Re: FW: Fwd: The Geek Syndrome

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Dec 21 2001 - 04:13:55 MST wrote:
> In a message dated 12/20/01 11:14:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> <<
> My NT sister tells me that NTs have some common traits such as, they don't
> like direct communication. They only permit direct corrective
> communication with those they admit as superiors (father; boss; priest) or
> else their closest friends, with whom they will exercise the same right in
> return. Because of this, they have a set of practices (innately) that
> communicate indirectly what they won't say directly. If a person at a
> party is saying something wrong, no one will correct that person, but they
> will have different facial expressions, or will walk away, or turn their
> bodies away. The NT transgressor is expected to pick this up and alter his
> own behavior. Failure to do so is interpreted as intentional offense.
> >>

Speaking as an INTJ, most of the above is nonsense. We don't
have any superiors! :-) And I don't think anyone notices me
not saying directly what is on my mind. If people attempt to
flag me with silly body gestures then I purposefully ignore them
as a matter of policy. It is not meant as an offense but as
self-defense against group coercion.

- samantha

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