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What's your favorite aspect about yourself?

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Another title stolen from INFJf..
Sorry, they ask things which are neglected over here - which makes me curious.

My favorite aspect about myself is: my ability to just keep going.

This is probably somewhat to do with my NT nature (we're resilient in comparison..) ... but probably more so to do with my 8w7 nature. The world wants to keep on chucking shit at us? Carry on, bring it baby ;)
 

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Optimism and faith.

Also I'm really hot.
 

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TBH, i'm really in love with my own mind; specifically---my imagination/unconscious? i'm not a stellar critical thinker by any measure...

as such, feel like i'm a genius in my own right... but then maybe everyone is?
 

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I'm an artist.
I love synthesizing things into stories.
It's something I'm naturally talented in, I just have to learn skills like writing. I have the potential to be a great storyteller, whether it's through writing, animation, music, or something else.
And I'm really motivated to turn my potential into kinetic force
I want to change the world
Potential and ambition. Yeah
 

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The world can't crush my spirit and positive attitude towards people. Honestly it's just that I detach and rationalize when conflicted, I don't embrace others as much as I think I do and even when I do try it doesn't work as expected.

So at the end of the day I think I truly value my introspection, to step back and maintain sanity.
 
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Hmm I need to think about this. I think my favourite thing about myself is i let people who hurt others in order to move up the ladder of their self-interest know that they're pieces of shit. If i dont like someone I don't make an effort to hide it. Boggles my mind why most people shutup and kiss up to this type of persons...
I think this is why I keep getting told by people irl that im innocent :angel: or maybe they're low key calling me stupid/naive who knows
 

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Im capable of apearing as mature as an old man while having the emotional turmoil of a one legged 15 year old pregnet girl with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. this being human stuff is not fun guys, take me back. ;) jag kommer älskar dig alltid
 

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So, I've typically kept out of the 'INTP' subforum, as I believe in the sanctity of such reserved spaces. But that ends today, because I have something nice to say (:O)

My best friend is an INTP, and his ability to devour information and subsequently understand a topic in great detail is very impressive to me. My brain isn't like that; I skim the surface and want things bottom-lined. I wish I could be a little more INTP at times.

Also, he's great at stories and stuff. I'm far more comfortable writing non-fiction.

:smoker:
 

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I follow my principles and sense of morality, this helps me accept my sense of self and go against the flow if needed. I'm happy to be able to act generously and relate to other people, I don't feel like a deterministic machine as much as I did in the past.

I like the core of who I am, now I need to focus on improving my abilities and fleshing out the details.
 

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The things I liked about myself I now doubt and the things I disliked I am now reconsidering. All in all they cancel each other out so the result is neutral and/or somewhat confused.

I generally consider myself rather useless, but I don't care much for utility any more. Everything I do is pointless, but somehow I persevere. I guess I'm filling in time as lying down to die would be even more stupid/pointless and probably quite boring.
 

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Getting to the bottom of things and only having an opinion when it is a profound one.
 

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The ease with which I've disguised myself as an earthling all these years without anyone suspecting.
 

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I like how tough and street smart I am whilst constantly reaffirming my hipness over the internet. I like how I have a edginess to me that speaks of my worldliness. I love how my life is a tragedy and my only escape from reality is to get fucked up.

Nah, I'm fucking with ya'll. I like how I just don't give a fuck.
 

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I guess my ambition and insight. I dare to dream about things, and that's where ideas come from. I'm also introspective and great at assessing things. A lot of the time I'm right about things, which sometimes make me think I can tell the future. I don't like sticking my best qualities to one label. Last time I did that I forced my personality to the extreme, and it didn't feel like me anymore.
 

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- Resilience. Somehow I always endure, and without losing who I am.
- The way my mind always spins off in different directions, making connections.
- My ability to laugh at pretty much everything, even if I'm pissed.
- My willingness to self-test and self-correct.
- Pretty much always self-composed.

I was kidding about being an alien. *cough* Honestly. I'm vanilla human, like everyone else in the room...
 
