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    almost half a doctor phoenix13's Avatar
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    Not only am I misunderstood by others, but also by myself (ie. I don't understand myself). I don't think I'm unique in this... you grow, you learn. Of course, the situation is exacerbated by my ungated weirdness and excess energy.

    Now for specifics:
    1) Most people's first impression of me is that of a ditz/airhead or a nice quiet girl.
    2) People assume all my comments are random. In fact, they're full of loose associations. It's called creativity, people!
    3) People think I'm happy all the time (no surprise here).
    4) They think I'm superficial (a combo. of 1 and 3).
    Last edited by phoenix13; 09-19-2008 at 10:50 AM.

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    YouTube - Ani DiFranco - Tamburitza Lingua

    Tamburitza Lingua

    A cold and porcelain lonely
    In an old new york hotel
    A stranger to a city
    That she used to know so well
    Bathing in a bathroom
    That is bathed in the first blue light
    Of the beginning of a century
    At the end of an endless night

    Then she is wet behind the ears and wafting down the avenue
    Pre-rush hour
    Post-rain shower
    Stillness seeping upwards like steam
    From another molten sewer
    Summer in new york

    Theyíve been spraying us with chemicals in our sleep
    Us / they
    Something about the mosquitoes having some kind of disease
    Them / me
    Cia foul play
    If you ask the guy selling hair dryers out of a gym bag
    Chemical warfare
    "iím telling you, lab rat to lab rat," he says, "thatís where the truth is at"
    Thatís where the truth is at
    Thatís where the truth is at

    And everything seems to have gone terribly wrong that can
    But one breath at a time is an acceptable plan
    She tells herself
    And the air is still there
    And this morning itís even breathable
    And for a second the relief is unbelievable
    And sheís a heavy sack of flour sifted
    Her burden lifted
    Sheís full of clean wind for one lean moment
    And then sheís trapped again
    Reverted
    Caged and contorted
    With no way to get free
    And sheís getting plenty of little kisses
    But nobodyís slippiní her the key

    Her whole life is a long list of what ifs
    And she doesnít even know where to begin
    And the pageantry of suffering therein
    Rivals television
    Tv is, after all, the modern day roman coliseum
    Human devastation as mass entertainment
    And now millions sit jeering
    Collectively cheering
    The bloodthirsty hierarchy of the patriarchal arrangement

    She is hailing a cab
    She is sailing down the avenue
    Sheís 19 going on 30
    Or maybe sheís really 30 now ...
    Itís hard to say
    Itís hard to keep up with time once itís on itís way

    And, you know, she never had much of a chance
    Born into a family built like an avalanche
    And somewhere in the 80s between the oat bran and the ozone
    She started to figure out things like why
    One eye pointed upwards looking for the holes in the sky
    One eye on the little flashing red light
    A picasso face twisted and listing down the canvas
    Of the end of an endless night

    10 9 8 seven six 5 4 three 2 one
    And kerplooey
    Youíre done.
    Youíre done for.
    Youíre done for good.
    So tell me
    Did you?
    Did you do
    Did you do all you could?



    YouTube - Ani DiFranco - In or Out


    "In Or Out"

    guess there's something wrong with me
    guess I don't fit in
    no one wants to touch it
    no one knows where to begin
    I've got more than one membership
    to more than one club
    and I owe my life
    to the people that I love

    he looks me up and down
    like he knows what time it is
    like he's got my number
    like he thinks it's his
    he says,
    call me, Miss DiFranco,
    if there's anything I can do
    I say,
    It's Mr. DiFranco to you

    somedays the line I walk
    turns out to be straight
    other days the line tends to
    deviate
    I've got no criteria for sex or race
    I just want to hear your voice
    I just want to see your face

