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    Default The "SP Wannabe" INFJ

    I first read of the SP Wannabe from this thread from another forum, and I think it applies to me very well. Lately, I've been gorging myself of external vices, mainly video games. For example, I recently bought a Wii and have been playing one game I bought this past weekend. Aside from the occasional bathroom break, I may have played it nonstop for close to 10 hours. I've engaged in roughly the same behavior in the past with porn.

    I'm aware that this may be one vulgar stereotype, but does anyone else here (especially INFJs) identify with this "flavor" of INFJ?

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    Are you under a lot of stress?

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    I identify to a certain extent. I love loud music that gets me out of my head, that sort of thing. People tend to think I have a lot of self-control but I know the truth and it's kind of a veneer because I look calm, fairly quiet and fairly serious. I have a tendency to binge on favourite TV shows, internet use, and even food (really shouldn't buy potato chips because I just tend to gobble even a big bag at one go. I'm also naturally skinny which makes it easier to over-indulge in that area.)

    I do love something that gets me out of my head because I spend too much time in there. It can be so refreshing. But the binging on DVDs, internet, junk food, that sort of thing is not good and usually drives me deeper into my head in the end. Loud rock concerts and a taste for fun and adventure, now that's good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    People tend to think I have a lot of self-control but I know the truth and it's kind of a veneer because I look calm, fairly quiet and fairly serious. I have a tendency to binge on favourite TV shows, internet use, and even food (really shouldn't buy potato chips because I just tend to gobble even a big bag at one go. I'm also naturally skinny which makes it easier to over-indulge in that area.)

    I do love something that gets me out of my head because I spend too much time in there. It can be so refreshing. But the binging on DVDs, internet, junk food, that sort of thing is not good and usually drives me deeper into my head in the end. Loud rock concerts and a taste for fun and adventure, now that's good.
    I find the above true in my case as well. Though people tend to think of me as a generally "together" person, I am given to several "vices" as well. Not too bad, but like SilkRoad said, anything that "gets me out of my head." Books, music, internet, I find myself overindulging at times. But moreso when I am under stress.
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    I think INFJs have such a depth to their emotions that they sometimes can get tangled up in themselves. In this state they tend to see their own emotions in others which creates a context that they desire to escape from... so the adventurous nature of the SP seems becomes an amazing thing, because they are somehow both deep and caring (this part is projection) and still so free and unhampered. The INFJ then compares themselves and imagines then it is them who lacks the adventuresome portion and some kind of experience-based acclaim. Naturally, the INFJ tries to capture and reconcile the paradox of characteristics somehow, but finds themselves on a wild-goose chase because the goose is inferred from their own imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvidenceOfRedemption View Post
    I think INFJs have such a depth to their emotions that they sometimes can get tangled up in themselves. In this state they tend to see their own emotions in others which creates a context that they desire to escape from... so the adventurous nature of the SP seems becomes an amazing thing, because they are somehow both deep and caring (this part is projection) and still so free and unhampered. The INFJ then compares themselves and imagines then it is them who lacks the adventuresome portion and some kind of experience-based acclaim. Naturally, the INFJ tries to capture and reconcile the paradox of characteristics somehow, but finds themselves on a wild-goose chase because the goose is inferred from their own imagination.
    To be honest, I genuinely have the most fun when I don't over-analyze it.
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    This is why I had considered INFJ as my type. Despite the fact that everyone here sees me as an SP, I wonder if it's just something I've adapted to or whatnot.

    I also think there are a lot of NF wannabes. For some reason, outside of the MBTI forum bubble, I never come across NT wannabes or SJ wannabes.

    (Actually, I do, but it's more like SJ havetobes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    To be honest, I genuinely have the most fun when I don't over-analyze it.
    An INFJ having """fun""", depicted below. The SP being chased is smiling, but secretly he is freaked out.



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    Interesting. Recently I have felt the opposite. I want to be more like an INFJ. More calm, more quiet, more serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    Interesting. Recently I have felt the opposite. I want to be more like an INFJ. More calm, more quiet, more serious.
    The INFJs I know definitely are quiet and serious...but we have a silly switch too. I do love embracing the baby ESTP inside and sometimes I wish I did it more often. Every time I go to a rock concert and scream so much that the people nearby stare at me, it's one of the happiest times I've had in ages.

    "Calm" is a bit of an odd one for INFJs. It seems as though we usually look that way on the outside, but it's quite common for us to be a mass of raging thoughts, surging emotions, and general angst and insanity on the inside. Perhaps I have more trouble with racing thoughts though being enneagram 6 (you know what that's like, even if from a different NF perspective!)
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