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Dare I start a "what do you hate about yourself" thread ?

Haha..

No, let's save that one for the winter blues.
 

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I'm just self aware enough to change myself and get some insight on things. Oddly I guess though that I'm without passion and drive. I've just realized this about myself pretty much. I have no passion for anything honestly. I have emotional judgments, but no personal drive. I'm pretty much a cowardly glutton (physically / emotionally / mentally). This isn't something I like per se, but I think what I like about myself can't be without what I don't like. Otherwise it's an incomplete picture; no context and no meaning.

I like I have somewhat have a metaphorical soul / spirit. I like I'm not evil. Though someone who's evil (which doesn't really exist to me, but conceptually:) still has drive. I'm pretty ambivalent. My judgement are stuck in perpetual supposition like particles / waves or whatever.

I feel like all of this is the opposite of Some NiJeJiSe structure. If someone can confirm or deny this then please let me know. I'm pretty sure I'm an ISFJ or otherwise some other SiNe type. I don't feel I have Ne aux so IDK.

What I like about myself feels really irrelevant for some reason. Even though in this context it's completely relevant? Maybe I mean arbitrary. Why did I start answering this?
 
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A few aspects:

1) Indomitable spirit (Once I've got my mind set on something I don't give up. I've been known to do some pretty extreme shit)
2) Excellent lemonade recipe (i.e. ability to make the best of a bad situation)
3) Natural intelligence and intuition
 

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Sinny: "My favorite aspect about myself is: my ability to just keep going."

Damn, Sinny, are you my unacknowledged daughter? I read the thread title, thought "stolid durability for me, I guess," and then popped open your post.

:D
 

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Well, I am being ignored by the rest of the world. I think my ideas with win out in the long run. I like my exciting ideas, my sense of life, interesting thinker, heroic vision of man, my opposition to altruism, mysticism, collectivism, my stand on reason, individualism, above all, my spirit to make the world better. See all in Atlantis, meet you at the gate!
 

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At the moment, my life is undergoing a major overhaul. But I like how I am able to store detailed plans in my head, retrieve them at will and add to them.
 

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I'm me. Not even trying to be ironic; it's just how I feel.

Or maybe: I'm different. And if I'm not different I'll become different. This might be something only I can appreciate about myself, because it sounds really vain or something like that. But it still stands.
 

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(+) I have ideas galore.
(-) On the flip side, I don't act on them.
(-) Sometimes I found out someone had the idea much later, but they ARE acting on it.
(-) Sometimes they botch the idea.

It's a net loss. But! I really like that I'm full of ideas that I can prove are good ideas by seeing others run with them.
 

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I know how to please a man.
This was a cop-out.

I've been told on several separate and unrelated occasions by people I consider wise that I'm incapable of thinking well of myself. As in the above example, I shrug it off. But coming back to this thread... I've sat here stumped for the better part of half an hour trying to think of my favourite thing about myself.

The problem is, anything I might say is met with an immediate backlash of self-hatred. For someone so often accused of arrogance it's strange I can't bring myself to even a thimble of pride.

I wanted to say I like the fact I exist. That the chances of me coming together the way I am were so small that it would be outrageous not to be awed. But that's literally the lowest bar I could set. A rock could claim as much if it had the faculties.

Then I wanted to say that I like that I'm still learning. But again... Not at all a high bar. Contrary to popular opinion even an old dog can learn new tricks. Being thankful for the human condition is just so fucking lame and cliche while not actually saying anything of value.

"My favourite parts of myself are those that allow me to meet the criteria for partaking in the lowest common denominator club."

So yeah. Pride and self-love are stupid. Fuck you Sinny <3
 

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Not caring about my aspects is my favourite aspect.
 

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-- I have enough potential, self-confidence, optimism, stubbornness, and endurance to get through most scenarios and find some measure of satisfaction.
-- A lot of the things about my life I dislike are circumstantial and can be worked on.
-- I continue to find enough things in life that interest me for it to be worthwhile.

