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    Default Dear INFJs: Do you love animals?

    If so, why? Thank you!

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    I love my cat.. he's my buddy.
    Actually all cats absolutely love me.
    There is no rational line of reasoning for this.

    Beyond that, I wouldn't say I have any great passion for animals. I appreciate them, and like having them around.. I don't hold them in any higher regard than humans, nor do I have less respect for them.. aside from the fact that I'll eat and wear some of them [animals, I mean].
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    Well, I do. They're so fluffy, if they are the fluffy kind.

    With pets, it's about knowing that no matter what, they'll always be there for you. It's actually a reciprocal relationship, you have the responsibility to take care of your pets but in turn you'll be greatly rewarded as well. Maybe it is only about "Feed me and I'll let you pet me" but it still feels nice, knowing that some being depends on you, no questions asked. Sometimes it feels good not questioning their love for you if you treat them well. You might not get that with human beings all the time.

    With wild animals, I guess I sometimes envy their simplistic life. Feed yourself, keep warm, procreate and die. No existential crises, no need to want more than what you can have. Well, who knows what really goes on in the animal kingdom but still, it seems simplistic enough.

    Either way, what's not to love.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    I don't hold them in any higher regard than humans, nor do I have less respect for them.. aside from the fact that I'll eat and wear some of them [animals, I mean].
    +1 to that as well.

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    Not particularly. Fluffy animals are cute, but I think people are more interesting.

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    I do not. Animal emotions (if present) don't work like people emotions, and that kind of messes with my head. I enjoy their presence somewhat if they don't stink, I'm not solely responsible for them, and they don't jump/claw/knead/bark/scratch/peck/scramble in my personal space.

    I'm such a grinch!!

    That said, I do like birds quite a bit. (Wild. Outside.)
    I think I think more than you think I think.

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    Just wondering. Why does an ENTP care about what INFJs think about animals? Something smells quite fishy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    Just wondering. Why does an ENTP care about what INFJs think about animals? Something seems quite fishy.
    He's planning on surprising his INFJ love interest with a cute, fluffy animal?

    He's wondering why all the INFJs he knows love animals?

    I don't know.

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    IME, animals as gifts are almost always a really bad idea.
    I think I think more than you think I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    He's planning on surprising his INFJ love interest with a cute, fluffy animal?

    He's wondering why all the INFJs he knows love animals?

    I don't know.
    First one doesn't seem like something an ENTP would do.

    Second one he could just ask them himself.

    ...I say he's probably planning something for revenge against an INFJ using animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyGrass View Post
    IME, animals as gifts are almost always a really bad idea.
    I can second that. Unless the person explicitly expresses a wish to get an animal as a gift, never give people animals as gifts no matter how cute the idea sounds to you or how cute and fluffy the animal is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    ...I say he's probably planning something for revenge against an INFJ using animals.
    Sounds intriguing.

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