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Jhoon is a writer and artist who likes to study astrology and psychology. Astroligion.com was launched in 2016 with a focus on astrology but has since expanded to include the MBTI and other topics. This site has provided Jhoon a great incentive to research and learn more about many subjects of personal interest.

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The Hidden Insecurity of Each Myers Briggs Type

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INTP 


Being thought of as boring or unintelligent.


INTPs derive most pleasure from solitary activities such as research and acts of creativity. Their minds are always bubbling with ideas and  random sometimes hilarious cogitations. INTPs know that if someone were to glimpse the amusing contents of their thoughts it would be clear why they are so absorbed with their inner world.

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    The Extrovert

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    Understanding extroversion and introversion is important to understanding how to interact with others. Knowing whether we are dominantly introverts or extroverts helps us to have a better grasp of our mental and emotional health. It is important to…

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    The Mental Illness Of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    INTP/ISFJ: Schizotypal Personality Disorder.

    Ti/Si or Si/Ti. Most commonly in INTP dom/tert loops (Ti+Si), resulting in totally giving up on attempting to obtain the social/interpersonal connections that inferior Fe drives them to unconsciously desire. Schizotypal people are seen (and typically see themselves) as having such unusual thoughts and behaviors that widespread social acceptance is nearly impossible. Ti thinks, “I cannot find any logical explanation for social rituals” and Si reinforces this self-isolating, risk-averse behavior by constantly reminding the user: “Remember how badly this went last time you tried?” Continue reading

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    9 Signs You Or Someone You know Is An Introverted Narcissist

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    Not all Narcissists are bombastic and in-your-face.

    When it comes to narcissists, it is believed they come in 2 flavors: the grandiose and the covert. Narcissists of the grandiose variety are much easier to spot as they exhibit the overtly vane, exploitative, self-entitled, and aggressive behavior commonly associated with narcissism. The covert or vulnerable narcissist on the other hand, is less conspicuous. They are outwardly self-inhibited and modest, and may appear empathetic but inside harbor much of the same grandiose and over-inflated self-image found in their grandiose counterpart. Continue reading

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    The Most Racist Myers Briggs Personality Type?

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    If you ever wondered which personality type is most common among racists, a poll posted on the white nationalist website stormfront.org may provide an answer.

    Stormfront.org is a self described “community of racial realists and idealists” where embittered white nationalists and Neo-Nazi sympathizers can connect with other like-minded souls to indulge in unsavory racist rhetoric. The site is ranked 8,148 on Alexa and it’s founder claims it receives over 1 million unique visitors per month. Google reportedly had to tweak it’s search engine algorithm after a Holocaust-denying Stormfront article began ranking in the top search engine results for “holocaust” search terms.

    In a forum poll surveying the personality types of Stormfront users, of the participants, INTJs are shown to be the most prevalent, followed by ISTJs and INTPs.

    Racism and Intellect

    It’s worth noting that most of the survey participants are introverts. Only 20% are extraverted personality types which isn’t surprising since extraverts are likely too busy with their social lives to be hanging around online forums. Nevertheless, even among the introverted samples, the INTJs are way overepresented. This is troubling when you consider that INTjs are statistically among the most intelligent, high achieving personality types, which also includes the ranks of such prodigious luminaries as Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk.

    Although the Myers Briggs personality types are by no means a measure or indication of intelligence or intellectual aptitude, it’s clear that certain cognitive preferences tend to be stronger than others in specific areas such as academics and creativity. Naturally, the more peaceable and decent folks among us would like to dismissively attribute low I.Q. to racist attitudes but in truth,  do they necessarily go hand in hand? No doubt, hate groups are notoriously host to some of the least erudite troglodytes of society. Intelligent people seem to be too busy with more productive things than to concern themselves with fruitless hate-mongering.

    But INTJs have often been stereotyped as mad scientists with a potential for misanthropic diabolism. Being a rational type, INTJs are inclined to rely on logic and gut intuitions which may lead them to form unconventional conclusions that may threaten the sensitivities of feeling types. So from a depth psychology standpoint, it’s not difficult to see how INTJs, who are by their very nature predisposed to develop antipathetic views of people and society, could come to embrace such uncompassionate ideologies.

    Racism as personality disorder

    There is a wide spectrum of causes by which racist attitudes may arise, but one of them may simply be a symptom of personality disorder. An article published in the Journal of the National Medical Association suggests that racist attitudes may be the product of malignant narcissism. The cause of narcissistic personality disorder is not known but has been attributed to excessive pampering or criticism in childhood, or due to genetic predispositions. Narcissistic traits include:

    • Grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
    • Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
    • Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
    • Requires excessive admiration
    • Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
    • Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
    • Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
    • Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
    • Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

    Dominant-Tertiary Loops

    You may have heard about dominant/tertiary loops as an MBTI-based explanation for personality disorders. Where this idea came from, I don’t know. It appears to be an idea born of internet forums that just caught on. The INTJ Ni/Fi loop has been cited as giving rise to what resembles Paranoid Personality Disorder.

    The idea is that if the INTJ’s auxiliary “Te” is debilitated, underdeveloped, or ignored for whatever reason the tertiary Fi will step in and join center stage with dominant Ni. The two introverted functions operating without “Te” to provide a reality check results in the INTJ becoming too isolated and losing touch with objective reality. In theory this could lead to all kinds of ill conceived notions and irrational conspiracies manufactured by their introverted intuition and further reinforced by their subjective introverted feeling.

    In this state, INTJs become your typical conspiracy theorists; they cling deeply to their personal values and can find a conspiracy to assault or attack those values everywhere they look. Chronically distrustful of others’ intentions for no legitimate reason, these types are certain they are the only ones who really know “the truth.” The inferior function, Se can sometimes lead to an unconscious desire to attract the attention of or lead/organize others in efforts to expose the nefarious conspiracies they invariably see everywhere. If Te were doing its job, the INTJ would be able to look around them and observe empirical evidence that most of their theories are probably not reflected in reality, but as they rely almost entirely on internal validation, Ni will go to any lengths to justify Fi’s emotion-based suspicions.

     

     

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    The Annoying Qualities Of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    INTP


    • In trying to explain how they got from A to B they may condescendingly simplify things to the point of insult or give up with a dismissive “never mind”.
    • Delaying the completion of their work indefinitely with constant revisions, sometimes even quitting before they ever begin.
    • Setting aside their partners’ feelings, and their own, for far too long.
    • Dressing oddly/shabbily, neglecting personal hygiene and carry a distinctive smell that they do not realize they exude.
    • Emotionally inattentive. May need reminders to pay attention to their relationships and family life.
    • Being rather messy and feel little need to maintain a clean work space to study.
    • Not following instructions or finishing tasks
    • Showing off their pithiness instead of using plain language that would be better understood.
    • Passive-aggressive tendencies like not answering the phone or giving the silent treatment.
    • While busy chewing their mental cud, they don’t pay much attention to external details.
    • Tendency to poke holes in other’s faulty logic with an emphasis on clarity and precise word use. Feel honor bound to correct other’s mistaken ideas.

    INTJ


    • Being too controlling of others and trying to shape them according to their ideals.
    • Closing themselves off to the opinions of those they believe to be intellectually inferior.
    • Insensitive and tactless in making their opinions of others all too clear.
    • Unnecessarily saying harmful and distorted things.
    • Delusional and foolish overestimation of their abilities.
    • Neurotic level of perfectionism that runs others away.
    • Reluctance in accepting blame.
    •  Tend to blame others for misunderstanding them rather than evaluate their own difficulty expressing themselves.
    • Tendency to over-analyze and be judgmental, as well as arrogant.
    • Viewing emotions as being for the weak.
    • Over-delegating and entitlement; expecting and demanding from others to take care of tasks they could and should handle themselves.
    • Looking down on and rejecting others based solely on perceived and imagined status.

    ENTP


    • Turning everything into an object for debate.
    • Asking probing and personal questions that make others feel uncomfortable.
    • Purposely lying for their own amusement.
    • Being impersistent and abandoning things they’ve started. 
    • Prodding and pushing people’s buttons just to see what they’ll do.
    • Blurting out random things without having thought them through first.
    • Can be insensitive and unintentionally hurt others’ feelings.
    • Being wishy-washy and frequently changing their minds; backing out of commitments at the last moment.

    ENTJ


    • Extreme tunnel vision.
    • Being too controlling of others and trying to shape them according to their ideals.
    • Closing themselves off to the opinions of those they believe to be intellectually inferior.
    • Insensitive and tactless in making their opinions of others all too clear.
    • Unnecessarily saying harmful and distorted things.
    • Delusional and foolish overconfidence in their abilities.
    • Neurotic level of perfectionism that runs others away.
    • Tendency to over-analyze and be judgmental, as well as arrogant.
    • Can be a “control-freak,” always wanting to be in charge
    • Being unreceptive to other’s opinions and being dead-set on having their way.
    • Being anal retentive and perfectionistic and yelling at others when under stress.

    INFP


    • Can get too sensitive over things that aren’t a big deal but can’t really help feeling hurt or sad.
    • Being insecure and acting childishly.
    • Wallowing in their own self-pity and feeling sorry for themselves.
    • Sarcasm and passive aggressive behavior.
    • Sudden mood swings that catches others off guard.
    • When stressed, may be prone to emotional outbursts.
    • Sucking the fun out of everything when they’re in a foul mood.
    • Emotional baggage.
    • More concerned with the way things make them feel than in making rational arguments and can often appear irrational and illogical.
    • In group situations, may have a “control” problem where they want to take over everything because group members’ standards often aren’t as high as theirs.

    INFJ


    • Whining if things don’t go their way; if they don’t feel appreciated.
    • Tendency to believe they’re always right and dismiss/ignore other peoples’ opinions, even before fully hearing them out.
    • Prone to petty acts of revenge for insignificant sleights.
    • Hypersensitive to criticism.
    • Walling off part of themselves and often don’t let others in, even if they are trustworthy and wouldn’t hurt them.
    • If hurt too many times by someone any hope for forgiveness will be denied – forever.
    • Their arguments essentially boil down to whether something is “good or bad” and it is right “just because.”
    • Can become “cold-hearted bastards” and “ice queens”.
    • Take forever to complete certain tasks in an attempt to make it perfect.
    • Not returning phone calls.
    • Can get carried away with self-righteous outrage when an “injustice” has been committed.
    • They hold grudges for long periods of time.
    • Pretending to listen and consider alternatives when in reality they’ve already made up their minds.
    • Believing they understand you better than you understand yourself.
    • Seem to care more about formality than content. ie. it’s about how you ask them, not your intention.

     

    ENFP


    • Can, at times, be overly anxious and worrisome
    • Being impulsive and capricious.
    • Their enthusiasm may cause them to be unrealistic.
    • Takes criticism poorly.
    • Tendency to not follow through on projects, usually because they get excited about a new project and abandon the first for the second – this may become a problematic cycle
    • May be overly concerned with being liked.
    • Always seeing the possibility of what could be often causes them become bored with what actually is.
    • Impatient and strongly driven to blindly pursue every interesting or promising idea/path that one imagines will lead to “success” as measured by external standards.
    • Prone to projecting personal inadequacies onto others.
    • Prone to being argumentative, domineering, arrogant, caustic, jealous, envious, or territorial; tendency to demand agreement/approval from others or streamroll people who disagree.

    ENFJ


    • Believing themselves to be superior and more deserving of validation on the sole basis of having better “social skills.”
    • Meddling, intruding, giving little to no space or privacy – no matter how uncomfortable they’re making others.
    • Doing too much “for others” when it was not asked of them, when they were clearly asked to stop (several times) – and then resenting others for it and expecting and demanding in return.
    • Tendency to act as if they know so much about what you’re talking about, even if they don’t.
    • Inability to let go of others who have long ceased to be (or want to be) connected to them.
    • Keeping others from making decisions on their own and from living their own experiences by instilling worries and fear where they’re not due.
    • Believing they know better what’s best for others when, in fact, they don’t – and forcing their views onto others.
    • Whining when things don’t go their way, if they don’t feel appreciated.

    ISFJ


    • Expecting and demanding more consistency than is reasonable.
    • Being closed off to anything new or different.
    • Incessantly worry about everything, making simple things seem overly complicated.
    • Unwilling to acknowledge or change faulty ideas/assumptions (can’t admit to being wrong);
    • Very intolerant and vulnerable to conflicts and criticism.
    • Need positive feedback and may become discouraged or depressed if they do not receive it.
    • Convinced others don’t like, appreciate, or need them, and over-accommodate others’ needs.
    • Get stuck in impressions of how things were and resist change; waste time reviewing the impact of the past.
    • Can be argumentative and prone to blunt verbal retorts or attacks or blame.
    • Refusing to listen to other perspectives and only accepts others when they agree.

    ISTJ


    • Such perfectionists and more than a bit controlling — if you don’t do things their way, you are doing things wrong.
    • Can be know-it-alls.
    • Tendency to be extremely judgmental.
    • Can be cheap/stingy.
    • Get stuck in impressions of how things were and resist change; waste time reviewing the impact of the past.
    • Easily hurt by criticism or rejection yet unwilling to acknowledge being hurt.
    • Ignoring suggestions and reluctant in changing their minds.
    • Rigidly following a belief system or what they personally think is important, with accompanying childish and/or selfish behavior.
    • Misinterpreting someone’s actions and seeing negative intentions where there are none.

    ESFJ


    • Extensive self-deprecation. Playing the victim card.
    • Doing too much “for others” when it was not asked of them, when they were clearly asked to stop (several times) – and then resenting others for it and expecting and demanding in return.
    • Assuming they understand others when, in reality, they’re only attributing their own motives and intentions to others.
    • Believing they know better what’s best for others when, in fact, they don’t – and forcing their views onto others.
    • Meddling, intruding, giving little to no space or privacy – no matter how uncomfortable they’re making others.
    • Believing themselves to be superior and more deserving of validation on the sole basis of having better “social skills.”
    • Schmoozing and gossiping about others.
    • Keeping others from making decisions on their own and from living their own experiences by instilling worries and fear where they’re not due.
    • Being manipulative to get what they want out of people.
    • Pointing out the obvious and making gratuitous remarks.
    • Being two-faced and disingenuous.
    • Tendency to act as if they know so much about what you’re talking about, even if they don’t.
    • Exaggerating their contribution to others and making humble brags.
    • Being judgmental of others who don’t share enthusiasm or interest for what they enjoy.
    • Virtue signalling and faking passion for whatever seems popular. A bandwagon groupie.
    • Being overly dependent especially in relationships.

    ESTJ


    • Can be extremely judgmental
    • Being stubborn, inflexible, unreasonable, and overly rigid.
    • Tend to believe they’re always right.
    • Tendency to be bossy.
    • Impatient with sloppiness and inefficiency
    • Can be insensitive and inadvertently hurt others
    • Resists change.
    • Have zero patience and no tolerance for those who do not share their values/beliefs
    • Can be very demanding and critical.
    • Interpret situations in a naive way, inferring malice where none exists.
    • Spend money and time on things that are unimportant and care little about the value of things.
    • Prone to being pessimistic and negative, often imagines or expects the worst possibilities.
    • Deflects criticism or makes excuses for mistakes and failures.
    • Micromanages situations and tries to maintain a sense of control with the unconscious intent of repressing internal feelings of instability or insecurity.

    ISFP


    • Being easily and visibly displeased by anything less than “perfect” according to their own personal values.

    • Being self centered and personally concerned with only themselves to the point of egotism and conceitedness.

    • Inflated sense of uniqueness.

    • Projection assuming they understand others when, in reality, they’re only attributing their own motives and intentions to others.

    • Trying to bend and twist perceptions to make the wrong seem right.

     

    • Wallowing in self pity for extended periods of time.

    • Cannot seem to trust in anyone or anything.

    • Tends to obsess about the past or future and ignore present facts.

    • Being stubborn about values as they crusade for a particular cause.

    • Childish and/or selfish behavior.


    ISTP


    • May avoid and ignore problems.

    • Tends to obsess about the past or future and ignore present facts.

    • Tendency to believe in mystical “signs” or intuitive “connections” that don’t really exist.

    • Tend to have difficulty with long-term commitments

    • Tendency to hold back part of themselves and be overly private

     

    • May intentionally stir things up to create the excitement they long for

    • Tend to get bored easily

    • Are often rule-breakers– do not necessarily respect or abide by the rules of the “system” (can be positive and negative)

    • Not naturally in tune with how they affect others.

    • Cannot seem to trust in anyone or anything.


     

    ESFP


    • Prone to projecting personal inadequacies onto others.

    • Being argumentative, domineering, arrogant, caustic, jealous, envious, or territorial.

    • Tendency to demand agreement/approval from others or streamroll people who disagree.

    • Tendency towards immaturity.

    • Can be reckless/frivolous with money.

     

    • Being over-dramatic

    • May be materialistic and superficial.

    • Often do not handle criticism well – tendency to take things very personally

    • Tendency to ignore or try to escape from conflict rather than deal with it

    • Always excited by something new and may frequently change partners or be unfaithful.


    ESTP


    • Needs constant agreement from others.

    • Cannot handle direct disagreement or criticism well; tends to feel unappreciated by others/society.

    • Seeks affirmation or admiration by dominating or manipulating social situations.

    • Unaware of own flaws/limitations.

    • Engaging in emotional pandering or showing off things like status, style, achievements, talents/skills, or material wealth.

    • May not realize or even care about the effect their words have on others

     

    • Can be bossy and somewhat unscrupulous when it comes to getting what they want.

    • May fall into trap of ignoring, rather solving their problems

    • May get bored easily and abandon relationships quickly once/if they become bored.

    • Though great at getting things started, they often struggle with following through.


     

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    Introverted Thinking

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Introverted Thinking (Ti) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    – Crippling perfectionism; having high standards and aiming to be and do well with them can be great as long as it’s not paralyzing and keeping from making the necessary ‘mistakes’ to change and improve where it’s needed.
    – Senseless fault-finding and nit-picking; focusing too much on what is wrong and losing sight of what is right (or highlighting what is wrong for no good reason and more often than necessary) can be both harmful and stagnating.
    – Endless questioning; questioning is important and recommendable to find and create solid foundations and constructs, but if it keeps going incessantly, it can needlessly break or impair the solidity of things.
    – Endless hypothesizing; hypothesizing is important and recommendable to come up with new ways to look at things and fill the gaps, but if it keeps going incessantly, it can leave no room for the facts and how things are truly like.
    – Destructive and unproductive battle of wits; intellectual conflict may form doorways to exploration and clarifications, but if there’s too much emphasis on proving one’s intellectual superiority and another’s intellectual inferiority, many opportunities to learn will be lost.
    – Insensitive and disrespectful prodding; it’s one thing to take interest in another person and participate in light teasing to get them to open up about matters, and it’s another to be pervasively insistent on getting someone to share about themselves (by pushing buttons and more) when they don’t want, need nor have to.
    – Dismantling and reducing to bare minimum; in exaggerated efforts to be “detached” and “impartial,” stripping objects and subjects to the point where they lose their meaning and significance.
    – Overvaluing intelligence and logic; believing intelligence and logic (in self and in others) are all that count and having little to no patience or appreciation for anything else not only lacks compassion – but also leads to a distorted and incomplete worldview.
    – Severe distrust and negativity; not that being happy-go-lucky is always that much better, but many worthwhile people and experiences can be missed (or even tainted) if there’s a strong predisposition to think the worst of them.
    – Projection; assuming they understand others when, in reality, they’re only attributing their own motives and intentions to others.

    Extraverted Thinking

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Extraverted Thinking (Te) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    Overconfidence and recklessness; being bold and taking risks can be important, but it can be taken too far – to the point where much more is lost than what was ever there to win to begin with.
    Over-controlling and micromanaging; people and things need time and space to work and be productive, being over their shoulder too much throughout the process may sabotage the possibility of better results.
    Over-delegating and entitlement; expecting and demanding from others to take care of tasks they could and should handle themselves.
    Being overly simplistic and dismissive; instead of being mentally agile and effectively reaching correct conclusions, information is carelessly processed and incorrect conclusions are believed.
    Sacrificing quality to be cost-effective; while there may be instances in life where this is the wiser choice, it is not as often as it may appear. Producing for the sake of producing can be counterproductive in many ways.
    Unyielding fixation on methods; learning a procedure and stubbornly adhering to it even when it shows to be more problematic and defective than others available to adapt to.
    Excessive ‘pragmatism’; continuing to choose what seems easier and safer over finding creative solutions to problems.
    Excessive elitism; rather than simply finding mind-mates and relatable people, looking down on and rejecting others based solely on perceived and imagined status.
    Brutal and dishonest communication; under the excuse and delusion of “just being honest,” unnecessarily saying harmful and distorted things.
    Projection; assuming they understand others when, in reality, they’re only attributing their own motives and intentions to others.

    Extraverted Feeling

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Extraverted Feeling (Fe) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    Excessive attachment; inability to let go of others who have long ceased to be (or want to be) connected to them.
    Excessive possessiveness; seeing others as extensions of themselves and feeling entitled to limit and to shape them to their own will, without much or any concern for what others truly want and need.
    Excessive protection; keeping others from making decisions on their own and from living their own experiences by instilling worries and fear where they’re not due.
    Lack of boundaries; meddling, intruding, giving little to no space or privacy – no matter how uncomfortable they’re making others.
    Overextended service; doing too much “for others” when it was not asked of them, when they were clearly asked to stop (several times) – and then resenting others for it and expecting and demanding in return.
    Overbearing pride; believing themselves to be superior and more deserving of validation on the sole basis of having better “social skills.”
    Condescension; believing they know better what’s best for others when, in fact, they don’t – and forcing their views onto others.
    Projection; assuming they understand others when, in reality, they’re only attributing their own motives and intentions to others.
    Falsehood for unmerited inclusion; tactically lying and delivering half-truths with the intent to persuade and convince themselves and others of someone’s “goodness.”
    Falsehood for unmerited exclusion; tactically lying and delivering half-truths with the intent to persuade and convince themselves and others of someone’s “badness.”

    Introverted Feeling

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Introverted Feeling (Fi) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    Championing a lost cause; being invested in a cause that, realistically, is too much for them to be able to help move forth or that’s simply not viable given the conditions and circumstances.
    Unreasonable moral standards; having excessively rigid and/or high “moral standards” which are, in many cases, nearly impossible to reach and/or doing so comes at the cost of much that’s of equal or more importance.
    Unreasonable indignation; being easily and visibly displeased by anything less than “perfect” according to their own personal values.
    Immoderate self-centeredness; more than being personally concerned with only themselves for some time, being so to the point of egotism and conceitedness – believing much outside themselves that they haven’t earned or deserve should be for them, at the cost of others and against others’ will.
    Inflated sense of uniqueness; believing themselves so different and special that it must automatically mean they’re more significant and valuable than most others.
    Poor self-reflection; not taking the time to truly reflect, get to the root emotions of their views and beliefs, and rearrange their inner world for the better.
    Romanticizing suffering; while suffering might enhance wisdom and empathy, this can be taken too far and be done for too long, leading to detriment and stagnation – or worse.
    Holding on to what should be let go of; remaining with someone or something that is mostly bad or wrong for them by fixating on the tiny bits that make it feel worthwhile, hoping things will change even though they continue to show no signs of this.
    Projection; assuming they understand others when, in reality, they’re only attributing their own motives and intentions to others.
    Excusing and justifying the inexcusable and unjustifiable; searching for ways to bend and twist perceptions to make the wrong seem right.

    Extraverted Sensing

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Extraverted Sensing (Se) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    – “Refined and sophisticated” taste; it may be impressive to be able to sense harmony and subtleties within given compositions, but this is not to be confused with being closed and narrow-minded by fixating on acclaimed standards of “beauty.” Embracing some variety and rawness is necessary to truly get to experience and know the physical realm.
    – Overindulgence in pleasures; it’s okay to indulge for we’re not meant to spend our lives only in sacrifice – the problem lies in overindulgence. Overindulging so much to the point that it is later regretted (out of one’s own conscience or due to its backlash) or not even enjoyable in the moment (as it’s not worthwhile) defeats the purpose of pleasure. Not to mention more unreasonable forms of it.
    – Reckless risk-taking and thrill-seeking; what may seem reckless to one person may not be to another who’s more able navigate and thrive in danger, but don’t completely ignore the consequences of your actions and consider those affected by them.
    – Abrasive and forceful behavior; there may be a time and a place for everything. Being aggressive or even violent doesn’t always have to be suppressed, but it also doesn’t have to be active at all times. There are fighting, dancing and other intense activities that can be participated in instead of constantly disrupting quieter and calmer places and people.
    – Volatility and reactiveness; becoming aware of surroundings and of what is happening before responding is at times much more beneficial than being impulsive.
    – ‘All that glitters is gold’ mentality; if it looks too good, maybe it’s not. Not to devalue everything, but to be watchful of illusions that grab attention of convince of something that’s not.
    – Mindlessly conforming to and depending on current trends and easy “fixes”; being at the mercy of circumstances rather than impacting, improving and/or overcoming them makes little use of natural potential. It’s often fine to join in and appreciate what’s actual before it’s gone or to cope in the short-term with what’s available when necessary, but it’s wasteful to be reduced by this.
    – Selfish opportunism; making “the most” or “the best” out of things sometimes has its costs and comes at the expense of others. Taking advantage of situations is not necessarily malicious or terribly self-serving, but it can be.
    – Lacking direction and going in circles; not all change and movement mean progress. Let and have actions amount to something greater.
    – Carefreeness verging on carelessness; worrying (on its own) doesn’t solve much, but neither does pretending problems don’t or won’t exist. There’s a difference between keeping it light and being indifferent.

    Introverted Sensing

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Introverted Sensing (Si) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    – Remembering things as worse or better than they actually were; in some cases, it’s okay to see things in a different light to be able to honor some sides of them or to be firm in not repeating them, but be watchful not to believe these versions as indisputably exact.
    – Having memories jumbled up inside, blended and confused; without taking the time to sort them out and appropriately group them, their sources, dates and more can be lost.
    – Assuming that a few similarities signify total sameness; while it’s definitely important to take note of certain signs to know and understand what we’re facing and dealing with, being too quick to judge can lead to many overgeneralizations.
    – Holding onto and investing in something mostly or only because of familiarity; it’s fine when it’s truly valuable or not too problematic, the issue is in tolerating and enduring for too long what one could be better off without.
    – Expecting and demanding more consistency than is reasonable; not everyone is going to be as consistent as one would like them to be (not everyone can, should or has to). And in some cases, some simply do not care enough to and you’d only be driving yourself crazy and wasting your time (or other resources) trying to make them.
    – Dismissive skepticism toward ideas and visions; believing ideas and visions without enough proof that they have any merit can be naive, but keep in mind that many things that once seemed impossible are now evident. Skepticism can instead contribute, for better or for worse, to clarifying, fleshing out and polishing ideas and visions.
    – Being closed off to anything new or different; be it out of fear, pride or something else, it might be too terribly prolonged and keep one in the dark or even deteriorate their health.
    – Refusing leaps of faith or steps toward the unknown; not that leaving the comfort zone and taking risks must be done 24/7, but sometimes it’s worth it. You can move forward and still be wisely cautious.
    – Hoarding possessively and/or with disregard; there may be collections of personal value that are well guarded and venerated, but be careful not to fail to see their worth or how they burden you. Decluttering and minimizing is at times essential (and so is proper treatment).
    – Failing to check for or see the relevance of facts; speculation and taking things at face value can only go so far, this function is to be accessed, among other things, for veracity.

    Extraverted Intuition

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Extraverted Intuition (Ne) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    Blowing matters out of proportion; exaggerations have their time and place for worthwhile effects and can be quite comical and illustrative, but it’s a different case when something important is at stake.
    Taking matters out of context; finding similitudes between differing areas can be clever and even brilliantly illuminating as long as it retains veracity or is at least made clear that fiction is heavily at play.
    Insensibly filling the gaps; guesses and approximations can push us to discover, to find out what is missing and what else is or could be there, but there isn’t always an invitation to throw in whatever we can think of.
    Changing and believing versions significantly removed from reality; seeing beyond what is apparent and searching for alternate ways to look at things can be honorable and admirable, but it can also be disastrous when done without sense.
    Emphasizing possibilities to the detriment of positive potential; becoming enthusiastic and/or cautious of what might be may serve growth and more, but mindfulness and restraint may be required to bring forth and protect the better of it.
    Extracting and highlighting pieces and patterns in a manner that distorts and/or debilitates;there’s much to everything and what’s selected from it can greatly, for better and/or for worse, impact things.
    Repeatedly going in circles and/or attempting to follow too many tangents at once;broadening and revising perspectives aids clarity and grants wisdom, but some amount of focus and direction may be necessary for this to be fruitful.
    Overwhelming to exhaustion and suffocation; being quick-witted and bursting with ideas is a valuable talent that can be relieving and enlivening if it leaves room for and helps breathe.
    Sacrificing depth and quality for the sake of multitasking; sometimes slowing the pace and committing to only a handful of tasks can be more productive and fulfilling.
    Selfish and obsessive fascination and discussion of subjects; being curious and exchanging knowledge can be rewarding for everyone involved if reasonable boundaries and privacy are respected.

