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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
2:13 am
Survey, S-Types needed
I'm doing an informal study over on mbti and could use some more S-Type respondents. Anyone here able to help me out? Here's the survey.

[Cross-posted to sjpersonality]
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
11:51 am
What does everyone here do????
Okay.. this is a question for the SP's unite group... or rather a couple of questions...

1. What does everyone here do? Do you have jobs? are you students?

2. Beyond just what you do to make a living--what are some of your favorite activities...

3. How did you find out what type you were?

To give my answers...

1) I'm currently a grad student in the History of Science Dept who is in the midst of working on my dissertation, which is on the history of coal-based synthetic fuels development in the US and Germany and tentatively titled "Turning Coal into Black Gold: Synthetic Petroleum, Politics, and the Nature of Oil."
But that's just my day job.. More importantly, I'm a step-dad in training for my life-partner's three kids...

2) Some of my favorite activities are--in no order of preference-- industrial-style crazy ass dancing (usually after some tequila), cooking, reading, sex, talking with close frineds, and procrastinating on my computer...

3) First year of grad school here in Madison, one of the othe in-coming grad students mentioned that he was an ENFP and I had no idea what that was.. so he introduced me to mbti--and I was hooked... Since then, being the INTJ that I am, I've cajoled just about everyone I can into taking the test... just because I find it fascinating and it helps me understand them better...

Current Mood: inquisitive
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
6:36 pm
Howdy.. I'm an INTJ who's got a number if SP friends... so I just wanted to check out and contribute to any SP communities out there...

I'm not sure if this community is still going--it's been about 3 months since anyone posted anything.. but I'd thought I'd drop a line and say

Anyway.. if anyone responds here... I'll post a real question.. cuz I'm always interested in getting viewpoints that are often quite different than my own!


Current Mood: busy
Thursday, December 16th, 2004
7:02 pm
Is anyone around here an ISTP who seems to be borderline on their S/N function? Although I technically test into the INTP side of things it seems to be my weakest function, and although I exhibit a lot of INTP behaviours I lean towards very hands-on artisan jobs in my career life. I guess I'm curious if there's people coming from the other side...
Friday, December 10th, 2004
7:22 pm
for newbies that don't read older posts
I'd like to make a note to people that are new here. This is an SP (MBTI) community run by and inhabited largely (if you can call any fraction of our small following "large") by ISFPs (at last "count", where "count" = glance). afterglowsecret (my ISFP girlfriend ^_^) and I run this community, but unless you're just being a total jerk (i.e. cursing or posting offensive material or otherwise causing trouble), we probably won't exercise any authority.

Anyhow, many of us (SPs) may post updates/comments randomly/sporadically, lol. Because we're (typically) kinda random and impulsive. So if it ever looks like the community is dead or idle, it probably isn't, but keep in mind that half the reason I'M here is just to hear what other people have to say (hence the "P" in ISFP).

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Current Mood: contemplative
Saturday, December 4th, 2004
2:42 pm
Anyone here into socionics?

Have you guys checked this out? Here's the deal, while MBTI is great at figuring out who you are and all, but socionics supposedly takes it further and details how all the different types inter-relate. It's a cool read, anyway they say the ideal relationship is called duality, and it is one type matched with the first three letters opposite and the same on the fourth. It's supposed to be "a full pyschological complement." Anyway, I'm an ENTp and by that formula, my ideal pyschological complement is an ISFp. I've read all about ISFp's but never actually seen one in person, or talked to one. So, I'm making this post to a) start a discussion about socionics, and b) find out is ISFp's really exist. Actually, that should be b), then a) cause I'm really more interested in finding out about you ISFp's
Thursday, October 14th, 2004
7:59 pm
Hi! I'm Kami, 21, ESFP, Leo.To tell the truth, I'm not very interested in personality types, but I'm lonely and I want to make new friends so I decided to join any relative community. Is that okay? The reason I'm not that interested in personality types is because in pretty much all the communities I've seen or heard about, all these huge fights break out about which type is the best, and I guess some people like fighting and arguing over everything, but it's not exactly my favorite thing to do. I hate hurting people's feelings.

Are there any other SPs out there whose lives seem to be full of NFs? I was just thinking about how it seems like all the important people in my life are INFPs. Not that that's a bad thing, because they're all so lovable. But it just seems a little odd to me.

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, September 27th, 2004
10:16 pm
Hello ISFPs!
Hi, I was looking for some S personality types on the internet so I joined. I've found it quite funny when looking at all the xSxx groups out there, that they are usually dominated by N types trying to find S types to communicate with, especially my fellow INTPs (in fact I think I know ramsey_sitc from another mbti forum I'm a member of). Another observation is that most of the S's I've found interested in MBTI online are I-Fs. What do you think causes that? More introspective? Caring more about relationships with others? It doesn't seem to matter so much with the NTs and NFs.
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
5:25 pm
Another ISFP to add to your collection ;P
Well hi, fellow SPers.

I'm Shannon, I'm 15 and a Pisces... Woot. Oh. And... An ISFP, of course. What else? :D. Well this seems like a pretty cool community, but um, keep posting people! Lets liven up the party here ;).

Current Mood: drained
Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
2:24 am
Prepare to be boarded...
Hello. Just your [not really] local INTP crashing the party.

I see that this community is mostly ISFP's. I like this. One of my best friends is a ISFP.

Hmm... for lack of anything to say I shall now sit down and make up nefarious schemes.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Monday, August 30th, 2004
12:07 pm
SP Musings
Yes, I've been thinking about something- and I wanted to know everyone's (who is still alive ) opinion on the matter!

Well, being an ISFP- sometimes I can be a bit obnoxious, hyperactive, possibly a bit annoying and not take notice. I'm so *intune* with all the senses, I don't realize I'm acting odd/or annoying to anyone else. It's like.. I'm a sponge, and I absorb all the sites, sounds, feelings others, and then I react. Sometimes I react in a way without thinking first. Like, I'll jump on someone's back, and then later realize that I violated someone's personal boundaries by doing so. I'm also quite horrible at picking up on body language, and this weekend I had a funky run with an INTP and INFJ who were sending these "I'm uncomfortable" vibes that I wasn't picking up. My sweet fellow ISFP boyfriend, who lives with the INTP (older sister), later told me he picked up on the vibes- but I didn't.

Usually if someone has a problem with me, I won't know unless that person tells me verbally.

Does anyone else here have that same problem at times?

Current Mood: geeky
Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
7:10 pm
We should rename this ISFPs unite
There isnt a single other S_P type here
is there.
5:16 pm
Hello, SP'ies! I am an ISFP according to the test. I used to be an INFJ, but now I'm not. :-) And anyway, that was aeons ago.

I'm a remarried mom living in PA. I work part-time, and I write part time. That's very part time. avivahg is my primary LJ (heavy emphasis on the "Journal"), and bleulips is my writing exercise journal (warning, is erotic fiction).

I'm kinda emotionally bruised right now, so can't really write much. But, that's me in a nutshell! Looking forward to it!
Sunday, August 8th, 2004
2:29 pm
i'm an ISFP so i joined this community
Saturday, July 31st, 2004
6:09 pm
origins of your personality
Just curious, thinking about your relationships with your parents and how they tried to raise you both as a young child and as you developed into a teen/young adult, does anyone have an opinion on whether or not your personality developed the way it did because of the way you were raised? In other words, do you think you are who you are solely because of the environment you grew up in, or simply because that's who you were born as, or perhaps some of both?

If you were raised in a unique household situation, such as with only one parent, or consisting of a certain number of siblings, you might make note of that. ^_^

I have yet to decide how I feel about this, as this idea just occurred to me a moment ago.

I should add that this community may or may not stray horribly from its designated "SP" topic, so if that's your sole interest, you may not be satisfied with what we end up discussing here. ^_^; Feel free to ask questions and/or start up a new topic any time.

Current Mood: contemplative
Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
9:22 pm
I was asked for an intro, so I replied....
I'm really not an sp, though. I'm just a sneaky INFP interested in different types and the communities they create online. I'll try an intro, but I may not add much. SP's and SJ's, I think, just do not talk online as much.

Current Mood: guilty
Monday, July 19th, 2004
5:21 pm
E vs I
Ah yes.

I've been thinking about this lately, and discussed this a bit with blue_infp (my lovely boyfriend =P). Hehe. Anyway, but the other day someone said something that I found rather shocking but seemingly interesting.

"The more confident you are, the more socially outgoing you will be." Very untrue. Well, possibly true for extraverts- but not so for introverts. Depending on how introverted you are might be a factor, but I'll use myself as an example. The more confident I am as nothing to do with the more socially outgoing I am. If I'm more confident I'm happier, but that doesn't mean I'm going to waste my energy on being extraverted. I will extravert, just not to the extreme.

And also he said that if you are more confident, you are going to want to be the center of attention. Ha! If I'm more confident, I def do not want to be the center attention. I'll take more pride into telling people of why I'm more confident, but I will not want to be in the center of attention.

