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    My sister, an ISFp, was in the military, and I've heard about other ISFps being in the military. However, as I explained in the INTj and Military thread, military service represents everything that I am not.

    Any comments? Perhaps from the other ISFps? The ISFp description mentions that ISFps dislike having a "boss" and do better when self-employed.
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    My father was ISFp (everything fits really, relationships and all) and he was a private for 1 year.

    He saw it as a good experience and said things like "it teaches you that, in life, you often have to follow orders and do things that you yourself don't understand and don't agree with". He said that approvingly. He was rather easygoing at home and at work - nothing like an ISTj for instance - but he did think that a boss is the boss and there will always be a boss.

    I thought this had to to with as 7th function *shrugs*.
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    It has to do with Se. But a lot of the time Si types don't believe in it. I think for Si types, any of that type of behavior has to be stressed/learned before they follow it. I know for me, my parents keep on telling me that I'm not good at following orders and that I should learn more obedience or something like that.
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    "it teaches you that, in life, you often have to follow orders and do things that you yourself don't understand and don't agree with"
    That's one of the saddest things I have ever heard. I hope I never get that broken.

    "Yes sir, right away sir..."
    I generally say "okay" to requests, but I still do what I want. If I say I'll do it, I will unless something prevents me from doing it. I often do what people want me to do, but only if I really don't mind.

    ISFp's are pretty underconfident in the area of work and production, as deep down, they are neurotic about getting the job done. Sometimes people just walk all over them, and they don't even seem to take offense to this.
    I'm more neurotic about the QUALITY of the work. Sometimes tasks take too long because of this. As for being walked all over... if someone truly doesn't mind doing something, then how are they getting stepped on? Who cares how others see it. I've done a lot of work that my co workers were supposed to do just because I felt like it, and I don't turn down people's requests for help unless I have to. In return, they help me quite a bit, too, but generally only when they know I really need help. In fact I would prolly stop someone from doing my job if there was any practical way that I could do it.

    So I guess from another person's perspective, I am quite accommidating. At the end of the day though, if there's something that I don't feel I should do, I don't do it, regardless of what the manager wants. I decided what I will and will not do. This has caused conflict with former managers, who are most upset in the situation when they realize that I'm right and/or I go over their head to deal with the matter. This is not really all that frequent though.
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    So there has never existed a strong or stubborn or bold ISFp?
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    lol

    then why couldn't I be ISFp?
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    eh, it doesn't matter what type I am. I am Joy.
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    It true for me about pleasing my bosses. But I would really hate to go to the military. I rather be killed by the enemy or whoever than to kill someone else.
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    Here are several examples of famous Russian generals who were ISFp, acording to theur biographical data:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Bagramian

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov

    According to my experience, ISFp very easily find themselves in the military service, but rather in administrative work, military training and/or second roles than in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transigent
    ISFp's can get a little to "wierd" about pleasing thier bosses. One would constantly tell me "Rule number one, is always say yes. You have to make the bosses happy." They are usually quite scared of bosses and try to stay away from them, and get nervous when thier boss walks into the room.
    That would be because all bosses are ESTj, right? :wink:

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    In Russia, bosses are more frequently ESTp and/or ISTj than ESTj. Most socionists believe that Russia is a country of the 2nd Quadra. One more peculiarity: in my opinion, sensing types are much more valued in our country than intuitives because we have a lot of intuitives and lack sensors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitri Lytov
    In Russia, bosses are more frequently ESTp and/or ISTj than ESTj. In general, Russia is a country of the 2nd Quadra.
    I wasn't being serious, it was a reference to Transigent's stereotype thread. But I wonder if intertype relations might play a role more than the ISFp's own type.

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    @Dmitri: interesting.

    What would you consider the most common type in Russia? ENTP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transigent
    ISFp's can get a little to "wierd" about pleasing thier bosses. One would constantly tell me "Rule number one, is always say yes. You have to make the bosses happy." They are usually quite scared of bosses and try to stay away from them, and get nervous when thier boss walks into the room.

    ENTp's are the "Well, why don't you just do this...or this....or that...." people, and the ISFp's are the "Yes sir, right away sir..." people. Funny combination.

    ISFp's are pretty underconfident in the area of work and production, as deep down, they are neurotic about getting the job done. Sometimes people just walk all over them, and they don't even seem to take offense to this.
    My ISFP mother had an ENTJ boss once. She refused a promotion just to stay away from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmitri Lytov
    Here are several examples of famous Russian generals who were ISFp, acording to theur biographical data:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Bagramian

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kliment_Voroshilov

    According to my experience, ISFp very easily find themselves in the military service, but rather in administrative work, military training and/or second roles than in action.
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    Bagramian was ISTJ, Voroshilov was the evil ISFP hand behind Stalin that I had been looking for. Thanks Lytov.

