I love crazy people. I have a huge patience level and wide boundaries talking with random kooky people and having random kooky conversations and random kooky chance first meetings. Only people who may have more are ENFJ and ENTP.
I wouldn't look at you crazy Maabus for that, and if I did I would either be kidding or else I would be more intrigued.
So irks --
Maturity plays a big role in any type, but this is especially true of ENFPs. ENFPs I am gleaning mostly from this forum but also RL, run a wide gamut.
I think ENFPs who are still really "green" and haven't developed their Te/Ti or developed their self-confidence could get on my nerves. I think a big achille's heel of ENFPs is to learn good judgement and discernment.
Oh, and flakiness. Not cute.
Tell you a story. I was at the Zoological Park in North Carolina by myself one day. Lets me think and just practice my few artistic urges through photography. Anyways I was staring at this sculpture that looks like one of those auto spinning doors you see at high end hotels, airports, etc... Well it was just made out of bars and I started to spin it. Out of nowhere, I started thinking up a new theory on Introverted Intuition related to physics. You can read the first post of my blog to see the summary of my thoughts that day. Let me say it was comforting to later do research and find other physicists who had similar lines of thinking (though mine is concentrating on genetics and DNA in a way).
Short story synopsis: Just playing with some damn sculpture put me into a thinking loop about meaning outside of physical reality for several hours. That is "crazy". I will say communicating (writing, speaking, etc...) was the hardest skill for me to ever learn due to how fast I thought of things and trying to describe it I would jump way ahead and miss sections due to the rush of thought. I still do it once in awhile if I'm not concentrating or go back and check my work. It actually sucks at times because most of the time I can't keep communicating all these thoughts so I A.) summarize or B.) not express them, and store them for personal growth.
... It would be a mistake to think we're all about fluffy kittens all the time.
See, it's not so much the content of your ideas which are intimidating, it's the -tone- of the debate.
ENFPs are attracted to ideas, it's in our nature. So yes we'll pay attention to the conversation but at the same time be totally grossed out if there is too much testosterone in the air.
Sure, be controversial, be passionate about finding the magical Truth. Just keep it clean and quiet? Thanks.
That was my point, though: Sometimes we don't want to be clean or quiet. Sometimes we enjoy being dirty and loud with each other, and it bugs us when Fs of any type show up and tell us to stop being so mean to each other. That's like standing outside a boxing ring yelling at the athletes to stop hitting each other because it's not nice to hit people--you've got to take the context and motivations of participants into account before you place a moral judgment.
If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?
Short story synopsis: Just playing with some damn sculpture put me into a thinking loop about meaning outside of physical reality for several hours. That is "crazy".
I don't know about the rest of the ENFPs, but I would be fascinated if someone thought up something "crazy" like that. I'm usually the one making the weird connections between things and getting the :confused: look from people.
And I LOVE playing Risk (haven't played Stratego since I was a kid, so I probably suck now).
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." Frederick Douglass