I don't think you're idiots. What I meant was that as a INFP my natural state is to feel like an idiot most of the time. And its a rather unrealistic view of myself - I'm pretty sure no one else notices. When I go ENFP I don't care. I talk to people that normally scare me, I dance like a maniac, I ask deep and probing questions of the people around me with intense interest, I want to hug everyone I care about and I tell people what I really think of them (only the good stuff though - compliments etc). It's like living without all the paralysing inhibitions of being an INFP. And what a fantastic way to live it is.
And BTW foot-in-mouth syndrome is also such a INFP thing to do
The ENFPs I've known online have been fantastic. As far as I know I've only known one ENFP in real life. He says he's an ENFP. I don't like him. That hardly works as a fair jugement of all ENFPs and I think he's weird anyway. I'm going to say that overall I like ENFPs. ^-^
"I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well."
It has less to do with you than with them. Fi by its nature gravitates towards intense emotion which already places one in a potentially sticky position. It is also the function that tends to be divorced from reality the most. (Unlike Fe, out of tune with the real world and that of social sensibilities) For such reasons, a complicated mess is often resultant.
You must have known some pretty unhealthy INFP's, SW. Plus I think you secretly like us and are fascinated by us.
Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.