Perhaps what I *am* getting at is, that in my own personal experience, and by observing some fellow ENFPs on this site, I find that we happen to be incredibly rational.
Being *emotional* and being *irrational* are *not* the same thing!!!!
'Cause you can't handle me...
"A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens
"That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."
The word emotional does imply excess, according to the dictionary, and to my past experience with the word. I however, do not think that it should carry the negative connotation, as it should only pertain the experience of emotion.. but everyone experiences emotion (save for the few nuts), so when the word it used, it is often expressed in regard to someone that has trouble controlling his or her emotions.
emotions are a sect of logic, as is anything. however, in human choice, where the use of logic is ultimately driven by emotion, a certain illogic is introduced with this order.
does it really make sense to do what "makes sense" even if it makes you feel terrible?
It depends on what sort of "feeling" you are meaning when you say "feel terrible."
Someone might feel incredible grief making a personal sacrifice for something they know is the right moral thing to do, but they would feel worse with shame and disgust in themselves if they did not do it. There might be no escape of bad feelings in a given situation. Being driven by feelings does not necessarily equate to hedonism.
I have not even made it through the first page and I have to disagree
Over all and generally speaking ENFP's lack the ability to be rational and logical. Instinctively we are not. That however is not saying that we cannot be. As long as we are able to with hold our emotions OR we are NOT emotionally attached to a situation (which is rare at best but can happen) then and only then are we able to grasp for the rational and logical response.
~t ...in need of hugs please... Jung Test Results
Extroverted (E) 63.16% Intuitive (N) 60.53% Feeling (F) 84.38% Perceiving (P) 87.1% ~Your type is: ENFP