This sounds familiar... I know many NFPs irl and you guys are terrible at reading me unless you know me really well and have spent a lot of time with me. By a lot of time, I mean months and years,not a few hours .
We tend to keep our cards close to our chest PLUS we know ourselves pretty well and know which tells we want to project and when. For instance when I first met my INFP boyfriend he would continually misread me and think I was being aggressive or melancholy when I was none of those things. After months of hanging out with me, he's only now able to correctly read me. When you guys are right it's COOL but when you're wrong it's pretty damn funny
I utterly totally 100% agree with this. I had no idea how much I misunderstood what was going on my entp friends heads till I came here. You guys are utterly beautiful, unique, and amazing, but very different. I can read other TeFi combo folks-ISTJs, INTJs, ENFPs very well. Have few ESFPs to study.
My EXTPs adore me but I look into thier eyes and dont always understand what I am seeing. I mistake it for what I would think/feel.
Well, my ENTP dad doesn't push my buttons. I'm pretty indifferent him. My general reaction to ENTPs in real life is indifference, and they generally return it. However, that doesn't mean I don't notice that they come off as condescending. It's an observation, not an emotional reaction I am having. It seems you're inferring emotion where there is none
why are you assuming my post was directed at you? you seem like a nice enough person, but trust me, you are not at the center of my world
anyway it's possible that your dad doesn't push your buttons because he knows you better than some average ENTP off the street and therefore knows which buttons to avoid?
I really feel like anyone can be condescending, depending on a person's mood, who she is talking to, and what the topic is. For instance, I have an long-time ENTP friend and I feel like in the past I have been condescending to her at times. I can't actually remember many times I thought she was being condescending to me, but maybe she was and as an INFP I interpret it differently. We're actually experiencing a separation and I've been trying to learn more about ENTPs because I think there has been this part of her that I just don't get, which may be why she got fed up and stopped talking to me. But that's for another thread entirely. :-P