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  1. walfin

    Successful INTP's, what career has made you happy?

    I am happy doing computer programming but I can't seem to get a job in that field after being a lawyer for several years. My own apps aren't even gaining traction, much less making me money. If I could get a job doing computer programming I would quite probably enjoy it and be able to stick...
  2. walfin

    What do you embody?

    It says my persona is Innocent Child but the results show it should be Wise Old Man?! Your 'Self' Archetype 72% match The Innocent Child Naive but a breath of new life and fresh ideas...
  3. walfin

    introverted skills vs extroverted skills

    A lot of people confuse extroversion with eloquence. Here's the thing: you can be both eloquent and an introvert. Extroverts have both the natural skill and need to connect with many people. However, what the workplace usually requires is functional connections with other people. You don't...
  4. walfin

    Racism is innate

    :applause:
  5. walfin

    Racism is innate

    This is a question of morality. It is fundamentally unjust for an innocent person to be punished just because others who look like that person may have a tendency to commit more crimes (even if that is true). I don't think younger people should necessarily be discriminated against, nor should...
  6. walfin

    Feeling very depressed about life.

    You can get out of depression! You can do it! We believe in you!
  7. walfin

    Sources of information!

    Wikipedia's always a good starting point
  8. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    Yeah, well, the fact is that emotional intelligence is also useful. The only thing is we don't have a way to measure it yet (unlike IQ) and we haven't shown it's link to academic achievement, income, etc.
  9. walfin

    Cog Reviews Hobart

    It was you? Sorry!
  10. walfin

    Racism is innate

    You're ignoring the fact that Blacks are discriminated against even after controlling for criminality: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/09/18/theres-overwhelming-evidence-that-the-criminal-justice-system-is-racist-heres-the-proof/ They are already (rather unfairly) treated...
  11. walfin

    Racism is innate

    That ignores the fact that there are white school shooters too, for instance. Australia is a federal democracy like the US, the citizens do not need guns, the police use guns less too. It's largely White too, and hasn't turned into a tyranny. Why can't the US follow its example? The anti-police...
  12. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    Perhaps that is an overly simplistic view of EQ. People who have high EQ do not just get along well with other people, but are adept at reading emotion, displaying the appropriate emotion to get desired responses from other persons, etc. This matters more in some fields (e.g. sales, law) but...
  13. walfin

    Racism is innate

    Even if most criminals are blacks, most blacks may not be criminals. Overall, criminals are likely to be a minority of society. If they weren't, no society could function as everybody would be in jail. That's a separate question, and I think it's stupid that the US won't ban guns for civilians...
  14. walfin

    Haha thanks for the encouraging comment!

    Haha thanks for the encouraging comment!
  15. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    But the story is about how he outdid his brother & Jerome! I'm sure one could be successful despite having an IQ of 100, possibly with much more hard work than somebody with a higher IQ, but I doubt anyone would consider 90 to be a decent IQ. I don't think EQ is made up stuff. We all know of...
  16. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    Makes me think of the film Gattaca. Scary prospect, though - if the film was to be believed. I just read this Wikipedia page - interesting read. Maybe history will vindicate this guy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Jiankui_affair I saw this on the Zoltan Istvan Wikipedia page: I like...
  17. walfin

    Racism is innate

    Certainly, I thank you for being exceedingly polite. I don't think the image is illegal in my country (I am a criminal defence lawyer. I'm certainly no authoritative source on banned pictures, but The Bell Curve is not banned in my country as far as I know). Frankly, I may have overstated the...
  18. walfin

    Black users, where are you?

    But I think there are a fair number of Asians. I expected more Blacks since I think most forumers are Usonian.
  19. walfin

    Cog Reviews Hobart

    I loved Hobart! I met somebody from INTPf there before. Can't remember who.
  20. walfin

    How you overcome depression

    Feeling frustrated, argggggghh! That made me feel better.
  21. walfin

    How to deal with haters and social enemies

    There is usually a reason. More often than not, it is self interest and is caused by competition e.g. for promotions, raises, alliances with other colleagues etc. That's usually the raison d'être of office politics. You never escape it but it's usually better at a small outfit, where people...
  22. walfin

    Alpha Beta Omega Personality Test

    https://www.quizony.com/alpha-beta-omega-personality-test/index.html You are a(n) Sigma You're a black sheep. You are a mystery to those around you and tend to be seen as an outsider. While you may not enjoy socializing as much as others, it doesn't mean you don't...
  23. walfin

    Lets talk Human Sexuality

    You mean it's not everyone who's addicted to porn?:skeptical:
  24. walfin

    How you overcome depression

    I've been feeling very very sleepy at night and in the early mornings recently despite sleeping more. But my mood has improved; perhaps sleep is helping.
  25. walfin

    The Alpha/Beta Personality Quiz

    Not working for me too. Additionally I discovered the following code in a file http://alphawomanthebook.com/quiz.js referenced by the page, which shows that even if it was working, the result would be random: Fake quiz!
  26. walfin

    The conflictin thoughts still come - wishing that I had never come back or wishing that I had...

    The conflictin thoughts still come - wishing that I had never come back or wishing that I had never left. Or that I had taken the other offer.
  27. walfin

    MBTI test but has things added

    INFP as always. Got Linguistic, Logical and Musical as my top 3 intelligences. Visual learner, followed by Kinesthetic and Auditory.
  28. walfin

    INFPs gather!

