Ok. There's a growing misunderstanding here. I'm going to blame SEO Consultants.
DAMN YOU, SEO CONSULTANTS.
The thing is: I'm not looking for a solution to this. This is not an ongoing, current situation.
- We're not talking everyday unhappiness or mere pessimism. We're talking something that is a campaign of workplace destruction -- one that doesn't only affect the people around the INFP, but of course, the INFP, too. In fact, in the few situations I've seen this (the "few-ness" is what inspired this post), I'll easily bet that the INFP suffered much worse than anyone else (though they took people down with them).
What I'm asking for -- and maybe this is the root problem; that I'm asking this and it can't be asked -- is for a new perspective on this; what it looks like, or might look like, from the inside.
Maybe there isn't anything that type can say about this. If so, that's fine. This is a forum after all -- I'm not writing a book on it or anything.
I have seen a few -- not a million, but a few -- INFPs react this way (as described in my first post) to what they perceive to be a negative work situation. If possible, I'd just like to know, perhaps from an INFP, what this may look like from the inside.
I once read a note about Enneagram 7's (the ones) that went something like "when we're waving our arms in the air, we're not always inspired or joyous, but frantically waiving for help." This was written by an Enneagram 7 and it shattered my sloppy, lazy awareness of Enneagram 7s. I was grateful for that.
I guess I'm hoping for something similar here.
Damn SEO Consultants. :steam: