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    LOL,I openly admit I'm sensitive. Seriously I don't care (that much) about being thought as such, but I know I'm not THAT sensitive.
    But do I cry at every perceived insult, no. I'm pretty dark. I'm sensitive physically as well (a definite bonus in certain areas).
    Sensitivity has so many negative implications, but also has really good things associated with it too. Seriously, I think less sensitive types are missing out, if they can't appreciate the beauty of things like shimmering light patterns on the wall. I mean we see beauty in everyday things,
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    What about NFs in general? We are perfectionists in a way, so failure is hard to accept. If we fail to achieve our main objective, anyone one of us NFs can get sensitive to criticism regarding that perticular subject. Self guilt is destructive, sending one into a downward spiral. Being passive-agressive can lead to lashing out at the source feeding the self guilt thats building inside. Not saying all NFs are passive-agressive, but the NFs that are I believe could be the most sensitive.

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    Some of the most sensitive people i know are INFPs but that mean its a type trait. INFPs tend to be really sensitive about things that INFJs usually could care less about and vice versa. I'm guessing it has also has to do with the maturity level too. If this were a vote, I would still vote the INFPs as the most sensitie type though. However, sensitivity, i think, is a good thing. .

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    I can be overly sensitive, but at the same time i can be under sensitive, so it depends on the situation. I'm not as sensitive as I use to be, I think I've grown a thicker skin.

    but what annoys me. annoys, not upset, note the difference. Is on vent Ts will think I'm upset and start apologize and I'm like I'm not upset, and try to explain, but all they here is "blah blah I'm an NF I won't say I'm hurt blah blah blah but you're an ass blah blah blah I'm gonna go cut myself on listen to emo music blah" and I'm like wondering if it's even worth explaining that I'm not actually insulted about it just let them think I am.
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    I think sensitive has a negative tone to it. I feel a lot, but I don't cry over every insult, I throw one back. I am like prpl, I am sensitive toward certain things and insensitive toward other things.
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    Some things which bother other people not at all bother me deeply (or extensively, at least). Other things which bother almost everyone else deeply bother me not at all.

    Some things which bother me a lot take a long time before they do so.

    Overall, I'd guess that I'm not bothered by as many things as most other people, but that I'm bothered more by the things which do actually bother me. I have no way of knowing for sure, though. I could in fact be a whiny INFP in denial.

    Whichever way it works, the process of me being bothered is usually a slow one which is invisible to the casual observer irl. Often it takes me a few hours to realize that I'm bothered, and then a few days to pinpoint exactly why I'm bothered. Oddly, I'm much quicker at working out when other people are bothered and why. Or I think I am. Since I'm far too sensitive to bluntly call them out on it.





    Edit: dammit, I just read the rest of this thread and it completely looks like I'm knocking off The Chooks' post.

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    I've been called overly sensitive, but only people who know me well. If i'm offended, and i don't know the person, i will either keep the offense to myself and dwell on it for awhile, or i will dwell on the offense until it makes me so mad that i blow up at them. And then i'm usually really embarrassed about overreacting. I've done it to people here a few times.

    i'm pretty sensitive, but i think INFJs can be more sensitive. I dated an INFJ for a few years and i have never accidentally offended or hurt feelings of a person more in my life.
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    I lived with a girlfriend for close to a year that was an INFP. We lived with my close friend who was an ESFP. When my friend was upset with my INFP girlfriend, he came and talked to me about it cause he and I both thought his intense emotions would put her in a depressed lockdown mood and nobody would be able to get through. I filtered his rant (bitch fest). I had a way of mirroring her emotions when she felt bad, so I felt her out throughout our conversation to acurately relay his intentions. My girlfriend I live with now is an ESFJ. She is just as sensitive, but that same type of rant would light a fire under her ass. She would pour just as much emotions back at him until they resolved the issue or found an understanding. I always told me son. You have the right to feel the way you feel. It's how you act upon your emotions you will pay the consequences for. An INFP, INFJ, and ESFJ feeling the same from the same rant, but we would all react differently to our emotions with ESFJ coming across as being the most sensitive.

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    i think infj and infp are about as sensitive as it gets.

    Fe makes you perceive social success as being able to create and manage the feelings, impressions, and attitudes of others. you feel responsible to pull it off without a hitch. when you can not do well in that regard, when you perceive others having a perspective from which they can criticize or dislike you, it is easy for you to get upset. you are extremely sensitive and vulnerable in this regard.

    infp does not tolerate any outside source threatening or diminishing their subjective values, feelings, beliefs, etc. bc, as an infp friend told me, "our feelings are all we have." Ne makes them creative and imaginative, but they identify with Fi, which is where they judge and sort out the feeling-value-priority determinations and interpret prior experiences that guide them and define their lives. they ARE their values, and they view antithetical/conflicting values as threatening/a slight on them.

    it seems to me that when stressed infj is more likely to be a melodramtic passive aggressive manipulator, whereas infp would be more likely to be full of self-righteous moral indignation. of course, when really stressed, i'm sure each type is more than capable of pulling out ALL the stops.

    the directing vs informing communication style difference also plays a huge part in the perception of sensitivity and gentility. for both types, it is often extremely difficult to know exactly how you've stepped on their emotional toes.

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    Personally, I have trained myself out of being too sensitive to insults. They used to cripple me - now I can manage it better. I can filter a lot of it and overcome it with a little self-therapy. Also I save the pain for myself and outwardly appear to cope really well. Me crying in front of other people (even those close to me) is unbearable and to be avoided at all costs. I don't seem all that sensitive in general to most people. I appear to be a calm and collected person. They have no idea and that's the way I like it. INFPs get PERSECUTED if they get found out.

    I'm curious about the whole inward/outward emotions. Do most of you thing of yourself like this? Separating how you express emotions to you self from how you express it to others? For example, I consider myself to have a serious temper but I always control it - so most people say I'm very even-tempered. I'm like an emotion nazi when it comes to outward displays of feeling. I allow myself to feel, explore and understand an emotion INTERNALLY but the idea of unleasing it in an uncontrolled fashion is just plain terrifying.

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