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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookin4theBestNU View Post
    That's interesting. I feel the same exact way and I am Fe dominant.
    I should have qualified my comment to say people with a lot of over dramatic Fe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookin4theBestNU View Post
    That's interesting. I feel the same exact way and I am Fe dominant.
    I agree.

    Emotional hypersensivity with a reason is cool. (Let's say you broke up with your girlfriend after 2 years). But just crazy outbursts that are completely random are a little off-putting.

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    I find them extremely funny and entertaining. Except ENFJs, everytime they say something...they will always add in something funny which at the same time is meant to criticize you at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Quixote View Post
    I agree.

    Emotional hypersensivity with a reason is cool. (Let's say you broke up with your girlfriend after 2 years). But just crazy outbursts that are completely random are a little off-putting.
    Well, I have to say, if it is the fourth girlfriend in a row and the person has learned nothing from the previous relationships and seems to purposely be picking types of girls who they know the relationship is going to be rocky then I find myself short on patience with them. This is the type of thing I am talking about....along with the random crazy outburts about nothing important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookin4theBestNU View Post
    That's interesting. I feel the same exact way and I am Fe dominant.

    I think what he inveighed was people with unhealthy Fe. If that doesnt apply to you than you've probably balanced your Fe with Ni.
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    Default Hypersensitive = Yes, Yes, Yes! [a long post!]

    Please tell me this is normal for NFP? NF? ENFP? Otherwise I will think I am maladjusted.

    I'm hypersensitive, meaning I perceive everything around me and all that stimulus hits me like a wall. Or I DON'T perceive or clearly 'see' everything around me, but everything has a vibration that hits me like a tidal wave. TOO MUCH. But it also means I 'see' and feel and know things from first glance.

    It makes my hypothalamus gland go nuts. That's why I couldn't live in NYC, I would get too overstimulated and never be able to focus long enough to even tie my shoes. That's also goes into my being "hyper".

    I'm also hypersensitive in that I always think someone may be reacting or listening to or talking about or looking at me. When I'm in a calm mood, I don't care about these things and welcome interaction with strangers, when I'm stressed I'm hypersensitive to the point of being paranoid -- someone really IS always watching my every move.

    I often catch conversations or interactions in restaurants or parties that no one else does -- in the same token, I'm totally oblivious to things that all my friends have heard or seen.

    I really can and do look at people and know exactly what they are about, if they are lying, why they are lying, how they really feel about me, how they really feel about ______, etc.

    Or maybe I just THINK I do. Damn arrogant ENFPs.

    Also hypersensitive in receptivity -- usually when people throw anger or aggression at me and I really don't understand intellectually or emotionally why.

    Hypersensitive to moods -- I cannot be around bitchy and/or queeny people. It is toxic for me and pisses me off. Bad habits rub off on me too quick. I cut these people out of my life. Bad moods and environments really affect me. So does sadness, pain, destitution, etc. but this is also partly what motivates me to work towards social justice.

    On the flip, HAPPY MUSIC, good moods, bright lights, etc. hit me very quickly and make me very chipper -- even when friends or coworkers are complaining about how annoying or cheesy something is and don't want to go along with it -- I like it! I can't help but sing along to my favorite songs or even start dancing in my room. My family members basically think I'm spastic.

    People normally think I'm pretty tough, I've been told I can be intimidating (especially to men), and I'm very good at masking any emotion (especially at work or when I don't want to give people the satisfaction) but when people don't like me and are basically mean to me and it surprises me, when I think this behavior is unwarranted and unfair and I can't reason with it, even if it seems like a small thing, I feel it cruelly and it seriously makes me want to cry...OR break something.

    People know about the wanting to break stuff response, but NOBODY knows when I feel like crying.

    Are these normal NF/ENFP traits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Please tell me this is normal for NFP? NF? ENFP? Otherwise I will think I am maladjusted.

