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  1. How do you feel deep inside about Forum Spammers?

    by , 04-02-2017 at 07:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hornpipe2 View Post



    I'm so dinosaur I am not sure what a forum spammer is, because years ago, for example,
    an online "troll" was considered by most to be immature, bored, trouble-making, and possibly mentally ill--certainly malicious. Then next thing I know, on a personality forum I belonged to for so long, it changed, and young people especially came on and started tossing around troll like it was all in good fun
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  2. 30+ INFPs: Your Advice to Younger INFPs?

    by , 04-02-2017 at 06:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Adasta View Post
    Quite straightforward, really. Anyone who's around the 30 mark or over, could you please give younger INFPs some advice?

    Some example notions might be:

    • What do you wish you knew back then?
    • What do you wish you'd done differently?
    • What would you have liked someone to say to you in your 20s?


    I encourage you to contribute. We all know INFPs need good advice.
    I wish I had known on more than an intellectual or outraged level that we all face
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  3. Do INFPs need and desire social approval?

    by , 04-02-2017 at 05:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LivingWaters View Post
    I'm curious because I don't, and in general this feeling of not needing approval is common for INTPs. I've also noticed women generally need social approval and take social cues more than men, and also how INFPs are typically female, and wondered what that meant.

    Thoughts?
    I test INTp so I'll bear that in mind.

    No, generally, I don't need or seek social approval; it's been a cause of tension since I was a kid. I used to say, when someone challenged
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  4. Is happiness/success overrated?

    by , 04-02-2017 at 04:02 PM
    LivingWaters wrote> People who are successful/happy often seem fakey to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    Happiness is fleeting, and for many it can be based on values and ideas many of us do not share; perhaps we may abhor them: Making a lot of money and giving no thought to those who have so little, for instance.

    Someone may feel happy because he tricked someone into trusting him and she invested her savings, so he made a great financial profit at her expense.
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  5. What traits cause you to regard someone as intelligent, wise, and worth listening to?

    by , 04-02-2017 at 10:02 AM
    The thoughtful will discern the master-pattern - the Master Keys, as it were - to all human friendships and real relationships from this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yardiff Bey View Post
    The kneejerk reaction of many people is likely to respond along the lines of: "If they think like I do, they are probably intelligent." This generally assumes a cognitive self-bias of: "I am intelligent."

    Few people on the whole will take the time to be introspective and self-assess (which is interesting by itself).
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    Updated 04-02-2017 at 10:08 AM by Yardiff Bey

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