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What do you guys think about your reputation?

I’m not sure how to explain this.

I couldn’t care less what a stranger thinks about how I look, speak, walk, etc. I don’t care if they view me in a negative light, because I know myself and I know I am not a negative person. I also don’t care if they view me in a positive light, because it may be based off of some extremely superficial or incorrect reason. In other words, that’s their business.

But…

When I have an original idea or thought and a friend integrates that into her/his life… it’s like watching my idea manifest itself in real life… I feel so proud when someone says “Mashedpotato taught me this!” or something else like observing that her/his friends are starting to use my ideas or speak about them and take them on as their own.

That’s the great thing about it. It’s an idea. It can belong to anyone!

I think it’s the reinforcement that my ideas are worthwhile and actually help/entertain people that really satisfies me. I like to have a great reputation when it comes to that… of course there will always be critics, and I understand that and accept them.

But I love it when people are able to learn things that help them or enlighten them… either from me or anyone else.

Do any other INTP’s feel this way?
 

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Yeah, I think it's an INTP thing, we like to create theories (ideas) (Ti-Ne) and then distribute them to people (Fe). I also really appreciate having a good reputation about my intelligence and creativity but don't care about whether I look attractive or not.
 

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@mashedpotato @Airess3 Wow, those descriptions are ABSOLUTELY me :happy: I hate it when people pay a lot of attention to me, but I hate it even more when people aren't riveted by whatever in-depth monologue I've practiced for something ridiculous.
 

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I don't care at all


All I care about is being able to generate an idea and being able to follow it. If reputation helps that so be it
 
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Intps just tend to push people away so much... I wish they wouldn't, they have so much to offer
 

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Intps just tend to push people away so much... I wish they wouldn't, they have so much to offer
Eh.. Sharing ideas.

Any other intps that just can't wait to share their creative efforts or newly discovered somethings with someone, without actually needing/ wanting to be reciprocated. I find it very weird. For myself it is often for feedback, assurance that what I had in mind was properly envisioned in my thingy, and thus so understood
 

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I agree 100%!

DJarendee on youtube said INTPs care the least about what people say and you can't hurt their feelings. Because most are enegream 5 and their insecurity has to do with being wrong, or not having enough information to figure out something.
They know from an objective standpoint what theeir faults are so of you try to insult them they won't care. They'll be like "yeah that's true, I am that way.

But insult their system of viewing the world and they'll get insecure. But call them ugly, or stupid, or any insult most people would get insulted by and they won't care. Because they know they aren't stupid so if you call them stupid, they'll think YOURE stupid. It won't affect them.
 

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There's only three things I strive for in any conversation. A topic I have interest in, complexities inherent to that topic, and depth of understanding from both parties. If those 3 things are met, we could be standing naked in front of thousands of people at a NASCAR race, and I'd be happy.

People around me getting practical use from my ideas is secondary to the enjoyment of discussion.
 

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That's the kind of affirmation that makes being around people worth it. But it's often rare and short lived.
 
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What do you guys think about your reputation?

I’m not sure how to explain this.

I couldn’t care less what a stranger thinks about how I look, speak, walk, etc. I don’t care if they view me in a negative light, because I know myself and I know I am not a negative person. I also don’t care if they view me in a positive light, because it may be based off of some extremely superficial or incorrect reason. In other words, that’s their business.

But…

When I have an original idea or thought and a friend integrates that into her/his life… it’s like watching my idea manifest itself in real life… I feel so proud when someone says “Mashedpotato taught me this!” or something else like observing that her/his friends are starting to use my ideas or speak about them and take them on as their own.

That’s the great thing about it. It’s an idea. It can belong to anyone!

I think it’s the reinforcement that my ideas are worthwhile and actually help/entertain people that really satisfies me. I like to have a great reputation when it comes to that… of course there will always be critics, and I understand that and accept them.

But I love it when people are able to learn things that help them or enlighten them… either from me or anyone else.

Do any other INTP’s feel this way?
I'm skilled at detaching myself from my own opinions of myself, couldn't care less about others. Every action is an experiment, sometimes a risk. The only time someone's opinion matters is when I'm attached to them emotionally, such as in love, and I've exposed all my vulnerabilities to them. In that case if they judge me based on their own perception of my actions or words, then it hurts like nothing else. I believe both ideas are correlated: our lack of interest in winning approval, and our vulnerability.
 

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Intps just tend to push people away so much... I wish they wouldn't, they have so much to offer
We tend to push people away, because, at least for me, people tend to get in the way of my thoughts and ideas. As such, keeping people away is the best option.

But that is just for me, if any other INTPs feel differently feel free to say so.
 

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We tend to push people away, because, at least for me, people tend to get in the way of my thoughts and ideas. As such, keeping people away is the best option.

But that is just for me, if any other INTPs feel differently feel free to say so.
This is true. For example its difficult for me at times to focus on reading a book in a cafe or a bar because of the chitter chatter around me. I'd rather be away from everyone and focus on my thoughts, because they seem to have priority.
 

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Then you will be lonely.
 

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Then you will be lonely.
This may sound odd to you, however most INTPs do not get lonely, and instead feel drained and tired after extensive socializing.
 

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Wait till you're 60.
 

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Huh? That was not an attack. I think we often don't realize the consequences of who we are becoming by our habits. Each day you can take a step to be a loving person or you can continue to hate people. When you're 90 you'll either be alone, despairing, bitter etc or you can become more loving, joyful, enthusiastic etc. I would wish for you the latter.
 

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Huh? That was not an attack. I think we often don't realize the consequences of who we are becoming by our habits. Each day you can take a step to be a loving person or you can continue to hate people. When you're 90 you'll either be alone, despairing, bitter etc or you can become more loving, joyful, enthusiastic etc. I would wish for you the latter.
First of all, i was teasing you, i had hoped you would have noticed by the fact i added a silly face on the end. Anyway, this argument is based on a false premise. You assume that we hate people, and thus draw the conclusion that in time the hate will stack and make up bitter, crotchety old men (Or women). However we do not hate people, we do not love them either. Sure, we can hate or love SPECIFIC people, but in general, we are completely indifferent to others. Thus your argument falls apart based on said false premise. Starting at 0, If you keep adding 1, you will eventally get to 100, if you keep subtracting 1, you will get to -100, however if you add or subtract 0, it will always end at 0.
 
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