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    • May 18, 2016 10:16:28 AM PDT
    • Secure/Sexual Libertarian.

    • May 15, 2016 5:34:17 PM PDT
    • Another vote for secure/sexual moderate- independent.

    • February 6, 2015 11:55:51 PM PST
    • I would say in general you are likely right. For types who think a lot they are likely to evolve over time.

      For example I was very far right in almost every regard. It was mostly rooted in fear and a lack of grounding. (Sense of belonging to society) The idea of authoritarian regimes seemed the most logical to me. As I grew older I began to understand what corruption is and that an authoritarian regime would likely not be ruled by rationality but rather by corruption and power struggles.

      As I've become older I lean more libertarian but have grown to understand the benefits of both government social welfare and the military industrial complex.

    • March 20, 2016 5:48:20 PM PDT

    • August 11, 2015 9:43:39 PM PDT
    • lol @ that kind of political power... surprising that there are even INT*s who aren't anarchists... (of course leaving room for free-association/voluntary intraspecies hierarchy such as an inexperienced person requesting the aid of an experienced person)

      in regards to the original question, I would agree that introverts are probably as specific as you can get in determining who is more likely to end up in such a situation. I know that I myself, as an INTP/ISTP/INTJ, could very easily end up being homeless as I already am unemployed and intend to remain that way as long as I exist.

    • February 7, 2015 12:06:23 AM PST
    • Haha, at INTP troll.^ Although, I agree with a slight modification... only INTJs should have political power. :D (Kidding)

      To answer the question, most definitely ISFP. Most ESFPs seem to keep their life "rolling" as one of my ESPF friends puts it. I've known two ISFPs who went into and out of homelessness. There was deep depression and substance abuse involved.

    • October 26, 2014 12:11:17 AM PDT
    • Excuse you, just because I personally am not a political figure, doesn't make any other ESFP the same!

    • October 25, 2014 9:54:58 AM PDT
    • ^Lol. You see why we have NEETS in the first place? Because politicians like Ronald Reagan (ESFP) are allowed to govern. In reality, only INTP and INTJ should be allowed anywhere near political power.

    • October 25, 2014 8:40:40 AM PDT
    • Nah. I'm good.

    • October 24, 2014 2:31:35 PM PDT
    • Introverts can last longer in a solitary situation without cracking. I'd say that E's are more likely to be motivated to go to work/school if only for the social benefits. Aside from that, I'm not really sure. Looking at the people I know that have been in this situation, they were mostly IXFP.

    • October 23, 2014 7:43:17 PM PDT
    • Hey guys!

      Why type(s) would you say are most likely to become a recluse? unemployed? homeless? NEET (no education, employment, or training)?

      Ofcourse I'm sure that a person of any mbti could become one of these due to any circumstance. But what are your opinions?

    • March 20, 2016 5:48:17 PM PDT

    • February 1, 2016 6:25:17 PM PST
    • Given that individual life inevitably ends in defeat and surrenders to death, violent cultures are not necessarily life-denying cultures. What violence does is accelerate the tempo of life, as they inflame the passions, and sharpen the impulses, and give a ruthless economy to actions. Our error is to assume that the buzzwords of peace, stability and happiness are self-defending concepts, whereas they are merely descriptive of relative concepts set against projected absolute norms.

      Categorising every violent movement as generic terrorism has a certain usefulness as propaganda, but it does not really reveal the distinctness of the characters and ideologies involved. Sure, you can group together figures such as Anders Breivik, Osama Bin Laden and Elliot Rodger, and say that they are all losers who had rejected the collective, but you cannot explain why they all chose to do so from a psychologically realistic perspective. We can choose to understand such people, or we can choose to defeat their causes via political propaganda. Doing both simultaneously is nigh-impossible.

      I tend to think that touting the power of education to socially engineer your desired outcomes is a bit naive. Education can only be used to socially engineer a desired outcome when those who possess power desire the same outcome as you. Secondly, Revolutionary Islam is a particular manifestation of modernity in a local context. The fact that we in the West do not see it as such speaks to a certain symphony of assumptions which we associate with the word modernity. Yet perhaps the most startling social reality of modernity is the individual's alienation caused by the extreme mobility and fluidity of his environment. This is so in the West and all the more so in the Arab world. Traditional tribal associations vanish as men seek brotherhood in a body of abstract concepts. In the West we call it ideology, but in the local context, some people call it Islam.

      If you think that Western ideology does not have the capacity to glorify violence, think again. A few months ago, in response to the murder of Charlie Hebdo staff, the French people sang the national anthem in a chorus of demonstrative defiance, among the words of which are: Let their impure blood/Soak our fields. Where do they think such words originally came from?

