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    I was wondering what kind of games INFP's like to play. I know I used to play games when I was little but I don't like it very much as an adult because of the competitive tension, socially draining and fear of losing. Do any other INFP's feel that way or is it just me?
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    I've never liked games. As a kid I tended to make up my own games, and they were very much like "Calvinball" in that they didn't really have "rules". Rules are stifling.

    I still don't like games because of competition and rules. Physical competition makes me worry because then I fear looking stupid, but not losing. I don't care about losing, which means I usually lose . There is a "quickness" to some games that sends me spinning - I tend to prefer slower-paced, leisurely activities that are more mental in nature.

    In some social settings games are fine if they just serve as a background to conversation. I have some nerd friends who like to get together & play these card games or taboo or something, but it's just an excuse to hang out & talk. The game just fills in for awkward silences.
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    I love word games and various puzzle type things. Those are generally affiliated with INTPs or INTJs, but I've always loved that stuff.

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    Galaga - old arcade game
    Tetris - I play it using facebook Tetris Friends app
    Scrabble - I play it on facebook - definite leisurely pace, and words!!

    Apples to Apples - fun word card game during parties, it keeps everyone pretty low key and laughing, not too competitive

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    Guess Who? and Yahtzee are also pretty fun

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    OK, clearly I'm bucking the trend here by saying I'm extremely competitve. This has always been attributed to my EXTP genes from my Dad's side of the family . Its much more of a personal push for success (I don't antagonize my teammates and harrass them for screwing up or anything) and its always very fair play and friendly but I do care a lot about winning. I think it is a perfectionistic thing; an deep interest in mastery and outdoing myself and others.

    As for games I like... I enjoy a wide variety. I particularly like word games (scrabble, upwords, boggle etc) and trivia games (trivial pursuit and pub quizs). Others have mentioned physical games but I'm not sure whether the OP meant to exclude sports (which I also love) or not.

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    Lol that's funny, the games I'm actually willing to play are all that you all described above. But yea our "T" counterparts can be better players lol
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    I'd have to say my favorite games are Shadow of the Colossus, Portal and Tales of the Abyss. I waste way too much time playing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexMind View Post
    I was wondering what kind of games INFP's like to play. I know I used to play games when I was little but I don't like it very much as an adult because of the competitive tension, socially draining and fear of losing. Do any other INFP's feel that way or is it just me?
    My INFP friend doesn't like playing FPS games =( He questions why we're killing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainne View Post
    My INFP friend doesn't like playing FPS games =( He questions why we're killing people.
    True story. I once stopped playing Warcraft III because I had to play the Orc campaign and kill elves.
    Colleague : Come on, it's just a game
    Me : Yeah, and games are supposed to be fun. I don't find that fun
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