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What do you believe produces rigid people ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Mar 18, 2008.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    What do you believe produces rigid people ? From what I have been able to gather I believe it has alot to do with an aggresive need for someone to control the reality around them at the same time having an absoultley defined truth in which to live. I would have to say the most rigid people I have met were produced my the institution I formerly " Served" in.
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Mostly inflexible beliefs. However, maybe you can confirm this, but I suspect being a mod of TB OT for too long could probably do it to ya too! :D
  3. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Rigid Parents
  4. Extremes. I believe living in an environment of extremes breeds only more extremes. They may identicle or opposite, but they will always be extreme.
  5. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK

    Rigid, Fistup, Bottom, get out!


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Well I think being a Moderator pushes your sense of hummor in ways you never imagined. ;)
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Brain structure. Wasn't there a study about the differences in brain function between liberals and conservatives? This is not to politicize, but just to suggest that brain function and behavioral traits are linked. It would also explain the "rigid parents" effect.
  8. Viagra?? :bag:
  9. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
  10. Much rigidity is created by fear of the unknown. I think the more confident people are, the more willing they are to be flexible in their approach to things.

    However, people can also be taught to see the world in black and white, right or wrong, etc. That's a learned approach.
  11. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Rigid people? Riga mortis.

    Thats why I plan on dying spread eagle.
  12. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    You start to realize Jung had it VERY close to being right with his personality assessments.

    I think you will find many of these people around the INTJ/ISTJ realm. I think closer to ISTJ.
  13. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON

    I think it could be any number of things... upbringing, experience, environment. I know it's a combination of those things in my case. I believe in EVERYONE giving all they have, no matter what the situation. No one slacks, everyone pitches in, and the results are always more satisfying that way, for me. It's an exacting tendency to constantly strive to get things right the first time around. Unfortunately, I find myself pushing that on others, which is a rather negative quality I'm trying to supress. I'm way too hard on people for their own good.

    Wow... thanks for that momentary lapse into introspection, MM.
  14. ahahaha, you dog you.
  15. doctorjazz


    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    Rigor mortis.

    Damn it, someone beat me to it. Either way, I'm an INTJ and I guess I can vouch for seeing things according to a very strict set of rules.
  16. How do you explain an individual's transition from Liberal to Conservative and vice versa?
  17. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Titanium rod down the ol' spinal column.

    Fear of the unknown.
  18. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    their environment
  19. phat daddy

    phat daddy

    Jun 16, 2006
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Fear of the unknown definately, but I also believe it can be caused by severe emotional trauma, you know, good old pain and suffering.
  20. +1

    beat me to it:D

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