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Hilarious! :D

Things like that gave me an aversion against repression of any kind. I bet I'm not alone here.
 

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I often use the phrase 'cognitive dissonance' inappropriately in class discussions and then give uncontrollable expressions of my amusement.
 

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You were saying? You're a teacher, right? I hope you don't mean an English teacher.

Also, I left one "Google" uncapitalized.
Trust me, that was done on purpose. I brought your own words against you, red-marking your error! W00t!
The only errors in Seducer's post were nonstandard capitalization and ONE missing comma. Many people on this forum have intentionally forsaken standard capitalization.

And that period you added really should not be there. GRAMMAR NAZI FAIL.
 
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The only errors in Seducer's post were nonstandard capitalization and ONE missing comma. Many people on this forum have intentionally forsaken standard capitalization.

And that period you added really should not be there. GRAMMAR NAZI FAIL.
Your really loosing game Jesin like, this. Because, times, need logic structure, of, coherence to foundation, to establish understanding as we, do.
 

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FALSE DILEMMA! IT'S A SPECTRUM! :p
 
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I have noticed that NT types have a blunt,objective, often brutally honest sense of humor that often gets us in trouble. Does anyone have any stories to relate to this?

I'll start. About 2 years ago My husband cut his hand on our table saw while my children and I were at church. We come home and I notice a message written in sharpie marker on the dining room mirror. It said "cut hand have to go to hospital." I read it and thought "funny, funny Brian" and dismissed it thinking he was just joking again. Well I then go into the kitchen to fix lunch and I notice large drops of blood on the floor. These drops had the "coffee stain" effect to them because of the way the blood was clotting in each drop. This usually happens in traumatic injuries. Well when I saw this I thought "perhaps he did cut his hand" so I follow the drops of blood into the garage where the table saw was. I looked on the table saw and saw blood, then I noticed it on the wall and even on the ceiling so I thought "perhaps I ought to call him", so I get my phone. Before I can dial out, the phone rings and it is Brian. I can tell by the tone of his voice that he is okay, so I decide to cheer him up with a joke. Now here is where I get in trouble. My joke is "It's great that you got to the hospital by yourself But, Brian, you got blood on the carpet". That's when I heard him inhale deeply and in an instant I knew where he was and what he was about to do. You see the "E" in his ENTP personality makes him want to play to a large audience, the larger the better. He inhailed so that he could project his voice to as large an audience as possible when he gave his reply to my joke (being that he was calling me at the nurses station because cell phones are not allowed in the ER, this audience was quite large). He then said, loudly, "Well I'm sorry honey. The next time I cut my hand on the table saw I promise I won't get blood on your carpet." Touchet, I had been gotten. I then had to spend the next 3 hours in the ER with a bounch of people who thought I was the worst insensitive bitch the world had ever known. And naturally, (and much to his enjoyment), he played into this for as long as he could get away with it. It was pretty funny.
This is what happens when two people have a strange sense of humor that very few people understand.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Your husband (and you!) are awesome!!!!!

Oh, in response to your question, I get in trouble too sometimes.
 

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Well lets hear it. :D
You asked for it.
"It is common knowledge that the kinder sex, while quite naturally gentle and well-meaning, is incapable of higher-level, abstract reasoning, such as that required in mathematics. It is also well-known that Asians have uncanny aptitude in this same field of intellect. However, the case of an Asian female becomes puzzling. It is clearly logically impossible for one to be a mathematical prodigy, while also being incapable of holding the same intellectual power. Wherein does the flaw in our reasoning lie? What error has generated this paradox? We conclude that this inconsistency must derive from our assumption that Asian females in fact exist. Once we free ourselves of this erroneous assumption, the inconsistency disappears. This has the added benefit of clearing up the mystery of why all Asians look the same. Without a female counterpart to further sexual reproduction, the Asian race has clearly developed some kind of asexual cloning process. As a result, each Asian has the same DNA, and therefore looks identical to the others of his race."

However, when I tell this in real life, it becomes obvious that it's a joke and it takes on a slightly ironic tone.
 
