Hey can you describe the difference between INTP and INFJ? Maybe with character examples? Sorry if this is a bother...
(GIF is not meant to be insulting, merely to showcase an NTP insult.)
Normally I wouldn’t answer this and just point you to former articles and comparisons between Ni and Ne that I’ve done and … blah, blah, blah. But this is actually a valid typing problem that not only did I go through in that brief period of life when I thought I was an INFJ (before realizing that they are from planet WTF and I am from planet STFU) but I’ve seen other people experience it as well. So… it deserves an answer, or at least some introspective ramblings to confuse you even more.
Have you seen Fringe? If not, you are missing out on one of the most interesting, brilliant, sci-fi muckey-mucks in the last decade, but more importantly (or perhaps, more USEFULLY), a blatant contrast between an NTP and NFJ lead. The show is basically the X-Files on steroids, only instead of aliens you have freaky science, shape-shifters, experiments gone wrong, brilliant but evil scientists, characters whose motivations are not apparent, time travel, invisibility, and all kinds of stuff that makes an intuitive brain go “WEE! and we didn’t even need the LSD!”
Walter Bishop is your typical NTP in terms of arrogance, brilliance, smart-ass comments, randomness, forgetfulness, and building connections between things that seemly have absolutely nothing to do with each other … at least, not in the minds of non-Ne users. He is constantly playing with words, trying out crazy-ass experiments just for the hell of it, forgetting his assistant Astro…err… Astrid’s name, referencing subjective past experiments that all start out with “Bellie and I used to…” shortly before realizing that the entire problem he is having in the present is because he was a douche 25 years ago with his non-careful experimentation (hindsight being 20/20… cough), and being totally logically blunt and then trying to fix his blunders via emotional ineptitude by utilizing his inferior Fe in ways that only make it worse, as only a true NTP can. (See this hole I am in? Watch me dig it deeper, one shovel full of crap at a time! In slow motion!) He is equal parts hilarious and pathetic, but never a source of boredom, who abandons thoughts midway through explaining them because another idea has taken over his brain and it’s a better one, so let’s go with that, and has anyone seen my slushie? I am feeling the need for Twizzlers! By the way, I just made one of our pet mice invisible. Have you seen it anywhere?
Granted, most of us INTPs did not spend 20 years in a mental institution and do not have 500+ experiments under our belt that has torn a hole in the fabric of reality and raised serious issues about morals and such (much as we’d like to have done that, because it sounds cool), but still… it’s a great insight into an NTP thought process.
Then, there is Olivia Dunham, a total INFJ, who sometimes gets into it with her boss because she is “too emotional” and “lets it interfere with her work.” She connects to people using Fe and looks out after them; it enables her to figure stuff out that she shouldn’t be able to figure out merely from the sparse evidence in front of her. That’s what Ni does: there’s nothing to support my insight or premonition, but here it is, and I’m right. Olivia is just as smart as Walter, but she is smart about PEOPLE, whereas he is smart about SCIENCE. Not all INTPs are into building time machines and experimenting with mind control, but an INFJ can figure out a person faster than an INTP every time, because they just… know and actually care, whereas the INTP cares only so much as using social niceties allow them to continue doing whatever it is they truly care about… which is generally reflecting on impartial systems that relate to humans in some way, rather than the humans themselves.
Olivia is smart, people-focused, and very sensitive, but she also stays on topic, tends to visualize things and see them through to the end (until the case files are … well, filed), and often keeps Walter on track by forcing him to get to the freaking point. He Ne rambles (sees a rabbit trail and follows it because he can’t really help it) and she eliminates information that she doesn’t need, to reach a single conclusion … which is very Ni. She doesn’t have to have prior experience to figure stuff out and often pulls a correct solution out of midair that Walter then tests for logical consistencies; if it fits, and it seems valid, they go with that theory.
Olivia is much more emotional than Walter, but also has greater control over her own emotions; to the extent where she actually asks Astrid (ISFJ) if it’s okay that she doesn’t talk much about her feelings; she’s seeking validation (Fe) about the fact that her emotions are so intense yet somewhat private (still Fe) by talking about her emotions (Fe). She goes at life through a process of visualization and exploration, then channels it through her emotions to make her decisions.
Walter has no such process; instead, he tests theories for logical validity first, then goes about exploring all the different possibilities involved, which is a distinctly Ne and Ti process. SOMETIMES, his Fe shows up but it is always unhealthy, uncontrolled, and fearful. Olivia digs deep into a situation, both on a metaphorical and emotional level (Ni digs really, really deep) whereas Walter skims the surface on everything, due to his Ne. He is more easygoing, offensive, funny and direct as a result, whereas she comes across as more purposeful and serious. He is “playing” at his job, and she is doing her job.
