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    Default Deltas has anyone told you that you're too serious?

    Has anyone said you're too serious?? Or anything similar? And how do you guys relate to the other quadras?

    Just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mea
    Has anyone said you're too serious?? Or anything similar? And how do you guys relate to the other quadras?

    Just wondering.
    (I'm avoiding some stuff so I'll spend some time answering this )

    When I used to play D&D type stuff, I'd try to play the more light hearted creatures, like pixies and such. But I could never get the characters right. I'd always wind up turning them into characters who were rather serious. In fact, no matter what kind of character I attempted to play...it always turned up being a Neutral Good character. (never lawful nor chaotic).
    The other ENFps I knew seemed to do similar. One was always trying to play chaotic evil, but his character always did the neutral good stuff. The INFps who played did so differently, they were pretty darned good at Chaotic Neutral/Good/Evil characters. It was generally hard for me to play with those INFps....there were times when my character (and me) felt that their character (and them) weren't being serious enough about achieving the game goal.

    I was usually the person who invited my friends to go out dancing. I'd volunteer to be the designated driver so that they could drink without worrying about how to get home. Without having anything other than water or soda to drink, I was often accused (by other patrons of the bar/club) of having had too much to drink and jokes made about how drunk I must be. Yet when it came to guys trying to pick up my rather drunk friend(s), they generally had me to deal with. Not that I'm against that kind of thing, but I would put in the effort to ensure that this was something my friend really wanted to do, and not just due to alcohol influence. I'd also take the steps to ensure the guy's claimed info was true and that I knew where my friend would be, and how I could get a hold of her if need be.

    In high school, in the JROTC out of town competition meets, I was the one who'd sneak a group of people out of the hotel so we could all go have fun "harrassing" the town. Sarge and Colonel both knew I was the instigator of various things. But they willingly turned their backs because they knew that I always made sure that everyone was safe and got back to the hotel safely and in our unspoken agreed upon time so that my fellow competitors would get to have some fun, a taste of freedom, yet still a decent nights sleep and readiness for the competitions the next day. (Sarge was funny, he'd deliberately let slip some various things that were going on in the town as well as where some of the other schools were staying at, where he and the Colonel's rooms were at, what time they anticipated going to bed, when they anticipated getting up, and when they anticipated getting the students up. And when he'd hear about something we did, he'd act innocent of any awareness, and then later make a joking but cryptic comment to me about doing a "good job" without any direct reference to the issue.)

    In work situations, I'd laugh and joke with my fellow workers (even when I was their manager), make jokes about how our department is supposed to be functioning, etc..... yet I ensured that everyone was in the position best suited for them and that we got our work done.

    I'm often accused (funnily enough by the same people) of being both too serious...and not serious enough.

    I admit, I do not like how serious I've become since I gave birth to my daughter.
    I miss my carefreeness. I miss being able to just let loose, letting people think I'm drunk or high. I miss being able to skip off to do something at the drop of the hat. Why do I miss those things? Because of how serious I take my duty as a parent.
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    I'm told I'm too serious all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockclimber
    I'm told I'm too serious all the time.
    Hi Rockclimber, Im not familiar with you but I must tell you I love the fast motion flower thing you have. Thats awsome. What is your type?
    Myself, Ive always been serious but I have a lighthearted easy going surface. Even in school I rarely missed assignments or classes and always got good grades. Every year my elementary school would give out citizenship and scholarship awards and I always got one. I was raised in a religious household and that added to my seriousness. That notwithstanding, I had something of a temper and would rail against injustice, sometimes willing to fight for the underdog against bullies, or fight for personal rights.
    I joke about all sorts of naughty things with friends and such but they and I know in the end I will try to do what is honorable and good. Im not saying Im a saint or anything but it seems like doing the right thing makes sense, is logical, and is honorable. So that puts me in the serious catagory.