    • January 30, 2016 10:54:23 PM PST
    • i havent read the entire thread....

      but yeah i blame america for everything...

      they invaded Afghanistan and created the Taliban.
      they invaded vietnam (for some reason)
      they invaded iraq, got nothing turned everything into dust, and then created ISIS
      they invaded Libya, killed thousands.

      THEY NUKED Japan twice, but then gave 5~50 billion dollar in ECONOMIC aid (in 1950s) (not military aid) today japan is the worlds biggest economic powerhouse, with highest trade with the US.

      They cannot invade north korea because China would not let them to, see the peace in that country,even though people are hungry, atleast they are not dead and their families hungry. thank you china.

      they are bombing Isis and saying they are terror.
      quick fact: Saudi Arabia, excutes more people each year than isis has executed since its inception.

      the funny thing is Saudi arabia is a key ally, and isis is a world threat.
      when the truth is Isis and therebel fractions are directly (i repeat) directed getting funded by the oil money of the saudis.

      the list goes on and on.

      what bothers me the most is america is the bad evil side in every war.
      and its citizens speak as if they are the saviours of this world. quite frankly you people have no right to speak up for the world.

      you are just murderers disguised in the clothes of democracy and freedom.

    • December 22, 2015 12:02:38 AM PST
    • It is a mess, that's for sure. An understanding of the root cause is required to prevent scenarios like this from occurring in the future - unfortunately though, the causes for the destabilization of the region and the subsequent festering of ISIS is a pattern that has been repeated all too many times in history.

      Housing refugees is an immediate need that must be addressed. Ensuring they have a place to return to is the only long term solution. The long term solution is one devoid of greed and subjective interests, where people are seen as people and not pawns to further power.
      Humans in a mob and powers that be have one thing in common though: Both of them dont have much time for humanity.

    • December 13, 2015 10:36:12 AM PST
    • (Oversimplification I'm getting hungry) Not responding to anyone in this post directly, just giving my opinion. I believe to fix a problem you should start at the bottom and work up. The roots I would say are grounded in imperialism and a lack of well rounded education systems. Imperialism is a product of countries with few natural resources attempting to secure said resources by implementing control over (usually) less developed countries. In this day and age where science is progressing faster then ever, it is possible for every country to be completely self sufficient through advances in agriculture, energy production, and social reform. Yet as most of the world is run by a free market, money talks far louder than logic. As imperalism is still the system we function under, the youth of these political states being sapped of resources are likely to become more and more infuriated at their economic situation. As a result they decide to change their future in a way that makes the most sense to them. It is my stance that religion causes a vast majority of the issues this world faces as it allows people to prevent their mind from realising what we actually are which is animals. With the power of our minds working together would be far more productive then killing eachother (overpopulation is a topic for another day). So these young men who are being manipulated by first world powers turn to religion which promises them eternal happiness in exchange for their lives instead of turning toward logic which would help them overthrow their puppet regimes. After that they idealy would be able to rebuild their countries on tenants of logic and productivity. (I'm not saying the capitalist governments are any better but until socialism spreads religion isn't going to be the solution to anyones problems and the faster everyone realises that the sooner we can fix actual issues.

    • November 24, 2015 12:00:27 PM PST
    • @Monogatari Here's how I see it.

      On Syria ISIS is not that big problem, I see Syrians only complaining about Al Assad on social media... any country with an average army can delete ISIS from the map in weeks, Syrian rebels can too if the are fighting against them alone. While the real problem that ISIS caused already (while the west not caring about it) is that they already formed a new ideology, they made it go viral, it's already on internet and on people's mind, and there's already people somewhere who agreed with them and waiting to embrace that ISIS ideology someday.

      Most of the west and middle east are just watching, according to them it's going okay. Al Assad is kind of losing so it's good, they even made some of the most extreme terrorist groups on Syria look legitimate just so it stay like that, they were funding ISIS too until it became impossible to make them look legitimate.

      What Al Assad trying to do is to change the Syrian demography, to kill or move all Sunnis outside of Syria so he can rule with democracy and with the help of Shia he can achieve whatever he want. The history of Shia started a few decades after the prophet Muhammed died, Shia means "followers", followers of the grand-sons of Muhammed, Hassan, Houssein and their father Ali to be a Khalifa (which is the ruler). You became a Khalifa is most of the people agreed on you to be, but it got taken from them by force and turned into a Kingdom... and while this state is we were talking about today is Saudi, Shia are against Kingdoms and specially on Saudi.

      This explain why Saudi is spreading hate against Shia, and Iran doing that same against Saudi...

      So now in Syria Russia trying to kill civilians and rebels that are out of the part of country where Shia live and secure Al Assad to rule the country again, what scares me is that there's no going back now after Russia invested on a war there. While the west and most of middle east wanted ISIS to stay in the picture to cause more problems for Al Assad.

      So it's all about Saudi rulers (and their allies) being insecure about their position and Iran/Russia wanting a presence on the middle east.

