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These are some recycled highlights from my daily life, based on your reading I'm very curious as to what ennea you see me as

I have two recycling bins at home, let's say one is overflowing and the second one's empty (which is often the case). I can't bring the overflowing bin out for the trash-men because shit will fall out of it on my way outside and there's no way I'm hurting my back and bending over to collect a tsunami of bottles covered in garbage juice. What I do is unload the overflowing bin to the empty one until the trash is levelled, then bring it outside so nothing spills. Some people would argue that It'd be more efficient if I disposed all of my trash at once rather than repacking it, but it's a small difference in efficiency which ultimately saves my backbone and dignity before my neighbours.

I am an awful listener and usually switch off during a conversation into my own train of thought, while subconsciously listening to the speaker but mainly focused on what lures my attention at that moment. However, when that person finishes speaking and expects a reply I always have enough information gathered while in that "subconscious mode" of listening to piece up a satisfactory reply.

I love trolling my friends/family on social media while pretending to be someone else - usually ridiculous, borderline believable characters.

I'm way more effective when I work alone, but I usually seek social interaction when I take breaks during work. I tend to nonchalantly wander into people's spaces, question their belongings, surroundings and person, roasting them subsequently based on what they answer.
I end up super drained after most group social interactions, unless I know these people extremely well and feel like I can be the unfiltered & unchecked me.

When it comes to being orderly, I can't stand few things like not having washed my hands (especially after meat) and having to write anything using any of the more expensive pens afterwards; it's a big challenge to leave the house dirty or messy - this actually triggers some social anxiety, I don't mind people being unpresentable at all, but it bothers me a lot when I am. I'm not overly punctual and can delay things until the absolute final deadline nears.
I am practical to the degree that I would never get a pet because I hate fur and the additional work is not worth all the love that a pet gives, speaking from past experiences.

If I'm not careful I can easily fabricate facts or stories to attract the other person - when having a strong gut feel or being certain that this person would like the quality of myself I'm accentuating or adding to. I've noticed becoming alarmingly good at this around being 17-18, after which I stuck to using it only in situations when it does equal good to me and the person I'm talking to, or in emergencies.

I was quite abusive as a child, but usually in ways that I knew wouldn't destroy the victim emotionally - throwing coins in one kid's eyes who was from a not so well off family. As cruel as this may sound, I would never mess with a kid if I knew I'd make him cry or tell on me, having approx, 90% success rate in doing so by the time puberty hit. Yes, making a kid cry would make me feel uncomfortable, but on the other hand I still have a laughing reflex at funerals when seeing people cry, especially if I know that person was no close friend of the deceased. Anyway, it's a constant habit of feeling out where people's real boundaries lay.
I despise obnoxious people and dismissive ones who see everything around them as black & white. Then again, I think I'm as open ended as it gets. Being on the topic, I also despise impractical design, people with flawed logic and bending down (especially when it's for trivial reasons) because I can feel how it wears my back needlessly.
 

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1. Click on this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/disgruntledbaker/28692079958/in/explore-2018-06-04/ Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
My initial thoughts were about my childhood and how tidy my room was just before I spilled a chest of lego on my carpet. My second thought was more abstract and the image reminded me of a fat office worker with yellow, cheap tie on the shitter; maybe because of the m&m colour and that thick porcelain mugs remind me of edgy defecation.

2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
I usually have a "couldn't care less" attitude in situations like this, as long as I'm having great interactions with my friends or someone's amusing me I'm all good and sit back letting others sort out the problem. I usually ask them seemingly arbitrary questions about the details of our problem, only to use their answer to make a humorous comment or mention an alternate, most likely, less orthodox solution.

3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assures you he won't drink so he can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
I'm very enthusiastic towards the driver encouraging him to go to that afterparty, laughing in my head imagining him pissed by the car when he comes back. I would drag him away from my friends if I knew they'd be skeptical of his reliability, and keep their minds off him while he's at the afterparty as long as I can, so they won't have any time to intervene if he's actually getting drunk. While managing all of this I'd run some alternate ideas of getting back home.

4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
If it contradicts a strong belief of mine I get irritated but don't show it, I cool off quickly and make sure I understand him clearly with a gauntlet of questions. I reach a common ground with him, understanding his point of view, but rarely phase my belief. But most beliefs I have are not set in stone and are easily mutable after an enlightening discussion.

5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
I'd analyse it from few perspectives, but most importantly assess whether it's detrimental not to incorporate my new "clashing" experience into my current beliefs.

6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
Health & dignity, stylistic/visual integrity, honesty with myself. Their details and execution can surely be altered, not the overall idea.

7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
My brand of humour, sense of aesthetics, what inspires me and my sensory needs. I would want to be completely unaffected by my negative emotional states, eg. jealousy or missing close ones.

8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
I experience strong hunches very rarely, usually about people. I tease my hunch out through humour before that person to see if I was right. Usually I dwell on them in my head for a while forgetting quickly.

9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
a) Talking with my best friends or family. Listening to favourite music while taking in new stimulating visuals (paintings/movies) - that helps me develop my new personalised imagery based off what I'm seeing and hearing.
b) Social interactions when I need to put on a performance. Algebra and housework.

10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?
My sense of humour, I think it can get very offensive without having a similar mindset. Some emotions that I see as inferior for display.
 
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