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    Yes, I have a couple of email buddies (ENFP and J) who do it and that, per se, doesn't bother me. What does bother me though is getting a letter asking me this or that about myself.... what I think or how I'm feeling. I reply and they don't reply back. Its like WT they got the info.. satisfied their curiosity and just dropped it. That does make me feel like less than human to them.

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    I do it all the time. Sometimes I go overboard on my questions.

    But more interesting I think is the reason you don't ask questions. It sounds like privacy is your dogmatism. You're "life principle" if you will. It sounds a lot like a dogma that you live by. I have the same thing, but it's a different principle. I try as hard as I can to avoid living by faith in my life. If I believe something based on faith I try as hard as I can to destroy that belief as fast as I can, and this is for reasons I won't bother getting into. It would take pages.

    But I'm wondering if NF's, or more specifically ENFP's, have a dogmatism they live by. Maybe this is just a rehashing of the "life principles" thread, but it seems like it's an exclusive thing that no one else has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapStick View Post
    I sincerely respect people's privacy, and have a disdain for gossip. I enjoy getting to know people who enjoy revealing themselves, if at any point I sense resistance, I simply stop. I am never one to *pry*, but if the person is a *willing* participant, then yes, I am one to ask, and ask, and ask!!!

    I agree on this. This is what I mean when I wrote on my post that I do ask questions but I stop if I see I made somebody feel uncomfortable.

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    I enjoy the ENFP shower of questions. I especially love it when they don't hold back on their curiosity --no matter how taboo the area of my life may be to discuss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcea Rosea View Post
    I agree on this. This is what I mean when I wrote on my post that I do ask questions but I stop if I see I made somebody feel uncomfortable.
    Yup, that's how I do, pretty much!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by phyllodaydream View Post
    I enjoy the ENFP shower of questions. I especially love it when they don't hold back on their curiosity --no matter how taboo the area of my life may be to discuss!


    Gotta love the people who appreciate this about us, much love!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapStick View Post
    Yup,
    Actually I have nothing to add. I just wanted to quote the famous ChapStick.
    I just love this April's fools thing (or whatever it is really called in Enlish.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumn View Post
    I have seen a couple of references here fairly recently about ENFPs "mining people for information" by trying to get them to open up and asking them all kinds of questions. I thought this was kind of curious, since I don't think I do this. I really find that I am a private sort of person, and, accordingly, I also try to respect the privacy of others. I often want to ask questions and learn more about people, but if anything I ask too few questions and sometimes wonder if I leave people thinking I'm not interested in them and how they're doing, when in fact I really do want to know more about them (what they've been doing lately, what they think about certain things) but don't want to invade their privacy.

    ENFPs, what have your experiences been in this regard? And those of you who know ENFPs, how have your experiences with them been with regard to this?

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    I don't mind being mined, but if I feel it's an invasive procedure, like I'm being drilled for an answer to a question I don't particularly want to answer I will ask the same question of the other person because it will probably be a question they don't particularly want to answer either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapStick View Post
    In that sense I totally admit to being a "peeler", in my frequent attempts to uncover *why* that person "doesn't know". LOL.
    Hi CC, nice posts.
    But with due respect, I would classify this as being 'nosy'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikesen View Post
    I do it all the time. Sometimes I go overboard on my questions.

    But more interesting I think is the reason you don't ask questions. It sounds like privacy is your dogmatism. You're "life principle" if you will. It sounds a lot like a dogma that you live by. I have the same thing, but it's a different principle. I try as hard as I can to avoid living by faith in my life. If I believe something based on faith I try as hard as I can to destroy that belief as fast as I can, and this is for reasons I won't bother getting into. It would take pages.

    But I'm wondering if NF's, or more specifically ENFP's, have a dogmatism they live by. Maybe this is just a rehashing of the "life principles" thread, but it seems like it's an exclusive thing that no one else has.
    While respecting privacy (my own and that of others) is important to me, I wouldn't go so far as to call it a life principle. I do think there are other things that are both more important and more primary. The idea of a "personal dogmatism"/life principle is an interesting one, though.

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