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The Yoruba have an interesting word: "Itutu"
Here's what it means:

Taken from Wikipedia entry for Cool (aesthetic)

"Author Robert Farris Thompson, professor of art history at Yale University, suggests that Itutu, which he translates as 'mystic coolness,'[6] is one of three pillars of a religious philosophy created in the 15th century[7] by Yoruba and Igbo civilizations of West Africa. Cool, or Itutu, contained meanings of conciliation and gentleness of character, of generosity and grace, and the ability to defuse fights and disputes. It also was associated with physical beauty. In Yoruba culture, Itutu is connected to water, because to the Yoruba the concept of coolness retained its physical connotation of temperature.[8] He cites a definition of cool from the Gola people of Liberia, who define it as the ability to be mentally calm or detached, in an other-worldly fashion, from one's circumstances, to be nonchalant in situations where emotionalism or eagerness would be natural and expected.[5] Joseph M. Murphy writes that "cool" is also closely associated with the deity Òsun of the Yoruba

C'mon fellow INTP's, I know you got some thoughts for me on this one...
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