The perpetual longing for something more in others have always been my ongoing goal as an INFP. This ideal, as I know it, no single person can ever meet, is something that is difficult to change in it's programming. This energy is often manifested by disregarding interaction with others that we project may not go anywhere, and as a result, we often go reclusive.
In the society we live in, it's widely accepted for people to only portray what they want others to see. For example: people often push me to smile, which I find very strange, when at the given moment, I find there's no reason to. Especially since there weren't any laughable jokes that were made. Should I smile simply because the other person is?
As an INFP, how do you deal with this issue in your everyday life? Is it worth the struggle to keep trying?
PS: The reason I'm exclusively asking INFP's, is because this problem is really only exclusive to INFP's. No other "NF" would understand this the way we do. Although, I suspect INTP's struggle with this as well, with much less ideal.