Overall I'm a fortunate person. :phear:
 

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My courage and strength. Through pain, setbacks, failures, rejection, and what-have-you. I'll face them, feel the raw feelings, and get hurt only to pick myself up, put on a better suit of armor and keep on walking. I put myself in these situations purposely sometimes, because I know I have much to learn. To summarize: it hurts so good. I'm no masochist though.
 
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Are all INTPs masochistic control freaks?
I like my flexibility of character. Every couple of weeks I change core characteristics of personality, ideals, and perspectives to fit what I need.
 
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The rigorous, constant, involuntary, and mind-numbing self-analysis I undertake to critique my every thought and action.
 

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I'm likable
I forgive easy
I'm very self aware
Honest to a fault
I'm pretty smart and like to share information
 

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My rock-solid morals and my undying fighting spirit.

The rigorous, constant, involuntary, and mind-numbing self-analysis I undertake to critique my every thought and action.
Also this, though maybe to a lesser extent.

I wanted to say I like the fact I exist. That the chances of me coming together the way I am were so small that it would be outrageous not to be awed. But that's literally the lowest bar I could set. A rock could claim as much if it had the faculties.

Then I wanted to say that I like that I'm still learning. But again... Not at all a high bar. Contrary to popular opinion even an old dog can learn new tricks. Being thankful for the human condition is just so fucking lame and cliche while not actually saying anything of value.

"My favourite parts of myself are those that allow me to meet the criteria for partaking in the lowest common denominator club."
Seems like something is actively dragging you down.
Hiding behind the unconditionally true core of things to avoid showing too much character is a game I like to play, too. But in the end it's just another defense mechanism that accomplishes little.
Do you know what exactly causes your self-hatred? You should definitely try to pin it down and deconstruct it, if possible.
Self-love may be stupid, but it's extremely powerful, in a psychological sense. And most people don't even need a reason to make use of it, so why should you?

That being said, I have difficulties utilizing it, too.
 
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I wish my favorite aspect about myself was not caring about my favorite aspect of myself. Even if that is made fun of, it's something to be wanted I think.

My favorite aspect of myself is my flexibility/ ability to change

Edit: actually, any feelings toward having a favorite aspect is a depressive failure to me
 

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I wish my favorite aspect about myself was not caring about my favorite aspect of myself. Even if that is made fun of, it's something to be wanted I think.

My favorite aspect of myself is my flexibility/ ability to change

Edit: actually, any feelings toward having a favorite aspect is a depressive failure to me
Sorry I should make fun of people with equal measure.

'Favorite' is a small minded concept that allows people to emotionally connect with items or concepts without regard to the actual functionality of the that item/concept within specific situations or circumstances.

Example: I like black. (WTF does that even mean?)
An intelligent statement would be. Black is useful in the winter because it absorbs heat and white is useful in the summer because it will help a person stay cooler. When I walk at night I like to wear pink neon or yellow so that I can be easily seen.

A person who is small minded and likes black is likely to get hit by a car on a nighttime stroll.
 
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I like orange.


Turn that into an intelligent statement.
 

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Example: I like black. (WTF does that even mean?)
An intelligent statement would be. Black is useful in the winter because it absorbs heat and white is useful in the summer because it will help a person stay cooler. When I walk at night I like to wear pink neon or yellow so that I can be easily seen. A person who is small minded and likes black is likely to get hit by a car on a nighttime stroll.
Yeah, I forgot you were a robot and have no personal internal response to the external world; it's all merely about concrete benefits.

Do you feel anything when you interact with anything? Any internal response that you can't explain or justify? Something that merely shows a preference? Do you have a food that you like more than another? Or a food you dislike? That's a "preference." It shouldn't be hard to find SOMETHING.

I like orange.
Turn that into an intelligent statement.
Orange is useful for hiding in pumpkin patches.
 

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Easy: my philosophical talent.

