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  1. Te
  3. 1. How do you work? Why do people go to work? Are there any parameters that determine whether you can do work or not? What are they?
  4. I can't pretend there is any methodology or rhythm to the way I work. It's all a bit haphazard, I just make use of the tools I have at my disposal without any organisation or adhere to procedure. People go to work to sustain their lives. Earn money, use the money to buy what they want and need, use what they buy to feel content, while incidentally contributing to the system that sustains the world itself. I literally visualised a cubicle, then an office, then a whole city, and then the planet Earth as I was describing that. Of course there are parameters to determine whether someone is capable of doing the work or not, mainly their skillset and aptitude. You also need to demonstrate that you have a sufficient understanding of the nature of the work and that you have the qualifications to prove that.
  6. 2. How do you determine the quality of work? How do you determine the quality of a purchase? Do you pay any attention to it?
  7. The quality of work is determined mainly by the yielded result but also auxiliary factors such as efficiency, aesthetics and other such intangibles. In some ways, the result really is the minimum requirement. It's how, I suppose, attractive the end product looks. Another thing to take into consideration is long-term sustainability. I would not trust someone who got the job done or even seemingly did everything right but in a manner that required a lot of luck. For instance, in football, a team could win five matches in a row but their underlying numbers might show that their performances have been quite unconvincing, and then inevitably, they would eventually go through a long period where they struggle to win matches and ultimately finish disappointingly. You have to show that you can be consistent. I determine the quality of purchase by simply considering the pleasure I get or anticipate from it and the cost. I can actually spend a lot of time vacillating because I am so obsessive about buying the ideal product given the options. Also like with the quality of work, one of the most important factors is sustainability. When purchasing games, for instance, I am more drawn towards those that I can keep playing even after finishing the main story mode or the like. Sometimes, I've felt the need to consume a product I regretted purchasing because I didn't want the money to be wasted.
  9. 3. There is a professional next to you. How do you know they are a professional? How do you evaluate their skill?
  10. I'll know he's a professional because I might be aware of his qualifications or just get a sense of his professionalism from the way they conduct their business and do their work. I can tell who knows what they're doing. There is a certain assuredness that comes with being highly skilled in a particular field. I'm not in the position to evaluate their skill lol, I should be learning from them.
  12. 4. If you struggle to do something, how do you fix that? Do you know if your performance is better or worse than others?
  13. That depends on what I'm doing and how much I care about doing it. I can give up easily if I'm doing something that's neither important nor of interest to me. If it is important, I just try to find the most efficient and convenient way to just get it done, I wouldn't care about the quality of the work in this regard, just doing the bare minimum. Usually, when I struggle to do something, I look for guidance and instructions, but I suppose that's what most people do. I can tell if my performance is better or worse than others from objective indicators, like grades in the context of coursework in university. Also, people who are better at doing something are likely to not just get it done but also do it creatively in the sense that they can think outside the bounds of what is merely expected of them.
  15. 5. How do you measure the success of a job? What standard do you use? Do you pay attention to it? When should you deviate from this standard?
  16. By how it has benefitted you, affected your life, etc. If you're referring to in a more objective sense as in the profession itself, well, you can just look up factors such as average salary, growth, and future sustainability. Well, I don't emphatically pay attention to any particular standard, I'm just aware of it. It's self-evident. I suppose the deviating bit is referring to people who think only getting rich means you have a successful job and ignore how it actually makes you feel and the quality of life?
  18. Ti
  20. 1. What is a whole? Can you identify its parts? Are the parts equivalent to the whole?
  21. A whole is a circle and its parts are arcs, sectors and halves. Parts can be equivalant to the whole in the sense that they convey information of the same nature but not necessarily of the same significance or depth.
  23. 2. What does “logical” mean? What is your understanding? Do you think that it correlates with the common view? How do you know you are being logical?
  24. Basically, what makes sense. What follows. My understanding of it is... hard to put into words. For me, what's logical has also often been the most efficient and effective course of action for something. But it's also the ideal explanation of, say, an event. Something that account for everything that happens. I don't know, I really can't explain it in an abstract sense. It's just how people think and act in an ideal world with maximum performance, I suppose. I think the common view of what's logical is basically common sense. I don't want to sound arrogant but I just know when I'm being logical, like, when there's no other possibly better way to approach something.
  26. 3. What is hierarchy? Give examples of hierarchies. Do you need to follow it? Why or why not? Explain how hierarchy is used in a system you are familiar with.
  27. A hierarchy is a vertical system of arranging people or objects based on factors such as importance, strength, influence, etc. I like to think of it as a pyramid, it gets narrower as we go up until the king or the boss rests at the top. I think most people are unconsciously following it or at least acknowledging it. The existence of a pecking order. I think the reason people would not want to follow it is that it decreases their self-esteem or they feel it's discriminatory. Well, hierarchies are present in a lot of systems I'm familiar with. Most notably in fighting games, where people are almost obsessed with creating tier lists.
