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About SilasGTBronte

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    A person vicariously finding his path to happiness
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  1. Your post was spot on and funny!

  2. I am 30. I have been meeting people with similar interests through meetup.com. Since I live in the Houston area, I tried to find groups for introverted people or interested in MBTI. I actually found a group for Intuitive people and yesterday I went to the first successful event. It seems that the founder of the group tried to have a meeting back in January, but no one came. I guess because she saw many people joining in the last few weeks she organised another one at a hipster cafe. Although there were only four of us (two INFJs, one ENTP, and myself an INTJ), we had plenty to talk about. I was pleasantly surprised of the fact that I was able to hold a conversation for a long period of time with people I barely met. In most other social events I can barely speak at all because I find most conversations with other people boring. I was able to make friends there and then. I would say cafes are good places to meet new friends, specially if you are an introvert. ---------- Post added 06-29-2014 at 10:02 PM ---------- Wal-Mart friends? o_0 Many years ago I used to live in a boring small town with my mother. Not surprisingly, I rarely went out. My ESFJ mother insisted that I should go out to socialise with other people. I asked her where and she said, "Well, I don't know! Wal-Mart or the other grocery store!" Then I said (sarcastically), "Great idea! I shall have a wonderful intellectual conversation with the lady at the deli department and then have a great adventure at Wal-Mart!"
  3. You are not the only one. I've looked at myself in some photos smiling and I think I look really silly smiling. I sometimes try to do a contemplative and amused light smile. That's as far as I will go.
  4. For the most part I see it as positive, but I am trying to lay down the perfectionism in social situations and leave it for work or strategising.
  5. Meh. It's a mixed bag for me. Many of them are great people to talk to, but from my experience many just talk boring fluff. I really need to find more ENTJs and ENTPs.
  6. I am renting a room from a lady and her two daughters ages 20 and 24. So far we get along well, specially because the daughters spend much of their time outside and the mother is an INFJ. Next year, I do plan to move out and get my own place. I would prefer to live with some roommates (2 or 3 at the most) to communicate with, but I would be quite selective such as no drama, no loud parties, and definitely not in-your-face types. NTs and NFs would be my preference.
  7. Personally, I have been "getting" the hang of some of these social rituals. I used to see small talk as a total waste of time, but now I think of it as an opportunity to find more like-minded people (as if it were a treasure). Now I still just don't talk to strangers or hold a conversation for hours, but I am beginning to see the benefits of it. Just this week I went to a social event that one of my former professors was holding for select current and former students (both graduate and undergraduate). By the end of the event not only did I get compliments about my accent and my weight loss story, but I met a fellow libertarian who believes in Austrian economics and we exchanged info. I do have a mild general anxiety disorder, but under the right circumstances (i.e. good mood) I do light up and enjoy being with other people. I do not have high self-esteem. I've realised that I am not as introverted as I thought.
  8. Same here. I am Mexican, but I've lived in the US since 1996. I do not fit quite well in either Mexican or American culture, but specially Mexican culture. It seems like most Mexicans are extroverted and perceiving-types. They do drive me a bit mad. After more being vegetarian for more than 17 years, my mother still thinks I am not getting enough "meaty" nutrients although I rarely have to see the doctor.
  9. I would not mind being asked that question only IF I knew that person would join me in having a good conversation or at least show a true interest in my activities. Sadly, I've never found this to be the case.
  10. I happen to have both and I like them for different and same reasons. Different because I like cats because they are not clingy and dogs because they can be loyal. Same because I like the fact that as long as you feed them and show up, they are happy to see you. No need to play stupid social nonsense to make them happy, unlike other people.
  11. Is it because we are a rather cynical bunch who actually KNOW the truth?
  12. Somewhat. I rarely talk to my older brother and his family. I don't talk that often with my mother (ESFJ) who wishes I would call more often. I am quite close to my younger sister, however.
  13. I used to enjoy being by myself, but now that I have done some soul-searching I have realised I become truly alive when interacting with others. My only problem is that while I am fully capable of socialising and hold small talk, it alone doesn't satisfy me. I get bored after a while. I very much enjoy good deep conversations with others. However, I just cannot seem to find the right people. I guess it's hard to do so because there are more "sensing" than "intuitive" people.
  14. As a matter of fact I do, but rarely in front of others.
  15. People usually laugh at my dry and sarcastic humour.