Hey y’all, I found a super cool thing for those of you that struggle with mental illness.
It’s this company called PowerPendants USA, and they make jewelry to help people with mental illness cope with the symptoms of said mental illnesses.
I mean, they’ve got fidget bracelets on the market already, and they’re pretty damn awesome. I mean look at this shit.
It’s super stylish and those motherfuckin beads slide.
The best part is, their stuff is priced for college students. So I’m talking cheap. Those sliding bracelets? $1. Can’t beat that.
Anyway, it looks like they’ve got some pretty stellar ideas and they’re looking to start up a community for it. My friend runs the company and she’s got some pretty neat ideas about what this company could churn out.
AND EVERYONE YOU INTERACT WITH IS ALSO DEAD AND NONE OF YOU ACTUALLY HAVE ANY IDEA BECAUSE YOU’VE NEVER INTERACTED WITH SOMEONE THAT’S ALIVE BECAUSE YOU CAN’T. (KINDA LIKE THE SIXTH SENSE BUT LIKE DEAD PEOPLE CAN INTERACT WITH OTHER DEAD PEOPLE)
So, I came up with this concept a while ago, and I think that it could be super cool.
Welcome to the first MBTI Games…..
I want to make a sort of reality TV show type thread with two members of each type. They have a sort of “house” for their type. Each house has the two main members that compete in the actual challenges, but the house can be comprised of however many members that want to join.
So, the houses vote on two contestants that will compete. These contestants will receive a special email from me, and they will be invited to a Google forum, or something like that. Then, they’ll be introduced to the other competitors.
The competitors serve as team captains and represent their type as a whole.
The challenges presented to the competitors will fall under a series of categories to prove, once and for all, which type is the best.
The categories include: -The Arts -Random Trivia -A series of situations like choose your own adventure -Memory challenges -How well do you know other types trivia -and much more
So, here’s how the games will be judged. Each type will have their own house, who will be cheering for their team. From these houses, random members will be selected to judge, as well as anyone else that wants to apply to be a judge.
Here’s the twist. It would be too simple to have just the regular games, right? So, there’ll be a talk forum where everyone has to elaborate on some topic, and each type from there can attempt to rally votes to vote a type out of the challenge…..
The idea is to get as many people involved in this as possible to keep things interested. Anyway, if you’re interested in helping organize, or you want to see this happen, give me some feedback and we’ll see how it goes. I might even create another blog just to handle this if it all pans out.
It seems like this idea’s making a comeback! If you’re interested in competing, please go to @thembtigames and fill out the contestant questionnaire. Please share this so that we can get at least one person from each type to compete!
So I had this random and crazy idea of doing like a contest/reality show with MBTI. I don’t know why but the hunger games come to my mind but of course we can’t do that because killing people is illegal and also it has to be online. But idk, a boy and a girl from each type, a group chat so the contestants can socialize, weekly competitions, a Tumblr account to manage everything and people’s votes. It’s just an idea I had but it would be fun. What do you think? Feel free to add any ideas and maybe if people like it we can make it happen
Yo I had the same idea. I made a post about it a while ago actually
would you happen to know what types phlegmatics tend to be?
This particular question, for anyone not familiar with the theory, is talking about the Four Temperaments.
This theory has its roots waaaay back in Ancient Greek, before anyone had a clue what in the world the body was made of. Basically, some philosophers had the bright idea that any given person’s personality was determined by the four bodily fluids. Gross.
Anyway, these four fluids (blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm) supposedly effected the way that someone was. The “balance” of these fluids was thought to be the cause of personality. Now, this gives way to the Four Temperaments, otherwise known as sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic.
So, here’s a rundown of each of the four primary temperaments.
SANGUINE (blood) - usually described as high-energy, action-oriented people. People with the sanguine temperament typically ave excellent people skills, and are usually very extroverted. This temperament is very closely associated with people that are typically optimistic and fun loving.
CHOLERIC (yellow bile) - usually described as hot-headed, quick thinking, and very straight forward and logical. They don’t have time to mess around with people that don’t know what they’re talking about. Their focus is usually practicality.
MELANCHOLIC (black bile) - this temperament is closely related to the choleric temperament, but people with this temperament are usually considered to be much more introverted, and much more patient. They also are incredibly logic-oriented, and they have no time for messing around. They are usually very stuck to where they are and don’t like to do new things, which is almost the exact opposite of the sanguine temperament.
PHLEGMATIC (phlegm, obviously) - usually considered to be very calm and gentle. Basically the definition of hippy, since they’re all about harmony and almost always avoid direct conflict. Hippy is the best way to describe them.
Of course, things aren’t this cut and dry. Most people, according to the theory, are a mix of two or more temperaments. This, of course, makes everything more difficult. Rather than explain each different mix, I’m just going to jump right into its relation with MBTI.
Just based on the descriptions of each of the temperaments, I’ve already begun to formulate some correspondence with MBTI types. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that (obviously) the theory of temperament being controlled by the balance of bodily fluids has long since been refuted, but it has served a sort of platform for many other theories - including MBTI.
TYPES AND FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
As I mentioned before, not many people are often described as just one temperament. So, it’s usually split between the primary temperament (listed first) and the secondary temperament (listed second). The primary is usually more strongly present than the secondary.
ESFP - SANGUINE
It’s no secret, ESFPs typically love attention. And their preference for perceiving over judgment leads them to be the action-oriented and scatter-brained people that they are. So, ESFPs are usually described to have the textbook sanguine temperament.
ENTJ - CHOLERIC
ENTJs are often described as the authority figure, which lines up almost perfectly with the description of the choleric temperament. ENTJs are often no-nonsense people when it comes to anything business, and they’re quick to take charge. Because of their preference for thinking over feeling, they’re known to be very logic-oriented and have no time for anyone that can’t keep up with them. Show no mercy type of mindset, I guess, which matches up nicely with choleric.
