[INTJ] Explaining non-Physical Phenomena using Physical Descriptions

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This is a discussion on Explaining non-Physical Phenomena using Physical Descriptions within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; What do you call this, do you do this, and is it common for INTJS to do this? Ex: Perspectives ...

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    Explaining non-Physical Phenomena using Physical Descriptions

    What do you call this, do you do this, and is it common for INTJS to do this?

    Ex: Perspectives are like mirrors and senses like light. Light reflects off of the mirrors and forms shapes and pretty distortions. These distortions when reflected create more distortions and more beauty, yet none as beautiful as the true source of the light. Thus, to see clearly, have as few mirrors as possible, or rather, try to remove the mirrors all together and risk being blinded.

    I just wrote this now for an example. It's poetic isn't it? It doesn't give me the sense of something an INTJ would say. Maybe I'm an INFJ?
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    A metaphysical conceit is a complex, and often lofty literary device that makes a far-stretched comparison between a spiritual aspect of a person and a physical thing in the world. Quite simply, a metaphysical conceit is an extended metaphor, which can sometimes last through the entire poem.
    https://study.com/academy/lesson/met...-examples.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denature
    do you do this
    Transfiguring people through the lens of nature is one of the only ways for me to hold any hope for humanity.

    Because nature 'works.'
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    i don't think that's about the fact you use a metaphor. it's more about what your tone and your focus is.

    i reach for metaphors all the time. but mine are pretty prosaic. i'll use whatever will fit, and ialmost never do it for the purpose of instructing people in how they should live. it's more about looking for ways to transfer whatever's in my head to theirs, for me. i do it to transmit experience, not to teach lessons with it.

    just one example is not very informative though. it could be my impression is overly skewed thanks to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denature View Post
    What do you call this, do you do this, and is it common for INTJS to do this?

    Ex: Perspectives are like mirrors and senses like light. Light reflects off of the mirrors and forms shapes and pretty distortions. These distortions when reflected create more distortions and more beauty, yet none as beautiful as the true source of the light. Thus, to see clearly, have as few mirrors as possible, or rather, try to remove the mirrors all together and risk being blinded.

    I just wrote this now for an example. It's poetic isn't it? It doesn't give me the sense of something an INTJ would say. Maybe I'm an INFJ?
    I spoke like this frequently in my late teens and early twenties, thinking I was clever. It is trying to get at an essence of a thing, where the more elusive it is the more fascinating the effort. It is most certainly an exercise of Ni, though whether supported by Ti or Te is up for debate. Te tends to seek some external validation, while Ti compares it to an internal logical framework. Your focus and interest in the process of metaphor generation and how it can be used more than the content of the metaphor itself sounds Te more than Ti.
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    Yes, often.
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    If I feel that a metaphor is needed to better express my opinion to another individual than yes I can provide the same example. You do sound more Te in trying to gain an external thought process provided from this logic, which could lead to an INTJ conclusion.

    I do like using this form of speech around my wife to surprise her. She is very descriptive verbally and would have no problem with this challenge. She actually loves playing wordsmith games. I doubt you're an ENFP, they also have Te but Ne could not be confused with Ni.
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    Similar to proving Empiricism using an a priori argument..........




    <<<<<------------------take it frum a koon!

    Or trying to prove a priori reality using Empiricism as its proof.
    jus sayin.

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    I liken consciousness to 1000 penis shining in the sun
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