Am I to understand that if I don't accept irrational, illogical arguments as equal to a reasoned out response then I'm an ignorant bigot with no understanding of cognitive psychology?
I know plenty of people that I like who make irrational arguments because they "feel" instead of "think" this doesn't make them bad people nor does it mean I don't like them. It just means their conclusions turn out to be wrong, unsupportable and pointless most of the time so I take their advice for what its worth (very little).
1. Kevin, do you even have any idea what you typed, or did your brain just vomit on the keyboard?
2. Myers-Briggs is a bunch of !$%*!$%*! It's essentially identical to fortune telling, in that what your result tells you about yourself is a combination of the blindingly obvious based on your answers to the questions posed, and the mind-bogglingly vague which induces the Forer effect.
It's unfortunate when this strip resorts to discrimination. Racial discrimination is frowned on nearly everywhere now (but is still quite prevelant,) sexual discrimination is unfortunately making a huge comeback, LGBT discrimination still runs amock and religious discrimination has never been stronger. However you will normally find that sensible, progressive-minded people who understand the values of a rational society will avoid all four of these major discriminations. It is upsetting, then, that such people still fall into the trap of personality discrimination. You can even openly use it as an employment policy, even though, working where I do (ESTJ is the default personality type for employment and almost a must-have for any kind of promotion) I can see how it is tearing apart the workings of the company by leading it down aisles of narrow-mindedness and group-think. As an NFP in an STJ-dominated work environment, I know what it is like to be discriminated against based on thinking preferences, and it saddens me to see otherwise rational and progressive people being so backwards and xenophobic. We won't be truly effective until we realise that we need every method of thinking and every personality of decision to actually make teams work, and we won't be truly free until discrimination based on whether you are an ESTJ on an INFP or anything else is as illegal and taboo as discrimination based on race, religion, gender or sexuality. It is an illustration of how much more work we have to do if a normally enlightened comic strip such as this can still resort to blatant discrimination in some pathetic attempt at humour. Suffice to say that as a Scientist, Shaper and an ENFP I am offended by this, as well as distressed by its utter ignorance and lack of understanding of cognitive psychology. We truly live in a bigoted society.