When an Fi person gives voice to it, it's all messy Te, badly articulated at times, lacking logic, strewn with emotion. It's hard to get that stuff out of the feeling realm and into the realm of provable, objective Te. It gets easier with age, but still, it's a challenge.
This is a pain. I want to speak up, but know from experience that when I do, there WILL be an important logical or objective Thing I have missed. Or didn't care about. Or already understand and actually agree with, but just can't address articulately.
If anyone has similar experiences, how do you hold your ground and stay credible to others (and maybe even yourself if you're low on confidence) when the person you're talking to has found the Thing?
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Has anyone pointed out the grammar fail in the thread title yet?
Not that I noticed. Thanks.
Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug
Anyhow, if something violates our Fi, there's often not a lot we're unwilling to do to either eliminate it or get it to conform to our standards. If we can't, we'll adopt an antagonistic or bitter, jaded, and withdrawn approach, or some combination thereof.
You know it's not always correct. But yes, not much point arguing with it.
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I'm sorry, I was just thinking it was hilarious to imagine that IxFP disorganisation and bad follow-through are the central impediments to their potential villainy - "you know, if I could only get my shit together I could be truly evil".
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As to the OP. A scene from the movie Apocalypse now comes to mind, called The Horror. In the end, lots of types can suspend their morality-humanity and even their reason, to achieve their own agenda.
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft
Psychological evil, yes, or we could even say psychic evil. But let's be sure not to confuse capability with tendency. You might as well call XFP psychic, and anything you're capable of doing with that power is possible.
While I've never been actively malicious, I have from a pretty early age carried a sense of containing the full range of human potentialities inside, but also believe it's a universal thing. It's every individual's power and responsibility. In that way, hearing that I'm capable of evil is no newsflash, but so are you.
I really agree with this. Somehow, I find it easy to empathize with others because I feel as though everyone has the potential to do great harm or good.
It's like Dumbledore said. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
So suck it if I do have dark twisted thoughts.
"I don't know a perfect person.
I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
"An upsidedown wire heart
Being sucked into a periscope
Still the mind is dull
Like you need another excuse"
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different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
domain in which it is clear and adequate…. - David Bohm