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Real or fictional. Past, present, future or imagined.

Edit: Or parts of role models.
 

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You know what, I can't think of anyone.
There is nobody who I want to be like. I guess there a little bits & pieces of some people, but not one person who I look up to or want to be like completely.
I might chang my mid later though.
 

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Growing up I never really had any role models, mostly because public school doesn't teach you about Nikola Tesla, and I always thought that people who idolized Einstein's super-brain were tools.

Nowadays, I think Tesla and Einstein were pretty cool guys, but I still don't have any "role models" per se.


This might be why I grew up to be such a dysfunctional adult...
 

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This is very interesting. This might be an INTP thing, because I also can't think of a role model. I might temporarily want to be like some action hero in a movie. But this fades away fast. I guess I just wanted to be cool...
 

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Artosis - for pursuing his dream and committing to it, and for being polish
Gordon Ramsay - for his passion and dedication to his craft of cooking
Patrice Oneal - for saying whats on his mind and being a true comic who's on a completely different level
Sun Zhong Shan - for his persistence in the face of failure and cool mustache
Darren Brown - for his ability to help people through entertainment and revealing psychological tricks that are used to exploit people daily

NO WOMEN
 

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Other than Muhammad(pbuh), there is no one really that I think of as role model. Believe it or not, I actually live my life the way I want to. My ESFJ friend on the other hand, every human creature that has reached seniority is his ultimate role model.
 

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I do have some role models, I guess. With certain things at least.

First would probably be the Italian tourist who was executed in Iraq, when the people who did it were videotaping their executions. This guy said something like "This is how an Italian dies," and tried to take off the hood they had on him before he was killed, instead of pleading for their lives like the other people.
If I'm ever in some bad situation like that, or something else, I hope I can be brave like that. I don't want to be the coward who breaks down and begs, or panics and tries to save my own skin only to leave my friends or family to fend for themselves. I want to be the one who can stay strong, who could risk my own life for, say, my little sister's if it came down to that (obviously if there's a choice to take a third option I'd do that, but I'm talking about if there isn't a choice).

In that same thread, a lot of fictional heroes. Frodo and Sam, one who went through hell to do something that had to be done and the other who followed him there (and for that matter, Gandalf and Bilbo as well). Kip Russell from Have Space Suit-Will Travel. The Doctor, of course.

Another one is Galileo, as a scientist and defender of the truth.
 

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I don't really inspire to anyone but myself--it is just much more healthier that way.

However, there are a couple people who I admire for certain attributes they posses.

Crono--the big guy in my avatar--for his unquestionable choice to fight and save others for no reason other than it should be done, and he never says a word when doing it ;]

Bill Cosby--he is just a well-rounded guy: a man of great faith and a man of great parenting love.
 
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The closest I have to a role model is Napoleon Bonaparte. That guy was a just a winner.

I also like Ip Man (Bruce Lee's master) as portrayed in the movies.
 
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I don't know if I'd call them role models, but George Carlin, and Tank Man. Socrates I guess I don't know, Carlin for sure tho lol that guys great.
 

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Ok, I've been thinking.
The closest thing to a role model I have would probably be Sherlock Holmes(been a fan my entire life) & I wouldn't really call him a role model, more of some one just to admire their skillz. I think the fact that one of him is comming to Oklahoma might've had a little bit of a role in my choice. :tongue:
 

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Socrates- had a brilliant mind and was completely unafraid of death
Louis C.K.- comedic genius
Carl Jung- best psychologist that ever lived in my opinion
Hunter S. Thompson- badass
Tupac Shakur- pure honesty which is reflected in his music
 

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Some more people I admire(but don't consider a role model) are

Tesla- Is there a reason not to like him?
Elon Musk- He has Telsa Motors
Edison- Deaf like me!(too bad he screwed over Tesla)
Teddy Roosevelt- Who doesn't like presidents that ride moose through rivers?
Britney Spears- She knows what she wants
Marie Curie- Her life, her death
 

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Ron Paul. I don't want to discuss politics online but the man has character. He does what he wants, says what he wants and makes no excuses about it because he believes it is the right thing to do. He doesn't hide the truth and lets his actions speak for themselves. For a man in power, those are exceedingly rare qualities.

A relevant quotation by my favorite U.S. president:

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." — Abraham Lincoln
 

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There are people I admire. At various points in my life, the more I admire somebody, the more I will think about them to understand how they think. My first role model would be my dad, who was basically a mentor for me. I've retained much of what he taught me, even when I don't know I'm doing so. He acted in such unusual but intelligent ways; he was the kind of person who never ordered me to behave in a particular way but rather set an example by living his life courageously and intelligently.

This student and master relationship has lingered to some extent -- toward people I look up to as moral, comedic, intellectual, and social guides. This relationship of the student/master may be an unconscious replacement for what I have lost in the years since my dad's death. There seems to be a pattern to the personality styles of those I admire. People like Frank Zappa, George Carlin, Noam Chomsky, Robert Anton Wilson, and Bertrand Russell, among others, are the ones that inspire me, inform me, make me laugh, and make me think. I think the best role model for me is the one who can challenge me the most, but not for merely the sake of being challenging. There is an underlying theme, a core of moral truth that I am seeking.
 
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In general, the characters that I admire, represents the man I cannot be.
But lets say I am wrong.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be like Vegeta, very much.
//In time, it faded away and I'd begun to change very much.

//I liked many characters and public figures, but not close to role models. Yet, it was enough to shape me, by 'taking' a bit from there, a bit from other.
//Then, with the time passing, getting older and older, I found two role models.
One of them and maybe the head of the list: Gregory House. Deep inside, I believe that he is the one that shaped me in becoming INTP and becoming the person I am today.

//Yet, I don't know what happened, but in the past year I've changed a lot. I am less Introverted. Sometimes I feel so much more Extroverted.

And at the actual moment, my so called role model is Cal Lightman.

//I had no one to follow, on over the years. I had no real models in real life, and so I had 'locked' myself in cartoons, TV show, manga, movies and so on.
 
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