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    Quote Originally Posted by anii View Post
    I do this too. And I almost always regret it later when I've ripped someone a new one in my altered state. Hmmm... I wonder if "The Hulk" is an image of an INFP under stress. Mild-mannered so-and-so becomes a giant green raging beast when pushed too far.
    I've been compared to the Hulk and felt I could relate to him when I was younger

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    I don't think that description is very good... The things are so all over the place. It's essentially saying there's nothing in common INFJs do when stressed.
    In common with what Nighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    when i get stressed i use Ti most.
    Which makes sense, assuming you are INFJ. It's my theory that no particular type goes totally to their weakest function without going through the succession. For an INFJ, their next introverted function will be Ti and the extraverted Se. I had a discussion with DD on this exact same thing since the ISTPs next E/I functions would be Ni-Fe, causing them to may give an appearance of an immature INFJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "?" View Post
    Which makes sense, assuming you are INFJ. It's my theory that no particular type goes totally to their weakest function without going through the succession. For an INFJ, their next introverted function will be Ti and the extraverted Se. I had a discussion with DD on this exact same thing since the ISTPs next E/I functions would be Ni-Fe, causing them to may give an appearance of an immature INFJ.
    i dunno if i agree with that model. i use Ti all the time anyways -- in some ways it's stronger than my Fe. and the time in which i'm using Se the most is when i'm playing music -- pretty much the least stressful time possible.

    i mean, it's possible the model applies to most people. but it doesn't apply to me very well. i think any kind of strict model is gonna leave people out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dissonance View Post
    i dunno if i agree with that model. i use Ti all the time anyways -- in some ways it's stronger than my Fe. and the time in which i'm using Se the most is when i'm playing music -- pretty much the least stressful time possible.

    i mean, it's possible the model applies to most people. but it doesn't apply to me very well. i think any kind of strict model is gonna leave people out.

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    I don't exactly agree with that either...

    Usually something stress you out because it goes against your dominant & auxiliary function. A problem that can't be readily handled by those two.

    Stress... next option would be tertiary... however I don't think you can ever turn off the dominant function. Certainly not Ni in my case. Depends on how well tertiary is developed for you. Mine isn't bad... so I get stressed out when my tertiary Ti can't cope. Then there's only inferior function remaining that shows up.

    However everything is still driven by your dominant.

    So in my case... it explains the too many thoughts in my mind going way to fast and not making any sense. That's Ni on overdrive and Ti trying but failing to keep up... The emotional outburst and movement will be inferior leaking out.

    So depending on how stressed out you are, you slide along those functions. But your dominant ALWAYS drives everything.

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    that makes sense.

    though i can't think of a time i've ever reached Se that way...i guess my first 3 always handle everything.

    well...i think Fi comes in, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    What kind of behaviors do you exhibit when stressed?
    I become more withdrawn, i also get moody and become extra sensitive.

    How is your normal mode of thinking altered when stressed?
    Not good. I get really confused when i'm stressed, and i really go into what i think is a "thinking mode", but really i just get more irrational than ever and say things that don't make a lot of sense.

    How do you deal with stress?
    it depends on how stressed i actually am, but unfortunately i usually eat or cry, and then i go somewhere to be alone and lay there and look up at the ceiling trying not to think of anything.

    What kinds of things stress you out?
    bills,bills,not having enough money to pay bills,when anything bad happens that i don't expect(like my car breaking down or something), trying to do too much,meeting deadlines, being late for something.
    Interesting, I have a girlfriend that is an INFP. We have been together 2 years. I have found out in that time that she reacts almost exactly in this way as well.

    I think I do a very good job of being patient, understanding, and overall just being there for her. But I still find that there can be amounts of time where she is just shut down.

    Could you maybe give some advice on how you would like someone to help you in times of stress? Or is this something that can't really be helped and she needs to get through it on her own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judous View Post
    Interesting, I have a girlfriend that is an INFP. We have been together 2 years. I have found out in that time that she reacts almost exactly in this way as well.

    I think I do a very good job of being patient, understanding, and overall just being there for her. But I still find that there can be amounts of time where she is just shut down.

    Could you maybe give some advice on how you would like someone to help you in times of stress? Or is this something that can't really be helped and she needs to get through it on her own?

    honestly i've found that there isn't anything that can really help me when i'm feeling this way, no matter how patient or understanding a person is, you just don't think they really understand. But it also depends on the situation that is stressing me out. For instance, My clutch went out in a really bad area a few months ago, so i was stranded on the side of the road scared and pregnant, so i call my boyfriend crying and although he thought i was being a bit irrational he came to my side as quickly as he could and got me out of there, and my stress was immediately gone.
    However if it is something that can't be fixed so soon, there really isn't anything anyone can do. If your girlfriend is anything like me, she'll just want to sort of be alone and eat some ice cream or something until the issue resolves itself, or she feels up to resolving the issue. You being patient and understanding really will help though, because people who aren't patient and understanding ALWAYS make the situation worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scantilyclad View Post
    honestly i've found that there isn't anything that can really help me when i'm feeling this way, no matter how patient or understanding a person is, you just don't think they really understand. But it also depends on the situation that is stressing me out. For instance, My clutch went out in a really bad area a few months ago, so i was stranded on the side of the road scared and pregnant, so i call my boyfriend crying and although he thought i was being a bit irrational he came to my side as quickly as he could and got me out of there, and my stress was immediately gone.
    However if it is something that can't be fixed so soon, there really isn't anything anyone can do. If your girlfriend is anything like me, she'll just want to sort of be alone and eat some ice cream or something until the issue resolves itself, or she feels up to resolving the issue. You being patient and understanding really will help though, because people who aren't patient and understanding ALWAYS make the situation worse.

    Thanks for the reply. That information is helpful

    To bad the issues she has are circumstances that are pretty difficult to overcome. Her and I being in a long distance relationship, bills, and taking care of her impossible mother. All of these things at once take a huge toll on her.

    Though on a good note, all of these things will be resolved soon. =)

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