    Introverted Intuition

    The following are only a few of the ways in which the Introverted Intuition (Ni) function of a person is misplaced and/or misdirected:

    Superiority/God complex; it’s tempting to believe that having easy access to the overviews and undercurrents of situations places someone above others, but this may only be delusional and foolish – wisdom comes with humility.
    Everything must be part of a calculated scheme and/or further an agenda; while it may be grand to not let time and other resources go to waste, to see everything fall into place and become something greater than the sum of its parts, not everything can or should fit into a vision – some things just have to be allowed or let go of.
    Extreme tunnel vision; keeping focus and avoiding distractions may be necessary, particularly within certain situations that require it, but taking it to extremes in some instances might turn into no more than narrow-mindedness, stubbornness and ignorance.
    Deceit and/or lack of explanation; as a non-verbal process, it may be difficult to communicate and make understandable. However, this does not mean that deceit is more favorable nor that one shouldn’t at least make an effort to illustrate when necessary.
    Demanding profoundness and greatness in all; it’s fine to look for the extraordinary and to also see the extraordinary in the ordinary, but sometimes appreciating (or at least tolerating) the simplicity in the simple things is what can get us through the day.
    Distanced disconnection; detachment and non-attachment may serve well for clarity and impartiality, but too much distance and disconnection might reduce and diminish important matters.
    Apathy due to perceived “sameness’ and “predictability”; believing nothing matters because everything can be stripped down to the same predictable patterns misses the fact that there’s much more, composing all, that can be looked forward to.
    Assuming knowledge and understanding; being able to immediately grasp a concept or the essence of something can seem like a quick absorption of all that it’s made of, but this may be far from being the case and instead only vague knowledge and understanding are reached.
    Erroneous connections and synthesis; just as correlation does not equal causation and outcomes don’t necessarily imply intention, combining and summing up information may result in erroneous assessments when appropriate discernment is not practiced.
    Reactively trusting intuitive callings without insight; learning to hear what hunches are truly trying to say takes introspection and contemplation – without this, inner and outer conditions could get mixed up and be inaccurately read.

     

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    The Trickster Role Of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    The Opposing Role of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    The Opposing Role

    The opposing role is the 5th function and the first shadow function in the Beebe model’s extended 8-function stack. This function’s role manifests as a reaction towards the ego and especially its heroic dominant perspective when being opposed or obstructed. Obstruction might also be when the ego’s connection with the anima (or inferior function) is obstructed. This function refuses to “play” and join in whatever is going on at the time. Your 5th function is used mainly as a defense and manifests as unfriendly, rude and uncooperative. 

    “The opposing personality is a primary resource of defense, a part of us that tends to lurch forward first when we feel our heroic superior function and it’s most cherished values to be under attack”. (p132)  It is “oppositional, paranoid, passive-aggressive and avoidant”, (p. 41, 58, 132) and also ‘easy to project onto others, especially a person of the opposite sex”. “Projecting the opposing personality will cause a man to see the woman in a negative or troublesome light as she seems to embody the man’s own antagonistic traits”

    It might be easy for us to develop skill in the process that plays this role, but we are likely to be more narrow in our application of this skill, and it will likely take more energy to use it extensively. In its positive aspect, it provides a shadow or depth to our leading role process, backing it up and enabling us to be more persistent in pursuit of our goals.




    Opposing Role: Extroverted Thinking


     INTP

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    ISTP

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    • Tries to beat others at their logic using their own principles.
    • Tries to promote their frameworks as being the most efficient, and in some way get them implemented.
    • Think that agreed upon logical rules are stupid and a waste of time.
    • Spunky Te types might be sexy.
    • Recognizing the need for external efficiency.
    • Feel obstructed in or become stubborn about the way the environment is organized, and other mechanical things.
    • Can become critical, disgruntled with disorder, illogic, or inefficiency.
    • Can become stubborn about organizing things and insist on a systematic approach.
    • Lashes out if others criticize their logic with emotional arguments, and make subjective arguments.
    • Spend unnecessary time establishing order, planning, and misguide themselves and others in the process.
    • “The environment should be ordered in a way that makes sense to me”.
    • Orders the external world according to what makes sense to the “hero” (dominant function). Opposes those who order it differently.
    • Will back up the ego’s internal technical model of how things should be, and thus when the principles are violated, it will be “stubborn” about how things are technically organized.




    Opposing Role: Extroverted Intuition


     INTJ

    NiTeFiSeNeTiFeSi

    INFJ

    NiFeTiSeNeFiTeSi

     

    • Turns toward external stimuli to back up their internal perceptions.
    • Feel obstructed in or become stubborn about emergent meanings and hypothetical possibilities.
    • Probably think that multiple possibilities are absurd. The patterns point to one right conclusion.
    • Over-reading between the lines, often misinterpreting someone’s actions and seeing negative intentions where there are none.
    • Interpret situations in a naive way, inferring malice where none exists.
    • Oblivious to unspoken potentials and get off track with inferences and interconnections.
    • Stubborn about responding to emerging information and locking on to a hidden meaning.
    • Veers away from likely outcomes according to internalized conceptual patterns and merges with the objects themselves, using their open, multiple meanings or possibilities to toss out at others, perhaps sarcastically.




    Opposing Role: Introverted Intuition


     ENTP

    NeTiFeSiNiTeFiSe

    ENFP

    NeFiTeSiNiFeTiSe

     

    • Feel obstructed by or become stubborn about their perceptions of unconscious images and meanings.
    • Taking only one possibility derived individually instead of the multitudes from the environment, is stupid and limiting.
    • Will “lock on” to an internal negative perception of what will happen.
    • Make dire predictions with certainty and mistake deep symbolism as a guidepost for life.
    • Envision how something will play out and ignore signs that it won’t work out, foreseeing disaster or nothing at all.
    • Stubborn about perceptions of how the future will be, and lock onto a vision that won’t happen.
    • Indulge negative thoughts of how events will unfold.




     Opposing Role: Introverted Thinking


     ENTJ

    TeNiSeFiTiNeSiFe

    ESTJ

    TeSiNeFiTiSeNiFe

     

    • Feel obstructed in or become stubborn about individually understood technical principles and robotically following them.
    • Breaking things down into [individually assessed] trivial detail is stupid, inefficient and a waste of time.
    • Steps aside from the means to the end of implementing efficiency, to referencing the inherent “universal” principles, explaining why this is the way it should be, or why others should understand or act accordingly.
    • May make statements or believe in ideas that are contradictory and illogical.
    • Caught up in pointing out others’ inconsistencies, with a dogmatic tendency to adhere to one principle rather than seeing its distinctions.
    • Can be stubborn about the models and principles they’ve adopted, categorising everything simplistically and robotically following the principles.
    • Prefer not to articulate operating principles and can get stuck in models and frameworks they have learned or adapted.




    Opposing Role: Extroverted Feeling


     INFP

    FiNeSiTeFeNiSeTi

    ISFP

    FiSeNiTeFeSiNeTi

     

    • Feel obstructed in or become stubborn about environmental [human] group standards.
    • Think that agreed upon ethics do not get to the real needs of people; affect them negatively, etc.
    • Will appeal to external societal values to defend personal valuations.
    • Over-address others’ concerns and feel disappointment over a false sense of closeness.
    • Convinced others don’t like, appreciate, or need them, and over-accommodate others needs.
    • Stubborn about how others affect them and resist being pulled into being responsible for others feelings and choices.
    • Can be quite critical and disgruntled about the expectations of the group to the point of rebellion and disengaging.




     Opposing Role: Introverted Feeling


     ENFJ

    FeNiSeTiFiNeSiTe

    ESFJ

    FeSiNeTiFiSeNiTe
    • Feel obstructed in or become stubborn about individual personal values.
    • Tailoring everything to individual personal needs is too much trouble.
    • Retreats to their own personal values (as a defense), which they normally adapt to accommodate others.
    • Inverts their value system erecting a hard stiff wall of what is important and desired to themselves personally.
    • Rigidly following a belief system or what they personally think is important, with accompanying childish and/or selfish behavior.
    • Spend money and time on things that are unimportant and care little about the value of things.
    • Be stubborn about values as they crusade for a particular cause, turning off people instead of mobilizing them.
    • Dwell on conflicts in beliefs, being critical, and locking into their desires by bulldozing others.




    Opposing Role: Extroverted Sensing


     ISTJ

    SiTeFiNeSeTiFeNi

    ISFJ

    SiFeTiNeSeFiTeNi
    • Feel obstructed in or become stubborn about tangible/practical reality.
    • Think that living in the moment is irresponsible. (However, some who do it are sexy).
    • Focus is shifted to current, emergent reality to backup past knowledge.
    • Stubborn about going on impulse and insist that they have an accurate read of the situation.
    • Excessively seek physical stimulation or following the urge to do nothing; zero in on isolated details, acting impulsively on them.
    • Dwell on the perceived “realities” of a situation; act highly impulsively.
    • Go on about “facts,” blocking others’ proposed actions, or get caught up in the moment and engage in impulsive behavior.




    Opposing Role: Introverted Sensing


    ESTP

    SeTiFeNiSiTeFiNe

    ESFP

    SeFiTeNiSiFeTiNe

     

    • Feel obstructed by or become stubborn about their perceptions of how things once were.
    • Memorized rules and such are stupid and limiting of freedom.
    • The past (stored tangible data) is used as a reference to how it links to the present, which they will stubbornly cling to.
    • Can become stubborn about their perception of the past and fixated on its relation to the present.
    • Prefer not to focus on the past but can be quite critical of past performances and overuse negative experiences to inform decisions.
    • Cling to what they are used to; repeat themselves in ritualistic fashion.
    • Get stuck in impressions of how things were and resist change; waste time reviewing the impact of the past.




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    12 Variations of the INTP Personality Type

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    In astrology, it is known that there are distinct differences among persons of the same zodiac sign. With the Myers Briggs, there are also shades of variation among shared types. While it appears that there is no 1 to 1 correlation between Myers Briggs type and astrology sign, it could be that the astrology sign may produce variations of a given Myers Briggs personality type. Here are 12 theoretical variations of the INTP personality.

    ARIES

    An Aries INTP may be especially dynamic and ambitious but just as socially awkward as the others. Intellectual arrogance may be accentuated due to their highly active minds and intense curiosity to understand everything. They work in impulsive bursts of energy rather than a steady constant flow. They live and move with a sense of purpose,  silently amassing a wealth of knowledge as they go.  An Aries INTP will likely tend towards impatience and frustration with restrictions and impediments that threaten to thwart them and their objectives. Extra blunt and to the point, they are very quick to zero in on the gravamen of a matter and suss out an array of creative solutions and poignant insights.

    TAURUS

    The Taurus INTP may be slightly more persistent than others and possess an added dose of patience and pragmatism. They are likely to be especially quiet and reserved and can work tirelessly to bring their goals to fruition or to attain a complete and full understanding of something in which they are interested. This type of INTP may be especially obstinate and uncompromising when their principles are violated.

    GEMINI

    Gemini is an air sign naturally associated with intellect, communication skill and learning. A Gemini INTP is likely to be especially silver tongued and verbally agile. A bright and fast thinking mind with an avid interest in assimilating new information and mastering abstruse concepts. They may enjoy talking with anyone willing to listen or keep up with them but they prefer those who can challenge them and sharpen their ideas.

    CANCER

    Cancers are emotional water signs which is something that runs counter to the phlegmatic INTP archetype. An INTP cancer may have a more developed Extraverted feeling (Fe) than the norm. This INTP likely has a soft underbelly for which they’ve developed defense mechanisms to protect. They may withdraw from the outside world into their “shell” when emotionally damaged and hurt. If they get burned enough times, they may develop an aloof and cold veneer to the point that they may deny having feelings at all. Only those who manage to penetrate their walls discover the loving and compassionate heart inside the robot.

    LEO

    Leos are proud and pompous and an INTP Leo is likely to be somewhat intellectually conceited or at least to appear to be so. They may intimidate others with the confidence with which they assert their points and arguments. INTP Leos may desire recognition and due credit for the brilliance of their ideas, and may feel slighted if they don’t feel properly acknowledged. They may be somewhat competitive and when they are insecure will likely be compelled to show off and try to impress others.

    VIRGO

    Virgos are modest and analytical which jibes naturally with the INTP personality type. VIrgo INTPs likely will be less interested in seeking recognition or taking credit for their work. They may have trouble asking for things like promotions or raises. They may be especially critical and scrutinizing in their analysis of both people and objects. This INTP may be more persnickety and argumentative and perhaps anal retentive about accuracy. Annoyingly so.

    LIBRA

    A Libran INTP might be very uncomfortable with conflict and will utilize tact and sensitivity to smooth things over or maintain the peace. They are not equipped to deal with emotional turmoil in any real capacity for they themselves have not mastery over their own. They may have a calm and awkward charm that others find affable. These INTPs may enjoy better social lives and an ability to extravert themselves more.

    SCORPIO

    Scorpio INTPs are likely to be very private and mysterious individuals. They may carry an aura of intrigue that leaves others to only speculate. For their part however, their penetrating minds are adept at reading others and figuring them out. These INTPs probably love secrets and esoteric knowledge. They truly enjoy the process of using their intuition, piecing together clues, connecting the dots in the service of uncovering the truth.

    SAGITTARIUS

    Sagittarius is jovial and philosophical. It is also the associated with Jupiter which is the planet of higher learning. A sagittarius INTP is likely unafraid to express their opinion in an unfiltered and blunt manner. They may be especially restless, always seeking to broaden their horizons and improve themselves. Learning is a mutual interest of both INTPs and Sagittarians so this is a indistinguishable quality between them. However a Sagittarius INTP may be more willing to break free from their comfort zone to embark on more adventurous exploits.

    CAPRICORN

    Both Capricorns and INTPs are reserved and shrewd. However the Capricorn INTP will likely be more responsible and dutiful with an eye on achievement. Capricorn INTPs are willing to work hard towards a goal and may resemble more of an INTJ in many regards. They may feel comfortable in a tutelary role where they can share their knowledge through teaching.  They may also be especially sarcastic with a dry a sense of humor.

    AQUARIUS

    The Aquarian INTP will likely appear more eccentric and quirky like an ENTP. This INTP will probably have heightened rebellious streak and have a low tolerance for those who try to shove authority down their throat. These are unconventional, inventive free spirits who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd or appear weird. Their independence is sacred.

    PISCES

    Albert Einstein was a Pisces reputed to be an INTP and if he is any indication, Pisces INTPs can be pretty ingenious. These INTPs may often appear lost in their thoughts which happens to be typical Pisces behavior. Their intuitions may border on clairvoyant. Their moods may be subject to frequent changes although they try to maintain a placid exterior. They frequently retreat to their inner world where they are most comfortable. They may be prone to excessive daydreaming and escapism and also drug and alchohol use.

