Nov. 25th, 2016 03:52 pm
elsewhence: (slytherin free shrugs)
i'm really upset by the way the colours in this graph don't match the house colours!

also, real conclusion: ravenclaws are the most likely to be interested in the MBTI.

Jun. 19th, 2016 12:28 pm
elsewhence: (Default)
what makes people assume that INTJs are inherently ambitious. that sounds fake. what even is ambition. ambition to absolutely avoid being put in charge of things, maybe

Jul. 9th, 2015 10:40 pm
elsewhence: (slytherin free shrugs)
okay, but seriously, what is it with people who dismiss typology as being "basically the same thing as astrology"? you'd think the fact that one lets you choose what category fits you best based on observing what kind of traits your cognition actually exhibits whereas the other assigns one based on completely arbitrary criteria would be a pretty clear difference.

also a few who whine about how typology is awful and shouldn't exist because it supposedly makes it too easy to manipulate others. ahaha. look, with the people who turn out to be the most effective manipulators, it doesn't matter the tiniest bit whether they have access to a ready-made system on how to make sense of the way people work. the same skills that make them good at manipulation make them perfectly capable of coming up with their own. it ties into the whole thing about how it's foolish to think of emotional intelligence as an inherently positive thing - being good at reading people doesn't magically guarantee that you will only use the information you gain from doing so in ways that benefit them...

Apr. 13th, 2015 09:59 pm
elsewhence: (seventh doctor)
every time i try to write any kind of story it turns out i really, really like purposely ambigious situations. and that i almost never know what i'm actually writing about until a good part of it is done. god i am such a ni-dom after all. ambiguity and liminality and pulling things out of absolutely fucking nowhere and sometimes i really hate myself for how ridiculous it all is. or maybe not hate, but there is a lot of embarassment involved. that's what happens when the things you have learned to value (don't believe in anything you have no evidence for, don't make decisions based on ~*feelings*~, it's far too easy to have any feeling at all about anything at all, they don't have to be based in anything real and it makes them unreliable in the extreme) clash with how your mind is naturally inclined to work (let's process everything behind the conscious mind's back and then slap it into the face with the conclusions and force it to take leaps of faith and trust in things it sees absolutely no evidence for if it ever wants to get anything done, and also make it really annoyed at how frequently the conclusions are right, because it just doesn't feel like the world should work that way). wooo.

(seventh doctor icon because he's so totally INTJ, i mean have you read the fucking new adventures)

Jan. 16th, 2015 09:39 am
elsewhence: (stars)
pretty sure this piece of music was the only worthwhile thing about stargate: universe, and it turns out there isn't even an official soundtrack available

well okay, getting to make fun of all the single-word episode titles and insisting that surely running out of them was the reason the series was cancelled so soon is good too. also i thought dr. rush was a pretty good example of a somewhat unbalanced INTJ...

Nov. 30th, 2014 09:57 pm
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
or wait, is this "if i want to accomplish outcome A, i'll have to take course of action B, and in order to be able to do that i'll have to place myself into situation C first, and doing so requires me to do D and E" type thinking actually what people refer to when they call INTJ as a type "chessmasters"? that seems silly to me though, how else would you go about getting anything done if not like this?? then again, the idea that people who belong to a particular type can't really imagine how you could possibly do things in any way other than the one they're used to is kind of the whole point of typology...

(hey, i should get an icon of seven for INTJ stuff. he is so INTJ. i like him.)

Oct. 28th, 2014 08:45 pm
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
ahahaha i found someone who thinks twelve is ENFP, what the hell

thing is, they also think that nine is ISTP, ten is ENTP and eleven ENFJ, and these seem sound to me. not so certain about the last one, but i can at least see why someone would think so...

Oct. 22nd, 2014 02:42 am
elsewhence: (la linea TV)
hi there crazy ni bullshit. nice to see you. i don't buy into socionics, seems like most of it is just another case of trying too hard to provide answers to questions that nobody was asking in the first place, but the definition of ni is one thing it seems to get pretty right.

seriously though. sometimes i really do start thinking about many tiny factors any given thing existing precisely the way it does actually depends on and how delicate and fragile the reality we take for granted as the only true ways of things actually is and just sort of flail a little. i love my dominant function, but it still makes me facepalm with how irrational and weird it is sometimes...

Oct. 1st, 2014 10:08 pm
elsewhence: (silly ikea person)
it would still be pretty cool if i were able to get a more professional EEG reading somehow. because what my neurosky mindwave shows - delta activity while wide awake - just plain isn't the norm. and you'd think that if it were just an issue specific to the mindwave you'd find far more people talking about it, but who knows? and yet i have no symptoms of any of the things that are known to cause this - being a very young child, having a brain tumour, having brain damage, being delirious, being under the influence of drugs, being an epileptic, having ADD/ADHD, having chronic fatigue syndrome... the only thing i've ever seen that fits is the vague bit of research by dario nardi that suggests that introverted intuition manifests in the form of delta waves. and that's really fucking interesting and i want to know more, damnit.

(it's like my whole existance is just a big collection of being an outlier to something or another.)

Sep. 22nd, 2014 12:04 am
elsewhence: (look out of the window)
some people are argueing that twelve might be INTJ. i dunno if they're right, but i also can't say they're definitely wrong? NT in general seems like a good bet.

i like him. he seems like a sensible sort of person.

