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    I've asked 5 people so far. Myself, my SLI mom, and a lady who may be an ESI said they couldn't. My younger brothers, SLE and SEI, say they can listen to two people at once. Anyone else?

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    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    I read a description somewhere that said LSI are good at it. I'm doubting there's anything to it.

    Personally, if two people are talking at once, I won't be able to understand either of them. I'd have to work even harder to focus on just one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeroffs View Post
    I read a description somewhere that said LSI are good at it. I'm doubting there's anything to it.

    Personally, if two people are talking at once, I won't be able to understand either of them. I'd have to work even harder to focus on just one of them.
    Same here. I told that to my SEI brother and he said, "So that's why you keep saying 'Shush!'" I told him to write me a note when he wants my attention. I have no problem reading and listening at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritella View Post
    Over here, we'll put up with (almost) all of your crap. You just have to use the secret phrase: "I don't value it. It's related to <insert random element here>, which is not in my quadra."
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquagraph View Post
    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    I have no problem reading and listening at the same time.
    Even that takes focus, but it's doable.
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    I thought I read awhile back that men could do this, but women couldn't, or had more trouble with it.

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    It's unpossible for me to even drive and talk on the phone; hell no i can't talk to two people at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    I've asked 5 people so far. Myself, my SLI mom, and a lady who may be an ESI said they couldn't. My younger brothers, SLE and SEI, say they can listen to two people at once. Anyone else?
    I can't listen to one person at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrano View Post
    I can't listen to one person at once.


    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    It's unpossible for me to even drive and talk on the phone; hell no i can't talk to two people at once.
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    I more or less can, I think.

    Typings so far indicate it might be a Ti/Fe vs. Te/Fi thing. Obviously way too small a sample, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeroffs View Post
    I read a description somewhere that said LSI are good at it. I'm doubting there's anything to it.

    Personally, if two people are talking at once, I won't be able to understand either of them. I'd have to work even harder to focus on just one of them.
    I can, but I can't respond; I have to remember what each said and respond to each individually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    Same here. I told that to my SEI brother and he said, "So that's why you keep saying 'Shush!'" I told him to write me a note when he wants my attention. I have no problem reading and listening at the same time.
    Yea SEI works in a rhythm that pays attention to the environment so they think everyone has full attention to the surrounding. This doesn't work with rational and when I tell them to let me finish they get annoy by it, as I get annoyed by spontaneous focus in their environment. So sometimes I would ignore them and then they get Ultra piss. I think alpha SF has no boundaries in that term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huitzilopochtli View Post
    I can, but I can't respond; I have to remember what each said and respond to each individually...
    So you can't listen to two people at once. You can hear two people at once.

    Is selective hearing type realted? I've never managed it, but my SEI brother gets in trouble for it and I think my IEE dad has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritella View Post
    Over here, we'll put up with (almost) all of your crap. You just have to use the secret phrase: "I don't value it. It's related to <insert random element here>, which is not in my quadra."
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    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    So you can't listen to two people at once. You can hear two people at once.

    Is selective hearing type realted? I've never managed it, but my SEI brother gets in trouble for it and I think my IEE dad has it.
    I guess; I bet its easier for irrationals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    Could be related to process/result. Result people being outside of the process of listening and so find it easier to listen to more at once. Process people would be the opposite.
    good point

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    It could be, but its not, seeing as though any of those dichotomies aren't consistent or relevant.

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    Uhh. I can listen to two people at once. How is this type related?
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    I can do this... and I can generally pay attention to 2-3 things at once. However, when it comes to responding, I often don't respond to any of them, or only respond to the one that I find most interesting - usually I'm just gathering information when I split my attention like this. I can see why driving and talking on a cell phone would be problematic - white often it would be necessary to respond to both simultaneously. 'Course, I almost never drive or talk on a cell phone.

    Any sort of feeling that I have to respond, such as when both people are talking to me specifically (and thus I have to look at both of them at once, unless I take up my "you're talking to me and I don't care" position), can make it harder to handle.



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    basically, i can. but i think i've trained myself into super-duper-multitasking mode.

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    I am glad that there are people who recognize that M/F dichotomy is more meaningful than E/I, N/S, T/F, P/J and are putting it in polls instead of these 4.

    If people are so eager on subtypes they should absolutely use the M/F distinction. It's far more powerful than most of other existing sociocriteriae. And mistypings are extremely unlikely to occur. Of course, one can say; "Why should we use M/F? Isn't it obvious that she is a F,What's the point in all this simplicity? Besides, mistypings are extremely unlikely to occur."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuturututu View Post
    And mistypings are extremely unlikely to occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritella View Post
    Over here, we'll put up with (almost) all of your crap. You just have to use the secret phrase: "I don't value it. It's related to <insert random element here>, which is not in my quadra."
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquagraph View Post
    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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