ISTJ - MELANCHOLIC
ENTJs and ISTJs are very similar, much like choleric and melancholic temperaments are alike. The melancholic temperament is usually described to be the more introverted version of the choleric. Much like the description of melancholic, ISTJs have a no-nonsense policy and make most of their decisions based upon logic. Like the melancholic description, ISTJs value tradition and dislike things that may break them out of their set ways.
INFP - PHLEGMATIC
INFPs want nothing more than harmony and peace across all mankind. These people are the sweetest and tend to be quiet and reserved, but do make fast friends because of their demeanor. They never pick fights and always stay neutral, to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. They are the definition of hippy.
ISTP - MELANCHOLIC, SANGUINE
ISTPs have a very strong sense of morality when it comes to their principles. This is a lot like the melancholic temperament. They also tend to lean towards introversion, which is a melancholic trait. Another big contributor to the ISTPs having melancholic as the dominant temperament is because of their logical thinking. They don’t allow emotion to play much of a factor in their decisions. ISTPs share the dominance of perceiving over judgment, making them much more prone to jumping right into things and taking action, which is closely associated with the sanguine temperament.
ISFP - PHLEGMATIC, SANGUINE
ISFPs are often described to be artists, and as we know, many artists use their art to communicate their emotion and inspire others. They are inwardly focused, which is a phlegmatic trait, and they do not seek out conflict. They instead try to promote harmony. ISFPs don’t care much about what others think of them, and they like to live in the moment, which is a sanguine characteristic.
ISFJ - PHLEGMATIC, MELANCHOLIC
ISFJs are known as the defenders, which already sounds phlegmatic. ISFJs strive to make meaningful connections with those around them and promote a sense of family, or even harmony. ISFJs are also very much cemented in their beliefs, which is a melancholic trait.
INTJ - MELANCHOLIC, CHOLERIC
This one’s pretty easy to see. INTJs are often described as cold and distant to others, which is textbook melancholic temperament. They make decisions based on logic, and logic alone. They also have judgment over perception, which makes them more prone to sticking to their guns and not going out and seeking new things, which is often associated with the melancholic temperament. However, they also share characteristics of the choleric temperament. INTJs will often assume leadership positions if they feel that the current leader is unfit for duty. They also tend to be more hot-headed than those with pure melancholic temperament would be.
INFJ - MELANCHOLIC, PHLEGMATIC
INFJs, much like INTJs, value their solitude and are “stick to your guns” type of people. They don’t actively seek out new opportunities or leave their comfort zone, much like the melancholic temperament describes. They do, however, actively avoid conflict for the most part. Unless severely ticked off, INFJs tend to remain impartial and like for there to be harmony instead of discord. This makes them have the phlegmatic temperament as a secondary.
INTP - PHLEGMATIC, CHOLERIC
INTPs are usually very quiet and reclusive, preferring to tackle things by themselves instead of allowing others to do things for them. INTPs are like the sweet little innocent children that have a wild side. This makes them share characteristics with the choleric temperament as well. INTPs use thinking over feeling, making them lean towards choleric. But why choleric instead of melancholic, you ask? Well, INTPs aren’t afraid to take charge of a situation, if need be. This alone sets apart the secondary temperament.
ENFP - SANGUINE, PHLEGMATIC
ENFPs are happy-go-lucky people that don’t seem to have a care in the world most of the time. This puts their primary temperament as sanguine, obviously. However, they also value harmony among people, which is a phlegmatic characteristic. They have an overwhelming sense of empathy, which is a phlegmatic characteristic.
ENFJ - CHOLERIC, PHLEGMATIC
ENFJs are often described as the protagonist and are very quick to assume leadership positions. They also share characteristics with the phlegmatic temperament, since they strive to reach harmony around them and they are very much in tune with their emotional side.
ENTP - SANGUINE, CHOLERIC
Alright, this one, I can confirm on my own. We ENTPs share quite a few characteristics with the sanguine temperament. We’re usually considered to be exceedingly charming and are often sociable, which is textbook sanguine. We can also be extremely high-energy, if the mood strikes. However, there is another side to the coin. ENTPs tend to keep people at a distance and value progress very much. We aren’t afraid to take charge in compromising situations, and can sometimes lose our tempers, especially when people try to control us. These are choleric characteristics.
ESTP - CHOLERIC, SANGUINE
Much like ENTPs, ESTPs hate to be controlled. This might be why Choleric is the primary temperament. ESTPs are free spirits that prefer to stick to their own rules, rather than follow someone else’s. Because of their preference of thinking over feeling, ESTPs can almost steam-roll over people’s emotions, making them appear cold. Much like ENTPs, ESTPs have sanguine characteristics as well. They enjoy being free, and not caring about anything at all. They tend to be optimistic and very action-oriented.
ESFJ - SANGUINE, MELANCHOLIC
ESFJs are extremely sociable people, which is a sanguine trait. They love to be in the center of attention. They also have a strong sense of morality and strive to uphold the rules, which is textbook melancholic. Once they have a belief that they are rooted in, much like the ISFJs, they will do everything that they can to follow that belief.
ESTJ - CHOLERIC, MELANCHOLIC
ESTJs are often described as the executive, which right away leads you to believe that they are choleric in temperament. They do not hesitate to take charge in any situation and refuse to be sidelined. They can be very hot-headed if they are crossed. Unlike the ENTJ, which is the definition of choleric, they have a strong moral obligation to the rules. They wouldn’t be caught dead breaking the rules that they praise so much, which makes melancholic their secondary temperament.
Wow, did anyone actually read all that? I’m not even sure that I read all of that, and I wrote it. Anyway, I hope this was helpful and answered your question.