Two men walk into a bar and order drinks. They both order and receive identical beverages. Several hours later, as they rose to leave the bar, one of the men collapses and dies.
Why did the one man die and not the other?
The ice cubes were poisoned. The man who lived drank his beverage immediately while the man who collapsed and died waited a time before drinking his beverage. In the time he waited, the ice cubes melted some which allowed the poison to be let into the beverage and kill him.
Oftentimes I’ll involve myself in something that interests me presently, then quickly fall out of it because it doesn’t hold my attention. It’ll catch my eye and I want to know more about, simply be part of or make a statement about it. Once I’ve gotten into the swing of it and understand how things work, unless it is constantly changing and providing new engaging options or ideas, I get bored and let it go. Routine is exhausting, the same things happening every time, over and over. Always being able to anticipate what will be coming next and never being caught by surprise.
That’s kind of where I landed heading into the summer months with this blog. Having the easy excuse of exams to lighten post loads and to answer fewer questions made me drift away and stop caring. Even though there are (actually) lots of good questions coming in and ideas being submitted, running the blog became very routine. Not good. And that’s the gist of why things went for shit the past couple months. Believe it or not, going back to school this autumn will give me more time flexibility to keep things regular around here. Summer sucks. Too much time spent with my job (I plan on writing a post about my experiences as an INTP camp counsellor) and other stuff has ruined my internet life.
Don’t worry, blogs back up now that I’ve had a day to relax and recover from the stress of IRL living. Things should ramp up to where they used to be over the next couple weeks (featuring the return of the original orange poster background!).
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I completely agree with this and all of its hypocrisy. There are certain people who I have a lot of respect for and take compliments of being like them. But for the most part, I can’t help but be a little offended when I am likened to most people. I find that it takes away from the individuality I hold myself by and streamlines me to fit alongside others.
Submitted by: acciobeautifulhorcruxes
Well anger does do some work in activating the tear ducts. It’s not uncommon for people to tear up when they get heated over something. How you handle emotional situations is a personal thing. Getting teared up when you’re angry might just be a coping method for the stress or even frustration of sorts.
Honestly though, crying when you get pissed off is probably better than going on a rampage and beating people up. Crying doesn’t normally get you arrested.
In theory we don’t have it. A perfect human model of an INTP wouldn’t have any of it. But because no one perfectly fits the mould, you could say that it is just dormant and neglected.
An INTP wouldn’t rely on it like an INFP does where they are constantly evaluating their own emotional needs. INTPs don’t spend time looking to take care of our emotions, we look for things to fill our minds, stimulate our ideas.