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    Default INFJs and feeling drawn to the otherworldly

    I was wondering how far other INFJs and other types can relate to feeling drawn to the otherworldly.

    I don't have any of the visions we INFJs are supposed to have and I am too sceptical to be new-agey hippy dippy but I have always felt drawn to what is unseen and mysterious. My brain is like a radio station that is constantly tuned into "what lies beyond", that is my natural state even though (often out of necessity) I can be very practical and decisive too.

    I am not sure how much others can relate to this but for example Thomas Newman's soundtracks have an otherworldly atmosphere to them that make me feel like I am finally at home, like I can finally breathe out and be myself. (Revolutionary Road: YouTube - Revolutionary Road End Title - Thomas Newman American Beauty: YouTube - American Beauty Theme)

    I find it really hard to put these things into words or even to just talk to other people about them since especially S types seem unable to understand what I am talking about. Or am I underestimating them?

    What are you other INFJs thinking about that? And you other types?

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    I have always been drawn to the hidden and mysterious. It is very difficult to put into words other than that I feel like my focus is automatically on the subtext running like an underground river through something. It feels effortless and very satisfying to be able to focus on hidden complexity. I love turning things over in my mind and following my instincts towards the hidden or deeper meaning.

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    Yes. (That's all I have to say on the subject at the moment.)

    Now, from that notion, what could drive us mad is finding something that is so simple that there is nothing more about it than what it is.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post
    Now, from that notion, what could drive us mad is finding something that is so simple that there is nothing more about it than what it is.
    QFT!

    When I was younger (like 14 or so) I would get really tripped up by this. A silly example is that I would so often take the more obscure meaning of a word used in conversation if a word had several meanings. Then find something quite profound in what someone was saying or totally vague out trying to think wth they could mean... lol.

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    I, too, have always been drawn to the strange and unusual. I can't articulate it for the life of me, nor am I sure that I would want to be able to (it can get pretty weird). People get all funky lookin' on me. But yes, pretty much what's been said I can agree with.
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    Otherworldly?
    Yeah, astronomy is pretty cool

    all the pretty stars!!
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

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    Yes I do feel drawn to it. I am a Wiccan and new agey person.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    I'm drawn to all things 'otherworldly' or...paranormal or mythical. Sometimes I even feel as though I'm walking through a haze, like I'm not myself and suddenly nothing makes any sense at all. And on occasion, people stop looking like people and my brain decides that we are all pixelated computer game characters [because it's amazing how the Sims have a likeness to real people sometimes...]. I believe in aliens and the Loch Ness Monster [I want to prove Nessie exists!] and my dreams can be so real that I don't know what is reality and what is fabricated in the first few moments after waking up.

    Maybe it's just an overactive imagination...
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    Yea. I feel very comfortable with symbols and metaphors... They're not really "otherwordly", but just, unseen, tied to everything. Like peace of music, a photograph, a painting etc.

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    Yes, agreed on everything in the original thread.

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