Challenge: Beat your friend in dodgeball, basketball, and wrestling in under 10 seconds.
Evolution of the SU shield prop.
if you wanna take the mbti test, i recommend this one bc its worded very simply
also a tip: answer based on what you naturally wanna do or what you naturally prefer, dont answer based on what youre forced to do
ISFJs act nothing like ISFPs. One is very detail-oriented, traditional, and focused on maintaining harmony (SFJ) and the other is more spontaneous, adventure-seeking, and focused on being true to themselves (SFP).
Since Fi and Fe can be confusing, I’ll mainly just contrast the Sensor aspect of things. But I will say this: Fi shows outwardly, Fe doesn’t. Fi processes all its feelings internally; Fe talks about how it feels. Fi loses someone and mourns in silence; Fe needs to talk about the loss to be able to move past it. Fi sees something it doesn’t like and says, “Nope,” and Fe says, “I’m uncomfortable with this… let’s discuss it, to see if we can reach a compromise that keeps everyone happy.”
ISFJs use dominant Si, which is all about facts, details, past experience, and maintaining traditional roles. It cares about history, because it knows if something worked in the past, it is likely to work in the future. It has a crazy good memory for how things differ now than they did in the past (I was in this restaurant six years ago, and that table wasn’t there before; plus, we had that waiter with the Russian accent…). ISFJs enjoy routine, because same-ness feels comfortable to them. They tie sentiment to many things, so they remember who gave them what gift, what the person was wearing at the time, the tone of their voice, and what the occasion was. Since they crave such a strong desire to have a connection not only to their own past, but their cultural past, ISFJs tend to be heavy into nostalgia and past eras. You’ll rarely find an SFJ who doesn’t love old movies, and the glamour of “classic Hollywood.” (When I met my ISFJ best friend, her favorite actor had been dead for two decades. She was seventeen and cared more about Laurence Olivier than Brad Pitt.)
ISFPs use secondary Se, which is all about immediate action in their environment. It isn’t sentimental, it’s an outward function focused on its surroundings. It doesn’t reflect inwardly, it acts outwardly. Se wants to know all the available options in their environment, so they can act on them. Se doesn’t want to miss out on anything exciting. It doesn’t care about the past, because right now occupies its mind (with a little bit of Ni kicking in, to cause them to move toward their larger life goal all the time). Routine sucks the life out of an ISFP, and they typically don’t enjoy reliving the same experiences more than once. Been there, done that. Had the thrill once, but now it’s worn off. Something must be different to draw them back a second time. ISFPs are active, creative, observant “doers.” They want activities. They want unexpected surprises. They want adventures. Their favorite movie excited them, and probably inspired them to take rock climbing, skydiving, ballet, or Kung Fu lessons.
ISFJs have Ne as an inferior, which makes them reluctant to let go of what they know, an what they have learned; but ISFPs have Te as an inferior, which makes them reluctant to hold to a schedule, and not always as organized as they would like. Because the ISFP has Fi and Te, it acts on the things it wants. The ISFJ has Fe and Ti, which means it analyzes the things it is interested in.
(I’m making this public because this information is really useful for others seeking to understand more about typing / their type!)
The one I have found most useful is “Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to the Personality Code" by Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi. It’s the actual workbook they use in the certification process, so it’s about 60 pages long, very informative but not full of technical jargon. The pages on individual types show how the functions work within that type (Ne isn’t going to be the same in an ENTP as an ESFJ!).
It is, by far, the least-complicated exploration of the functions that I’ve found. Happy reading!
Cognitive Function Loops
“Loops” are when your first and third functions (always both either introverted or extroverted) start playing off one another, without accessing your second and fourth functions. This can either be an asset (if your third function is a productive function) or a liability (if your third function is an emotional / indecisive function). When your functions forget to touch base with one another, they are imbalanced – people or characters “in a loop” are behaving very differently from their usual functions.
