Yes, it CAN. But in the absence of additional information, you don't know that Kiddo meant it that way. And personally, considering that I've been trying to be grown-up ever since I was a little kid (and have failed spectacularly at it all my life), I do NOT feel like being called "a wise child" is a positive thing.
I just hate the image that INFP are all goody-goody, sugary sweet with limitless empathy and understanding. We aren't
No contest from me on that one
However, you can't deny that INFPs (pardon my language) darn bloody CARE!! They might not care about everything and everyone, and they definitely don't act all nicey-nicey when they care about something, but they sure care all right. Thus the "bleeding heart" image.
But mostly I Kiddo's post just struck me as ironically funny that the INFJ chose "wise" as a self label.
Actually, it's one of the labels that others most often apply on us.
I interpreted it the way that best suited my agenda of stirring the pot.
Exactly, you evil, eeeeevil INFP
Originally Posted by Kiddo
I did say they were "cartoonish" depictions.
Hm, thank you for reminding me of that The general idea of "the wise child" already doesn't appeal to me that much, but when I add "cartoon" on top of it, I get positively disheartened I mean, I have a strong tendency to HATE the Wise Kid in cartoons, precisely because s/he's "oh so wise and knowledgeable" - can't wait to see him/her trip Which is painfully reminiscent of my own life: just when I think I have it all together, bam! I trip. Spectacularly. Grr...
Edit: did you delete your post Kiddo ? Does that mean I should delete my answer to it ? *Getting a headache *
Last edited by Wandering; 04-06-2008 at 06:39 PM.
Reason: It's Kiddo's fault!