Posted by Charlie (188.8.131.52) on September 24, 2003 at 11:10:31:
In Reply to: Compensatory Naracissism & Inventive Style posted by Rich (184.108.40.206) on September 23, 2003 at 18:58:45:
So tell me how successful you have been with these predictive abilities. Have you utilized them in your career to offer some fresh insight in your field? Any big business ventures? Maybe you had a hell of gambling streak in your hayday.
As an ENTP, exciting ideas and implications race through my head all day long, but they hardly ever find their way into reality because 1) I donot hold interest in them long enough and/or 2) I feel just satisfied having thought about them to the point I don't care to concretize them. Usually, talking about them to others is the closest I'll get to their realization. This is so far my baddest habit, besides my constant need to try and manipulate, control, and exploit others, including friends, in a classic indirect style. Yes, my conscious self is not proud of that anymore and wants to become more sincere. But its so natural to be a snake that its tough to catch myself in the moment. I'm trying to figure out if I do it for pleasure, control, validation, or just as an end in itself. I have a suspicion that its for validation, which would mean I'm an image-conscious phony pragmatist. My classic internal struggle pits a need to be rigidly sincere against a need to be demonically manipulative.
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