This is a discussion on Ask an INTJ a question. within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Sacrophagus With all due humility and for heavens' sake, yes. I evolved emotionally upon meeting the creature ...
I follow a specific set of ''beliefs,'' -- all flexible; all pragmatic - that I will drop anytime if I feel necessary - or rational to do so. Why do I believe in (X)-over-(Y), because it is simply the best, more useful thing to believe in [after comparing all other beliefs], but I do not really give a shit about 'em.
Rather than ''strong beliefs,'' - they are 'uncertain' beliefs determined through strong, reliable method(s). (e.g., knowledge / experimentation / evidence), all in which I have no supreme sentimental / personal attachment to and I suspect, that is what makes them ''strong,''.
Last edited by Catwalk; 10-23-2016 at 09:12 PM.
If you could become less intelligent, would you do it? Have you ever wished for this?
but i don't automatically associate that excess consciousness with intelligence, so i guess no. and whether i'd actually want to amputate that kind of thing for the sake of blending in more, yeah probably not. i don't really think you can spot-reduce personality traits any more than you can spot-reduce anything else, so reducing even the things that make you uncomfortable by making you stick out seems like a risky prospect.
Agree with the bolded, as everything is connected in its own way. Not sure what the 'reducing things that make you uncomfortable' and 'making you stick out' parts are referring to.
The question could be reworded as:
Has your capability to perceive ever eclipsed your capacity to endure/tolerate, and has this happened to the extent that you'd rather not be able to perceive as effectively/expansively?
You have yet to grow emotionally, or meet that special someone who will help you do that.