IXTJs in a loop become irrational, self-centered, insecure, and highly emotional, thwarting their plans to pursue an irrational emotional impulse (Fi).
IXFJs in a loop rely on internal decision making and personal rationality, forgetting to consult how this impacts others in the process (Ti).
INXPs forget to think up new ideas and solutions and get stuck in old behavior patterns or revisiting old material (Si).
IXSPs are less quick to act or may not act at all, as they get caught up in internal strategizing / envisioning the future (Ni).
ENXJs become highly motivated but also reckless in their behavior, abandoning their usual strategies for quick solutions and behavior oriented toward sensory pleasures (Se).
ESXJs get stuck in a rut of over-ideas and the inability to narrow down those concepts to one solution (Ne).
EXTPs develop visible emotions and insecurities about how others feel about them and the impersonal impact of their actions (Fe).
EXFPs launch into “take charge” mode by turning off their emotions and relying on factual information and quick problem solving (Te).
Since people in a loop aren’t consulting functions of the opposing stack, they are thrown off balance and lack their usual behavior patterns. To get out of a loop, you must activate your missing second function.
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Fredo is a sweet, experience-seeking man, who thrives on entertainment and becomes very enthusiastic at the idea of introducing his brother to new and exciting experiences. He tends to live for the moment and do it in a bombastic way; unfortunately, his tendency to leap on chances to act means he winds up married to a woman he can’t control, and also eventually brings about his downfall when it encourages him to betray his brother.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): He is very kind and sensitive, and believes everyone should follow their own path in life; when confronted with the knowledge that Michael has chosen to go into the army, Fredo congratulates him despite the emotional tension in the room. He is easily hurt by his brother’s condemnations and rejections. His pursuit of his own advancement causes him to betray Michael. He is reluctant to harm others.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): In Cuba, Fredo blurts out what he is thinking before he has fully processed it, giving his lie away. He organizes an elaborate party to welcome his brother to Vegas, and shows an ability to sense when things aren’t working and strive to fix it (though, not usually with his brothers’ enforcing values; Fredo uses kindness instead). His greatest fear is being thought “stupid,” because he feels insecure about his rational side.
Introverted Intuition (Ni): His betrayal of Michael shows an ability to envision a greater future for himself, and follow through on a plan in the hope of accomplishing it. Fredo also suspects his brother’s underlining motives and is aware of what is going to happen to him, before it happens.
Say a group of people all go to a theme park together.
Extroverted Sensing (Se) is busy noticing all the details of the park and the people in it. Sights. Sounds. Colors. Oh, cool. That ride flips upside down! I’m going to try that. Do you smell those hotdogs? Aren’t they great? I think we ought to go bungee jumping… it’s only $50 for a group of $12! Which way is the Tower of Terror? I’m going to ride down it and watch all you sissies wet your pants when it drops 50 feet in 12 seconds!
Extroverted Intuition (Ne) sees the possibilities of the park. Look at those two people. You can tell they’re not “together” anymore, but just hanging out for the kid’s sake. See their body language? How many rides are in this park? Do you think anyone ever died here? I think they should put a new ride in this space. Call it the Haunted House of Horrors, and have Dead Presidents in it. You know, they could put up an entire haunted SECTION of the park. That would be awesome. Who do I call to pitch that idea? Stay away from the guy in the red hat. He gives me vibes. Ooh, you know, I could write a story about a murder in a theme park! He could die because the Tilt a Whirl malfunctioned. No, no, because the Tower of Terror ride didn’t stop, it crashed the elevator to the bottom floor! His sister did it. No, his uncle! No, the theme park guy, because he’s freakin’ insane.
Extroverted Thinking (Te) is busy organizing others and coming up with “battle plans.” Which direction do we go first? Give me the park map. Okay, where do we want to be by noon? When and where do we meet for lunch? Who is in charge of watching the kid? Which rides do what? When is the bus leaving? What do we have time for? How long are the lines? Okay, everyone who wants to go on these twelve rides, line up to the left! Everyone else to the right! We meet back here at 7pm! No stragglers! Does everyone have their phone on? Good!
