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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post


    My friends know me for my slightly wild streak that can show up out of nowhere in public for no reason. They also know the drowsy-eyed look shortly afterwards when I start wanting some caffine.
    It's the worst when I'm DMing in our DND group. I have to focus on keeping level headed and un-social so I don't burn out quickly and mess up the whole session.


    when you can't even read books or magazines anymore because it takes too much time away from thinking and pondering about the complexities of life.
    Books, for me, are things that get my mind started in a direction without being tough to chew like a philosopher's work. I've had times when I barely read 2-3 pages in a half hour because I pause after every paragraph of the book, contemplating what's going on in it. Stephen King is probably my favorite author for his reastic (And surreal) plot and characters. Both entertaining and thought provoking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    Books, for me, are things that get my mind started in a direction without being tough to chew like a philosopher's work. I've had times when I barely read 2-3 pages in a half hour because I pause after every paragraph of the book, contemplating what's going on in it. Stephen King is probably my favorite author for his reastic (And surreal) plot and characters. Both entertaining and thought provoking.
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spIrcYWuM94"]Mirrormask Sphinxs like Books[/YOUTUBE]


    That statement makes me think that INFJs are like the sphinx-cats in Mirrormask. We don't just read books, we eat them.

    By the way, if no one has seen this movie, please rent it and watch it. It's so fun and delightful and weird and dreamlike.


    Skyward, do you, like me, love "magical realism"? The "genre" that takes a slightly surreal approach to art and attempts to make the impossible entirely possible because it bases enough foundation in reality.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

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    Skyward, do you, like me, love "magical realism"? The "genre" that takes a slightly surreal approach to art and attempts to make the impossible entirely possible because it bases enough foundation in reality.
    I call it 'Realism Gone Crazy' personally

    Realism itself is insufficient because -I- am in reality, and fantasy is very hard to relate to unless the characters are portrayed right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    I call it 'Realism Gone Crazy' personally

    Realism itself is insufficient because -I- am in reality, and fantasy is very hard to relate to unless the characters are portrayed right.
    Definitely. Sometimes, the surreal is more real to me because I expect the surreal to happen all the time. Reality is never...real to me. It's always like it's a dream and what's happening isn't actually happening. Like it's something I'm imagining happen.
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    For me, I think I'm just more comfortable with the surreal because it means a more free reality. Something that isn't as constrained and nearly-predictable as current reality.
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    I don't know if this is just me but


    ....you talk with someone, you often have the entire conversation planned out in your head, to the point that you freak out when the person says something that doesn't go along with your in-head conversation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obstinate View Post
    I don't know if this is just me but


    ....you talk with someone, you often have the entire conversation planned out in your head, to the point that you freak out when the person says something that doesn't go along with your in-head conversation!
    or you know exactly what they will say and plan according so that if the conversation and result of it is unpleasant that you leave your negative feelings in that thought as if writing a letter to the person you are mad at but not sending it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    *Yanks a post from earlier in the thread*
    I tend to think the same thing as someone else WHEN they think it it seems like, and I tend to say it. My dad commented one that I'm the guy that says the stuff everyone else is thinking.

    So I guess I point at the elephant in the room?
    I've been told I'm too straight or blunt about this, but it's just so that my Fe absolutely loathes those big elephants taking all the space. So I point them out thinking I could clean up the space. Sorta like a devil's advocate.
    But I thik I'm too absent minded about other stuff to notice and make a remark about 'em.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    I'm very short of an empath. Sometimes I can feel the emotion someone else is having, but usually it is just a response, and not a connection, to what they're feeling. NFPs are a LOT better at understanding people than me.
    And the above answer crosses over to this a bit, if the elephant is of emotional quality.
    I've felt a bit stupid of never bothering to learn to understand people since I could always gravitate with 'whatever-emotion-is-in-the-air-at-the-moment- and-where-it-came-from' -sense and not get in trouble and be liked to a limit. I'm learning to understand now though.
    We're empaths, I suppose.
    If you don't mind.. This brings my ISTJ mom to mind. She's the opposite, great at telling people's underlaying motivations and responses and what they'll most likely do next (according to previous actions; that Si is... somewhat scary), but she seems to be oblivious to emotions and emotional responses until they smack her in the face.

    I don't know about the rest of you but I've had an NFP complaining that she can't understand me at all at times.

    *stops hijacking thread*
    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    You know you're an INFJ when you can go from ultra-pensive to a crazed wacko when there are a number of people in the room. Though it's like sugar, the energy goes away fast and then you crash.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrielle View Post
    Definitely. Sometimes, the surreal is more real to me because I expect the surreal to happen all the time. Reality is never...real to me. It's always like it's a dream and what's happening isn't actually happening. Like it's something I'm imagining happen.
    Absolutely.

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    i feel like i always have in the back of my mind (or just slightly buried in my subconscious) that life's short, life's a gift, the world is beautiful, and we should be doing everything we can to make our mark, and to change things with the talents we have.

    ^ this stresses me out, and every day i'm trying to find the deeper meaning in everything and the beauty in everything, and trying to give it back in some way.

    and lately i've noticed just how much my family and friends aren't necessarily pondering these things at all. my mum, dad and brother are all ISTJ's, and we don't see eye to eye on anything at all. but lately i've been so bothered by how they don't seem to care about things like i do. they don't care about music or art, they are content watching sport and talking about how boring their jobs are.

    and i overhear conversations they have, and it's about how me or my brother went in school, and how i'm making bad choices for going to film school and studying cinematography instead of being a doctor, which "she could have been if she wanted to, and it would be much better financially"


    and i'm finding that it's BOTHERING me so much. :steam:

    which i know i shouldn't be, because people are different etcetcetc.
    but i feel so opressed! and i feel like so many people are being opressed by emotionless systems we're all fed into, and if we reject them our parents will not be proud of us (at least mine)..

    lol, is this an INFJ reaction, or just a crazy person reaction?

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