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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Maybe lifting someone's self esteem (good) in order to exert more influence over the person (bad).
    Ethics aside, this could end up being a win-win situation.
    There are many types of influence. Usually I consider influence the good type when it doesn't limit the other persons freedom and isn't aimed at bad outcomes. From a certain perspective it could be argued that all influence by definition limits another persons freedom, but does it? For example, if you are not aware of an option, and I tell you that this option exists, then I have influenced you a lot, but I have given you another option, thus giving you more freedom than you had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    Are you an INFP badass? Have you ever seen an INFP badass? Have you ever heard a rumor of an INFP badass existing? Answer any one.
    I am not sure that INFP could ever be a "badass" considering what little weapons we have at our disposal. We are like the glass cannon in MMOs where our ammunition takes 10 years to create one piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Hello there.


    It's hard to picture a day-to-day situation for a bad reason.
    Maybe lifting someone's self esteem (good) in order to exert more influence over the person (bad).Ethics aside, this could end up being a win-win situation.

    I guess the question was indeed a bit too vague. But i liked the answers, nonetheless, thanks guys and gals.
    I enjoy watching Fi in action. It is like a foreign language
    I know the matter isn't black-and-white and it's not easy picking an option.
    Let's everybody just do good things for good reasons and everything will be fine.
    haha, we aren't INTJs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    Dear infps,

    do you tend to tell your nights dream to your partner in the morning ?
    No. I've only related re-occurring dreams I felt had significance (my subconscious telling me something important about myself), but I saw my bf's eyes glaze over, so never again.

    My childhood best friend was an ENFP, and when she'd spend the night, we'd trade dream stories in the morning, but we both embellished for fun. My ENFP hairdresser loves talking about her dreams also, and I indulge her, as I know most don't find such talk fascinating.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oakysage View Post
    A misunderstanding. I do not mean projection bias. I talk about the way an INFP displays himself once he/she is feeling emotionally discontent. How do they act?
    I think SouthernKross explained it well.

    I tend to withdraw, majorly. I get really, really quiet, and my voice & face drain of expression. I actually fear crying in front of people, so I'm good at containing any emotion threatening to seep out. I tend to avoid people/situations that upset me, instead of confronting them (which I don't think is bad; confrontation can just be unnecessarily disruptive).

    Unfortunately, I grew up with immediate family members who are the kind to follow you into a room to keep yelling at you when you leave, or who continue baiting you after you say "stop" or "drop it" (and I literally will tell people to stop; it's not like they don't get fair warning); and so they see me as very temperamental, because they'd prod me until my temper came out (and I admit, I have a bad temper when it does surface; I go from stone-faced to vicious snapping in about two seconds flat).

    People outside of my immediate family sees me as subtly moody or irritated when I'm upset/mad, because I contain it until I am alone, and it usually dissipates a bit before I have to deal with them again. It's my natural way of dealing with negative emotion (processing it internally), and if family would just let me be when given warning, then they wouldn't have to see any ugly reactions either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I usually keep my temper (with everyone except immediate family), unless they press my buttons enough. Admittedly, as I get older, I am less inclined to take this sort of crap lying down.
    With age, I also express my hurt/angry feelings to other people better (staying mostly calm, but not shutting down), except for with immediate family. I suspect it's because family knows how to push your buttons like no one else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    Dear INFPs: Have you ever done something very, very petty? If so, what do you feel about it - shame, regret, anger?
    I've had many petty moments over my lifetime, as most people have. I feel all of the above when I give into pettiness. On a rare occasion, I feel some moral justification that squashes the embarrassment for being petty.

    I can relate to the movie character Amelie who pulls little tricks on people to "punish" them for being "bad". I'd "punish" people in small (sometimes anonymous) ways, out of some righteous anger, and I admit it was very petty. While I may have had good reasons to be offended, I should have handled it differently (ie. communicating with the person).
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Unfortunately, I grew up with immediate family members who are the kind to follow you into a room to keep yelling at you when you leave, or who continue baiting you after you say "stop" or "drop it" (and I literally will tell people to stop; it's not like they don't get fair warning); and so they see me as very temperamental, because they'd prod me until my temper came out (and I admit, I have a bad temper when it does surface; I go from stone-faced to vicious snapping in about two seconds flat).
    I laughed when I read this, just imagining what would have happened if my family did this to me. I feel sorry for you. I hate it when people prod me if I'm desperately trying to contain anger or strong annoyance. I just snap like crazy person and fly into a rage. But as you say, its just deserts.

    With age, I also express my hurt/angry feelings to other people better (staying mostly calm, but not shutting down), except for with immediate family. I suspect it's because family knows how to push your buttons like no one else.
    Yes, my ESTJ sister does in particular. She knew exactly how to push my buttons at age 3 or 4 . And I suppose it also that, when you're around family the self-control systems aren't at full strength - strong feelings slip out more easily.
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    they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

    - Emily Bronte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Dammit, I'm an INFP; I like win-win situations. Don't ask any moral dilemmas, because they just stress me out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    No. I've only related re-occurring dreams I felt had significance (my subconscious telling me something important about myself), but I saw my bf's eyes glaze over, so never again.

    My childhood best friend was an ENFP, and when she'd spend the night, we'd trade dream stories in the morning, but we both embellished for fun. My ENFP hairdresser loves talking about her dreams also, and I indulge her, as I know most don't find such talk fascinating.
    Pretty calculated for a dream
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    What are your (INFPs) hobbies?

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    < Originally Posted by entropie
    Dear infps,

    do you tend to tell your nights dream to your partner in the morning ?>

    My husband is an ENFP. He always tells me his dreams. I tell him mine, but not all of them. I screen them first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlippoth View Post
    What are your (INFPs) hobbies?
    reading, writing, painting, sitting in stillness, astronomy, article tangents on wikipedia, sewing, designing, creating, stuff.

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