I suppose I could look this up somewhere on a psychology website somewhere but I am interested in personal experiences or different perspectives on this. As an INTP, I know how I form opinions and beliefs. I will give an example, there is some new theory out there, someone tells me about it. I listen, if they give me the reason behind such theory or opinion, I judge if it sounds rational. Later, I will think about it and either research it more, or dismiss it because I either dont care, or there is no benefit in further analyzing it. I may find other information which supports that claim, theory or opinion. At that point I may form a belief about whatever topic that was. Now I know that it highly individual, but I am curious how others think. I am trying to figure out how to be more persuasive or at least have someone consider what I would have to say. I try to appeal to logic and explain things in a very logical way and when the other person completely dismisses what I have to say, I just get annoyed. This happens most of the time. They dont even think about my logic, they just think of their preconceived beliefs. What made them form that belief in the first place? How can one appeal to non-logical people? Maybe I just lack charisma. Maybe it the tone in my voice. Maybe its the words I use. I have no idea. I am just curious on other type's experience or how they would form beliefs or opinions.