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INTP Secret 'handshake'

Perfectly Normal Beast

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My point is - let's agree on a secret sign so we can recognise each other in reality.
I'm really tired of standing in the corner at parties, blinking RUINTP in morse code towards the other corners.
 
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"Do you really need the handshake?"
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It's always easy spotting INTPs, not too many are worth approaching though
 

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Hm, good idea.

Secret Signal: Spock raised eyebrow




Public Signal: Vulcan Salute

 

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Start talking about computers, anyone who isn't an NT will immediately get bored, then take the conversation in a more speculative direction like what kind of interface a neural interface would have, anyone that's still interested is an INTP.
 

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Start talking about computers, anyone who isn't an NT will immediately get bored, then take the conversation in a more speculative direction like what kind of interface a neural interface would have, anyone that's still interested is an INTP.

Or something related to relativity, quantum, biology or psychology. Sensors can't talk about this in a casual conversation.
 

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Sensors can't talk about this in a casual conversation.

Rofl. Agreed, but then you only have xNxx figured out.
(which is more than enough for me to get along with, but just for the sake of finding INTPs in particular)
 

Perfectly Normal Beast

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Start talking about computers, anyone who isn't an NT will immediately get bored, then take the conversation in a more speculative direction like what kind of interface a neural interface would have, anyone that's still interested is an INTP.

Or something related to relativity, quantum, biology or psychology. Sensors can't talk about this in a casual conversation.

But you are already talking to people! I was just thinking it would be nice to cut out all the soul-sucking greetings/introductions/filtering with a secret signal!
 

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Hm, good idea.

Secret Signal: Spock raised eyebrow




Public Signal: Vulcan Salute



I think just raising an eyebrow at random people could be misinterpreted but i'm sure the results would be hilarious. Also not everyone can do it, i seem to recall practising in the mirror as a child.
Best (only!) suggestion though. Going to try raising eyebrow whilst simultaneously performing Vulcan salute discreetly next time i'm out in public.
 

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I've got it! We all need to "air-play" a classic music piece. How about a Scarlatti Sonatina? I have a few in mind that can be more-or-less played with one hand.

SW
 

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But you are already talking to people! I was just thinking it would be nice to cut out all the soul-sucking greetings/introductions/filtering with a secret signal!
Begin with: "What do you think about..."

You may have to talk, but only for a few seconds before they find an excuse to be elsewhere.
 

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I have much better conversations with ENFJs than INTPs, anyone else have this experience (just got a hot ENFJ hairdressers number...)?
 

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I'm in favor as long as you don't show it to me. But how will I know if you've done so?
 

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I'm in favor as long as you don't show it to me. But how will I know if you've done so?

I will know you by looking for one who talks in riddles!

You won't know...you'll forget all about this thread until you find yourself peering in to the corners at a party you wish you weren't at.
 

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TITANIC! ....Just thought it would be a good ice breaker.... apparently I was wrong.

I am so doing that next time I meet someone if it gets even slightly awkward after initial introduction.
 

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TITANIC! ....Just thought it would be a good ice breaker.... apparently I was wrong.

I am so doing that next time I meet someone if it gets even slightly awkward after initial introduction.

I really don't think it will work. :p
 

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It'll work splendidly. They will either A. leave and I'll be in peace or B. Laugh and we'll probably get along for a short period of time.
 

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It'll work splendidly. They will either A. leave and I'll be in peace or B. Laugh and we'll probably get along for a short period of time.

I wouldn't do either. I'd stare at you straight faced while I tried to think of something better. I'd probably fail and resort to some milder version of the facepalm (one that doesn't actually involve lifting my hand to my face). Then I'd suggest we get you a drink of some kind.
 

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I wouldn't do either. I'd stare at you straight faced while I tried to think of something better. I'd probably fail and resort to some milder version of the facepalm (one that doesn't actually involve lifting my hand to my face). Then I'd suggest we get you a drink of some kind.

And you take a drink aswell just to kill the pain a little?
 

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how about an INTP tee shirt? Does such a thing exist online already? I would buy one right now, if it did.
 

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There should be a range of relatively similar styles & color schemes amongst all INTP, so a T-shirt should hardly be necessary.

Unless, of course, it must exist for a specific purpose... I looked into the whole intp t-shirt thing before but in the end figured I'd just wear my regular clothes & shirts.
 

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Ew, touching another human?

Start talking about computers, anyone who isn't an NT will immediately get bored, then take the conversation in a more speculative direction like what kind of interface a neural interface would have, anyone that's still interested is an INTP.

Guess I'm not an NT.
 

doncarlzone

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Start talking about computers, anyone who isn't an NT will immediately get bored, then take the conversation in a more speculative direction like what kind of interface a neural interface would have, anyone that's still interested is an INTP.

lol my INFP brother is the definition of a computer geek. I'd leave days before him.
 

Hadoblado

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TITANIC! ....Just thought it would be a good ice breaker.... apparently I was wrong.

That is a thing of beauty. Mind if I steal? (the question is rhetorical).


The spock eyebrow is a golden one, though apparently not everyone is actually capable of lifting only one eyebrow at a time. If they try they look something like :ahh:
 
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