Back in the days when my life didn’t suck … IE, Fringe was on the air, I watched it each week with an INFJ. She took the show very seriously, she validated many of Olivia’s emotional decisions because she utterly understood them (and would have done the same in her place), and she was unwilling to consider opposing arguments against her feelings toward certain situations and characters that she did not like, because her emotions came before her analytical nature. She would sit there and complain about Faux!Olivia from the other side being a “backstabbing, murderous bitch” because of all the emotional pain Faux!Olivia caused through her spying (her Fe reacted violently to that idea); I would argue that Faux!Olivia was just doing her job to protect the Other Side, and everything she did was perfectly logical … to which she would say that actions that hurt other people on that level are never moral nor justified and are unforgivable; and I would turn around with my typical Ti-Fe “well, I don’t have a dog in this fight, so I’m going to play the devil’s advocate and argue” approach, and make it about rational actions in wartime rather than a moral issue. Her Fe ranked higher than mine, so I always lost that argument purely on emotional and moral terms, even if I was subjectively right in my logic.
Then, Olivia would do something highly emotional, like kicking Peter out of her life over a case of mistaken understanding, and she would need to explain to me why that is a perfectly acceptable emotional response, because my logical little brain said WHAT? That’s irrational!!
Then, there was the difference in our long and short term thinking. Like, the episodes in which characters take LSD. My reaction was: “… is this on-screen visualization what it’s really like? I might need to try that sometime, it looks fun!” and hers was, “You will cause long-term brain damage by doing that, and I don’t want to deal with pushing you around in a wheelchair because you’ve lost your mind when you are 65, so no, you’re not doing it.” Not that I would anyway (I value my brain cells), but it was hilarious to mention it just to see her react and sensibly tell me why it’s a bad idea… just like Olivia would have done to Walter, given the chance.
I also messed with her. Constantly. Low-order Fe, and high-order Ti, finding loopholes and inconsistencies in her arguments. Of course, she could give it right back to me, but it was more of Ni one-upping Ne with a totally brilliant, profound, deep thought than saying, “That logic is stupid.” Ni-Fe doesn’t do that. It doesn’t say someone peed in your gene pool. It just shows you up by being clever on a level Ti-Ne can’t comprehend.
PS: In case anyone cares, having read that long and meaningless ramble, Fringe is a great contrast of types. You have an INFJ (Olivia), an INTJ (Spock…err, William Bell), an XNTP (Walter), two ENTJs (Nina and Walternate), an ESTP (Faux!Olivia), an ISTP (Peter), and two ISFJs (Astrid and Lee).
Bottom line: INFJs take things way more personally than INTPs, and are also prone to react emotionally to things they do not like or that harm other people, whereas while INTPs are typically good-natured and fairly easy to get along with, rationality comes first for us, so we usually test everything for logical validity before deciding what to do with it. We don’t enjoy hurting people but they’re not at the top of our list of things to think about either. So if you told an INFJ, “Your stupid and ugly,” they would be hurt; if you told an INTP that, they’d say, “True, but you spelled ‘you’re’ wrong.”
What I think of every time I see a “Sexy Pocahontas” or romanticized rendition of “Pocahontas and John Smith”.
Actually the true story is Matoaka was married to a Native guy, with whom she had a child. She was not 12, she was an older teenager, and John Smith did not rape her (actually all records indicate that he had a great relationship with her father, until about a decade after he got back to England and made the Disney story up). She was taken as a hostage to England, where she was imprisoned until John Rolfe coerced her into marriage. She had a child, and she died at the age of 22, of an STI. In private communications with her sister, she made it clear that she had been repeatedly raped while imprisoned in the colonies, including by the governor of Virginia.
So yes, sexual violence is what killed Pocahontas. But you’re not doing much justice to her when you casually replicate lies about her life for your own political message. If you wanna be real about her story, actually be real about it. Her spirit has survived hundreds of years of lies and people using it for their own gain, it’s time we share her story in her own words. There are plenty of oral histories from her people, who still survive and are starting to share those stories publicly (feel free to check the Pocahontas tag on my blog for a link to a well-written article featuring said oral histories).
leo is an extroverted cancer and cancer is an introverted leo
leo find pleasure by outward theatre, dance, glamor and creativity, cancer indulge find pleasure by indwelling fantasy, dreams and imagination
cancer are the fiercely protective parents, leo are the protectors of all the world’s children
#sun #moon #and we are their stars
Park Byungmin, Park Yewoon by Shin Seonhye for Lemon Tree September 2014
Today, BoF can reveal that the Apple Watch will make its fashion editorial debut on the cover of Vogue China’s November issue, featuring supermodel Liu Wen. We spoke to Angelica Cheung, editor-in-chief of Vogue China, to get the story behind the story. Read it here.
