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    Default IEEs: Do you speak in tangents?

    When I first started getting into Myers-Briggs, I originally typed as ENFP, but after a while a lot of people eventually that I couldn't be a Ne-dom because I rarely went off on tangents, wasn't good at improvising and didn't play around with straightforwards questions in some obvious, grandiose way whenever I'd do written or video questionnaires, so it was concluded that I was some sort of SFP. There was also this one section of their questionnaires where you would have to describe a picture that you found off flickr, and people more often than not pointed out how I would focus my attention on describing the content of the picture, as opposed to thinking about the "possibilities" inherent to it, or going on some lengthy off-topic tangent about something that had happened to me in the past, which I found ridiculous. I'd write the lengthiest posts about my thinking process and people time-and-time again would say, no, this isn't Ne, it's too immediate and stuck within context. I could actually see where they were coming from at the time since I didn't relate to how some ENxP's would take every opportunity to say something random or off-topic like this:


    "Description of Ne?

    Ne. Closely related to Ni. Knights who say Ni desire shrubberies. Shrubberies are trimmed with pruning sheers. Pruning? Prunes. Almonds are in the same genus as prunes. Almonds go on hot fudge sundaes.

    Ne is like a hot fudge sundae: sometimes warm, sometimes cold, and always delicious"

    Yet ENFp and Ne as described by Socionics make sense on some level. So why this discrepancy? Is it a subtype difference? Or are they just playing it up?
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    Tangent is my middle name.
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    Yes, and the EDIT button is my slave.

    See what I did there? Not the best example, though.

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    Oh gosh yes. @Eliza Thomason and @Kim and Amadeus

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    the number of times smn asked me = "but in brief?" "but we were talking about this and that, what do I need this additional (tangent) info for?"

    there are days when I drive myself nuts with this... "oh nuts yeah I love almonds in sugar oh and sugar I promised myself yesterday I would cut down on sugar oh and yesterday yeah I was watching that concert and that lady was wearing ridiculous clothes oh and her dancers reminded me of high school oh and at high school I used to love this and then I remembered..." <- pretty much how my mind works, which I both like and dislike

    it sucks especially when I tell myself: "ok, so I am just going to check whether I got this one email..." - and then 2 hrs later I realise that for some reason I have 20 new pages open in my browser and am currently for some reason reading up on dinosaurs and fossils, while I should be preparing a lesson... yeah.

    sometimes I catch myself thinking "wow, this is tiring, will it ever stop?" only recently I realised that's what Ne does when I am not grounded enough in my daily schedule and don't keep myself physically busy enough

    also, probably at least 80% of my posts are edited (including this one), most before the page starts showing up the time of edition, cause as soon as I post sth I remember sth more that I would also like to say

    P.S. I "hate" wikipedia and any hyperlinks in articles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aisa View Post
    there are days when I drive myself nuts with this... "oh nuts yeah I love almonds in sugar oh and sugar I promised myself yesterday I would cut down on sugar oh and yesterday yeah I was watching that concert and that lady was wearing ridiculous clothes oh and her dancers reminded me of high school oh and at high school I used to love this and then I remembered..." <- pretty much how my mind works, which I both like and dislike
    i think im in love
    anyways im not IEE but i do do tangents its just they are no were near as interesting as the above
    wtf how is that interesting you ask well no offence i couldnt care less about nuts and sugar ect but the flightiness itself is enough to loll me into a mindless state of aw which i love (fucking spongebob is the best thing ever)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5dolladogsoup View Post
    i think im in love
    anyways im not IEE but i do do tangents its just they are no were near as interesting as the above
    wtf how is that interesting you ask well no offence i couldnt care less about nuts and sugar ect but the flightiness itself is enough to loll me into a mindless state of aw which i love (fucking spongebob is the best thing ever)
    haha, well, the underlined were pretty much my thoughts exactly upon reading your post up until that spot
    upon reading the whole thing - thank you, I guess (not sure how I feel about being indirectly compared to spongebob yet )

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    Quote Originally Posted by aisa View Post
    (not sure how I feel about being indirectly compared to spongebob yet )
    being mesmerizing is definitely something to feel good about imo anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by aisa View Post
    the number of times smn asked me = "but in brief?" "but we were talking about this and that, what do I need this additional (tangent) info for?"

    there are days when I drive myself nuts with this... "oh nuts yeah I love almonds in sugar oh and sugar I promised myself yesterday I would cut down on sugar oh and yesterday yeah I was watching that concert and that lady was wearing ridiculous clothes oh and her dancers reminded me of high school oh and at high school I used to love this and then I remembered..." <- pretty much how my mind works, which I both like and dislike


    it sucks especially when I tell myself: "ok, so I am just going to check whether I got this one email..." - and then 2 hrs later I realise that for some reason I have 20 new pages open in my browser and am currently for some reason reading up on dinosaurs and fossils, while I should be preparing a lesson... yeah.

    sometimes I catch myself thinking "wow, this is tiring, will it ever stop?" only recently I realised that's what Ne does when I am not grounded enough in my daily schedule and don't keep myself physically busy enough

    also, probably at least 80% of my posts are edited (including this one), most before the page starts showing up the time of edition, cause as soon as I post sth I remember sth more that I would also like to say

    P.S. I "hate" wikipedia and any hyperlinks in articles...
    Lol, yeah. This is something that I've seen in some IEE's that I'm not good at. I think I do more of a back-and-forth when I have something to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5dolladogsoup View Post
    i think im in love
    anyways im not IEE but i do do tangents its just they are no were near as interesting as the above
    wtf how is that interesting you ask well no offence i couldnt care less about nuts and sugar ect but the flightiness itself is enough to loll me into a mindless state of aw which i love (fucking spongebob is the best thing ever)
    so it's kind of like smoking pot?

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    I go on tangents in general conversations but I do not think I go on tangents if I want to say something specific (at least I hope so)
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    I'm afraid to comment here because hugs.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    I'm afraid to comment here because hugs.
    I'm sure there's somewhere in one of those descriptions a line that states: "Park's dual-seeking behaviour is expressing dread and fear of hugs while secretly anticipating them all the more! His duals see right through it."

    haha
    there you go:

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    I feel so full of love right now, it's disgusting.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    I try to be succinct when I talk verbally. I tend to run out of words very easily, probably because I'm grasping for just the right nuance from a word that's just barely out of reach. So I tend to speak really stop/start unless I'm talking about something I really know a lot about.

    In writing I can go on and on though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Park View Post
    I feel so full of love right now, it's disgusting.
    haha mission accomplished

     

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    OMFG, cuteness overload.


    If I wasn't who I am, I might not have minded expressing how that makes me feel.
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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