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    Default Personal growth for an ENFP is ...

    ... learning how to knuckle down to do boring things.

    Well partly.

    Developing Fi is cool.

    But you also have to learn how to sit down long enough to do taxes or finish that boring job before the boss fires you.

    Part of it is becoming more 'normal' so you the kids can rely on you to feed them.

    Maybe we're the type that doesn't want to grow up. Ever.

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    That's what orphanages are for.

    And taxes are for pussies that like the comforts of living within the system. If you sell drugs for a living, riding your caravan throughout the world and home school your kids, they'll still grow up fine. As fine as the son or daughter of an ENFP can ever be I mean.

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    Some of it is, yes, although i don't think I identify nearly to the same degree as you've described in the OP.

    It's less that I don't want to grow up, and more that I don't want to "grow up" in the conventional sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    That's what orphanages are for.

    And taxes are for pussies that like the comforts of living within the system. If you sell drugs for a living, riding your caravan throughout the world and home school your kids, they'll still grow up fine. As fine as the son or daughter of an ENFP can ever be I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    ...As fine as the son or daughter of an ENFP can ever be I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP
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    My point exactly!

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    i'll have you know that i'm the daughter of an enfp and i turned out just fine! fine i tell you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tortoise View Post
    ... learning how to knuckle down to do boring things.

    Well partly.

    Developing Fi is cool.

    But you also have to learn how to sit down long enough to do taxes or finish that boring job before the boss fires you.

    Part of it is becoming more 'normal' so you the kids can rely on you to feed them.

    Maybe we're the type that doesn't want to grow up. Ever.

    Tis true. Tis true.

    At 35 years old, I have finally learned to embrace the boring.

    I don't even mean that in an ironic, sarcastic way--there really IS value in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    My point exactly!
    your point was that every children of enfp will be doomed to be fucked up in a way that they get mad if someone tells them that their mom/dad did a lousy job on raising them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    your point was that every children of enfp will be doomed to be fucked up in a way that they get mad if someone tells them that their mom/dad did a lousy job on raising them?
    No. My point was that every children of ENFP will be doomed and you being an INTP is proof of that.

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