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>.> I get the impression that INTJs talking with ISFJs are having 2 different conversations that only seem to be about the same thing. But the context for each is completely different. You almost have to read between the lines to see the real meaning in the ISFJ side....and I think they in turn sometimes do read between the lines and find a alternate meaning in the INTJ side. :p
This destroyed a "friendship" I had a few years ago with an ESFJ.

She would say things that would mean to be read into, whereas I took what she said for face value. And then she would get upset and not talk to me for weeks at a time while I had no idea what was going on. And vice versa, where I would say something that I meant for her to take for face value and she would then read into what I said and misinterpret it. :frustrating:

My one friend now is an INTP. We get along very well, even though I only get in touch with her about once a week. We don't get offended at eachother at all.:cool:
 

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She would say things that would mean to be read into, whereas I took what she said for face value. And then she would get upset and not talk to me for weeks at a time while I had no idea what was going on. And vice versa, where I would say something that I meant for her to take for face value and she would then read into what I said and misinterpret it. :frustrating:
This happens all the time with me and ESTJs. So frustrating.
 

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INTJ: On a scale of 1-10, how attractive do you consider yourself?

ENFP: 7.5, probably. Uhhh my face is asymetrical. the space in my teeth. scars on my back. and I'm not as defined as i'd like to be. and my nose is slightly crooked and it irks me.

INTP: Get someone to break it and then put it back normally.

ISTP: I could do it. I could punch you in the nose.
 

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Person I could or not know who I'm not interested in talking to: Hi! How are you?
Me: Fine.
Person I could know or not know who I'm not interested in talking to: Me too
Me: That's good..
....

INTJ Friend: Hello
Me: Hello, how are you?
INTJ F: Fine, hey- do you know Hitler's love story?
<40 minutes later>
INTJ F: I want this to be written on my tombstone:
"I died and all I got was this lousy tombstone."
"User was banned"
"Respawn in 5...4...3...2..."
"You know when they tell you not to try this at home?"
"Suck it"
"The person you have reached is currently out of service."
Me: lol
"Please come back in three days"
INTJ F: /life
 

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this thread is hilarious
 
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On an almost daily basis I am confused (and amused) by certain conversations I have with others. I suspect I'm not alone. Please post examples (and the other person's MBTI) if you have them - if not the exact words then the general gist.

Here is one from today:


ISFJ: X's house was broken into yesterday and they stole her TV. I'm sure she'll want to move now, which is such a pity cause her house is so perfect.

Me: Does she have an alarm?

ISFJ: I don't think so. Plenty of people over there don't have them. I'm sure she'll end up moving.

Me: Or she could just get an alarm...

ISFJ: But she won't want to live there now that someone's broken in. Especially because she's elderly and alone.

Me: But she is no more or less likely to get broken into when she moves than she is now.

ISFJ: It's awful and she's older and has to live by herself. I'm sure she'll move.

Me: She'll still be living by herself if she moves...

ISFJ: I can't talk to you. Why are you so difficult to talk to?

:dry: :laughing: :ninja:
There's an ISFJ girl back at school that has liked me for way too long. I've tried to be INCREDIBLY straightforward with her telling her that I didn't like her any more than a friend. Yet, I think in her mind, it COULD still happen.

Point is, we have conversations like this one ALL THE TIME hahahaha.
 
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Conversation with ESFJ aunt:

Me: I download movies, save them on my external hard drive, then delete them on my computer. If anyone calls me all suspicious, I'll just say "yeah, I felt like it was wrong, so I deleted from my computer right away, I didn't even watch it."

Aunt: (Dramatic gasp) But yannibos, that is illegal! You can go to jail for a very long time. Oh my gosh you're so unethical!

Me: If you're stupid about it, you might get caught, but I'm pretty sure you're more likely to win the lottery.

Aunt: Yannibos, you should really consider taking a class in ethics. I think it'll do you good.

She's a teacher.
 

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(Talking to my ISTJ dad)

Me: Everyone has Marx all wrong. He doesn't necessarily say communism is the way to go, but rather that we are heading in that direction. After capitalism comes socialism. I personally think we'd be better off that way, anyway.

My dad: OK, but you see China and Russia? The people lived like hell there.

Me: That wasn't the type of communism Marx speaks of. We live in a country where we are all prostitutes, and the constant pursuit of money and taking advantage of people is everywhere, but the up and ups (the bourgeois) make it seem like we can become one of them (I'm getting rather ranty now). Then, right when you're about to get to that level, they move it up again. It's wrong, and people are like whorish sheep, blindly following what their pimps tell them to do.

Dad: My son, you have so much to learn about the world.

Me: Dad, I don't expect you to understand. Nobody does. That's why the system is always going to be like this. "Working class unite, all you have to lose are your chains." Sound familiar?

Younger ESTP brother: (Laughing and clearly not understanding at all) You should just become a monk then. You should want to get as much money as you can. That's how you put food on the table.

Me: Hahaha OK, Chris.
 

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Another of the conversations I have with my mum via text.

Mum: (waiting for a train) The platform's really crowded.
Me: Do you still have the bathroom scales in your bag?
Mum: Yes.
Me: You can use them to deal out divine justice.
Mum: Oh yes, will do.

Later.

Me: Did you hit anyone with the scales?
Mum: No, will do at *home town*
Me: It will be splendid.

This came after the very sarcastic conversation about buying Barbados or the moon with a £2.50 Tesco voucher.