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    7 Of The Most Expensive Insurance Payouts Ever

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    [dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccidents happen, and they often come at a hefty cost. Hurricanes, car accidents, slip and falls… all of these can result in extensive and expensive damage which is why it is important to have insurance coverage to help foot the bill. Some insurance payouts are staggering in their magnitude so here is a list of other disasters that cost insurance companies dearly.

    #7. Lucky Bean

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    Rowan Atkinson is an English actor best known for his comical role as Mr. Bean. In the U.K., Atkinson set a record for the largest insurance claim ever recorded after crashing his McLaren F1 automobile . In August 2011, the actor lost control while driving on an icy English road near Peterborough. Luckily, Atkinson walked away with only minor injuries but his 240 mph supercar spent more than a year under repair. The accident cost his auto insurance for a hefty £900,000 which equates to roughly $957,780 USD. The amount exceeded the previous U.K. insurance claim record by nearly 3 times. Since then, Atkinson’s auto insurances quotes will likely be sky high.

    #6. He Broke A Leg, now He’s Set For Life

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    In Virginia, a claimant slipped on ice and skated away with millions. In 2012, a man sustained multiple broken bones after slipping in the walkway outside his apartment residence. Further complications stemming from both the injury and a preexisting condition threatened the amputation of his lower leg. In the end, a personal injury lawyer in Virginia was able to win the claimant a structured settlement of $7.75 million on account of the property owner’s lack of snow and ice maintenance as required by law. It’s a heavy price to pay, no bones about it.

    #5. Art Theft

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    In 1994, thieves stole three paintings from the Schirn Kunsthalle art gallery in Frankfurt, Germany. Two of the paintings were by artist, J.M.W Turner and had been loaned from the Tate gallery in London. These pieces were insured for $18 million each and the Tate museum received $36 million in compensation in exchange for the ownership rights to the paintings. The paintings were later recovered, and the museum bought back the ownership rights.

    While you may not own a priceless work of art or antique, your personal belongings still have value.  Homeowners and renters insurance policies include a provision for protecting your possessions. You will receive a payout if the items are lost, stolen, or destroyed during a natural disaster. The amount of personal belongings coverage will vary depending upon the policy. Typically, homeowners insurance will cover an amount equal to half of the value of the home structure. Renters insurance coverage will vary. If you have an expensive piece of personal property, you may want to have a clause added to your policy for additional protection.

    #4. An Easy Target

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    Cyber insurance is not something that most of us would necessarily need or think of needing. For businesses that store and manage data about their customers such as addresses and credit card numbers, cyber insurance or technology professional liability insurance is an imperative.

    In early 2014, retail giant Target announced their data had been breached and the sensitive information of nearly 70 million customers had been stolen from their servers. The cyber theft cost the company $61 million and their insurance carrier was able to cover $44 million of those expenses. If you are concerned about someone stealing from you, then consider purchasing bond insurance. First-party bonds protect your business against employee theft. Third-party bonds will help to protect your clients’ possessions and theft by temporary employees.

    #3. Paul Walker

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    When one of the lead actors dies during the production of a film, the consequences can be very costly. In November 2013, actor Paul Walker died in a fatal car crash just moments after leaving a charity event in Valencia, California. Filming for his latest movie ‘Furious 7’ was still unfinished at the time and Walker’s untimely death left studio execs with a delicate problem. Universal Pictures filed a claim for $50 million which is said to be unprecedented in the way of Hollywood insurance claims. This was to cover the expenses involved in editing, like CGI “face-replacement technology” and script revisions. It is not known if the studio has received payment for their claim as of early 2015.

    #2. 9/11 Tragedy

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    September 11, 2001 will forever live in infamy not only for it’s death toll but for the magnitude of money it cost in damages. The lives of nearly 3,000 people ended in the wake of this senseless tragedy and it is regarded as the most expensive incident in insurance history. The total cost reached a towering sum of $40 billion which was payed out for losses including business interruption, vehicle and property damage, life insurance, liability insurance, aviation liability and workers compensation. Congress created a $7 billion fund to compensate 5,562 family members of the fallen. Payments went to widows and widowers, children and parents.

    #1. Hurricane Katrina

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    In 2005, the Gulf of Mexico was hit by a devastating hurricane trifecta in which more than 4,000 people perished. In the devastating aftermath following Katrina, Rita and Wilma, New Orleans was flooded and the combined damages left behind amounted to approximately $130 billion in insurance claims covered under ‘an act of God’. The enormous estimate comes from the costs of damage to homes and businesses as a result of the storms, as well as compensation for personal injuries and fatalities during the hurricanes.

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    The Relationship Style Of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    INTP


    In their romantic relationships, INTPs may exhibit qualities that their partners find endearing. INTPs are always generating ideas, but rarely do they get to fully explore their more romantic ideations. When they finally do meet someone with whom they are romantically synced, INTPs show themselves to be enthusiastic and cheeky, using flirty word play and clever innuendos to charm the socks off the object of their affection.

    This is not to say that relationships come easily to an INTP – they are rather shy and private individuals, and the prospect of putting themselves out there and meeting new people, at the risk of rejection and humiliation is not an apealing proposition. An INTP will likely opt instead to leave a trail of crumbs for a potential partner, inviting them to initiate contact and thus allow the INTP to commit to the relationship as an act of reciprocation rather than bravado.

    INTPs take their relationships seriously from the very outset. They are very aware of the challenges presented in getting to know a new person and in dealing with or avoiding the potential pitfalls that sink many relation-ships. The INTP prefers to approach problems with directness and candor. For them, honest and clear communication is integral to cultivating the mutual understanding necessary for a healthy and successful relationship.

    INTPs’ are low maintenance individuals who do not require or care much for in the way gifts, surprises or expensive material expressions of love. Their daily needs prove remarkably simple and they are all fairly easy to please. Their partner however may very much need these tokens of affection, and it won’t even occur to an INTP to oblige them. For all their analysis and attempts at mutual understanding, INTPs are infamous for their’ emotional deafness.

    When conflict arises, it is often a by-product of the INTP’s penchant for ignoring or internalizing their ‘irrational emotions’ for too long. Unfortunately, the levee of logic that keeps their emotional side in check occasionally breaks down resulting in outbursts they would normally repress. INTPs will do their best to find a logical solution but sometimes the problem is logic itself and the neglect of their partners’ emotional needs. INTPs should try to make themselves available to their partner on an emotional level – if they make this effort, understanding partners will recognize and appreciate the gesture, clumsy though it may be.

    All this emotional, and conflict avoidance is geared to free up mental resources, time and energy for the important things that interest them. INTPs spend a vast amount of time in their private inner world filled with substantial imagination, much of which may never be expressed to their partner. However, their creative minds ensure they will rarely be in want for fun ideas to try in their relationship. INTP relationships are rich and rewarding connections and partners who share the Intuitive (N) trait are ideal, along with one or two opposite traits to create variety and balance, but so long as INTPs remember that they are with people who have their own, independent wants and needs, and so long as their partners remember the same of their INTPs, these are long-lasting and satisfying relationships.

    INTJ


    Individuals with the INTJ personality type approach romance the way they tackle most challenges: by drawing out a plan of calculated steps designed to accomplish a predicted and desirable end goal – in this case a healthy long-term relationship. Instead of falling head first into a vortex of passion and romance, INTJs target potential partners by a pre-determined set of criteria. They break down the dating process into a series of stages, closely scrutinizing a romantic candidate, systematically rating them on various aspects unbeknownst to them.

    In a world of pure reason and rationality, this is an effective tactic – but in reality, this approach does not work out so smoothly in relationships. INTJs are likely to overlook emotional factors, such as human nature. The INTJ is brilliantly intellectual, and they’ve created a world in their minds that is more perfect than the real world. People coming into this world need to fit this model, and it can be extremely hard for INTJs to find someone up to the undertaking. Not surprisingly, choosing a compatible partner is the most sizeable challenge most INTJs will experience in life.

    Sensitivity, social customs, and feelings are INTJs’ Achilles Heel. Social standards like chivalry are looked at by INTJs as foolish, even demeaning. The concern is, these standards have evolved as a means of smoothing introductions and cultivating superficial rapport. INTJs’ propensity for blunt honesty in both word and deed is likely to offend and infringe this social contract, making dating especially challenging for them.

    Over time, INTJs may come to acknowledge these expectations as relevant, blending emotional availability into their strategies. Until then, more turbulent INTJs may only intensify and redouble their defiance. If they are denied or rejected too many times they may reach the conclusion that everyone else is simply too irrational, or stupid. If cynicism shows its head, INTJs may end up slipping into the trap of intentionally displaying intellectual conceitedness, choosing solitude and willingly withdrawing from the world.

    The up side of INTJs’ “giving up” is that they are most appealing when they aren’t trying to be. Letting their confidence and intelligence show through naturally and allowing others to come to them is typically INTJs’ best strategy. When they do see potential for a relationship, they’ll spare no effort in developing long term stability.

    As their bonds grow, INTJs’ partners will find a very creative and zealous companion, who will share their world while simultaneously granting a large amount of independence and trust. While INTJs may never be totally comfortable conveying their feelings, and may well spend more time theorizing about intimacy than participating in it, they can always be counted upon to think out a mutually favorable resolution to any situation.

    INTJs seek out meaningful, deep connections, and trust their know-how and logic to ensure that their companion is pleased, both intellectually and physically.
    However when it pertains to emotional satisfaction, INTJs are quite frankly out of their element. Not every partner has the type of fun INTJs do in dealing with disputes and emotional needs like puzzles to be studied and solved. Occasionally, emotions need to be articulated for their own sake, and viewing every outburst under a magnifier isn’t always helpful. If this gets to be a habit, INTJs are able to simply end the relationship, rather than drag things out.

    INTJs are remarkably profound and shrewd people, providing balance and wisdom in their romantic relationships. They value genuine, honest communication, and all components of the relationship are open to debate and alteration, but this will need to be reciprocated. INTJs carry out what they consider to be correct, and sometimes that comes across as heartless and indurate – it’s important to understand that INTJs don’t take their judgments lightly. They invest a significant length of time and energy seeking to discover why and how things go bad, particularly when they’ve devoted themselves to the relationship. They undoubtedly hurt inside when things fall apart.

    The trouble is finding soulmates who share those same standards. Though Intuitive (N) types are less common, they may very well be a must for many INTJs, as sharing this feature brings about an instant sense of joint belonging. Possessing one or two balancing characteristics, such as Extraversion (E), Feeling (F), or Prospecting (P) can be an aid to keep a relationship dynamic and growth-oriented by keeping INTJs interested in other people, in touch with their feelings, and open to alternative possibilities.

    ENTP


    ENTPs are great at ginning up a never-ending output of innovations and inventive ideas to keep things moving along, and this is also visible in their romantic relationships as well. Growth is vital for persons with the ENTP personality type, and even before they’ve selected a dating partner, they envision all the ways that they can share new experiences together, and grow their bonds. This can be a daunting process if their companion doesn’t match up, however when ENTPs find a person who shares their passion for intellectual exploration, nothing is more fulfilling.

    From the outset of a relationship, ENTPs put their partners to the test to uncover their potential limitations, pushing boundaries and traditions, searching for open-mindedness and spontaneity. Dating ENTP personalities is never a boring experience, and they utilize their enthusiasm and creative minds to amuse and inspire their partners with new ideas and possibilities.

    ENTPs’ concept of entertainment is usually grounded around self-improvement, and folks with this personality type take their partners along with them, as much in a spirit of collaboration as in a spirit of requirement. ENTPs see either progress or stagnation and don’t buy into the notion of a contented status quo, making them demanding as much as they are thrilling.

    Some may get petered-out when confronted with this constant improvement – while ENTPs’ energy is often attractive, it can also deteriorate even the most patient companions. A bit of time to regroup and a chance to rest on one’s laurels for a period is essential for many, but not something ENTPs are likely going to appreciate. However, if their unflagging enthusiasm is met in kind, it may lead to a fantastic relationship characterized by its strength, depth, and spark.

    As ENTPs’ relationships progress into more intimate stages, these benefits will become more evident. All that probing fascination and excitement has a opportunity to be channeled in fresh ways when ENTPs and their lovers come together, and they readily motivate their partners to try new things, and to take pleasure in their intimacy without preconceived restrictions.

    For individuals with the ENTP personality type, this point in their relationship is a chance to strengthen and grow in areas that are beyond the world of academia, though they approach it in exactly the same way – as a physical and intellectual means of vying for excellence, rather than a spiritual or emotional manifestation of love.

    ENTPs’ need to make improvements in this department ensures they are amazing partners when the romance reaches that point, but their mindset towards this process is also verification of their most glaring deficiency – their emotional obliviousness. Even though ENTPs are more open-minded than other Analysts (NT) about others’ points of views, they’re also more prone to exhibit their contempt for such things as emotional tenderness in cuttingly well-phrased and clear words, easily wounding their partners’ feelings without knowing it. ENTP personalities may even overlook their partners’ feelings entirely, instead immersing themselves solely in some remote idea or opportunity, unavailable.

    Exactly where ENTPs’ undeniable need for self-improvement is most nifty is throughout their emotional development, as they may genuinely be willing to work on areas such as empathy and emotional connecting with their partners.

    Similar to other Intuitive (N) types, ENTPs’ greatest compatibility resides with other Intuitives, with one or two opposite traits which assist to produce both harmony and prospects for growth. If they are with a more sensitive significant other, this can be a very good way for them to uncover another quality that they can work on as partners, making this weak point yet another opportunity to be innovative, challenge themselves, and to expand the attractiveness that this sense of development produces in their relationships.

    ENTJ


     

    Like other parts of their existence, ENTJs approach courtship and relationships with a set of objectives and a plan to accomplish them, and go on to do so with noteworthy vigor and determination. Individuals with the ENTJ personality type are in it to succeed, and will happily take prominent roles in relationships from the beginning, assuming personal liability for how efficiently things go and working tirelessly to guarantee a mutually gratifying experience. Romantic relationships are a serious enterprise, and ENTJs are in it for the long term.

    This regard for personal responsibility means that ENTJs put a lot of effort into their relationships, and they display their creativity by maintaining a diverse and busy agenda to keep things exciting, especially in the dating period. Simultaneously, ENTJ personalities focus on the long term, and if they decide that a relationship is moving towards a dead end, they will slash their losses and proceed with what will seem to their partner a sudden end to the special attention they had been receiving.

