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I just had a look at a site called SimilarMinds.com
I read its descriptions for several Jung profiles, and each introvert description seemed to nitpick on every possible bad quality, with hardly any mention of the positives. I noticed this especially for the INFP.
Looking at the language from a purely objective view, there appeared to be a consistent negative tone.
Do people actually take this site seriously?
The website seemingly has one author, Tim Flynn, and it seems as if he has some deep seated contempt for introverted people.

I mean, here are a few examples of supposed attributes of INFPs, which I have literally copied & pasted:
attracted to sad things
daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness
wounded at the core
familiar with the darkside
more likely to support marijuana legalization

Funnily enough, the author depicts extroverts in almost the opposite light:
emotionally stable
always joking
player
physically affectionate
empathetic
pro-weed legalization

Frankly, I don't know what to make of this.
And what is with all this focus on weed legalization anyway?!
 

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LOL

I love that website. Don't take it too seriously.

It gives the most superficial traits of each type.


"creative, smart, idealist, loner, attracted to sad things, disorganized, avoidant, can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings, prone to quitting, prone to feelings of loneliness, ambivalent of the rules, solitary, daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness, focus on fantasies, acts without planning, low self confidence, emotionally moody, can feel defective, prone to lateness, likes esoteric things, wounded at the core, feels shame, frequently losing things, prone to sadness, prone to dreaming about a rescuer, disorderly, observer, easily distracted, does not like crowds, can act without thinking, private, can feel uncomfortable around others, familiar with the darkside, hermit, more likely to support marijuana legalization, can sabotage self, likes the rain, sometimes can't control fearful thoughts, prone to crying, prone to regret, attracted to the counter culture, can be submissive, prone to feeling discouraged, frequently second guesses self, not punctual, not always prepared, can feel victimized, prone to confusion, prone to irresponsibility, can be pessimistic"

All of this sounds pretty badass to me.

There are some very unhappy and imbalanced extroverts. I'm friends with an ESTJ and the way he panics when alone and is unable to self-generate an exciting inner life is kind of sad to me. He is also anal retentive, as similarminds.com states, and this damages his relationships a lot.

"organized, group oriented, focused, conventional, leader, emotionally stable, anal, attention seeking, planner, realistic, fearless, responsible, finisher, decisive, norm following, respects authority, punctual, hard working, stiff, self confident, thinks rules and regulations are important, follows the rules, clean, outgoing, social, content, does not like being alone, normal, regular, does not like weird or strange people / things - intolerant of differences, strict, disciplined, aggressive, assertive, content, happy, proper, formal, strict with self, meticulous, strong sense of purpose"
 

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LOL

I love that website. Don't take it too seriously.

It gives the most superficial traits of each type.


"creative, smart, idealist, loner, attracted to sad things, disorganized, avoidant, can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings, prone to quitting, prone to feelings of loneliness, ambivalent of the rules, solitary, daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness, focus on fantasies, acts without planning, low self confidence, emotionally moody, can feel defective, prone to lateness, likes esoteric things, wounded at the core, feels shame, frequently losing things, prone to sadness, prone to dreaming about a rescuer, disorderly, observer, easily distracted, does not like crowds, can act without thinking, private, can feel uncomfortable around others, familiar with the darkside, hermit, more likely to support marijuana legalization, can sabotage self, likes the rain, sometimes can't control fearful thoughts, prone to crying, prone to regret, attracted to the counter culture, can be submissive, prone to feeling discouraged, frequently second guesses self, not punctual, not always prepared, can feel victimized, prone to confusion, prone to irresponsibility, can be pessimistic"

All of this sounds pretty badass to me.

There are some very unhappy and imbalanced extroverts. I'm friends with an ESTJ and the way he panics when alone and is unable to self-generate an exciting inner life is kind of sad to me. He is also anal retentive, as similarminds.com states, and this damages his relationships a lot.
I agree
 

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I just had a look at a site called SimilarMinds.com
I read its descriptions for several Jung profiles, and each introvert description seemed to nitpick on every possible bad quality, with hardly any mention of the positives. I noticed this especially for the INFP.
Looking at the language from a purely objective view, there appeared to be a consistent negative tone.
Do people actually take this site seriously?
The website seemingly has one author, Tim Flynn, and it seems as if he has some deep seated contempt for introverted people.

I mean, here are a few examples of supposed attributes of INFPs, which I have literally copied & pasted:
attracted to sad things
daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness
wounded at the core
familiar with the darkside
more likely to support marijuana legalization

Funnily enough, the author depicts extroverts in almost the opposite light:
emotionally stable
always joking
player
physically affectionate
empathetic
pro-weed legalization

Frankly, I don't know what to make of this.
And what is with all this focus on weed legalization anyway?!
lol wait til you get to the enfj descriptions.
 

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I just had a look at a site called SimilarMinds.com
I read its descriptions for several Jung profiles, and each introvert description seemed to nitpick on every possible bad quality, with hardly any mention of the positives. I noticed this especially for the INFP.
Looking at the language from a purely objective view, there appeared to be a consistent negative tone.
Do people actually take this site seriously?
The website seemingly has one author, Tim Flynn, and it seems as if he has some deep seated contempt for introverted people.

I mean, here are a few examples of supposed attributes of INFPs, which I have literally copied & pasted:
attracted to sad things
daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness
wounded at the core
familiar with the darkside
more likely to support marijuana legalization

Funnily enough, the author depicts extroverts in almost the opposite light:
emotionally stable
always joking
player
physically affectionate
empathetic
pro-weed legalization

Frankly, I don't know what to make of this.
And what is with all this focus on weed legalization anyway?!
Sadist, no. My theory is that he appropriates the throw-crap-at-a-wall approach to camouflage the fact that he's a judgmental know-it-all. And now he's surprised how much has stuck and doesn't know how to backtrack.

Not that I'm bitter... :tongue:
 

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I just had a look at a site called SimilarMinds.com
I read its descriptions for several Jung profiles, and each introvert description seemed to nitpick on every possible bad quality, with hardly any mention of the positives. I noticed this especially for the INFP.
Looking at the language from a purely objective view, there appeared to be a consistent negative tone.
Do people actually take this site seriously?
The website seemingly has one author, Tim Flynn, and it seems as if he has some deep seated contempt for introverted people.

I mean, here are a few examples of supposed attributes of INFPs, which I have literally copied & pasted:
attracted to sad things
daydreams about people to maintain a sense of closeness
wounded at the core
familiar with the darkside
more likely to support marijuana legalization

Funnily enough, the author depicts extroverts in almost the opposite light:
emotionally stable
always joking
player
physically affectionate
empathetic
pro-weed legalization

Frankly, I don't know what to make of this.
And what is with all this focus on weed legalization anyway?!
what? these aren't bad qualities, geez.

I suppose other people don't see us as defective it's just we are more to internalize hate, thus seeing the description in a negative light.
 
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