Asperger's + Ni = lots of odd and eccentric hobbies!
My current one is a science fiction universe I am developing, complete with a constructed language spoken 2000 years from now which is descended from English. If I get the ambition I'll write some sci-fi stories for it.
I've tinkered with multiple hobbies, but creative writing seems to have chosen me. I find that I get a little down and depressed if I haven't written anything in a few days. It took me several years to accept it as My Hobby, and then a few more years to practice up to a point where I think I can start selling my material. So, hopefully one day my hobby will become my career. (Chances are slim that I'll ever become a full-time author, but being INFJ, I have set it as a goal and I will work toward it, come hell or high water.)
Now that's an intriguing hobby. obviously it would have to be someone you didn't have a strong emotional attachment to, as that wouldn't be casual enough for a hobby. but I like the idea of stalking someone for the sake of stalking. I wouldn't have the resolve to do it myself, but I admire anyone who would. Makes for an interesting set of experiences.
How do you two get along? Seems like ENFP / INFJ is a good match.
Depends when you ask. J/P dynamic was hard to get used to. We both want "perfection" so that's hard. (I always thought he was the only one who did ) We can definitely have fun and connect when we aren't dealing with the stress of raising a family.
You (or anyone) can PM if you want more details - people seem to get excited about the enfp/infj dynamic. Cause both are freakazoids maybe?
i juggle between art, design, music creation and programming. i have an INFJ friend who does the same and excels at the former three. he is lucky though, because his hobby is also his job. i can only dream of such things.
also enxp/inxj are the perfect counterparts. they have the same vision, but they see it from different perspectives. i'm of the belief that they can accomplish astounding things if put well together.
i hunt INXPs for bounty
FUNCTION ORDER FOR THOSE THAT CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHAT ENXP MEANS: Ne > Ni > Fi=Ti > *
My INFJ Mama is a good artist (drawing). But she only doodles while on the phone. Growing up, my mom threw herself into her five kids, and put herself aside, and experienced great depression because she had no hobby or cause or pursuit she could enjoy. In the last five years she has become a pretty accomplished guitarist and practices hours a day. Also, she just got a banjo and says it's even more wonderful. She also loves to write, and work in her garden, and she maintains lots of organic bird feeders and loves to observe and get to know the different birds who visit her yard. She also keeps physically fit. Focusing more on her needs has made her a much happier lady.
Originally Posted by janey_girl
My ISTP is obsessed with his motorbike (under his admission - 2am in the garage in his dressing gown sorting out the brakes kind of obsession!) - he says it helps him switch off, helps him recentre and loves the way he is creating something (he is modifying it beyond all recognition)...
I have never really had anything like that - I attempted pastel drawing, knitting, writing a book (I'm 200 pages in), I do exercise but it's not really "fun" it's weight control and interacting with others, I'm trying cooking but I see it more as "survival" than fun. I enjoy studying, reading (usually have about 3 books on the go at once to "reflect my mood") and trying to figure my inner world out (Navel gazing if you like). I love talking to people and pulling apart the universe. Talking to everyone on here is fascinating - never have I encountered so many intelligent and interesting individuals to converse with - sometimes I just read the threads and don't contribute as I love seeing it unfold...
I just don't know whether I could undertake a hobby that would "survive" - I know I would tire of it and it would end up in the back of a cupboard - forgotten... Is this normal for an INFJ? Or is there anything that you do you would like to share?
I dabble in things. My main interest is art and I consider that my life more than a hobby. But on the side, I love to build things and program things for games, read, collect books, research random topics just to know about them, hiking/doing stuff outdoors.
The way it usually works is: art engages one specific area of my brain. Proabably the more intuitive, free-form side. My side interests usually activate areas of my brain that aren't used in art. For example, working on game stuff engages a more critical problem solving area. While doing things outside and building things engages a physical/pragmatic problem solving area.
That's kind of what hobbies are. They're activities that intrest you and satisfy other needs for your brain that your normal daily activities do not satisfy.
"I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."