Credits - Photography: David Sims; Styling: Karl Templer; Photo courtesy of Vogue China
if you ever get sad..just remember that chanyeol turned into kyungsoo at one point in the history books
it’s so weird that harry potter took place in the 90’s
space jam was being filmed while voldemort was taking over the wizarding world
come on and slam and welcome to azkaban
It actually makes a lot of sense - JK Rowling was a single mother on benefits around the time when I was the child of a single mother on benefits.
In the late eighties and early nineties in the UK, the narratives of ‘the underclass’ and ‘the undeserving poor’ started to gain traction and become culturally dominant. In part this was because of the rising number of long-term unemployed people after the loss of industry, coupled with a rise in the number of one parent families and the recession of the early nineties and the accompanying trend towards social conservatism.
All of these gave way to a culturally dominant narrative about ‘scroungers’ (although that word has only come into wider use more recently) ‘costing the taxpayer money’, who are by definition lazy, feckless cheats who are ‘worthless’ by dint of the fact that they do not ‘contribute to society’ by paying [income] tax.
As a child in that situation, we could barely afford to eat or heat our home but I knew from a very young age to never admit to that - it was shameful. Sometimes, my mothers benefit would be stopped or be paid late (or our house would get broken into, or my mum would lose her wallet or any number of minor costs or inconveniences that would be complete calamities because we didn’t have any cushion to fallback on) and we would go through periods of intense poverty.
These periods usually coincided with visits to the DHSS (Department of Health and Social Security - which was what the Department of Work and Pensions was called before they changed the name to sound more middle-class) which would sometimes entail days on end spent in a grey-carpeted waiting room while my mother waited for an appointment with an assessor for a crisis loan or to find out why her claim had been inexplicably closed or why she hadn’t received her Giro (a kind of cheque that can only be cashed at a Post Office, which was how all benefit claimants were paid at the time).
The early nineties were a really dark time in Muggle Britain - you might have been revelling in Space Jam and Toy Story 1, but me and JK Rowlings’ kids were being made fun of because we couldn’t afford real school uniforms or being tutted at the school gate because our mums’ were ‘unwed mothers’.
It’s not surprising to see this darkness translate into the Potterverse - JK Rowling was struggling to make ends meet and experiencing the stigma that went with claiming benefits when she began writing it. It’s arguable that the reason food features so heavily in the first two books is because JK Rowling wrote them when she didn’t have enough to eat.
In fact, there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between Muggle Britain and Magical Britain, from the recession that has the Weasley’s struggling to afford floo powder, the oft-abounding insults about the size of their families (a key feature in class-hatred), the childrens’ second-hand clothes and their reluctance to talk about money.
There are implications in the first book that while the Weasley’s have enough to eat, but not enough to eat well or to cater to specific tastes and preferences, and their homemade Christmas presents (which the children are embarrassed by) further allude to class, money and the stigma of not having them.
The Dursley’s make references to Harry’s parents being ‘on the dole’ (i.e. receiving government benefits) and this is clearly intended pejoratively (even though it is ultimately untrue) which serves to highlight how unpleasant but average middle-class muggles view benefit claimants.
At the height of Voldemorts’ power in the books (The Order of The Phoenix), Diagon Alley is clearly in deep recession - Ollivanders Wand Shop, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour and Scribbulus Writing Instruments are all described as having closed down and several other shops are described as being boarded up. This is a direct allegory to the social conservatism of the wizarding and muggle worlds which causes middle and working class people to become worse off while profiting the historically rich (or ‘pureblood’).
Similarly, the way that the Ministry of Magic is described could be seen as a clear reference to government buildings which JK Rowling would have been forced to visit to access benefits before she began writing Harry Potter. Harry is summoned to a hearing with no notice, then the time and location are changed with no notice in an attempt to avoid having Harry or Dumbledore testify at the hearing. These are well-known tactics of the DHSS at the time (and something that my mother certainly experienced), done to avoid reopening claims for benefits that had been wrongly closed.
As magic is easily seen as an allegory for money - magic means prestige, social capital, access to an entire *literal* world, as well as transport, enjoyment, learning - the use of the the same room in the Ministry of Magic as the setting for muggle-born hearings in OoTP clearly correlates to the hearings and judgments and approvals for benefits (the receipt of which often made the difference between ones’ ability to continue to be a part of society) in Muggle Britain.
