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    Default INFPs in awkward social situations.

    I'm wondering if other INFPs feel the same way in very awkward and uncomfortable social situations. When I'm in such a situation I tend to get very anxious and feel like what I would describe as a very poor ISTP. I'm very focused on what's immediately in front of me and can only really make very simple, logical decisions about it. My I and P feel exaggerated way more than usual. It's like I'm stuck in a fight or flight mode and very confused about it.

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    Ha! I just realized I could compare it to my chest imploding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    Ha! I just realized I could compare it to my chest imploding.
    You're still teasing me about that? Yes, I get socially anxious, too, but it's only natural when we have more to risk than other types, feeling conflict more intensely when it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snail View Post
    You're still teasing me about that?
    Not teasing, it's actually very accurate.

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    what happens is I usually freeze.I don't want to leave the person and hurt their feelings, because I'm sure their interesting, but awkward is awkward. I know we're all awkward at times. I also hope that the awkwardness will pass, but at the same time I'm wondering if I shouldn't just to leave. I get so confused about what to do.
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    This used to happen to me, now I just ignore how many people are around and it helps a lot. I also try to get to know one or two key people if I can so I don't end up having to feel alone either. Can't let those situations paralyse me, I'd miss flights and work if I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    I'm wondering if other INFPs feel the same way in very awkward and uncomfortable social situations. When I'm in such a situation I tend to get very anxious and feel like what I would describe as a very poor ISTP. I'm very focused on what's immediately in front of me and can only really make very simple, logical decisions about it. My I and P feel exaggerated way more than usual. It's like I'm stuck in a fight or flight mode and very confused about it.
    Are you familiar with the cognitive functions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Are you familiar with the cognitive functions?
    Not really, but I think I've been picking stuff up as I read these forums. Am I close, or really off base?
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    ya i can completely relate with you man
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    Same here, but she smaller the group the less anxious I am.Especially if the person is friendly and talkative, it's contagious in a good way that is.
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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