ulterior-motive

Comprehensive Guide For Identifying Characters' MBTI Types

- Firstly–and this is INCREDIBLY important–they are all intuitives. Do not question this.

- Your favorite character is DEFINITELY an INFJ because–

- The Smart Social Outcast is either an INTJ or INTP

- The Hugger is an ENFP obvi (or any character that shows enthusiasm for something)

- The Meanies/Baddies/aggressive wild animals are ENTJs

- The nice person that shows empathy at least once without ulterior motives is so ENFJ it hurts ^-^

- The Beauty with a Troubled Past is an INFP

- The obnoxious person is an ENTP

*all criteria are subject to change, depending on which type you personally identify with, and whether or not you like the character in question

Why do we all forget about this bit?

So in a lot of analyses of Guts and Griffiths relationship,or Griffith in general I’ve heard some people say that with the exception of Griffith diving in to save Guts during their first run-in with Zodd- all other actions of his can be tied into his pursuit of his dream or the serving of some self-centered motive.

And everyone is entitled to their own view of course, but then what about this-


in what way was he serving his dream by leaving in the middle of an important meeting and pissing off a sizeable number of his potential benefactors- simply because he wanted to check on Guts and Casca?

Is there a good reason? Is there an ulterior motive? Is there really?

What about-

Was he only mourning the loss of a powerful soldier he needed in order to complete his dream here? Was this anger and a tantrum thrown at loosing a powerful tool too?

Oh and this was an act to get Casca to fall more obsessively in love with him, Right? so that he could use her for his dream?

He’s obviously just playing her. This isn’t about trying to hide your pain to comfort someone else. No it’s fake.

Surely Fake.

FAKE.

there’s no other explanation for it surely.

The point I am trying to make here is that sometimes there are evil characters in fiction who masquerade as good until the BIG plot twist or climactic reveal.

Griffith is NOT one of these characters,

His complexity comes from his duality. From his ability to care, to feel , to be swayed by his affections and uncertainties. From his arrogance, his escapism, his vulnerability and coldness. The fact that all these aspects of him can coexist without eclipsing the other.

Maybe some people like to paint him as an unfeeling monster from the start to be able to better align their feelings about what he ultimately becomes.

However doing this is reducing the beauty of the writing of this character into a two dimensional trope and is a slight disrespect to the work of art that has been presented to us.

anonymous asked:

what about non-dubious lancelot, like, lotor isnt creepy and lance is cool with him

If Lotor is portrayed as a genuine ally with genuine romantic interest in a paladin (or, at least before he backstabs the team or reveals ulterior motives) I have no problem with it. (Assuming he’s also around the same age range)

There are other, more complex things about power structure to talk about, but that’s a subject for a whole other post.

I’m mostly just afraid of people treating Lotor like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, but then LIKING and encouraging Gaston.

anonymous asked:

Crystal has known Michael for years too. It's not like they only met when he was 20. She's probably known him since he was about 17 which is more creepy to be honest. It almost looks like she was waiting for the right time to come out and draw attention to herself. She's previously leeched off celebs closer to her age but her relationship w/ Michael just kind of gives off the "he's 20 now. I won't look bad for dating/associating myself w/ him" vibe. It just seems like she has ulterior motives...

ugh thats so gross ://

yet another post because i cant ever shut up: i want to make it ABUNDANTLY clear that i dont think fiddleford is a Good Guy. i think he’s like the epitome of chaotic neutral, almost like a mercenary, except instead of being paid he’s looking for friends and is willing to help anyone if he likes them even a little. in addition he’s a repeated criminal for destroying property and terrorizing neighborhoods and is almost definitely guilty of manslaughter so like… he’s not a Good Guy. hes loyal to his allies and doesnt try to backhand them but he doesnt really care what side his allies are on (i.e. building the gideonbot because he “has a good feeling about that kid”)

the concept of him being sly, or two-timing, or having ulterior motives or anything like that is so… exceedingly out of character because he’s just so blunt and forthcoming about everything. that’s not to say he cant keep a secret; he worked on a secret portal for a whole year and also established a secret society, but in both of those cases he did it for one purpose and made his purpose clear. the only case i can think of where he was trying to convince everyone of something that wasn’t true is the gobblewonker episode, and we all saw how well that went. he’s just… not a good liar, so when people didnt believe the stories he made up, he made them true so that he couldn’t be ignored. also if he just made a big robot and smashed around the town he’d get arrested and put in jail and then he’d be alone which is literally the opposite of what he wants. thats probably how he got away with all those other robots, too; he was piloting them remotely or just set them loose to cause chaos

nowadays he expresses his anger through aggressively killing weeds and pests with bioengineered herbicides and insecticides

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith
‘I Love You’: a man’s perspective

I haven’t made the rounds yet this morning, but already last night I’ve seen multiple posts that seem to want to either downgrade or erase the meaning behind Sherlock’s words to Molly Hooper. I find it insanely amusing, because had those words been to John Watson, people would be wetting themselves, but because it was for Molly, people are climbing all over themselves to again deny this character her actual fair due.

