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    What was his type?

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    ISTj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maritsa Darmandzhyan View Post
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    wtf no

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Franklin
    Thirteen Virtues.

    1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
    2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
    3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
    4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
    5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
    6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
    7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
    8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
    9. MODERATION. - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
    10. CLEANLINESS. - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
    11.TRANQUILLITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
    12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
    13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


    It may be well my posterity should be informed that to this little artifice,
    with the blessing of God, their ancestor ow'd the constant felicity of his life,
    down to his 79th year, in which this is written.
    What reverses may attend the remainder is in the hand of Providence;
    but, if they arrive, the reflection on past happiness enjoy'd ought to help his
    bearing them with more resignation.
    To Temperance he ascribes his long-continued health,
    and what is still left to him of a good constitution;
    to Industry and Frugality, the early easiness of his circumstances and acquisition of his fortune,
    with all that knowledge that enabled him to be a useful citizen,
    and obtained for him some degree of reputation among the learned;
    to Sincerity and Justice, the confidence of his country,
    and the honorable employs it conferred upon him;
    and to the joint influence of the whole mass of the virtues,
    even in the imperfect state he was able to acquire them,
    all that evenness of temper, and that cheerfulness in conversation, which makes his company still sought for, and agreeable even to his younger acquaintance.
    I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit.

    In this piece it was my design to have endeavored to convince young persons that no qualities were so likely to make a poor man's fortune as those of probity and integrity.

    My list of virtues contain'd at first but twelve; but a Quaker friend having kindly informed me that I was generally thought proud; that my pride show'd itself frequently in conversation; that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any point, but was overbearing, and rather insolent, of which he convinc'd me by mentioning several instances; I determined endeavouring to cure myself, if I could, of this vice or folly among the rest, and I added Humility to my list).

    In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.
    [Thus far written at Passy, 1741]

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    Oh shoot, I'm thinking of George Washington.

    OL Ben may be ESFj

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    ESTj or ESFj ?
    "The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusion."

    -- Maurice Chapelain

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    I need a video.

    lol
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    Also, anna is that your motorcycle in your photo???
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaron View Post
    Also, anna is that your motorcycle in your photo???
    No, but someday I will have a motorcycle and enjoy the freedom of that... until then I have this picture I pulled from a google search

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna1921 View Post
    No, but someday I will have a motorcycle and enjoy the freedom of that... until then I have this picture I pulled from a google search
    do it! Take the safety course first though. And you can get a very good, reliable used one for around 3K which is what I did a few years back.
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    from the little that i've read about him (mainly this ), the first thing that sticks out is EXFx and maybe intuitive + rational. but i can't vouch for the latter as confidently.




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    ESE-Si IMO
    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 remember him always being called an archetypal and hypertypical example of ENTp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Franklin
    Originally Posted by Benjamin Franklin
    Thirteen Virtues.

    1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
    2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
    3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
    4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
    5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
    6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
    7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
    8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
    9. MODERATION. - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
    10. CLEANLINESS. - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
    11.TRANQUILLITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
    12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
    13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


    It may be well my posterity should be informed that to this little artifice,
    with the blessing of God, their ancestor ow'd the constant felicity of his life,
    down to his 79th year, in which this is written.
    What reverses may attend the remainder is in the hand of Providence;
    but, if they arrive, the reflection on past happiness enjoy'd ought to help his
    bearing them with more resignation.
    To Temperance he ascribes his long-continued health,
    and what is still left to him of a good constitution;
    to Industry and Frugality, the early easiness of his circumstances and acquisition of his fortune,
    with all that knowledge that enabled him to be a useful citizen,
    and obtained for him some degree of reputation among the learned;
    to Sincerity and Justice, the confidence of his country,
    and the honorable employs it conferred upon him;
    and to the joint influence of the whole mass of the virtues,
    even in the imperfect state he was able to acquire them,
    all that evenness of temper, and that cheerfulness in conversation, which makes his company still sought for, and agreeable even to his younger acquaintance.
    I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit.

    In this piece it was my design to have endeavored to convince young persons that no qualities were so likely to make a poor man's fortune as those of probity and integrity.

    My list of virtues contain'd at first but twelve; but a Quaker friend having kindly informed me that I was generally thought proud; that my pride show'd itself frequently in conversation; that I was not content with being in the right when discussing any point, but was overbearing, and rather insolent, of which he convinc'd me by mentioning several instances; I determined endeavouring to cure myself, if I could, of this vice or folly among the rest, and I added Humility to my list).

    In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.
    [Thus far written at Passy, 1741]
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    why do I find this hilarious, this is amazing haha fuckk

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    XSE I think.
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    "Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement."

    my guess is that he has a novelty seeking function in his ego lmao


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