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Ingeniously Problematic™

Ingeniously Problematic™ behaviour is on display when it is clearly known what the desired outcome is, yet an assertion is made that may not be untruthful, is likely to be ambiguous and the author can use it to advantage. It is designed to give the recipient hope; reality may be 'bugger off' or (mis)leading you into taking up some sort of offer. It often involves blatant hypocrisy. It may be used when defending yourself on some sort of charge - whether it be in court or your mother has accused you of something and you do not want to admit to it.
Ingeniously Problematic™ behaviour is not lying, but it is close to the line. The Ingeniously Problematic™ folk tend to be in the High D quadrant, but not always. Sometimes you have to look as to who gave instructions to whom.
Nevertheless, it is sometimes a good tactic to use this technique when trying to extricate yourself from a problem.

Here is an example: In his Supreme Court defamation trial, in which he is the accused, the radio host Alan Jones was asked about accusing the defendants of corruption regarding the building of an airport at Toowoomba. Jones said: "Not corruption, corruption of process". This fits the definition and also fits the Hypocrisy Gauge of an Inspirational.

Here are the Hypocrisy Gauges for all, anger and what sets off anger!

Observing people when they are spiteful out can be handy when picking someone's pattern.

Conducted and Composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 2 June, 2018

1 - Director - ESTJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: “I get more ess, aitch, one, tee done than anybody.” Actually intimidates Specialist and Practitioner types to do the majority of their grunt work. (Same as the Developer).

When annoyed or angry: Will bluntly state whatever is making them upset.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: The most volatile. Little details being out of place, carelessness.


2 - Developer - ENTJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: “I get more ess, aitch, one, tee done than anybody.” Actually intimidates Specialist and Practitioner types to do the majority of their grunt work. (Same as the Director).

When annoyed or angry: Cold, calculated, concise statement of icy fury.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Will not 'go off' if unnecessary. Others trying to undermine, inefficiency.


3 - Results - ESTP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Can dish it out but cannot take it well coming back the other way.

When annoyed or angry: Fighting, doing a work out.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Do it in the moment. Boredom, being confined.


4 - Inspirational - ENTP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Takes logical shortcuts to jump to conclusions without checking facts.

When annoyed or angry: Calculated and witty insults hurled at the other person.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Gets annoyed very easily and tends to show this. Closed-minded/illogical thought, ignorance.


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5 - Persuader - ENFJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: Almost always running a secret agenda. (Same as the Appraiser).

When annoyed or angry: Explode with rage, either criticizing those around them harshly or reacting physically - more likely to punch a wall than another person.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Will talk over with a good friend first. Being taken advantage of/not appreciated, injustice.


6 - Appraiser - ESFJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: Almost always running a secret agenda. (Same as the Persuader).

When annoyed or angry: Blunt or overly critical. Will hold grudges.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Will express feelings readily, then move on. Not being appreciated, the upsetting of deeply held values.


7 - Promoter - ENFP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Constantly encouraging others to stretch, when they themselves have areas they stubbornly refuse to change.

When annoyed or angry: Drop the relationship or blow up and later apologize to the person.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Wants to maintain harmony. Criticism, being controlled or held to account.


8 - Counselor - ESFP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Pretty much on the level. (Same as the Specialist).

When annoyed or angry: Cry, yell or throw a fit, although will get over it quickly.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Hesitate if in fun environment. Being controlled/having freedom to have fun taken away, criticism.


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9 - Specialist - ISFP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Pretty much on the level. (Same as the Counselor).

When annoyed or angry: Use of body language, becoming distant, pouting, or other nonverbal cues.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Internalise anger. Other people stepping on emotions, limitations of freedom.


10 - Investigator - INFJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: Whinges about the difficulties of extreme empathy. In reality, a bit smug while spending perhaps 10% of their time actually engaging people.

When annoyed or angry: Will bring up each and every one of your flaws, weaknesses and vulnerabilities and use them to systematically and psychologically bring you down. Often repeats this tactless nagging in future outbursts.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Hard to get angry but when you hurt them emotionally, insulting a deeply held belief.


11 - Agent - INFP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Extremely tolerant…until they aren’t anymore. Then, they’ll violate every value they have to make their point.

When annoyed or angry: Keep feelings to themselves, showing only small signs of passive aggressiveness. Will blow up once in a while.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Once a year event. Injustice, hypocrisy.


12 - Achiever - ISTP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Scoffs at everyone else’s superstitious biases while blind to their own.

When annoyed or angry: Cursing, insulting the other person, or expressing their emotions physically - fighting, punching something.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Generally self controlled. People trying to annoy/upset them, lack of time alone.


13 - Practitioner - ISFJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: Expecting others to be reliable/predictable while excusing their own occasional decision that was not expected.

When annoyed or angry: Bottle up their frustration. Light hearted but frustrated comments that get the point across without burning bridges.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Lets out anger slowly. Not being acknowledged, someone they are close to being hurt.


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14 - Objective Thinker - ISTJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: What you see is what you get, pretty much.

When annoyed or angry: Makes snarky comments and show their anger passively or may approach the person directly and pragmatically.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Difficult to get upset and even more difficult to show it. Stress, disrespecting hierarchy.


15 - Perfectionist - INTP

Hypocrisy Gauge: Cannot handle other people’s emotions because they’re secretly preoccupied with finding their own.

When annoyed or angry: Use sharp insults to hurt the other person.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Will try to control by rational control or retreating. Persistently being bugged about something, inefficiency.


16 - Enhancer - INTJ

Hypocrisy Gauge: Projects aura of extreme depth and decisiveness. Secretly an obsessive enthusiastic fan of someone or something.

When annoyed or angry: Will tell you all about how so and so is being extremely stupid. Tend to either hide these sentiments, express them through passive aggressiveness, or only tell those closest to them. When really mad, will either explode with rage or channel their anger into an icy cold fury.

Fuse length and what sets off anger: Easy to get annoyed. Inefficiency, others flaking on plans.


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