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    \\Voroshilov commanded Soviet troops during the Winter War from November 1939 to January 1940, but due to his incompetence the Red Army suffered tremendous casualties. Nikita Khrushchev had an especially low opinion of him; he once described Voroshilov as the "biggest bag of shit in the army".

    After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Voroshilov was made commander of the northwest armies, but despite considerable personal bravery - at one point he personally led a counter-attack against German tanks armed only with a pistol - he failed to prevent the Germans from surrounding Leningrad and was dismissed from that office. As an old crony of Stalin's, however, he survived the disgrace that befell most defeated commanders in the early part of the war..
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    "it teaches you that, in life, you often have to follow orders and do things that you yourself don't understand and don't agree with"

    no. >:[


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    indeed
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    Actually, most ISTjs I know that are in the military, stay in there just for the money/secure job/etc., not because they like to follow orders. They follow them because otherwise they would lose the job.
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    lol what a bunch of sell outs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    lol what a bunch of sell outs
    everyone is a sell out
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    that is what i was getting at. if there is an inescapable appropriation that is required in the act of understanding, this brings into question the validity of socionics in describing what is real, and hence stubborn contradictions that continue to plague me.

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    not everyone.

    I suppose one could consider any act which is not exactly what one wants to do for the purpose of getting something else to be selling out. Sorry, I guess ISTjs just make so little sense to me that it's hard not to criticize them.

    We all live on a continuum. At one side is freedom, and the other is security. I live about as close to the "freedom" end as is healthy, and ISTjs live about as close the the "security" end as is healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    not everyone.

    ISTjs live about as close the the "security" end as is healthy.
    Which makes you wonder, as living under (threat of) gunfire is neither secure nor healthy

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    it's okay though because they're doing what they are told
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    not everyone.

    I suppose one could consider any act which is not exactly what one wants to do for the purpose of getting something else to be selling out. Sorry, I guess ISTjs just make so little sense to me that it's hard not to criticize them.

    We all live on a continuum. At one side is freedom, and the other is security. I live about as close to the "freedom" end as is healthy, and ISTjs live about as close the the "security" end as is healthy.
    Why do you think it's unhealty?

    Providing a stable enviroment for your family is unhealthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    not everyone.

    I suppose one could consider any act which is not exactly what one wants to do for the purpose of getting something else to be selling out. Sorry, I guess ISTjs just make so little sense to me that it's hard not to criticize them.

    We all live on a continuum. At one side is freedom, and the other is security. I live about as close to the "freedom" end as is healthy, and ISTjs live about as close the the "security" end as is healthy.
    Why do you think it's unhealty?

    Providing a stable enviroment for your family is unhealthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dioklecian
    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    not everyone.

    I suppose one could consider any act which is not exactly what one wants to do for the purpose of getting something else to be selling out. Sorry, I guess ISTjs just make so little sense to me that it's hard not to criticize them.

    We all live on a continuum. At one side is freedom, and the other is security. I live about as close to the "freedom" end as is healthy, and ISTjs live about as close the the "security" end as is healthy.
    Why do you think it's unhealty?

    Providing a stable enviroment for your family is unhealthy?
    Is your father nel esercito FDG?
    Yep
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    not everyone.

    I suppose one could consider any act which is not exactly what one wants to do for the purpose of getting something else to be selling out. Sorry, I guess ISTjs just make so little sense to me that it's hard not to criticize them.

    We all live on a continuum. At one side is freedom, and the other is security. I live about as close to the "freedom" end as is healthy, and ISTjs live about as close the the "security" end as is healthy.
    Why do you think it's unhealty?

    Providing a stable enviroment for your family is unhealthy?
    GRRRRRRRR I SAID IT IS HEALTHY
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    It was me who said it wasn't healthy. Sadly, I can name a number of examples, which prove it, some of them in my family and/or circle of friends.

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    I'm sure there are A LOT of unhealthy conformist followers, just like there are a lot of healthy conformist followers. There are healthy and unhealthy people of every type.
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    You haven't been to a war recently, I presume. Lucky you.

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    true. people get pissed when I say that it's unheathly to blindly kill or die because you're supposed to, so I was avoiding that subject.
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