INTPs, like me, tend to just share information. Hard data. The only “coloring” we give the information, the only “story” we create around the facts is usually self-deprecating and only deployed internally. If you aren’t an INTP though, the straightforward pragmatism of exclusively dealing in facts is a practice in and of itself. Embellishing and coloring the “stories” we share is part of our deep humanity, but not everyone is looking to be entertained by story. Some people just want the facts.
We all get into story and the non-facts, but the practice is to not be influenced, controlled, or over-identified with the “story”. Fact is non-personal, and story is ultra-personal.
In this month’s exploration of pragmatism in Stoic practice, we are reprogramming ourselves to not act and react to the story, but instead to the facts… not assumptions, not track records, but the facts in the moment.
Don’t add to it or take away from it… sort of like the perfect Ikebana, or bonsai tree.
(See y’all tomorrow)