I love the world. I have nothing but optimism and joy when it comes to the subject of people. Sure, there are bad people in the world, but everyone has the potential to be a great person. Everyone has the choice to do the right thing at some point in their lives, and I always expected them to take it... especially if someone is hurt.
Yesterday I was riding my bike to school, and it's fairly icy everywhere, especially for my part of the country. My bike slipped out from under me, and my phone went flying from my pocket to ten feet away splattering in to pieces. I landed right on to my elbow. As it contacted with cement there was a faint "Craaaaack". I couldn't get up from the ice and pain. I screamed "HELP ME, SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME. MY ARM IS HURT. HELP, PLEASE."
I know it seems stupid, but I turned slightly and looked a woman who was with her kids in the face. They were twenty minutes early for the elementary school I have to pass every morning. She looked me in my teary face and kept casually walking away. Several more people saw me screaming for 5 minutes and just kept on their merry way, even though I was crying and begging for help. I finally got myself up, and had to walk for another 20 minutes holding my bike and my backpack until I got to school and finally got some help. I was sent home, where I found out what I knew which was that I had a fracture in my elbow. It wasn't so much the injury that distressed me as much as my view on the world had been shaken. I was raised that if you see someone crying and begging for help you either get help or run over and help immediately, and I have been in situations where I have done just that. These people looked me in the face and kept going. I'm scared to leave my house today, in case something else happens and no one is there to help me. An ENFP friend of mine faced discrimination that challenged his normally idealistic view on the world and destroyed him for a day. He was sobbing so much that we had to call his dad to come get him because he wouldn't even lift his head off the table in the Principal's office.
Sorry for the TL;DR but it's a fairly disturbing moment in my life. Have you ENFP's (Or any other personality type for that matter) had an event happen that shook your ideas of the world that surrounds you? Did you find it temporarily debilitating? Do ENFPs in particular have a tendency to overreact or is it called for/ do we have a tendency to be over-idealistic?