Forgot to add my favourite recent conversation with my sister. It happened when we were reading Japanese books together, and I was helping her with some kanji.

Sister: So, it's the 11th month.
Me: Which is the 11th month?
Sister: ... September.

(What made it funnier is my sister's really smart, so it was completely unexpected.)
 

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This conversation occurred between me(INTJ) and two of my coworkers(INTJ and probably ISFP) while discussing food preferences.

Me: Oh, I really like cottage cheese.
INTJ: I don't really like cottage cheese.
Me: Oh? Why not? Texture?
INTJ: Yeah, I don't really like the texture.
Me: Yeah, I can understand that, I don't really like tapioca pudding for that reason. But I do like cottage cheese, despite the texture.
INTJ: Yeah, I don't like cottage cheese.
ISFP: Wow, INTJ, you really slammed her for liking cottage cheese.
Me and INTJ: <surprised look> ....
Me: What?
ISFP: Well, she said she doesn't like cottage cheese, and I didn't want to tell you this because I felt bad because she already said she didn't like cottage cheese, but I'm with INTJ, I don't like cottage cheese either.
Me and INTJ: <exchange glance and burst out laughing>
ISFP: ? :(
Me: Wait, you thought we were fighting about cottage cheese?
ISFP: You weren't?
Me: I don't think we were fighting about cottage cheese.
INTJ: Me either, we were just discussing differences.
ISFP: ...
 

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Me and my friend I met at a training for a long established and successful mentoring charity training thing.

Him - I'm setting up this bullying awareness charity thats going to put young people in touch with services that can help them, it's going to be AMAZING
Me - Whats different about it?
Him - It sets people up with services
Me - -_- google?
Him - There isn't anything like this
Me - why would people use you when theres google and established charities?
Him - Because we can put them in contact with services that can help them

(when i got bored of that we progressed to this)

Me - How will young people know about you to use you?
Him - I dunno... google?
me - o_O And how are you going to fund it?
Him - I'm selling stuff on ebay
Me - Made much money?
Him - Only a tenner so far but I have loads of old CD's to cell

And this went on until i just told him to go away. Seriously. I WANT TO KILL SOMEBODY. NOW.
 

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On an almost daily basis I am confused (and amused) by certain conversations I have with others. I suspect I'm not alone. Please post examples (and the other person's MBTI) if you have them - if not the exact words then the general gist.

Here is one from today:


ISFJ: X's house was broken into yesterday and they stole her TV. I'm sure she'll want to move now, which is such a pity cause her house is so perfect.

Me: Does she have an alarm?

ISFJ: I don't think so. Plenty of people over there don't have them. I'm sure she'll end up moving.

Me: Or she could just get an alarm...

ISFJ: But she won't want to live there now that someone's broken in. Especially because she's elderly and alone.

Me: But she is no more or less likely to get broken into when she moves than she is now.

ISFJ: It's awful and she's older and has to live by herself. I'm sure she'll move.

Me: She'll still be living by herself if she moves...

ISFJ: I can't talk to you. Why are you so difficult to talk to?

:dry: :laughing: :ninja:
I was at a pizza place waiting for my order when I guy walked up to the counter next to me to order.

The guy: "Do you have a pitza wif a ribs"

Cashier not getting it...

The guys: "You no ribs? Do you make a pitza wif ribs on it, like a ribs pitza"

It was incredible.
 

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INTJ: *sends an ecard that reads 'Tell someone you love them today, because life is short. But shout it at them in German, because life is also terrifying and confusing'*
INFJ: SCHMETTERLING!
INTJ: SCHLIEßFACH!
/conversation
 

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ROFL...wow what a conversation. I mean I've talked to people that are a little bit like that before but I don't remember the conversation. o.o
 

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Me: Wow, that project of yours sounds like a nightmare
Other tester: Oh, it's horrible
Me: Yeah, I've been listening in on these confabs of yours for a while. It sounds bad.
Sidekick: It's just awful.
Me: It's some kind of conversion/port, right?
OT and sidekick: ...

And then:
OT: No, really, it's more like a growth.
 

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Me: Dude! Nicola Tesla always had huge scalability problems, he's nothing but an overrated poster child for the circle jerk of libertarian college students. The thing is, his electromagnetic fantasies are practically infeasible. That's why you can't compare Edwin Howard Armstrong with Nicola Tesla.
ENFJ: Well, you've got a point there.
Me: I didn't mean that you are completely wrong for sure. I'm just trying to explain that I'm not disagree with you anyway.
ENFJ: I know, that's why I didn't interrupt you.
Me: So, where's my ice cream?
ENFJ: Are you serious? It was a joke! I can't believe that you think I was serious.
Me: Treachery!
ENFJ: Alright! What do you want? Chocolate?
Me: Vanilla please!
ENFJ: Vanilla? Heh, you never surprize me.
Me: What does that mean?
ENFJ: Never mind.
ME: You know I can't!
 

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Let's keep this thread going; I like it.
 

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You saved me hunting for it. Last week I got into the (crowded) elevator with this exuberant Irish woman. Ewww, she says, smells like beer in here. It's Monday, 9 am. I mumble something about how it's probably hand sanitizer or something.

'Or lithium' she says. 'Could be lithium. You come up next to some of those poor devils who have to take it and you think eeee what an alkie, but really it's just the lithium.'


*blink*
 
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