    This kind of sporadic ruthlessness with personal relationships is ENTJs’ major weak point, and if they aren’t mindful they can cultivate quite the track record. Detecting others’ feelings and emotions will never be a confident skill for ENTJs, but it is crucial that they work purposefully to build it, both for their partners’ welfare and for their own healthy emotional expression. If they don’t, they risk dominating their loved ones, and this insensitivity can quickly sour a relationship, especially in it’s nascent stages.

    If all goes well in the courting phase and a future is deemed likely, individuals with the ENTJ personality type will continue to win over with their imagination and energy. Their genuine self-assurance tends to make ENTJs’ sex life vibrant to put it mildly, and so they often press to explore different ways to express their passion with imaginative enthusiasm. However ENTJs generally have these innovations plotted in advance, with some framework and predictability to their sex lives, leaving the actual spontaneity to less organized personality types.

    ENTJs are incredibly growth-oriented, and will grab virtually any chance to improve themselves, paying attention to and acting on criticisms, so long as they are reasonable ones, and constantly aiming to increase their body of knowledge. On the other hand, ENTJs expect this of their lovers, and it is stunning to them that others, especially Feeling (F) types, don’t always share this mindset. ENTJ personalities are even more surprised at others’ active efforts to steer clear of these tense situations.

    ENTJs would specifically do well to keep in mind that their approach is just a single approach among a multi-faceted spectrum of possibilities. Even though ENTJs may see criticism as the most effective method (and they’re usually right), they ought to bear in mind that their partners might be more interested in emotional support and development, a realm of self-improvement that ENTJs themselves regularly stay away from.

    As with many things, stability is vital, and ENTJs should endeavor to meet their partners half-way, be it through truthful criticisms or stable emotional support and compliments. Just like other Analyst (NT) types, ENTJs’ ideal matches tend to be with other Intuitive (N) types, utilizing one or two opposing traits to develop more balance within the relationship. Developed ENTJs are in a position to understand and adjust to the demands of their partners, and understand that even the most rational folks have emotional needs that need to be met. Thankfully the same reasoning that disregards feelings is also able to know that a conciliatory frame of mind can be the best tool to get the job done. Using their strong senses of accountability and perseverance, those that have the ENTJ personality type are certain to make this effort, leading to long-lasting, fulfilling relationships.

    INFP


     

    INFPs happen to be dreamy idealists, and so the quest for the perfect relationship is a most arduous task. By no means short on imagination, INFPs imagine their ideal relationship, forming an image of their soul mate, an embodiment of their lofty ideals, playing and replaying scenarios in their minds of how life could be. This can be a role that no man or woman can expect to fulfill, and individuals with the INFP personality type have to understand that no one’s perfect, and that romances don’t merely fall into place magically – they take compromise, understanding and work.

    Luckily these are generally traits that INFPs are noted for, and even though it may be a struggle to separate long-fostered dreams from actuality, INFPs’ propensity to concentrate their focus on only a couple of individuals in their world ensures that they are going to approach new relationships wholeheartedly, accompanied by a sense of high value, commitment and faith.

    INFPs show a genuine belief in the concept of relationships – that two persons can join together and improve one another’s lives and be happier than they were by themselves. INFPs will take great efforts to express support and love in order to make this ideal a reality, but INFPs aren’t always in a hurry to commit. They are, after all, Prospecting (P) types, and are typically seeking to either begin a new relationship or strengthen a current one – they have to be certain they’ve identified someone suitable. When dating, INFPs will typically commence with a flurry of comparisons, looking at all the ways the latest love interest matches with the ideal they’ve dreamed of. This process can be a problem for a new partner, as few are able to keep up with INFPs’ abundant imagination and moral specifications – if incompatibilities and discord over this preliminary phase mount, the relationship can conclude hastily, with INFPs likely sighing that “it wasn’t meant to be.”

    As a relationship progresses, individuals with the INFP personality type will present themselves to be enthusiastic, hopeless romantics, even as they respect their partners’ autonomy. INFPs invest time to understand those they are concerned about, while at the same time supporting them to learn, develop and change. Even though INFPs are well-meaning, not everybody values what can come across as unsolicited homilies, being informed that they must improve – or, put another way, that they’re not good enough. INFPs might be aghast to find that their intents have been construed this way, but it’s a serious danger, and if their lover is as averse to conflict as INFPs themselves, it may boil beneath the surface for some time before surfacing, far too late to fix.

    This aversion to conflict, while it can add significantly to the stability of the relationship, is one of the most pressing qualities for INFPs to work on. Between their sensitivity and creativity, INFPs are susceptible to internalizing even objective assertions and points, reading into them excessively, and drawing exaggerated outcomes, at times reacting as if these comments are metaphors intended to threaten the very bedrock of their principles. Typically this is an overreaction, and INFPs should exercise what they preach, and concentrate on bettering their ability to respond to critiques with composed objectivity, instead of irrational accusations and weaponized shame.

    At their best, INFPs do almost everything they can to be the perfect partner, keeping true to themselves and motivating their partners to do the same. INFPs do not rush into becoming physically intimate so that they can first get acquainted with their partners, utilizing their creativity to fully grasp their needs and wants, and adjust to them. Those that have this personality type are generous with their affection, accompanied by a clear preference for placing the satisfaction of their partners before their own – it is in knowing that their partners are pleased that INFPs genuinely feel the most enjoyment.

    INFJ


     

    With regards to romance, INFJs take the search for a partnership seriously. Something INFJs find most essential is building genuine, strong connections with the men and women they care about. INFJs are zealous in their relationships, and there’s a sense of know-how driving their spontaneity, enabling them to delight their partners over and over. INFJs aren’t afraid to demonstrate their love, which they feel unconditionally, imbuing a depth to the relationship that can hardly be defined in conventional terms. Relationships with INFJs aren’t for the uncommitted or the superficial.

    Reaching that point can often be challenging for prospective partners, particularly when they are the impatient sort, as INFJs in many cases are perfectionistic as well as fussy. Individuals with this kind of personality type aren’t easily talked into anything they don’t want to do, and whenever someone doesn’t recognize that, it’s an infraction that is not likely to be pardoned, especially in the initial phases of dating. Worse still, is if a suitor attempts to make use of manipulation or being untruthful, as INFJs will see right through it, and if there’s anything they possess a poor tolerance for in a relationship, it is inauthenticity.

    INFJs set off searching for people who share their need for authenticity, and steer clear of those who don’t, particularly when hunting for a partner. That being said, INFJs usually have the benefit of desirability – they can be warm, pleasant, compassionate and enlightening, seeing past facades and also obvious to find out others’ thoughts and emotions. Not really ones for laid back encounters, individuals with the INFJ personality type alternatively seek out depth and significance in their relationships. INFJs will take the necessary time to find a person they really connect with – once they’ve discovered that someone, their relationships will reach a degree of depth and sincerity that many people are only able to imagine.

    On the matter of intimacy, INFJs search for a connection which goes past the physical, embracing the emotional as well as spiritual connection they have with their partner. Individuals with the INFJ personality type are passionate partners, and view intimacy as a means to express their love as well as make their partners happy. INFJs treasure not only the act of being in a relationship, but what it means to merge with another person, in mind, body and soul.

    ENFP


     

    In terms of relationships, there’s very few around who are more excited than ENFPs to share with their partners the wealth of ideas and mind blowing experiences that life provides. For individuals with the ENFP personality type, relationships really are a joyous means of mutual exploration and imagination, an opportunity to hook up with another soul. ENFPs take their relationships seriously, and tend to be recognized for their uninhibited and unflappable faithfulness to those whom they’ve dedicated their hearts.

    ENFPs possess the benefit of magnetic charm with regards to luring a partner – ENFPs’ warmth, excitement and fervour are simply attractive.
    During the dating period, in cases where ENFPs can be said to endure such a formal process to begin with, they will likely show these qualities by bathing their new love interests with affection, and may try everything they can to develop a strong relationship by demonstrating their loyalty and reliability by whatever means available.

    Long-distance romances are very common among ENFPs, since they view physical distance as merely another idea, no match for concepts like love. This provides them the opportunity to display their commitment, both by staying true inspite of the physical separation, along with overtures of attempts to surprise their partners, traveling that distance on impulse. These are displays of ENFPs’ mystery, idealism and deep emotion, and such initiatives usually maintain the flames of any relationship burning bright.

    Individuals with the ENFP personality type convey these ideals sexually also, examining the physical with imagination and passion, seeing these times together as a opportunity to let their feelings for each other flow out, exchanging their love and affection. ENFPs will voluntarily experiment with their partners, even at the beginning of a relationship, however they may also be oddly perfectionistic, feeling that these physiological acts are a manifestation of their deeper love, and therefore shouldn’t be undertaken carelessly. This perfectionism is another reflection of their sensitivity, their desire to not disappoint, and ENFPs value a well-placed praise.

    Few people are equipped for the excitement, sporadic clinginess, and emotional fluctuations that this school of thought entails, regardless of whether long-distance or long-term, mystical or physical. ENFPs continuously investigate new ideas and enhancements, imagining future possibilities – in dating, this inclination to consider potential instead of the present is often self-defeating, and their spontaneity renders it harder to remain centered on their end goal of a long-term partnership. If their partners are unable to reciprocate these acts of excitement and devotion, ENFPs will probably start to feel unhappy and misunderstood.

    ENFPs go all-out with their romances, and whenever they crumble despite their efforts, they may wind up weighed down with concerns regarding why their bond failed and what they might have done differently – with no buoy, these feelings can collapse ENFPs’ self-esteem as they sink into despair. It is vital for ENFP personalities, much like anyone, to understand that relationships are in all ways shared – shared interest, shared growth, and shared responsibility – and so they can’t be solely accountable.

    Following a trial such as this, ENFPs may very well be unwilling to open up and commit, therefore it may take years for a partner to get around their overwhelming depth and intensity, incorrectly believing that ENFPs’ enthusiasm and ostensible openness implies that they wear everything on their sleeves. In fact ENFPs’ spontaneity, the seeming inconsistency and erraticism the untrained eye perceives, is not a product of flightiness or deficiency of depth, but the contrary – it’s a drive to communicate ideas regarding a mystical, all-encompassing energy, within the confines of a physical world, and underpinning it all is the uniting principle of love, expressed in a variety of ways, but unshakeable and limitless at its heart.

    ENFJ


     

    Individuals who share the ENFJ personality type feel quite at home when in a relationship, and few types are more willing to establish a loving commitment with their selected partners. ENFJs take romance and relationships seriously, choosing partners with an eye on the long run, rather than the more casual approach that could be anticipated from some Explorer (SP) types. There is no greater joy for ENFJs than to support the goals of someone they care about, and the interweaving of lives that a dedicated relationship represents is the ideal chance to do just that.

    During the dating stage, individuals with the ENFJ personality type will be ready to show their commitment by investing the energy to establish themselves as reliable, trustworthy partners.
    Their Intuitive (N) trait enables them to to keep pace with the rapidly shifting moods that are common at the beginning of relationships, but ENFJs will still depend on conversations regarding their mutual feelings, checking the pulse rate of the relationship by inquiring how everything is, and if there’s other things they can do. Although this can help to keep conflict, which ENFJs hate, to a minimum, they also risk being overbearing or clingy – ENFJs ought to keep in mind that occasionally the only thing that’s wrong is being asked what’s wrong too often.

    ENFJs do not require much to be content, only to know that their partner is satisfied, and for their partner to share that happiness through visible affection. Helping others’ goals reach fruition is usually the chiefest concern of ENFJs, and they will spare no expense in supporting their partner to fulfill their aspirations. When they aren’t cautious though, ENFJs’ pursuit of their partners’ satisfaction can leave them overlooking their own needs, and it’s essential for them to take the time to express those needs occasionally, especially in the beginning.

    ENFJs’ inclination to prevent virtually any discord, sometimes even compromising their own principles to keep the peace, can result in long-term troubles if these efforts never completely resolve the root problems that they conceal. Conversely, people with the ENFJ personality type can occasionally be too preemptive in resolving their conflicts, requesting criticisms and suggestions in such a way that conveys neediness or insecurity. ENFJs expend their emotions totally in their relationships, and they are sometimes so willing to please that it actually undermines the relationship – this may lead to resentment, and even the breakdown of the relationship. When this occurs, ENFJs go through strong feelings of guilt and betrayal, since they see all their efforts go for naught.

    When potential partners value these traits however, making an attempt themselves to take care of the needs of their ENFJ partners, they will benefit from lengthy, happy, passionate relationships. ENFJs are well-known to be trustworthy lovers, perhaps keen on routine and balance than spontaneity in their sex lives, but always focused on the selfless gratification of their partners. In the end, ENFJ personality types feel that the only true happiness is mutual happiness, which is the stuff successful relationships built on.

    ISTJ


     

    ISTJs are reliable, and this attribute is evidently expressed with regards to their romantic relationships. Typically symbolizing the apex of family values, those that have the ISTJ personality type are at ease with, and often encourage conventional domestic and gender roles, and look to a family framework directed by clear expectations and integrity. Even though their reserved character typically makes courting ISTJs tricky, they are really devoted partners, prepared to commit significant thought and effort to ensure solid and mutually rewarding relationships.

    Random hookups and blind dates aren’t ISTJs’ favored means of acquiring potential partners. The danger and unpredictability of such situations has ISTJs’ alert warning buzzers buzzing, and being dragged out for a night of dancing at the club is simply not going to happen. ISTJ personalities considerably prefer more responsible, conventional ways of dating, for example dinner with an interested colleague or, in their more daring moods, a setup arranged via a mutual friend.

    ISTJs tackle romances, like most things, from a logical standpoint, seeking compatibility and also shared gratification of daily and long-term necessities. This isn’t a task that ISTJs take frivolously, and as soon as commitments are in place, they abide by their plans to the very finish. ISTJs set up foundations, fulfill their obligations, and maintain their relationships functional and steady.

    When relationships progress into the long-term, ISTJs happily see to the required daily duties at home, utilizing the same sense of responsibility to their household lifestyle that they do at work.
    Although this might not translate into particularly sexy intimate lives, ISTJs are reliable lovers who desire very much for their partners to stay satisfied. It takes patience on the part of more daring partners, however, if a variety of activities can be demonstrated as equally or more pleasurable than those currently within ISTJs’ comfort zones, they are completely capable of trying new things.

    On the other hand, emotional satisfaction can be a different matter. While ISTJs offer unexpectedly fine emotional support, this mainly occurs when they realize that it’s necessary, and there’s the rub. As Thinking (T) types, ISTJs are not typically receptive to others’ feelings, unless they are stated clearly. Individuals with the ISTJ personality type can get so distracted by the belief in their correctness, in “winning” quarrels they believed were about points, that they don’t realize their partner might have perceived things from a standpoint of empathy and sensitivity. Particularly with Feeling (F) partners, this is sometimes a significant challenge for the relationship. In the end though, ISTJs’ sense of obligation and commitment set the tone, and they spare no effort in noting this difference moving forward, once the repercussions have been proven real.

