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    Default NF Feeling different than SF Feeling

    How is NF feeling different from SF Feeling?

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    I always feel like SF feeling is more judgmental because it's less apt to see the other person's side, at least not upfront on its own. It gets anchored in its singular framework and immediately judges; NF values are aware there's multiple approaches and takes more care to figure them out before acting on judgment.

    (That's been my personal experience.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I always feel like SF feeling is more judgmental because it's less apt to see the other person's side, at least not upfront on its own. It gets anchored in its singular framework and immediately judges; NF values are aware there's multiple approaches and takes more care to figure them out before acting on judgment.)
    Yeah, not to sound too negative towards SFs but I agree that they seem more judgmental.

    I think it has to do with life's circumstances too, if you will. Ns being less common and thus inherently "weirder", learn to be more open to different stances right off the bat I think.

    But when the SF is intelligent and mature it's never really a problem.

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    The only way I can compare NF to SF feeling is to compare me to my ex. My feelings are more humanitarian at times (but not always), and his are more focused on things like loyalty to family. He never really shared my emotional interest in the political world at large, but he could care about a certain individual or case to the point of tears. He also would accuse me of analyzing my feelings or second guessing myself, where as he just accepted his feelings no matter what they were, which I perceived sometimes as being dangerous. I think at times we both live in our feelings, but these are the differences I can think of.

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    i think if i were to compare myself with my isfj sister that what jennifer and sy said is pretty accurate...she has lots of love and will do anything for someone she loves...as long as... it fits into her ideals...and as long as that person behaves in a way she can accept....but...very little shades of grey...little tolerance...shuts people out easier...for breaking a "rule" of hers.

    edit: the above description sounds more negatively than i intended. i meant to explain that to me it feels like it's more black and white with her...more all or nothing but honestly haven't met a more caring, nurturing selfless person when it comes to those she cares about. it's just that i feel like my feeling is based on the shades of grey and i'm less likely to write people off.
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    nf feeling has more to do with values where sf feeling has more to do with actions and things you can actually see/observe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I always feel like SF feeling is more judgmental because it's less apt to see the other person's side, at least not upfront on its own. It gets anchored in its singular framework and immediately judges; NF values are aware there's multiple approaches and takes more care to figure them out before acting on judgment.

    (That's been my personal experience.)
    It's really a shame that they have to be like that, some of them seem to have so much potential to be good people.

    I think sometimes this also applies to an NTs SF shadow. Some NTs end up developing an SF emotional processing instead of an NF one, which can lead to the same unfortunate limitations.

    That makes me wonder: are STs, ironically, more likely to have NF-like values (though they favor impersonal reasoning)? It's interesting to think about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    He also would accuse me of analyzing my feelings or second guessing myself, where as he just accepted his feelings no matter what they were, which I perceived sometimes as being dangerous.
    Yes, I see this as another major difference. In my experience with SFs, they readily accept their feelings as they are. I've heard many times from them, "It is what it is." I tend to ruminate over my feelings and analyze why I feel the way I do; what their causes and implications are.

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    Abstract feelings are some of the most intangible sort of thoughts. Logic can be laid out step by step and the error in thinking can be pinpointed with precision. Feelings based on concrete context can also respond more easily to a positive concrete context. The process for finding and correcting error are more absolute and systematic.

    For me perception and emotion are structured internally. My mind searches for patterns from experience and ideas and attempts to build cohesive patterns from these. I have dealt with a lot of thoughts dealing with a sense of existential isolation. It isn't just about feeling lonely if my friend is away and being able to be happy once they return. Instead I have an overshadowing sense of how impossible it is to ever really know someone or to ever fully connect. Each time someone misunderstands me, misjudges me, it stings not because it has a bad effect on a current circumstance which caused immediate social embarrassment, or losing a job. To me these thing pale in comparison to the fact that we are all trapped in our little blocks of ice and it is all degree of misunderstanding and disconnect. This core sense of isolation can be manifested in a thousand ways. In those instances in my life when various manifestations of it all come into alignment, my sense of being alone becomes overwhelming like being suspended in the vacuum of space. There are aspects of abstract emotional experience that are much like certain kinds of poetry. It is a distilled, symbolic reality. It's demons are like phantoms that attack, but can't be grasped, and its bliss is a momentary sense of being connected to everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I always feel like SF feeling is more judgmental because it's less apt to see the other person's side, at least not upfront on its own. It gets anchored in its singular framework and immediately judges; NF values are aware there's multiple approaches and takes more care to figure them out before acting on judgment.

    (That's been my personal experience.)
    I agree with this completely.
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