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    Default Which type is most likely to put their car into reverse while driving?

    Which type is most likely to actually try it out?

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    Someone in an quadra, of course; such strange behavior is un-. Now, given that people put their cars into reverse all the time, it would probably take somewhat strong to figure out that there's something special about putting it into reverse while moving - and a Tactical type (inert ) will have more difficulty resisting the urge to continue the train of thought. Finally, an ILE is more likely than an IEE to be thinking about the car in the first place. An ILE, being Intuitive, may not be the most likely type to actually grab the shifter... but still, that seems to me the most likely type.

    SEI is a close second, due to such things as inert-strong and lack of to inhibit the risky action, but an SEI would be far less likely to think of it in the first place. Perhaps an ILE and an SEI... "What happens if you put the car in reverse right now?" "Hey, let's try it!"

    I could also see an SLI, knowing full well what's going to happen, demonstrating it to his curious friend rather than trying to explain.



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    I might do it by mistake but it wouldn't occur to me to do it on purpose.
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    I've thought about the reverse of the freeway thing often, but I'd never try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat View Post
    I've thought about the reverse of the freeway thing often, but I'd never try it.
    I can just see some NF type testing that "R" thingy.
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    The first time you try to go rapidly from forward into reverse, you figure it out. So, I'd guess at least half of 16 year old newly minted drivers testing out what their cars can and can't do would be doing this off-highway (seeing how quickly they can back into a driveway and other common stuff.) The other half might either just wonder what it'd do, or actually try it on the highway, and find out.

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    I'm a bit disappointed that nothing actually happens. If something cool happened (the car jumps fifteen feet!), I'd imagine that there'd be a lot more highway accidents involving beta STs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrano View Post
    I can just see some NF type testing that "R" thingy.
    lol
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    LII of course. the same type who would forget to get gas and run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    the same type who would forget to get gas and run out.
    I've done that too. So many times that I am no longer in charge of keeping gas in my own car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom View Post
    I've done that too. So many times that I am no longer in charge of keeping gas in my own car.
    lol. funny. isn't it great when someone will handle those details?

    actually, though, i was thinking of my brother, LII, who did this when young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    lol. funny. isn't it great when someone will handle those details?

    actually, though, i was thinking of my brother, LII, who did this when young.
    I ran out of gas constantly when I had a car... the worst was when I was late for work, first car at a stoplight in the inside lane durring rush hour, I had put in 50c of gas to get me to work... it wasn't enough . thankfully some guy helped me push my car off the road and gave me $20 to fill it up.

    lol one time while fucking around with a friend we had to put push the car up to the gas station to put in 16 cents of gas so we could try to make it the other mile home to get more money.


    I'm way worse with oil and radiator water... I've killed cars by running out both.

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    What is reverse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polikujm View Post
    What is reverse?
    The opposite of forward.
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    wait, so nothing happens when you put in reverse on the highway? I'm sorta disappointed by that.

    I never would have considered it. If I did consider it, I'd prefer someone else try it out, when I wasn't in the car .
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior-librarian View Post
    The opposite of forward.
    Ok. I am reverse.

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    It has happened to me going about 30 mph down my street.
    The guilty type? One of the following ile, eie,??? seems to be similar to a male version of sarah silverman.
    How? He was playing with the shifter on the automatic car going from 1-2-N and then suddenly was like what if i put it in reverse? He said after he didn't think the car would let him do it. Nope...EEEEEEECHHHHHHHH car wheels lock up and we come to a halt and the car shuts off. Fortunately once i shifted the car back into park it started back up. I almost kicked his ass but it appeared there was no permanent damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    LII of course. the same type who would forget to get gas and run out.
    Haha, I've actually almost done that twice or so! And I've reminded myself to refill it several times before I actually do it and it's below a quarter tank.

    EDIT: Let's just say that I'm thankful for a vigilant ESTj mom who reminds me to do these things quite often -- and in other cases, an ISTp dad who doesn't mind fixing vehicles.
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    By far the most likely type to actually do would be an SLE, but you'd have to make it a challenge: "I bet you won't put the car in reverse right now."
    And then of course they'd do it to prove that they can and will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanprollyright View Post
    By far the most likely type to actually do would be an SLE, but you'd have to make it a challenge: "I bet you won't put the car in reverse right now."
    And then of course they'd do it to prove that they can and will.
    Yes but the fact that you say it like that means that now I have to bet you that your not right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanprollyright View Post
    By far the most likely type to actually do would be an SLE, but you'd have to make it a challenge: "I bet you won't put the car in reverse right now."
    And then of course they'd do it to prove that they can and will.
    Doesn't that just make them the easiest type to convince to do it? Not the most likely type to do it on their own...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
    Doesn't that just make them the easiest type to convince to do it? Not the most likely type to do it on their own...
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    The type that wants to screw up her transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWC3 View Post
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    Are you disagreeing with him or with me in this post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliand View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWC3 View Post
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    In high school I knew a guy who would get on a long stretch of usually-empty road, drive extremely fast down, then pull the emergency break to make the car spin. He was probably Beta ST.

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    Despite never having actually tried doing this, I had already inferred the fact that nothing serious would happen from the fact that there aren't any elaborate safety measures around the reverse gear of a car. If there really was a "engine explosion" kind of reaction, the reverse gear controls wouldn't be put in a place where one could easily engage them accidentally. Or there would be regular reports of accidents happening in this way.

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