Sep. 18th, 2014 06:42 am
elsewhence: (too many doctors)
you know i never did figure out what type eleven could be. most people seem to think ENTP, but he's not nearly as worrying as ENTPs tend to be to me. that is clearly a totally rational concern! but seriously ENTPs feel so determined and driven and "better not get in the way of what they're trying to accomplish" to me in a way that i never quite got from him...

(ENTJs worry me even more though. brr, ENTJs. their whole existance is a sort of "what are you doing" thing. i understand them alright, it just also sort of feels like a failsafe broke somewhere and can't you at least try to be a bit more cautious and subtle about taking charge of absolutely everything. it's okay if that's what you want to do, but please hide it better, it'll really make things easier for you.)

Sep. 12th, 2014 12:13 am
elsewhence: (look out of the window)
ffff the second-to-last paragraph is almost exactly something i was going to put into this comment but then decided not to, i was going to write that i thought shitty fe was more likely to try and manipulate peoples' emotions where shitty fi was more likely to just ignore them...

yeah and the rest of it too. the idea of crying about something simply because it's the kind of situation that's generally deemed to be sad when i am not actually personally sad is so weird. i mean emotional displays are about what i am feeling, not about some weird sort of bonding?? and what is crying about someone else's shitty situation even meant to accomplish, it feels like... well, yeah, it feels insincere. like you want to appear to be this super great caring selfless person without actually doing anything. it's likely because i'm not a fe user and simply don't speak that emotional language, but it happens and i won't pretend otherwise, even if know it's not an accurate perception.

(i actually almost never cry, because i'm uncomfortable with being seen that way, and when i can't help it, i'd much prefer that you pretended nothing out of the ordinary was happening, rather than crowding me and leaving me no room to work it out with attempts to help and/or comfort. there's just situations you can't help with, and that's okay, it doesn't make you a bad person. trying to force help on someone who obviously doesn't want it does, though.)

Sep. 8th, 2014 02:54 am
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
yes i can confirm that this is absolutely 100% what INTJs do.

i remember that time when i was in my third year of job training, we were working on sewing or something or another and then our instructor got a phone call. a girl who'd been part of our class for the last two years had died of cancer. she'd always been a bit sickly all that time, but we never knew the details, she'd meant to do the third year as well, but missed weeks and weeks right from the beginning because she wasn't well. and the moment the instructor said that outloud, it was like everyone in the room just completely stopped functionioning. when for me it was like... yes, okay, it's quite sad that someone i went to school with for two years is dead, but making myself miserable about it won't change anything, it won't make her any less dead. there's no real reason i should not quietly acknowledge the facts and then carry on with whatever i was doing. which is precisely what i did, and predictably, everyone whined about how inconsiderate that was (towards whom? it wasn't like her parents were in the room with us or anything, and it wasn't as if she was going to be offended by my behaviour, because she was dead), and i outright said that if i wasn't going to be allowed to keep working, i was going to leave. and i did. if i'd wanted to do nothing at all, i could just as well have done that at home.

also, let's be real: she wasn't a friend. we got along well enough, i helped her study maths a few times, i was happy for her when she passed her exams despite much difficulty, but we never interacted outside the context of school. it simply wasn't the same thing as if someone close to me had died. because it didn't and doesn't actually, in the long run, affect my life much. honestly, even if she'd lived to complete her third year, i likely never would've seen her again anyway! you just need to be pragmatic sometimes.

it probably does come across as callous. i'm not going to pretend that i feel something i don't though, i value honesty and being true to yourself and what kind of person you are and what you value much higher than being pleasant and agreeable and easy to get along with. (hi there, i am a person who values fi over fe even while valueing thinking in general higher than either one)

Aug. 20th, 2014 05:46 pm
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
introverted intuition vs. extroverted intuition: what's the point in considering all the ~*limitless possibilities*~ when it's already so plainly obvious which ones even have anything to do with reality and looking at the rest would just be a waste of energy...

(then it turns out you were missing some crucial little bit of information that means your sense of what had anything to do with reality was off and you're left flailing around hilariously because all your plans are based in a future that's actually never going to exist and you're complete shit at thinking on your feet. ni-doms, yay.)

Aug. 18th, 2014 10:00 pm
elsewhence: (look out of the window)
this thing thinks i'm more INTP than INTJ. i'm clearly ni-dom and not any sort of ti-fe user though, so whatever.

Mar. 21st, 2014 09:37 pm
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
i don't understand though why people demonise online MBTI tests when chances are that if not for said tests, the vast majority of them would never have discovered typology in the first place. inaccurate results that may leave a couple of people wanting to know more are still better than no test at all leading to no interest at all...

Feb. 13th, 2014 06:01 am
elsewhence: (oh look rocks)
brief summary of the differences between INTP and INTJ: the way [livejournal.com profile] rewire  and [livejournal.com profile] paintedkirin  name their tags versus the way i name mine.

it's hilarious every time i stop and notice it.

Aug. 30th, 2013 11:29 pm
elsewhence: (la linea TV)
been listening to some big finish audios again. why did i stop listening to gallifrey in particular, it's still awesome. even considering i just relistened an episode i already knew to get back into it. also started on the second season of the fourth doctor adventures.

my actual point: considering that romana I may well be INTP. i wasn't into typology yet when i watched her episodes, but now that i'm thinking about it... and romana II might be ENTJ? damn i sure wish i could properly explain why i think characters are particular types, though. that's crazy ni-doms for you.

also only sort of relatedly, looking at the pure types, the combination of INTJ and 5 doesn't actually make all that much sense. it's really kind of funny that it's so relatively common. INTP and 5 makes a lot more sense.