-Making subtle distinctions
-Easily understanding most conceptual abstraction
-Great use of logic
-Original thinking
-Highly critical
-Linguistic ability

Stuff like that. In my case, it amounts to philosophical aptitude
 
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Yeah, I forgot you were a robot and have no personal internal response to the external world; it's all merely about concrete benefits.

Do you feel anything when you interact with anything? Any internal response that you can't explain or justify? Something that merely shows a preference? Do you have a food that you like more than another? Or a food you dislike? That's a "preference." It shouldn't be hard to find SOMETHING.



Orange is useful for hiding in pumpkin patches.
All my 'favorites' have motivations that pertain to arguably objective criteria.

I just like it better that way. It's an evolutionary interplay between fancy and rationalization which is cool to me. I could explain 'cool' but i digress.

I can't find a favorite aspect of myself.
 

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Yeah, I forgot you were a robot and have no personal internal response to the external world; it's all merely about concrete benefits.

Do you feel anything when you interact with anything? Any internal response that you can't explain or justify? Something that merely shows a preference? Do you have a food that you like more than another? Or a food you dislike? That's a "preference." It shouldn't be hard to find SOMETHING.
Its staring you in the face. I basically said what minuend said. I like to be adaptable or flexible. I prefer things based on need and circumstance. I just added robotic flavor too it with a delightful arrogant cherry on top.
 
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I like that I am open-minded but boy does it drive people nuts that have hard beliefs. They see it as a weakness and I find it an advantage to avoid bias. However, it could be that I just don't give a shit to have an opinion, force my opinion down someones throat or can never be entirely sure about anything.

I also like that I don't entirely need to give a shit about anything or that I seem to be a forever optimist. I just try to enjoy life as is and bumps in the road become opportunities.

My wife's favorite color is Orange, that statement piqued my interest enough to comment in your thread. That's a fairly intelligent lure.

For those that know how to please a man, that's like saying you know how to breath.
 
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Sorry I should make fun of people with equal measure.

'Favorite' is a small minded concept that allows people to emotionally connect with items or concepts without regard to the actual functionality of the that item/concept within specific situations or circumstances.

Example: I like black. (WTF does that even mean?)
An intelligent statement would be. Black is useful in the winter because it absorbs heat and white is useful in the summer because it will help a person stay cooler. When I walk at night I like to wear pink neon or yellow so that I can be easily seen.

A person who is small minded and likes black is likely to get hit by a car on a nighttime stroll.
Having something favorited that is part of oneself is vastly different from liking something externally. Liking part of yourself is connected to ego and neediness. Liking an orange generally isn't.

Seeing your abiltities in terms of usefulness might be more preferable in that regard. I don't know why the need for bringing in concept like "small minded" or "a more intelligent statement". I never indicated higher or lower intelligence. If my statement was anything, it was a comment on the ego aspect of liking something about oneself strongly. I think RB's comment is mostly a comment in relation to ego that was self ironic since he still said he had a favorite aspect. It was humorous.

Yeah, I forgot you were a robot and have no personal internal response to the external world; it's all merely about concrete benefits.

Do you feel anything when you interact with anything? Any internal response that you can't explain or justify? Something that merely shows a preference? Do you have a food that you like more than another? Or a food you dislike? That's a "preference." It shouldn't be hard to find SOMETHING.
There are cognitive setups/ thinking styles that don't require you to take pride or like/ dislike things about yourself. For instancing focusing on goals, achieving what you find valuable or improving your skills because you find mastery pleasing. Being happy we achieved something, but no feelings of being proud.

Using a different cognitive setup avoids you being played along by your own feelings of wounded pride or growing a sense of being better than others. Because these things are irrelevant/ not in focus then. It's not about being a robot, just about thinking differently. But we learn from a very young age to be embarrassed when we're wrong, to compare ourselves to others and to be proud of ourselves when we accomplish whatever the adults thought good at the time (-> if your reply was in relation to mine, if not disregard this).

--

Anyways, it was the perceived ironic joke from RB that prompted all that, not people's post in this thread
 

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Hey Minu if it makes you feel better I don't care about your aspects :)
 
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