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    I was just reading this page
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    "Fe – Painful function.
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    ILI often compensates for his lack of emotional involvement in interaction with others by playing intellectual games. Very often interaction for him becomes similar to a game of chess or checkers, where the goal is to show what he is capable of, and to demonstrate another person's incompetence. ILI is a master of games – he loves to play with people and events.


    He finds true enjoyment from realizing his intellectual superiority over others and will not let an opportunity pass where he can directly or indirectly express this. If his upbringing conflicts with such displays and expression, he will, nonetheless, satisfy his silent vanity by other methods.
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    What does this mean? I need IRL example. @Adam Strange I'm sure you have a story about this topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkBlue View Post
    I was just reading this page
    https://www.the16types.info/vbulleti...ion-(Filatova)
    Andddd...

    "Fe – Painful function.
    ...
    ILI often compensates for his lack of emotional involvement in interaction with others by playing intellectual games. Very often interaction for him becomes similar to a game of chess or checkers, where the goal is to show what he is capable of, and to demonstrate another person's incompetence. ILI is a master of games – he loves to play with people and events.


    He finds true enjoyment from realizing his intellectual superiority over others and will not let an opportunity pass where he can directly or indirectly express this. If his upbringing conflicts with such displays and expression, he will, nonetheless, satisfy his silent vanity by other methods.
    ..."

    What does this mean? I need IRL example. @Adam Strange I'm sure you have a story about this topic
    Placeholder for when I have more time. Yes, I think I have a few examples. If you don't see a reply by Sat evening, PM me to remind me. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkBlue View Post
    I was just reading this page
    https://www.the16types.info/vbulleti...ion-(Filatova)
    Andddd...

    "Fe – Painful function.
    ...
    ILI often compensates for his lack of emotional involvement in interaction with others by playing intellectual games. Very often interaction for him becomes similar to a game of chess or checkers, where the goal is to show what he is capable of, and to demonstrate another person's incompetence. ILI is a master of games – he loves to play with people and events.


    He finds true enjoyment from realizing his intellectual superiority over others and will not let an opportunity pass where he can directly or indirectly express this. If his upbringing conflicts with such displays and expression, he will, nonetheless, satisfy his silent vanity by other methods.
    ..."

    What does this mean? I need IRL example. @Adam Strange I'm sure you have a story about this topic
    I don't get enjoyment out of it, rather, frustration. I admit I play these games almost instinctually, but it ain't because I want to lord my "superior" IQ over others. Rather, it's me hoping and praying to God that they'll see how I'm attempting to play them and that they'll rebuke me for it or, even better, actually play my game and beat me in it. For a true and humble player of a game, nothing pleases them more than meeting a superior. Finally, a chance to learn and improve! Sadly, rare is the occasion this happens. There's a reason ILI's are stereotypically cynical, people just keep living down to our lowest expectations of them.

    Though I will concede that I do enjoy humiliating commies in my intellectual games quite heartily. They have it coming and, like Mel Brooks in regards to a certain German Dictator, the end goal isn't to make everyone hate them, it's to get everyone to perceive them and all they stand for as utterly ridiculous and worthy of a most hearty of laughs .

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    I don't know if I'd call my own habits games, but more of a situation where I simply give someone the chance to surprise me. Like saying a famous quote of something related to one of their interests to see if they even slightly pick up on it, or asking probing questions to gauge their knowledge or at the very least their passion. I'd say about 60% of the time it's just a 'miss' while 35% of the time my trail of breadcrumbs make me even more disappointed in them, sometimes abhorrently so, physical disgust. About 5%, possibly even less, it's a surprise and a breath of fresh air to see something completely novel that I wasn't expecting. Like the first time I played chess against someone who clearly hadn't studied the strategy much as they were making some pretty glaring mistakes in their structure, but you realize that regardless this person's mind is moving faster than your own. At first you thought it would be a simple game, and then the tone shifts where all the areas you thought you already knew now need to be revisited and that challenges can come in a different form than you were expecting. It's a kind of subjective experience that you wouldn't really be able to explain easily.

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    I'd say that they might also look for a fellowship here.

    LIE's are worse here with their arse kissing combined. Initial flattering.
    Measuring you right now

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    hmm dunno, initially during interaction I can be friendly, casual and very easy to approach. If the social interaction drags on and there are many ppl I personally don't know.. gradually I'll lose energy and begin to shut down. At some point someone is bound to ask if I'm angry or sad or something, but the reality is I no longer have enough social energy to keep up the facade and I default to "resting ass face" and will gradually start feeling more and more like I need to be alone & recharge.

    During interaction I read ppl's body language and infer their intentions, as well as assess what kind of person they are. Despite being friendly and open, I don't enjoy the super lively "lets include everyone and we must have fun!" -kind of activity and its fairly easy for me to read most ppl (outside of autists). They don't really have to express themselves.

    I don't think I play intellectual games or anything like that. I can be very engaging if its a topic I'm very familiar with, but other than that idk. Well as long as I have reserves for socializing.

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    I love engaging in thought experiments with my ILI friend... anticipating what other people might do and potential outcomes.

    I, an EIE, will give my ILI friend Fe-based insight into possible motivations and patterns I notice and then he adds an impersonal touch to it... It's fun shit.
    Last edited by Synchrony; 08-01-2020 at 03:12 PM.

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