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    Default INTPs and loneliness

    INFP forum, regarding INTPs:

    ... with nobody to relate to and nobody who seems willing or capable to understand them or validate their ideas they can develop a penetrating sense of loneliness or lack of self worth.
    Are INTPs more prone to loneliness than other types? Why? What should INTPs do to feel less lonely?

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    I'd say INTPs are midway on the scale, offhand. Extroverts get lonely a lot faster.

    The above quote is occasionally true, but for an INFP to consider it standard is just projection.

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    At first, I think we are more resistant to loneliness, which eventually can bring on actual loneliness.

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    I'm too busy mentally to be lonely. And it feels like I'm always surrounded by people. In my experience, alone time equals loneliness to F types.

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    I think our enjoyment of solitude lessens the possibility of loneliness. An entire weekend with no human contact is something I look forward to. I suspect a more extroverted type would get lonely were he forced to do so.

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    I think different types get lonely in different contexts and for different reasons, as others have described here. The question is hard to answer unless one qualifies it a great deal more.\

    I usually feel lonely, even though I enjoy being alone.
    (If that makes any sense.)

    I enjoy not having my physical freedom imposed on and I enjoy being autonomous.
    I hate not feeling understood (imo) by much of the world; that's the thing that leaves me feeling lonely. I also miss not having someone just to put my arms around or to do the same for me; it would be nice having someone physically nearby sometimes.
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    Yea... it gets pretty lonely at times :-/ . Even I have my limits of solitude time. I'd agree that extroverts get lonelier much faster in the absence of people to interact with. My brother moved in with me, and went crazy with cabin fever in a matter of days. This place sucks balls, but I really cant blame my loneliness on anyone but myself in the end.

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    Depends on how you define lonely. I personally enjoy the loneliness I get. It not rare for me to completely phaze out all of social interactions for a week or so for no real reason. I just hate being around people for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    At first, I think we are more resistant to loneliness, which eventually can bring on actual loneliness.
    Well, yeah. I like having about 2-3 regular associates to hang around with, and if one moves away or something, it's a jolt. Which has happened to me an inordinate amount of times. A safe estimate is that five of my best friends since I was five have moved away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Well, yeah. I like having about 2-3 regular associates to hang around with, and if one moves away or something, it's a jolt. Which has happened to me an inordinate amount of times. A safe estimate is that five of my best friends since I was five have moved away.
    Yeah same.

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