    • November 24, 2015 11:20:28 AM PST
    • Feel free to add your information. I am also trying to stay objective, to objectively assess the situation and I witnessed how colored and delayed news reaches the Western world (I was in Israel shortly before the conflict escalated again in July 2014). I am not the only one expressing the opinion that the Americans, who entered Iraq without a UN-mandate with the 'suspicion'of nuclear weaponry destabilized the region and political infrastructure - leaving mostly the young population frustrated at their economic chances, and more perceptible to extremist groups. I am just trying to understand, and this is how I piece it together. I admire the bravery and the people who went there to 'help', while I know that also the army, police force and justice system in general houses quite a number of psychopaths as well. Humans are capable of incredible cruelty, and who is the hero or the villain is sometimes just a subjective viewpoint.

      I know that the largest group of victims in this violence, are muslims. I also know the majority of them are not much different from us. If I compare it to medieval christianity, I would most likely be burned at the stake as a witch, for my interest in science.

    • November 24, 2015 11:05:32 AM PST
    • @ayra I get my news from the Arab media (not the Syrian, the Saudi, the Russian-Arabic, or the American-Arabic...) so you can ask me anything.

    • November 24, 2015 10:33:16 AM PST
    • I think the refugee crisis, ISIS and the terrorist attacks are so confusing to me (even though I've read a bunch of literature about it and hold a degree in related field) because I am viewing it from the western perspective and it's almost impossible to not do that since I am bound by western media and my own culture. However, we should all at least try to do that by thinking thinking critically, not point fingers and keep in mind what is actually the goal of the major actors involved..this is helpful;

    • November 16, 2015 4:03:12 PM PST
    • Here is a collection of articles that may be interesting: (*takes a while)



      - (in French)

      - (in French)

    • November 16, 2015 2:46:18 PM PST
    • What to do about people drowning in the Mediterranean, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Boko Haram (Nigeria), Paris etc. Terrorism, overreacting, vicious violence cycle etc

      I guess either people are wary of 'news', but I have not seen yet an actual big event being discussed here, interestingly (*or not). I can see how this puts a real damper on dating, but is a lot of this happening on this site (dating? Did anyone have a date via this site?:))

      World Issues, take a pick from the above suggestions? What do you think we need to change, why do we always say "never again" and repeat the same a few years later?

      I was near the Syrian border in June 2014 for an archaeological excursion in the Golan Heights, part of Syrian territory currently occupied by Israel (*they build a deserted shopping mall with some food-stalls catering primarily to tourists). Other than seeing Israeli tanks and armed forces, I could hear the persistent shooting in Syria, only about 8 km's away (from Hippos). It moved me deeply, and I was more 8 km's away in my mind whilst the professors tried to focus on the archaeological site (* where also a military bunker was build on site).

      I could give you my analysis on what helped IS gain power, but I bet I would be upsetting a lot of former veterans. Primarily, the problem lies in a further escalation of violence, in giving terrorist loonies exactly what they want: a way to die heroically and take as many innocent lives with them! When we speak of Muslim terrorists, statistically speaking, most victims áre muslims. On a recent post on the wall, a user also left this link, which merits reading, despite its somewhat xenophobic and racist opinions, I think it does analyze the mindset of terrorists in any form (including loners that shoots their fellow students), rather well.
      a more compressed helpful, manual on what to do in case of terrorist attack:

      What would have been a healthier, more productive way to respond? I think, primarily, if this happens to a nation, there should be immediate communication and outreach to relevant groups (f.e. minorities) who are directly in danger of attracting lynch mobs. Their opinion should be expressed. I am wondering about the rather bombproof passport of some of these Parisian terrorists. Mine certainly is not so sturdy as theirs (* skepticism).

      Now, changing the mindset of loonies is rather difficult, especially as long as greed exists. But I would like to hear your opinions...what would you like to see different, how do you think we should move forward. What do you think the problem is?

    • November 19, 2014 3:59:55 PM PST
    • I live in Niagara Falls, NY, and I'm safe, but I've heard seven people have died today or yesterday from this massive snowfall. Like... nearly 7 feet has fallen in less than 24 hours. Thousands of people stranded on the highways, which are completely shut down now, and they've been stranded for over 24 hours.

      In Niagara Falls there's only a foot or so of snow but the snow plows haven't been able to keep up. Driving faster than 15 MPH is stupid. The stopping distance is too far, I almost hit a couple of preteen boys that darted out into the street in front of me.

    • October 21, 2014 8:23:59 PM PDT
    • school..

    • October 21, 2014 3:35:06 PM PDT
    • Surely they aren't being serious. If they want your sister to succeed academically, then she needs to graduate high school in order to attend college. I guess she could get a GED, but colleges generally aren't supportive of students who only have a GED. I can't speak to the legality of it, but I highly doubt they can actually get away with this.