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    How do you figure reciprocality is not important in expressing love?
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    Noooooooooo! Don't feel that way. You guys are just as awesome as Fe users. I guess I know what you mean cuz I sometimes watch ENTJ's and think that my Ti useless. Like - they actually *use it*................with people! *gasp*

    Bottom line though is we are who we are. We can learn from other types, but we shouldn't feel like we are less than them. Like, Fe could learn a bit of discretion from Fi. And learn from Fi not to exude so much fakery. We all have our strengths.
    Haha! Well, here is some of my thought process on why Fe makes me feel useless at times.

    I am trying to think of a new career to get into, and one idea I have is becoming a therapist. I love talking with my friends and family and listening to their problems, helping them brainstorm new ideas, being able to use my empathy for the greater good, etc. But then I start thinking about why INFJs are the stereotypical counselor type, and the Fe-auxness of it all smacks me in the face. I am not confident in my abilities to showcase and sustain a caring facade to people. I don't want to spend years getting my Psy D, loving the whole process... and then discovering 6 months into my new career that I am burned out, and I go on some crazy rampage where I grafiti bridges with sarcastic sayings.

    So then I start thinking, ok.... what kind of career would value Fi? And that's when I get stumped.

    Help Wanted:

    Looking for quiet individual to lead us on an emotional crusade as we enter the 22nd century! Pegasus provided. Inquiries, please email or text because we don't talk on the phone.

    Being able to sleep on your bed sans sheets for a week because you are too lazy to make your bed, an added bonus that will yield +200 points to your resume.


    Maybe there is a reason INFPs are only 2% of the populace.



    I feel like I am being emo/whiny/INFP right now, and I really don't mean to be that way. Fo srs. I think sometimes I just feel handcuffed by myself. Either other people have expectations that I should be more emotional, or it feels impossible to express, etc.

    I get your Ti/Te example... and there is sort of a parallel to that. I could be wrong, but from my point of view... I think Fi is a lot more vulnerable to being open than Ti is. If you express your Ti viewpoint, you've thought about X topic in a logical fashion with evidence and a reasoning behind Point A to Point Tau. If I start getting super Fi, I think I am all over the board... Half of my "reasoning" is backed up by "Well, *shrugs* I just feel this is the right answer." Which makes it easy pickings for any Te-user to sit there, frown at me, and start explaining where I have gone wrong. Or I feel the need to express my affection for someone and in my head I think, "Oh god, we have said FAR TOO MUCH! Abort mission! Abort! Abort Code Alpha Mary Sigma Blue Whale!" Meanwhile what I have actually said is something along the lines of "Hey friend, you're a great listener. Thanks for being there for me!" And in my head I think "Oh good gravy! I've said far too much! They are going to think I stalk them!"

    Man, I am really rambling today... I better go check on my... stuff.....

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    Reciprocity isn't necessary for their to be love. Love should simply be expressed. But, if one expresses love and doesn't receive reciprocity, they may start to wonder what's wrong or if the other's person's feelings have changed. It's like an extroverted person going up to someone new at a party and being like, "Hey, how's it going. Nice to meet you, I'm John." And then the other person (an introvert) feels overwhelmed by the extrovert's high energy and just gives a blank stare - like a deer in the headlights. And then the extrovert might wonder "uh oh, did I do something wrong? He doesn't seem excited to meet me. In fact, it doesn't even seem like he wants me around."

    So, reciprocity isn't *required* of anyone. But, it's like a way of "responding in kind".

    Another way of putting it is if you told a really funny joke and someone just went "oh". It's like, "OK, maybe they don't like my jokes. Maybe they want me to get away from them. Maybe I smell? Maybe...........................???"
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    Or, if someone sticks out their hand to offer you a handshake, do you respond in kind by shaking their hand...or do you just walk away and say, "I don't want to reciprocate?"
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    i relate to Fe. i don't know what it is, i find that my Fi ends up being a partial simulacrum of Fe at times. i'm good at cards, birthdays, etiquette, stuff like that. i think Te and Si do their part in supporting ENFP attempts at interpersonal relationships.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vala Faye
    Te will pick up some of that organizational slack once you get into it.
    yep.

    i don't think that description is necessarily a great one of Fe, though. the way i understand Fe is as focusing on the relationships between people, as opposed to on the people themselves. Fe users understand personal transactions and interpersonal communication, they understand where people stand with others and how one should appropriately behave with another person of a certain classification (friend/ close friend / mentor / etc.) this is what i go to my Fe dom mom or bff for all the time - i have trouble understanding how to properly relate to people that i can't be 1-on-1 with. like phone calls or emails or things like that. how do i interact with them if i can't know who they are inside? tricky, tricky things...

    it's always easy to spot a Fe dom/aux, though, because they have a wonderful "smoothness" with people. it's just like they know how to glide along and glide others along with them. like they're moving through water or something. my mom can go into a store with something to return because it was broken and she'll come out with three new friends and a handful of free coupons, in addition to her new not-broken item.

    i'm not answering the question here, am i... was there a question? oh man, Ne, foiled again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    i relate to Fe. i don't know what it is, i find that my Fi ends up being a partial simulacrum of Fe at times. i'm good at cards, birthdays, etiquette, stuff like that. i think Te and Si do their part in supporting ENFP attempts at interpersonal relationships.



    yep.

    i don't think that description is necessarily a great one of Fe, though. the way i understand Fe is as focusing on the relationships between people, as opposed to on the people themselves. Fe users understand personal transactions and interpersonal communication, they understand where people stand with others and how one should appropriately behave with another person of a certain classification (friend/ close friend / mentor / etc.) this is what i go to my Fe dom mom or bff for all the time - i have trouble understanding how to properly relate to people that i can't be 1-on-1 with. like phone calls or emails or things like that. how do i interact with them if i can't know who they are inside? tricky, tricky things...
    Interesting description here. I may be looking at Fe-Fi differences all wrong, actually. (I would be delighted to be wrong in this instance! )

    Gotta think about this stuff.

