Myers-Briggs personality test

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Sprouticus
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Sprouticus » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:31 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Nemo wrote:Another INFJ, which is roughly only 2% of the general population. We clearly suffer from group think.

Suffer from group think? Benefit from it?

Which reminds me of an off-topic question which has been bugging me for weeks. It is purely a matter of English usage and it's one which feels like it should be obvious but I can't find an answer: what is the best word or phrase for the opposite to 'suffer from' ?
If we 'suffer from' high blood pressure, we ... ... low blood pressure.
If we 'suffer from' religious persecution, we ... ... religious freedom.
If we 'suffer from' our partner's flatulence :tongue: , we ... ... his/her good digestion.

I don't care if it's one word or a phrase, but what goes in the gap?

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

:bow: :bow:

etc

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Kim


Enjoy is often used. We enjoy religious freedom when not suffering persecution, etc.
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Mkoll » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:44 am

" usually don't notice" :P
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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Kim O'Hara » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:10 am

Mkoll wrote:" usually don't notice" :P

True - which ties in to Ayu's comment, that we haven't got an idiom because we don't say it so often.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Bristollad » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:37 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Bristollad wrote:
Kim O'Hara wrote:If we 'suffer from' high blood pressure, we ... ... low blood pressure.
If we 'suffer from' religious persecution, we ... ... religious freedom.
If we 'suffer from' our partner's flatulence :tongue: , we ... ... his/her good digestion.

I don't care if it's one word or a phrase, but what goes in the gap?


If we suffer from high blood pressure, we want lower blood pressure
If we suffer from religious persecution we want more religious freedom
If we suffer from our partner's flatulence we want him/her to have better digestion (or a gas mask for ourselves) :tongue:

Basically if we suffer from it, we want (or need to have) less of it, less high blood pressure, less religious persecution, less flatulence from our partner

Thanks for trying, but my question wasn't about consequences (wanting), it was about opposites (enjoying, benefiting from).

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Kim


In which case, we can simply use "don't suffer" as the opposite of suffer e.g.
If we suffer from religious persecution, we don't suffer from religious freedom

Can we suffer from religious freedom? Sure, we're still in samsara :smile:

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby _R_ » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:56 am

ENTJ reporting in.
I'm the best.

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Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

Postby Ambrosius80 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:10 pm

I am an INTJ.
Sometimes it can be hard for me not to overthink even little things. Sometimes I also tend to theorize endlessly about things without actually taking action!
However, I consider myself an ambivert and tend to be at ease both alone and with other people. I consider this a real boon.
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