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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    It's definitely a more colorful world, but it is not simple.

    It's more like I gained a sense or an angle on the world that I didn't have before in the same way.
    In a way, I feel more like a child again, in the sense that I now observe the world with a greater sense of wonder than I used to feel.
    Yes and yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    I think you'll find it hard to get other INTJs to confirm this

    I had mine read it and he went 'wtf, is he on something?' If they already have experienced it, I think you'll find it hard to push them into fessing up to it
    And NO. :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    So. Maybe some of you have noticed that my way of acting has changed in the last six months, maybe not.

    Anyway, I am currently in a period of my life when Fi is running the entire show.
    It's not just extremes or such, which used to be when I felt things.
    As in being acutely aware of actually feeling things.
    Gradually, I have become much more aware of myself and others.
    Not the Fe/empathy thing, that i've always been good at.
    It's got more to do with paying attention to feelings, really feeling other people, right and wrong, sympathizing
    with others, going , acting out of emotion, being more "passionate" than I used to be...
    Now, another thing is that I haven't actually been able to do a lot of "immoral" stuff that I used to do before, either.
    I feel slightly nauseous just thinking about doing something really wrong.
    My sense of morality is a bit medieval, I admit, but it is there and now it's sort of taken on a position where it
    controls my actions rather than being a thing of convenience that can be swept aside when it isn't practical or in line with primal urges etc.

    Now, I never was an emotard, like many NTs seem to be.
    Some things have always gotten through to me.

    But, here's the damn question.
    Is this common for INTJs to experience?

    Right now i'm feeling that I act about the same that an NFP would.
    After all, I have spent a considerable amount of my life being awestruck by INFPs and ENFPs being all cute.
    Crap, I just did it again!

    I could have entire days without being moved by stuff.
    Now it's like I can't watch TV, talk to people or read without feeling all sorts of crap.
    It's definitely a more colorful world, but it is not simple.

    Look, even this post is a damn mess.
    The reason that I differentiate it from the Fi-vomits of ENTJs feeling like crap or such is that I have seen that happen a lot.
    This is really different. It's more like I gained a sense or an angle on the world that I didn't have before in the same way.
    In a way, I feel more like a child again, in the sense that I now observe the world with a greater sense of wonder than I used to feel.

    I think I can blame this one on being around a certain pair of NFPs,
    a couple of NFP friends and talking to a bunch of them online about everything and nothing.
    It's freaky, though. It's like finding out you can suddenly breathe water and read the minds of fish.

    Anyway, I really hope this crap doesn't change my type or anything.
    So please, tell me if this has happened to you, too.
    Is it permanent or will it go away?
    Vaaaadddddd????? Lol


    Btw I think this is really cool, and a little frustrating. I don't think I'd want that to happen to me, but reading your post, I imagined unicorns and rainbows, which would be cool to see. For a day that is, kind of
    like those freak shows you pay too see at the circus.

    You go, have fun, experience something new, you eat a bunch of
    popcorn and cotton candy, start throwing up, and then go home.

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    Courage is immortality Valiant's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Do you drink a lot lately?
    No, not really at all. June saw a week of partying at a festival held in my town...
    But I haven't been drinking more than two times in the last two months, and none of them turned excessive.
    Three beers and two bacardi breezers once a few weeks ago and two glasses of weissbier (german wheat beer) last weekend during a culture night thingy.
    My workout takes precedence over drinking. And i've had pneumonia.


    Quote Originally Posted by rowingineden View Post
    I have witnessed INTJs "discovering" their Fi before - it's a disturbing experience to me. To me it is the exact same thing as seeing the consciousness of my younger self being transferred into an adult body - yegh! I prefer an INTJ before they discover they Fi or after they have tamed it a little.
    Hah


    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    I think you'll find it hard to get other INTJs to confirm this

    I had mine read it and he went 'wtf, is he on something?' If they already have experienced it, I think you'll find it hard to push them into fessing up to it
    I'm pretty honest and verbal about stuff, at times. I know many aren't.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Yes.




    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
    Yes and yes.



    And NO. :p

    Happy surprise, I didn't expect this. It's nice to see that it's happened elsewhere.

    Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come

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    It either happened to me when I was relatively young, perhaps even in conjunction with developing Te as a strong auxiliary; or it hasn't happened at all. I can put myself into a similar mindset if I choose and can enjoy it in the moment, but it is not a natural or spontaneous state for me. If anything, I seem to have done the opposite as I get older, perhaps consolidating my resources on my strengths, and discarding any childhood vestige of hiding or curbing my real self to please others. I still find Fi important, but mainly to help define my personal values, and weigh situations and choices against them

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    I have two INTJs (my father and a friend) very close to me, who have been through the same Fi issue. Since it was one of those days that I didn´t know about what to talk, I brought your issue (without saying your name), to them.

    First of all, thank for explaining how it manifests, since none of them knows about cognitive functions. And I am a Fi failure.

    They both explained that, such things happened to them while they were in the process of making a life-changing decision. My father switched jobs (after ten years in his former one), and my friend gave up his studies in Journalism (in the last year of the course, about to get his University degree) to study Chemistry.

    In brief, they said that, while they were reconsidering such important matters; what you already know, what you think and how you are is not right anymore (or the three of them together), while you realize what has to change, your mind starts being more receptive to new experiences and points of view in order to do this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    define my personal values, and weigh situations and choices against them
    And that brings the "sense of wonder" you mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus
    Is it permanent or will it go away?
    They also agreed that this is temporary. It "goes away" when, you make the decision, and realize that it was the right thing to do.

    I also remembered that, you asked about our opinion about your "Perspective on life" some time ago. Maybe you, as they have been before, are reconsidering, or redefining, some aspects of your life right now.

    Don´t bash your Fi, since, as Coriolis said, it is trying to help you in the process.

    "An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise."
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    Hmm, that might actually be right, Donna.

    There are a few really big things going on.
    Positive, I hope, but life-changing.

    Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come

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    I never thought your typing is right, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I never thought your typing is right, by the way.
    I have always felt the same.

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    Question: how old are you? Are you just at that stage in personal development for your tertiary function to start developing a bit more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    I have always felt the same.
    He too, to some degree: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...ml#post1247491

    Also, [something something your mom]
    Last edited by Ivy; 09-02-2010 at 01:15 AM. Reason: c'mon guys

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