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    INTPs relationship to (Si-Fe)?

    It seems like developing an Si workout would be pretty easy: Take a walk in the park and then later try to write down all the details of your experience. Try to remember the names of the streets you walked on and the sights and smells you encountered etc.
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    Nikola Tesla

    They have him typed as an ENTP over at http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/entp/ can that be right? I thought he was quite a recluse!
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    The problem with smart people

    agreed
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    The problem with smart people

    indeed
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    The problem with smart people

    I have struggled with this one for a long time. I think when you truly love someone (for example probably your children) your sense of self grows to include that person. You act selfishly for them. That's about the closest thing I think I've attained to love. That is the plan.
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    The problem with smart people

    :D
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    The problem with smart people

    Of course these are my subjective beliefs. But I think that a dogma that promotes the evaluation (on an individual level) of morality and supports empathy is a dogma that is at least likely to promote a more content population if adopted by more people. I just happen to believe that if...
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    The problem with smart people

    true. I really don't have a problem with widespread atheism, I think it'd be better than the set up we have now by far. I just don't see atheism as the ultimate answer to all of our problems.
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    The problem with smart people

    Haha, I don't mean to come off as self congratulating. That's actually maybe at the root of what I'm getting at even. We all think we are smart people (probably not geniuses or anything but in general this forum seems home to some above-average individuals,) but what are we doing worth being...
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    The problem with smart people

    100% agree in terms of organized large scale religion. But widespread atheism doesn't seem to overcome problems human in nature. We are naturally prone to greed, pride, and other qualities that tend to promote behaviors that negatively impact others. Hmm.. I guess I always set sail with an...
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    The problem with smart people

    I guess I am trying to say that I think the only moral imperative would be to actually have a morality and pay attention to it. I don't think I know any better than anyone else what that morality should disallow and allow, but one should at least examine the world around them and determine a...
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    The problem with smart people

    Also I am sorry if I appear to be altering my viewpoint as I continue discussion. Some people get annoyed by this. I don't understand why though. That is the point of discussion no?
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    The problem with smart people

    Ah sorry you edited, I'll respond to your updated post
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    The problem with smart people

    Ahh, okay. So what I think is a better way of phrasing what I believe would be "We should all spend a little more time evaluating the validity of our natural internal moral compasses, and try to refine said compasses based on our observations and sensibilities." And I believe smart people...
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    The problem with smart people

    It is easy to succumb to simply floating through life without a second thought as to the direction you're taking. Even if helping others is not a goal you have, I still think it's important to have some sense of purpose or some goal in life. If nothing else than for your own sanity.
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    The problem with smart people

    So in a world filled with individualistic moral dogmas, you think that making a blanket statement like "we should all practice focusing on how to help others" has no value? I definitely agree that DNA programming, myopic operant conditioning, etc. (the list could go on much further I think) are...
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    Inducing Nightmares

    Drink a bunch of St John's Wart everyday for a few days then stop. Or drink alcohol/eat cheese right before bed
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    The problem with smart people

    Sure, but being misanthropic wasn't integral to their advancement of humanity. I think that smart people have an onus to advance society in whatever way they are talented at, but adopting a philanthropic attitude can only enhance their ability to better society. I think being cruel was...
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    The problem with smart people

    A smart person interested in law could fight injustices, a smart person interested in science could fight cancer, a smart person interested in business could run an ethical corporation. For the most part it seems, our economic system is pretty good at getting the most out of smart, hard-working...
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    The problem with smart people

    A smart person wielding her/his powers responsibly would look just like a dumb 'good' person I guess. I think that a conscious and constant effort to put others before yourself is necessary to be good, and a smart person will be better at knowing how best to do just that (as smart people are...
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    The problem with smart people

    At least in western society. Smart kids are, from a young age, praised and rewarded simply for being smart. We are told that smarts are inherently more valuable than almost any other trait. We form our self esteem around this idea that we are "smart" and therefore "good." We criticize...
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    Random future predictions

    Tobacco will be illegal in 25 years.
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    Theory of existance in a nutshell, thoughts?

    The main argument I could see for a big crunch (and I mean big crunch in the conventional way it's talked about) as opposed to heat death is that we may well still be in the middle of the big bang. For example the big bang is talked about like an event that happened at the beginning of time, a...
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    Kinsey Scale Test

    The test might as well be... Q.) Are you: exclusively heterosexual, heterosexual but incidentally homosexual, etc. A.) You are: exclusively heterosexual, heterosexual but incidentally homosexual, etc.
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    according to this chart, we like DMT

    I just recently did DMT, well ... sort of. Ayahuasca. It was like watching TV. I got so little from the experience that it might as well have been a night of binge drinking. I just spent a lot of time closing my eyes and watching fractally stuff. I honestly much prefer LSD. I actually feel...
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    I have taken St John's Wart before. It helps a lot, though now I've moved onto the hard stuff...

