Re: Personality type and conlangers
|From:||Maarten van Beek <dungeonmaster@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:40|
> Van: Stephen DeGrace
> Onderwerp: Re: Personality type and conlangers
> - I expect that you get very few _really_ extreme
> introverts or extreme extroverts. Introverts need
> access to the extroverted side and interest in people
> and their doings to go about something like this, but
> more than that, it's just a hunch I have. I'm on more
> solid ground wiuth the extroverts, conlanging is a
> solitary activity requiring concentration for good
> chunks of it, so an extrovert would need strong access
> to their introverted side.
Well, maybe different people have different ways of conlanging. I am 78%
extraverted, but conlanging for me is not a solitary activity requiring
concentration. I won't go as far as to say it is a social happening, but
most of my actual conlanging, I do in company. I get ideas and inspiration
from things people say, from discussions I have, usually about fantasy
related stuff, or from things I see and read (hmmm, this is weird, since I
am a clear 67% J, and not a P).
> - I don't know what to make of J/P in all of this, but
> I have a feeling that J may be a loglangy-predisposing
> factor ("we need a language with RULES dammit!! What
> IS this crap our natural language tries to feed us!?"
> <G>) and P an artlangy predisposing factor ("oooh,
> pretty!" <g>), so that in this prediction, Thinking
> Judgers would be the most loglangy and Feeling
> Perceivers the most artlangy.
I am T/F neutral, but clearly a J, and I have no interest whatsoever in
loglangs. I have very definite ideas about how my languages are to turn out.
I have a clear mental picture of what e.g an elven language or dwarven
tongue should sound like.