    She looks me up and down
    like she thinks that I'll mature
    like she's got my number
    like it belongs to her
    she says,
    call me, Ms. DiFranco
    if there's anything I can do
    I say, I've got spots
    I've got
    mind if I got stripes, too

    their eyes are all asking
    are you in, or are you out
    and I think, oh man,
    what is this about?
    tonight you can't put me
    up on any shelf
    'cause I came here alone
    I'm gonna leave by myself

    I just want to show you
    the way that I feel
    and when I get tired
    you can take the wheel
    to me what's more important
    is the person that I bring
    not just getting to the same restaraunt
    and eating the same thing

    guess there's something wrong with me
    guess I don't fit in
    no one wants to touch it
    no one knows where to begin
    I've more than one membership
    to more than one club
    and I owe my life to the people that I love

    "We're all gonna blow!!"



    "Asking Too Much"

    I want somebody who sees the pointlessness
    and still keeps their purpose in mind
    I want somebody who has a tortured soul
    some of the time
    I want somebody who will either put out for me
    or put me out of misery
    or maybe just put it all to words
    and make me say, you know
    I never heard it put that way
    make me say, what did you just say?
    I want somebody who can hold my interest
    hold it and never let it fall
    someone who can flatten me with a kiss
    that hits like a fist
    or a sentence, that stops me like a brick wall
    because if you hear me talking
    listen to what I'm not saying
    if you hear me playing guitar
    listen to what I'm not playing
    and don't ask me to put words
    to all the spaces between notes
    in fact if you have to ask, forget it
    do and you'll regret it
    I'm tired of being the interesting one
    I'm tired of having fun for two
    just lay yourself on the line
    and I might lay myself down by you
    but don't sit behind your eyes
    and wait for me to surprise you
    I want somebody who can make me
    scream until it's funny
    give me a run for my money
    I want someone who can
    twist me up in knots
    tell me, for the woman who has everything
    what have you got?
    I want someone who's not afraid of me
    or anyone else
    in other words I want someone
    who's not afraid of themself

    do you think I'm asking too much?
    `
    'Cause you can't handle me...

    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

    Veritatem dies aperit

    Ride si sapis

    Intelligentle sparkles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Some people assume if you don't overstate something with redundancy, and repeat it several times (teehee), you don't actually mean it.
    Yes, this seems to be near universial.

    I'm rather a bit decent at interpreting meaning from few words, and I effectively require the same of my audience.
    Then you are a rare person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    If I'm not understood, it's because I don't make myself understood. It takes a while to get to know me. I don't always make the best first impression, but if you don't like me after knowing me a few months, you are crazy

    Goodness knows I've only known you for a short while, and I definitely don't like you so far.

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    I think all people, even NP's, but to a lesser extent, when they meet someone, they put them in one of their preconceived personality templates. The main difference is SJ's keep them there while NP's can handle variation when forming an opinion on someone.

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    that im not necessarily inclined to make a good impression... just because im capable of socializing and being amicable doesnt mean that my autonomy isnt extremely important to me. i keep my greatest qualities to myself, usually, or occasionally a stranger that i will never meet again. i guess i have a hard time trusting other people enough to let them see that side of me.

    they say the only constant is change, and the only similar certainty i can conclude about myself is that im counter-intuitive. maybe it's one of my few ideologies, but i believe i shouldnt have to try and impress people or draw attention. i believe everything important in life can be accomplished through developing infallible principles, and whether or not others recognize that is irrelevant.

    on the flipside, i know that despite working so hard to not need anybody else, maybe id be happier if i did, even if just a little. when i was growing up, my mother always told me that no man is an island... i often wonder if that is one rule that i am not an exception to after all.

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    If I cannot understand myself, why should I expect others to understand me?

    Then again, it may be a matter that can only be understood from the outside, looking in...

    Rather like a snowglobe.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    People also don't seem to get that my number one goal in life is to be a good father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I think all people, even NP's, but to a lesser extent, when they meet someone, they put them in one of their preconceived personality templates. The main difference is SJ's keep them there while NP's can handle variation when forming an opinion on someone.
    What a closed-minded viewpoint.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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