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    This door leads to another world, full of mysteries and fascinating sights, unimaginable ideas and interesting thoughts.
    Or maybe it just leads to a dusty backyard.
  1. Not a single answer really made sense for me...but the bird was the worst. I mean, look at it: Starts at blue, then goes yellow, red and finally black. If it is at all possible to make a prediction (and not connected to humidity or temperature or the bird's mood), it obviously reflects progressively longer wavelengths as time passes. When it goes black, it has left the visible spectrum. It will stay black, since any future changes are outside that spectrum. No connection to pessimism.
  2. hm yes, that one is difficult. I selected the same thing, but it does depend on the scenario. The question only really makes sense when there is a conflict, which is rare. Doing what I think is right/acting according to the truth > Blind loyalty because it's expected. But I'm certain that there are situations in which I would lie to protect a friend. Situations in which that would be the absolutely right thing to do, even. That can probably be simplified to "telling the truth" vs "knowing the truth". The value of the former depends a lot on the situation and the listener.
  3. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess: Questions "in regards to human suffering". There is probably an (assumed or real) correlation that goes something like this: People who choose a carnivore and find some trees ugly are better able to distance themselves from the suffering of others, while very empathetic people who always immediately feel others' pain themselves would choose to be a herbivore that doesn't have to kill prey for survival and find every tree beautiful in its own way. Did I spoil it?
  4. I'll just have to point out that it's funny how women get unwanted advances from men much more often and are usually expected to "take it as a compliment" and bear with it and under no circumstances be rude by much the same guys who feel so terribly violated and threatened once a gay guy does it to them.
  5. When picked on by one bully or a small group: Try to stand up to them. Defend yourself. The exact strategy would depend on the circumstances. When almost everyone is involved, on the other hand, change place. Cut your losses and leave. There's no sense in fighting a lost battle. Look for a better environment with better people. I was bullied for a while. The methods used were such that there was really no way to defend myself. And teachers were the opposite of helpful, because instead of helping me, they saw me as the problem. I refused to leave. Leaving would have been giving up, giving in, letting them win, running away, letting them believe that bullying pays off. And yes, in the end, it did stop. I "won". But even then, I didn't belong. Of course not. Everything stays awkward, people don't know how to behave around the former victim, I didn't really want to get close to any of them. It's not a good situation. It is simply not worth it.
  6. When I read for recreation (not for learning), I absorb the contents of a book, enter another world and experience the story. Associations and deductions form by themselves, but are generally left to float free until I have to put the book down for some reason. When I read for recreation and learning, i.e. non-fiction that I read purely out of personal interest, I make these associations more consciously.
  7. Do I have the option to become a cyborg at the end of my biological life? If so, that'd be the logical choice. Live my life happily as a human without having to deal with persecution, and when that body is breaking down, switch to the artificial one and gain another twenty years to explore the new possibilities that offers me. I don't know whether I would still consider myself a human, as I don't know exactly what psychological effects the change would have. I'd probably consider "human" the umbrella term for biologicals as well as cyborgs with human brains and human memories. Or do I have to decide now? (Perhaps the transplantation only works when your brain is still adaptable enough or the extension of my lifespan is 20% of my remaining natural lifespan, so that the advantage gets smaller when I wait until I'm old) In that case, I don't know. Depends very much on the exact variety of cyborg technology that is available. Most even slightly realistic visions of such technology have serious drawbacks as well, so I most probably wouldn't choose to become a cyborg while my biological body still functions as it should.
  8. 138, according to this test. Not too bad, considering it's technically in a foreign language and I ran out of time.
  9. 9/9 That was fun. [HIDE=Technique]I had three different techniques: 1) I immediately saw that the same shape was on opposing sides on one cube and on adjacent sides on another. I tested a third cube to see which was the "standard". 2) Where does the arrow point? If it points to different shapes or once to the tip of the heart and once to the side, it's easy. The same goes for two arrows: do their orientations match or are they opposed? 3) I drew lines and compared those to find the cube that was different. Usually, I started with the arrow or the heart and followed the point once around the cube, also paying attention to the orientation of those two shapes. If the line was present in all four cubes, I compared the left and right sides to find the one that was mirrored.[/HIDE]
  10. This is one of those misconceptions that greatly annoy me. Yes, "acting like a victim" can lead to bullying, but, more often than not, it's not a necessary premise. Instead, the "victim-behavior" develops over time when you are being bullied, and there's not much you can do about it. This is just another way of telling those that are being bullied that it's their own fault.
