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INTPs and Sports.

Drvladivostok

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There's a stereotypes that we're one of the MBTI type that are least fond of sports or any tedious physically activities, so I wonder whether or not any one here fit this characteristics, or if not what type of sports that you're fond of? I was disdainful toward team sports since very little, any one of them; soccer, basketball, volley. I just didn't have much incentive to participate to the team since everyone else can do the same thing. But the sport like tennis is much more interesting to me since you have a fix position and didn't need a incentive to participate to anyone; all you do is hit the ball back, and it's only you against the other guy. I'm also very keen in swimming.
 

Cognisant

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I like scenario paintball like capture the flag or bomb the base because it's more about being willing to get shot than shooting others. I mean you still want to shoot people of course but at least at a casual level nobody can aim for shit so you're really just suppressing each other and occasionally getting a lucking hit. But you usually don't win the game by shooting the other team instead you have to complete some objective and to do that you need to coordinate with you team to get them up the field.

For example one game was "zombies", one team is on top of a hill with plenty of good cover and the zombie team was on the bottom with only trees and logs to hide behind. When the zombies get hit they go back to the bottom of the hill to tag something (I forgot what) which respawns them into the game, the team on top of the hill gets no respawns but they win if a single member survives the duration of the round.

Most causal players want to sit in cover and snipe which doesn't work very well when you're at the bottom of a hill with poor cover while the guys on top have good cover so I'm going around finding groups of sitters and convincing them to follow me to the next point of cover further up the hill. Some make it, some don't, I'm out in front so I usually don't, so I go back tag the thing and find another group of sitters, move them up to the next bit of cover. Rinse and repeat, running uphill over and over, getting hit over and over even as I'm going back down, but as the sitters get closer they start getting kills, they're able to suppress the other team more and there's less of them to focus on.

Eventually one of the zombies manages to flank them and it's all over, the first flanker gets a few and as their attention is divided and people start yelling with panic the other zombies see their moment and it's all over in a rush, while I'm still trudging back up the hill having totally worn myself out, enjoying the sound of victory even though I didn't get to see it.
 

sushi

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swimming
martail arts and self defense like judo
 

ktevico

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Dont care much about watching and the surrounding celeb worship. When i do play, which is almost never, its really focussed and methodical.
 

ZenRaiden

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There are so many sports that I am pretty sure INTPs can find a sport they like.
Currently in my life I like solitary physical activity. I did play sports with friends in school, but overall never found them enjoyable enough.
Personally I just enjoy the improvement of physical fitness and health benefit of physical activity. I also enjoy learning about different body mechanics and how to boost performance.
 

kittyfranklin

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I did cross country and track and field in high school. Very positive uplifting people. Not the "popular" crowd, and I found cross country people were usually very intelligent on average.

It did wonders for my social life, self-esteem, and for developing social skills more.

When I was younger, my grandparents gave me tennis lessons and I have always enjoyed tennis. I'd probably join in on playing any sport just for fun when I'm in a group of people (particularly because then I don't have to use my social skills as much).

I am also quite an active INTP, but in thinking about it, I'm probably only active because I "should" be active and I force myself a lot of times to get up and do stuff.

I realized the other day though why I prefer walking to running. When walking I can think better! haha! Running takes up more of my concentration, especially if I'm trying to push myself. If I'm running, and I don't concentrate on my running at least partially, I will usually start running pretty slowly, thereby defeating the purpose of running in my opinion (getting a good workout in--for health purposes, both mental and physical). I do not really like running, but it does make me feel better.

I'm not even sure why I did cross country in high school, but I think partially it was because I was going to join the tennis team, but missed tryouts. Then when I heard they were still taking people for cross country (as there is no limit), I thought, "Why not? I'm pretty fast."
 

OmniaOne

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I'm pretty good at sports. Obviously this depends also on country's specialties. Here in Italy we play soccer, and it's the sport I master because I've been playing it since I was a child.
 
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