    By the way, I don't want my posts to sound like I am down about Fi - because ultimately I do love who I am - it's just there are times that I feel out of my element... when I think I shouldn't be so out of my element... Am I making any sense?

    I'll think on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    I don't understand. If ENFP's don't use Fe, then why do cog tests show me as NeFi/FeNi? I thought that ALL of the cog processes can be available to someone.. but the PREFERENCE for an ENFP is just NefiTeSi. I've seen other people, even INTJ's comment on how they have both very high Te/Ti functions.. etc. I also read at some point that you can use your not preferred functions, but one tends to use a darker or more negative side.. shadow?
    function tests are crap, they just measure how you behave, not where the behavior came from. but they try to draw conclusions about where it came from, therefore they give false results. for example i score high on Fi on function tests, but its just my Ti abstracting( http://www.nyaap.org/jung-lexicon/a/#abstraction ) from Fe and it may look like Fi, but its not(functions tests sucks and 8 function theory is just an explanation for this abstraction from some random guy who doesent understant jungian typology properly and is drawing his own conclusions from it). ENFP "Fe" is Fi abstracting from Ne or Te.

    this whole shadow function isnt jung or MBTI, its same random peoples theories.. there is 4 functions, which are oriented I or E. ENFPs have their F oriented I, not E. Ne + Fi is what creates strong empathy for ENFPs. they have high activity on brain areas that have mirror cells + Ne is all brain areas blinking like christmas tree -> they mirror others = having understanding about them and because of this understanding about other people, they feel what they feel strongly = similar things that Fe creates.

    number one thing you need to learn about MBTI/MBTIfunction tests is that dont count on them

    cba to explain this more now since im bit drunk
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    okay i guess i need to give an example.

    first of all functions in their simplest form are:

    S = is there something there? what is there?
    N = where did it come from and where it is(or could be) going?
    T = what is it that is there? what is it?
    F = what is it worth?/ is it worth it or not?

    E = these functions oriented towards external world
    I = these functions oriented towards internal world

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    abstracting = removing stuff that is not essential to it from external world to internal world. introverting stuff from external world to internal world
    empathy = seeing what is inside on external world. sort of like projection, but not precisely but more like when you look at this picture http://www.dissentingview.net/Themat...tImage13MF.gif , what do you see happening in it or what led to this situation. what ever you came up is empathized to it. extraverting stuff from internal world to external world

    ENFPs do F to internal world (Fi), then use empathy to "project" it to external world with Ne(or sometimes Te). this Fi moving to external world due to empathizing looks like Fe. But Fe is simply measuring the worth of things directly from external world, ENFPs always put the value of things from their Fi, instead of seeing the value directly from external world. in conclusion, its just Fi + Ne(or Te) looking like Fe and some idiot couldnt see the difference because he didnt have enough understanding about the subject(abstraction/empathy part), so he made up 8 function theory, that got popularized on the internets, because most people on the internets doesent have much understanding abiut the subject either.
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    Okay, I get what you are saying here, but I don't understand why you are chosing to convey it as FACT when it is simply a theory. Your chosing Jung's theory over these other peoples (and thats fine) but I want to know WHY. Beyond being a die-hard jungian follower .. I want to know how, or what proof, or what evidence supports that NE-FI or TE-Fi is creating or "abstracting" something that would appear very much like Fe. Or any functions for that matter. Where in Jungs works did he say that all cognitive processes are not available to each type, and more importantly, do you understand how he came to this conclusion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    Okay, I get what you are saying here, but I don't understand why you are chosing to convey it as FACT when it is simply a theory. Your chosing Jung's theory over these other peoples (and thats fine) but I want to know WHY. Beyond being a die-hard jungian follower .. I want to know how, or what proof, or what evidence supports that NE-FI or TE-Fi is creating or "abstracting" something that would appear very much like Fe. Or any functions for that matter. Where in Jungs works did he say that all cognitive processes are not available to each type, and more importantly, do you understand how he came to this conclusion?
    Quote Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research#Scientific_research
    A common misunderstanding is that by this method a hypothesis could be proven or tested. Generally a hypothesis is used to make predictions that can be tested by observing the outcome of an experiment. If the outcome is inconsistent with the hypothesis, then the hypothesis is rejected. However, if the outcome is consistent with the hypothesis, the experiment is said to support the hypothesis. This careful language is used because researchers recognize that alternative hypotheses may also be consistent with the observations. In this sense, a hypothesis can never be proven, but rather only supported by surviving rounds of scientific testing and, eventually, becoming widely thought of as true. A useful hypothesis allows prediction and within the accuracy of observation of the time, the prediction will be verified. As the accuracy of observation improves with time, the hypothesis may no longer provide an accurate prediction. In this case a new hypothesis will arise to challenge the old, and to the extent that the new hypothesis makes more accurate predictions than the old, the new will supplant it.
    i have seen some EEG tests that support this hypothesis that jung made, also i have experienced this me thinking i use Fi(because tests said so), then later realizing that i was abstracting from Fe using Ti.

    everything is hypothesis, even the things that you see as "facts".

    the reason why im choosing jung over these other theores, is simply because i have noticed them not to be consistent with the hypothesis that they make and have noticed that jungs hypothesis has been consistent with it.

    jung said basically that all functions are used by all types, but the functions are S N T F and orientations of the functions vary between types. i dont need to understand why he came to these conclusions, if i see that these conclusions serve the best understanding(more consistent than others) about this matter, when looked at jungian function point of view.
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