    I have taken St John's Wart before. It helps a lot, though now I've moved onto the hard stuff (SSRIs) and I can't mix the two.
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    Stripclub - Warning

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug
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    Stripclub - Warning

    Sounds like the meat landed in Jackie
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    Hello people....Ideas and answers? Please. :3

    Yeah sometimes I feel like I'm a little man inside my head controlling my body with a series of levers and such, looking out the eyeball windows. But there's a littler guy controlling the little guy... I tend to get stuck in loops too if that's what you meant. Yesterday I got stuck in a loop...
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    Birth Order

    I'm quite excited to eventually raise kids. It seems like a massive learning experience, though maybe my selfish intentions here are indicative of my current immaturity and inability to properly raise kids.
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    let's talk about beer!

    The bar ten steps from my house has it on tap for cheap. Very tempting to become an alcoholic
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    let's talk about beer!

    Haha I should move to Michigan and be cool. Actually that is probably one of the most stupidest things I've ever said.
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    let's talk about beer!

    well... Gainesville FL. I think there are other Gainesvilles.
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    Birth Order

    It's funny. I'm the youngest child of two youngest children, and I'm the youngest cousin of all of my cousins (which makes sense because my father and mother are the youngest siblings in their families.) If being the oldest gives you decisive and spokesperson abilities, what do you think...
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    The Proletar arises!

    I giggle like a school-girl all the time. Nothing wrong with that.
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    The Proletar arises!

    Hitler: The most menacing human in life Rather annoying in death. I agree he's become such a trite villain figure. I tire of Hitler
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    intj - want to explore intp perfection of knowledge ....

    More on-topic though, I think the INTP is innately curious about what the "truth" is in the way that an SP is innately curious about experiences. It is not necessarily useful, it is just a personality trait. In fact, INTJs are probably much more useful to society. *Ducks to avoid rotten...
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    intj - want to explore intp perfection of knowledge ....

    exactly, my point I think was more that if you looked at a 2d projection of a 7d cube (or a binary string of points that represents vertices and angles etc.) you wouldn't be able to recognize it as a 7d cube. By that logic, I wonder how much more of the world would make sense to us if we were...
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    Theory of existance in a nutshell, thoughts?

    Yeah so you're saying the big bang happens and then eventually the big crunch, (and then repeat process again?) And you would like to be able to watch it happen. Is that right?
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    Autistic people

    I don't think Autism is a personality disorder. It wouldn't be appropriate to think of an autistic person as a certain "personality type" taken to an extreme. It is a cognitive disorder as is mental retardation for example. A high functioning retarded person is just a dumb person, that can...
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    Theory of existance in a nutshell, thoughts?

    Okay I see; according to your definition of timetropy, the big crunch would be the maximum (1.) I always thought of the big crunch as everything sucking down into a singularity in a reverse process as the big bang, but that would surely defy the laws of thermodynamics as entropy (in the...
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    Theory of existance in a nutshell, thoughts?

    pretty interesting. Although at the big crunch entropy would also be 0 right? I think I get the idea though except I may not fully understand what you mean by 'negative universe.' Is that our universe but moving backwards in time? or backwards in entropy? Very cool idea to simply define time...
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    Strategies for Maintaining Deep Thought

    IMHO Nothing is ineffable.
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    Strategies for Maintaining Deep Thought

    Yeah I often use illustrations to explain things to my girlfriend. e.g. "You don't really have to think outside the box when you're trying to write because your box is already different enough from everybody else's box." *draws overlapping cloud of cubes* "Everyone's got their own perception of...
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    Strategies for Maintaining Deep Thought

    I find that although the snippets of phrases and drawings and such in my journals are not clear enough to convey ideas to other people, they act as decent enough mnemonics for me to say "Oh I remember what I was thinking/visualizing."
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    intj - want to explore intp perfection of knowledge ....

    My half baked hippy-idea for the day is this: Imagine trying to draw a cube on a piece of paper (2D), and then a 4D cube on a piece of paper, and then a 5D cube etc. Eventually all you would be able to recognize is a bunch of lines and dots. This is what we are basically seeing all the time...
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    intj - want to explore intp perfection of knowledge ....

    What if I told you an INTP is not a machine into which you put compliments and out from which you receive deep insights? (With a photo of Morpheus) No but really, what topics are you looking to discuss?
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    Why is everyone so in love with Wikipedia?

    Yeah, I think the problem is not its lacking accuracy. It doesn't really lack accuracy any more than any other encyclopedia. The problem is that it lacks depth. It is a great resource to get introduced to a wide variety of topics but to dive deeper into those topics one has to explore beyond...
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    I keep getting different results with each test I take

    By Jung types I always get ENTP, though by the definition of introversion and extroversion I am always an introvert. (That whole thing about drawing energy from alone time and becoming exhausted during social events.)
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