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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    That's not normal?!
    Did you make a contingency plan for what to do when the shark attacks you?
    Were you stalked by a shark the last time you went SCUBA diving?
    1. I live with a vocal and close-minded ISFJ. She reminds me regularly my brain is not normal/focused on things that matter.
    2. Absolutely! Dozens of contingency plans!
    3. No.
    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    I think about things like this all the time. And I try to picture the exact facial expressions, screams, sensations, rushing thoughts. When I engage my imagination like that, I often get a physical reaction.

    (I often do this with serious injury or death )

    I also do this when I'm imagining telling someone something that would surprise them -- I try to paint the details of their reaction in my mind, including what it would feel like to be them.
    I get the physical reactions too! (Actually, details were included in my first version of the post before Haight made me question things and delete a sentence or two.)
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
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    My problem is, when I have thought like that, it feels like a premonition and I become afraid that it will really happen, which then sometimes prevents me from venturing forward.

    Last year, we planned a family outing to the mountains. I kept having recurring thoughts about being attacked by four escaped convicts. We went, and nothing bad happened.

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    Developing contingency plans!! That's what we INTJs are for!! Woo-hoo!

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    Agree with Mom there. It's absolutely normal for me to do that. When I was younger, I used to imagine putting myself into plots from books. Nowadays I think mostly about awesome tragic things that can happen in great details... like what will happen if I fall out the window from the 4th floor lab. The giddiness of the fall, whipping against the tree branches, hitting the concrete below and rolling etc.

    Your ISFJ roommate needs to be more imaginative. :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    Agree with Mom there. It's absolutely normal for me to do that. When I was younger, I used to imagine putting myself into plots from books. Nowadays I think mostly about awesome tragic things that can happen in great details... like what will happen if I fall out the window from the 4th floor lab. The giddiness of the fall, whipping against the tree branches, hitting the concrete below and rolling etc.

    Your ISFJ roommate needs to be more imaginative. :p
    I was in a roomful of Ni's at a type conference and once one person admitted to childhood fantasies of being a French Resistance fighter (he's in New Zealand) the rest of the room started sharing the fantasies they enacted over and over. I still use mine occasionally, from a childhood favorite book, to fall asleep when my mind simply won't turn off. As for imagining myself in situations...how else do people think through things, anyway. perfectly normal and sensible preparation for reality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    1. I live with a vocal and close-minded ISFJ. She reminds me regularly my brain is not normal/focused on things that matter.
    ...
    On a completely different note:
    I had an ISFJ best friend and she was a very mild person who wouldn't judge anyone.
    She was so patient and accepting.
    I can't imagine her being the way you describe.
    I knew an ISFJ man also, who wouldn't behave that way either.
    How sure are you of her type?
    Just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    On a completely different note:
    I had an ISFJ best friend and she was a very mild person who wouldn't judge anyone.
    She was so patient and accepting.
    I can't imagine her being the way you describe.
    I knew an ISFJ man also, who wouldn't behave that way either.
    How sure are you of her type?
    Just sayin'...
    100%. The only way I could be wrong (which I'm not) is if she was an eSFJ. But she's not--she's an ISFJ.
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
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    Ah. Maybe it's her enneagram that makes her aggressive like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    Ah. Maybe it's her enneagram that makes her aggressive like that.
    Type is not correlated to unhealthy world views.
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
    C.S. Lewis

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    Well, just for the record. I think she's wrong about your mind.
    It works just the way it's supposed to!
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with it at all!

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