    Even as ISTJs’ staid methodology might appear dull to some, it comes with an undeniable charm to it, though experienced perhaps more by respect and admiration than emotional enthusiasm. ISTJs’ armor hides a robust and calm determination and will power, uncommon among other personality types, that may benefit even the flightiest personalities, enabling them to remain connected to the real world while nevertheless exploring different terrain. Partners who share the Observant (S) trait are the most effective fit for ISTJ personalities, along with one or two opposing traits to bring about balance and to broaden ISTJs’ sometimes excessively isolated world, such as partners with Extraverted (E) or Prospecting (P) traits.

    ISFJ


     

    With regards to romantic relationships, ISFJs’ kindness develops right into a bliss which is only found when taking care of their family and home, and being there for emotional and practical support anytime it’s required. Home is where the heart is for individuals with the ISFJ personality type, and in no other part of their lives do they endeavor with such persistence to create the harmony and sweetness they would like to see in the world.

    However, these are the benefits of an established long-term relationship, and ISFJs’ excruciating shyness means it can take quite a long time to achieve this ideal. ISFJs are most engaging when they’re truly being themselves within familiar surroundings such as work, where their genuine flow of activity displays this kindness and goodness. Relationships constructed on established understanding are a cozy prospect for ISFJs – they take dating seriously and only get into relationships which have a actual possibility of enduring a lifetime.

    ISFJs’ shyness and empathy safeguard what are, below the surface, remarkably strong emotions. Although it is not always apparent to other people, this stream of emotion can’t be taken flippantly or for granted – ISFJ personalities can appreciate the concept of dedicated romance nearly as highly as some view religious beliefs. Difficult as it can be, if either dating partner questions their feelings, they must separate before real emotional injury is done.

    As his or her relationship progresses, ISFJs typically grapple with emotional expression, however they are able to let physical affection stand in for their adoring words. Those that have this personality type take no greater pleasure than in satisfying others, sometimes considering this a personal obligation, which applies to intimacy to boot. Even though dutiful intercourse might not seem especially appealing in those particular terms, sexual relations is enormously important to ISFJs, and so they spare no effort in this area.

    The pleasure they take in tending to their partners’ happiness isn’t limited to the bedroom – ISFJs invest an enormous amount of time and effort searching for ways to keep their relationship enjoyable for their partners. All they request in exchange is loyalty, love and, perhaps most of all, gratitude.

    Even so, not everyone is willing to pay even that modest cost for the benefit of ISFJs’ goodness. In cases where their partners unwilling or able to show this appreciation, or even worse are overtly critical of their ISFJ partners, they will discover that, with time and stress, all of those repressed emotions can explode forth in massive verbal outbursts that all the future guilt in the world won’t vitiate.

    Such outbursts are something to look out for, but the more persistent concern in ISFJs’ relationships is that it could be far too easy for their altruism and kindness to be exploited, possibly even without their partners recognizing it, while leaving ISFJs’ own needs and desires unsatisfied. It is a thing that ISFJs’ partners, and ISFJ personalities themselves, should keep on top of if they want the sort of long, satisfying relationships they desire. Conveying gratitude is often not only just the right words, it is reciprocation.

    Should these couples manage this equilibrium of mutual appreciation and goal-setting, they will likely come to find that the best ISFJ traits appear later in the relationship, while they work towards building families and homes alongside one another.
    Despite the fact that they are perfectly capable at work and among friends, ISFJs’ true passions lie in looking after their families, from having fun with their kids to the tedious needs of the household, endeavours ISFJs are only too willing to pursue.

    ISFJs are dependable, faithful, loving and steadfast and nothing provides these folks more delight than the commitment of an appreciative and flourishing relationship. The most effective matches are the ones who share these sensibilities, specifically those who share the Observant (S) trait, along with one or two opposing traits to make certain both partners have space to grow, develop and support each other along, ’til the very end.

    ESTJ


     

    ESTJs are pretty distinctive in that their relationships don’t actually change as they progress from the courting phase into more steady, long-term relationships and even further into holy or unholy matrimony. Since they appreciate integrity and straightforwardness so highly, individuals with the ESTJ personality type are usually clear about who they really are, what they’re like and what their aims are from the beginning, and to abide by those assertions long-term. As long as their partner can take them at their word and do the same, they are certain to be extremely solid relationships.

    This is not to suggest that there isn’t any growth of course – personality development is definitely a high priority for ESTJs, and every life goal is significant. Instead, it’s that changing moods, objectives and needs are less likely to fundamentally alter the foundation of ESTJs’ relationships.

    This might all seem a bit dull, and indeed ESTJs aren’t impulsive or unpredictable folks, however they do greatly enjoy taking their partners out and having a good time. Social activities and adventures are ESTJs’ concept of a good time, and even though they may rely on familiar people and venues, they do provide plenty of energy and excitement, which helps keep things thrilling.

    ESTJs approach sexual relations with equally physical, active motives, and from relatively traditional ones as well. Crazy ideas and poetry are for less mature personalities, or so ESTJs might claim, though they do enjoy recognition and well-placed words of flattery to sustain high self-esteem. They might seek more stability in their sex lives than most, but ESTJs by no means neglect to bring their characteristic vigor.

    This hints at an obstacle in ESTJs’ relationships however, and that is emotional closeness. Touchy-feely situations are sparse, as well as verbal declarations of love; normally, this is fine, as ESTJ personalities find different, more tangible methods to communicate their affection. The issue is in realizing the validity of those traits in other people, instead of simply disregarding them as unnecessary or irrational, a thing that can be extremely hurtful if ESTJs’ partners are more sensitive.

    ESTJs deal with discord head-on with straightforward arguments of fact – a very rational strategy – but subtlety and sentimental tact are diminished in the process. While ESTJs’ level-headed, calm methodology is valued by many, for other people it is an uncomfortably blunt approach. For all their interpersonal skills, ESTJs are particularly poor at reading the emotional side of others, and when it comes to their lovers, it’s more critical than ever to try and improve.

    ESTJs are men and women of strong principles and strong self-confidence. They use such qualities to defend their partners with remarkable persistence. Yet people with the ESTJ personality type may also be stubborn, with a firm belief in their rightness, and so they can quickly hurt more sensitive partners’ delicate feelings. Being mindful of this, it is often best for ESTJs to seek out fellow Observant (S) partners in order to prevent communication barriers, along with one or two opposing traits to balance their dynamic character and offer opportunities for growth.

    ESFJ


     

    Treasuring social acceptance and a sense of belonging so hugely, romantic relationships carry a particular degree of significance for ESFJs. No other type of relationship offers individuals with the ESFJ personality type with the same amount of support and commitment, and the feelings of stability and security that accompany strong romantic relationships are particularly gratifying.

    ESFJs avoid casual flings – they must know that their partners will be by their sides providing unwavering help support, with matrimony and family as their supreme goal.
    With such an objective in mind, ESFJ personalities take every stage, from courting to everything afterward, very seriously. Almost everything about ESFJs’ relationships is founded on gratifying mutual necessities, from establishing understanding early on to building two-way respect and support for one another’s opinions and dreams. Understanding that they are cherished and valued has a substantial effect on ESFJs’ mood and self-esteem.

    Should they feel like that the support isn’t there, such as when their lovers give criticism, ESFJs will feel extremely hurt and betrayed. Those that have the ESFJ personality type detest discord and criticism, which can make it difficult to address any issues that come up. Few things are more hurtful or demoralizing to ESFJs than to realize that their partners don’t value their dreams or opinions. ESFJs can be unexpectedly tough and determined in the face of difficulty, but they need to know for certain that their partners have got their back.

    Sadly, less mature ESFJs may not have the intrinsic strength and wisdom to attract this in healthy ways. They can be very clingy, compromising their own principles and beliefs in return for their partners’ approbation. This can be a unfortunate trap – not only is it unappealing, it can too easily lead to emotionally abusive relationships, that reduce ESFJs’ self-esteem even further. An additional snare is their fixation on social status and popularity – it’s not unusual for ESFJs’ social circles and family members to play a larger part in their selection of dating partners than even their own values.

    ESFJs are warm, faithful people who desire to feel trustworthy and appreciated. They are great with practical concerns like money management and administrative duties, and are willing to take on such responsibilities in the name of looking after the people they care about, a wonderful trait. ESFJs simply need to make certain they take the time to ensure that they develop relationships that allow them to fulfill their own personal needs and goals, with partners who recognize their care and generosity wholly, and who reciprocate to boot.

    ESFJs is usually quite organized in how their relationships progress, following traditional dating rules and practices. As their romances approach more erotic stages, ESFJs’ focus on process and tradition continue with founded gender roles and socially appropriate activities.

    Even so, since ESFJs are so focused on the physical world and tend to be quite sentimental, they have an inclination to be very affectionate and sensual, and all round great sexual partners. Those that have this personality type like to uncover ways to make their partners satisfied, and this type of intimacy is an excellent method of doing so. As the couple becomes more at ease each other, ESFJs in many cases are open to experimentation and trying new ideas, provided that their partners are prepared to reciprocate.

    ESFJs have got particular needs for their relationships, and specific personality types are best able to meet those needs. Generally speaking, partners ought to share ESFJs’ Observant (S) trait, however it can also be helpful to develop a sense of introspection that Introverted (I) partners can offer, with perhaps one more opposing trait to help ESFJs concentrate on logical decisions when applicable, or to be a little more open-minded in new situations.

    ISTP


     

    With regards to romantic relationships with ISTPs, it’s kind of like nailing Jell-O to a tree. Courting ISTP personalities is a dance, complex and exciting, with shifting coldness and detachment, and passion, impulsiveness and pleasures of the moment. Practically nothing can be commanded in ISTP relationships, but on condition that they are given the space they require to be themselves, they will happily enjoy the luxuries of a stable life-long partner.

    At the beginning of dating, those that have the ISTP personality type might be especially flighty – these people live in the present, constantly seeking fresh adventures and experiences. If a prospective partner does not make the cut, ISTPs have no problem walking away. ISTPs also require a good deal of personal space, both mentally and physically, and any efforts to control them or forcibly arrange their activities only speeds up their departure.

    However, ISTPs haven’t any problem attempting to alter their partners’ habits, probably with efforts to get them to chill out a bit and loosen up and have fun. ISTP personalities are scarcely stern or conventional when it pertains to romance, and often attempt to introduce sex into their relationship as soon as possible. Sensual people that they are, ISTPs make ready use of all of their senses, viewing sexual relations as a performance art, and a source of delight.

    As their relationships develop, ISTPs’ lovers have a tendency to learn that intimacy is about the nearest they get to open emotional expression. It isn’t that ISTPs don’t possess feelings – they really run rather deep and strong – only that they hide and safeguard them because they are uncertain how to handle them and express them. ISTPs haven’t any difficulty leaving something they believe to be mutually understood unsaid.

    This is applicable in a much wider sense in ISTPs’ relationships too. Virtually any efforts to force understood arrangements, including the relationships themselves, into open dialogue in an effort to secure commitment, especially early on, will often be met by ISTPs with something close to panic or anxiety. Practically nothing is so acutely distressing to ISTPs as realizing that there’s no way out. Each day is a new day, and ISTPs evaluate their responsibilities from moment to moment.

    For ISTPs to become long term partners, it must take place as a organic progression of these day-to-day choices, on their own time.
    None of this ought to be taken too personally by ISTPs’ partners – it is simply how their brains work. Individuals with this personality type stay in the present, in a realm of physical activities that engage the senses, and so they just need to be assured that they have the liberty to be enthusiastic about something one day and indifferent the next, without being grilled on when they’re going to complete something, or why they’ve “abruptly changed their minds”.

    On the other hand, becoming a a bit more expressive and a a bit more comfortable with the notion of consistency and follow-through can go a long way in rounding out the ISTP personality type. The ideal partners usually share ISTPs’ Observant (S) trait, that fascination with what the world is here and now, along with one or two opposing traits, like Extraversion or Judging, to assist them to investigate a world that also consists of other people and others’ expectations.

    ISFP


     

    ISFPs can be mystifying and hard to get to know. Despite being very emotional individuals, they guard this vulnerable core carefully, choosing to pay attention than to express. Those that have the ISFP personality type concentrate instead on their partners, with modest interest in dictating the mood of a predicament using their own feelings. Although this can occasionally be aggravating, if they’re accepted for who they are, ISFPs turn out to be warm, passionate partners.

    The relationship is unlikely to ever grow stagnant – even the longest-term partners can be astonished at the secrets ISFPs hold.
    As his or her relationship grows, ISFPs’ partners come to discover vibrancy and impulsiveness to be par for the course. ISFPs might not be excellent long-term planners, choosing to let their lovers take the lead when considering logic and strategy, however they hardly ever run out of things to do in the present. Additionally caring and faithful, ISFPs adore discovering ways to surprise their partners in fun little ways.

    Additionally there is a sense of pragmatism to ISFPs’ unpredictability – if anybody is likely to cancel a planned trip to stay home with a partner fallen ill, as a gesture of love, it is ISFP personalities. Being with their partners is one thing ISFPs really savor, and they desire their partners to know that they’re looked after and special.

    It is vital for their lovers to make it clear that this love and attention is appreciated. ISFPs would never request such kudos, however it can definitely injure their feelings if they don’t hear it. These kinds of expressions needn’t be verbal – ISFPs believe in actions, not words – but it’s essential that they know their feelings are mutual. On the other hand, there are few types more susceptible to criticism and conflict, and it’s important to supply a certain amount of emotional aid.

    When they do feel cherished, ISFPs will be more than willing to reciprocate in whatever way they know how. Those that have the ISFP personality type are quite sensual, and in no facet of their lives is this more clear than in their sex lives. Intimacy is a chance for ISFPs to satisfy their partners, and they include every sense available in savoring these moments. ISFPs may very well be shy in public, but alone with a partner they trust, the masks are removed – few individuals get to see this facet, and it’s always a pleasing surprise.

    Emotions and feelings underpin every part of ISFPs’ relationships, along with not only a inclination towards, but a dependence on, fresh opportunities. ISFP personalities are not to be pressured into anything, and speeding into long-term commitments is a sure way to frighten them off. If ISFPs can’t feel enthusiastic in wondering “what’s next?” each and every morning, they may find themselves asking “what’s the point?”

