Hi all. Let me preface this first by saying that I'm bit at all associated into the state I was in when I came up with writing this article/post. I'm actually listening to some bitching house music right now.
Do you listen to house music?
Some of you would say 'yes' and some of you 'no'
Let me ask you -- how many times have you been hanging with friends, or whatever, talking or listening to someone -- Someone then reveals a prejudice towards someone. Something like "Oh my god, they're such a X"
Does this sound familiar?
I realized something interesting.
Aristocracy and Democracy
For those who aren't yet aware, Aristocracy/Democracy is a Reinin Dichotomy: People who have blocked sensing and feeling are democrats, blocked sensing and thinking would make you an Aristocrat.
Let me state what I believe about this: First of all, I am an Aristocrat ("confirmed" through my type breakdown, but also I simply agree with the assessment completely). As such, here is how I see it. Aristocrats categorize what they take in through their senses, while Democrats find themselves feeling when confronted with sensory input. For example, A desk is perceived (through sensing) by a democrat and aristocrat. The Aristocrat takes in details about the object, e.g. its color, shape, texture, flavor, etc. Then (the following is what happens in my case, so I welcome additional observations on this point), each of these details are linked to some other detail. I must note that this can take place on a conscious or unconscious level. I know that if I see a desk, I'll be able to recall details such as, it is brown, wooden, metal legs, etc. But more than that. Based on its appearance, an aristocrat will discover whether the object is new or old, inexpensive or expensive, as well as any emotional impressions that may come. I use the word "discover" loosely however, for reasons I will make abundantly clear.
The democrat, with blocked sensing and feeling, perceives an object (or subject) through the senses, and is met with an emotional impression.
I don't want to define these categories too strictly, but the Reinin dichotomy is clearly outlined.
Aristocrats categorize things into groups. As someone, somewhere else put it: "An [Aristocrat] will form groups based on what he sees. His impression of the object will also be affected by the group to which the object belongs. This is not to say, however, that their categorizing is prejudiced. It may be the case that certain Aristocrats really have discerned underlying patterns that allow the neat and simple categorization of phenomena into black and white rules. Like how, we say a fish describes a creature with gills, that swims, is found in water, etc. But not all creatures that live in water are fish. As he grows, his categories are capable of growing, and the nuance and subtlety of patterns emerge through reflection, underlying patterns that may (emphasis added) be 100% real, valid, testable and falsifiable are revealed. Though his fellows may not be capable of seeing. Therefore loneliness is not uncommon."
Some more about Aristocracy
Note the emphasis added, it's the entire point of what I want to share with you all.
Once again: "underlying patterns that may (emphasis added) be 100% real, valid, testable and falsifiable are revealed."
In my humble and all-too limited opinion, some, if not all Aristocrats, are the undisputed masters of seeing the underlying patterns. Of course this is not easily falsifiable, if at all. And there are too many variables, I feel, to test here. But I'm an IEI so that doesn't matter.
All of us discriminate. I want you to judge what I'm saying carefully though, I don't mean being racist or sexist (necessarily). My point is this. Democrats discriminate sense impressions based on their feelings. When in a conversation, they're likely to converse in a manner that feels good. Or when someone in a group of friends asks them a question, they will likely consider how the question makes them feel, as opposed to an Aristocrat, who, when faced with questioning, may simply answer the question logically. But this is about Aristocrats.
Aristocrats, one must be very careful with slotting PEOPLE into groups, I don't care how much a person fits into a neat box. Have you ever felt unduly discriminated against, judged, based on something, for example, you couldn't control? Maybe your hips move funny when you walk because of injury or birth defect. Maybe you slightly lisp because your teeth came in funny.
PEOPLE ARE UNABLE TO SEE WHAT'S INSIDE OF A PERSON.
I believe that people are suffering unnecessarily, in part because of Aristocrats making judgements of people based on insufficient or incorrect/misapplied/wrong information. I believe this because I see it constantly - and I too have been guilty of this. It hurts people for a good reason, social rejection hurts. When a person is judged as somehow insufficient or seen as strange, that hurts. And I don't think I need to preach on this, we've ALL been victims of discrimination at one point or another.