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Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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I mean that my characters will have types just like any real person does, and I will use them to understand better how to make them react to situations consistently.
Forum: Bizarre Combinations
Pseudolonewolf
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I came across a similar case a while ago, where someone was forceful and aggressive to the point of trolling, with their temperaments also set as ... I asked why that was, and he thought that I was being 'prejudiced against us phlegmatics' (which is silly since I'm myself) and got really defensive and aggressive... which really to me confirmed that his temperaments were ill-chosen.

OR it could be that he too 'had a good reason' for the dissonance... though I'm inclined to think that even people with bad experiences wouldn't act like, well, CHLs, due to what defines their nature, and anyone who says they have reasons but refuse to share them (in that context, anyway) probably just misunderstands the system...
Forum: Bizarre Combinations
Pseudolonewolf
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I've noticed some rather odd combinations of temperaments, MBTI and Enneagram types on certain people... Specifically for my own types, which I pay more attention to as a result of being a 4.

For example, I'm 4w5, which is very much an introverted, emotionally sensitive type which is big on introspection, worried about feeling different, retreating and intellectual, and so on and so forth. It seems a perfect fit with INFJ due to so much overlap - both are introverted and emotionally sensitive, the N suggests the sort of intellectualism of 5, etc - though I can also imagine INFP fitting too.

However, there are people who are supposedly 4w5 while simultaneously being ESFP (despite 4 and 5 tending towards introversion and intuition), ENTP (despite 4 being introverted and deeply and expressively emotional), INTJ, INTP (which is perhaps the least emotional of types, while 4 is defined by its emotions!), ENFP (less of a stretch, but still not introverted), and maybe some others that I missed.

I'm incredulous about such things... and wonder how well these people understand themselves or the systems. I wouldn't expect everyone to do loads of introspection or to think generally enough, or to understand the systems right away; I assume that most people simply relied on ambiguous tests for both their MBTI and Enneagram types without understanding the letters in detail.

Then there are the people who have things like INFJ and ... So somehow they're deeply introverted, sensitive, meek and mild, while at the same time domineering, assertive party animals? It's ridiculous.

I wonder how much 'masks' are to blame, though... People behaving according to expectations, or in a way that will let them fit in, rather than being 'true to their nature', so to speak.

I am open to the idea that human personalities do vary quite a bit, but the outright contradictions in these paired-up types is what gets to me here. It's like saying "I'm deeply emotional and spend most of my time in my mind, except that I'm also not emotional and I'm very extroverted". It's nonsense!1 Probably a result of not thinking generally enough... Thinking 'do I ever?' rather than 'do I usually?'

So I'm not insisting that everyone who shares my types must be like me... though in many ways, that's what the types mean. Sharing them with a person is, in effect, saying that you have something in common with that person attitude-wise.
Saying that not every 4 has to be introverted and emotional is like saying that not every bird has to have a beak and feathers...

Anyway... Have you noticed any odd combinations like this yourself, perhaps involving your own types paired with others which seem like they wouldn't fit?

Or am I simply going to be criticised and argued with about how I shouldn't take the types too seriously, how 'everyone is different', and so on and so forth? Because of course it's simply the wonders of individuality that lead to these dissonant results rather than people not really caring about their choices...
Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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I'm not making a story based on any personality theories, but I will be using them to make relatively deep characters.

I'll most likely make the protagonist of my comic an INFJ 4w5, because I'll be using it, in part, as a form of expression of my own mind, and someone like me would be easiest and most satisfying to write.
Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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I've been wanting to make a webcomic for years, so it's not really a response to a recent suggestion, I'm afraid...

I wouldn't want to make one if I didn't already read a few. I read several regularly, and I've also seen many others briefly; there's a 'Top 100 Webcomics' thing that a lot of them are on, and I've looked through the archives of many of the comics there (particularly those at the top) to get inspiration and see how it's done when it's done well.
I'll surely need to continue to use them as references as I work on my own, too.
Blog: Weekly Update
Pseudolonewolf
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What do you think a comment like this is going to achieve? It feels like a deliberate kick in the crotch, as you should be fully aware that I won't appreciate it.
Pseudolonewolf
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I do not appreciate your commanding tone, or the fact that you're giving me a suggestion when I've repeatedly stated that comments like this bother me.

The new version of the site is just that; a new version of the site. It's a replacement, not a different place. The 'bubbles' version will be deactivated shortly.
Forum: Could someone draw my character, please?
Pseudolonewolf
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As much as I totally DON'T like confident people or characters, I wonder whether I could actually try to draw something like this!
I want to state straight away that I'm not promising or saying 'yes I will!!', but I imagine it would be great practice and I wouldn't actually have to come up with what to draw myself, which is always the hard part.

I have some questions though, for if I did decide to give it a try!

If she's red-haired, would she have freckles? Or hmm, I suppose not, if the hair is dyed...

Would her pistol be one of those flint-lock old-fashioned pirate-like things, a Wild West sort of revolver, or a modern FPS gun sort of thing?

Would these mixtures be in the form of coloured potions in glass vials or something? That's what I was picturing.

Would the skirt be long, like ankle length, or shorter, baring her shins or even her knees and thighs? What does she wear on her feet? Boots? Dainty high heels?!

How does she wear her jacket? Is it one of those sort of puffy 'life jacket' sorts of shapes, or is it more like a leather jacket or Private Detective longish coat? Would the pockets be mostly on the outside or the inside? Does it have long sleeves? Does she wear anything under it? I hope not. I hope she goes completely topless and wears it open. That's totally what I'm going to draw. Totally.
(Oh, you already answered that, actually; whoops. But would it be a button-up shirt, or a T-shirt sort of shirt?)

Anyway, again I say I PROMISE NOTHING, but even if I'm not the one to draw this, elaboration about these details would be useful for anyone else who wanted to give it a try!
Blog: Understanding the 9 Enneagram Types!
Pseudolonewolf
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Yes, though they're only two of many possibilities for what might emerge from someone who has 6 as their type.
I wonder if temperaments or Myers-Briggs types make a big difference; a INFJ 6 is probably less likely to take the 'bully' route than a INTJ 6... maybe.
Blog: Thinking and Feeling
Pseudolonewolf
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I do think that it is in many ways an issue between the Thinking and Feeling priority; it's just that some people have had life experiences that compel them to work on their 'weaker' functions, or to subdue their sensitivity, so you end up with Thinkers who've learned to tune into emotions or Feelers who are downright cruel and so on.
In some hypothetical 'natural' state, though, Feelers are inherently more concerned with emotions than Thinkers are; it's almost the definition of the divide between the two.

It's interesting comparing the descriptions of INFJ and INTJ on that page, for example. The INFJ one mentions several times how they hate conflict, are sensitive to criticism, etc, while the INTJ makes it very clear that they're okay with conflict and often insensitive to the feelings of others... and real experiences on this site repeatedly confirm this.
(I use INTJ and INFJ as examples because INFJ is my type and INTJ is the most common on this site...)

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INTJs are not naturally in tune with their own feelings, or with what other people are feeling.

The key word being 'naturally'...