  11. Exactly. Add to that an unfortunate inability to hold back tears once upset and that was me. I was good enough at ignoring/giving back direct insults to mostly keep direct bullies at a distance. Instead, they decided to treat me like I had the plague. At first, I even enjoyed to chase them - it was like a game of tag. They'd make fun of me, I'd make them run around the schoolyard like the pitiful cowards they were. Thing is, after a time it gets to you when everyone (yes, everyone. The whole class, not just three jerks or so) looks at you as if you are something particularly revolting and even someone who dares speak your name becomes "icky" for a while. They gave me no possibility to hit back, no direct confrontation. Only sneaky stuff behind my back and insidious psychological tricks. Hiding my stuff or putting a wet sponge on my place when I wasn't in the room was the closest it would ever get to a direct attack. Otherwise it was all about treating me like a leper, excluding me from everything and making popularity surveys to show how generally despised I really was. I guess I was lucky in a sense, being an INTJ, as I didn't care as much about popularity and social acceptance as many others...but it was terrible nonetheless and they kept it up for a good two/two-and-a-half years. Turned out most of them only participated out of fear they could be next if they didn't. The other main reason was jealousy. Don't ever listen even a bit to teachers and "experts" saying the following: - You must have given them a reason. - You need to show them you want their friendship and approach them. (Yeah, right. follow them around like a hurt puppy dog, they'll LOVE it) - You need to try to fit in. Do what they want and everything will be ok. (Yeah, right. If you want to be their slave...) - You should find a compromise. (Like a person being robbed making a compromise and only giving away half their money?)
  12. The ESFJ I know is very intelligent. Probably a bit atypical, too (that is, at the first glance), which is why it took me so long to figure out his type, but it's really obvious when looking at the functions. He's the one who got me into pen-and-paper roleplaying (nope, S doesn't mean they're unable to be interested in theoretical non-real-world stuff - it doesn't stand for "shallow", either, by the way), a bit of a geek and great at strategy and board games (play the people, not the game...well, actually both, but he's better than me at the psychological component, and at developing strategies involving other people/groups. Fe is an extroverted judging function, too, just like Te, and it shows). He's one of those types who was bad in school despite the intelligence, mostly for lack of trying/interest. He does also appear emotional/clingy/slightly arrogant (tendency to think he knows others better than they themselves) to me, which is in accordance with the stereotypical faults, but I still value him highly as a person. The lack of T shows mostly in a lack of scepticism whenever emotions are involved - they just override the logic module, no matter how highly developed it is.
  13. The ambiguousness seems to be in whether 30÷2(2+3) equals 30÷(2*(2+3)) or (30÷2)*(2+3). If the outmitted multiplication sign was included, I think most people (save those who are mathematically challenged) would agree to the latter one. Basic left-to-right computation. According to straightforward rule application, 15. According to "what the writer might have meant", possibly 0.6. Might our intuition be leading us on here?
  14. Old soul. Appreciates tradition? :-/ Oh well.
  15. My reading speed seems to be well above average, but I never measured it. It does vary quite a bit, too, depending on material, environment, tiredness and so on. Even under optimal circumstances with easy and captivating material, I think I start out at about average reading speed only to get faster and faster with every page while getting more and more absorbed. When I've reached maximum speed, I don't notice my environment or the process of reading anymore, but just see the story playing out almost like a movie. When I was younger, I sometimes missed details/changed them in my head or even added additional stuff when the suspense made me read faster than I could take in the details. I remember being surprised when I re-read the Lord of the Rings (first time was at 8 years...) and found some scenes strangely different or even missing.