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    So I am in a new relationship and everything freaks me out. I don't know how to decipher what's true and what's not, what's real and what's my paranoia. Ne isn't often a problem for me, but now it's generating all these alternative possibilities and scenarios. And I cannot tell if it's my gut instinct or just Ne over-drive trying madly to see ahead so I won't trip and mess myself up again. You know what I mean? I am trying so, so hard not to make the same mistakes and to see the future, but it's not like that's possible. No matter what, can I really be 100% accurate? I'm sure there have been posts about this in the past. I can't quite recall what the general consensus was. I believe Ni also is problematic with paranoia. How do you even begin to trust someone? Or trust what you are seeing and believing when there are many different interpretations, lies, facades...possibilities. I feel like I either can end it (easier) or let myself go and trust again (v. difficult), just let all my fears go but I am stuck in the middle in-between.

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    Ne = the opposite of paranoia. paranoia is more Fe or Ni
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    And to think for all these years these wonderful Ne users have been telling me that paranoia is an exclusively Ni problem. Unusually this most often occurs when they undertaken an action and I point out what this highly visible and notable real world phenomenon represents on a personal level. The counter-query would be: is a distinct lack of forethought and responsibility exclusively an Ne phenomenon? No, that's a hasty generalization.

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    Uh, no. Ne is also paranoia in a sense that they consider other possibilities that link.

    "OMG if I don't find my wallet I'm so screwed -> SHIT, my money's gonna be gone -> OH NO, my credit card might get maxed out -> how am I going to pay for it?! -> I'm going to be bankrupt!"
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    It's not paranoia. And it has nothing to do with Ne.

    I do the same thing.

    It's so annoying.

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    Ne doesn't equal paranoia but it's inherent in it when it happens. Name a paranoid schizophrenic who isn't entertaining different non-surface level connections and possibilities, they're just believing the wrong ones. Nothing about Ne means the interpretations have to be true.

    INTJs and INFJs are so much more tethered to reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    It's not paranoia. And it has nothing to do with Ne.

    I do the same thing.

    It's so annoying.
    This is the 2nd best post I've read today.

    Congratulations! You also win the 'but it's me and therefore this does not apply by default!' failed counter-rationalisation prize!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    INTJs and INFJs are so much more tethered to reality.
    This has not been my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwace View Post
    Uh, no. Ne is also paranoia in a sense that they consider other possibilities that link.

    "OMG if I don't find my wallet I'm so screwed -> SHIT, my money's gonna be gone -> OH NO, my credit card might get maxed out -> how am I going to pay for it?! -> I'm going to be bankrupt!"
    My mom does that and she's ESFP, I'm pretty sure.

    She exaggerates. She freaks out. MELODRAMA. I am my mothers daughter but she is like me TIMES TEN. Maybe she's just insane.

    I don't really see her as an ENFP because she's so into tangible reality, and less about theory, unless it directly applies to something she is experiencing or cares about.

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    Actually that might fit quite neatly into some Demon Ne under stress or something. Because she only does it when something goes wrong...she thinks more things will go horribly wrong. We're all going to die.

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