GenX doesn’t know how to control anything.

I’d say GenZ is a little superior to GenY. Late GenY’s seem to be on the fence… a little less cringey XBox RAGE NOSCOPE BITCH OMG DID-YOU-SEE-THE-SHADING-IN-THE-NEW-C0D… but a little… and not that GenZ is immune since GenY dominates their Youtube favorites….

…but yeah, I have hope that GenZ will construct their own thing out of the ashes of GenY polarities. So far they’re doing ok with that, toning it down, making fun of their much older brothers/sisters/uncles.

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GenX doesn’t know how to control anything. I’m late GenX and we’re just overgrown kids who just want their life purpose fulfilled with least-work most play.

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That’s why all the politicians are Boomer age. They never gave GenX the chance…. and we didn’t want it. Maybe the power will skip GenX and go straight to GenY…
…if so…
…. ugh…

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oh man you got stuck with REALITY SHOWS…. but at least you got Full House right? Tell me you got some Full House?

Wait… you got Spongebob. Spongebob is good.

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You got good programming then. But you’re too late for the Amazing World of Gumball right? That’s GenZ and it’s a fantastic deprogramming tool.

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GenX doesn’t fear being hypocrites because all are. We’re just not afraid of it.

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Ah you did ok then. There was somebody who really sucked though. hang on… wait… getting down with the clown is older GenY right? I hope you escaped ICP…

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I remember when those shirts were everywhere.. Went right alongside black skinny jeans and boys-with-anorexia problems. That was a sad fashion time.

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You want to conform. That’s fine. His and her black and pink Nazi outfits in the closet, making Stalin and Hitler jokes as foreplay… it’s a generational thing.

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I use the generational thing as a personality sorting tool nothing hardwired or anything. It’s as accurate as myers-briggs. All in good fun I’d hope.

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“My con-form-ity is wishing you’d com-mit
to at least trying not to be a hypocrite
Like Reply!”

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I first took it forever ago. INFP. Then INTP. Then INFP. Then one day I decided to try to be all 16 types. Took me a year of trying. Finally nailed it. Now the test doesn’t work for me anymore.

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INFP – Been working on the J part on and off for years. Shadow side. When I *do* cut and slice, it’s firm. I don’t do it much but when I do, I don’t budge.

Probably. Abstract artsy type I guess. People say I’m abstract anyway. I probably just don’t make any sense.

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Never had the complete nobody-understands-thing that I’ve heard INFJ’s sometimes suffer from. I expect that if I try hard enough, figure out the right angle, I can get someone to relate to me, or I can relate to them SOMEHOW.

So it’s strategic without evil intent. Maybe closer to INTP but I’m not full-on-engineer.

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You’d be surprised. When Vine was around, I had 15,000 followers, and over 1/2 were under 15. Not my choice, just my humor.

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Oh you mean back THEN? ugh. I was reading psychology books in middle school.

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At age 12, I read, “Your child from 8-15″ – it was an ancient book THEN from the 1950s in a church library. Cover to cover.

At 13/14, I read “Sexuality of the Human Male’ by Kinsey in the public library. Can’t say I understood all the charts and stuff, but I understood enough that WHATEVER sexuality I’d end up or anybody ended up with that i knew, was in the “normal for humanity somehow” range, if socially unacceptable.

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I’m definitely on the coke in the coke vs heroin scale. Loved LSD, speedy things, coffee and nicotine… experimented with lots of fast drugs although I was too old to do the Meth thing.. thank god… ’cause that would’ve been my drug 100%. Never tried once, but i know it’s where I belong.

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I’d probably be able to manage it. Heroin-ish stuff never did anything for me. It was like, “oh, more of what I already know? big deal”. Same with pot and alcohol. Might as well have been Benedryl

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hahaa – it’s true though. It only came around when I was like 30 and I WANTED to try it but I was already taking pseudoephedrine daily, going to the gym, getting super healthy… and didn’t want to add that on top of it.

So I was like, “too old for the meth thing, sorry”. Yet, LSD came up and I jumped at it ’cause I knew just what it did.

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loved LSD… too much fun. We have natural shrrooms growing in cow fields at the end of my block. nieces + nephew have picked them throug the years… sometimes I’ll try. But it’s like “meh”, when they’re like, “OOOOOOOOHHHH”

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All I do is look to the left away from my computer for two seconds, focus as far away as I can, then defocus and I’m there. Instant. then I can come back.

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btw – good call on “had it tough under 20″ thing… I forgot how much learning it took ’cause I take it for granted now.

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You mean controlling people? Oh… yeah, I have to watch that. I made a friend on G+ a few years back. Poor women’s has an uncaring father, lives in a village of women who don’t like her. G+ is her only escape on her phone. She had a crush on me… one day said I’d make good guru in India… I mean what do you do with that?

So I had to sour the milk a little, be less friendly, less available… now we’re just friends on and off. I don’t like “too close”.

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The IQ’s either 134 or 142. My mom was smart: She kept switching me and my sisters scores so we’d never know for sure. So I figure 134 for humility sake. Humility is good skillset. Great skillset.

But you keep sticking the J on me. I’m still iffy on the J. Maybe you’re right… but it just seems *so* alone… so remote… so rare. yet maybe so.

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Ooh. but is that just me developing my J through the years? How to tell?

Never fully ‘got’ the P/J distinction anyway. I hate categories and I’m always practicing using them because they’re weird to me.

