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    okay, so for my internship we've been having to do observation tasks (i.e. watch a class of students and report on some aspect of the class everyday, maybe focus on something like how the instructor of the class corrects errors.)

    so one of the girls in my class winds up doing her internship with a former classmate of ours. she's describing the classroom setup and some of this guy's procedures. it was possibly the funniest thing i have heard all week.


    an ESTp girl, an ESTj girl, and some girl who i can't really type who seems like an XNTj could NOT stop laughing. i don't know who else does this (laughing to the point that you can't keep a straight face well enough to listen. you wind up sitting there just sort of trying your best to suppress laughter, which totally doesn't work.) i was also laughing way too hard, and it was really hard to /stop/ laughing (this is awful when you're in a setting where you're supposed to be serious/academic/poker face and you can't do it at all.)

    i noticed the INFp girl did a pretty good job of keeping a straight face.

    it's funny not only because the guy whose class setup she was describing was this sort of stoner, frustrated-seeming NT guy (INTj maybe?) but because she has this hilarious semi-serious delivery. she can describe things in a hilarious way and keep a straight face (she even came off as seriously concerned/a little disconcerted with this guy's methods of teaching.)

    now what is that? amazing control? ?
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    Ahaha I have laughing fits so much. I can't help it.

    I can keep a straight face sometimes, but it requires a lot of effort.
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    I can keep a straight face if I'm not caught off guard
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    I've got a good poker face, but it's not unusual for me to laugh until I cry. It sucks when I'm wearing make up lol.
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    I can keep a straight face indefinitely.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I can't keep a straight face if someone else is laughing or giggling... on a few very rare occasions I have laughed so much that it hurt and had to leave the room because it was related to work or school and I just couldn't stop giggling.

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    I cant. The only time I can is if Im lying for someone other than myself... or if I really dislike the person Im communicating with.

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    Life and poker seem to share many similarities in my view.
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    I can keep a straight face. But sometimes, my straight face can induce others to get hysterical.

    I cheat though, I can control my emotions before they reach my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny
    I can control my emotions before they reach my face.
    That's sort of what I do, but it's more like I have to turn my emotions on if I have to make an expression at all.
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    My straight face makes other people laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy
    My straight face makes other people laugh.
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    It's very easy for me to keep a straight face...
    "Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..."

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    Always been good at it. I'm ticklish as HELL and I can keep myself from moving a muscle even when assaulted

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    Theoretically it would be related to Fe, but I don't think it's type-related.

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    I can almost always keep a straight face. Except when caught totally off-guard and sometimes emotions that I don't really acknowledge.

    Wouldn't Se have something to do with it, too?
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    when funny things happen i can't keep a straight face, but in crisis i never put on a worrisome face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehotelambush View Post
    Theoretically it would be related to Fe, but I don't think it's type-related.
    Why? The act of making facial expressions seems to be clearly sensory, and dynamic, if you ask me.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliophile8 View Post
    Wouldn't Se have something to do with it, too?
    Holding a straight face for a long time, yeah, I'd say so. "Volition" becomes an appropriate descriptor at some point when you have both the natural inclination to laugh and the desire to not show it
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I think when it's necessary for me to do so (e.g. serious environment/situation) I can keep a straight face, but if there isn't anything making it necessary for me to do so, I find it difficult to keep a straight face if something's making me laugh. I can sort of constrain the laughter if I want to, but it shows. I'm prone to laughing fits now and again; I remember at work once, me and my ESFp friend started laughing about something and we both ended up having laughing fits. The thing was, when one of us started calming down, seeing the other one laughing set us off again. I think that went on for about 10-15 minutes or so. Funny times.
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