My husband, who watches Sherlock with me, had some very interesting perspectives on The Final Problem. He tends to read the show textually, without shipping or all the other nonsense we as fandom people get into.  I tend to trust what he says only because he has no ulterior motives, like zero. Even my own ship doesn’t really mean a damn thing to him. He knows I love it, but he’s not swayed by my reading or my desires at all.  

His reading of The Final Problem was that this was Eurus effectively unlocking the original Sherlock Holmes.  This was Sherlock’s sister, bringing him home, just as he was bringing her home.  To do that, she had to undo what she did when she took Victor Trevor away from him at that young age.  She took a little boy who was filled with bright, wonderful, hot emotion, and she made him lock that away.  She made him like her, and to my husband, it seemed like that was never what Eurus wanted.  

The scenes inside Sherrinford were about systematically making Sherlock face each single, major emotion that he’s refused to feel all these years: anger, fear, sadness, and above all…love.  And no, I don’t mean love for your best friend, that’s already been addressed, and that was already the easiest thing for Sherlock to unlock in himself. He basically did that in S1.  Sherlock loves John, his best friend, just like he loved Victor.  The parallels are spelled out for you in the clearest of ways.  

Sherlock’s locking away of his ‘sexuality’ was already broken open in S2 with Belgravia.  Irene Adler represented a part of Sherlock that really, really wanted out.  It was confusing as hell for him, as we saw, but he still managed to deal with it.  Sex is sex is sex.  It’s meaningful, and at the same time, can also be meaningless.  I personally never saw Irene as meaningless, far from it.  But I do think her special place in Sherlock’s “unlocking” was more physical than emotional.  Hence, we were reminded of this by the moan of her text tone. I personally think Sherlock’s sexuality is firmly unlocked at this point, no need to revisit it again and again.  Something that remained hidden though, very deep down, was Sherlock’s ability, willingness and understanding of a deeper love, and what that means.  This is where Eurus comes in.

The scene with the coffin was very carefully done, both by the writers and on the part of Eurus’ planning.  In fact, if you listen carefully to Eurus’ words, she states exactly why she did it: you lost, look what you did to her, look what you did to yourself, all those complicated, complex emotions, emotional context.  All of those things are things people feel when they love someone (romantic love, since I’m sure I need to spell it out for some viewers).  You feel elated, but you also feel scared.  You may also hate yourself because you probably feel the person you love deserves BETTER than you.  Should you act on it or let them go find someone better.  Do you have the strength to give up parts of yourself for them?  Do they have the strength to give up parts of themselves for you?  It’s scary as hell, y’all!!

 My hub says, to him, the first time Sherlock says ‘I love you’ to Molly Hooper, he didn’t mean it…or at least Sherlock thinks he didn’t mean it. Then, the second time, he did mean it, and he knows it.  That is why he smashed the coffin…that was perhaps the biggest emotion he’d locked away, and he was consumed and confused by it.  For a man who has spent decades pushing love away, it came roaring in within 3 minutes, and he couldn’t push it away. Eurus wouldn’t let him push it away, and more importantly, Molly Hooper wouldn’t let him push it away. That’s why she turned the tables on him and made him say it first.  She inadvertently helped Eurus, which I’m sure was her plan all along (if you believe she’s as much of a supernatural badass as she’s shown to be).

My husband’s purely textual reading of Sherlock’s smashing the coffin with ‘I love you’ on it is that he DID mean it, but he wasn’t sure what that meant to him, and it scares him, greatly.  He said that looked like a man who was pissed that he LOVES.  He spent his entire life working at not loving, and here he is, loving this woman, but now he isn’t sure what to do about it, because he’s not even sure what that really means.  He doesn’t understand it…yet.  Love like that is incredibly strong, true love I mean, not “Hey let’s bone” love.  He said that wasn’t the actions of a man who doesn’t really care.  He said, as a man, if I had to get a woman to say that and I didn’t really love her, I wouldn’t care as much.  I surely wouldn’t care enough to smash an entire coffin to bits with my bear hands.

Lastly, my husband said something I thought was incredibly interesting about how he reads Sherlock.  He said he thinks the reason Sherlock hasn’t really pursued any other relationships with women, not seriously that is, is that on some level he really knew he loved Molly, but that he felt HE wasn’t good enough for HER.  He thinks Sherlock, for all of his arrogance, actually doesn’t think he’s a good man.  He knows Molly Hooper deserves a good man, someone to love her exactly how he thinks she should be loved, and he’s terrified he ISNT that man, or he CANT be that man.  His rage at smashing that coffin was basically anger at himself, anger at himself for loving this woman who really deserves more.

