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The waffling thread

Ermine

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Interesting, I got INFP/INFP/ENTP
Though for the first it was literally 50.27% F and 49.73% T, and the second 52.55% F and 47.45% T

I'm like hairlessbluetick in how I find no one attractive until I know their personality, which has had some unfortunate consequences. Usually by the time I find them attractive, they've already found someone else. Not that I'm all that bothered at the moment, I'm only 15, but it doesn't half annoy me when my friends are waffling on about their respective girl/boyfriends.
Waffling? Would that be slang where you're from? Cool expression.
 

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Re: type preference and attraction

I've heard that term used... it would mean loitering, wouldn't it?
 
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Re: type preference and attraction

I wasn't aware that was a regional (or perhaps just british?) thing...
It basically means talking incessantly about nothing in particular, or at least nothing of importance.
 
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Re: type preference and attraction

I understand "waffling" to mean going back and forth - not being firm on your stance. Pretty cool to hear what it means in England.
 
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We 'waffle' here in Aus too.

What you refer to, tesseracter, I would call wavering (also known as prevaricating, something us P types are purportedly rather good at.) To waver may also fairly be described as being ambivalent, undecided, flakey, non-committal or wishy-washy. The action may be referred to in some cultures as fence-sitting, or having a bet both ways. The indecisive INTP will be familiar with these manifestations of our second-guessing typology, though admittedly, to be considered flakey one needs to manifest a strong F function in conjunction with the P.

Regardless, the INTP may sometimes find it stressful when an SJ world demands an immediate answer.

The capacity to be open-minded leads to many instances of wavering, and an overwhelm of opportunities, possibilities, directions to take - resulting in the firm possibility that when Death eventually comes knocking on an INTP's door, He will most likely be met with the response that there are several things the INTP hasn't finished yet, and would He mind coming back in just a little while?

Waffling on the other hand, takes a little effort for the normally concise INTP to master, but I suggest we take the time to exercise our waffling muscles, in order to make small talk among the more verbose of our species, and increase our chances of boring them into leaving us to our solitude. To this end, when we waffle, let us waffle over the most intricate details of our technical, scientific or peculiarly eccentric pursuits.

Anyway, I hereby christen The Waffling Thread.

Can't be concise? Feeling long-winded and obscure? Your new theory takes ten pages to describe the motion of water droplets as they run down the length of a car windscreen while it travels in reverse at 5mph up a 1 degree incline under falling barometric pressure on any given Tuesday in October?

This is the place.
 
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I don't know... Should there even be a waffling thread?
 

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He he, that's why it appealed to my peculiar sense of humour. When is an INTP ever going to waffle?
 

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ooh yeah, the constant internal waffle... but does anyone else get to hear it? If no one else hears it is it really waffle, hmmm...

Maybe that defines an E type? A person who thinks the world is interested in their waffle? They have no "waffle decency".

Blind my eyes! Pass that E a fig leaf! Their waffle is showing!
 
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I knew I wasn't crazy, lol! I definitely understood the word "waver." But, look at definition 2 for "waffle":

waf·fle2 verb, -fled, -fling, noun Informal.
–verb (used without object)
1.to speak or write equivocally: to waffle on an important issue.
–verb (used with object)
2.to speak or write equivocally about: to waffle a campaign promise.
–noun

Definition 3 for waffle included the idea of talking about nonsense.
 

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I think we were waffling as to the definition of waffle.
 

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I knew I wasn't crazy, lol! I definitely understood the word "waver." But, look at definition 2 for "waffle":

waf·fle2 verb, -fled, -fling, noun Informal.
–verb (used without object)
1.to speak or write equivocally: to waffle on an important issue.
–verb (used with object)
2.to speak or write equivocally about: to waffle a campaign promise.
–noun

Definition 3 for waffle included the idea of talking about nonsense.
I've not heard it used that way before. Thanks. Now I know I'm waffling my life away :(.
 

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