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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat as most of you. I haven't been told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, per se. People just tell me what they assume that I'm thinking. And they are usually correct. Sometimes I play it off and scoff, but yeah, they pinned me.

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    People come to strange conclusions about my expressions. In some ways I have been told I have an expressive face and in other ways I have an unusual ability to hide my feelings. I guess the intersection between those two features leaves unexpected impressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    People come to strange conclusions about my expressions. In some ways I have been told I have an expressive face and in other ways I have an unusual ability to hide my feelings. I guess the intersection between those two features leaves unexpected impressions.
    I find this really interesting. I never thought of it this way. I would love to see what everyone sees and if I am in fact expressing what I'm feeling or if it's some other odd expression.

    Have you ever been told that you look angry when you are really deep in thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmonyizmine View Post
    Have you ever been told that you look angry when you are really deep in thought?
    Yes all the time. One co-worker even thought I hated him or something because of the look on my face when in fact I was actually contemplating something completely different.

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    I don't think it's just an INFJ thing. I have known many INFPs, EXFJs, and 1 ISFP that wear their emotions on their sleeve. I think Fi can be just as expressive as Fe in that department sometimes. But it probably has to do w/ many factors outside of MBTI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmonyizmine View Post
    I find this really interesting. I never thought of it this way. I would love to see what everyone sees and if I am in fact expressing what I'm feeling or if it's some other odd expression.

    Have you ever been told that you look angry when you are really deep in thought?
    Yes I have. For me intense thought can be misconstrued as anger as can an attempt to muster the strength to get cleaning done when I need to run on adrenaline. Deep depression is misconstrued as peacefulness, and anxiety as whatever suits the person observing. I guess happiness comes off fairly straight unless it is a deeper form in which case I seem more reserved. The worst one is when I am socially shy and people take offense as though it means something negative. I've been told I had the sweetest face someone ever saw, that I was the toughest one in the department, that I was sarcastic, fragile, narrow, tenacious, judgmental, broad minded, too nice, a stick up my butt, a fun girl, peaceful and tranquil presence, seemingly anxious and lost, etc. There are so many contradictory things people have accused me of being, that I have mostly just given up about it.

    The best theory I came up with is that I am mostly a blank canvass, with an underlying expressive tone which brings out other people's imaginations and fears. They each paint their own ideas onto me. I came up with that idea when studying Freudian psychology (which I don't fully subscribe to) because in that process the counselor deliberately makes themselves a blank canvass to draw out the patient's tendency to project and therefore self-discover.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
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    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    I don't think it's just an INFJ thing. I have known many INFPs, EXFJs, and 1 ISFP that wear their emotions on their sleeve. I think Fi can be just as expressive as Fe in that department sometimes. But it probably has to do w/ many factors outside of MBTI.
    Oh yeah. Having a fair complexion and blushing easily is not a good thing, especially if you have friends and colleagues who enjoy teasing you about it
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    Toonia & Peguy:
    I too get asked why I am angry when I'm seriously contemplating something.

    I wonder why it gets perceived as being angry? Is the look too intense? Have you thought about this?

    Oh, to be like a video game and be able to view things in third person

    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    Yes I have. For me intense thought can be misconstrued as anger as can an attempt to muster the strength to get cleaning done when I need to run on adrenaline.
    Wow, so this might be why my husband asks me why I am angry or stressed out while cleaning when I am really on a mission to get it done so I can relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    I don't think it's just an INFJ thing. I have known many INFPs, EXFJs, and 1 ISFP that wear their emotions on their sleeve. I think Fi can be just as expressive as Fe in that department sometimes. But it probably has to do w/ many factors outside of MBTI.
    I've wondered this. I mentioned earlier I wonder how much of it is nature and how much is nurture and environmental factors during your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I've been told I had the sweetest face someone ever saw, that I was the toughest one in the department, that I was sarcastic, fragile, narrow, tenacious, judgmental, broad minded, too nice, a stick up my butt, a fun girl, peaceful and tranquil presence, seemingly anxious and lost, etc. There are so many contradictory things people have accused me of being, that I have mostly just given up about it.

    The best theory I came up with is that I am mostly a blank canvass, with an underlying expressive tone which brings out other people's imaginations and fears. They each paint their own ideas onto me. I came up with that idea when studying Freudian psychology (which I don't fully subscribe to) because in that process the counselor deliberately makes themselves a blank canvass to draw out the patient's tendency to project and therefore self-discover.
    You edited your post while I was responding

    I've heard a lot of those terms too.

    Your theory is really interesting. So it is possible that people are viewing your expressions through their lens of life experiences, etc.

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