How do you know they aren't trying "something different"?What concerns me is that I think these people are going to suffer from their emotional inhibitions for most of their life because they simply won't try something different.
What if you're only seeing the tip of the iceberg? Often, something seems simple to us from a distance because we don't know all the details. Upclose, it can be a lot more tangled.They're usually so concerned about something that they don't realize it's something VERY SIMPLE they don't want to admit for some silly reason or another.
If we are speaking of NFs, our emotional states can often have little to do with what is immediately apparent. If I am upset about something, most people do not grasp why easily; I know because when they repeat it back to me, they get it wrong. It's not an issue of being complicated so much as misunderstood at times because I'm coming from an abstract angle.
I'm not sure what this is referring to....support groups often serve as safe places to vent, not an excuse to ignore problems. Venting is an important part of healing to move on towards a solution.What's worse is they seek each other out for support and wallow in their problems as a group, confirming that everything is good (because we're all in this together!) when clearly they are not.
As for being an NF thing, I find most NFs very private people, even the extroverts. I don't really see anything indicating that these people are NFs, although this is all very vague.... In any case, it's my knee jerk reaction to try to understand how someone feels from their perspective before assuming I know what they need to do. Whoever these people are, I don't agree with this approach towards them, but then I'm not even sure what you're suggesting, outside of belittling feelings you don't understand....?
Key words: "from the outside". Do you even really know the full scope of their problem? What if you're assuming the issue is XYZ when it's something else entirely?From the outside, I can't help but think they just need to take a break from things and see that we can all be summed up to a simple, single, whole consciousness (individually, of course) and the emotions involved can be dealt with easily this way:
Are you capable of feeling compassion towards someone even if something they feel is a foreign concept to you? I notice a common theme in ESFPs to dismiss anything they have not personally experienced or witnessed in detail. These same people get mad if anyone presumes to know how they feel. :rolli:So what gives? Do these kind of people just like to suffer or do they really think these issues are so devastatingly complicated?