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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm totally just pointing this out and does not reflect me true feelings, but your title sounds like you're saying INFPs are naturally messed up, and I know that's not what you meant. ANd you sound introverted like me, because there are periods where i need to be around people but i can go weeks without them it's more about balance
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    Well I am diagnosed with Avoidant Personality Disorder. ^^; so for me it is kind of like that. Being social makes me very very anxious. I can hide it mostly and "act", even suppress the feeling inside....but my hands will still tremble. I still like people thou, I'm just scared out of my mind of being judged, guilt tripped and criticized, rejected. If i do go and talk or hang out with people I am comfortable around :P then I do seem to be more cheerful/have more energy for hours afterwards.

    The constant anxiety can be very draining thou...and I feel very "exposed" all the time in social situations.

    I go against my fears on a daily basis...there is not other way. I was HSP from the get go, shy and all that but some stuff happened (don't want to talk about that) and I basically retreated so it doesn't happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I'm totally just pointing this out and does not reflect me true feelings, but your title sounds like you're saying INFPs are naturally messed up, and I know that's not what you meant. ANd you sound introverted like me, because there are periods where i need to be around people but i can go weeks without them it's more about balance
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    yeah. the title is "hilarious".

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    Yeah infps are all messed up thats my thoughts exactly. They are ranked #2 in messedupiness shortly after the entp !
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJ View Post
    Dont be sad, it has advantages. We are everywhere treaten with care cause everybody immediantly believes our mental retardedness + we can go to the cinema for the price of 12 year olds, cause nobody would doubt that aswell
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Interesting. You telling me that makes me cringe too, so IDK whether that's specifically an INFP thing? (I can't imagine saying that around colleagues myself.)
    Same here....I can stick my foot in my mouth, but it's not like an INFP trademark style of humor to be tongue-in-cheek rude.

    As for seeming less enthusiastic about new ideas
    - INFPs can seem unenthusiastic because some don't express reactions so overtly.
    - It can be non-committal attitude more than a dismissive one. "I don't know..." can mean you don't want to say good/bad just yet until you think about it more. It probably is due to being a dominant rational type & wanting to reason it out a bit before taking action; and for an introvert that's an internal, individual process, whereas an ENFP may want to keep pinging ideas around with others.

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    your title sounds like you're saying INFPs are naturally messed up, and I know that's not what you meant.
    I thought that also, and it made me laugh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley3112 View Post
    Ne is the lens they use to see everything else. It is inherent it can not be pinpointed. Ive noticed that youll see more enfps talking about fi violations than fi doms!
    Yeah, I've noticed how ENFPs seem more ready to identify with Feeling associated traits than INFPs. INFPs seem to identify more with being introverted & even iNtuitive than Feeling sometimes (weirdly enough), and when they do identify with Feeling it's often the rational & idealistic aspects of it. They'll talk of being dreamers, passionate about ideas & personal interests, but less so about the people side of Feeling. In addition to what you mention, I think it's also due function roles. For that reason, Ne has a more personal bent for INFPs, and Fi takes on a more social aspect for ENFPs.

    Anyway, to the OP, I agree to consider where your mental focus is. It's also worth noting that ALL people get tired of interacting at a certain point. Just as introverts need some interaction, extroverts need some alone time. It's simply human to feel a bit drained after lengthy interaction with other people. Introverts tend to have lower thresholds, and they'll often be quiet & reserved as a way of conserving energy. Outgoing introverts tend to be so in short bursts; they don't maintain it for very long.

    What strikes me as interesting is how you note that you forget about people for lengths of time & are content to do stuff alone; INxx types are more likely to fall off the face of earth from friends/family than ENxx types. The forgetting goes beyond social anxiety; it's an intense focus on the inner world so that you forget about others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Yeah, I've noticed how ENFPs seem more ready to identify with Feeling associated traits than INFPs. INFPs seem to identify more with being introverted & even iNtuitive than Feeling sometimes (weirdly enough), and when they do identify with Feeling it's often the rational & idealistic aspects of it. They'll talk of being dreamers, passionate about ideas & personal interests, but less so about the people side of Feeling. In addition to what you mention, I think it's also due function roles. For that reason, Ne has a more personal bent for INFPs, and Fi takes on a more social aspect for ENFPs.
    You're right! I never thought of this before, but my INFP boyfriend always claims he's a thinker (who focuses on possibilities), while my ENFP friend is always more concerned about what's right and wrong (whether or not you should be vegetarian so you won't have to hurt animals, etc.) Maybe it's because your dominant function comes to you so naturally you tend not to be aware of it. My INFP said he never realized how quickly he had an emotional reaction to things until I pointed it out to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    Maybe it's because your dominant function comes to you so naturally you tend not to be aware of it. My INFP said he never realized how quickly he had an emotional reaction to things until I pointed it out to him.


    i thought i was an INFP for a while especially because i am very values-oriented.

    but the fact is i swim in so much Ne that it's like a fish in water

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    After I got my Feelerness pegged down, my next question was deciding whether I was an Extravert or Introvert. Historically, I haven't been a very social person, but that had a lot to do with external influences. What eventually made up my mind on being an Extravert is that figuring out my own thoughts and feelings on things can be a struggle unless I have somebody to bounce them off of. Even without people being in the loop, I process a lot better if I even just write or depict something to contemplate.. I have to externalize it before I am able to take it in properly.

    I remember reading some Extravert description stating that it just so happens that people are just a really great resource for Extraverted functions, but not the only resource. Being Extravert, and being sociable and constantly around people are definitely corrollated, but not synonymous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    What eventually made up my mind on being an Extravert is that figuring out my own thoughts and feelings on things can be a struggle unless I have somebody to bounce them off of. Even without people being in the loop, I process a lot better if I even just write or depict something to contemplate.. I have to externalize it before I am able to take it in properly.
    this is very well worded and exactly true for myself as well.

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