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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecttcelfeR View Post
    How do you deal with those that you can't make a connection with?
    Do you mean this on non-romantic or romantic terms?
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    Both. I would see this more directed towards non-romantic though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Yes...but it need not be extremely literal. It's more abstract than identifying directly with a feeling/experience. I've mentioned in many INFP threads about extrapolating from personal feeling to understand somewhat foreign ones - it's something like that.
    Yeah, I wish I could just absorb your brain and get your meaning. I am having difficulty understanding the nuances involved.

    This requires vulnerability of course, which may be the issue with some men not relating easily.
    This is an area I have trouble with. I think the root of it is that I am suspicious and afraid of my own emotions (in the sense that they can overwhelm and take over), so as a result I have trouble connecting on that level. I am trying to work on it, but as you can guess, I am all thumbs when it comes to what I am actually feeling. My emotions seem to stay in a range of excitement, anxiety, or anger. The more subtle emotions feel like faraway voices that I have to strain to hear. Not sure how to improve my hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Not sure how to improve my hearing.
    Through connecting, hahaha. I would say that it's like taking an emotion that you are familiar with and then from this familiarity try to analyze it in a new way creating a new emotion that allows you to grow further as a person, emotionally speaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Interesting...I've definitely always seen intercourse as more physically vulnerable for a woman for similar reasons.
    And there is that cliche about the terror men have of being penetrated. It is obvious how that can factor in here. Perhaps all men should be penetrated to feel true vulnerability. The penis is always external so it is rarely a threat to vulnerability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecttcelfeR View Post
    Through connecting, hahaha. I would say that it's like taking an emotion that you are familiar with and then from this familiarity try to analyze it in a new way creating a new emotion that allows you to grow further as a person, emotionally speaking.
    I think you've got a good point. Maybe I will gain access to more complex emotions by trying to connect. Good point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecttcelfeR View Post
    How do you deal with those that you can't make a connection with?
    Well, these are the majority who are relegated to friendly acquaintances. Or they may be a casual friend if we can relate through other means, such as general interests.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Interesting...I've definitely always seen intercourse as more physically vulnerable for a woman for similar reasons.
    The way men are vulnerable: emotion.
    The way women are vulnerable: physical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Well, these are the majority who are relegated to friendly acquaintances. Or they may be a casual friend if we can relate through other means, such as general interests.
    Does this work well in a work enviroment too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    The way men are vulnerable: emotion.
    The way women are vulnerable: physical.
    Seems like a fair trade-off.

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