TL;DR - Voldemorts’ rise, and the accompanying social conservatism in the wizarding world - class hatred, allusions to racism, recession, a small but powerful government - actually tallies really well with what actually happened in Muggle Britain in the nineties.
you will need:
The Video (the video should be in MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, OR MP4 format)
Photoshop (i used CS5 in this tutorial)
if the pictures are too small, open the pictures in a new tab.
Open Photoshop. Then go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers
a dialog box will open and will let you select the video (the video should be in MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, OR MP4 format)
I used Who Says by Selena Gomez
then a window will open:
there are two options: From Beginning To End & Selected Range only. select the second one. And make sure the Make Frame Animation box is checked.
go to the part of the video you want to gif.
I will gif the part “I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me.”
so when you get to that part, pause the video. hold the shift key and press the right arrow on the bottom right part of the video until the whole part you want to gif is covered.
so as you can see below, while holding the Shift Key and pressing the right arrow, a portion of the video is higlighted.
after you’re satisfied with the part, press OK.
you should enable your animation window by going to WINDOW>ANIMATION
on the animation window, you can see the frames of the video.
crop the gif to your desired size. I will crop the gif to 245px x 150px
OPTIONAL: if you want to sharpen the gif, download this Sharpen Action by scarsyoumade. THIS ACTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHARPEN ALL THE LAYERS SO YOU WON’T HAVE TO DO IT ONE BY ONE. YOU SHOULD NOT DELETE ANY FRAMES FIRST BECAUSE THE ACTION WON’T WORK.
as you can see, the gif i made has 59 frames. i want to reduce it to 30 frames. to do this, select the 31st frame in the Animation window
and select the 59th frame while holding the Shift button. this will highlight the frames 31 to 59
drag the frames to the trash bin icon below the animation window to delete the frames
voila! you have 30 frames left.
and to make the gif slower or faster, select all the frames NOT THE LAYERS by using the method we used above. click on the first frame and click on the last frame while holding the Shift button. now you will see that there’s a delay time below each frame. mine’s 0.04 sec. so to change this, click on the delay time (0.04 sec)
a dialog box will appear. select 0.1 seconds to make the gif slower.
all of the frames’ delay time will be changed to 0.1 sec.
finally, to add coloring to your gif, just drag the coloring to the gif. MAKE SURE THAT THE COLORING IS ON TOP OF ALL LAYERS
now you’re ready to save the gif.
click file > save for web & devices.
a dialog box will appear.
make sure GIF is selected. you are free to choose the color amount. i used 128 colors.
and click save. type the file name you want and click SAVE.
voila! you have your gif.
if the file is above 1MB, it will not work on tumblr so decrease the frames if ever.
hi guys, so I know not all of you are in the US/going to the VIXX concert but those of us who are are getting majorly fucked over and I’m attempting to spread the word about it and force this company to make changes, so please reblog this if you can (i am also including their contact information at the end of this so feel free to contact them about this bs if you want)
- if you are attending the New York show, you must spend over $750 to get ANY signed merchandise
- New York’s highest ticket price is literally $1000 dollars (yes, it comes with a lot, but there have been many other shows from other artists with similar benefits that have cost nothing close to that)
- people at the Chicago show were given one day of advance notice that ticket prices would be on sale, and NO information ahead of time what the tickets would include
- so the Starlight Dream Package (now known to include just merchandise) was thrown at us literally the second tickets went on sale and created a ton of confusion
- the only people in Chicago that are getting hi touch are those in the first tier of seats, but we were not told this ahead of time
- due to the starlight package, some people sitting in the second tier of seats are paying quite a bit more than those in first tier and still do not get hi touch (for example, buying front row tickets cost $235 with no Starlight Dream Package. I bought the second tier priced seats only because I was confused about the package and got thrown off, but I ended up going for the package, and I am paying $275 for no hi touch)
- we have just been told by this company that’s bringing VIXX, Limelight Entertainment, that we are not getting as many perks because VIXX has to leave for NY right after the Chicago show, although they were the ones that scheduled the shows with no days in between.
- people in New York are getting more for their tickets than Chicago concertgoers: anyone paying over $200 in New York gets a hi touch, while many of us paid over that and do not
whether you are attending these shows or not, it would mean a lot to us that are if you could spread the word about this or even contact Limelight about it. If we don’t, they will continue to get away with this in future shows and it’s really unfair. Here is their Facebook, Twitter, and their phone number is 917-942-0691. Thank you for anything you can do, Starlights. <3