To your statement lecky i have to say that both extreme ends are unhealthy narcissism: caring too little and caring too much. For example taking care of other persons emotional needs above yourself and extensively is narcissism, you don't recognize your limit's nor the other persons private area. You see...Like being a therapist to another person and attaching him/her this way to you. INFP know how people feel and that's base for manipulation.
Narcissism is not that simple term.
I dont know are these issues only common in INFP's, but like you can see above, my biggest problems have been several mental disorders: borderline personality disorder, narcissm, ptsd, depression, anxiety, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, bipolar and so forth. My head drives me crazy.
Thread: Common INFP Issues
05-24-2014, 05:31 AM #291All the people are crazy; way or another - me
It's just my avatar, i'm not a scary person - also me
06-03-2014, 11:01 PM #292
I think INFPs can come across as self-pitying, willfully negative, and/or trying to create drama even when we're not. Sometimes I'll simply be explaining something the way I see it or exploring an idea in (what I see as) a balanced way, and then I'm surprised to find out that the person I'm talking to thinks I'm complaining or intentionally focusing on negative things.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” - Hermann Hesse
06-04-2014, 08:54 PM #293
07-08-2014, 06:45 PM #294
most of my issues in these last many recent years (I forget how many years it is now, seems like it's going on like 5 years now) stem from work & job-related issues. explicitly job-related really because i have my own 'work' i do & it has nothing to do with these jobs that are so draining & stupid. ah, whine whine whine. i've whined about this for years. i've also had issues with feeling unenergized to talk to people. recently small anxiety attacks, one in particular stemming directly from an online job application to CVS drugs. fucking LOL on that one. as an amazing weirdo with limited social skills & no potential for conventional success i just bother a lot of people & they want me to be different but that-
one more thing: gas prices.
07-08-2014, 10:33 PM #295
Hey, I don't know if you'll all get this, but do other INFPs feel like they wear masks? Like they steal personality traits from people around them in order to be accepted?
08-13-2014, 07:38 AM #296
There was a period when I felt very lonely so I decided to wear a sort of Fe mask for some time in order to socialize more and meet friends. I got quite good at it but it was very exhausting. I still do it sometimes, but not nearly as often.
As of late, I've been putting on a Te mask out of necessity. I've found myself in a situation where one of my main priorities is getting certain things done as efficiently as possible. I'm not sure how succesfull I'm going to be, but I'm hoping for the best.
09-02-2014, 11:45 PM #297
absent-minded: "So, after turned the grill off, did you remove the chicken?"
Who doesn't love carcinogens?Night is another candle
09-02-2014, 11:49 PM #298
09-13-2014, 02:11 PM #299
THIS, is exactly how/why my relationship with an INFP ended how it did.
I definitely feel like if you dont say anything, your'e holding back something negative and since the INFP will pull away not communicate and be so distant, The INFJ feels like they are left holding the bags, as if it could only have been important to them.
The is definitely that pervasive feeling of "I need more information"
09-26-2014, 10:24 AM #300
I think the ruthlessness I display, due to infantile Te, after someone repeatedly violates my values disturbs me.Night is another candle
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