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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. Maarten (ENTJ)