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    Default INFJs and Nostalgia

    Can't help to notice a lot of us INFJs here have our locations set to "sometime in the past" "lost in nostalgia" "some other time". Must be a common thing among us.

    So, along with the same topic here, what things do you INFJs feel nostalgic for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling View Post
    Can't help to notice a lot of us INFJs here have our locations set to "sometime in the past" "lost in nostalgia" "some other time". Must be a common thing among us.

    So, along with the same topic here, what things do you INFJs feel nostalgic for?
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    I'm totally like this and was informed that it made me an INFP.

    I am deeply nostalgic especially for things from my formative years (I'm talking like birth to six/seven), or which remind me of that time period.

    I also love history, so that's of course seperate from nostalgia, and just about imagining what it would be like to live in a different era.

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    My childhood, some special events and people that have been printed on my mind, some songs, some books, some movies, the usual.

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    I get very strong nostalgia and saudade for many things/times/experiences. I'm very audial, so I am acutely aware of music that for many people fades into the background, or is transient. I hear it and remember it and can use it later to put myself into the past or call up feelings. It is a neat trick, but I think it only works on me, not other people so much, even if they were there, too.
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    I'm deeply nostalgic, too.

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    This might sound funny, but I find myself feeling nostalgic for the present time knowing it is about to be lost to the past.

    There is always a background ache of a nameless nostalgia that is comprised of everything I have ever lost and a knowledge of future loss.
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    I don't think I'm particularly nostalgic beyond the typical GenX refusal to let go of cartoons and stuff. I have some wonderful memories, but overall, now is better than the past and I'm always looking forward to the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I don't think I'm particularly nostalgic beyond the typical GenX refusal to let go of cartoons and stuff. I have some wonderful memories, but overall, now is better than the past and I'm always looking forward to the future.
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    In general the past is just the past and its main importance is how it influences me now.

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    I don't really find myself nostalgic about much. I have a much bigger problem not living in a created future in my head. I do reminisce but it is usually with music and how it made me feel... the music may remind me of a situation or a person, but I honestly don't really think much of the past once I have worked it out.
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