Posted by Charlie (126.96.36.199) on September 21, 2003 at 23:44:26:
In Reply to: Mikko, Jan Should Be So Lucky posted by Rich (188.8.131.52) on September 21, 2003 at 21:41:16:
> I think that Dee will agree with me, being 4W3 or 3W4 is alot better than the alternatives! Getting things done, mixed with the perception of the mystery & wonder of existence allows one to sample the full range of life.... Rich
What you say is partly true, except I think the word MISperception is of better quality in the 4's case. 7's make better artists, because their art has more significance and more relation to the rest of society, since it is based in the substance of objectively, courageous experience. The fours are too caught up in their dark chamber of selfish emotions to create anything of noble value. The greatest poets, novelists, and actors have been 7's. And God forbid, if the four does not even possess any special artistic talent in the first place, they are doomed to suffer with their unexpressible emotions. That's not written in stone of course, and it stems largely from my opinion on what art is and ought to be.
Unfortunately, the 3's misperception is much graver than the 4's dilemma and much less relative to what I think. He spends most of his life wondering who he is, wears masks to push ahead in his superficial world, struggles with the emptiness that eats away at his ego whenever he is alone. Whenever he thinks he has found himself, he must ask, "is this really me? Is this who I am?" Theoretically, the answer is no. That part of him was severred from his conscious long ago, no matter how much he or his therapist deludes him into believing.
Now Rich, maybe THAT kind of mystery and wonder is a sample to the full range of life, but you would have to agree that there is a very perverse, if not helplessly sad feeling towards the person endowed with these personalities. Sure, the other personalities have their setbacks too, but atleast they can be sure about who they are. I mean knowing yourself for certain is one of the greatest parts about being alive, especially when you don't have to waste years upon years doing so. Don't you think?
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