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Andre Sampaio

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References3 Negative
  • Fluent in Portuguese; learning English, Italian, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • No occupation listed
  • Economics
  • From Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Drink every brand of beer from all around the world while meeting new friends :)

ABOUT ME

I made a psicological test that defined me as Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging. Read the conclusion on text bellow: --------------------------------------

To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be "slacking," including superiors, will lose their respect -- and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-) This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete'. Instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.

PHILOSOPHY

I like to travel and to put myself in circumstances that demand new approaches. I'm curious about life and to travel gives me the opportunity to satisfy this curiosity.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I run www.wikirio.com.br, a non-profit website dedicated to spread free useful information about Rio de Janeiro. It uses the same engine present on wikipedia, wich means that WikiRio is written collaboratively by anonymous Internet volunteers.

WikiRio differs from paper-based reference sources and other websites because information is continually being created and updated, with articles appearing within minutes, rather than months or years. As the article becomes older, it grows and get more comprehensive and balanced.

I hope that my effort on this project benefit not only Couchsurfers, but many people around the world. Indeed it is already been used over one-hundred diferent countries!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

When I travel I use to stay at hostels because it's easier to make new friends compared to a boring lonely hotel room. Couchsurfing is a great alternative too!

Interests

I love to travel and make new friends.

visited 32 states (14.2%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android

Music, Movies & Books

I don't watch many movies but I read a lot. Lately I've been reading more biography and history books.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I use to visit some weird places (like places tourist must avoid) and, fortunatelly, nothing bad never happened to me. I know it may be dangerous but the truth is that I'm very curious and I can't help it. I need to go to the very spot and see it with my own eyes.

Teach, Learn, Share

When I travel to a destiny that I know nothing about, I go to the nearest souvenir shop and take a look at the postcards. You cannot imagine how much information you can get with this simple trick.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil

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