interested... =) I wonder what that's really about.
09-06-2013 05:27 PMRift ZoneActually, no. Not worried about rejection at all. Long since got over that. Not sure what's going on there. Perhaps I wrapp myself up in what I want to be more than just existing in the moment. Not sure... It's not rejection though, I'm pretty solid emotionally; I'm beneath no one. Someone I'm fond of will figure that out some day.
09-06-2013 12:08 PMRift ZonePerhaps... I'm not exactly young. Nor do I think of myself as immature. Interacting with females is not my issue... It's interacting with the one's I'm really attracted to that seems to affect my psyche a bit. Perhaps it is immaturity. =)
09-06-2013 05:20 AMRift ZoneYa... I probably do. It's not bad though. If I do it at all, the pedestal is only tall enough to raise their average height to match ours. I think it more represents the one area of social interaction I haven't mastered. PUA probably isn't in my cards.
09-04-2013 08:21 PMINTJMan348I know. I'm almost 23 years old. Could just be my Fi manifesting early, who knows. But, as a kid, I was pretty strong Fi. Thing is, I'm not too attached to people or their feelings to be INFP. So, MBTI I'm an xNTJ, cognitive functions, INFP. I'll go with that. Still inconclusive but eh.
08-26-2013 08:42 PMMonte314"Someone such as" me? You think this is something I "thought about", and "decided" to believe, don't you? That would be a thin faith, indeed! And "driven"? Only in the sense that one is "driven" by the plain facts of straightforward experience.
God took the initiative and invaded my space when I wasn't looking for Him, and in a way that could not be ignored, denied, or explained away.
His palpable presence is a constant element in my life. In the same way that you do not sense Him at all, I see, feel, and hear Him everywhere, and always. In fact, some of the communication is verbal, in the sense that words are exchanged.
Not surprisingly, I don't need a whole lot of additional evidence to be convinced of His existence, since to me it is a fact of experience. There is no way that I could *not* believe in Him; I might just as well deny the existence of my own body.
The simple fact is, no one of sound mind feels the need to collect "evidence" in support of the bald facts of experience; they are what they are. I experience my faith as *certainty*, and that of a dynamic sort. There is no wishing or hoping about it; I am living it right now.
Of course, none of this can mean anything to you, since much of it (though in some very remarkable instances, not all) is subjective. If it was a matter of reasoning through the evidence, then knowledge of Him would be limited by intellect; if a matter of the senses, it would be limited by the faculties of sight, hearing, and the like. No, it requires nothing more than what even the most limited have: a scrap of faith; and even that is His gift.
I concede it is a rudimentary analysis, nothing especially formal, but evidently certain cultures with predominant racial traits tend to exhibit particular personalities. I'm just interested as to whether anything interesting arises though to be honest, insofar, most of the results have been marginal scattershot.
Keirsey's great for an intro understanding. I found dealing with Jung's actual works confusing simply because of how modified his original language and concepts have become in today's understandings. You won't see many people around these days discussing Jung's original cog. functionology in its purest form, least of all on these forums.
Myers is good to start with, but perhaps too simple. I started with her, but came out of Gifts Differing with a lot more questions than answers. (e.g., "So how are introversion and intuition different, again?")
The nice thing about Keirsey (other than his noting Jung/Myers' models' limitations right at the outset of Please Understand Me II ) is that he spends much more time discussing type/temperament dynamics, rather than disagreeing on how to interpret cog. functions or whether the dichotomies perspective isn't too much a simplification of type. Keirsey's system is behavioral psychology at the core, but it's also a neat foray into linguistics, history, and sociology. Lots of different angles for newer people to look in from.
- About PTD
- MBTI Type
- Global 5/SLOAN
- Astrology Sign
- Personal DNA
- Reserved Inventor
- Brain Dominance