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Tough one there. I like engaging with people so I don’t rush to harmony-stance right away, otherwise conversation’s over. So I give people a little battle, ’cause most people like a little tussle back and forth.

But I do it in the spirit of friendship, which is always my ultimate thing. The connection matters to me more than being right and I’ll step back and “be wrong” if it reaches the point of seriousness where I think the other person is going to run off with me as supervillain to them.

Still though… maybe you have a point.

 

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Maybe you’ve nailed me. Still, my skepticism is tough for me here. When i did “all the tests”, getting myself to come up as “J” was the hardest for me to overcome. Maybe it was a denial thing, I dunno.

Still, looking at basic descriptions, the J sure sounds more like me (at least now as I’m comfortable in my own skin) than at one time (when I was more uncertain).
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For an INFJ, this dominant process is technically called Introverted Intuition, but we’ve nicknamed it “Perspectives.”

Perspectives is a learning function (technically called a “perceiving function”), and works by watching one’s own mind form patterns. After years of use, eventually Perspectives begins to see the ‘pattern of the patterns’ and understands that what is happening inside of themselves cognitively is also happening for other people.

INFPs, on the other hand, lead with a process called Introverted Feeling, which we call “Authenticity.”

Authenticity is a decision-making function (technically called a “judging function”), and works by being deeply in touch with how one is emotionally impacted by events. Decisions are made by “checking in” to ensure that they are in alignment with one’s values and identity. There is a saying that the more personal something is the more universal it is. Over time Authenticity understands that they aren’t alone in their feelings. They are simply more aware of them than other types.

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I find decision making a grueling process. When I do decide, it’s a ‘gut’. I got all my facts ready and weighed out and yet it’s not until I feel that “time is right” gut feeling, then I act. Sometimes it’s immediate. Sometimes it’s later. But it’s always gut.

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When I was really little, I had none. But when I learned to distrust people, and then give them layers of ‘how I can trust them and not trust them”, it got easier. I’d get that ‘sense’ and usually avoided situations that had that “bad feeling about this”.

When I ignored that feeling, I always regretted it.

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I had ‘anxiety issues’ as a kid. Easily rattled. Not much for change. Shoes always felt too tight. If I got pushed over the edge, I pushed back but usually only in equal amount with JUST a little more so I’d be sure to win. But I’d go rage blind while I did yet never too far. Still, it scared me to get that way.

Mom had me do biofeedback (controlling a computer with my mind at 11 yrs old was pretty awesome) and guided meditation (breath through your feet / your a warm bottle in the sand stuff).

— my empthy though… that’s a tough one. I’d feel for the weaker than me but had no respect for the people who attempted to be more powerful than the weaker. I saw weakness as hidden strength and shows of strength as weakness.

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My nana started me on Doctor Who when I was 6.5. Barely remember but vaguely. It was on and off TV and I got strongest memories of the show when it became a hit in the 80s on American TV. Huge stuff, just the right time for me.

So I was always a Timelord. Still am.

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Been o the search for “my people” ever since getting online in 1989. Never stopped. I find a few here and there and as time went on I found more and more. Now that I’ve gone through a lot of humanity layers I can find my “tribe” in almost anybody.. sometimes hidden deeply… sometimes they’re self-aware… but in some people it’s impossible.

The people that are impossible to reach are so caught up in showcasing their ideology-of-the-day and perceive me as absolute enemy, there’s no way to break through, not yet. But give me enough time with them alone to cut through the bullshit, it’s there. But I don’t like dealing with people in person, and I hate long private conversations in private so I don’t do it.

I like public conversations like this. Seems a waste for whatever knowledge (good/bad/etc) to be trapped in a little private corner.

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So how many people have you been? You had a before and an after — a transmogrification that defies medical science. Do you think there’s a reason/purpose for the change? Or is figuring it out part of it?

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Well, they have different rulebooks.

Rule followers are the easiest people to deal with. Once you know their rulebook, you can work with it, through it, around it.

In person, I don’t like dealing with people who play by different rulebooks, if I don’t know their rulebooks yet, because I can end up in situations I can’t anticipate.

But online’s my territory and there’s few personalities I haven’t dealt with at one point in time or another. Since it’s usually in the realm of text, or text+image, or text+image+video, it’s easier than in person, which has too many variables and requires real-time participation.

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Same. I like being everywhere just about. Love new people, all different types of people, and swelling friends lists of people that I’ve ‘clicked with’ at least once, is nice. Not for the numbers themselves but for the fact that these are real people on the other end of these things. I never forget that fact for a second.

Strangest experience online so far was running a Minecraft server. Ran one for 25 monhs straight, hogging up my laptop. Nephew was 7 ,wanted one, ended up taking over my life. 27,000 people rolled through there, creating stuff, getting into battles, and I was their “Servergod” (their name for me, not mine).

Finally had to shut it down as it was killing my computer and ran up to 96G of worlds — way too big. 2012-2014. RIP – never even got a proper name. just “Ken’s Server”. I can get ‘hooked’ on something if I let myself. So I try to be careful what I let myself get addicted to.

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57 diamonds on planet minecraft. I was pretty proud of that. Loved writing the custom plugins and stuff for it, making Minecraft do shit it wasn’t supposed to do. It was “always incomplete” and the constant players kept it growing. Good fun. I still haven’t seen most of it myself, as I was always on the console side.

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haha – EVERY TWO WEKS without fail, non stop, SOMEBODY finds me from the server. “when are you going to open up kens server again?” I feel like the dad in the Lego Movie with the glue… still maybe I’ll open it up again one day.

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