What it is when the chips are down, or things are going well.
"Emotionally anchored, creative, knows what she can do as a writer."
Like the word symbol love in Greek, I have different levels, really, of who I will consider a friend, but the majority will fall much closer to "acquaintance", i.e. someone certainly not an enemy; someone I can exchange banter with, even admit I am having a hard day, and I'll listen to him or her in the same way.
Friends, however, fall into two categories:
1) Can slip back into acquaintance readily, though it (betrayal) may take a while to
Updated Yesterday at 03:12 PM by BranchMonkey
I agree about the awkward, tiresome online dating or any other kind of "getting to know strangers" by having a blurb and photo: both chosen/frozen.
In person, we can observe how the other responds to something unexpected such as a meal being delivered late or missing what was ordered, or to a sudden thunderstorm, or any number of real-life, here/now experiences that would draw out a spontaneous reaction or response; it is the same with the other observing us.
Updated Yesterday at 03:16 PM by BranchMonkey
Originally Posted by BranchMonkey @sprinkle
I feel getting to 100% level here is a bit pointless.
It is, for many of us, not the point. I didn't come here to reach a certain number or have something impressive-sounding written under my user ID.
I came here from another personality forum--spent nearly 10 years there, far too long--got type-cast; got bored; got irritated with the quality going downhill, so I left after giving and getting all I could from it.
Here? I like it better
Originally Posted by BranchMonkey @sprinkle I did not know was an ISTJ; I do not pick my friends 'consciously' by type; and ISTJs do not usually understand me--they say so, think I am odd. My birth father was an ISTJ, sad match. so sprinkle is changing my mind, opening it--I am grateful for her insight--she gets me, enough, more than enough; makes me happy she is so in tune to people, to me, is on this forum.
@Lord of Tentacles You are one of my only ENTP friends; you do not offend my sensibilities.