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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan of Beans View Post
    That's probably the case for a lot of people. Not necessarily for everyone though. My own mental health started to deteriorate in 2000 already. But those are different kinds of issues, so yeah...
    It's hard for me to really know, because I'm aware of my position as a sheltered American.
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    Please disregard if this doesn't apply to you. No such thing as universal truth in my humble opinion.

    - Initially trusting people but then growing to find out they're not as great as my imagination made them out to be.
    - Using my imagination to create my own sense of identity because I fear that I have no unique identity at all.
    - Making bad life choices because I was trying to be somebody I'm not.
    - Wasting too much time. Procrastination on a *massive scale*
    - Not being able to stay employed for long. So far anyway. I hope this changes and I can keep a solid occupation. I need one.
    - Taking things personally without even realizing I was taking it personally. I just thought the person meant to offend me. Feel free to tell me otherwise.
    - Falling into a fantasy type of love with almost anybody that both brings out the best in me, and makes me feel better just to be around them.
    - Seeing the best in almost everybody else thus making me feel very insecure about myself. This also leads to me having an unrealistic view of famous people that did bad things. (For example, I like Joseph Stalin, even though I am well aware of all the evil things he did to so many people. Not trying to defend him but he had an abusive father, which probably led to him joining Lenin. Please don't try to convince me that I shouldn't like him. I'm just willing to overlook his vices. I think everybody does that to some extent with famous people they want to admire.)
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    Prone to depression

    Not ambitious and career focused enough

    Contradiction between feelings and actions

    Indecisive

    Self-doubt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Hysteria View Post
    Prone to depression

    Not ambitious and career focused enough

    Contradiction between feelings and actions

    Indecisive

    Self-doubt
    I know what all of that is like, too.
    "Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes.Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’…’til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over wide and then… then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’." - Quint, Jaws

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    Do you guys use humour to hide/protect your inner sanctum from invaders? Act sarcastic or silly to keep people at a certain distance? Do you ever feel like you have an external persona that acts as a shield, and helps you meet surface demands? Do most people realize how sensitive you truly are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    Do you guys use humour to hide/protect your inner sanctum from invaders?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    Act sarcastic or silly to keep people at a certain distance?
    Yes. I also like to indulge in whatever amuses me. Maybe I just want to laugh at all the nonsense around me. At times, the boundary between genuine humor and a social shield can be difficult to determine, and they can blur together, becoming the same thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    Do you ever feel like you have an external persona that acts as a shield, and helps you meet surface demands?
    I'm just in the habit of setting boundaries, if not explicitly then implicitly. Humor and amiability are the best ways I know to keep people at a distance when I can't be invisible. I'm not sure I'd call it a persona, although it is that, but to me it feels like a mode. It's when I turn off (emotionally, critically) and coast through an interaction. I don't have to get invested. I don't have to worry about the other person investing too much in me. It keeps things simple. It makes things tolerable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forever_Jung View Post
    Do most people realize how sensitive you truly are?
    I didn't think so. I didn't want them to. But people have called me sensitive many times. So yeah, they do.

    I also have a habit of oversharing at times. It's very all-or-nothing with me. Either I'm telling the truth as I see it, or I'm obfuscating and hiding my true perspective. Moderation/balance isn't a strength of mine.
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    I took a test on 16 personalities and came up infp diplomat? From what I read it's pretty spot on but I would like to see if there's other tests that are more detailed in their evaluation of me and my personality. Maybe if I can figure out my personality type specifically I can start changing my life and myself for the better if I understand myself better... I'm new here so sorry for just jumping in. Not really sure how to post so this was the most relevant thread I could find. Sorry again.

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    Why is it that some human beings don't like numbers and routine as much, and why was I born with a large imagination that does not translate to immediate external or measurable results in the external world..? you know...

    I hope maybe I'm from the future.
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    Does anyone ever think that somehow, their sense of desire and passion is in someway effected by their immediate life circumstances? I at times think that, you know, I'm kind of useless in a practical sense. I know everyone says that there can't be too many intuitives because nothing would ever get done, but isn't it fair to say that maybe if you were in a situation that without question, or the possibility of a change in circumstances, actually adapt and become more practical and efficient at more grounded tasks that are not really your main focus?

    I really did horrible in all the constructions jobs I had, tho.

    Actually that's kind of a silly question, lol. I am sure there are many INFP's who have found themselves in those situations and stuff, and I guess I wonder how it turned out for them. Like, if you had to support your family, or something, and you were the only one capable of doing it? (without he benefit of having a choice in how you went about supporting them, etc)
    But then you know, I think I am fucked. I am a product of the modern age, I don't think I could really handle life in too natural of an environment, completely in the wilderness or living too much off the land.

    I am like a radiated computer child, I have been warped by modern technology into some kind of an alien being. I wonder if that`s just the words of someone very pampered.
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    Does being an INFP male mean that I pretty much have to settle for a brash, assertive, angry woman? Like being an INFP somehow subject myself to being someone's pretty petty? except I am like a male, so there is no pretty.

    Either that, or I am just like this gnarled carny freak with a poetic heart of gold no one can see under my tattered street warned clothes? am I?
    Seriously, I'm like a fucking carny.

    I'm poor as shit, and a complete outcast to 'well to do-regular' society. I mean, not even a little. COMPLETELY. I might as well just hang out with bums and petty criminals my whole life, and vagrants, low-lives.

    *sigh* oh hey, I can play the guitar really well. BETTER GET USED TO IT.
    Being a bum.

    I think after this realization, and acceptance (of mothers gasping in horror, and shielding their children's eyes at the sight of me, and people generally avoiding me) I think I need to work more on my street tough facade or something. But seriously, I am just not street enough. I am like fucking foppish, and this weird, slightly 'intellectual' guy; who the fuck takes that seriously? I guess I am just a square peg in a round hole. God damnit.

    INFP, YOU@@@!!!!111
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