Resurrecting a dead thread. Bwahaha.
Rationals are depicted as “evil” for many reasons, here’s two:
- We aren’t feelers. An example of how this gets misinterpreted is my reaction to those lame poverty commercials on TV. You see the starving kids in Africa, and someone suggests that you send them money to fix the problem. I immediately point out the stupidity of this. Feelers assume this is because I don’t care about the plight of the poor, but that’s not entirely accurate.
I see a larger problem, the corrupt governments that riddle the continent and funnel money away from productive uses, allowing entire economies to languish in poverty. And, realizing that sending $10 to some charity won’t fix the problem (and may actually encourage it), point out that it is useless. That’s a typically Rational way of looking at things, but it “feels” wrong and heartless to a Feeler or even a Senser.
- We tend to be individualists (and Rationals are relatively rare among the population). That is to say, we prefer leadership roles or solitary roles. More sociable types inherently distrust this. Think of most Hollywood villains: You have Mad Scientists (ENTP), Evil Overlords (ENTJ), Lone Assassins (INTJ) and Insane Eggheads who destroy by accident (INTP). Think Dr. Frankenstein (ENTP), The Emperor in Star Wars (ENTJ), Sarah Connor in Terminator 2 (INTJ, even though she’s not a villain she’s still ‘scary’ to the feelers), and Dr. Octavius in the recent Spiderman movie (INTP).
The fact that villains tend to always be Rationals certainly doesn’t help our reputation much .