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October 26th, 2016

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02:57 am - Soundtrack for TV I like + Interesting Insight Into My Stress Reactions
My partners and I watched the most recent episode of Lucifer tonight, which was intense and (as is typical of the show) quite good. Just before the climax, there was an interlude with Lucifer brooding in a ruined church, which has James Vincent McMurrow's We Don't Eat as the soundtrack. This is the second show I have watched that used that song in an interlude, the first being The Vampire Diaries, back in Season 3, when it was still moderately well done fun fluff, before it simultaneously got increasingly bad and increasingly grim. Both scenes were about brothers and were well done, but were otherwise quite different. The Vampire Diaries episode was also where I discovered James Vincent McMurrow's music (that show was quite good for finding new music that I like). In any case, I am left to conclude that this song is generally a good fit for TV that I enjoy.

[personal profile] teaotter also showed Alice & I an interesting site that listed common stress reactions for the different Myers-Briggs types. I'm well aware that the Myers-Briggs categories are (at best) only slightly more scientific and reliable than astrology, but I do occasionally find features of use in them, and this was one of them. According to both tests and the descriptions, I'm very clearly an ENFP and it listed ENFP stress reactions as:
ENFPs tend to overextend themselves, and procrastinate, which is often a source of stress as it complicates their lives. When they become stressed, their naturally charming natures become more irritable and over-sensitive. When stressed, ENFPs feel alienated and engage in deceptions to obscure what is occurring within themselves. They will feel that they are losing control over their own independent identities and feel conflicted by intruding circumstances. During continued stress, they may fall into the grip of their inferior function, introverted sensing. When this happens, they become obsessive and depressed. They will become hyper-aware of minor bodily sensations or abnormalities and interpret them as a sign of a serious illness. They may have a hard time communicating clearly, and feel numb and frozen inside. Their thinking may become cloudy and convoluted. They will feel that there are no possibilities or ways out. They may feel overwhelmed, out of control, unable to sort out priorities, and thus become inflexible. Some become obsessive about record keeping, cleaning, or other household tasks.
(especially common ones for me bolded) it's remarkably spot on, and I decided to read all 16, and the only other one that also applied turned out to be ENTP, which is quite close to mine. Not earthshaking, but definitely useful and interesting.

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Date:October 26th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
I think whomever is doing the music for Lucifer is brilliant, because at times its subtle, but, the songs all point to The Devil or the Darkness in us...
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Date:October 28th, 2016 12:06 am (UTC)
i love their soundtrack soooo much. they should release it!
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Date:October 27th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
I'm unconvinced by criticism of MBTI. I mean, I see it as summing up a handful of personality traits, as determined by asking questions relevant to those traits. Are two INTPs alike in every way? No. Do they reliably have some stuff in common? Yes, in a way that's not true of two Leos.
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Date:October 30th, 2016 07:06 am (UTC)
I do this all the time under stress:

When this happens, the ENFJ may uncharacteristically lash out at others, obsess over their mistakes, lack of competence and flaws. Eventually, these criticisms will turn inward and the ENFJ will withdraw from others to self-criticize. He or she may become obsessive about  analyzing irrelevant data to find some ultimate truth or reason for their stress.

However, I love doing mundane, repetitive tasks. It's soothing to the point of addiction.

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