  29. 4. What is classification? How does classification work? Why is it needed and where is it applied? Give examples.
  30. Classification is another way of grouping people or objects based on their characteristics. It works by establishing groups based on similar qualities and then assigning things into them. It's just a way of making sense of the world. It's applied pretty much everywhere, people are constantly classifying things based on what group or category they belong to. A classic example of classification is cats and dogs.
  32. 5. Are your ideas consistent? How do you know they are consistent? How do you spot inconsistency in others’ ideas?
  33. Can't say I've paid much attention to it. I try not to say contradictory things, mostly during arguments because there are people who seemingly only care about that and not what you're actually saying. I'm good at spotting inconsistentcies in someone else's ideas when they're contradictory. I'm particularly good at identifying hypocrites whose opinions on a subject are nearly paradoxical when you track them over a period of time. But then again, people change.
  35. Se
  37. 1. Can you press people? What methods do you use? How does it happen?
  38. Yeah, I can be forceful. But I more often than not try to give people a reasonable window of time to react to my demands and work out how to respond to them. I don't want to ruin a perfectly good situation by being too aggressive or saying something wrong and pissing them off. Then you need to press even harder just to get back to the zero state, at the risk of aggravating the situation even more. As for methods, I just directly say what I want them to do and what either of us can get out of it, with an emphasis on the latter. I believe you need to give people a good reason to do what you're asking them to do. Sometimes, I can be too impatient and want immediate answers from people.
  40. 2. How do you get what you want? What do you do if you have to work to get what you want?
  41. Well, I don't really know. There's no particular strategy that comes to mind. On reflection, I elaborate on why I want something and make the other person hopefully see reason. If there's no other party, I just... do things to get it? A lot of it depends on how much I want it, really, which also answers the second question. I'm willing to work if what I want is worth it. In fact, I enjoy the struggle.
  43. 3. How do you deal with opposition? What methods do you use to defend your interests?
  44. Depends on the nature of the opposition. Are they on the defense or the offense? Are they passive-aggressive or openly hostile? Are they being stubborn or critical? I usually deal with opposition by being direct and saying what the problem is, almost overwhelming them with it until they yield. I know of the quote about not arguing with idiots because they drag you down to their level but I just can't help changing, I guess, the initial state of the opposition lol. I defend my interests vehemently and I can occasionally feel offended whenever one of my interests is attacked. There isn't really a fixed strategy to how I defend them, I just counter their points if they're criticising it or explain why that interest isn't what they think it is if they're simply showing their disapproval of it.
  46. 4. When do you think it’s ok to occupy someone’s space? Do you recognize it?
  47. When there's a close, mutual friendship or relationship and even then it's kind of a risk. You just have to be sensitive to the right place and the right moment. Well, I can at least recognise when not to encroach it, which has been nearly always. I'm socially anxious so I suppose by default, I'm not really at the risk of doing it, even inadvertently. I'm too anxious to assert my own space at times because of that.
  49. 5. Do others think you are a strong-willed person? Do you think you have a strong will?
  50. I think so. I'm strong-willed in a defensive sense where I don't bend to external pressure and often do things people would admonish.
  52. Si
  54. 1. How do you satisfy your physical senses? What examples can you give? What physical experiences are you drawn to?
  55. I don’t pay much attention to satisfying my physical senses. I know what kind of stuff pleases or displeases me but that’s it. For instance, being drawn to a certain type of food. I don’t know if this is relevant but I always have a difficult time with recognising my favourites, other than colour perhaps. I mentioned a tier list before and that’s how I tend to see my favourites. When someone asks me what my favourite film is, I’m inclined to instead mention a genre or a filmmaker because he’s directed multiple films I liked. I’m drawn to hot showers and cold winds, I guess.
  57. 2. How do you find harmony with your environment? How do you build a harmonious environment? What happens if this harmony is disturbed?
  58. When I'm in a healthy state of mind and I feel comfortable. I feel like I can do whatever I want in that environment. I suppose I try building a harmonious environment by having things I value or am comfortable with in my vicinity, going to places where I don't feel anxious for whatever reason. If that harmony is disturbed, I just don't feel good and my instinct is to leave.
  60. 3. What does comfort mean to you? How do you create it?
  61. Comfort to me is being in an environment surrounded by things I value, even mentally. So for example, if I’m on vacation, I can find comfort by using the internet. I suppose there’s also a hint of familiarity.
  63. 4. How do you express yourself in your hobbies? How do you engage yourself with those things?
  64. Well, I'm kind of expressing myself simply by virtue of my hobbies, as I'm inadvertently communicating what sorts of things I like.
