but i will NOT keep my mouth shut if i detect something that will negatively affect someone i care about. and i care about most people.
i know, right? i feel helpless to influence those kinds of situations (and we are pretty good at influencing situations, so we feel incredibly frustrated when we see an ugly inevitability. what bullshit to simply smile and nod when you see someone putting their hand in the blender.)However, I also do have a bad tendency to make snippy remarks when I feel like someone hasn't taken me seriously, or is being completely oblivious to a bad situation. You know it's going to hurt the people involved and probably the people around them and you've tried to stop it but nothing's changed - it gets frustrating, like watching a train wreck from above and not being able to do anything.
I think almost every person on this planet is selfish without realizing it.
beautifully put. we're a very sensitive breed that experiences both sides of every emotional extreme. we can barely manage to reign it in: what kind of stink bomb would hit the rest of the world if we were to expose you to it? the joy you see has a very worrisome twin.I think people tend to see ENFPs' shiny exteriors and forget that inside we are serious, anxious, and broody creatures. We hide that side of ourselves to protect both you and us.
(a friend once asked me why i was always so cheerful. so i explained that it really wasn't the case, but that i chose to latch onto the happy side of things despite an awareness of The Ugly. she mockingly asked me "what do you know about ugly" so i let her into that world a bit. she then looked at me like i had just escaped from the crematorium at Auschwitz.)