    I'm hypersensitive, meaning I perceive everything around me and all that stimulus hits me like a wall. Or I DON'T perceive or clearly 'see' everything around me, but everything has a vibration that hits me like a tidal wave. TOO MUCH. But it also means I 'see' and feel and know things from first glance.

    It makes my hypothalamus gland go nuts. That's why I couldn't live in NYC, I would get too overstimulated and never be able to focus long enough to even tie my shoes. That's also goes into my being "hyper".

    I'm also hypersensitive in that I always think someone may be reacting or listening to or talking about or looking at me. When I'm in a calm mood, I don't care about these things and welcome interaction with strangers, when I'm stressed I'm hypersensitive to the point of being paranoid -- someone really IS always watching my every move.

    I often catch conversations or interactions in restaurants or parties that no one else does -- in the same token, I'm totally oblivious to things that all my friends have heard or seen.

    I really can and do look at people and know exactly what they are about, if they are lying, why they are lying, how they really feel about me, how they really feel about ______, etc.

    Or maybe I just THINK I do. Damn arrogant ENFPs.

    Also hypersensitive in receptivity -- usually when people throw anger or aggression at me and I really don't understand intellectually or emotionally why.

    Hypersensitive to moods -- I cannot be around bitchy and/or queeny people. It is toxic for me and pisses me off. Bad habits rub off on me too quick. I cut these people out of my life. Bad moods and environments really affect me. So does sadness, pain, destitution, etc. but this is also partly what motivates me to work towards social justice.

    On the flip, HAPPY MUSIC, good moods, bright lights, etc. hit me very quickly and make me very chipper -- even when friends or coworkers are complaining about how annoying or cheesy something is and don't want to go along with it -- I like it! I can't help but sing along to my favorite songs or even start dancing in my room. My family members basically think I'm spastic.

    People normally think I'm pretty tough, I've been told I can be intimidating (especially to men), and I'm very good at masking any emotion (especially at work or when I don't want to give people the satisfaction) but when people don't like me and are basically mean to me and it surprises me, when I think this behavior is unwarranted and unfair and I can't reason with it, even if it seems like a small thing, I feel it cruelly and it seriously makes me want to cry...OR break something.

    People know about the wanting to break stuff response, but NOBODY knows when I feel like crying.

    Are these normal NF/ENFP traits?
    I can relate to quite a bit of what you said. I wouldn't have expected that since you're an ENFP, and I'm an INFJ, but yes, I relate very well to much of what you say, especially the over-stimulation, tendency to cut people out when they prove stressful, and thinking you know what others are feeling (although I'm right more often than not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    I can relate to quite a bit of what you said. I wouldn't have expected that since you're an ENFP, and I'm an INFJ, but yes, I relate very well to much of what you say, especially the over-stimulation, tendency to cut people out when they prove stressful, and thinking you know what others are feeling (although I'm right more often than not).
    I could relate too, so perhaps it's the NF thing?

    Oh the part about always being right about what others are feeling, I hate it when they deny what I can see them feeling too, if I say "what's up" it's because I can read you like a book so please just be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWing View Post
    Would you call yourself hypersensitive?

    Sensitivity implies acute awareness of an entity, so in this case I have in mind an acute awareness of emotion.
    I voted yes, but it's not like I feel overwhelmed. I'm just aware and I'm capable of blocking it all out.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Default Sensitive both ways?

    I'm either hypersensitive or extremely sensitive.

    I wonder how often sensivity goes both ways, not just concerning oneself.

    I suspect it is hyper/sensitivity toward others that generally gives me the ability not to hurt or offend others in a social situation. I suspect this is largely why friends and associates want me around.

    Ironically it may be the same sensitivity about myself and things I hold dear that inevitably makes it hard for me to sustain frequent intense gatherings (with many MB types anyway it seems, probably Ts in particular).

    I think it is probably better to believe you can overcome undesired personality characteristics even if this is delusional (this is derived from the book "Emotional Vampires" by Al Bernstein). Even when you obviously fail I find people are usually understanding (including Ts) if you explain yourself, what else can anyone do?

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