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    Quote Originally Posted by songofcalamity View Post
    My xSFP friend thought I was a ghost, screamed and I 'woke up'.
    this happens to an INFP friend of mine ALL THE TIME.

    scaring people with his disconnectedness at least.

    and I do have to wake him up sometimes. Sometimes I choose not to and that can be fun too.

    And sometimes still, I try to figure out where he is and go hang out with him
    So you were born, and that is a good day.
    And someday you'll die and what a shame.
    But somewhere in the between, theres a life in which we all dream,
    And nothing and no one will ever take that away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metaphours View Post
    THEY'RE ROBOTS, NOT ALIENS, GODDAMIT.

    Squiddies!!! AHHHHHHH!


    I have felt this way before many times, btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwv6r View Post
    Okay, I guess I am putting myself out there to sound really weird, but I've been wondering if any other NFs out there -- especially INFs or perhaps INs -- experience what I have difficulty labeling so I will just call it "freaky mind-body dissociations."

    What I mean by this is, most of the time I'm merrily going about my day, but occasionally, seemingly out of nowhere, I get weirded out with the sudden thought "Oh my god it is so weird that out of all the people I could have been I'm me and I'm inside this body and brain seeing out of this one particular perspective, holy crap that's so weird." It doesn't happen often and it's not necessarily unpleasant -- just kind of strange and surreal. I'm especially prone to it after a long movie that I got really into. I come out of the theater and I'm like "Whoa, I forgot I was me for a little while" and being me and seeing all the mundane normal things around me that I've seen a million times before suddenly seems very strange.

    It's kind of like that freaky scene in the Matrix where he realizes his life has been a hallucination and he's actually been in that tub of water alongside all the other humans having his mind controlled by aliens. It's not that I think I'm in a tub of water having my mind controlled by aliens, but it's like, how would I know if I were since I am only living through the eyes of my one particular body?

    Hmm. I hope I'm not coming off as too insane here. I swear I'm actually a pretty stable, healthy productive citizen and all that.

    Anyway, I've talked to my ESTP husband about these little "freaky mind-body dissociations" and he cannot relate at all and seems a little spooked any time I mention it. However, I talked to an INFP friend about it a while ago and she said she experiences it too. So that made me wonder if it was an NF thing or perhaps an INF or IN thing? And is there a term for it? If so let me know because I'd kind of like to learn more.

    Please don't rip me apart here or tell me how crazy I am, I'm a sensitive little INFJ who's just curious...
    haven't read anything else yet...but...i totally know what you're talking about and think it's so bizarre how separate my mind and body can seem. i just got home and was driving on the highway just listening to music and thinking and it wasn't till i got to a ramp that i had to slow down at that i became aware of wth i was doing...if that makes any sense...it's like my body was on auto pilot and...i was totally in my head for about 20 min...is that normal? do other people do that too? and should i be concerned?

    but yes...i know what you mean...i've decided that's why i'm so clumsy too because i'm only partially aware of my physical body...like it's just kinda along for the ride...it's way weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    Me too. I don't think I can connect mine to any specific catalyst (you & others mentioned movies, daydreaming, etc.), but I get this too.

    FYI that you may or may not already know: the part in bold print sounds like 'jamais vu' to me. It's the opposite of 'deja vu'. Jamais vu is when you are someplace familiar, but you feel like you've never been there before. It's got the same disorienting feel to it as deja vu. I get it too when my head is in the weeds.
    whoa...never heard of that. i have that too sometimes! what a trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwv6r View Post
    Okay, I guess I am putting myself out there to sound really weird, but I've been wondering if any other NFs out there -- especially INFs or perhaps INs -- experience what I have difficulty labeling so I will just call it "freaky mind-body dissociations."

