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    And they say INTPs are complicated.
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    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    INFPs can be overly modest & need to be hit over the head that someone is interested in them romantically. Sometimes they don't know how to respond when they realize someone actually is interested.
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    Very accurate. I don’t assume anything or take anything for granted.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Between you & me & everyone else here :P, you could probably exploit this aspect of INFPs. I'm pretty sure loads of INFPs end up with xSTJs because they doggedly pursue the INFP until she caves (more typical behavior of the xSTJ than xNTJ, IMO). You might not want to win someone over that way, but I think it's an option.... If she was really, really not interested in the tiniest bit, then I think that would be clear by now.
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    LOL So true… my ESTJ pretty much sent me the equivalent of a memo letting me know we were now in a relationship. Whereas an INTJ had an opportunity to have something together for several years, then proceeded to profess undying love after I was already married. We are often so full of doubts about various aspects (the other person's feelings, how to act, what to say, etc.) that them taking leadership in the relationship is a very effective strategy. That’s why I said the way you asked her out was A-ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    My personal experience with INTJs is just that... I'm curious about them, just enough to go out a few times, but if doesn't begin to develop beyond a curiosity (which it never has thus far), then I lose interest. You have to squeeze every ounce of potential & make it work for you, then you must make sure some of that potential begins to manifest as a real connection. Then you will have caught the elusive, ambiguous INFP
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    Hmm. This might be an enneagram difference as well. I don’t need them to do cartwheels to establish a connection at all. I just need them to be their truest selves, and I need to understand very definitively in what ways I am set apart from others in their heart and lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Please also keep in mind that the INFP is neither an extrovert nor a Fe type, and that you're not going to get openly flirty & gushy typical girl behavior. Every single guy I've ever dated has said something like, "I can't tell how you feel about me" within the first few weeks to month or so of dating. I probably seem very ice-queenish at first...that's just how it is. I'm slow to warm, and it seems this is not unusual for INFPs. However, I see the contrast in myself with my usual behavior, and part of that is a willingness to make time/effort to see someone when I'd otherwise be content to not socialize.
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    This is very accurate.



    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    It would really help if we knew her enneagram type. I do wonder if the 9, 6 & 5 type INFPs are possibly more guarded romantically than the 4, who I think is possibly the most risk-taking in romance. 9s seem like they fall faster though (?), but they may be passive about rejecting someone too (?). As a 4, I'm novelty-driven enough to have a "let's see what happens" attitude, but then have too high ideals that will make me lose interest shortly thereafter. 6s seem the most anxious/suspicious about the unknown. I'll over-analyze, but it tends to be positive speculation, imaging ridiculously good things. I rarely see "disaster". It's either interesting enough or not, and if it's interesting, then I think about how it could meet some ideal.
    I think enneagram makes a huge difference. As a 9, my beloved peace, equilibrium, stability, serenity, and security are paramount. I think 9s may be more discriminating and realistic for this reason, but once the subject is vetted, buy-in completely, as opposed to the 4 who might be more wishy washy, emotionally driven, and flighty in their interest.

    Of course one’s instinctual stacking will also make a huge difference.

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    Omg...from the first post it seems like either you're fireshield's older brother or this is one of those "time warp" things and were getting a look st what happens to fireshield 10 years from now. UNCANNY!

    Just from the OP I would say approach her and say yellow (that was a type o but yes, say "yellow!" as a jokey ice breaker) or find a clever more subtle way to get in her general company (study group?) then say hello and lay on the subtle, subtle mack that is shy INTJ style.

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    Just fyi.

    The discussion that was previously taking place since post 82 has now been moved here:

    'ENFPs or INFPs: Which are better for INTJs?'

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    Hey INFP here 😊
    I can't speak for all INFPs but speaking from the experience of myself and the other INFP friends I know, INFPs love to be persued...not so much chased but they definitely like the guy to be confident of their choice and persue it without wavering. As I am (most INFPs are) pretty shy, often guys go for the louder more extraverted types like ENFPs, leaving me feeling a bit trodden on and unwanted so they would usually be pleasantly surprised if a guy for once chose them over a more extraverted girl (like the ENFP). At the moment the INFP probably feels a bit doubtful of herself - she thought she had connected with someone but no as always they fall for the more outgoing one. To reassure her she's the one that you want (which is super attractive to INFPs), be polite to the ENFP but don't be too touchy-feely with her and keep a bit of distance especially when the INFP is around.

    Maybe observe the INFP for a bit to see what she likes and what she's interested in and then as another poster already commented, just go say 'hi' and don't worry about any social awkwardness, INFPs find that nervousness from someone they like adorable and it's reassuring for their doubts as it is a signal the other person likes them. I understand you don't want your first date to be really awkward though so try to spend more time around her just chatting. After a while, when we feel comfortable, INFPs will open up and become more chatty. Hope it goes well 👍🏻😊 I personally love INTJs and think they're adorable 😍

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    Quote Originally Posted by RosieJones View Post
    Hey INFP here
    I can't speak for all INFPs but speaking from the experience of myself and the other INFP friends I know, INFPs love to be persued...not so much chased but they definitely like the guy to be confident of their choice and persue it without wavering. As I am (most INFPs are) pretty shy, often guys go for the louder more extraverted types like ENFPs, leaving me feeling a bit trodden on and unwanted so they would usually be pleasantly surprised if a guy for once chose them over a more extraverted girl (like the ENFP). At the moment the INFP probably feels a bit doubtful of herself - she thought she had connected with someone but no as always they fall for the more outgoing one. To reassure her she's the one that you want (which is super attractive to INFPs), be polite to the ENFP but don't be too touchy-feely with her and keep a bit of distance especially when the INFP is around.

    Maybe observe the INFP for a bit to see what she likes and what she's interested in and then as another poster already commented, just go say 'hi' and don't worry about any social awkwardness, INFPs find that nervousness from someone they like adorable and it's reassuring for their doubts as it is a signal the other person likes them. I understand you don't want your first date to be really awkward though so try to spend more time around her just chatting. After a while, when we feel comfortable, INFPs will open up and become more chatty. Hope it goes well I personally love INTJs and think they're adorable

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post

    Huh?

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    Just realised this thread was from a few years ago 😁 Sorry my advice was a little late but how did it go??
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