Man, if you knew what INFP shadow mode felt like, you'd sympathize! It is one big barrel of roiling, repressed angst.
(It's probably just about as bad as your ESTJ shadow mode, if I understand that correctly from my INFP forum friends?)
Originally Posted by EJCC
It's so bad. And I get really melodramatic. I was waxing Fi/poetic earlier today, in the grip of my shadow type, about how someone had "betrayed me" a month or so back -- and I quoted Shakespeare at them.
Originally Posted by Saturned
*holds hand up to your forehead*
Hmmm... Mmhmm... Yes... Ah....
Just as I suspected... a terrible case of INFPitis. The cure? Listen to lots of emo music, wear black eyeliner, and talk about how sad you are.
Oh wait, that may be the disease...
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. - Bertrand Russell A herring's blog Johari / Nohari
Oh okay, I see. I hate relentless pestering It especially gets on my nerves when people think they're being entertaining or funny by doing that. What kind of trolling?
Well, that kind, for one. I guess, the kind of trolling that really hurts/frustrates other people. The kind of trolling that would make me think that the troll in question is a complete jerk. Especially when they're trolling someone for (what I would consider to be) a worthless reason, e.g. "for the lulz", as opposed to "to teach them a lesson" or "to send a message".
That sounds really fascinating. How do you behave when that happens?
Quiet, mild, wallflower-ish. Not very Te at all, not easily angered (at the outside world), less expressive. Kind of in the "I smile on the outside but I'm hurting on the inside" mindset, since that detachment between the self and the body can mean that small smiles and short bursts of laughter are possible. People who have known me primarily in shadow mode, have told me that their first impression of me was that I was "sweet" and "quiet" and "nice to everyone".
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world -- 'No, YOU move.'"
- Captain America
ESTJ - LSE - ESTj (mbti/socionics)
1w2/7w6/3w4 so/sx (enneagram)
lawful good (D&D) / ravenclaw + wampus (HP) / boros legion (M:TG)
conscientious > sensitive > serious (oldham)
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