Ben Shapiro, Te-leads & Ti Discussion Mar 6, 2018 10:00:36 GMT -5 by chuck
Post by chuck on Mar 6, 2018 10:00:36 GMT -5
Yet this is his weapon of choice. What makes him so famous is his ability to constantly show how the premises of other arguments lead to absurdity. That's his trademark tactic.
Te users feel unsettled when people won't settle on clear premises. If you want to rattle Ben Shapiro in a debate, just do what Piers did and ask him about tyranny or what defines a 'good' person.
Shapiro (fictional): You don't know what tyranny is? Tyranny is when a government oppresses its people. You don't know what defines a "responsible" person? Neither do I. That's why we should use more psychological screening to determine that on a case by case basis.
How would a Ti user respond to that, do you think?
A biological boy is someone born with male appendages + x and y chromosomes. I think we can all agree on that. There is zero reason to debate this.
A Ti response to your statement would be "What is a biological boy?"
The response would be, "That doesn't matter. What matters is what the person thinks they are." Shapiro's response would be, "So if I think I'm 12 years old, I'm all of a sudden 12 years old?"
So as you see, this line of thinking that you call Ti is utterly useless.
Yet Ben Shapiro is extremely comfortable debating premises. That's what makes him famous. He takes the premises of other people and shows how they are ridiculous.
a Ti user wants to get to the bottom of every premise and definition, kind of going in reverse (à la reductionism), while a Te user wants to land on a workable conclusion
BOTH thinking functions work to land on a workable conclusion. If that's not the case, then Ti would be utterly and completely useless to anything.
Why? Because literally EVERYONE agrees with that premise.
Ben Shapiro doesn't want to spend very long discussing premises; he quickly makes statements like "Only good people should have access to guns".
I fact, if you look at my debate style above, it is extremely similar to Shapiro's.
Your argument sounds very Te to me
And yet I am a verified Fe-Ti user.