I think my sentimental attachment to physical objects might've flourished under different life-circumstances however.
Thread: You know you're an INFJ when...
02-16-2009, 06:47 PM #1341"There is no god; there is only us. Savage and fragile."
02-16-2009, 07:38 PM #1342
02-16-2009, 09:49 PM #1343relax dude. so much for loving kindness?
'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.' - Marilyn Monroe
This is who I am, escapist, paradise-seeker.
Anthropology Major out of Hamline University. St. Paul, Minnesota.
02-17-2009, 10:25 AM #1344
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I don't know if it's overcompensating or what, but in my adult life I have completely eschewed sentimental attachment to objects.
02-17-2009, 11:28 AM #1345
I'm a one-bear woman.
This bear, specifically.
03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!
04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy
02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack
03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.
02-17-2009, 09:50 PM #1346
"Yes, you often talk to yourself in the second person, especially when trying to encourage yourself to complete a task or when telling yourself off for failing to meet your own standards"
So I guess that's a "yes". Which leads on to this:
You know you're an INFJ when you frequently engage in internal conversations.INFJ 9w1 sx/sp/so
"A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." - Gandalf The Grey
And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
With no problems.
- Kate Bush
02-17-2009, 11:33 PM #1347
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02-18-2009, 12:50 AM #1348
It never occurred to me that people don't talk to themselves in the second person! Are there types who tend to think in "I" instead of "you"?
I relate to so many of the things I've read on thsi thread. It's nice to know that other people have the same sorts of eccentricities that you do.
02-18-2009, 01:03 AM #1349
Yes, I think we do that as a way of distancing ourselves emotionally from the thing which may be bothering us. Sort of parenting ourselves. Using a "higher authority" to motivate ourselves.
I know that many people will use this technique to distance themselves from exposing their feelings out loud as well.
"My wife died a couple of years ago. You know, YOU get kinda lonely when that happens." Meaning, "I have gotten lonely since my wife died." That's sometimes too scary of a thing to admit out loud."No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
02-18-2009, 07:35 AM #1350
Oh yeah, I used to give it a name when I was younger for each "voice".I have no idea why but I remember having that "military" voice since forever. Haha, I think I developed a strange fascination for crime, violence and the military at a young age for various reasons and it stayed in my mind.
"The "you" I use when I'm sad was a nice lady, now it's a "soft" voice, she had no face because there was light behind her. Kind of like when you look at people during the evening and they stand in the doorway.(ex: It's alright, you did what you could you know? You're did great, don't beat yourself up...)
The you I use when I was required to do tasks was a "tougher version of myself", no face or picture there .(ex: Giving up? Have you no shame, after all the hard work...)
The "you" who would "give me faith in a very forceful manner" was "The general/Director". A man with blond hair and green eyes who sat in a dark room with folded arms.(ex: Are you going to let him get away with that? Kick his ass now!)
Am I the only weirdo who gave the "you" different personalities?
Also, do you have the habit of seriously inventing movies inside your head? At times I'd honestly take time out to "dream" now I don't have as much time but it's still there.
Boredom doesn't really exist in your world, you could be locked in a cell for two days and have the best time of your life.
"You very much live in your head".Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-
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