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    Default The INFP shadow

    I been thinking about it on and off, as I do, and would welcome any insights on about it. I'm not sure what my goal is at this point, but I welcome any discussion.
    I would like to tame mine a bit, I think, it comes out often.
    Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
    Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.

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    Mine is quite ferocious. It often makes people cry.

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    I let my shadow loose consciously by engaging in debates with people. It lets me practice my use of Te and Fe! It's usually best to acknowledge your shadow and incorporate it into who you are rather than just keep pushing those parts of you down.

    I can let my shadow get the best of me when I get really stressed though.. talk about critical and pedantic. I usually just need time out then.
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    I see no other INFP's want to discuss this, at least not through this medium. Shame I really did want to harness shadow power for good.
    Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
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    I wonder...

    could our shadow cause us to avoid people in the first place?

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    Patience, Firey. I'll come talk but I'm playin' a little before I go to bed.

    We'll bump it tomorrow?
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    Hmmm....I think that is a distinct possibility.
    I can be quite cutting when in it's grips.
    Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    Patience, Firey. I'll come talk but I'm playin' a little before I go to bed.

    We'll bump it tomorrow?
    LOL, patience isn't a virtue of mine
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    So what are we talking about? I'm still not clear on what type my shadow is. Started a thread called "Pardon me, But your Shadow is Showing" and got some good feedback but I can't really type it other than to know that a really obnoxious Jay is involved in the nefarious doings.

    I don't know if it is my shadow side which creates that feeling of avoidance in me or not, Joe. I do know that shame has something to do with it. That kind of feeling I get when I see someone coming down the hall toward me and I want to duck into the nearest room to avoid eye-contact. That's shame for me.

    And I know that it is avoiding the expression of TJ in the other person. Being labeled and, um, judged. So maybe it has something to do with my shadow.

    Edit: I don't know what my shadow is but I know it when I feel it!
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    I have to consciously try to stay aware of and negotiate with parts of my shadow, because it's just too destructive when I try to ignore it. If those buttons get pushed, nothing else matters and to allow this to be a beneficial thing I have to shut up and think a bit before I freak out on some poor person who has no clue what I'm talking about...Well, that's one thing about it anyway.
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