  66. 5. Tell us how you’d design any room, house or an office. Do you do it yourself, or trust someone else to do it? Why?
  67. I won't do it myself because I have little sense of good design. Might as well let the interior designer do that because he knows what he's doing.
  69. Fe
  71. 1. Is it acceptable to express emotions in public? Give examples of inappropriate expression of emotions.
  72. Yeah, why not. It would be weird for emotions to not be acceptable as a form of expression in public. Well, a classic example of an inappropriate expression of emotions is laughing in a funeral, but there are a lot of minor or trivial things you can do in the most commonplace situations that would be considered inappropriate. Like, literally in any situation there are myriads of things you could do to disturb everyone in the room or look like a lunatic but you usually don't because you have an inherent understanding of how to carry yourself socially, even if you're some devil-may-care badass who doesn't give a fuck about what others think.
  74. 2. How do you express your emotions? Can you tell how your expressions affect others in a positive or negative way?
  75. I think I can be quite deliberate when it comes to expressing my emotions, I'm good at controlling them. I think my social anxiety plays a large role in this because I'm so anxious about how I present myself, to the extent of feeling like I'm being scrutinised by everyone in my vicinity at times. But there are also examples of me being somewhat subdued in situations where I felt quite comfortable, like watching football at home. I’m known for being quite impassive and that’s mainly because I often just don’t feel the situation warrants any expression if that makes sense. I tend to be more of an observer than a participant in a lot of situations so when I’m not feeling it, I just don’t show it. Someone makes a joke and people laugh or smile out of formality but if I didn’t find it amusing or interesting, I just don’t feel the need to emote. The crux of it, I suppose, is that it takes a lot for me to express to an emotion. People might construe that as a kind of arrogance.
  77. 3. Are you able to change your demeanor in order to interact with your environment in a more or less suitable way? How do you determine what is suitable?
  78. Yes, I can do that. To be more precise, I do that involuntarily and sometimes I hate it because it might not necessarily be the image I want to project. I even feel like a different person at times.
  80. 4. In what situations do you feel others’ feelings? Can you give examples of when you wanted to improve the mood of others?
  81. I mean, I can't recall specific situations like that. Mostly when it resonates with me, I guess. My idea of improving someone else's mood is mostly just bringing up things in their life that can be seen from a positive perspective, and emphasising those positive effects. Talk about how things can get better, but in a realistic way, not some vague nonsense about how mountains are meant to be climbed or how anything is possible. I can also crack jokes, I suppose.
  83. 5. How do others’ emotions affect you? How does your internal emotional state correlate or contrast with what you express?
  84. Depends on what emotion they are expressing. My internal emotional state doesn't necessarily correlate with what I express.  
  86. Fi
  88. 1. How can you tell how much emotional space there is between yourself and others? How can you affect this space?
  89. I just know it instinctively. It's one of the things I'm always aware of. I know who I get along with and I can recognise if I'm just amicable with someone on a superficial level. If I think about my former classmates, I can rank them based on how positive our interactions were. I don't quite know how to affect it. It just happens naturally and over time.
  91. 2. How do you determine how much you like or dislike someone else? How does this affect your relationships?
  92. There's no process to it, I don't have an equation for determining how much I like or dislike someone based on variables such as the frequency of interactions or the distance between us. Like with the previous question, it's just something I know. I can tell how much I like person A and also how much I dislike person B. I've occasionally had introspective moments where I would think about my social life with respect to my relationships with the people I interact with. I suppose this affects my relationships in the sense that I'm gravitating towards people I like and avoiding those I dislike.
  94. 3. How do you move from a distant relationship to a close one? What are the distinguishing characteristics of a close relationship?
  95. Like in the first answer, naturally and over time. It's not something I tend to do consciously. I think the most distinguishing feature of a close relationship is understanding and the fluidity in communication it brings.
  97. 4. How do you know that you are a moral person? where do you draw your morality from? Do you believe others should share your beliefs on what’s moral? Why?
  98. Well, for starters, I've never broken any laws or done anything which would be notably immoral. I won't pretend I try to follow a distinct moral code, I've tried to do it once but I'm just not disciplined enough. However, what I do have is a haphazard set of beliefs about what kind of person I don't want to be. For instance, I've always avoided drinking and smoking, because the idea of it just disgusts me on a visceral level. My mother's concerns about me potentially going down that road were pointless because it's simply impossible for me to be budged in that direction. For instance, in my last party, I was one of the two fully sober guys in the room. This was particularly taken to the extreme in my childhood, where I was very concerned about not being seen as a "bad person", and in that category I would inlude swearing and not getting good grades in school lol. I would avoid people whom I judged to be belonging to that category.
  100. 5. Someone you care about is acting distant to you. How do you know when this attitude is a reflection of your relationship?