    What I mean by this is, most of the time I'm merrily going about my day, but occasionally, seemingly out of nowhere, I get weirded out with the sudden thought "Oh my god it is so weird that out of all the people I could have been I'm me and I'm inside this body and brain seeing out of this one particular perspective, holy crap that's so weird." It doesn't happen often and it's not necessarily unpleasant -- just kind of strange and surreal. I'm especially prone to it after a long movie that I got really into. I come out of the theater and I'm like "Whoa, I forgot I was me for a little while" and being me and seeing all the mundane normal things around me that I've seen a million times before suddenly seems very strange.

    It's kind of like that freaky scene in the Matrix where he realizes his life has been a hallucination and he's actually been in that tub of water alongside all the other humans having his mind controlled by aliens. It's not that I think I'm in a tub of water having my mind controlled by aliens, but it's like, how would I know if I were since I am only living through the eyes of my one particular body?

    Hmm. I hope I'm not coming off as too insane here. I swear I'm actually a pretty stable, healthy productive citizen and all that.

    Anyway, I've talked to my ESTP husband about these little "freaky mind-body dissociations" and he cannot relate at all and seems a little spooked any time I mention it. However, I talked to an INFP friend about it a while ago and she said she experiences it too. So that made me wonder if it was an NF thing or perhaps an INF or IN thing? And is there a term for it? If so let me know because I'd kind of like to learn more.

    Please don't rip me apart here or tell me how crazy I am, I'm a sensitive little INFJ who's just curious...
    I recently realized that I am actually, honestly an INFP. I've scored INTP and INFP on Myers Briggs tests, but scored INTP more often. A funny thing happened and I realized that I was only scoring as an INTP because I had changed my inherent personality to be more of a thinker. A defense mechanism against feeling. I also hated the seeming connotation of feelers not being intellectual/smart etc.

    ANYWAY, I have felt this EXACT thing before. I have wondered whether I was alone in feeling it. It's like the sudden realization. I am alive. Conscious. I can't force it to happen but I think it happens after moments of intense concentrating on something else. (like you said a movie) But sometimes I have felt it randomly as if God or someone of his ilk dropped a sword-thought from the sky and it cleaved my head in two. The thought burrowing deep into my cerebral tissue. It makes the back of my neck/head kind of tingle and feel warm. I can relate so so much to this. It's comforting to know there are others!

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    To be honest, when I experienced the dissociation as a child, it was an effortless and strange sensation. I was walking down the stairs with my second grade class, and for no reason at all, I completely detached from my "self." I was looking at the wall, and it was like being an alien force that occupies people's bodies for periods of time. I was curious as to why I had been assigned to this body, at this particular time in history. Why hadn't I been assigned to another body? It was a really weird feeling.
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    I see myself outside my body many times in dreams.

    But in the real world I often wondered what would happen if MY soul was transplanted in someone elses body. Like literally being put into someone elses shoes, experiencing the same circumstances they did EXCEPT my mind was fully aware I was in someone else's body and rather than thinking as if it belonged to me, it had a third party perception of whatever was happening at the moment.

    This may very well be a NF thing but its quite fun as long as you don't tell others about it. Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dani_elle View Post
    I see myself outside my body many times in dreams.

    But in the real world I often wondered what would happen if MY soul was transplanted in someone elses body. Like literally being put into someone elses shoes, experiencing the same circumstances they did EXCEPT my mind was fully aware I was in someone else's body and rather than thinking as if it belonged to me, it had a third party perception of whatever was happening at the moment.

    This may very well be a NF thing but its quite fun as long as you don't tell others about it. Lol!
    archaically, reincarnation??
    So you were born, and that is a good day.
    And someday you'll die and what a shame.
    But somewhere in the between, theres a life in which we all dream,
    And nothing and no one will ever take that away.

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    jaku: Maybe possession! Mwahahah!

    No idea!
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    hahahaHA!
    i guess it's all dependent upon the space-time frame.
    ...and your evil soul
    So you were born, and that is a good day.
    And someday you'll die and what a shame.
    But somewhere in the between, theres a life in which we all dream,
    And nothing and no one will ever take that away.

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