^Yeah, I'm a little picky, much better than I used to be tho.
Been meaning to say that liking/appearing to like cheese is linked to vegetarianism... lol, gotta get your protein somehow!
Kinda tangential, but how are other INFJs paranoid in terms of the wider world? I don't think that I'm paranoid about the world? Or my ability to function in it? I can be super naive sometimes (tho working on it)... I'm quite careful about protecting my privacy etc.
Hmmm...what's the link between intuition and paranoia?
Oh yes, that in itself is a common INFJ trait, the fact we so often parallel each other in both thinking and habits. It's really odd.
I especially had a notice this when glancing through my book of lectures by the French philosopher Gabriel Marcel. I have absolutely no doubt he's INFJ.
I mean just read the description of him given in the backcover:
"Gabriel Marcel is a man exceptionally endowed with communicative vigor - not boisterous, but intimate, personal, incisive...His philosophy is as circuitous as living, as questioning and questionable as the risk of adventure.
The fragmentary character of his thought, the sudden insight, the nearly naive confession of fallibility - all this reflects his painful faithfullness to actuality.
The mercurial human predicament and the weightiness of living with others are predominant themes. As he muses, the apparent aimlessness materializes into coherence."
Sound familiar people?
Not only that, the basic nature of his lectures just seems to parallel how I discuss deep topics so much.
Often he openly confesses to difficulty in defining concepts like "truth" "justice" "wisdom" with any precision. He always laments about how there's only so much he can discuss in such a short period of time, and at the end names off many of the topics he wished he could discuss in more details. In the middle of one lecture he apologizes for "tarrying so long on my reminiscences" but explains that it was really necessary in order to understand an important observation.
He even ends one lecture by stating how he hopes his remarks will help spur his students to further thought on the issue, and again apologizes for putting their attention and patience to such a difficult test.
That happens to me sometimes: I read Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter and I couldn't help but get that INFJ vibe going through me....
There's just a depth that you don't see in very many other places, and it's a little different than other types of philosophy...