    Let this be a refuge from the vast lands of the INTP domain. Where are you? How did you end up on an INTP forum? I ended up here as I used to be an INTP and a refugee from INTP Central; however, for some reason or another, my T slowly shifted to F and now I solidly test as an INFP.
  29. walfin

    So tired and irritated.

    So tired and irritated.
  30. walfin

    Black users, where are you?

    :shock:Why did he get banned? It does seem strange that so few Blacks are on this forum though. Statistically, Singaporeans are probably rarer than Blacks worldwide. Yet I'm not the only Singaporean on this forum. I'm not angry enough to quit the forum but when I'm tired of it I'll probably...
  31. walfin

    Black users, where are you?

    So basically, you're not Black:bashful:. I'm not upset, just curious. There were other threads too, including an anti-Black Lives Matter thread, which suggest that either there are few Blacks on this forum, or that they are not outraged. I know I would be outraged by an anti-ethnic-Chinese...
  32. walfin

    The value of IQ

    I guess the value in IQ is that all intelligences seem to be correlated to some degree, so there is a statistical basis for g. The exception to this appears to be the visuospatial / verbal split in East Asians, but that could be due to nurture as well (verbal tests usually being conducted in...
  33. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    This makes me think of Andrew Yang's "The war on normal people". What if we just implemented universal basic income so that the vast majority of lower IQ people could survive?
  34. walfin

    Black users, where are you?

    I'm just wondering where all the Black users are since there don't seem to be any Black users outraged by what ApostateAbe is saying in the "Racism is innate" thread. Black users, are you offended? Are you past being offended? Or do you just think the debate is a waste of time? It would be...
  35. walfin

    Racism is innate

    Firstly, I don't really agree that my nation has a problematic underclass race. For a long time, it was believed that Malays were less academically capable, which was a racist belief. Then the Malay community promptly produced 2 top scholars in the Primary School Leaving Examinations in quick...
  36. walfin

    Amateur advice wanted

    Try a ketogenic diet. I'm told it helps as using ketones as fuel clears up the brain. I'm trying out a ketogenic diet too and I suffer from delusional disorder, depression and anxiety.
  37. walfin

    What topics do we hate?

    :excruciating:
  38. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    Hm, experience would suggest not. In the software development world it seems that more and more geniuses are ever required to do more and more complex things. Religious people are not necessarily unintelligent (or perhaps that is just me hoping that I'm not unintelligent as I am a Christian)...
  39. walfin

    Racism is innate

    What I gather from your very detailed post is that you seem to have a great dislike for Blacks. Your post is well written, but the disdain you show for Blacks is truly disturbing. Do you have no Black friends? If you don't, given the large number of Blacks in your country, I should think that...
  40. walfin

    IQ and life outcomes

    This is a fork from the Racism is Innate thread by ApostateAbe as an interesting point came up about intelligence. It would seem that people (both between as well as within races) are, with some exceptions, valued in proportion to their IQs. IQs appear to predict not just raw brainpower per se...
  41. walfin

    What are the effects of coffee on higher intellectual processes?

    Since university ended (quite some years back), I have largely been disciplined with my caffeine intake, limiting myself to 2 cups a day, one in the morning and another in the early afternoon. I don't feel that my intellectual performance is lower or higher, but what I do know is that I feel...
  42. walfin

    Racism is innate

    We may agree on the motivations of racism, but that's where the agreement ends. It is not necessarily natural to have a distrust of racial outsiders. Consider the Clark doll experiment: why did the black girls associate good attributes with white dolls instead of black dolls if racial...
  43. walfin

    Racism is innate

    Bringing the topic back to your original post, the problem is that racism is more than just the belief that racial differences exist. It involves attributing evil to racial outsiders. And that's precisely what you've shown in your post which attributes evil to Latinos. If you believed that a...
  44. walfin

    How you overcome depression

    I'm feeling better now, it comes and goes. Those mood swings are a bummer.
  45. walfin

    Racism is innate

    Now, I haven't read the book you recommended but the excerpt you cited does not mention races at all. It simply stands for the proposition that some persons are more intelligent than others and less intelligent persons are economically disadvantaged. That may likely be true, but that does not...
  46. walfin

    Racism is innate

    Firstly, the data is clearly not exhaustive and thus it was not possible to draw any conclusions about differences in penile size between the races. As you have admitted, the data is limited. As such, it certainly cannot be taken to be conclusive evidence. Even based on the Appendix which you...
  47. walfin

    Racism is innate

    That's the problem with racism - it cherry picks unreliable data to justify dangerous conclusions. What's the odds that external appearance shows that one group has a lower IQ than another? The answer is, none unless there's evidence of a correlation. There are ugly people who are smart and...
  48. walfin

    Revolutions

    Well, perhaps democracy has simply made revolutions less bloody. If one considers the primary purpose of a national revolution to be a change in regime, then democracies arguably effect a revolution with every change in government, just without the bloodshed. Perhaps there has been a slow...
  49. walfin

    Racism is innate

    External differences do not show anything apart from those differences themselves. It is fallacious to assume that simply because some persons have different physical features and skin colour, then they are necessarily less intelligent (for example). Also, intelligence is at least partly...
  50. walfin

    How you overcome depression

    Yeah it's difficult to identify what caused it since there was no readily apparent cause apart from the work itself (I had suddenly developed a fear of missing urgent deadlines - which is of course stupid because I don't think there's any job which has no deadlines at all). Several people told...
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