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  1. Jaffa

    The dreaded...... Sleep.

    Yes, the huge wave of stereotypes portray an absolute lack of time discipline, the stereotypes make us out to be 'night owls'. I've also read that the majority of us prefer evenings / nighttimes to persue our intellectual challenges. But what isn't clear, is how many of you suffer from being...
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    How do my fellow INTPS handle arguments?

    Re: How do my fellow INTPS handle arguements? Internet arguments are easy, for me, though real life conflicts are a whole different story. I theorise than INTP's are possibly the most ably-equipped individuals to be internet trolls. 10 years ago, the default mode of disagreements / arguments...
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    Favorite Books

    Recent books that were great reads... Books that shifted me into Ti mode, books that I didn't put down: - The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin (quite possibly my favourite books of all time) - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Black Fleet Trilogy by Joshua Dalzelle - I'm mid way through...
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    INTPs - what are the types of your 5 best friends?

    My imaginary friend was an INTP, but he was a boring 'know-it-all' and didn't get my social queues to shut up.
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    INTP Skype conversations are like cancer. They grow on you but will eventually lead to harm.
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    INTPs and Suicide

    Not necessarily, we don't know if we won't know or feel anything after death. Nobody knows.
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    Is the title: "Addiction" just to be let off easily?

    I was addicted to Tramadol for a while. That was a true, physical addiction. Withdrawal was horrible. Try taking it for a couple of years every day and then stop taking it. Then revisit this thread. There's mental addictions too, a friend of mine was mentally addicted to steroids. There's no...
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    What are lower IQ people better at than high IQ people?

    Lower IQ people know more about celebrities and the latest happenings in the currently popular soap/TV show. Or is that just women? I'm confused.
  9. Jaffa

    The Ricky Gervais Show

    I love Ricky Gervais (his standup is amazing, check his Noahs Ark material) - Karl Pilkington grates on me a little, I loved the original Idiot Abroad series but it all got a bit 'sameish'.
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    What do you think of feminism

    Equality is here, legally speaking. At least so in the UK. But ideals still exist in our culture and society that mean that it still isn't equal. I met a girl recently who is a bit of a closet feminist, I find discussions with her to be invigorating. Why are women almost always expected to...
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    Isn't this the basis of all political interviews?
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    Male INFJs

    I've no idea - in my experience every girl likes something different. You only learn to be a good lover by learning what your partner likes. Some like slow, passionate 'love making'. Others prefer more primal, vigorous 'rough and tumble'. Some like a mixture of both. Maybe I've just got a...
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    New member

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    Interesting things you've been into lately

    Video editing, photography, Thai Boxing, gym/fitness, drugs. All old hobbies that I've since picked up again.
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    Shall I stay alive

    Ask yourself, can things get any worse? If no, then you have something to look forward to I know EXACTLY how you feel, I experienced utter depression not too long ago (though not to the point where I contemplated suicide). That feeling of being alone is a terrible one. Have you considered a...
  16. Jaffa

    Photography Thread

    I run a wedding photography business in the UK - this year I had the pleasure of travelling to Cyprus and Spain for destination weddings as well as visiting some of the premier wedding venues in the UK. Here's a few from this year in no particular order:
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    Does anyone get the feeling that INTPs are failed ENTPs?

    I could beat an ENTP at anything. I await to be challenged.
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    What do think is your greatest flaw?

    Wine. And feeling depressed for 16 hours a day, the other 8 I'm a child whom is high on Serotonin. Also, having a huge pile of unopened mail because it doesn't look important. I'll open it one day.
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    Hey there all

    Welcome to the forum. We aren't an enjoyable bunch by any stretch of the imagination. However, if by enjoyable you mean "a bunch of freaks with little-to-no social skills who are absolutely terrible at almost everything that doesn't involve sitting around in contemplation for extended periods...
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    bronto's floppy ego frustration and neurotic vexation outlet

    This. New signature - thank you.
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    Gentlemen - How is your libido?

    How old are you? You need to push those boundaries, go and watch Sex in the City and then live the evening as a pseudo-extrovert. Ever since I learnt about the MBTI I have tried to lead a more balanced life, to be more carefree when out and in social situations. Alcohol helps. But talking...
  22. Jaffa

    Academia or Creative Media?

    Welcome to the forum. If you're creative then that will lead to artistry. Learn the tools of said genre of artistry and it is simply another vent for your creativity.
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    But you don't HAVE to use Facebook. If you want your privacy to remain intact then just don't use Facebook. I was looking for a new Chess board earlier today and couldn't really find anything. I logged onto Facebook a little later and got an ad for chess boards on Amazon.... and I found a...
  24. Jaffa

    Do you suddenly lose interest?

    Re: Do you suddenly lose intrest? Fe need geek! ;)
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    Gentlemen - How is your libido?

    I couldn't agree with this more. Asexuality is appealing, it would certainly allow for a more balanced life with more time for intellectual pursuits. Damn testosterone getting in the way, we should all become Eunuchs.
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    Distant Worlds: Universe? Possibly the greatest INTP strategy game ever.
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    Hello Fellow INTPs

    Welcome to the forum, I'm also a Daniel..... so you're obviously awesome.
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    Telecommute / Work from Home jobs (organizing my thoughts)

    You could sign up on oDesk and sell your skills that way? It's predominantly filled with people from Asia (India especially) and people seem to be crying out for English speaking professionals like yourself to work for them, if anything it could be a bit of money on the side and could help you...
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    Fresh Noob. Any thread recommendations?

    http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=15432 In the Elysium forum :)
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    Gentlemen - How is your libido?

