Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Make no mistake, the emotions of an INTJ are hard to read...
they have a strong need for privacy, and they do not enjoy physical
contact except with a chosen few. For all that, however,
Masterminds are deeply emotional, even romantic types, and once
they have decided a person is worthy of them, they make passionate
and loyal mates...
– Please Understand Me II
I distrust authority on principle but I earn my money as a petty
bureaucrat- this makes me something like a spineless iconoclast. I
try to have a clever comment for any situation, but it's so seldom
appropriate to voice it. I listen to big band and swing, but I hate
to dance. I'm excessively early to movies, precisely on time to
parties, and generally overdressed for any occasion. I would rather
walk than drive, which is why I've moved closer to work and my
favorite bars– I'm not so much environmentally conscious as
sedentary and a bad driver.
I would describe myself as tranquil. It sounds like a superlative,
but if we expound on the idea it becomes less flattering. I enjoy
staying in and watching a movie, reading, or having an odd and
topic-jumping conversation with a friend. I don't like excessive
noise or crowds. I'm quiet. I've been accused of being emotionally
distant, but only by non-romantic acquaintances.
I live with one cat. She describes me as slow-witted, but
What I’m doing with my life
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A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed
as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom
bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat
who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an
oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he
delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can
trust such creatures?
I try to write screenplays, speculative short stories, and mystery
novels. I'd like one day to make a living with words, but my total
compensation for all my works has thusfar amounted to a t-shirt, a
kiss and $50. I like to play air hockey in bars. I waste time on
the internet, specifically LiveJournal. I read and watch movies– I
would be a better person if I did more of the former than the
I play board games and roleplaying games, or would like to, but
most of my partners in crime have left for less arid locales. I
used to hike, fish and camp, but I'd prefer to just sit on a roof
and stare at the sky quietly; it's less sweaty and I have access to
hot water and soap.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I wear a variety of bow ties.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A) The mysteries of Conan-Doyle, Chandler and Stout. British wits
in the vein of Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently more than Hitchhiker's)
and Terry Pratchett. Spy novels by John LeCarre and Eric Ambler.
Philosophical fantastics like Murakami and Jorge Luis Borges.
Specific works include A Confederacy of Dunces, Jonathan Strange
& Mr. Norrell, Apathy (and Other Small Victories), The Master
and Margarita, The Club Dumas, and A Canticle for Leibowitz.
B) The first shelf of my DVD rack: The Big Lebowski (and most Coen
endeavors), The Princess Bride, The Third Man, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, Zero Effect, Charade, Lawrence of Arabia, Butch
Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dr. Strangelove, In Bruges. I'm a
voracious movie-watcher, so I've probably seen your favorites as
C) My favorite band is Pink Martini. My favorite album is Van
Morrison's Moondance. I sing Sinatra and Martin at karaoke. I was
one of the Blues Brothers for Halloween.
D) I gravitate toward all-night diners, since I eat out constantly.
I have a theory that I would enjoy eating healthy, but so far my
only good quality in this regard is that I'm addicted to grapefruit
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Barring life's essentials:
Computer with internet, books, movies, like-minded confederates, a
sense of purpose and at least one area of competence.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The systems of human interaction.
Philosophy, ethics, economics and political science.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Testing the theory that booze can act as fuel for a creative mind.
I intend to be thorough (not Thoreau).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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In my youth, I set the vacuum cleaner on fire.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you find me amusing.
If you have a high tolerance for geekery.
If you're using me to get to my cat.
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