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    blocked emotional valence

    Oh yeah, now I get it, the "repression" link was missing for me in the chain sensitivity → repression → numbness But... why call it sensitivity? Would it be too sensitive of you to wear warm clothes on a cold winter day? Or are you doing it to protect yourself? People who can survive the cold...
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    blocked emotional valence

    This part is hard to understand To sum it up: Your mom, because she is a trusted person in your life, bypassed the judgement and allowed you to experience a moment of integration, i.e. a moment where you can be both, the persona and more importantly, the shadow. The shadow gave you the...
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    blocked emotional valence

    Now... I'm saying this completely without judgement (as I'm incapable of doing anything else nowadays). I'm more cynical of the flawlessly flawed construction of the human mind than any person in particular, which usually find themselves a victim of its design, or an unwilling player, depends on...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    That is totally fine, I would agree with you on that one. My question was not about empiricism... it was about how different people use different terms to model reality. One person's assumption is another's tautology. One person's paradox is another's axiom. When a single misunderstanding...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    Yep, based on this I would have to take back my previous statement and instead I would agree with you on this one: :good:
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    I would gain insight into what you believe. But it is ok, the fact that you call it an "assumption" is already a valid answer to my question. Logic applies generalities to concrete cases, which is a technique we as philosophers use to guarantee that we are not giving any one thing special...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    I agree, but forget about essence. How about, in general, saying that something exists only if it can be observed? (not is observed)
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    @Rebis I see. Well explained. :coffee: I'd say the model you describe is representative of a significant portion of human population. It is especially characteristic of the western world. Depressed people unsurprisingly turn out to follow this way of thinking... You seem to have never met...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    If you're saying that it is unobservable independent of appearances, how is that different from saying that it does not exist independent of appearances?
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    Exactly. When you discover that light behaves as particles and waves, would you consider that a discovery of substance or form? The experiments have a form, therefore it is form, it is merely a shadow in the allegory. But it tells us something about the substance, therefore it is a discovery...
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Sorry, I usually quote only the most relevant passage, I do understand that what you meant is not physical pain. Existentialism doesn't mean that you always get what you want, it means that you self-actualize to the most of your abilities. It would only alleviate suffering if suffering was...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    Saying that there is no relationship between substance and form is like saying that there is no relation between reality and the shadows in the allegory of the cave. Just because we can't know everything about reality by observing the shadows, doesn't mean that can't know anything. Substance is...
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Then "no", life is not suffering. Because non-sentient life exists hahah. Ok, ok we're talking about sentient life here. On a more serious note, I still find the argument flawed: Just because a sentient lifeform wants resources, doesn't mean the absence of such resources induces suffering.
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    On why we work and the nature of reality

    No, for most people that is not the reason. (Though I'm sure there are some people who find the work of "helping their boss" to be meaningful.) Take painters as an example: Some find the process of paining itself meaningful, and do not care what they paint. Other painters find the end result...
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    On why we work and the nature of reality

    It is different, but in the way that matters, it isn't. Space and information are not separable concepts, and you already described their relationship as well as could be described using the english language in your second post. And whether you call it space-and-information or something else...
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    On why we work and the nature of reality

    :good:, you got it. The real brainfuck here is that human perception is limited to what-you-call-space-and-information. Therefore even if reality were made of more than just that, humans would never know as there is no way for them to find out. Human work follows human motivation, which...
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    Does subjective logic exist?

    Yes. From my experience, a "logic", what we tend to understand as "non self contradictory set of rules" is not inherent in people (even those who call themselves "INTP"). Inherently, all people start out with personal logic constructed from, near as I have figured, generalizations of empirical...
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    Rationalization vs. Emotional Signals

    The trick lies not in whether to trust, but when. Because, trusting in emotional signals fully results in unbearable characters. Personal development starts with second guessing those impulses. Thus, trusting can not be the final solution. Even if it does help recovery, it will stagnate...
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    Awaiting Orders

    There is nothing wrong with that belief. It is a belief based on induction, not deduction, which is the distaste that you express, but solipsism already discovered that a deductive belief does not exist in this matter, so it's all good. So, returning to the main point: For brevity, I shall...
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    Here's a dangerous idea!

