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ISTJs and Other (non)Sense Factories

ISTJs can be recognized by the simple fact that they will be infinitely better at storing facts than you, while remaining unable to process them into larger truths. While this turns them into an impressive storehouse of knowledge (especially dates and chemical equations, which tend to stick to the ISTJ like Elmer’s Glue Papier-mâché), don’t rely on the ISTJ to strike out creatively. (Then again, don’t rely on anyone, except the occasional INT. And maybe an ISFJ. Or perhaps an INF…. On second thought, fine, rely on a few people. Just remember: The fewer humans you require to function at full capacity, the better. More people will lower your capacity, not increase it.)

Anyways, back to ISTJs. Continue reading ISTJs and Other (non)Sense Factories

ISTPs and Other Fixer-Uppers

Greetings, fellow INTPs (and all you [other] homo sapiens). I’m back with a new installment of The INTP’s Guide to Everyone Else. I know I can make all the excuses in the world trying to justify my absence from the MBTI segment of my blog (I lost some of my comic drawings, school got too busy, I couldn’t muster the energy to write), but I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear them. I promised I’d deliver content weekly, and, well, I didn’t. What can I say…. I’m an INTP.

Anyways, I’ve returned, and it’s finally time to take a look at ISTPs.

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ISTPs are theoretically similar to you. However, as always, be guarded in your attempts to turn theory into practice, because inconsistencies increase with the number of variables. When it comes to humans, the variables are infinite.

You may find that ISTPs share your idea processing and brainstorming traits while being a bit more practically inclined Continue reading ISTPs and Other Fixer-Uppers

RWBY: 3 Seasons in a Nutshell

**Spoilers from seasons 1-3**

This is it. Volume 4’s final episode just came out (on YouTube), which means that all the folks who’ve been staving off so they can binge watch the show are about to be rewarded for their patience.

To celebrate the occasion, here’s a little “in a nutshell” thing that I wrote during the hiatus this summer. It may be stereotypical, it may be inaccurate, it may be chronologically messed up, but I hope it’s at least mildly amusing for those of you who love this awesome show as much as I do.

[Note: if you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, RWBY is an animated, anime-inspired show produced by Rooster Teeth. You can check it out here.]

RWBY in a Nutshell:


Ruby:
*dies of excitement*

Roman: yo everybody look at me! I’m the bad guy here yo!

Cinder: yeah no, he’s not actually the bad guy….

Weiss: the White Fang are obvs the bad guys. I’m a victim, okay? Continue reading RWBY: 3 Seasons in a Nutshell

INFPs and other unicorns

If you are an INTP, INFPs are your partners in crime. Though you have to make sure not to offend them by speaking the absolute truth, they generally understand you quite well… sometimes more than you really want them to.

Together you can accomplish almost anything, as long as it isn’t overly ambitious or useful. In fact, both your talents are best suited to connoisseuring gelato, climbing publicly-owned buildings (shhh), playing league of legends, and having serious conversations about the fallacies of established social norms and institutions. Of course, the above list may vary based on your mutual interests.

The typical INFP will Continue reading INFPs and other unicorns

INTJs and other harbingers of doom

An INTP’s view of the INTJ:

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INTJs are exactly like you…. Except completely different.

Excluding other INTPs (or perhaps including them… INTPs can be remarkably distracting at times), INTJs are the best conversation partners, as they share your dislike of small talk and your love of rational thought. However, don’t always expect to see eye to eye. Wheras you crave absolute truth, the INTJ sees everything through the lens of circumstance. I’m convinced the INTJ’s favorite line is “it depends….” Continue reading INTJs and other harbingers of doom

The INTP’s Guide to Everyone Else

I’m starting up a new mini-series this fall, and it’s all about INTPs and their view of other people. As an INTP I have often found that society doesn’t work the way I think it should, and that other people behave strangely, and in ways I can never predict. So here’s a mildly humorous (and yes, probably stereotypical) view of each Myers-Briggs personality type, as perceived by an INTP.

What’s up first? Other INTPs, of course: Continue reading The INTP’s Guide to Everyone Else

The art of taking poor-quality photos

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
– Yousuf Karsh

It used to be that people would give me strange looks when I mentioned that I took pictures on my fourth-gen iPod. “Don’t you have a phone?” they would ask, slightly taken aback. “Does that work okay for you?”

While it’s true that many late millennials and generation Xers have easy access to the newest in technology Continue reading The art of taking poor-quality photos