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I have the same problem, i get in trouble a lot because of my humor

Once when i was in 3rd grade, a friend of mine tripped down 14 stairs and landed in a bush. By the time he got to the bottom he had kicked himself in the face twice and had a broken nose and a concussion. I was at the top laughing my ass of while seven teachers moved him into the shade and called 911. And guess what happened to me, a week of suspension. When i found that i was suspended i laughed even harder, so they gave me another week for "interrupting class" or so they say
 

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I have the same problem, i get in trouble a lot because of my humor

Once when i was in 3rd grade, a friend of mine tripped down 14 stairs and landed in a bush. By the time he got to the bottom he had kicked himself in the face twice and had a broken nose and a concussion. I was at the top laughing my ass of while seven teachers moved him into the shade and called 911. And guess what happened to me, a week of suspension. When i found that i was suspended i laughed even harder, so they gave me another week for "interrupting class" or so they say
Yup, sounds like something I'd laugh at. In fact, I was usually the one who was being laughed at for that sort of thing. I would sometimes stumble and either miraculously balance back out after some pretty dramatic flailing, or I would fall flat on my face, but spring up immediately, as if nothing happened. My friends loved laughing at my misery. I just learned to laugh along.
 

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A true INTP would also laugh after falling him/herself. The ability to detach from one's own injuries and laugh at the absurdity of the fall is very INTP-like.
Totally. Any major mishap that happens to me tends to make me laugh. The more absurdly horrible the "better". Mel Brooks said that tragedy is me getting a paper cut and comedy was you falling down an open manhole. For me, it's still comedy when I fall down the manhole.
 
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The only time it's not funny to me is when it's caused by someone else. Like, if someone pushed me down that manhole, I would be pissed at them and I wouldn't be laughing. But when it's my own carelessness I just laugh at myself.
 
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Yup, sounds like something I'd laugh at. In fact, I was usually the one who was being laughed at for that sort of thing. I would sometimes stumble and either miraculously balance back out after some pretty dramatic flailing, or I would fall flat on my face, but spring up immediately, as if nothing happened. My friends loved laughing at my misery. I just learned to laugh along.
just thinking about i can't help but giggle, how the hell do you kick yourself in the face twice falling down the stairs.

I'm the same way i get laughed at all the time, but the thing that really makes others laugh is that i laugh just as much. Like if i tripped and fell over a desk and broke the desk, most would be embarrassed, I'd be laughing, probably harder than anyone else to.
 
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You asked for it.
"It is common knowledge that the kinder sex, while quite naturally gentle and well-meaning, is incapable of higher-level, abstract reasoning, such as that required in mathematics. It is also well-known that Asians have uncanny aptitude in this same field of intellect. However, the case of an Asian female becomes puzzling. It is clearly logically impossible for one to be a mathematical prodigy, while also being incapable of holding the same intellectual power. Wherein does the flaw in our reasoning lie? What error has generated this paradox? We conclude that this inconsistency must derive from our assumption that Asian females in fact exist. Once we free ourselves of this erroneous assumption, the inconsistency disappears. This has the added benefit of clearing up the mystery of why all Asians look the same. Without a female counterpart to further sexual reproduction, the Asian race has clearly developed some kind of asexual cloning process. As a result, each Asian has the same DNA, and therefore looks identical to the others of his race."

However, when I tell this in real life, it becomes obvious that it's a joke and it takes on a slightly ironic tone.

This reminds me of a proof an ex (before we started dating) gave me as to why I don't exist. Except it was that cute girls aren't supposed to be able to do mathematics, and mathematicians aren't supposed to be cute (apparently I am cute). He resolved it by 'proving' it within error (he was a scientist, not a mathematician) and stating that I was the one exceptional case, instead of making me be ugly ;)
 

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This reminds me of a proof an ex (before we started dating) gave me as to why I don't exist. Except it was that cute girls aren't supposed to be able to do mathematics, and mathematicians aren't supposed to be cute (apparently I am cute). He resolved it by 'proving' it within error (he was a scientist, not a mathematician) and stating that I was the one exceptional case, instead of making me be ugly ;)
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Then let's burn this place!
 

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just thinking about i can't help but giggle, how the hell do you kick yourself in the face twice falling down the stairs.

