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    I wonder what traits that NF's share could be used for nefarious or morally ambiguous purposes. Since this group is considered the most empathetic or even ethically concerned, how does the dark side (or the Shadow, I guess) manifest among NF's?

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    I think the main one people bitch about is manipulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I think the main one people bitch about is manipulation.
    Yes that.

    How do you know I'm not manipulating you right now.
    *puts some effort into it*
    How do you feel now, manipulated yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I think the main one people bitch about is manipulation.
    Yes.
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    Yeah, i manipulate, often without even meaning to.

    I also can totally switch off from people, kind of go cold, shut down from them and never talk to them again.

    I have a long rope limit, but once it's reached that person gets door slammed.

    Terrible things happen to good people every day.
    Consequentially, I am not one of the good people.
    I am one of the terrible things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud of Thunder View Post
    I wonder what traits that NF's share could be used for nefarious or morally ambiguous purposes. Since this group is considered the most empathetic or even ethically concerned, how does the dark side (or the Shadow, I guess) manifest among NF's?
    NFs could easily become like Rorschach from Watchmen if they were to deem those around them to be "morally inferior".

    I think with INFPs the ESTJ shadow could result in someone being not so much "manipulative" (as an ENFX, perhaps) but rather "calculated".
    That girls are raped, that two boys knife a third,
    Were axioms to him, who'd never heard
    Of any world where promises were kept,
    Or one could weep because another wept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijntje View Post

    ...I also can totally switch off from people, kind of go cold, shut down from them and never talk to them again.

    I have a long rope limit, but once it's reached that person gets door slammed.
    ^ This.

    Also holding a grudge....for years. Once that rope limit is reached, nothing said or done by that person will make any difference. That as far as I am concerned you are completely removed from my life, non-existent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijntje View Post
    Yeah, i manipulate, often without even meaning to.

    I also can totally switch off from people, kind of go cold, shut down from them and never talk to them again.

    I have a long rope limit, but once it's reached that person gets door slammed.
    What's your type?



    Btw, isn't the dark side of ENTJ and ESFP can be manipulative too?

    I thought that's common for any type when it comes to emotional manipulation.

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    I'm an INFP

    Terrible things happen to good people every day.
    Consequentially, I am not one of the good people.
    I am one of the terrible things.
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    NFs could probably also get people to tell them anything--and in an NF gone bad, that information could be used for anything (personal gain (especially if the Fi in an ENFP is feeling wronged in any way)) or even to sabotage another person.
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