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    Default NFs and positive energy

    This post is based on observation.


    To me it look like that many NFs need alot of positive energy to be around them. This works more for ENFs then INFs but INFs are probably better in hidding of this need.

    It looks to me that things that are negative can hurt them a lot from the outside or the inside and thery is always some need to be more positive in life and about life.

    Can anyone relate to this or explain the need?

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    If you're referring to increased susceptibility to transient emotional states, it would stand to reason than an F would be more open to positive/negative emotions.

    Not good or bad, more a question of cognitive choice.

    Most dislike negative emotion. Type is less a question here than universal desire for happiness/balance with one's world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    This post is based on observation.


    To me it look like that many NFs need alot of positive energy to be around them. This works more for ENFs then INFs but INFs are probably better in hidding of this need.

    It looks to me that things that are negative can hurt them a lot from the outside or the inside and thery is always some need to be more positive in life and about life.

    Can anyone relate to this or explain the need?
    Everyone needs positive energy around them.

    NFs tend to be more attuned to the fact, but it doesn't make the fact more true for them.

    One of the worst cases of this is my dad (INTP). He needs everyone to be positive and happy, but he doesn't keep it in his consciousness, so he's always confused by his own discomfort. The result is that he withdraws from the world. It's really too bad.

    Being attuned to this fact at least gives you ammunition for changing your surroundings.

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    Oh man, I ABSOLUTELY HATE NEGATIVE ENERGY!!!

    Or bad ju-ju, if you will.

    I don't necessarily need positive energy, though I absolutely love when I am in an environment that fosters and pulsates it.

    I need an environment to at least be neutral, bad vibes make me feel fearful and yucky inside, whenever I get bad vibes, bad things actually happen.

    So yeah, major thumbs down on negative energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    If you're referring to increased susceptibility to transient emotional states, it would stand to reason than an F would be more open to positive/negative emotions.

    Not good or bad, more a question of cognitive choice.

    Most dislike negative emotion. Type is less a question here than universal desire for happiness/balance with one's world.
    True but it looks to me that in SF types this is not so expressed.

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    I am an INF and I need a lot of positive energy around me to feel good. I get really dragged down by other people's negative vibes.

    I've learnt how to project my own positive energy outwards when it is lacking in the environment. It's like tapping into solar energy in the heart region and then shining it out in all directions. It really seems to make a difference to other's moods, but I do not always remember to use this trick when I need it most!
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    Interesting, Antisocial One.

    My experience suggests that SFs seem the most engaged with in-the-moment emotionality.

    The active desire to experience life in a temporally-linear fashion is my basis for judgment here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Oh man, I ABSOLUTELY HATE NEGATIVE ENERGY!!!

    Or bad ju-ju, if you will.

    I don't necessarily need positive energy, though I absolutely love when I am in an environment that fosters and pulsates it.

    I need an environment to at least be neutral, bad vibes make me feel fearful and yucky inside, whenever I get bad vibes, bad things actually happen.

    So yeah, major thumbs down on negative energy.
    This is the kind of attitude I am talking about.


    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Interesting, Antisocial One.

    My experience suggests that SFs seem the most engaged with in-the-moment emotionality.

    The active desire to experience life in a temporally-linear fashion is my basis for judgment here.
    Maybe but to me as an outsider it look that SF feeling are more shallow so they can change their state more quickly. While NF can be hurt for a long time and that is the reason why they must have so much positive energy around them.

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    Ah - I see your point now, Antisocial.

    Thank you for clarifying.

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    I can somewhat agree. I wouldn't say I need positive energy, but what I need is absence of negative energy. It was harder before I realized that I can be ok without positive energy as long as there's no negative either.

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