Posted by Rich (184.108.40.206) on August 06, 2003 at 17:21:59:
let me reask my question. Why must your encyclopedic knowledge be directly related to the Contrary-Leisurely Style? I cann't believe that just one , single style must be the cause of such a trait for all types...!
As for me, I don't believe that the C-L can explain my encyclopedic knowledge. My 3 main styles, Serious-Inventive-Sensitve are more than enough; espically the Sensitive Style ( See Oldham, pg 183-The Sensitive Explorer & pg 185-Inner Journeys )A Serious & Contrary-Leisurely combination is interesting, but thats not me.... Since retirement, the C-L aspects of my life have been greatly reduced, while the Sensitive Style is much more in my daily life. ( Its only to be expected, with no work power struggles, and being home alot more ! )
P, if you are reading this, the Socionics profile of the ISTJ makes much of our love & enjoyment of reference books. They are the corner stone of my personal library! Having some gems like, " The Encyclopedia of Espionage ", and " Dictionary of Theories ", lets me write intelligible about various topics....
For those who want to acquire encyclopedic knowledge, first get good reference sources. Nobody can know everything, but the intelligent person knows where to go to look it up. Why, that is supposed to be the purpose of higher education, to show you where to look, and to give you a context in which to put the information! Rich
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