    Nevertheless, building some proficiency with planning can be a wholesome area of improvement for ISFPs. Learning to be a a bit more at ease voicing their emotions and communicating more clearly is one thing their partners can also help with. At any rate, sharing the Observant (S) trait usually smooths out the more difficult aspects of shared understanding, and relationships with individuals who have the Extraverted (E) and Judging (J) traits allows ISFPs to learn and grow in tangible, attainable ways.

    ESTP


     

    With regards to romantic relationships, those that have the ESTP personality type can scarcely be considered to be pining away for their wedding day. Life is enjoyable and filled with surprises (something ESTPs have special skill in supplying), and they appreciate it all in the present. ESTPs might not spend considerable time preparing for “someday”, however their excitement and changeableness cause them to be exciting dating partners.

    ESTPs’ romances are far from dull. Their improvisational style results in a ostensibly never-ending variety of activities and pastimes to become engaged in, and ESTPs totally recommend their partners to participate. ESTPs enjoy new ideas and also occasional philosophical debate – however they need to be subjects that can explored by means of action together, not just idle talk. There’s musing concerning the causes and effects of pandemic obesity, and there’s training for a marathon together to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    Intimately, ESTPs haven’t any real reservations. It’s enjoyable, it’s physically satisfying, fresh ideas are always encouraged, and ESTP personalities’ powerful perception keeps them well-tuned to their partners’ wants. Even so, ESTPs’ separation of the bodily act from the more psychological and spiritual connections that many other types seek from intimacy can be a point of tension if everyone isn’t on the same page. Some types require sex to be an authentic expression of love – ESTPs simply aren’t one of them.

    After a while, it may be difficult for ESTPs to move their relationships to deeper, more emotionally personal levels. Quickly bored to death, people who have the ESTP personality type search for constant excitement – occasionally deliberately subjecting themselves to hazard if they feel trapped. If their partners are unable to keep up, ESTPs might just wind up seeking someone new. It’s not that ESTP personalities are disloyal. Instead, they might think to themselves “This isn’t working, so why should I act like it is?” ESTPs are realistic, and can practice self-control when they choose, but being as enchanting and popular as they are, it may sometimes be a tad too easy to leave.

    Just like any relationship, it requires work and persistence. Not every day can be a adventure. However ESTPs are flexible, curious people, which undoubtedly helps to keep the fire burning. Sustaining healthy relationships is the greatest chance for ESTPs to exercise their skills in perceiving each and every change in their partners’ mood and conduct, whilst using their problem-solving abilities to deal with their demands. ESTPs can also reinforce more overlooked traits, like emotional tenderness and long-term preparation.

    The ideal partners to assist these possibilities for growth share the Observant (S) trait, and are inclined towards the Introverted (I) and Judging (J) ends of the continuum. Such qualities aid ESTPs to attain a more introspective and consistent mindset, while ESTPs themselves might help their partners to unwind a touch and get out of the house on the spur of the moment and also have a good time.

    ESFP


     

    ESFPs are sociable, fun-loving, free-spirited individuals who enjoy life in the moment and extract every little bit of pleasure from everything. Normally, they don’t sacrifice any of this freshness and vitality when dating. For individuals with the ESFP personality type, romances aren’t about slowly developing foundations for future years, or planning for a life – they are effervescent, capricious things to be appreciated for as long as there’s excitement to be enjoyed.

    Needless to say, when that enjoyment does wear out, it’s gone. ESFPs reassess their circumstances and obligations continuously, irrespective of professions of love and commitment today. Should a week later they just do not feel the same, that’s it, and ESFP personalities haven’t any trouble seriously considering breaking things off. Even though ESFPs can be prepared to develop their relationships instead of trade them out, it requires a large amount of maturity and practical experience for them to understand that it can be worth the hassle.

    For as long as they do last though, relationships with ESFPs are quite memorable. Those that have this personality type always have some new and thrilling recreation up their sleeves, and they truly appreciate investing each moment with their partners. ESFPs delight in physical intimacy profoundly, and they show themselves loving, inquisitive, and open-minded lovers who desire to share pleasure with willing and reciprocative partners.

    Discussion with ESFPs is comparable, emphasizing fun, occasionally quirky topics instead of deep, soul-searching expressions. History and the future, the sciences and politics, and long-term plans and responsibilities are all regularly overlooked by ESFP personalities. They impede them and add too much weight to ESFPs’ freewheeling style.

    ESFPs gladly discuss almost anything or anyone that pops into their heads, but won’t have a subject matter pushed.
    Remarkably emotional people, and sensitive, ESFPs react poorly to external “recommendations” regarding how to manage their love lives. They react far worse if criticisms arrive from their partners, and attempting to remove emotions from the picture by telling ESFPs to “not take this personally” isn’t useful either. Dealing with these situations better is a real area for improvement for ESFPs, because there are whole dating strategies (pretty distasteful, manipulative ones) that center around exploiting this very trait.

    Alternatively, the problem could be a not enough criticism at all. ESFPs appreciate interpersonal input a great deal, and are nearly as impacted by their friends’ thoughts of their dating partners as their own. Because ESFPs are drawn to people who share their values, whether dating partners or friends, this may leave them in an echo chamber that just tells them what they desire to hear, reinforcing immature behaviors.

    Many of these tendencies can definitely come back to haunt individuals with the ESFP personality type down the road. ESFPs’ inclination to stay away from promises and obligations and bounce from partner to partner sabotages needed long-term goals like retirement planning. Developing real relationships will take time and mindful effort. This tends to make Introverted (I) and Judging (J) partners (who preferably share the Observant [S] trait) highly rewarding partners, as they enable ESFPs to build up a sense of introspection, as well as some wholesome stability and trustworthiness.

    Fortunately, ESFPs are exceedingly likeable people who appreciate life’s small joys, and seldom want for diversity in their partners. Zealous and affectionate, along with a genuine and down-to-earth love that simply takes things at face value, ESFPs are wise enough that they invest time to find someone they genuinely enjoy being with every day, as opposed to settling too soon for security over happiness, only to forfeit both.

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  • article Myers Briggs

    Thoughts On Trump From Each Myers Briggs Type

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    INTP


    1. “Trump does not know what he is talking about, but somehow ends up being kinda right most of the time, and would likely have Pence do most of the work anyway. Trump wants to openly do things that are bad, but Congress won’t let him. Hillary semi-openly wants to do things that are very bad, and Congress would cooperate on most of it. So in the end Trump is the lesser of two evils.”


    2.”I’m not a Trump supporter. I’m not a Hillary supporter. I think both would be bad as president. But I believe Trump would be far less of a disaster. The problem is, I see both of them as progressives. Both will grow government and expand taxation. The only difference will be where they want the money they steal from the citizenry to go. Hillary will expand government with social services and entitlement programs (which we can’t afford). Trump will expand the military and homeland security (which we can’t afford). Both will seek to expand presidential powers beyond the scope of the Constitution. I don’t believe Trump is a racist, nor do I believe him to be a misogynist. I do believe he is an overgrown frat boy. I do believe Hillary should be indicted under the Rico Act for what her and Bill have done with their foundation (Wikileaks has revealed some very unsavory things). I also believe she should be indicted for her mishandling of classified material. Had I done what she did, I would be in prison and many other Americans would be as well had they done it. But it looks like if your last name is Clinton, laws are not applicable to them. I will end it with this: I’m voting for Gary Johnson. The only 3rd party candidate on all ballots in the 50 states. He’s also the only candidate on every state ballot that isn’t under investigation by the FBI.”


    3.”Trump is a narcissist and is not suitable for being in a position of responsibility. I’m sure that as president his main concerns would be changing any laws he could in ways that would make himself richer and attacking anyone he’s angry with in the moment.”


    INTJ


    1.”He’s the lesser of two evils.”


    2.”He is spontaneous and idiotic. He does not understand how government works at any level and would be a disaster for foreign policy. Even if you put aside all of the hateful rhetoric he spouts I do not see how anyone can honestly believe that putting someone who knows so little in charge of the nation. His history of failed business ventures ruins the only possible appeal I could see in him, that being an understanding of economics, but he doesn’t have that. All he has is showmanship.”


    3.”Trump is the first real social media candidate. He’s using the same principle people on Facebook use — short, attention-grabbing sound bites that are outrageous as possible. When Trump says all Mexicans are rapists, and the media goes apeshit about this, he has won. This has been his appeal from the very beginning.”


    4.”I’m more concerned about the extremist faction of Trump’s supporters who actually believe him when he says the election is rigged and that he won’t accept the result if he loses. It’s bullshit. Trump isn’t interested in the presidency as much as he’s interested in the prestige that comes with holding the office. When he has lost on November 8th, he’s going to slowly abandon politics, probably trying to capitalize on the extremist wing of his ‘movement’ and sell them all sorts of conspiracies, similar to Alex Jones.”


    4.” he’s a complete and utter idiot with a huge ego, too little education, and no intellect. His popularity is due to having that in common with many Americans, so I think he’s really a symptom of a much greater problem here in America.. I can’t imagine myself staying here throughout all of college.”


    5.”Trump is actually looking to try and fix problems for America. He is not my ideal president as he is too brash and says some stupid things. I think his intuition is right and his vision and leadership can take us in the right direction. Previous elections I voted for Gary Johnson and Ron Paul but I am happy to vote for Trump this time. I am more energized politicially than I have been in 5 years or so.”


    6.”I believe Trump does not fully think through decisions.”


    7.”I have concerns about him being an authoritarian. He has outright admitted to finding people like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un to be admirable leaders (both of whom are despicable people and atrocious leaders.) On top of that he grew up believing he could get whatever he wanted by throwing tantrums, which is dangerous as fuck. I don’t believe he could override Congress but the thought of someone even trying is disconcerting. So basically, I don’t want him to win. I refuse to vote for Hilary either though because I do not believe in a lesser of two evils. I was going to vote for Gary Johnson but his recent blunders regarding his knowledge of foreign affairs have knocked him down a few pegs for me as well.”


    ENTP


    1.”I think Trump can largely be explained by cognitive dissonance theory. He’s a guy who’s got a view of himself that he wants to maintain, and he’s going to reject any source of evidence that appears contrary to that view. That is, until the source provides different, more appealing info; then suddenly it’s a winner. I think most people work a little bit like this–granting desires governance over perceptions–but Trump seems such an extreme case.”


    2.”I don’t have a set-in-stone opinion of Trump because I’ve never met him. I just have this feeling that he’s trolling everyone, because someone who’s been that successful in life can’t possibly be a complete moron.”


    3.”I think that Trump is very unique and quite the personality. I’m used to the idea that there are vastly different types of people in this world, and I’m pretty accepting of it. That doesn’t describe all ENTPs, though, since I’ve been on the ENTP forum and some of the guys over there have wondered how on Earth anyone could like Trump and aren’t open to finding him likable on any level. As for me, there are things that I like about him, things that I don’t like about him, and things about him that I’m neutral on but nonetheless find very interesting.”


    4.”Latino ENTP – I don’t really care, I mean whats the worst he can do, deport me? ;)”


    5.”I, frankly, don’t care much about what his policies are. He is not a politician and he does not have the knowledge needed to run a country, he doesn’t understand how things work like Hilary (or frankly anyone else) does. I don’t like Hilary, but I’d rather be working under someone I disagree with who knows what they’re doing than someone who doesn’t even know what they are doing.”


    ENTJ


    1.”The outcome of the election doesn’t matter at this point, we are still f****d from both ends.”


    2.”It’s a very interesting phenomena. That’s kind of the point where you stop believing that a politician doesn’t have to be a saint, but at least a comparably decent human being…. he’s an extraordinary, unusual strategist.”


    3.”I think that it’s hard to place him on a political spectrum. For example, in terms of law and order he’s very authoritarian, but not in the traditional conservative manner. He’s not religiously inclined. His ideas on immigration and dealing with terrorism is bordering on far right, and yet him and Rand Paul have been the only two candidates of this election that I can recall as having stated that they would approach Vladimir Putin diplomatically, while most other candidates have sought a more aggressive approach in handling a man who has been unchecked and grown into a potential adversary. Economically he has many positions on both sides of the fence. For example, he wants to decrease spending in several areas and taxation on both the citizens and business. However, he also seeks interventionist policies in terms of importing foreign made goods, such as tariffs. He wants to implement term limits on Congress, and cut back on special interest groups appealing to the government. As a candidate, you can clearly see how some of his polarizing stances have alienated many independents, as well as his lack of a filter, something which won him his early success and eventual nomination. He isn’t a politician, and while many are excited due to the current state of politics, many more are afraid of the uncertainty that upsetting the status quo brings.”


    4.”I don’t believe a single politician is good, honest or can be any of those even if he/she wanted to. So, the same goes for your little orange guy. No matter which one you “choose” it’s gonna end up more or less the same.”


    5.”He is much less intelligent than many politicians, is unable to take criticism or feedback, has no issues making up facts, and is ignorant about both history and current events. Definitely not going to be voting for him.”


    6.”Contagious courage to stand up to the bullshit. Stefan Molyneux has more courage. But Trump is definitely out there. Imagine all the bluepills seeing him not faltering at the shit hurling onslaught of the matrix. That’s right you idiots. He ain’t taking your shit.”


    7.”He’s a big orange con man and America should be ashamed his finger is this close to the nuclear button.”

    His candidacy is just a brick through the window of the established political system, a mob shouting “FUCK YOU” to Washington. I can understand the desire for that, but it’s incredibly short-sighted. I think that American politics needs that sort of slap to let the system know how the citizens feel, but people are irrational with the person in question. They’re expressing their hatred of the current state of democracy, and in doing so they’re actively trying to give a person power who might as well be a textbook example of traits to watch for to identify dictators.”

    I’m not saying Clinton is a great choice. But as a member of the international community who can’t vote, I’m honestly scared for the impact that a Trump presidency would have on the world. The few policies he’s put forth have been analyzed and shown to be complete disasters for America, and if we leaned anything about 2008 it’s that an economic downturn in America ripples out to the rest of the world.

    America has been chained to a wall and told that the only way to get out is to cut off their leg, but the Trump voters have decided to show their captors who’s boss by slitting their own throat instead. Not the smartest choice.”


    8.”America needs Trump. Our politicians broke America and we dumbfoundly rely on them to fix what they broke. No thanks. I’ll take a man who is innocent of all the corruption that is coming from Washington D.C. who has a track record of building empires in business to handle America.

    Leadership is something that we seriously lack in America. I don’t see leadership in the Obama’s, I don’t see leadership in the Clinton’s I see leadership with Trump.”


    9.”I think it’s hilarious regarding how many haters vocalize claiming he’s dumb, racist, bad at business, etc. HE’S A FKN BILLIONAIRE. SHUT UP AND LISTEN, EMULATE LEARN.”