And also, the misconception that being extraverted is the only way to succeed. I hate when people think that. "Oh she's shy.. she needs to be more talkative and outgoing to be happy." For a long time I really wished I was more outgoing because my Mom always pushed that onto me.

"I feel like I'm a failure since you are quiet, and not extraverted like me." I had to explain to her that I am naturally introverted, quiet at times- but I am happy that way.

Have any of you experienced this misconception before?

((Crossposted to mbti))

Current Mood: annoyed
Friday, July 16th, 2004
3:22 pm
Yep...as always, it's up to me to save the day. *sighs a world-weary sigh* Always me, who must fulfill his duty to the world, with no room left in my life for what I want. *angsts* Yeah...that's how my angst works. Not sure if it's ISFP angst, or just my own variety. Most likely it's Introverted Feeler angst, lol. Introverted feelers being ISFPs and INFPs, according to the sources I've examined at least.

That's not a very happy topic, but maybe that's a start. Perhaps we could discuss what types of things have a negative impact upon us. Maybe we could go over the types of things that please us as well. What sorts of things make you sad or down or angry or just tired with the world? Not simply on a small scale, but perhaps on a large scale as well, things both petty and significant. What sorts of things are pleasing to you? It doesn't have to be in an emotional way, it could also be things that give you some sort of satisfaction or sense of accomplishment.

I'm curious what our few members (I count 4, currently) have to say. If there are any non-SPs lurking, feel free to drop a comment about yourself or about a member's comment or anything else. You must be a member to comment, but there's no waiting period (last I checked). You're admitted immediately, although, once again, if you cannot respect members or the rules, you will have to be removed. ^_^

I'll add my own reponse to this topic in a moment in a separate comment when I'm in the mood. :-p



If you new guys out there could introduce yourselves just a bit, we'd appreciate it. You don't have to feel obligated to give out any personal information or anything of course, but anything you'd like to tell us about yourselves, just so we know you're alive out there, would be welcome. ^__^

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, July 15th, 2004
9:26 pm
Meep. I'm kind of disappointed in the turn out of this little community.

Is there anyone out there? If there is please post!!! *begs*

Current Mood: disappointed
Monday, July 12th, 2004
2:08 am
Greetings, all. I say all. There are currently 3 people here total, including myself. Ah well. Just thought I'd say hello and introduce myself.

I'm Aaron, our lovely webmistress's love-slave and fellow ISFP. Yes, my screenname says INFP, just ignore it. I also tested as an INFP occasionally, and in my ignorance, decided that must be what I was.

Hrm...well, obviously this isn't my community, but I think it should be noted that (probably) most of the people who end up joining will agree that we aren't here to argue, flame, fight, or otherwise become embattled with one another, so let's try and keep things friendly here. ^_^ Not that a little (or a lot) of debate would do any harm, hehe. If you remember nothing else during your stay here, remember that the main basis of personality typology is that PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT and think, understand, and operate on completely different levels from one another. So please respect one another's differences and opinions. ^_^

Hmm...I guess I should add that I by no means consider myself an authority on this subject, but neither do I appreciate people who tell me I'm wrong or I'm stupid just because their opinion differs from my own, and I think it should be noted that the number one rule of this community is to demonstrate respect toward other members. I'll respect you if you respect me. ^_^ 'nuff said.

Now then...my sister Amy loaned me some reading materials on the subject of Myers-Brigg typology, including Please Understand Me II by David Keirsey. Very good book I might add. It's a great introduction to the MBTI (Myers-Brigg typology indicator--correct me if I got that wrong). I recommend anyone who is just getting into this stuff, read that book.

I personally think the man (Keirsey) is really onto something. However, I also recommend looking into other sources and consulting persons more experienced on this subject before trying to diagnose your own or others' personality types. I think the first step is to well and truly figure out who and what you are, before you even attempt to figure out anyone else. In a word, know thyself. That was two words, but you get the idea. ^_^; Later somebody remind me to elaborate on one book I borrowed from Amy, Was That Really Me?.

Anyhow, the reasons I joined are: (A) because Nadia nagged me into it. ;), (B) because I'm an Artisan (specifically, an ISFP), (C) I'm interested in personality typology (specifically, MBTI) and I enjoy having intelligent conversations with others about it.

Oh yeah, just FYI, if you're dumb like me (^^;) and can't figure out how to post on here, just go to the "user info" page and click the blue pencil icon near the top, in the cluster of other icons.

Sorry I'm so long-winded by the way, I'm just interested. ^__^

Current Mood: interested
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