Extroverted Feeling (Fe) makes sure everyone feels involved and has their needs met. Does everyone have a buddy? Nobody should be alone! Let’s go to the bathroom first, okay? How do we feel about hamburgers for lunch? Is that okay? Let’s meet over there, shall we? Does everyone know the plan, so no one is left behind? Let’s take a vote on which direction to go first! Fe will go on a ride it doesn’t like so a friend doesn’t have to do it alone.
Introverted Sensing (Si) relates everything around them to past experience. Last time I was here, I threw up on that ride; I’m not going on it again. Oh, hey, that’s the bench I sat on when so-and-so kissed me! Oh, good, the line is shorter this year. Why does this slushie taste different? I think they put less cherry cola in it than before! I feel ripped off. OR… I’ve never been to a theme park before, but that Ferris wheel reminds me of that scene in The Notebook, when Noah won’t take no for an answer, until Allie agrees to go on a date with him…
Introverted Intuition (Ni) knows what will happen before it happens. I’m going to take a step back, because that kid is going to spill his slushie all over – yup, there it goes. I know which ride I want to go on. I’ve thought about it all week. I’m going to have an awesome time on that ride. I’m going there first. Wait, there are other rides? I didn’t even notice! I was busy fixating on getting to the head of the line! Ha, Marsha better not go on that thing, she’ll hurl—yep, there she goes.
Introverted Thinking (Ti) is busy analyzing how the rides work and what makes the most sense. If I go this way, the path winds around past what I want to see, and by the time we’re to meet up, I’ll have been all the way around the park. I won’t have to walk back, or rush from one side of the park to the other. Wait, why are they all walking in the opposite direction? Don’t they know this is the logical way to do it? If you go that way, you’ll engage in needless walking and won’t be able to get through the line in front of the House of Mirrors.
Introverted Feeling (Fi) decides which direction to go based on what is important to them. I’m going on this ride. No, it’s okay, I can go by myself. I don’t need you to come along unless you want to. I’m serious. I’m not afraid to do it alone. I’m not feeling the burgers, either. You all go ahead. I’m going to dash over to that taco stand. Nope, not going on that ride. You can beg all you want, I won’t do it. I’m scared of heights. Not a chance, bud. Drop it.
Jon Stewart is back from vacation, and he’s not wasting any time going after one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
Suppose an evil king decides to do a twisted moral experiment on you. He tells you to kick a small child really hard, right in the face. If you do, he will end the experiment with no further damage. If you refuse, he will kick the child himself, and then execute that child plus a hundred innocent people.
The best solution is to somehow overthrow the king or escape the experiment. Assuming you can’t, what do you do?
There are certain moral philosophers who would tell you to refuse. Sure, the child would get hurt and lots of innocent people would die, but it wouldn’t, technically, be your fault. But if you kicked the child, well, that would be your fault, and then you’d have to feel bad about it.
But this excessive concern about whether something is your fault or not is a form of selfishness. If you sided with those philosophers, it wouldn’t be out of a concern for the child’s welfare - the child’s getting kicked anyway, not to mention executed - it would be out of concern with whether you might feel bad about it later. The desire involved is the desire to avoid guilt, not the desire to help others.
We tend to identify guilt as a sign that we’ve done something morally wrong, and often it is. But guilt is a faulty signal; the course of action which minimizes our guilt is not always the course of action that is morally right. A desire to minimize guilt is no more noble than any other desire to make one’s self feel good at the expense of others, and so a morality that follows the principle of according value to other people must worry about more than just feeling guilty.
when people who have treated you like absolute shit are sad
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Being rude to service staff is #1 indicator that someone is garbage
And being rude behind their back is #2.
"Steven and the Stevens" (Episode #22)
Premiere on September 4th @ 6:30/5:30C on Cartoon Network.