[INTJ] Laughing at Other People's Failures

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Laughing at Other People's Failures

    I have a sick sense of humor. When my friends are failing miserably at something, they often repeat the same things over and over again until they are fiery red with anger, and I cannot not laugh. I am really good at controlling myself, but this is often just too much.

    Years ago, my brother was playing Hot Shots Golf for the Playstation 1 and at the time I was really good at it, and understood the frustrations of the game. Well he was really good for a while too, but he went a while without playing it, and when he started again he was failing miserably. When it came to timing the bar and lining it up to swing, he sliced it and the ball went way into the rough (more like the forest). His pattern of shittiness continued and I couldn't stop laughing at every swing he took (because it was direly terrible).

    It got to the point that I knew he was going to screw up his swing and I would begin laughing before he even took it, and sometimes even just as he was changing his clubs, because I knew that the blunder was coming, followed by his rage. After an hour or so, he thought he'd get high to see if he played better, and he did (get high). It turned out he got even worse and became completely retarded at the game; choosing the wrong clubs, misjudging distances, and timing even worse.

    All the while, I am laughing to the point that it is probably unhealthy (my stomach hurt and my face was tingling).

    That's just one example. There are many more not involving video games.

    Do any other INTJs share my humor? Why is this?
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    Its called "schadenfreude" -- and my entj friend was aaaall about it.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    No. That sounds like immaturity, not an INTJ characteristic.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Many of us must laugh at people on this forum all the time.
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    ENTJ - The Executives

    Quote Originally Posted by Promethea View Post
    Its called "schadenfreude".
    I was going to say that; I've studied a lot on schadenfreude.

    Anyway, it's very interesting that some people find the failures of others very amusing but I don't think it can be dismissed as simply "immature". I think it's far more complicated than just that.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    The initial mistake might make me giggle with a "What the hell are you doing?"-type comment, but I am more inclined to make them angry by stepping in to help them correct their mistake (unfortunately, whether they want it or not). Personally, seeing someone make the same mistake(s) over and over again would just irritate me until they either fixed the problem or I left.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by SocioApathetic View Post
    I was going to say that; I've studied a lot on schadenfreude.

    Anyway, it's very interesting that some people find the failures of others very amusing but I don't think it can be dismissed as simply "immature". I think it's far more complicated than just that.
    Schadenfreude? Heh, anything to prevent oneself from looking inward I suppose
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I don't find failure amusing (unless it's repeated failure caused by doing the same things the same way) so much as the resultant anger at everyone/everything else. Nothing like watching someone play a solo Blame Game to highlight their absurdity.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Damn I can relate, one time my friend and I were playing FIFA with our other friend, she and I were bad at the game but he owned it and was quite good, but we ended up playing as a mediocre team against his and we began to beat him so bad due to his resultant anger, it was so funny and we trolled him so much he ended up kicking the couch out of frustration and broke his toe. XD
    Oh, I do feel a tiny, tiny bit bad for that, but he was the one who got angry :P

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    ENTJ - The Executives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Face View Post
    Schadenfreude? Heh, anything to prevent oneself from looking inward I suppose
    What do you mean?


 
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