  101. To be honest, I can get very anxious about this and assume that mostly everything is my fault, even over a simple text conversation. If a person doesn't respond immediately, I can start over-analysing what I said, trying to look at it from multiple angles to see how it could have been seen as something offensive. I have almost never been involved in real-life conflict with someone I know or interact with daily because I'm highly sensitive to not offending them, so I just play it safe and don't take the sort of risks in a relationship or friendship that would bring people closer if that makes sense. Basically, I'm reluctant to both be too much of an open book and probe too deep into the other person. In a strange way, the fact that I've never really had a fight with anyone other than my parents or sibling demonstrates the superficialness of my relationships.
  103. Ne
  105. 1. How can you tell someone has the potential to be a successful person? What qualities make a successful person and why?
  106. Well, that depends on what they're going to be successful at. If in general, I think you tell from certain qualities such as perseverance, diligence, ambition and others that you associate with successful people. They have a certain drive that distinguishes them from the rest. I am best and most comfortable at evaluating the potential of sports teams though, because it relies on statistics and numbers. I actually do it for fun.
  108. 2. Where would you start when looking for a new hobby? How do you find new opportunities and how do you choose which would be best?
  109. Can't say I've often consciously looked for a hobby. Mostly, it's just organic. However, when I do start looking for a new hobby, I consider how it can help me with respect to self-development and an improvement in the quality of my life. I find new opportunities the same way, through attempts at ameliorating my life.
  111. 3. How do you interpret the following statement: “Ideas don’t need to be feasible in order to be worthwhile.” Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  112. Well, I can see how others might agree or offer a perspective that somewhat sympathises with that viewpoint but I disagree. I don't find ideas worth pursuing if they're not realistic or don't lead to anything worthwhile. Sure, there can be fun hypotheticals or what-if scenarios but I only consider them mostly for my amusement.
  114. 4. Describe your thought process when relating the following ideas: swimming, chicken, sciences. Do you think that others would draw the same or different connections?
  115. First thing I thought of was Breaking Bad. Or at least the first coherent thing. Swimming relates to the use of the swimming pool in the show in some important scenes, particularly one towards the end. Chicken obviously relates to Los Pollos Hermanos. Sciences to the protagonist being a chemistry teacher. As for others drawing the same connections, well, that already rules out the crowd that haven't watched at least the first three seasons of the show and even then, it's quite improbable that they will arrive at the exact connections.
  117. 5. How would you summarize the qualities that are essential to who you are? What kind of potential in you has yet to be actualized and why?
  118. I think that's hard to put into words. I've always been shit at succinctly describing myself. I often feel like I'm wasting my potential and have had quite a few regrets over not making the most out of opportunities in the past. I think I'm just too deep in the comfort zone at this point. Just one of the guys.
  120. Ni
  122. 1. How do people change? Can you describe how various events change people? Can others see those changes?
  123. Change is everywhere. It's not just people, but also the objects around you, circumstances, trends, culture, etc. A continual, dynamic worldwide shift which is mental, psychological and physical. People are changing constantly with time. Their experiences, opinions, thoughts, and perspectives in a continuous and sequential state of alteration. With that said, most people still tend to remain true to who they really are, in my experience.
  125. 2. How do you feel and experience time? Can time be wasted? How?
  126. Time is something I'm feeling the whole time. I'm always keeping track of it and subconsciously orienting my actions around it. You could even say I'm obsessed with it. Before writing this questionnaire, I had to make a decision as to whether this was the right time to do the questionnaire and consider the consequent effects of it. Like, whether I would be somehow preoccupied with it throughout the day in a way that will affect the other events I had in mind and push them towards tomorrow. Time can definitely be wasted if you're not prudent with it. It can be intentional in the sense that you're doing something simply to fill up the time needed for another, probably more important event to occur. The much more common way is, of course, unintentional. I don't have to elaborate on it.
  128. 3. Is there anything that cannot be described with words? What is it? If so, how can we understand what it is if language does not work?
  129. There are a lot of things you know on a fundamental level but struggle to describe with words. In this very questionnaire, you will see examples of that. Abstract and primordial concepts. We just understand it on a fundamental level.
  131. 4. How do you anticipate events unfolding? How can you observe such unfoldments in your environment?
  132. I'm good at seeing events unfold and it's something that's often brought up in my conversations. You basically see the consequences of events in a sequential order. If A happens, that would cause B to happen, which will affect C in such a way that D will happen.
  134. 5. In what situations is timing important? How do you know the time is right to act? How do you feel about waiting for the right moment?
  135. In a variety of situations where the window to act is small or sensitive. I'd like to say I know exactly the right time to act but I'm just really lazy. I'm forever waiting for the right moment. Somehow I do end up acting in, maybe not the right time but definitely an appropriate time.
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