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    I have a really mean, sarcastic sense of humor, but I don't come across as cynical. Probably because I'm not cynical.
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    I'm cynical. Isn't cynical the sane way to be?

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    Yes, I've always been a cynical (or at least sarcastic) person and people sometimes mistype me for an INTP.

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    Cynicism is just angry, wounded optimism. (Their true opposite is apathy.) I think that a healthy INFP is naturally optimistic, but once that's injured, it can be a long road back. Though I rarely lapse back into melancholy any more, the appreciation for dark humor is a permanent addition. The best I can do now is "darkly optimistic," often descending to "brightly angsty." But hey, at least now I know how to fix my self-talk when it goes over a cliff! That'll serve me well until I die, at which point I expect it to stop working so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    I can relate. I don't get mistaken for other types, because I don't know anyone who types, but my 'public' face is very cool, and probably seems arrogant/superior at first blush. This is a calculated self-protective measure; once you get to know me, I'm very inviting and open to contact.
    inside I'm often cynical, and value logic highly (mostly as a 'checking' function for intuition).
    I can relate to this.

    And a lot of the posts here, I really appreciate it.

    The INFPs on the global chatter INFP forum really annoy me sometimes. The vast majority are extremely INFP, it always makes me question my being an INFP (which I undoubtedly am) as I don't really feel that I fit in there.
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    Cynical INFPs are kind of a bummer.
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    Used to be! Now it just takes a bad mood to bring that back.

    But I discovered I'm actually too idealistic to pull that crap off for long.
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    I know of an INFP who relates well to my dry and sarcastic humor, but she is by no means a cynical person- she cannot help herself to feel the good in people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SciVo View Post
    Cynicism is just angry, wounded optimism. (Their true opposite is apathy.) I think that a healthy INFP is naturally optimistic, but once that's injured, it can be a long road back.
    Exactly.

    To start with, INFPs and INTPs are often hard to distinguish from one another irl. Fi is cold and prickly, you cold, prickly, cynical INFPs.

    But on top of that, I agree in the case of INFPs the cycnism/sarcasm is a defense/cover up/coping mechanism to having been hurt/disappointed. And once an INFP has been disappointed or hurt, watch out!
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    Oh noes, I've been looking at a fundamental aspect of human nature from the narrow point of view of my specific temperament! I am truly a failure as an NF.

    Ah who am I kidding, I totally forgive myself for disbelieving that someone could really think so poorly of the human race, what with us being such a beautiful treasure of infinite variety and all.
    Last edited by SciVo; 08-25-2009 at 12:10 AM. Reason: clarifying the sarcasm
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