I'm the same way i get laughed at all the time, but the thing that really makes others laugh is that i laugh just as much. Like if i tripped and fell over a desk and broke the desk, most would be embarrassed, I'd be laughing, probably harder than anyone else to.
Now that I think about it, there was one time when I was a kid that I was watching some movie with my brothers. Some character went into cardiac arrest, so the doctors got out the defibrillators. I didn't understand the situation (person going into cardiac arrest and dying), but I thought it was funny how the person's body was flopping around, so I laughed. My brothers looked at me and said "That person's dying, and you're laughing?! You think that's FUNNY?!"
 
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Now that I think about it, there was one time when I was a kid that I was watching some movie with my brothers. Some character went into cardiac arrest, so the doctors got out the defibrillators. I didn't understand the situation (person going into cardiac arrest and dying), but I thought it was funny how the person's body was flopping around, so I laughed. My brothers looked at me and said "That person's dying, and you're laughing?! You think that's FUNNY?!"
I would have laughed to, but only because I know that it wasn't real. Tht changes the whole situation, is it or isn't it real.
 

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whenever i say something funny to my friends, i usually think about it later, and laugh as though someone else had told the joke.

and when i was in 4th grade we were learning about the holocaust, and our teacher was teaching us about the train cars that the jews would ride in, and one kid blurts out: "did the nazi's run over the jews with those trains?" and i just burst into laughter at the thought. of course no one else was laughing, and i'm pretty sure that my teacher contacted my parents.
 
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I don't think i would of "cracked up" at that, but it sure as hell would have made me chuckle.

Has anybody been in a situation were they try to say something very serous but it turns out to be the funniest thing that anybody has ever heard? I know that that happens to me a lot.
 

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I can't say I've actually gotten in trouble for my humor recently; I learned to shut up at an early age.

The first time I got the message that my humor wasn't funny to everyone else was from my mom. I was three, and our neighbor was pregnant. She came over and my mom wanted to show me what "pregnant" was. So she said: "See how she's fat like that? She's got a baby in her...blah blah blah." I stopped listening after the word "fat." My mom was a big woman then. (she had a gastric bypass in 1999) Being fat is nothing new in my mom's family, and to this day I don't see it to be an insult. I found her calling someone fat very funny and promptly blurted out "You're fat too, Mom!" Then my neighbor left and my mom was on the verge of crying. I had no idea why, because she WAS fat. :D Who knew that stating the obvious could be so hurtful? With my luck, everyone but me. :eek:

Another time was a few weeks ago when I went on a birthday trip with my sister, friend and cousin to the Olympic rainforest. We got a suite for the four of us to stay in and our room had a ground-level deck. My cousin, friend and I were sitting out on that deck on the first night and an older woman in the room above us came out to smoke. I heard her go back in and immediately come out again nearly shouting the words "That girl will never learn!" After hearing ten minutes of why this "girl" wasn't good enough for her young illegitimate daughter and other loud details of this woman's life, my cousin (another INTP) and I started making farting noises, loudly excusing ourselves and giggling intensely about it. Those got progressively louder until she stomped inside. She came out again the next morning, and we all sang Kumbaya (however that's spelled). We never got a complaint, but my sister got a particularly evil look from the woman.

Yeah. That's all. Whee! I found a lot of the other stories on this thread hilarious and felt I should add my own.
 

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Has anybody been in a situation were they try to say something very serous but it turns out to be the funniest thing that anybody has ever heard? I know that that happens to me a lot.
That does happen to me a lot! One situation is sometimes when I am teaching and I forget that the students are 'normal' people and I forget to turn on the 'cool' me :). So I am being myself and they think it's pretty funny. I remember being laughed at for calling a function pretty, or saying that certain operations are illegal, and another time because I said e was magical. All those things are just the way I talk.

Conversely, sometimes I take my humour out into the real world and then I just get...absolutely nothing, even after the MOST clever joke!! It's as if I never said anything at all...I wonder what the other person is thinking...?


@jiarem: nice comic, did you draw that? That's funny, it reminds me of my daydreams and how I start thinking about one thing and then the daydream takes on a mind of its own and then an hour later I realize an hour has passed!
 

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Dude, xkcd. Learn it. Love it.
 
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That does happen to me a lot! One situation is sometimes when I am teaching and I forget that the students are 'normal' people and I forget to turn on the 'cool' me :). So I am being myself and they think it's pretty funny. I remember being laughed at for calling a function pretty, or saying that certain operations are illegal, and another time because I said e was magical. All those things are just the way I talk.

Conversely, sometimes I take my humour out into the real world and then I just get...absolutely nothing, even after the MOST clever joke!! It's as if I never said anything at all...I wonder what the other person is thinking...?


@jiarem: nice comic, did you draw that? That's funny, it reminds me of my daydreams and how I start thinking about one thing and then the daydream takes on a mind of its own and then an hour later I realize an hour has passed!
Yea sometimes ill try to be serious and ill turn out hilarous and when i try to be funny im not, i just dont get it
 

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The one about small talk, calculating path efficiency, collecting double takes, crypto nerds (ouch!), and a lot of the math puns ("Is this paper just a giant build-up to a pun about imaginary friends?") are some of my favorites. Also, I thought I was the only person who walked funny on tiled floors.
 

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Yea... I love that one comic, Cobra. I remember being showed that equation back in high school - my reaction was something like; "I don't have ANY freaking idea how to go about showing it, but there's no way in hell that's true."
 

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One of my faves (the story of my life):

OMG that's my favourite equation ever! (yeah I just said OMG).

Thanks (upside down A) for the link, that's so funny, the heart one is a bit sad (and true:o).
 
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Wow. I live for my INTP friends' humor. seriously. it's great. then again, I'm an INTJ chick...?
 

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It probably was like that in the 70's (I was born in '74) but not anymore for the most part. Houston is actually an extremely international city in many parts. It's an interesting mix of all sorts of things. Although the part of the city Urban Cowboy was filmed in might still be a little like that, but I don't get over that way often.

Other parts of Texas on the other hand......
lol, I live in the country, no I'm not a total red-neck I used to live in San-antonio, I think the stereotipic "every Texan is in a saloon or riding into the distance on a horse type thing is pretty funny.

Responding to the thread topic, yeah I've gotten into some trouble with some honest dry- humor, unfortunately almost everyone I know is a feeler (maybe 2-3 thinkers in my family) so it's usually not taken very well.
 

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- Mommy, can I have a cookie?
- Sure thing honey. They are in a jar on the top-shelf. Have as many as you want.
- But I don't have any arms...
- No arms, no cookie.


My standing favourite.
 

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- Mommy, can I have a cookie?
- Sure thing honey. They are in a jar on the top-shelf. Have as many as you want.
- But I don't have any arms...
- No arms, no cookie.


My standing favourite.
But you don't have any legs...
 
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The proportion of INTPs is higher amongst men than women. That made me think whether I have encountered any INTP woman in my life. I think not. INTPs are known as chameleon and tend to blend in to the local environment so maybe they are just hiding.

I found some INTP women on Youtube. I also found an example of great female INTP humor. Rubber duck earrings: who could possibly come up with something like that?!?

(First 15 seconds in the video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_VhL14Z-3Q
 

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Best way of making myself laugh (and cry), is to go through a music video in my mind, e.g. the music video to Sting's 'Fields of Gold', and replace the artist with someone I personally know and also who can't sing for shit. I mostly do it when I can hear the radio playing at work.
 
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It's a thing now, it's a new midyum. It's what I've done on 7, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


wait, ~15 medyums. It's fucking funny though, with that I do agree. Fucky funny fuck fuck shit like antithetical paradoxical pseudo not pseudo humor
 

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I found some INTP women on Youtube. I also found an example of great female INTP humor. Rubber duck earrings: who could possibly come up with something like that?!?
...Now I want some.

(Rubber chicken earrings might be a bit too much, but a rubber chicken makes a great choker.)
 

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Erm...now I would never admit to this outside of the safe haven of INTP forum...that said I help with funerals for a living and suffocate laughs on a daily basis. Why are funerals funny? How are they NOT funny?? The stuff people say they believe. The weird ass rituals people do to get their mom/dad/buddy into futureland. What a waste of time and money. People are so retarded they deserve to be in a finite life cycle, the fact they find that upsetting is one more win for the universe. Intp's more often see the logical inconsistencies, paradoxes, and futilities in being human - when people take themselves, their identities, beliefs, and desires seriously it stands in stark contrast to reality which is...well hilarious! What is human life that it should be taken so seriously? We are an evolutionary blip on a slice of infinity. Laugh it off! Everybody else is too dense to recognize it, and will get offended. Oh well!
 
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