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  1. Photons and 'binding particles'

    Thanks heaps for that explanation. It's made a lot more sense now. :)
  2. Photons and 'binding particles'

    Hi all, I tried asking this question over the r/AskScience in Reddit (wasn't approved) and I've tried googling the answer as well so I'm repeating my question here in the hopes that someone with a background in physics can help me. I'll just copy paste what I put on reddit: I'm trying to expand...
  3. Hate on a movie

    I'm a little bit hesitant to mention my hated movie due to it having consistently high reviews on various sources, but I will says it's 'Furious 7'. I wanted to give up on the movie every 5 minutes but felt obliged to watch it; otherwise feeling I wasted $6 renting it (which was nonsensical...
  4. Have you ever mastered something?

    Super Smash Brother N64. I become Neo in that game.
  5. What are you all reading?

    Just had a spending spree on ebay on a few books: - The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety by Alan W Watts - The Tao of Pooh & the Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff - The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan Can't decide which one to start first when they eventually arrive on my...
  6. Waking up in the morning... >:-O

    This strategy in this article always made sense to me: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/04/how-to-get-up-right-away-when-your-alarm-goes-off/ Basically involves repeating the 'waking up' routine enough times whilst you're in a relaxed (but alert) state similar hoping that by repeating it...
  7. Predictability as INTP

    This is why I don't watch sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory etc. Way too predictable. Most of the time given the context of a situation I can predict people's questions just after they open their mouths; nothing is more annoying to me when I answer a question just as the...
  8. Yeh, I was thinking of the business-side. Normally I keep an ear out for how a foreigner might...

    Yeh, I was thinking of the business-side. Normally I keep an ear out for how a foreigner might gain employment within Japan outside of the norm of the english teacher route.
  9. Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't aware of the 4 horsemen having that much influence in the...

    Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't aware of the 4 horsemen having that much influence in the states up until now (I thought Fox news was their perfect equalizer). May I ask what you're up to in Japan? Thanks.
  10. Bloodline (Netflix)

    This is a rare show for me in that I've tried to get hooked on it but to no effect (made it to episode 6). I find it hard to sympathise for any of the characters or their stories when the show focuses on their heavily repetitive flaws.
  11. Your life goals? Dreams?

    Out of curiosity which country do you live in? I always assumed most people on the forum lived in the U.S. and that Christianity was a steady powerhouse within it? I don't think I have any concrete dreams or goals. I don't really have a passion in life, which makes finding out what to do with...
  12. Food

    I wasn't sure of where to post this thread but anyway... My first world problem of the day is... food - or the lack of its variety available to us. Apparently there's close to 8.7 million various species of life forms on this planet; but every time I go shopping I feel like I'm subjected to the...
  13. Best video game for INTP

    I've played a whole range of games. Whilst I'm nostalgic about the classic N64 games I'm at my most comfortable with WoW and minecraft. Both games allow me to sit back, relax and play at my own pace. I like games where I can customise my character/environment enough so that I can set my own...
  14. The Anxiety Thread

    Pretty much verbatim with me as well Bock. But I'm just starting to focus on my appearance to go to the store round the corner. Beginning to feel like I'm now on the extreme end of being introverted. When I tell myself at least I have my family, some reinforced thought kicks in along the lines...
  15. The Anxiety Thread

    This. And this: I'm always, ALWAYS anxious about something; no matter what time. Anxiety is also a trigger for me to pick my nails; I've never had the free margin/white bit on my nails extend more than 1mm (even since preschool; its never been given a chance to grow). But at the moment I'm...
  16. Rate What the Person Above You is Listening To

    7/10. Once I stopped watching the video and closed my eyes I enjoyed the song a lot more. Didn't enjoy the last quarter as much as the rest though; the guitar started to annoy me a bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tkICdE4Cb4
  17. INTP humor

    Best way of making myself laugh (and cry), is to go through a music video in my mind, e.g. the music video to Sting's 'Fields of Gold', and replace the artist with someone I personally know and also who can't sing for shit. I mostly do it when I can hear the radio playing at work.
  18. INTPs and Suicide

    I've wondered the same as well. But end up reasoning to myself along the following lines - 'if a person is in that much anguish, that they despair every day and then after it; legitimately feeling that this reality is so ingrained within their past that it would make a logical future for them as...
  19. INTPs and Suicide

    True. But even now I can look back and think... I wish I grew up in the 60s/80s etc...
  20. INTPs and Suicide

    I guess its because I see living conditions becoming worse over time on this planet. Eventually all this shit is going to have to catch up to us. It's nice to think 'at least I'll be dead by the time it happens'.... but for only so long. There's always been doomsayers that can scare en masse but...
  21. INTPs and Suicide

    You don't think it would be moving from -1 to 0? God that sounds depressing.
  22. INTPs and Suicide

    Had an interesting read on reddit the other day (following is taken from another's post): "So I decided "OK, there is no point continuing with my life. I will end this ridiculous waste of effort." It was kind of a calm decision that felt rational and I stopped the endless weeping and felt...
  23. Over-analysing the future

    Thank you both for the replies! Very grateful. Will definitely check out that book now. I used to do a lot of long-distance jogging but stopped, gained weight and social anxiety. Lost most of the weight since then but kept the social anxiety. I've wanted to get back into it for a while but the...
  24. Over-analysing the future

