So/Sx and Sx/So, how do you experience the Self Preservation Instinct?

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    So/Sx and Sx/So, how do you experience the Self Preservation Instinct?

    1) How sensitive are you to pain? Are you quick to notice when you get hurt?
    2) How health conscious are you? Do you take care of yourself well?
    3) Are financial are career security significant concerns for you?
    4) Do you invest time and resources into building skills which will improve your standard of living?
    5) Are you good at saving money, investing it and/or spending it efficiently?
    6) Do you consider yourself adept at survival and self reliance?
    7) How important is it for you to be physically comfortable?



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    1) How sensitive are you to pain? Are you quick to notice when you get hurt?

    Average is my guess. It depends much on what kind of 'hurt' we are talking about, I do discover bruises and small cuts on myself not knowing where they came from. Hitting the toe I feel directly of course.

    2) How health conscious are you? Do you take care of yourself well?

    Not very much, and not too well. I do change things that are easy to change though.

    3) Are financial are career security significant concerns for you?

    Financially I desire to find myself in a position where I don't have to think about if I can afford something or not unless it's expensive. And when unexpected costs comes I want to feel that I just can throw some money on it and it will be fine. Money and I don't cooperate.

    4) Do you invest time and resources into building skills which will improve your standard of living?

    Does university level of education count? I am not doing it for that purpose, but they both align in this case. Plus, I will be able to avoid getting a "real" job, that's the best part.

    5) Are you good at saving money, investing it and/or spending it efficiently?

    No lol. I have brief periods where I am really good at saving in case of the risk of being broke for the remainder month, just to go back to not thinking about it again. I don't like money and I hate that I need it.

    6) Do you consider yourself adept at survival and self reliance?

    Yes... But I don't pay much attention to that. I will often just go hungry instead of putting down the effort to cook. It's too much of a hassle for doing something I would do out of necessity and not enjoyment.

    7) How important is it for you to be physically comfortable?

    Somewhat, like I hate the feeling of being restrained by clothes, polo necks feels strangling. I'm mainly trying to avoid being physically uncomfortable. It's nice to feel physically comfortable and cozy sometimes.
    Last edited by Inguz; 07-15-2013 at 07:01 AM. Reason: typo

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    @Inguz
    thank you for sharing =)



    Financially I desire to find myself in a position where I don't have to think about if I can afford something or not unless it's expensive. And when unexpected costs comes I want to feel that I just can throw some money on it and it will be fine. Money and I don't cooperate.
    I can relate to this. it's important to me that I gain skills, resources and security, but it's what I can do with them that's really important. people who constantly gain skills and hoard resources confuse me

    how much you enjoy life X how long it lasts = total satisfaction.

    Does university level of education count? I am not doing it for that purpose, but they both align in this case.
    sort of. you're doing an Sp-ish activity, but your reasons don't sound Sp. I've noticed a lot of Sp last types in college follow thinking along the lines of
    "I'm just following my passions"
    "I love learning for the sake of learning" (particularly if they're NT)
    "I can't force myself to do something I don't love"

    Plus, I will be able to avoid getting a "real" job, that's the best part.
    that's very Sp last (and NF )



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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsman of Mana View Post
    sort of. you're doing an Sp-ish activity, but your reasons don't sound Sp. I've noticed a lot of Sp last types in college follow thinking along the lines of
    "I'm just following my passions"
    "I love learning for the sake of learning" (particularly if they're NT)
    "I can't force myself to do something I don't love"
    Lol, I can relate to those. Makes me wonder.
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    Type 6w7


    1) How sensitive are you to pain? Are you quick to notice when you get hurt?

    2) How health conscious are you? Do you take care of yourself well?
    Yes :P kind of very health concious. (exercise, vitamins, getting myself under the knife if needed).
    3) Are financial are career security significant concerns for you?
    Yupp, trying to figure that shit out now.
    4) Do you invest time and resources into building skills which will improve your standard of living?
    All the time, I need to survive damn it, that means making money, skill=more money. I can only learn what I love thou.
    5) Are you good at saving money, investing it and/or spending it efficiently?
    Absolutely. I'm stingy, efficient and practical. I hate wasting money.
    6) Do you consider yourself adept at survival and self reliance?
    More or less, I can take care of myself.
    7) How important is it for you to be physically comfortable?
    o.o depends on how lazy I am. I like comfort.
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    Type 6w7

    1) I'm pretty good at sucking it up. Sometimes I notice little cuts out of nowhere that I couldn't feel otherwise.

    2) I definitely try to, it doesn't hurt to be in good shape.

    3) Definitely. No money = no fun. I do wanna give filmmaking a shot, but I'm not dumb, I'm definitely gonna pursue an MBA either way.

    4) Not really.

    5) Hell no.

    6) That's a tough one, I can't say. I'm a wuss when it comes to getting my hands dirty, and you pretty much have to in that type of situation.

    7) It's important of course, but not that big of an issue.
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    Id say im 80% sure that Im SP last; maybe this will be a good test of that.

    1) How sensitive are you to pain? Are you quick to notice when you get hurt?
    I have high pain tolerance to a fault; I've given myself serious injuries over the years by overtraining, etc.

