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    INTjs are described as being somewhat dull, solemn, and serious. Othertimes it seems as if we are described as being humorless robots. But my question is how do INTjs typically exhibit humor and to what extent? And does this differ or compare to other alpha quadras? I know that generally INTjs like to pretend that they do not have a sense of humor and that slabs of granite are more likely to laugh before they do, but I don't think that is necessarily the case.

    The reason why I ask is because I read the description of the INFp on Socion.info and their approach to humor is very similar to mine despite being a strongly identified INTj.
    INFps are distinguished by their sense of humor. Their humor is spontaneous, cutely ironic, and oftentimes rather random. They may put on a faзade of being under the influence of any number of substances, and as a result may appear childish, out-of-touch, and spacey. This is actually a defense mechanism to distance themselves from a contrived existence. When acting like this, they are most likely thinking: “You people take yourselves way too seriously.”
    This section is where a portion of the similarity exists. One of the differences is that I am less "cutely ironic" and more "bitingly ironic." And it only seems like being rather random because it is in stark contrast with my usual behavior. My humor also developed as a defensive mechanism, but not to distance myself from a "contrived existence," but due to my idiosycrancies. But the last bit about "You people take yourselves way too seriously" is in fact one of my primary motives. I have been told that my humor "makes people feel uncomfortable but in a good way." But by doing so, I do not hope to get people to be more relaxed or easy-going, but to get them to open up and make it easier for me to learn about people and to "expand their horizons" in regards to societal behavior. In other words, there is generally method to the madness.

    They may seem estranged from reality, but they in fact dwell on a far more significant plane in their own minds. Internally they understand full well the gritty undertones of life, but see the world within the context of an overarching, transcendent framework that liberates him from the trappings of the workaday world. They have their eyes on “bigger issues” at hand.
    The main difference, however, is that I spend my time in a world of logistical theorization and not a world of the INFp.
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    I don't think that the INFp sense of humor sounds like me (though now that I think about it, when I'm with my INFp sister, we spend most of the time laughing and generally find the same things funny).
    I think my sense of humor is more on the sarcastic side if anything else. Bitingly ironic sounds about right too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Logos
    I know that generally INTjs like to pretend that they do not have a sense of humor and that slabs of granite are more likely to laugh before they do, but I don't think that is necessarily the case.
    I don't agree with this. I enjoy humor and laughing. The biggest turn on for me is if the other person is funny. I'm just picky about what I find funny.
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    My INTj brother is actually a very funny person. He always makes people laugh (including myself).

    Comparing him with INFps I know though, he's much less goofy, and more deliberate and sarcastic than them.
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    It depends on how well the INTj knows you and how comfortable they are with you a lot. But everybody has their quirks.

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    I believe this must be some sort of sick and twisted intj humor. Hugo a laugh is never worth ruining someone's standing among others!!! I hope you learn this one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyburger
    I don't agree with this. I enjoy humor and laughing. The biggest turn on for me is if the other person is funny. I'm just picky about what I find funny.
    Yeah, besides this I love sarcasm. I don't know why, it just slips away from me and spills all over everyone else's enthusiasm and cheerfulness over something completely stupid.
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    I find it hard not to identify Family Guy as primarily Alpha humor
    It uses a lot of societal references (names of people, places, events) in it's jokes. An example that I remember off the top of my head is "that's like getting a text message for your birthday from Zinedine Zidane", or something. It's only funny when you know the exact event and person involved in it and how it relates to the situation in the story.

    Guess it's just me, but that's what I tend to identify as Ni/Se stuff. Whatever, though.

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    @aixel: I think your perception of Alpha humor is distorted.
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    For Real alpha humor, watch the Princess Bride.




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    god i love the princess bride.
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    Well, the only words I put in your mouth were ones that I didn't actually say, and you inferred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aixelsyd View Post
    Uh...

    ...Khamelion?

    But I really cannot think of a single SEE like that, though I cannot discount some Alphas making a really bad charicature of a SEE called Peter Griffin, either. (I say Alphas because I find it hard not to identify Family Guy as primarily Alpha humor.).
    it is so typical around here to have zero understanding of anything outside one's own quadra; hmm, I hate so-and-so, they must be my conflictor, and though there is no specific reason to believe that so-and-so is that type, I don't pay attention to my real conflictors anyway so I would not know what they are like to begin with...

    BTW, having objectively typed Hitler from the 1972 documentary 'Swastika', I came up with this:

    Hitler - Fe-INFp
    Braun - Se-ISTj
    Hess - Ti-ESTp
    Himmler - Ni-ENFj
    Goebbels - Te-INTp
    Einstein - Ne-ENTp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huitzilopochtli View Post
    it is so typical around here to have zero understanding of anything outside one's own quadra; hmm, I hate so-and-so, they must be my conflictor, and though there is no specific reason to believe that so-and-so is that type, I don't pay attention to my real conflictors anyway so I would not know what they are like to begin with...

    BTW, having objectively typed Hitler from the 1972 documentary 'Swastika', I came up with this:

    Hitler - Fe-INFp
    Braun - Se-ISTj
    Hess - Ti-ESTp
    Himmler - Ni-ENFj
    Goebbels - Te-INTp
    Einstein - Ne-ENTp
    didnt think you could get any stupider but there it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by labcoat View Post
    For Real alpha humor, watch the Princess Bride.
    holy shit, I was just thinking today that I need to introduce my girlfriend to the Princess Bride, was weighing up whether I should borrow it off a friend and watch it tonight. My mind is now made up.

    Inconceivable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamajama View Post
    god i love the princess bride.
    me too,

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    The Princess Bride is the only thing that can get me to forgive Mandy Patinkin for having such an insufferably annoying singing voice.
    Not a rule, just a trend.

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