You know...other than the few (:whistle times I verbiage bombed folks -- I haven't been called 'intense'. Talking a lot isn't 'intense' -- it can be draining (in good and bad ways or neutral) but intense to me implies focus and and doing something with 'purpose' -- even if it's walking aimlessly in circles or digging a ditch of ambiguous dimension.
I think ENFP and other NFs can feel emotions and existence intensely. Or experience the drama of life in the mundane (for indeed, it's in the every day that drama unfolds!) but intense?
I dunno, I think people would be more likely to say that ENFP is 'super extroverted' or 'has a lot of energy' or even 'bouncing off the walls' but not intense.
Honestly, I think of TJ and/or I's in general as the 'intense' ones.
Rereading the OP, I think 'intensity' refers more to Ennegram relating types, specifically Sx or sexual type. The kind who, as Jennifer said once, can and wants to go deep, deep down the rabbit hole. Or to borrow another metaphor, this time from Annie Lennox, really just dive right into another person's ocean.*
That to me, is intensity.
ENFPs looooooove getting soaked.
*Gawd, that was cheesy. I must be a closet INFP.
Last edited by CzeCze; 08-20-2008 at 07:32 PM.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde
Hmm... yeah, I don't think it's that I talk a lot (although, I do), but more the subject matter and how passionately I talk about it. People are always telling how "philosophical" I am, which is kind of annoying when I feel like I'm discussing normal topics that I do not really consider pertaining to the deeper issues of life...
Yes, I like to "dive in!" sort of with reckless abandonment... haha.