    Hiyo, I'm in my late twenties with a science degree and a few years of work experience in lab assistant role. I was lazy through high school and at the start of the degree course which affected my results and hence my current predicament. Although now I feel I've reached a level of maturity to...
  25. The Post-Apocalyptic Survival of MBTI Types

    Is it me or should we be doing something about those INTJs?
  26. Where are all INTP's

    Interesting analysis, but I kind of wish they went deeper into the causality. Social isolation and loneliness were analysed but from an INTP perspective I feel it's kind of a desire for us to head in the social isolation direction. If say an extrovert was experiencing isolation/loneliness then...
  27. The future of trolling

    Off-topic but what was the video about? Trolling has always been a manifestation of immaturity but it seems that its growing in popularity with children imo (that or the ability for kids to access social media now makes it seem like trolling has grown). An adult will most likely look down on...
  28. Strategy Game Suggestion

    Thanks. Its on sale on steam at the moment for only $4. I'll give it a go. Edit: I've only had 2 games so far. The first one crashed but the second game was awesome. I was stonewalled at the beginning wondering "is this all I can do" when my base was bombarded by long range shells. Scared the...
  29. Strategy Game Suggestion

    Hey Folks, I was after any strategy game suggestions that suit a particular play style of mine. In games such as AOE, Starcraft 2 I like to build a base, army etc. Sort of like building up an empire from scratch. But the AI in these games focuses on progressive attacks right from the get go...
  30. The Entrepreneur Thread

    I'm trying the programming as well to open entrepreneurial avenues. There was only one person who I knew in the industry and he suggested I start off with C# if I'm a new beginner. Problem is I'm having trouble finding a way to download the actual program that lets me write code as well as a...
  31. Is this healthy?

    Dexter Morgan; a like-able Miami police forensic officer who moonlights as a serial killer. Its a TV show, but his inner monologue is always discussing how he fakes emotions and feels detached on a constant basis. Its a really good TV show though btw =]
  32. Is this healthy?

    Dexter?
  33. I'm Often Afraid..

    I don't think people can read small expressions on my face, I would say too many people out there cannot tell the difference between a forced smile to be polite and an actual smile. Most of the time when people approach me they use small talk and most of the time I'm not interested - I know it's...
  34. Concept of 'Self'

    This is the YouTube video in question quoting Neil de Grasse Tyson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D05ej8u-gU In it Neil believes there is wonder in the fact that when you look into the night sky you can feel a sense of belonging by relating the atoms in your body to those of the ones...
  35. Unskilled and Unaware of It

    I used to think that cold logic was what defined me or rather was an ability I could call upon and that I was given a gift of competence over confidence. Lately I've come across people who grossly overestimate their own abilities/competence/intellect and are unable to realise it. Even if I did...
  36. Thinker's Glories

    Like what? I've been pretty bored lately...
  37. What do you guys think about an INTP/ISTJ relationship?

    This. This upset me lol. I thought INTP's were 'supposed' to be logical thinkers. I can't make sense out of this. Sorry, I don't mean to be rude.
  38. What irritates you?

    For me it's politics at the moment. (I've started to take an interest in politics and history). All the spin most of the politicians give off and blame and what not for all of the media just pisses me off. If I want to know the truth about something I might as well bury my head in the sand. So...
  39. MMOs

    I agree with this as well. I would still be playing that game if not for such rude people that play it. The game becomes boring on your own if you try to avoid people entirely, but I had so much fun in a couple of guilds that take it semi-seriously in terms of progression but not so that it...
  40. Arrogance in social situations

    True. Thanks for the comments. But the place of my employment have a couple of 'inept' workers. And this sort of INTP description holds true for me: "INTPs will often correct others (or be sorely tempted to) if the shade of meaning is a bit off" Some of these folks often just vomit illogical...
  41. Arrogance in social situations

    The thing I probably prize above all of my possessions is my inner voice, the one that (when its quiet) shows me the best logical way to approach most situations. This voice is usually dulled down in the face of distractions and most notably when i'm at work I notice it withers down because of...
  42. Factual learning and memory...

    Hello, I'm sure most of you would relate in wanting to learn a little bit about everything. The problem is most of the time I actively try to learn on my own, recalling any memory later on of what I studied is more conceptual than factual. If someone was to ask me a specific question: if x...
  43. Gullibility

    That does sound quite possible, as I usually don't pick up on the sarcasm.
  44. Gullibility

    Hi guys, Long time thread stalker, (almost) first time posting. I am usually a very gullible person but was wondering if it was a trait shared by most INTPs. I usually find myself disinterested in many things so when something bizarre or unusual pops up in a conversation I will usually believe...
  45. About you?

    A username with a little more anonymity might have been a better way to go. Unless its a joke in which case I usually fall for them being so gullible.
  46. A semi-competent genie grants you two wishes out of a predetermined list of twelve. Which do you cho

    A and K seems the way to go, you could essentially become a walking encyclopedia after a while. And the process of cooking, eating, sleeping already feels like a time waster to me. Some of the ones like teleportation/flying etc make good mention of the fact that people can notice you doing it...
  47. Half-dreaming

    Hey guys, Noticed for a while now that as I lay down to go to sleep, sometimes 5-30 minutes before I drift off my mind starts to quiet down, my inner voice slows and random images or sounds can sometimes drift in a realistic manner. For instance this first started off as a piano playing a...
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