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Learn cognitive functions from skateboarding

Pizzabeak

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In skateboarding the foundation is the Ollie. You can skate with either left or right foot forward in which it’s called regular or goofy, respectively. In alchemy the goal is to turn anything into gold, so they start with a material before trying to transform it into gold. However, alchemy is largely considered a pseudoscience and impossible. Our gold is rapidly depleting, and the only way to mine more easily is to harvest them from neutron star supernova explosions.



Anyway, in MBTI there are 8 functions with four introverted and four extroverted. They are all “inverses” and “reverses” of one another, not to mention “opposites” in particular instances. They are: Ti/Te, Fi/Fe, Ni/Ne, and Si/Se. However, this can also be written Ti/Fe, Fi/Te, Ni/Se, and Si/Ne, which is how they appear connected in a function stack. The differences between N and S can make it be written Ne/Se, Si/Ni, Fi/Ti, and Te/Fe, for example, which are opposites rather than inverses.



In skateboarding to jump, you Ollie. During an Ollie if you flick your foot backwards behind you, it’s called a kick flip. If you flick it forward with your heel it’s a heel flip. So they’re opposites. They’re also flip tricks.



Really, you can start with shuv its and 180s. The regular pop shuvit backside even though it spins in front of you. This is because you scoop your foot behind you, which makes it look like it’s spinning forward. Frontside shuv is when it goes behind you because you scoop your back foot forward, then it looks like it’s spinning backwards.



There are also four stances: regular, switch, nollie, and fakie, incorrectly referred to as switch nollie. Nollie is riding with your front foot on the nose forward and fakie with your back foot in front, typically on the nose, going forward so you’re riding backwards: it’s the reverse of that whereas switch is if you’re regular then ride goofy and vice versa.



FS 180 is when you spin your body behind towards your back because you use the “scoop forward” principle from the popshuv. BS 180 is when you spin forward toward your front and turn that way, because you scoop your back foot behind you to rotate in front of you. They’re the reverse. A half cab is a fakie BS 180. This applies to 360s as well, and nollie tricks are sometimes considered easier to do by people before they learn the respective tricks in other stances.



The other tricks are just combinations. A varial kick flip is a BS 180 and a kickflip, so a 360 kickflip (tre flip, 3 flip) is a 360 BS shuv with a kickflip so that it spins all the way around while flipping. If you do a 180 with it it’ll be a big flip because a backside flip is a BS 180 with a kickflip, so it looks like it varials. If you do a FS shuvit with a kickflip, it’s a hardflip. Nollie 360 hardflips can be easy to do for some people because for developing skaters, they usually have their own unique styles.



Instead, a varial heelflip is a FS shuvit with a heelflip, so it’s a complete inverse of a varial (kickflip). A BS shuv with a heelflip, though, is an inward heelflip and is like a hardflip, but with a heelflip. They’re opposites. However, it’s really the varial heelflip that’s like the hardflip as they both use the FS shuv. They aren’t really reverses, although they do spin on the same axis yet flip in reverse directions.



You can also do a BS heelflip instead of kickflip, or a FS heel instead of kick, the latter of which would appear like a hardflip with a body varial. Bigspin is a 360 shuv with a 180 and a bigflip flips it so it looks like a tre flip with a 180, and so on and so forth.



This is all for flip tricks and the same can be applied for grinds on rails and ledges. A board slide is when you approach with your back to it and a lipslide is when you approach with your frontside toward it.



If you do 360 BS shuv it with a heelflip, it will be a 360 inward heelflip, when with a kickflip it’s a 360 kickflip (or tre flip). To do a 360 heelflip (laser flip), you 360 FS shuv with a heelflip, so that it’s a 360 heelflip rather than a varial heelflip. It’s the inverse of a tre flip. If you want, that can even be called the opposite instead. A 360 hardflip looks like a laser flip except it has a kickflip, so it spins on the same axis yet flips inversely.



This is a system not dissimilar to MBTI’s cognitive functions from what I have noticed. For example, consider a kickflip Fi and heelflip Ti. Or, even vice versa. The examination of the two may vary depending on your own type and what dominant function you use. Therefore, you can conclude Ti and Fi are “opposites” or inverses. Fe is the opposite of Ti, though, as it’s both F and E instead of T and I. If one is dom the other is inferior, if one is aux the other is tertiary. So INTP is Ti, Ne-Si, Fe. The literal opposite is ESFJ, which is Fe, Si-Ne, Ti, the functions in reverse or the opposite descendancy.



Ti and Te are different, as much as Ti and Fi are different and Ti and Fe. Yet, they’re similar as well through that. Fi and Te are opposites. Fe and Te are opposite, but so is Ti from Te. So, ENFJ is like ENTJ except with Fe instead of Te. It’s Fe, Ni-Se, Ti and Te, Ni-Se, Fi. Thus, ENFJ is ESFJ but with Ni instead of Si. ESFJ thus rests on tertiary Ne whereas ENFJ is tertiary Se. The N or S is just because its more dominant place on the function stack.



INTP and ISTP are similar except ISTP uses Ni instead of Ne. Since it’s S it actually uses auxiliary Se with tertiary Ni. While ESFJ is INTP’s opposite, ISTP is its S counterpart. That means ISFJ is INFJ with dominant Si instead of Ni. So they’re ISTJ with Fe instead of Te. ISTJ is lead S introverted perceiver and ISTP is auxiliary S extroverted perceiver. INTP’s extroverted perceiving function is Ne (auxiliary) so it’s dominant Ti function is inferior Fe. Ti is E through Fe, but it also uses Ne for extroversion. Fe is extroverted but it’s source is Ti. That’s J, and the P also gathers stimuli. The J can be said to decide while the P feeds it input.

This thread didn’t really turn out how expected so if anything needs to be explained more clear say it here.
 

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This thread didn’t really turn out how expected so if anything needs to be explained more clear say it here.
Oh no it made perfect sense.

My favourite part was the digression into alchemy, without that none of what followed would have been so meaningful.
 

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Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk is ISTP. Like INTP, but with Se-Ni instead of Ne-Si. That could make Joe Rogan ENTJ instead of ENFP, if they’re similar enough.

ISTP are arguably more athletic or better at sports, plus more mechanical minded so are into things like cars or engineering. INTJ also use Ni-Se axis.
 

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COol. This thread reminded me of a PS game I used to play (or everyone used to play) a long time ago.
 
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