People who understand the thrill of that process- to THOROUGHLY understand someone else’s existential position, or to BE thoroughly understood- are very far and few between.
It’s that inevitable Se bitchslap: when the difference between ‘ideal possibility’ and ‘present reality’ becomes- in an instant- overwhelmingly clear. And the bigger that divide has become, the more painful that moment is.
Thread: You know you're an INFJ when...
12-16-2009, 05:07 PM #2081
12-17-2009, 02:35 AM #2082
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12-17-2009, 02:49 AM #2083
12-17-2009, 05:38 AM #2084
Well we like to fix problems and in our heads, problems require specific feedback. You cant fix electronics without the right soldering equipment: 'No not a blowtorch! A SOLDERING IRON, do you know what that is?' That kind of feeling.
We don't like using broken equipment. Maybe an ENTP is skilled at making a broken tool work just as well as a fixed version or changing many broken bits into something new and useful, but an INFJ likes to fix things. The things in this manner are people. Many people don't want to be fixed, or know they don't need to. INFJs can be seen as nosy and pushy in this way.'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.
12-17-2009, 05:47 AM #2085PhantonymGuest
With certain people I constantly have this broken record going on in my mind that if you could just do things like this, this and this, you'd be much better off. But who am I to say what exactly that "better" is. So, I've learned not to voice these thoughts, though. It's not easy sometimes and I do slip up occasionally and say and do things that really are pushy and nosy while I know that I shouldn't.
And sometimes I just let people make mistakes even if I know that it will end up badly but it's the only way they can learn. It's painful to watch but it is necessary.
12-17-2009, 07:15 PM #2086
12-18-2009, 01:51 AM #2087
no, it's actually that one. maybe the puddle + imagining the absolute worst one is next best. probably followed by the walk on water one with the bright (read: divine) light.
12-18-2009, 06:02 PM #2088
You're know your INFJ when people slowly move towards the door everytime you crack a joke or you honestly answer the question "What are you thinking"...
Or maybe that's just me ;P"Dad I can't feel my legs."
"That's because you don't have any arms."
12-18-2009, 09:12 PM #2089
You know you are an INFJ when you pick up on the surreal and weird in your environment but completely miss what is right in front of your eyes. For example my holiday snapshots are often quite interesting since I take photos of weird, funny stuff while what's right in front of my eyes often seems just too boring to be photographed.
12-18-2009, 09:23 PM #2090RivaGuest
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