So, from a man who views this show with as much pure text as possible, he thinks that “I Love You” was real, but he thinks Sherlock simply doesn’t know what to do with it, doesn’t know what it means.  He said love is the scariest thing, especially to someone who’s lived closed off.  He’s had an upbringing that, without going into details, was a bit devoid of emotional support from people he needed it from. That means that learning how to show love was incredibly, incredibly difficult for him.  Trust me, I’ve been here for the entire thing.  It took years for him to learn how to show it.  It took me years too…in fact I still have massive trouble with it. People who’ve lived not understanding how to love since young childhood…it takes us a very long time to learn how to do it.  

My husband and I are not the kind of people who go on romantic ballroom dancing dates and snuggle on the Tunnel of Love ride.  We’re just not those kind of people…but we do love each other very much.  We have our way of showing it that works for us. There’s no one else I’d rather trust my mind, body and soul to.  That was first built on friendship, then trust, then love.  For us, I think that’s kind of where Sherlock is starting to head.  We may not ever see that adventure, as that’s not what Sherlock’s story was about.  But, finding how to love, that was his story, and Molly Hooper is an irreplaceable part of that.  No one can deny that, not ever.

The Final Problem: Eurus’s crash therapy session

I’ve written one post talking about how my husband viewed the “I Love You” scene in The Final Problem.  I wanted to write some more, as we’ve discussed TFP in depth together.  We talk a lot about the media we consume because A) we’re nerds, and B) our views are usually quite different.  

It’s also nice to have a male perspective on things, as it sometimes can shed some light where my female brain just bumbles around in the dark and stubs it’s toe on the Feels Dresser.  My husband views things very textually, but he is also fantastic at thinking about stuff on a meta level.  It’s nice because he has no ulterior motives either, no shipper goggles or anything.  I’m going to write a bit about his theories about TFP and what it all meant in his eyes.  I’ll add my own views as well, for comparison.  This is going to be a long af post, so strap in!

(Disclaimer: this post may contain more shippy talk than you want, because I am a major Sherlolly/Molly Hooper lover, but you can also disregard my feelings and read for the hell of it.)

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SCORPIO - Deep Inside

Scorpio is the most misunderstood of all astrology signs. They are all about intensity and contradictions. They like to be aware of a situation and always know what’s going on, figuring this out with their probing mind, on the other hand, they are interested in the occult, the paranormal, conspiracy theories and other types of similar unknown mysteries. They are very capable of hiding their true feelings and motivations, they often have ulterior motives or a hidden agenda.
Scorpios are all about control, they need to be in control at all times. To be out of control is very threatening, even dangerous to the Scorpio’s psyche, when they control, they feel safe.
Scorpios are very emotional, their emotions are intensified, both good emotions and bad. Negative emotions of jealousy and resentment are hallmarks of this turbulent astrology sign. On the other side, Scorpios are well known for their forceful and powerful drive to succeed and their amazing dedication. Scorpios are constantly trying to understand their emotions through finding a deeper purpose in life.
Scorpios are very intuitive, but not as in a psychic sense, more as intuitive into the human mind, they have a great understanding of the mystery and the power of the human mind.
Scorpios have a fear of failure which they keep hidden extremely well, should their confrontation not be successful, or their career fail, they will simply use their adaptive skill to quickly move and leave the bad experience behind. Do not ever expect them to fess up or share their tale with anyone however because this shows signs of weakness and Scorpio always wins, they are always the self-proclaimed best! One of the reasons they seem like they always accomplish their goals is because they set tangible short-term goals that they know they can accomplish, they know what they are capable of and this is what they go for.
Scorpios are very weary about trusting anyone, a person needs to gain their trust and this gets built up over time and once all the ‘trust tests’ have been passed, Scorpio loves deeply and intensely. Underneath the cool exterior, energies and emotions are constantly flowing but the Scorpio deals with this are channelling this into useful activities, hobbies, relationships or a career. This is never apparent to the outside observer but knowing this fact explains why Scorpios are so passionate about whatever it is that they are undertaking. Scorpios have powerful instincts and they trust their own gut feeling which is another reason why a Scorpio seldom fails.
The ongoing lesson in life for those born under the Scorpio zodiac signs, is to channel their powerful energy into positive goals and not succumbing to the darker forces in life such as manipulation and greed, they will then have great success in their life and have a clean, happy conscience and a circle of friends they can trust and hold dear to them.

Dude

I just realized something regarding the code. They grew up. Frisk & Chara. In the comic so far, Frisk still looks the same. He & Chara. They did something, something to make sure they never lose their friends. @jakei95 I don’t know if I’m correct in this. Chara has an ulterior motive for what he’s doing. It’s just a hunch, but I might be close to something here.

jesus why is it so hard for men to realize that it’s literally SO easy to keep me happy by occasionally acknowledging my existence as their girlfriend on social media

I love the idea of Adam complimenting people without any ulterior motive. So many people use compliments and flattery to get their way, but not Adam. He’ll ask Ronan if he’s told him how pretty Ronan’s eyes are, or he’ll tell Gansey his new shirt looks great on him, or that Blue’s latest experiment is truly inspired, and he means every single thing. His compliments, as he likes to say, are not meant to cost anything. They come with being Adam Parrish’s friend.