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    Default ENFP sadness.....

    oh, the cry of an ENFP is a tragic one.

    i'll explain.

    ok, so many websites and books say things about ENFP's wanting extreme amounts of love and affection and attention from their friends and loved ones, and require a lot of praise and compliments from everyone, kinda emotionally high maintenance..... you all know what i'm talking about. anyway, this is true to a point... my question is what happens when we don't get it? on those days when nobody seems to notice you, no one engages you in conversation, your silly switch stays off

    how do we get out of the funk? what do you do to bring yourself joy if it doesnt come from the regular sources? what brings you, an enfp, back into the state of peace and happiness that we are so famous for? (long walk on the beach? researching cure for cancer? painting the ceiling?)

    if you don't get what i mean just say so lol

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    I'd broaden it up to "Art".Music, books, movies, games, sculpting, Tai Chi whatever...Hobbies are paramount when it comes to a happy life, if you ask me. And for a Ne-dominant even more so. Mind needs constant stimulation.

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    Music, definitely, a good fanfic, my Jim Gaffigan DVD's, chatting on forums, and my favorite, a good nap.
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    My belief is that for ANYONE who is super down, the best thing is doing something for others or creating something. Period. Exercise helps, too (jogging, walking, the gym, horseback riding, anything).

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    it's a tragedy. I've been there for such a long time, yet in a recovery process right now.

    I have to say ENFPs' mind becomes very weak once that "silly switch stays off." The energy of ENFPs does not come from an internal source. It requires external stimuli. So if your current environment cannot provide them, I would say you should change your environment. Go on a vacation, visit a far away relative, or whatever. Meet and talk to as many people as you could. Or the best is to visit a community services center and engage in some activities offered there; there is a good chance you'll meet someone new whom you could have great conversations to, while doing some good deeds
    "Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters"

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    very true...we need people...people to be silly with and talk to about any sort of random thing...it's a sickness.

    but...when secure...and in an environment where i have many people i can call at any time to hang out with...like before i moved...it just never happened...so i didn't realize it...but...yeah...people that you have a great connection with are totally essential.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    ...is funny.

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    I'm not ENFP but have found the advice on Personality Page on personal growth useful to me in bringing myself out of a slump.
    You might find something useful. Here is a link ENFP Personal Growth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanamori View Post
    ...is funny.
    hey!!!!
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

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