Gilligan sometimes demonstrates weak Fi and is very sensitive to being told what to do when it comes to things that could be considered Fi related. A lot of you may remember the cocaine thread... I can see an arguement though that it isn't Fi that he's responding to when he flips out. My interactions with Gilligan sometimes remind me a hell of a lot of my interactions with krae, which is why I originally wondered if Gilligan has a Te PoLR (*waits to get bitched out*). Other times though, when he was calm, it seemed that he was ENTp and merely acted INFp if he was in a bad mood or messed up. This, of course, makes him difficult to type.Originally Posted by gilligan87
Inspite of the fact that he understands Socionics rather well (and he does, at least from Jung's perspective), he rarely demonstrates this knowledge. He accuses other people of not making sense, but rarely will he provide any type of description of functions in action (other than very general statements used in his arguments). He did in the thread about my being an ISTp, but that type of post seems somewhat rare for him, and in the chat, he likes to go on and on about how other people don't make sense (lol and by "other people" I mean me) but generally doesn't use Ti to elaborate on the reasoning behind his statements. My conversations with him are not like the conversations I have with Ti types, which I described in another thread:
He doesn't come back at me with Ti like many other people do... more like Fe and Se. In trying to think of posts he's made (or cconversations he's had) demonstrating the use of Ti... there isn't a whole lot that qualifies, at least from my perspective.Originally Posted by Joy
In a conversation we were having in the chat this moring, an onlooker said that she thought we interacted as conflictors. It sorta got me thinking about this possibility of a Te PoLR again. I posted the bolded part above to see if he'd come back at me with Ti, but again, he didn't... he just criticized mcnew's description of Ti (which was written imo from an "external dynamics of objects" perspective) saying that it simply didn't make sense.
Well, I realize that most of this is pretty subjective because it involves observations made from my own perspective, but I encourage you to think about Gilligan's interactions that you've witnessed and think about which functions he uses and how he responds to others and their use of various functions.
Understand that regarless of his type, Gilligan is a very intelligent person. He's definitely bright... let's not forget that very intelligent people often test and appear to be NTs, regardless of their type.