This is basically a question for everyone, but I'm particularly interested to know if any ENFPs or INFPs are like this too.
Basically, are you an honest person? Not necessarily brutally honest, but pretty much inherently honest? And does it bug you if you're accused of being otherwise?
XD When it comes to honesty, all I gotta say is this: though I'm normally harmless and sunny, if you accuse me of being dishonest or assume that I'm lying because "everyone does", you WILL push one of my few red buttons, and I WILL come at you like a wild turkey on steroids and metaphorically scratch your eyes out. I cannot STAND to be thought of as insincere or dishonest, and I actually strive to be as frank and true to myself as much as possible. If I lie, it's either because I honestly believe that I'm telling the truth, or because I'm just trollin' the person to get a reaction out of them, but in the case of the latter I will drop a million and one hints to let the other person or group of people know that I'm not being serious.
I do not lie because:
i) I'm not good at it. I'm quite skilled at being honest (if lying is a skill, can honesty be one too?) but I'm a very poor liar. XD It's too much work; I find that telling the truth is so much easier than working up a lie and sticking to it.
ii) There is very little use or need for lies. If someone asks me about something or someone that I do not wish to discuss and/or that I do not think is any of their business, I will change the topic, or else tell the minimum truth, but I will not lie. I just won't... unless a situation requires me to lie because telling the truth would negatively affect or even harm someone I love or care about (e.g. a gang of criminals ask me where my brother is; so I lie without even thinking about it, because nothing good can come from telling the truth).
iii) People say the truth hurts, but I think that lies hurt more. Furthermore, I believe the truth shouldn't hurt; people should just accept things as they come and do their best. If a certain outfit does not look good on you, I'm not going to lie to you about it; it's ridiculous to do so. I don't believe in the whole "not hurt someone's feelings" argument, because in lying to them you might make them believe things that aren't true, and ultimately that will hurt more. If the fucking dress doesn't look good on you, then get one that does, and if it's a weight problem (i.e. you are too big for the dress, or the dress is too big for you), then address it and do something it about it, even if you have to ask others for help. No good will come out of making yourself or others believe things that you know to be false.
Honestly, I feel so strongly about this that (odd as it might sound) sometimes I wish I committed a crime (something silly, like dropping condoms filled with water on top of the heads of the political idiots on Parliament Hill) just so I could plead GUILTY about it; I'm so sick and tired of seeing courtroom scenarios on TV where people again and again and again pleade NOT GUILTY even though they know what they did is wrong. It's like... why can't you accept and own up to what you did? If you're gonna do something bad, or at least against the law, at least have the fucking balls to own up.
...This whole thing came up because I went to the money office shit of my uni today and explained the situation to the bitch who was handling my student loan about how I'm gonna need more money because my current loan doesn't cover my jan-april student fees, and she was nice about it but... I got the feeling that she thought I was BSing or not being honest, which pisses me off, because, like, BITCH, IF I HAD TWO FUCKING THOUSAND DOLLARS JUST LAYING AROUND FOR NO REASON DO YOU THINK I WOULD BE GETTING MY ASS IN DEBT IN THE FIRST PLACE? AND YES, I HAVE A JOB... AT MCDONALD'S. WHAT PART OF FLIPPIN' BURGERS AND MINIMUM WAGE ARE YOU CONFUSED ABOUT? DON'T MAKE ME SLAP YOU.
/unnecessary, no1curr, etc.
But yes, accuse me of being a liar, and I'mma go at chu liek dis: