a rational conversation

INTP: type questioning
  • INTP: *has a feeling*
  • INTP: fU CK MAYBE I’M NOT AN INTP???? MAYBE I’M AN INFP oh shit what if i’m an entp i liked being social that one time maybe i’m an enfp?!!1? gotta retake the tests and read over all the functions and recheck oh god what am i
  • INTP: wait but don’t intps question their type a lot? and isn't it just another sign that they’re an intp?
  • INTP:
  • INTP: oh whatever i have to check and make sure i can't be wrong about this
Characteristics of the Narcissist.

These characteristics apply to males and females

1. Self-centered. His/Her needs are paramount.

2. No remorse for mistakes or misdeeds.

3. Unreliable, undependable.

4. Does not care about the consequences of their actions.

5. Projects faults on to others. High blaming behavior; never their fault.

6. Little if any conscience.

7. Insensitive to needs and feelings of others.

8. Has a good front (persona) to impress and exploit others.

9. Low stress tolerance. Easy to anger and rage.

10. People are to be manipulated for their needs.

11. Rationalizes easily. Twists conversation to their gain at other’s expense.  If trapped, keeps talking, changes the subject or gets angry.

12. Pathological lying.

13. Tremendous need to control situations, conversations, others.

14. No real values. Mostly situational.

15. Often perceived as caring and understanding and uses this to manipulate.

16. Angry, mercurial, moods.

17. Uses sex to control

18. Does not share ideas, feelings, emotions.

19. Conversation controller. Must have the first and last word.

20. Is very slow to forgive others. Hangs onto resentment.

21. Secret life. Hides money, friends, activities.

22. Likes annoying others. Likes to create chaos and disrupt for no reason.

23. Moody – switches from nice guy to anger without much provocation.

24. Repeatedly fails to honor financial obligations.

25. Seldom expresses appreciation.

26. Grandiose. Convinced he/she knows more than others and is correct in all he/she does.

27. Lacks ability to see how he/she comes across to others.  Defensive when confronted with his behavior.  Never his/her fault.

28. Can get emotional, tearful. This is about show or frustration rather than sorrow.

29. He/She breaks woman’s or men’s spirits to keep them dependent.

30. Needs threats, intimidations to keep others close to him.

31. Sabotages partner. Wants him/her to be happy only through him/her and to have few or no outside interests and acquaintances.

32. Highly contradictory.

33. Convincing.  Must convince people to side with him/her.

34. Hides his/her real self.  Always “on”

35. Kind only if he/she gets from you what they want.

36. He/She has to be right. He/She has to win. He/She has to look good.

37. He/She announces, not discusses. He/She tells, not asks.

38. Does not discuss openly, has a hidden agenda.

39. Controls money of others but spends freely on himself.

40. Unilateral condition of, “I’m OK and justified so I don’t need to hear your position or ideas”

41. Always feels misunderstood.

42. You feel miserable with this person. This person drains you.

43. Does not listen because they do not care.

44. Their feelings are discussed, not the partners.

45. Is not interested in problem-solving.

46. Very good at reading people, so they can manipulate them.  Sometimes called gaslighting.

weeds them out
  • (class is talking about drugs)
  • INTJ: fun fact portugal decriminalized drug use in the early 2000s under the philosophy that it's more humane to hospitalize someone than to put them in prison
  • ISTP: I agree with that logic
  • INTJ: yeah it weeds out the stupid people
  • INTP: *points at INTJ* WEEDS them out
  • INTJ: OH *points back*
  • INTP: OH
  • Both: *point at each other*
NT vs SF
  • Entp: SFs have such a wonderful personality! I wish I could be one of them!
  • Intp: *laughing silently in the corner*
  • Intj: *poker face*
  • Entj: *coughing*
  • SF: omg Entp! Thank you so much! *walking away happily*
  • Intj: Sarcasm?
  • Entp: oh yeah
  • Entj: *laughing* useless cakemakers
  • Intp: Still laughing in the corner
oxymoron connection
  • ENTP is looking at INTJ's book
  • ENTP: "being and nothingness"
  • ENTP: that's like
  • ENTP: an oxymoron connection
  • ENTP: that's a new literary term, oxymoron connection
  • ENTP: it's when you take two really different things and show a connection between them
  • INTJ: that's called juxtaposition
  • ENTP: whatever

Studying abroad has taught me so much about astrology

Like my little brother here, who is 7 and has both a Leo moon and a Virgo sun. He is exuberant, temperamental, and loud with personality. He is a stickler for rules, except when he is losing or doesn’t get what he wants. Both upset him greatly. He likes to help me, like with Spanish or with my homework. He makes up rules when he is losing games to ensure that he wins.

Or a boy who is in many of the same groups as I am- he is an Aquarius with a cancer moon. He is independent, quiet, sensitive, but rational. We have many conversations about ideals; he tells me he is a very logical person and that is why he would like to become a vegetarian. He loves children and hopes to work with them in primary care, because he is premed.

And then there is my friend who is transgender, a Capricorn with a Pisces moon. They like books and are smart, they are always the first to post information about complex trips or historical context of this country. They have an innate sensitivity, but are largely sarcastic.

There is a Sagittarius with a Leo moon here. She is very loud, and sometimes unintentionally insensitive. She wants what is best for everyone and holds a high standard of ethics, but ultimately becomes caty when she is not perceived as correct or wholly wonderful. I looked at her one day and thought that she must have a Scorpio Venus, because she has this underlying intrigue and obsession with love and what she values. I was right.

My last example is a Taurus with an Aries moon and a Gemini venus. She is down to earth, very personable, but has an air of innocence. It is hard not to like her, and she is incredibly fun. We put on “plays” in a class and everyone cracked up with inexhaustible laughter at her- she is a lowkey pistol.

