i see in many ways how i could be enfp. but i think the problems i have are...
- i was an ifp child. sooo ifp.
- i need to recharge after being around people
- i come up with my grand visualizations on my own
- i spend so much time in my own head
- i keep a tight rein on what i show others (my dad, after 20 years of knowing me, still cannot tell when i am startled or nervous. though he is intp)
perhaps i am this...
Type 4: The Romantic
As a Romantic, your “mission” is to regain the “lost” ideal love or situation, and, at the most fundamental level, your original connection to essence itself. Your self-esteem and well-being depend upon compensating for these “losses” and “inner lack” through the driving forces of envy and longing. You search for what is authentic and meaningful to compensate for the “loss” of the original connections.
How can being reckless and dauntless serve survival? For the Romantic, to be ordinary, mundane or regular feels like death. You must be a “somebody” or “something” by finding meaning and authenticity in what you do. You assuage your envy by playing the edge, walking the cliff, throwing caution to the winds or jumping into new situations – whatever will provide a sense of authenticity. You even may neglect your basic survival needs. In this way you feel enlivened and special – your life is meaningful and intense. You have a reckless urgency to obtain those ultimate and uniquely elite experiences that make you feel alive and quell longing. Even the ordinary events get a jazzed-up spin or dramatic flare. Perhaps you create a mini-crisis with big feelings by threatening rejection or breaking the ordinary rules. You temporarily dissolve or defy envy – “Not me, I won’t succumb.” At your worst, your self-absorption in recklessness paradoxically can lead to disastrous outcomes and a re-emergence of a sense of inner lack and depression.
except i don't really create crises. i do like elite experiences though. i'm kind of snobby, though i don't think anyone would ever guess it of me. it's just inside... i like feeling special and privileged (insert eye roll at self here)
Type 7: The Epicure
As an Epicure, you cannot stand limitations. You attempt to assure a good life and survival through gluttony for interesting interrelated ideas, fascinating future possibilities and adventures. You express an outer-directed upbeat energy while rationalizing your defenses.
this speaks to me too, but the whole extraversion thing...
i really am now thinking i am infp and 4w3, but y'all are thinking otherwise???
sytpg do you know what makes you think i'm enfp? i'm curious :]