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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Are you close-minded or open-minded?
    #4302519 - 06/16/05 04:28 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Do you find yourself stereotyping other people and other groups? Do you find yourself blindly transposing your personal biases and belief systems upon every circumstance and argument that you are exposed to?

I'll be honest. My answer to both of those questions is "Yes". I am close-minded at times.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4302524 - 06/16/05 04:30 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I am so open-minded that I can stereotype a group of people and be right on target.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4303128 - 06/16/05 12:20 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I like to consider myself to be open minded, but I know that I do have personal bias towards certain ways of thinking. (Mostly towards those that are close minded oddly enough)


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: Rono]
    #4303240 - 06/16/05 12:50 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Well, I understand the view of fundamentalist christians, but I also despise it.
What does that make me?


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: Grav]
    #4303267 - 06/16/05 12:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I'm so open minded my brains falled out......


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #4303300 - 06/16/05 01:06 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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rogue_pixie said:
I'm so open minded my brains falled out......




At least you didn't eat shit.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4303307 - 06/16/05 01:07 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Your mouths full of it anyway, you should be used to it by now! :lol:


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4303320 - 06/16/05 01:11 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I think I'm still pretty open minded.

One thing that I'm becoming increasingly 'close minded' about is gender. Reading about evolutionary biology has always been a pet habit of mine. In the past 6 months, I've finally been able to polish off a number of books. One of the key ones for me was The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller (I don't want to go off on a tangent, but if you have any interest in evolutionary psychology, read this book! His theory might be the most innovative scientific thought in the last 20 years). Also, Chimpanzee Cultures by Richard Wrangham. Learning about all this has convinced me that humans are much more primitive than we like to think. Especially when it comes to gender specific behavior. Everyone I know, including my poor girlfriend, just views it as me becoming a total sexist chauvinist.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #4303330 - 06/16/05 01:13 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

It's impossible not to be biased somehow. It just seems like human nature. I always react poorly to people stereotyping me, so I've become stereotypical of those people too. GOGOGADGET HYPOCRACY! Concepts like gay marriage are a serious issue to me, and I have a general idea of what people are like when they are against gay marriage and such.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #4303331 - 06/16/05 01:13 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

rogue_pixie said:
Your mouths full of it anyway, you should be used to it by now! :lol:




Ouch.  That's it....no more overt flirting or compliments directed towards you.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4303360 - 06/16/05 01:21 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

RandalFlagg said:
Quote:

rogue_pixie said:
Your mouths full of it anyway, you should be used to it by now! :lol:




Ouch.  That's it....no more overt flirting or compliments directed towards you.




:frown:


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: WanderingStudent]
    #4303465 - 06/16/05 01:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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It's impossible not to be biased somehow.




esp when ppl around you are calling you all kinds of names...sooner or later you have to call them names back...


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: Annapurna1]
    #4303984 - 06/16/05 04:20 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Annapurna1 said:esp when ppl around you are calling you all kinds of names...sooner or later you have to call them names back...


You do? :crazy:  I dont.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4304324 - 06/16/05 05:37 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

RandalFlagg said:
I'll be honest. My answer to both of those questions is "Yes". I am close-minded at times.




Me too.


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Re: Are you close-minded or open-minded? [Re: Redstorm]
    #4304544 - 06/16/05 06:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I can't make up my mind about this :crazy:


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