    2) How health conscious are you? Do you take care of yourself well?
    I would say I am bad at prevention yet quite good at problem solving in order to deal with/overcome any afflictions I end up getting. The last year especially I've been making extra efforts to get better at this kind of thing.
    Beyond that I go from periods where I work out fairly regularly to often long periods where I completely forget to at all. When it comes to hygiene I am really horrible; when I lived alone I literally gave myself bronchitis by not vacuuming enough.

    3) Are financial and career security significant concerns for you?
    I would say career security is more significant to me; I really want to get my career off the ground before Im too old. Financially I want to be secure but it I dont think about it often.

    4) Do you invest time and resources into building skills which will improve your standard of living?
    It is a recurring drive of mine, but I dont follow through on it as often as Id like. For instance I buy lots of books to develop certain skills but never get around to reading most of them.

    5) Are you good at saving money, investing it and/or spending it efficiently?
    Short answer is no, but I feel like if I made it a priority I could be.

    6) Do you consider yourself adept at survival and self reliance?
    Yes, but I dont use these skills as often as I should. When Im travelling and surviving is more immediate I feel really competent at it.

    7) How important is it for you to be physically comfortable?
    Really quite important, I notice temperature changes a lot more than most people (this is one of the reasons I wonder if I might be SO last.) But, if there is a reason to "muscle through" a situation I am great at doing that.
    Last edited by Father of Dragons; 07-15-2013 at 11:22 PM. Reason: formatting for prettiness/readability
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    Actually, after writing this and reading your instinctual test thread I'm very uncertain. I will say my secondary instinct is undecided.

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    Swordsman, these threads are really great! Recently I've been doubting that I'm SP last since I relate to both SP last and SX last and different parts of So/Sp and So/Sx. After reading these, however, I feel I somewhat agree with the SX last posters but this thread is clearly my home. My SX may be weak but it sure as hell isn't as weak as my SP. Here goes:


    1) How sensitive are you to pain? Are you quick to notice when you get hurt?
    Sometimes I'm very sensitive and sometimes not so much. I often find bruises on myself with no idea how they got there. This one time I had a scratch down my hand that looked like I'd been attacked by a cat but I couldn't remember how I did it. I am a very small, thin person though so I get knocked about pretty easy and it's hard not to notice.
    2) How health conscious are you? Do you take care of yourself well?
    I go through phases of, "I need to sort this shit out." Usually it's not because I'm concerned with my health but because I wanna look sexy, though LOL. If I'm going to the gym it's because I saw someone with a sweet toned ass and decided I want one like that as opposed to me being concerned that I'm unfit.
    3) Are financial are career security significant concerns for you?
    Well I'm currently not employed (student) but am financially stable so I don't really think about it. I guess eventually I would like a stable job with steady income but so do most people.
    4) Do you invest time and resources into building skills which will improve your standard of living?
    Um, no. I'm going to University currently but I'm not doing a course that opens itself up to a lot of careers. I've never really learned how to cook and most things I do I work on a whim, make it up as I go along and hope I'm not using bleach to clean something I'm not supposed to, haha! I don't drive and if I did it would be for the SX driving fast down an empty lane sort of thing rather than security.
    5) Are you good at saving money, investing it and/or spending it efficiently?
    Heh. I mentioned above that I'm financially stable. The reason for this is because my parents set up a trust fund which I've had access to for a year now. It's not that big and was simply to give me a bit of security come University and I suppose to help them out financially since they don't have to keep throwing money at me every time I wanna eat. But, uh, I never really had that much money before and well I'm surprised how little that amount was in terms of living. At first I thought I could just go out partying and buying cool stuff all the time and still have enough to live on. Let's just say that I'm either going to need a job next year or live VERY modestly.
    6) Do you consider yourself adept at survival and self reliance?
    I can take care of myself. Taking care of myself properly is a different matter, I suppose. I'm usually not stupid about it though.
    7) How important is it for you to be physically comfortable?
    Immensely. Though this is probably my socionics Si base. Possibly the fact that I'm a nine. I don't like to put too much effort into things.
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    Type 9w8

    1) How sensitive are you to pain? Are you quick to notice when you get hurt?
    Not really sensitive, don't think, not something I think about much; take a pain killer, move on. I expect I notice when I get hurt, how do you not.

    2) How health conscious are you? Do you take care of yourself well?
    Inconsistently so. I'm relatively healthy with what I eat, when I do eat, I kinda have to be. I can be neglectful though.

    3) Are financial and career security significant concerns for you?
    Only in a basic 'need this to survive in this society' way. I like money enough to not want to drop off the grid and go against our system of interdependent work-money-play cycle.

    4) Do you invest time and resources into building skills which will improve your standard of living?
    Not too sure I know what that means. I study things that are relevant to my work and therefore allow for promotion, which would theoretically come with more pay, it's kinda inconsequential though.

    5) Are you good at saving money, investing it and/or spending it efficiently?
    No. It's a forced thing I do, savings are put somewhere I can't access. I'm great with spending it though! Basically, if I have it; I'll use it. If I do not; I get on just as fine.

    6) Do you consider yourself adept at survival and self reliance?
    Yes. Not that I care about it.

    7) How important is it for you to be physically comfortable?
    Important enough. How does one gauge that though, what would I be comparing it to?
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