    Interesting read. But I am sexually attracted to girls from the go, I think this is probably more accurate: ^ It usually is an and/and proposition, but bringing a new girl home doesn't have me thinking "Best get my pants off" as I'm walking through the door, completely opposite to what those...
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    Telecommute / Work from Home jobs (organizing my thoughts)

    SEO is big business, have you considered that as a possibility given your IT background? - the only true way of working from an internet connection is by working for yourself. There's not many (in the UK, at least) jobs where you can truly stay at home and earn a decent amount of money whilst...
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    Do you suddenly lose interest?

    Re: Do you suddenly lose intrest? But that doesn't mean you can stop posting and abandon us.... I often see my friends on Steam playing the same game over and over. Most of my games have less than 20 hours played time as I seem to learn how a game works, get an understanding of the metagame...
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    Fresh Noob. Any thread recommendations?

    .... and you created your whole post in one paragraph. Just saying! Welcome. Plenty of decent threads on here, the 'ask architect' thread is a great place to start :)
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    Gentlemen - How is your libido?

    Just to elaborate on the initial question, it seems like my friends around me want to go out, find a girl and get laid. I'm more interested in the depth of a girl and would probably get more satisfaction out of an evening lost in conversation (if she is interesting) than a night 'in bed'...
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    Gentlemen - How is your libido?

    :mad: EDIT: That's actually my life story :( Welcome to INTP'ness.
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    Do you suddenly lose interest?

    Re: Do you suddenly lose intrest? I’m quite happy that I’ve read this. It started with me when I was 13/14, this incurable boredom that couldn’t be satisfied. I’d be at home, playing on my computer. I’d become quickly bored.... then I’d try to find something to fill that void. So then I’d go...
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    Weird eccentric INTP stuff you do

    Don't want to be here, want to be somewhere else. Get to somewhere else. Don't want to be here, want to be somewhere else. Get to somewhere else. This is ok... No, I don't want to be here, want to be somewhere else. Get to somewhere else. Rinse. Repeat.
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    Gentlemen - How is your libido?

    I don’t know if this is a strange question or not; but how is your libido? I find myself to be completely unprimal, I like sex but can usually think of more constructive things to do with my time – is this just me?
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    What is your dopamine addiction?

    For me I find that it's the irregular things which give me the 'dopamine' feels. Like tidying the house, it doesn't happen very often but when it does I get those feels. The same goes for tidying up my desk, I have a placard saying "A cluttered desk is the sign of genius" but it really isn't as...
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    Can you be happy forever?

    Get a prescription for SSRI's and yes... you can be happy forever.
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    Sensory Deprivation

    It’s a recommended experience. Here’s how it went for me: I arrived at the centre 15 minutes before my session, the place I visited was floatbeyond.com – I sat and had a quick chat with Neil (the owner) about what to expect and I asked about techniques to help me clear my mind. He gave me a...
  42. Jaffa

    Why can't I stop crying?

    Is it a recent thing? Or just, in general?
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    Oh the Joy of being an INTP...

    High school is unfortunately a bad place for introverts (it was in the UK, anyway) – It just isn’t designed with people like you in mind. It gets better as you get older. As you are given more independence you’re ultimately allowed to grow into your introversion properly. At least that’s my...
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    Obsessive Interests...List Yours!

    This is kind of relevant – But with these obsessive interests do you ever become depressed when you can’t get to obsess over them? .. and slightly less relevant; but when you’re starting a new relationship does that new person in your life ever become your new obsession? To the point where...
  45. Jaffa


    He helped to get down to the route of what actually caused the relationship to break down. I had my own problems, of which I didn’t think were a contributing factor but they were. I was open and honest with him and he helped me to see that they played their part in pushing her away. For...
  46. Jaffa

    I just watched an episode of Big Bang theory

    I never got into the Big Bang Theory. On the other hand I absolutely LOVED The IT Crowd. A much better representation of 'nerds'. Just like Sheldon, Maurice Moss (Richard Ayoade) makes that show what it is.
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    It went well. It was pretty much an hour of talking about me, the therapist asked a few questions which helped me to make my own conclusions - he asked questions which I'd never really asked myself and simply allowed me to stumble upon how I really felt. It was a nice experience. He looked ALOT...
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    Thanks for the feedback. All I will say is that I'm also partly to blame as I haven't really paid her much attention over the past 12 months, I've been occupied with 'more important' things (which unfortunately doesn't involve sitting with her in front of the TV watching some romance film)...
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    Where to begin? Last month I found out that my wife had been having an affair. We've been together for 8 years and married for 2. I'm only 28 years old so I don't feel like the rest of my life is ruined but I know that I can't stay with her, contrary to her opinions that we can make it work...
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    Which is better, to live with serious pain or to be dead without pain.

    If the pain means that I can get a prescription for some strong opiates then I guess pain isn't all that bad. I am just reading 'Elantris' by Brandon Sanderson, without spoiling anything there's a race of 'undead' people; people whos bodies have died but they remain animated. Any injury doesn't...
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