So I just stumbled into a thread on the INTJ forums (which I
trollfrequent ) and saw a thread about feeling happy for other people. While the answers varied (a lot more, "Yes" answers than I expected), most of them were followed by, "But..."
Those either said that it wasn't the same kind of happiness or that they only felt happy for close friends, and some of them even said they outright didn't feel happy for people.
I think what made me wonder about this more was the people who said yes. If they feel good for people, then we know it's possible for an NT to actually feel something other than the typical Dr. Evil emotions.
So why don't we see NTs pulling from the NF playbook more? Why don't NTs dress in hippie clothes like we do and have hugging parties?
Okay, okay, seriously... But it did bring about the pseudo-related queston: are NFs the only type that values empathy as a force by which to live?
I mean, I know ISFs are pretty fuzzy and emotional like we are, and most of them do volunteer work and are interpersonal people But how come it's usually the NFs that incorporate empathy into their daily lives?
Or if there are any NFs that don't, why don't you?
Or are INFPs just weird?
Or am I just weird?
What's going on up in here?