...Last night I was reading about my ESTP shadow and OH yeah, that fit! and I almost posted about the backwash of guilt I was feeling and how I wanted to write everyone in the hospital apology letters -- typical INFJ.
Funny you mention that. That's EXACTLY how I handled the hospital staff when both of my daughters were born. You emulated your ESTP shadow perfectly.
I have a very strong fighting spirit. ... I can be a real warrior. I use my heritage as an example, for instance. I'm almost 100% Scottish, and I'm always telling myself I have the blood and soul of a warrior. I am very close to Native American culture and tradition. I follow in the footsteps of these true soul warriors.
I hear you come from a tribe which uses a punch as a greeting amoungst men as a symbol of respect for the other's strength. Is this true? If so, *punches you*
Originally Posted by Viv
I think when we sever ties and live strictly in the 'now,' we forget the tapestry behind what makes us unique in our own human experiences?
By marrying the 3? We build a stronger sense of self? Identity? Goals?
I would suggest that living strictly in the 'now' has little to do with neglecting time or even personal tradition or meaning or goals or identity, but instead that the point of the 'now' is that you are always actively creating personal tradition, meaning, goals, identity, and never the passive recipient of them.
ENFPs are scary! Seriously, I'd never cross my sister. She's the Crush-a-nator when she's torqued. lol
My experience with ENFP's has been that they are only scary if you take them seriously. They are easy to manage if you remove yourself from their sucking drama field. And actually, I think they respect you more if you do not get caught up. They want boundaries.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
I consider myself very healthy in the fighting spirit department. My values, my self-respect, and what I think is right play a heavy goal on this.
I found strength originally through exercise. I felt empowered, strong, like I could do anything! After that, every piece of me that I discover about myself makes the fire more intense, more dramatic, and I can't seem to stay down on the ground anymore. Even at my worst, the next day, I'm crawling back for the top again.
If it's something wrong with myself, I look within, and work harder and better and try my best to improve it.. and I'm always discovering flaws, pushing myself, and making myself realize how imperfect I am.
When it's something within others.. I feel like I have to make a decision, and do what I feel is right no matter what to correct or remove myself from the situation (said situation dictating.) I balance all of this seemingly intense energy and thought with lots of meditation, calming exercises (reading, writing, working on projects, etc.) that help me center myself so I don't turn into a huge blaze and catch everything like wildfire.
I didn't realize how fiesty I really was for most of my life. I thought I was incapable, and lackluster.. Ever since I found myself though, I continue to become stronger and centered and everyday I get just a little bit better.
Kantgirl: Just say "I'm feminine and I'll punch anyone who says otherwise!"
Halla74: Think your way through the world. Feel your way through life.
Cimarron: maybe Prpl will be your girl-bud
prplchknz: i don't like it