    I wouldn't know. I posited that as a personal truth, one that QuickTwist seemed to share.
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    Here's a dangerous idea!

    Perception. Which in turn is converted into something I will call "personal truth" which in turn informs our decisions. e.g. you perceive a chair, you generate the assertions "a chair exists. It is in this room". I'm not saying that personal-truth is truth. Truth is usually understood as some...
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    Maths and You

    Precisely. I know what you mean, I've observed this as rather normal. Your problem is not as much with math as it is with lack of understandable information about math. I guess the ones who really understand math grow up and get well paid jobs. Teachers are picked from the rest. That is to...
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    Why INTPs Can't Finish Things

    While INTP's problems stem from their minds, their minds are also the key to overcoming them. That kind of thinking is for the immortal. Those who consider themselves immortal. The mortal have no need for habits and timers to serve as some sort of proverbial whip. The mortal have too little...
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    Like the world is ending

    Your implicit assumption here is that the only actions that could matter to a person are those they personally live to experience the causal result of. This assumption is a personal value. People who hold this value would perceive mortality as "robbing them of their values". This has more to do...
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    Dealing with Laziness and intellectual inferiority.

    Very true ^_^ Specifically, the first actions and experiences are the result of the first drive. Therefore this is not a chicken-egg problem. It is a feedback loop that is being kickstarted by nature at a very young age. This positive-feedback loop needs force to get off the ground. That's...
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    Dealing with Laziness and intellectual inferiority.

    Correlates, sure, but where do you think conscientiousness comes from? INTPs are not exactly known for our high levels of conscientiousness heheheh.... ugh....... Take F doms/aux. They have it easier. Why be conscientious? Their world-model starts out tiny. They do it for their parents. Then...
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    Dealing with Laziness and intellectual inferiority.

    Heheh, IQ is just the mind's problem solving part. It has no will of its own. It needs an incentive(=problem) as badly as a void ray needs a target. Take 2 people, one with a high IQ and one with a low one. Which one will have more success rationalizing NOT to do homework? Which one will find...
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    Dealing with Laziness and intellectual inferiority.

    What do you refer to by "that"? Well for INTPs the "high" that they get from thinking probably is higher than other types. But it is still just that, a momentary intoxication. Same as what you get from watching movies, playing games and overeating. (Have you played portal 2? The only way...
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    Dealing with Laziness and intellectual inferiority.

    Hahahah, that is not an illness. Quite the opposite. That's the healthy default starting position on an INTP's board-game of life. You'll just keep getting depressed until you make your move. The first move is constructing a direction. A purpose. It is the only mental construct that has a...
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    An obvious way to gauge Mental Age or grasping power.

    There's a difference between inability to explain and inability to put it into mere words. The former depends on the stupidity of the listener. The latter only on your own.
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    With an official AD(H)D diagnosis ?

    This would be an example of failing the point of the test. Even if you pick the right answer. The point was whether your consciousness is "wide enough" to fit the (abstraction of the) problem inside. Specifically, three things are being tested: 1. Whether your system of abstractions is...
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    When is thinking excessive?

    What an artsy way to depict the difference between Pi and Ji introspection. The former is a meditative state. The latter is quite the opposite, a fight against cognitive dissonance. Thinking is a form of living. It is the form that you picked quite frequently. Which makes it an expression of...
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    Teenage struggles and life in general. (Rant + Insight)

    Issues, huh? I'll leave this pamphlet: Countered by re-targeting your concentration. There is often interesting underlying structure in topics that are boring. (e.g. Generalize it, take it out of context, find meaning or parallels to other topics) You won't be able to learn things the way...
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    Crazy Theories of Reality

    I'd disagree. All you guys are doing is pushing the question of existence one layer back, with each layer of simulation. What makes the root reality exist? Also in those circumstances, probability has to be re-defined, so it makes no sense to say that it's more likely we are a simulated reality...
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    Crazy Theories of Reality

    I speculate that the awareness of a plant (or a rock, or vacuum, if you want to go to an extreme) is similar to this thought experiment: Humans have a nervous system which is a requirement to feel touch and pain. A plant does not. Humans also get most of their information through the eyes...
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    INTP Trivia and Humor

    Why, yellow, ofcourse :confused:
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    Is it just me?