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    I haven't really done much naughty or crazy things so far 'cos I always seem to have this "natural reflex" to think before I act and consider the possible consequences of my actions, how it will affect my future and I'm concerned how others will look upon me. I'm also pretty conservative too. So I guess it makes me a serious person.

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    I didnt used to get the 'your too serious' thing when I was younger, but I have had it a little bit as I got older. I dont like it when people say that though, coz I dont think of myself as a serious person, and I do mess around quite a lot

    I think it probably ties in with the delta quadra being refered to as the most mature/grown up quadra. I reckon ESTj's must get it all the time.
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    I get it a lot. It's only based on my facial expression because i'm the least serious person you could ever meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mea
    Has anyone said you're too serious?? Or anything similar? And how do you guys relate to the other quadras?

    Just wondering.
    Maybe this is why I get along with deltas so well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz
    Quote Originally Posted by rockclimber
    I'm told I'm too serious all the time.
    Hi Rockclimber, Im not familiar with you but I must tell you I love the fast motion flower thing you have. Thats awsome. What is your type?
    Hello. I'm an INFj.
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    Default Re: Something about Deltas

    "Too serious" is generally the only problem I have with Deltas. I think most Alphas would feel the same.

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    People often says I'm quite serious. Overly. Even as a child people said so.

    It probably has to do with being quite aware of the consequences of your actions.
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    Like ann, I have gotten comments about being serious and not serious enough.

    I remember once when I was in secondary school(I was 14), my friends and I were talking about something(can't remember exactly what). There was 4 of us, me, an esfj, entp, and the other one i'm not too sure intx i think. And I was just talking about my point of view and sharing my thoughts and they all glared at me and said "Wow. Why are you being so serious??"
    I was kinda embarrassed. I didn't think I was that serious in the first place. But I considered the topic to be serious one.
    But I can't tolerate nonsensical discussions about other people, I'm referring to gossips.
    I usually have nothing to say in such conversations and yes, some people will give comments that I'm taking it too seriously, or I'm not participating enough.

    Usually when I get comments about me not being serious enough, it'll be about school work. By teachers. Well, doing school work and being serious about it largely depends on my mood.
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    Most recently, courtesy of Diana after I give my impressions of some pictures during a forum discussion: "But at any rate, I think you might be taking the pictures a little too seriously "

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    Quote Originally Posted by anndelise
    Most recently, courtesy of Diana after I give my impressions of some pictures during a forum discussion: "But at any rate, I think you might be taking the pictures a little too seriously "

    :wink:
    ROFL!
    So, what do you feel about that comment?

    Talking about pictures. I get comments that I don't smile enough in pictures and I look too serious. (I wonder if that's normal of IEEs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mea
    Quote Originally Posted by anndelise
    Most recently, courtesy of Diana after I give my impressions of some pictures during a forum discussion: "But at any rate, I think you might be taking the pictures a little too seriously "

    :wink:
    ROFL!
    So, what do you feel about that comment?

    Talking about pictures. I get comments that I don't smile enough in pictures and I look too serious. (I wonder if that's normal of IEEs)
    first response was confusion: "serious? i was just expressing my thoughts when I glance at the pictures, it's not like these pictures are important to me"
    second response was...."hmmmm, i wonder if she said that because of this serious delta thread"

    anyways, i did pm her a link to my above response.


    one of the things i dislike about pictures is that my camera smiles are usually pasted on because the camera-person asked me to smile for them. When I look at these though, all I see is a shell of me, not the real me, not my spirit. However, I do have a couple of pictures in which I was asked to smile for the camera, but then the camera-person said something funny just before snapping the picture off. My smile comes out goofy, but finally there's a sparkle in my eye and a hint of me showing past the body shell. Unfortunately, in 35 years, I only have two pictures like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enjio
    I've been told that I seem too quiet and serious to the point of arrogance. People seem to assume the worst if you don't say anything

    Hah! I get that all the time.

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