  • INTJ: FUN FACT the mona lisa is actually a guy
  • INTP: oh?
  • INTJ: it was da vinci's apprentice. he's known to be the model for the painting saint john the baptist, which has the exact same face and expression as the mona lisa, so historians are confident that it's him
  • INTJ: I can't remember his name, though. something with an "s"
  • INTP: ass
  • INTJ: no no like it starts with an "s"
  • INTP: no I just wanted to say "ass"
  • INTJ: oh. fair enough
so my brother sometimes talks in his sleep and he'll have a completely rational conversation until like the last few sentences and this just happened
  • brother: hey what's your sign
  • me: what are you talking about
  • brother: like what's your sign like a star sign or whatever
  • me:
  • brother: i know what mine is
  • me: okay
  • brother: stop
  • me: ?
  • brother: my sign is a stop sign
  • brother: because i need to stop
Kiss and Make Up: Gemini

How Gemini and Aries make up: With jokes or maybe even a “wait, we were fighting?”.

How Gemini and Taurus make up: Gemini talks things out and/or Taurus gives Gemini extra praise and attention.

How two Geminis make up: With a rational conversation that will last hours.

How Gemini and Cancer make up: One or both says sorry and they act pleasantly to each other.

How Gemini and Leo make up: With inside jokes or catching up on old times.

How Gemini and Virgo make up: A long talk about the past, present, and future.

How Gemini and Libra make up: One or both finally admits they messed up and they join forces once again.

How Gemini and Scorpio make up: Gemini bends and Scorpio buries the issue.

How Gemini and Sagittarius make up: One of them asks “do you want to hang out” and the other says “yes”.

How Gemini and Capricorn make up: With promises and compromise.

How Gemini and Aquarius make up: Call out on each others issue, talk it through unexpectedly, and then go on with life.

How Gemini and Pisces make up: Once emotions are truly shared they can start to heal/make up.

Another missive from the Prompt Mines! @ lunacyandlovliness wants a things you said when we were the happiest we ever were ficlet.  Which I’m cheating on a little bit because LBR, we all know the happiest Hannibal ever was, was “it’s beautiful,” and we already know there’s no more dialogue there because Will, baby, precious darling puppy, you gotta work on less drastic problem-solving impulses of reasons.  Let’s just say this is probably the next time after that when they’re both really happy at the same time, okay?

Also posted on AO3.

It’s not exactly an introductory kiss, but then they’re a bit past introductions at this point.

It takes Hannibal’s brain a few moments to catch up to the rest of him. His brain still thinks Will is across the small table in their dingy motel room having a very calm and rational conversation about their next steps.  Meanwhile his mouth is suddenly very aware that Will brushed his teeth recently enough that his lips are faintly minty, and his torso is sending up a jagged flare of pain where Will bumped into his slowly-healing gut wound in all but leaping into Hannibal’s lap, and as for said lap, well. It’s possible that some of the reason Hannibal’s brain hasn’t quite caught up is that most of its blood supply is migrating south at the moment.

Hannibal thinks maybe when he parts his lips it’s to breathe or to say “What is this?” or maybe just to say Will’s name, but apparently Will takes it as an invitation because his tongue runs neatly along the edge of Hannibal’s lower lip as if it’s right at home there.  As if it’s not so much exploring for the first time, as revisiting a path well-worn in imagination, if not in fact.

Then Will’s tongue slips on in and makes itself at home in Hannibal’s mouth, and Hannibal stops caring what this is, because whatever it is, he wants to live and die in this moment where it’s happening.  

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The Single Most Rational Conversation I Have Had In This Election Cycle

[7 AM. A lone and attractive blogger, SADY DOYLE, approaches her polling place, an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. There are CHILDREN sitting on the steps outside. One of them is a VERY RATIONAL LITTLE GIRL.] 

LITTLE GIRL: Hey! Are you a teacher? 

SADY: Me? 


SADY: No, I’m just here to vote. 

LITTLE GIRL: Oh, ok. Vote for Bernie! 

SADY: Well, no thank you. But thank you for asking me. 

LITTLE GIRL (vastly offended): Ewwwwwwww. Don’t vote for Trump! 

SADY: Oh, no way! I wouldn’t do that. I’m going to vote for Clinton.


[A tense pause. The LITTLE GIRL considers her response.]

LITTLE GIRL (vehemently): GOOD!!!!!!

[Some time passes, perhaps in a dissolve. The attractive and charismatic blogger SADY DOYLE leaves her polling place.]

LITTLE GIRL: Hey! I hope Clinton wins! 

VARIOUS CHILDREN: Trump suuuuuuuuucks! Trump! BOOOOOO! Don’t vote for Trump! Trump suuuuucks! 

SADY: Trump does suck. Trump is the worst. 

[There is a faint murmur and moment of shock, reflecting the fact that AN ADULT who looks like A TEACHER has said A BAD WORD. SADY leaves her polling place, hearing the angelic sounds of innocent children’s voices now resolving into a chant.]


Rations and Vague Conversations

Carbel punched in the code, rations for two in hand, and street clothes on. Regardless of whatever protocols stated on the matter, no one was going to touch her.

She was the only one who’d go near him.

She entered, sitting across from him, and pushing his rations towards him. “You’re gonna eat.” She stared plainly. “You have to at some point, and I know they taste like shit, but you’ve gotta try.”

It’s funny, since "Women Who Rock" has become such a trite thing, but those bands and what they were doing as performers and musicians were definitely a big deal. Without them, I wonder if we’d mainly be looking at 1990s alt rock as just sad boys who had a thing for 1970s hard rock.


Women were crucial members of 1990s alt-rock. Are we giving those musicians enough credit today?

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