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  1. @Matt23 Self-typing is indeed very difficult. But I think it's still better than using an online test that doesn't take cognitive functions into consideration. I think it's possible to self-type if you deeply understand the cognitive functions and keenly observe yourself for years
  2. @SirVladimir Thank you for your share. I have read through the article you shared. I find Jung's idea of the "transcendent function" very interesting. Makes me excited to learn more about it. I'm especially interested in what the practical ramifications would be and how one would realistically develop it.
  3. I only use edibles and don't smoke. Although I wouldn't consider myself a stoner
  4. Can you describe what you mean by that? Give an example?
  5. I'd be more worried they might be selling you something else. Or some untested research variant of THC
  6. MBTI is a very powerful personality model. But it's actually one of multiple interpretations of Carl Jung's theory of psychological types (sort of. it's actually a bit more complex than that.) But my advice: Do not use online tests to determine your MBTI. It's important to understand that your MBTI type is defined by the top four Cognitive Functions you naturally prefer using the most. This "stack" of Cognitive Functions then determiens all those letters. It's not the other way around. The problem with these online tests is that they focus only on those four letters, causing many people to get mistyped. Here's a better way: Learn what the different Cognitive Functions mean and take time to observe yourself. Ask yourself questions such as: "How do I most often make decisions?" and "What mode of processing information do I use the most?" and "When do I feel most naturally myself?" Now specifically on INFPs vs INTPs: INFPs and INTPs are similar in that they both use their secondary function Extraverted Intuition as way to generate new creative ideas etc. They also have the same tertiary function. But they differ in their dominant mental process. INFPs mostly use Introverted Feeling and ask themselves if "something feels authentic" a lot. INTPs mostly use Introverted Thinking to build an internal framework of how the world works. There's really no perfect way to define these Cognitive Functions. It's best just to observe yourself and notice how it works in you. Either way it's not a perfect model. And it only considers how four out of the eight cognitive functions are preferred. And in reality there may be more than eight anyway. And finally to answer your question: Can your MBTI change? Maybe. It's unlikely to change much over your life. But there might some exceptions like trauma or mystical experiences. And maybe psychedelics can too. Leo once shared this on his blog: Here are some resources you can use to understand MBTI and Cognitive Functions better:
  7. I've been watching some of Leo's older videos the past few days and came across a story he told in the video I shared here. I wanted to share this because it was so interesting hearing Leo describe an experience I myself had about 5-6 years ago. The experiences are almost exactly the same. In my case I remember coming out of a hot shower and feeling extremely dizzy. I was struggling to hold on to consciousness and afraid I would die. I vaguely remember attempting to lay down on the floor but was afraid I'd never wake up so instead I went and sat the edge of my bathtub trying to force myself to stay conscious. I don't remember anything after that. Just that I heard my mum scream my name because I had been locked in the bathroom for a very long time. That was a very strange experience. I too, felt like I had come back to life. And I was laying in the exact position Leo describes. I must have also hit my head inside the bathtub because my head was laying against one of its walls. It's the only time in my life I ever fainted. But fainting ain't no joke
  8. The Republicans will likely have a hard time anyway. I have the idea Biden is being received relatively well, especially because of how well he handles covid. + The Republicans have an internal war on their hands due to the Trumpists
  9. Talking about Volt, here's a nice video about the election results: Sadly the more conservative parties performed best
  10. Tomorrow, the Dutch 3-day long national elections will begin. There are quite a few Dutch people active on this forum and I was wondering if you've made up your minds yet. The three highest consciousness parties in my estimation: Green Party, Socialist Party, and Labour Party (and D66 to a lesser degree). Although sadly neither of these three parties are doing well in the polls. Who do you think is the highest consciousness party/candidate? Who are you voting for, if I may ask? And why?
  11. In The Netherlands we can choose between 37 parties today lol. But this is bringing its own problems. Especially considering most are left-leaning and they all split the vote.
  12. I actually talked about Volt in a topic I recently created. They are definitely an interesting party. But not worth my vote because: 1) They are too neo-liberal in their policies 2) They are way too small at the moment
  13. Some great news! High court in Brazil has nullified the convictions against Lula da Silva. He's now free to challenge Bolsonaro. Which he will very likely do.
  14. @Ampresus I predict the wins FvD will have will be shocking. @MaxV Yes. Immigration is the main reason here for the rise of the far-right, I think.
  15. @MaxV Probably. 1-5 seats seems plausible for Volt. But my problem isn't that they won't get any seats. My problem is that we have only a few serious conservative parties and a million progressive parties. This fragmentation of the left really is a problem here I think. And new progressive parties don't necessarily help solve it. Although tbh most new parties now are right-wing, but almost none make any chance for a seat.
  16. @MaxV Thank you for your answer! I do like Volt, generally speaking. They are an interesting party with strong social-democratic proposals such as free childcare and free college. But also a bit too neo-liberal for me on other issues such as keeping our healthcare sytem privatized. I have actually voted for them in the EU elections. But they are really small and I feel it might be a wasted vote.
  17. True. That's kind of my point: Leo or anybody or any books won't make you succesful in the end. Only you. You are the one who needs to be creative. And I'm not saying you shouldn't use all these resouces either. But you can't rely only on those resources. You need to rely on your inner resources too.
  18. I guess the point is that no such place exists. There can't be such a thing as a perfect business course because then the course-maker would do all the heavy lifting for you. It's kinda like a Catch-22 problem.
  19. Most people dont need to. Only those who want it badly enough
  20. Definitely research should be encouraged. Thorium is one of many interesting possibilities to study. And maybe in the long-term nuclear will be needed. But for now I think it makes no sense to start building nuclear plants.
  21. All countries that have signed the Paris Climate Agreement have agreed to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Let's remember that's only 9 years from now. Building a single Nuclear Plant takes 7-10 years on average. Thus to reach the climate goals for 2030 we have no choice but to invest massively in solar and wind (and geothermal). And it's possible. And Thorium Reactors may sound interesting. But it's all future-talk. Nobody has any idea as to how to build such a thing yet. And time is exactly the one thing we don't have when it comes to Climate Change and the Biodiversity crisis. @Leo Gura I don't think it's profitable. I know in The Netherlands there are 3 locations where energy companies are allowed to build a Nuclear Plant. Yet in 10 years there hasn't been a single company that requested a permit because it would require massive goverment subsidies to build.
  22. Appearantly even Alex Jones is tired of Trump
  23. Here's an interesting documentary I found a few days ago. I guess it's kinda relevant