Is your issue exclusively with the elitism or does it just drive you crazy to hear someone go on about how they feel misunderstood? Because there is a difference. And just like it’s grating for any extraverted function to listen to it’s introverted counterpart in someone else go on and on and on, working through (seemingly) superfluous details aloud with another person- it’s equally grating to introverted functions to be told they need to hurry up because what they’re focusing on couldn’t possibly be less important. (Yes, I realize I’m referring to functions here as if they’re capable of actions on their own- anthropomorphizing them- because it’s the easiest way to say it and I’m feeling lazy.)
And I say all this with lots of admiration for you, whatever. Your posts quite often = . Seriously. I’m not sure what set off the frustration behind the op, it may very well be a clear case of elitism (there is definitely some of that going around). But isn’t it possible for someone to go on a tangent about how they feel perpetually misunderstood without necessarily being elitist about their ‘type’? Do you think the only reason anybody would ever say such a thing to another person aloud is because of special snowflake syndrome?
[Again- if this all was set off because of some thread around here where someone is going full rainbow* with their special snowflake syndrome, then nevermind- I haven't gone through most of the threads. There are definitely some people who exalt their type and get condescending. But it does rub me the wrong way how there seems to be a backlash movement- in response to the special snowflake posters- to perceive any kind of discussion on the matter as someone simply trying to establish special-snowflake-ness, like the problem of feeling misunderstood COULDN'T POSSIBLY genuinely exist for someone in the extent that they feel like they need to talk to another person about it. And the people who routinely ride the waves of this backlash actually end up looking just as ridiculous (and self-righteous) as the clearly special snowflake people. ]
*I totally stole "going full rainbow" from Starry