When INFP's are depressed, not personality disorder or chemical balances, just kinda depressed with life.. what are things that make them feel better? What has helped you out of this rutt, or made you feel better?
I have an INFP friend that has been a bit sad, for like a few years now. He laughs about it sometimes.. as if its just his lot in life..and it breaks my heart. I want to help him. No not save him or fix him, I know better.. but just find a way to maybe break through and offer some relief. Thing is, I recognize that ENFP's might act a bit differently when really sad than an INFP. FOr me, I tend to distract myself with surface goodies. I know its shallow and silly, but it works.
But I don't know if getting him to come out of his cave to do things will be helpful or seen as a drain. I don't know if getting him to talk more about it, and try to inspire him to shift perspectives will be seen as meddlesome or intrusive. He admitted to me that he has opened up and confided in me more than many close friends and family that are already very supportive, and I'm sure this is because NFP's can relate so well.
Advice is very much appreciated. Speculation is okay.. but I really want to know.. what has worked for you?