    10.”He should stick to business. Whenever I hear him speak all I can think of is the old maxim “Everything looks easy to someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing”. I’m not thrilled with our choices but he has no dignity or honor whatsoever and he is better suited looking after his own mere interests than anyone elses, much less a nation. The other one, while not great, is a bone fide public servant. There is no ‘Well they are both equally bad’ here. He is much, much worse.”


     

    ISFJ


    1.”Trump is who I’ll vote for (even though in my state it wont matter). I believe him to be the lesser of two of evils.”


    2.”He brings out the absolute worst in people; the issue is that his supporters have been here the entire time, and now that Trump has given them the “ok” to speak freely, everyone thinks it’s ok to think and say the horrible things that he has been.”


    3.”Absolutely horrific. Literal human garbage, and the fact that people actually want to vote for him inspires both disgust and sympathy, because it speaks to how pathetically ignorant and deluded people in this country are, but also to how corrupt and damaging the oligarchy we live in has become.”


    4.”He’s stoopid”.


    5.”I’m usually pretty conservative, but that man is…something else.”


    ISTJ


    1.”Trump is everything the last 16-ish years have been building up to. Well the negative parts anyway. He is the narcissism, sensationalist, fear induced amalgamation of everything wrong with America. But to be honest we should have seen this coming. I will say while I don’t agree with his opinions, they are better than his personality. The media has been against him, I will admit, but not as much as he’d say they are.”


    2.”I think he represents radical reform to a lot of people. Without touching on his policies, I think people want to see him tear things down from the inside out. Whether he’ll actually be able to do that is another matter. He’s not an idiot but I think he drank his own Kool Aid a long time ago, and we won’t see him demonstrate any of the habits that made him successful previously.”

    TL;DR: He’s a wild charactature who people are looking to because he represents something new and different.”


    3.”I think he’s a great break from the political system we’re used to. As an actual President? I don’t think he’ll be the best president, but I’d rather have him than Clinton.”


    4.”I voted enthusiastically for him for reasons that I could probably only explain with a comment that would be waaaay too long, and those reasons are generally hated by reddit.”


    5.”He’s an idiot without values.”


    ESTJ


    1.”I believe Trump genuinely wants to better America and knows how to do so on a large scale. HOWEVER, he is extremely spontaneous and needs to tone it down a bit. He needs to spend a bit more time thinking through his decisions and actions before speaking/acting/deciding. I like his confidence, but he is very… rude.”


    2.”Will I vote for him? No. Will I vote for Hillary? No.”


    3.”I support Trump. I like that he doesn’t lie to us. He lets us know what he has problems with and he explains how he wants to fix those problems. He says it in an aggressive way that is easy to misinterpret as racist/hateful. Clinton will tell us that Trump is Islamophobic for saying we need to monitor Muslims coming into the country, but then she claims we will also need to monitor Muslims coming into the country, just in a Non-Islamophobic way. Clinton creates her points based on what will get her votes, Trump creates his points based on what he believes. I can trust Trump.”


    4.”Love him. Especially his attitude.”


    5.”Nope, nope and nope! I am also Canadian though.”


    6.”I strongly dislike him. He is a liar just like any other politician. Nothing about him says otherwise in my opinion.”


    ESFJ


    1.”i’m just hoping he loses and fades into obscurity”.


     

    INFP


    1.”I’m concerned by his narcissism (as others said), as manifested by lack of empathy, difficulty taking criticism, and trouble paying attention if he’s not the center of attention. I can’t really see him poring over policy briefings, listening to his advisors’ arguments, weighing a difficult decision for many days, etc.”


    2.”I think he’s a narcissistic megalomaniac who would blow the world back to the 20th century if he were elected.”


    3.”Would vote for him in a heartbeat vs. Hit-lary.”


    4.”All I can say is… America’s fucked.”


     

    INFJ


    1.”He’s too authoritarian, has too big of an ego that he can’t keep in check, is too much of a drama queen, can’t handle losing, is too ignorant on a lot of topics and perfectly willing to stay that way etc. etc.”


    2.”I think he’s unfit to be a president, but nevertheless I view him as a necessary and inevitable counterbalance. He’s a necessary counter balance to the corruption, he’s a necessary counter balance to the PC culture and he’s a necessary counter balance to globalism being pushed by corporations without the consent of the population. I actually think he’s potentially a good candidate for taking on corruption. He has too big of an ego to take being worked around and nullified sitting down, he will try to leverage the masses, essentially manipulate them to fight his fight for him, and mass manipulation also seems to be something he’s very good at so he has the tools for the job.”


    3.”Pompous, annoying, potentially dangerous, but likely will grow bored and let Pence do stuff. I prefer Trump over Hillary.”


    4.”Coolest guy on the fucking planet. If that man was my friend, I would never go sad. I refrain from commenting politically though :)”.


    5.”My opinion of Trump is that he is not what he seems to be. I think the person that you see presented in debates, on the media, … etc is not the real Trump. The person presented here would be unable to have had even his small amount of success in business . Quite frankly I think he is manipulating his followers by telling them what they want to hear. And by his followers I mean those that are not simply voting for him as the lesser of two evils. What will he actually do if he gets into office ? I’m not entirely sure I haven’t seen enough of the actual person to determine that. However, I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him. Unfortunately I don’t trust his main competition as far as I can throw her either. However, there are better questions than what is your opinion of Trump to ask. Including the more interesting question which is why was his campaign so successful ? The answer to that question is telling in terms of predicting the future of the United States. I will say this much today’s political environment reminds me very much of the political environment surrounding one of the more turbulent periods in US history the civil war when the south attempted to break away from the north. Some of the people I met years ago insisted that if things didn’t change were headed for a civil war again. At the time I though it was unlikely now I am not so sure.”


    6.”I think this is a man in his mid life crisis. He’s rich, well known, has influence anything he could possible want. He still feels empty. All those glory days of his youth are just memories; Nothing fills him up with passion anymore. He starts taking politics seriously. Those thoughts grow stronger until he finally says fuck it and he tries his hand at the presidency. This excites him. He has an audience. Honestly I kinda feel bad for him in a way.”


    ENFP


    1.”I like him. He’s as libertarian as you can get in politics at the moment. Which is why the Democratic Party isn’t to fond of him as a candidate. Just looking at some of the comments in this thread can reveal a lot about people’s perceptions about him, although I think I can debunk most of them. (I’ll just tag the /u/ too so the original posters get to read my comment, not trying to call out anyone).”


    2.”I can’t comment on his politics since the media has been too busy circle jerking on his rhetoric and painting him as the ‘villain’ rather than actual politics. What I like about him is how his anti-political correctness is sparking a lot of debates and will probably serve as a lesson for the next election. Who knows, maybe people will focus on actual politics the next time around.”


    3.”His self-congratulary and egotistical speeches about how great he is is his way of trying to get others to view him in that way. He is effectively masturbating over himself in front of everyone when he does his presidential speeches. I fail to see how this isn’t him looking to be liked. He’s of the mentality that if he says “I am the greatest” repeatedly and with enough confidence then others will believe it. It’s the manipulation of a narcissist.”


    ENFJ


    1.”I don’t want to start a fight, nor do I have any expectation as to what the other responses here shall be. I think he’s the embodiment of every flaw in American society packed into a cheeto.”


     

    ISFP


    1.”Trump is a narcissist. I find it interesting to see the traits manifest. I find abnormal psychology fascinating and he is almost textbook NPD. As for being fit for office..No. I think empathy is a valuable part of being a president and he shows a complete lack of it. His policy stances I find completely opposite to my values. So no. I don’t want him as president.”


    ISTP


    1.”He sucks.”


    2.”He’s entertaining. Him winning the election is a fun possibility.”


    3.”Narcissistic, duh. He’s also a bit of a man-child, has no cool head whatsoever. Not really made to be a politician if you look at him from that angle.”


    4.”He’s a good businessman, and that has shown in the election. His merchandising, use of rhetoric, and his use of social media has REALLY helped him get his message across. I don’t think he is racist as much as he know what sells, and racism is selling like hot cakes right now. However, that doesn’t mean he is a good person. However, I do think that he is sexist, at least more so than the average population.”


    5.”I’m not voting for the guy. The only reason I’m voting for Johnson is because I want the Libertarians to get 5% of the vote and get that 20$M in federal funding so they can break the ice of the two-party duopoly and moderate the Democrats and Republicans, which I think how the two parties have set up an echo chamber to radicalize themselves more and more is the main reason why we are in this election in the first place.”


    4.”love him, he will save western civilization, any questions?”


    5.”He is not worth the protein his body is made of. A worthless, narcissistic, rash, risky, parasitic, molesting, bullying freak. When he dies, I might buy a plane ticket just so I can piss on his grave.”


    ESFP


    1.”Trump is very closed minded. Narcissitic. Racist. People think he’s funny? Hell no. In fact, he seems like the type of person who will start World War 3. Since he hates Muslims like no tomorrow. He is a good example of an unhealthy ESTP. ESTPs are awesome. But this man….is more than unhealthy.”


    ESTP


    1.”I support his policies, he isn’t racist. He is also funny.”


     

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    The Traits Each Zodiac Sign Tries To Hide

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    Aries

    Romantic, compassionate and sensitive. They prefer to hide their more gentle and reserved side with their fiery energy, but in reality, they’ve got a pronounced dreaminess, filled with fantasies, illusions, and vague emotions. They come across as far more aggressive and bold than they actually are. They have a tendency to internalize their sensitivity, which makes them feel isolated and lonely.

    Taurus

    Determined, energetic, and assured. Although at first they seem laid-back and relaxed, once they’ve set their minds to something, they are headstrong, full of verve and passion. They can easily take charge of a situation, but they doubt themselves and doubt their capabilities. Instead, they often use their courage for supporting the underdog, those with no voice. They have a tendency to internalize their anger, which results in short bursts of impulsiveness and agitation.

    Gemini

    Calming, grounded, and sensual. Gemini may at first come across as scatter-brained and disoriented, yet they’re far more stable than they appear. Though subject to volatile mood swings, these are usually temporary. They have the ability to separate themselves from their emotions, making them more rational and level-headed. They have a deep desire for stability, but by internalizing it, they often end up clinging to the past or pursuing materialistic desires they don’t truly want.

    Cancer

    Intelligent, clever, and quick-witted. Though Cancer is often portrayed as extremely emotional, they’re much more logical than they appear. They can be very quick-witted and creative when they’re by themselves, but they have a hard time expressing their ideas to others. Cancer has a tendency of concealing their thoughts and plans to others, but overemphasize their emotions instead. They can reveal too much personal, emotional information about themselves while not telling others what they’re actually thinking.

    Leo

    Sensitive, generous, and loyal. Leo may first come across as open and confident, but they have a great deal of emotional depth which they find difficult to show. They form deep emotional attachments, resulting in integrity and loyalty to those they care for. They’re generous and devoted, but have difficulty expressing their own emotions, despite their sensitivity. As a result, they may become guarded and hypersensitive, and therefore unable to share their empathy with others.

    Virgo

    Willful, self-sufficient, and powerful. A stereotypical. Virgo comes across as quiet and analytical, but in reality, Virgo has a great deal of willpower. Behind the scenes, there’s a strong leadership potential, a potency in personality that is influential and admirable. There’s a great deal of pride in this position, but there’s also inhibition. Despite feeling proud of their achievements, they feel uncomfortable in the spotlight- resulting in feeling torn between basking in the limelight and shying away from it.

    Libra

    Critical, devoted, and thoughtful. Very often, a Libra seems at best, friendly and charming, or at worst, superficial and unreliable. Libra actually is very thoughtful and eloquent, spending a great deal of time on formulating their thoughts and opinions, as spontaneous as they might act. There’s a tendency to notice things here that others wouldn’t- they have a sharp and keen eye for details that are usually missed. However, they tend to keep their thoughts and worries to themselves, increasing anxiety and feeling misunderstood.

    Scorpio

    Romantic, gentle, and idealistic. Surprisingly enough, Scorpio has a kindness and idealism that is hidden underneath a more heavy and secretive exterior. Scorpio has a strong belief in justice and is highly principled, with a strong urge to protect the helpless and the innocent. In a more private sphere, Scorpio is compassionate and sweet to those who’ve shown understanding and care. By internalizing this aspect of themselves, they end up withdrawing and feeling isolated among others. They may secretly idealize their partners as a means of compensation, leaving them vulnerable to emotional disappointment.

    Sagittarius

    Profound, secretive and investigative. Happy-go- lucky Sagittarius has a great deal of depth, compared to what their appearance may suggest. They’re interested in the taboo, the occult, the bizarre, though they don’t tend to project this to others easily. Sagittarius can be very private and reserved, despite acting otherwise, as it’s difficult for them to reveal emotional intensity. Instead, they prefer to push their feelings away or laugh them off. Yet, by hiding such a private part of themselves, they struggle with emotional intimacy.

    Capricorn

    Philosophical, wise, and witty. Capricorn is a naturally cautious sign. They tend to keep their ideals, personal beliefs, and thoughts to themselves. A natural behind-the-scenes planner, it’s a struggle for Capricorn to open up to others and to be spontaneous. However, when they do, they’re humorous and enthusiastic, with warmth and charisma. They use their ideals to fuel their inspiration and hopes for the future. By keeping their thoughts only to themselves, they put too much pressure and stress, worrying about their future and whether they’re doing things right.

    Aquarius

    Grounded, reliable, and realistic. Aquarius is typically shown as eccentric and bizarre, but don’t be fooled. They have a real knowledge of pain in life. They know how it feels to struggle with your own self-worth. They know what it feels like to feel overwhelmed with other’s expectations. By themselves, they have a strong sense of discipline and responsibility. They can have very conservative beliefs, which you wouldn’t expect from how they act. They try to obscure the heavier part of their personality, but by doing so, they worsen their feelings of inadequacy and struggle with realistic limitations.

    Pisces

    Aware, independent, and innovative. Most people view Pisces as dreamy and lost in their own world, yet Pisces has a keen intuition that enables them to read between the lines where others cannot. Though Pisces can be like a sponge, absorbing the information and emotions from others, they’re more detached and less influenced than they seem. They have an independence and a rebelliousness to them that others don’t expect. This sign is more objective, more logical than their starry-eyed appearance may suggest. Through concealing this more reasonable part of themselves, they struggle to appear as they genuinely are, isolating themselves from friends and companions.

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    The Shadow Ego of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    In 1993 at the APT conference in Huntington Beach, CA., Jungian analyst John Beebe (ENTP) introduced a pioneering theory of the sequence of the eight mental functions. His theory proposes that each of our 4 preferred functions has an opposite shadow function. Each Myers Briggs personality has 4 shadow functions and those functions form a shadow personality. In cognitive theory, the shadow personality emerges under stressful circumstances and is manifest through the inferior function. Continue reading

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