    Some say the blue dots are "prana". Some say it's just blood cells: wiki. <-- These are not floaters, but these are:
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    Video type me: take two.

    Yep. I still wish I saw you laugh at least once in your videos hehe. :rolleyes: Don't mind me. I definitely heard this before but I can't find it in my notes....Unless this is the sort of thing you logically enjoy, when it sounds better in your head than in practice.... I have to pass on this...
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    Video type me: take two.

    Reply to in-video: well in principle you're right, MBTI is about how the mind works, but it also isn't. We all process information through the same T, F, N and S in our mind. Ideas go in, actions come out. But we also have an un-equal power relation between these elements. MBTI is more about the...
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    P-dom bahaviour

    Re: P-dom behavior Looking back at this year old thread, I actually found a person who fits this description. Thank you TMills27, very insightful. If I had a nickle :D :D ! yeah... that's a meaningful way of looking at it. So, then, if given the chance, Pe doms would gladly be in Pe mode...
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    Anyone else struggling with Solipsism?

    How would you know that it ever ends? What if you get a celestial menu-screen instead :p
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    Choice is an illusion.

    To put my own epistemological twist on the OP: Let's take the "strong" definition of free-will, which is incompatible with determinism. Given a choice to decide yes/no, and having decided yes, how can you know that the choice was made by free will? I agree that your decision is strongly...
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    Anyone else struggling with Solipsism?

    Funny, I explained it just like that when people bug me about being too calm. Why would you get angry at someone who might aswell be an NPC? It doesn't actually change anything for the self, for the choices you make. Your actions in any game are still based on your understanding of the rules...
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    Ask an ESFP

    Yep :) I've always observed N to work towards the future. Ne is the feeling of power from knowledge, "with this I could do anything". My Ni friend narrows that feeling of power down to specific goals he has in mind, like you did :D First time huh... sorry for killing your thread :o it's...
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    Ask an ESFP

    Right :) found your Ni. I've been "accused" of doing that :D Sorry for plucking this right out your stereotype, but: how boring is something like this for you in general? Yeah I got that but what I meant is that "Fi will also accept the uncompromised views of others" implies that, in...
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    Ask an ESFP

    No! :D I didn't mean it like that... I'm just showing you stuff about INTPs/Ti since you asked... or so I thought... A day without learning is a day wasted... or being wasted...hehe I'm recognizing her Fe in me, and your Fi in my friend.... But I would never actually let those points reach my...
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    Ask an ESFP

    Lol. Well judging by this forum you might not be far off :rolleyes: e.g. TL;DR is a popular phrase. And I bet these long posts look demotivating to most. Not about when it's the right time to talk, but rather, what do you expect me to talk about. But ofcourse, what you said makes sense.. now...
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    Question about motivation regarding revenge.

    Nothing changed. I don't think "judgement" is the same as fairness or equality. Notice the sword :D :
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    Question about motivation regarding revenge.

    Evolutionary speaking, it would be plausible that Mutually Assured Destruction helps to keep a population in a stable state through fear. Weren't lots of cultures based on the "eye for an eye" mentality rather than law? Not officially of course but still.
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    die size and nm chips.

    It's the same principle like a normal fet. It's all about real-estate, we don't have enough die size to accomodate the fet when it's laying flat on the ground, so we make it smaller by building upwards: As a side effect, the channel will be wider in the corners, because there the field of...
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