Hi All! I'm new to Socionics and would really appreciate some feedback on my type. Using the philisophical questionnaire
1. Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
Depends on the risk vs reward level and also depends on the topic. Smaller stuff, maybe the risk does not outweigh the reward. Deeper stuff like love, sure - these things are what makes life worth living. Overall for everyday mundane stuff, better to know what I'm dipping my toe into before I take a full dive though.
2. If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
Everyday, I pray that we will have world peace. No more starvation, torture, atrocities, extreme pain and terrible disease.
3. To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?
Like 80% shaped by hard work and willpower, 20% shaped by fate and luck. Hard work gets you very far, but sometimes, certain things are already per-determined and out of our control.
4. What happens after we die?
I don't know. God decides that.
5. Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
Doing the right thing, but in a reasonable way. The ends does not always justify the means, but that doesn't mean we should blindly bleed our hearts dry either.
6. What one piece of advice would you offer to a newborn infant?
Interesting question lol. Uhh...please try to finish going to the bathroom BEFORE your diapers get changed and not after? lol not sure. Newborns seem to just want to drink milk and sleep. When they get a little older, I'd tell them to enjoy these years to the best of their abilities. It's such a precious, innocent age.
7. Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
When it starts harming yourself and others, that's where it's insanity. Other than that, no judgments.
8. What is true happiness?
To be blissful and content, wanting nothing more in life. Finding that meaningful purpose in life that consumes you entirely and you willingly let it.
9. What things hold you back from doing the things that you really want to?
Fear. It plays such a huge part in my life and sometimes runs the show. Keeps me up at night, occasionally. I really hate it a lot of the times. If I could stop planning terrible outcomes in my head, I could just live in the present and just do instead of feel.
10. What makes you, you?
I don't know. I'm not special or stand out in any way really, except for being socially ungraceful, but that's a lot of people, so it doesn't really make me "me". Hmm, I guess I'm pretty determined to reach my goal once I really want something. When others were asked to describe me in one word, most people said reliable and my sister said genuine lol.
11. What is the truth?
The reality and matter of fact of things. Things that are unchanging and raw as they are, without any subjective impression that can change them. A lot of truths can't really be proven 100% though. There's always what ifs. The movement of time only moving forward is a Truth, but it is also only based on our human perception of time, so it can't actually be objectively proven to be true.
12. If lying is wrong, are white lies okay?
Depends on the situation. Lies aren't really okay, but sometimes, I justify them for certain specific reasons. Like if somebody is really nosy and trying to manipulate something out of me and I'm aware of it, I might tell a white lie to throw them off my trail because I don't want to give them that kind of satisfaction. They don't deserve to be able to ask loaded questions that manipulate personal things that I don't choose to reveal.
13. How do you know your perceptions are real?
LOL I just mentioned that above wow. Well, you don't actually know. This is just what is taught and universally accepted our whole lives, but we can't actually KNOW.
14. What makes a good friend?
Somebody loyal and there for you, even when your chips are down. Somebody that accepts you as you are, flaws and all (not that you should take advantage of that but yeah).
15. Why do people fear losing things that they do not even have yet?
Because chasing your dreams, future possibilities and the sort makes life worth living. Progress is wonderful.
16. Who decides what morality is?
Honestly, everybody has their own subjective moral code, but there are certain taboos that are widely accepted as wrong. I don't know how to explain it. It just feels wrong on an innate, natural level. For example, murder. It's wrong. Just is.
17. What is the difference between living and being alive?
Two very different things. Being alive is living while feeling like you want to live and have something to live for. A will to live, I guess.
18. Is a “wrong” act okay if nobody ever knows about it?
Not in my books. You still know about it. We shouldn't do good or right things to get something out of it or for fear of being punished. We should do it because it is right and just.
19. Is there a reason to life?
Another good question. Makes you wonder, really. I would say yes, but I can't really explain it in detail. It's just one of those innate and natural things again.
20. How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness?
Once again, this ties back to the perceptions question. You can't actually know, but you can find little clues that you might know due to them writing they agree to certain things you write, or other forms of communication. But words are subject to semantics and language. So, you get close enough, I suppose.
21. What is true strength?
To have the courage to do what scares you but you know that you must in order to protect others.
22. What is true love?
Unconditional love that you can only experience with one person.
23. Is a family still relevant in the modern world?
Yes. We're social creatures. We need love and care. Even if the family is not actually blood related, we humans still need a family.
24. What role does honor play in today’s society?
Not as much as it should. Still a lot of corrupt people in power under the guise of the good.
25. If money cannot buy happiness, can you ever be truly happy with no money?
I wouldn't say no money. That's so unrealistic. I would say if all other non monetary happiness conditions are met, having little money wouldn't stop happiness. You still need shelter and food to not feel miserable, sick and cold/hot though.
26. How should people live their lives?
As they want, as long as it doesn't infringe on other people's well being and safety.
27. How much control do you have over your life?
Not that much. I mean I certainly have all the physical power to do whatever I want, but mentally, it's different. I'm the type of person that cares a lot about what my in laws and others think of me, and want to keep up a "ladylike" reputation with them. Reason being I don't want to face the ridicule and backlash for not behaving traditionally. I don't actually judge others that way at all, but I'm a lot harder on myself personally.
28. What is freedom?
Not being tied down doing things you don't want to do.
29. Isn’t one person’s terrorist another person’s freedom fighter?
Yes. I've always thought about this. This is absolutely true. I actually really hate war and wish people would just GET ALONG. It sounds super naive of me and I'm already in my late twenties, but I try to keep up the optimism, even though the world can seem so bleak at times.
30. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture?
I would say nurture shapes it the most.
31. What defines you?
I don't know. I'm no good at these kinds of questions. I just try to show who I am by answering all the other questions.
32. What do people strive for after enlightenment?
To continue to share peace and enlightenment with the rest of the world?
33. Do we have a soul?
34. What is intelligence?
The ability to think/do things better than the majority of the population, I guess if I had to define it. It comes in many forms: social, intellectual, musical, street smarts, cleverness, etc.
35. Do you make your own decisions, or let others make them for you?
I think I honestly tend to ask others for their opinion and it affects my decisions a lot. When it's a subject I'm particularly stubborn with, I'm not likely to budge, but those are rare.
36. What is reality?
Your perception of what is real. Why does this question keep being asked in different ways? lol
37. Is trust more important than love?
You can't love without trust, so they go hand in hand.
38. Is it easier to love or be loved?
For me, I guess to love. It's not hard to be loved, but I can see how sometimes, I'll feel bad if others have to sacrifice for me out of love, so that would be harder.
39. Is it better to love and lose or never to love?
I hate this question lol. It's so dark. If I had to choose, love and lose.
40. Do aliens exist?
I think so! I cannot fathom that we are the ONLY life form in this universe/multiverse.