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    Have you fellow INFJ's ever been told that your potential was not fully tapped?

    Has it been to told to you USUALLY when you have had an outburst of frustrated temper and been told that your IQ needed to be balanced with better EQ, bla, bla.

    Have you felt like you wanted the person to back off and leave you alone?

    Do we INFJ's come across to some types as woefully inadequate in the emotional department? Any other types relate to this? The INTJ for instance?


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    not sure what you mean ....
    woefully inadequate in the emotional department?
    uhm, i know that one of the infx types correlates statistically with autism/asperger and similar cases of being locked in.
    see kim peek for an extreme example.
    compare this to eric berne.
    same thinking style, much more evolved, but still traces of savant like partitioning.
    i think these are people who's first functions is introverted judging. apparently it can break minds into sequential pieces. left brained database.loving reductionism on the front, while there is disintegrated undifferentiated fantasy as well (probably undeveloped second function).
    might be a male-only topic, not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Have you fellow INFJ's ever been told that your potential was not fully tapped?

    Has it been to told to you USUALLY when you have had an outburst of frustrated temper and been told that your IQ needed to be balanced with better EQ, bla, bla.

    Have you felt like you wanted the person to back off and leave you alone?

    Do we INFJ's come across to some types as woefully inadequate in the emotional department? Any other types relate to this? The INTJ for instance?

    I think its more of a reflection of difference in emotional structure, relative perception, difference between Fe and Fi. Fe is quite externally orientated so it can be percieved as superficial by Fi and Fi can be percieved as selfish by Fe the other way, its just difference, each has its good nature and conducive to society.

    I haven't found it where INFJs are emotionally inadequate, but to be fair I haven't met many INFJs in IRL. In terms of INTJ, Fi is teritiary and not seen externally as such easily, Fe is not even in the first four functions, they can come across as very focused on external logic, and not expressing emotion, be quite direct aswell, which can sometimes come across as unconcerned about emotions. Each individual has the capacity to have a good T/F balance though, including INTJ.

    Its also tied into introversion, extroverts tend to think with others, bounce ideas, but introverts tend to do that better in introspection, especially INFJ, sometimes silent for awhile, which people percieve that as detachment, when the person is experiencing emotions quite a lot, during that process.

    I can't say for sure about untapped potential. It depends on a range of factors, not limited to a specific type. Many types can have untapped potential in varied contexts. In terms of INFJs, I would say that they have such great understanding of the human mind and heart, that couple that with a high IQ, if not utilised would seem like untapped potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanook View Post
    not sure what you mean ....

    uhm, i know that one of the infx types correlates statistically with autism/asperger and similar cases of being locked in.
    see kim peek for an extreme example.
    compare this to eric berne.
    same thinking style, much more evolved, but still traces of savant like partitioning.
    i think these are people who's first functions is introverted judging. apparently it can break minds into sequential pieces. left brained database.loving reductionism on the front, while there is disintegrated undifferentiated fantasy as well (probably undeveloped second function).
    might be a male-only topic, not sure.
    Asperger's! Really?! Would that not require an extremely high IQ (like above 130?) I never bothered to do my own IQ test because I get impatient just looking at the weird figures and refuse to let my complexity be summarized by a number. (Some could say they resist being summarized by four letters but that could be the topic of another thread).

    Is not the INFJ's first function Ni? Introverted Intuition? And the second Fe, extroverted feeling? Do people with Asperger's congregate in a particular type? Or are they a type of their own, just like you cannot really type Hitler, can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Have you fellow INFJ's ever been told that your potential was not fully tapped?

    Has it been to told to you USUALLY when you have had an outburst of frustrated temper and been told that your IQ needed to be balanced with better EQ, bla, bla.

    Have you felt like you wanted the person to back off and leave you alone?

    Do we INFJ's come across to some types as woefully inadequate in the emotional department? Any other types relate to this? The INTJ for instance?


    Yup all the time, they also tell me not to date the people I do or keep the friends I have. it can get old.
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    autism is a developmental disorder. what is stuck in developement is the transcending entity that connects areals of the brain. thus the entity gets stuck in this or that area of the brain, which may result in meaningless sensual oversensitivity or savant like math skills. there are no rules to this phenomenon. its an accident. nothing is "required", to be locked into yourself.

    Is not the INFJ's first function Ni?
    there is dispute about this.
    i don't know who you are or what you are talking about, so i will assume that you (and anyone else here) might be any of inf-X, since people commonly mistype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Have you fellow INFJ's ever been told that your potential was not fully tapped?
    yes, by myself every day.

    Has it been to told to you USUALLY when you have had an outburst of frustrated temper and been told that your IQ needed to be balanced with better EQ, bla, bla.
    not an outburst, but i think EQ is something that is particularly relevant for not just infj but Fe period. it's too easy to be aloof and scathing to protect yourself, to not allow yourself to feel, to turn off your emotional responses and transfer them to a seething distaste of others. or to just be completely dependent on the feelings of those around you and allow them to set you off whether they are negative or positive. we need to have some reserve and enough support to be able to overcome environmental stress.

    Have you felt like you wanted the person to back off and leave you alone?
    yes, i am way too self-critical. it's better to learn thru experience than paralyzed inaction.

    Do we INFJ's come across to some types as woefully inadequate in the emotional department? Any other types relate to this? The INTJ for instance
    we connect to others, Fe elicits emotion from others and responds to it, connects to it, resonates with it. we are not inadequate we just need to be balanced so we don't buzz with harmful aspects of others and detonate the both of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Have you fellow INFJ's ever been told that your potential was not fully tapped?
    Not by anyone other than myself, no.

    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Has it been to told to you USUALLY when you have had an outburst of frustrated temper and been told that your IQ needed to be balanced with better EQ, bla, bla.
    No. I don't know anyone in the world who would respond precisely like that, actually, and if they did, they would be the sort of person who goes on my "People to sock in the face" list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Do we INFJ's come across to some types as woefully inadequate in the emotional department? Any other types relate to this? The INTJ for instance?
    No, I don't think so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Immaculate Cloud View Post
    Asperger's! Really?! Would that not require an extremely high IQ (like above 130?) I never bothered to do my own IQ test because I get impatient just looking at the weird figures and refuse to let my complexity be summarized by a number. (Some could say they resist being summarized by four letters but that could be the topic of another thread).
    Somehow, I highly doubt that Asperger's and IQ are related at all. Just like Autism or any other thing can occur in folks with IQs along the entire spectrum.
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    untapped potential ?
    I swear, If i hear that one once more...
    you are what you do, and all the self delusion in the world won't change it.

    There.
    Building a lie about how amazing we all are and what potential we all have is just the usual bullshit already being used by 6 billion people at the moment. And I know those are pretty stories, and I know we all like pretty stories, but a good looking lie is still a lie, and a simple truth is still a truth.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

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    Used to solely feel good is not efficient that is undeniable, but it can prove to be effective to show us what we can be with endeavour, once we have accepted our shortcomings. The present is ever changing in new internal and extraneous variables, it can be a constructive tool in synchronity with realistic, proactive measures towards future goals and away from an inert, fatalistic mindset.

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