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    Sorry, this is the last of these threads, but I really, really can't type my Dad!

    + Gets stressed out if food isn't cooked, Mum's late because always seems to be running to a schedule
    + No sense of social manners
    + Has to google everything that he's no sure of - despite the fact it isn't really relevant.
    + Even if isn't lost, likes to pretend he's lost and then this gives him excuse to talk to strangers
    + Loves talking to strangers - particularly dog owners.
    + Poor logic
    + Can't let my Mum have anything - food particularly, has to have a little a bit of it for no particular reason.
    + Likes making fun of others, but takes years to recover from jokes at him.
    + If someone offends him at work, then he'll be depressed for a few weeks, or can go on further. Takes it to an extreme. He's started to use logic to solve the problem but he doesn't trust it.
    + Asks questions, states his own opinions but literally shuts down when you respond. Doesn't listen.
    + Very good at conserving money; stingy.
    + Likes keeping fit.
    + His moods, feelings... we all are made aware.

    Don't know if this enough! Appreciate any advice.

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    Some sort of unhealthy Beta NF?
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    I think ISFp, but not a typical one. What I find odd is the "no sense of social manners", which suggests weak Fe. But the fact he loves to talk to strangers suggests confidence in Fe. Not everything fit but I think ISFp is best, overall. The thing about being depressed due to offenses at work, and the moodiness, are very ISFp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    What I find odd is the "no sense of social manners", which suggests weak Fe.
    Yeah, a few of the listed points seem kinda contradictory. But I can see a case for ISFp.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllaC View Post
    + Loves talking to strangers
    + Likes making fun of others, but takes years to recover from jokes at him.
    + If someone offends him at work, then he'll be depressed for a few weeks, or can go on further. Takes it to an extreme. He's started to use logic to solve the problem but he doesn't trust it.
    + Asks questions, states his own opinions but literally shuts down when you respond. Doesn't listen.
    + Very good at conserving money; stingy.
    These points are not ISFp traits at all IMO. Making excuses to talk to strangers?? Hardly! The making fun of others thing ... maybe, sometimes - but I take jokes aimed at myself well and from what I've observed other ISFps do as well. Re the staying depressed for weeks thing - can't relate to it at all - sounds like an NF trait to me. Also, I think we're good listeners - seriously! And good at conserving money? - I wish! Money burns a hole in my pockets!

    Actually - come to think of it - he sounds A LOT like my ISFj grandfather ...
    "Language is the Rubicon that divides man from beast."

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    lol, this guy sounds cool. And wow, that sounds EXACTLY like me. Almost exactly. Strange.

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    Lots of contradictory stuff, but I would guess ESTp.

    "Asks questions, states his own opinions but literally shuts down when you respond. Doesn't listen."

    is definitely not a point for Ti in the super-id.

    What do you mean by "Poor logic"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehotelambush View Post
    "Asks questions, states his own opinions but literally shuts down when you respond. Doesn't listen."

    is definitely not a point for Ti in the super-id.
    If you respond using Te, of course it is. That's pretty much how my father behaved - would listen to my brother's (ENTp) responses, shut down when I would respond (even if, to my eyes, we were making pretty much the same point).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    lol, this guy sounds cool. And wow, that sounds EXACTLY like me. Almost exactly. Strange.
    Do you like to talk to strangers so much that you'd pretend to be lost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    If you respond using Te, of course it is. That's pretty much how my father behaved - would listen to my brother's (ENTp) responses, shut down when I would respond (even if, to my eyes, we were making pretty much the same point).
    ok, that's true. edit: although I should note that an ISFp would "shut someone down" with Fe, as in "silly you...no one cares what you have to say" rather than "you're obviously wrong; stop wasting my time."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    Do you like to talk to strangers so much that you'd pretend to be lost?
    I would assume she usually uses these lines:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=d7k2ZLKHwO0
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Thanks for your responses. By poor logic, this is from my opinion and I live for logic. For example, I remember a couple of years ago, my Dad says

    "When we've paid the morgage off, we could rent our house out and then we could rent" - given that we live in a small house anyway, there's no point of this. He comes out with other things like this, he looks for other options despite the fact the best option is clear and cheapest. Then he lives by this routine in his head, it makes no sense. My Dad also helps out A LOT with the chores. He irons, cooks and is pretty easy going - he'll give us lots of lifts without asking for anything in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterpark View Post
    I would assume she usually uses these lines:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=d7k2ZLKHwO0
    lol

    No expat, it sounds like me MINUS that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehotelambush View Post
    ok, that's true. edit: although I should note that an ISFp would "shut someone down" with Fe, as in "silly you...no one cares what you have to say" rather than "you're obviously wrong; stop wasting my time."
    I got the impression that he shuts down himself, as in not wanting to hear, not that he tries to shut you down.
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    I thought that was obvious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    I got the impression that he shuts down himself, as in not wanting to hear, not that he tries to shut you down.
    Is that how Fe ego types respond to Te in general?
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterpark View Post
    Is that how Fe ego types respond to Te in general?
    I think that in Te PoLR is more visible, but Te role types also get bored quickly when listening to a Te ego droning on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    I got the impression that he shuts down himself, as in not wanting to hear, not that he tries to shut you down.
    Oh, my bad.

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