My mom is an ENTP, and we're often on the same wavelength, having the same thoughts and ideas about things. We work really well for business ideas and just generally working together in a productive environment. However, we're both extremely disorganized and messy people, and since she left my INFJ father, we have no one to keep our house tidy. I'm not sure if we're completely bugged by it, but we're working on it, just really really slowly.
I really do love her, but she rubs me the wrong way sometimes. When she thinks she's right, there is no room from my opinion. The woman will not budge an inch and it can be infuriating. She is also quite upfront and blunt about what she is thinking, to the point of being rude. I tend to soften my thoughts to make sure that I don't offend anyone but get my point across. Do you guys think this could be the difference in the F and T functions?
There's also the matter that she steals the spotlight always. Even on my birthday a week ago. She talked the entire time through my family's dinner for me (We're not big enough as an immediate family to have other conversations going on), and I honestly couldn't get a single word in for about 3 hours. For an ENFP this is incredibly insulting. To be ignored is ridiculous for an ENFP, but on our birthday is even worse.
I really do love my mom, and have tried to confront her about her behavior that bugs me, but there is no room for compromise. Despite this, I love her, and I love the dynamic we can get going when we have a project to do. I also think it's funny she chose to marry and have me with an INFJ man, who happens to be both the natural partner for the ENFP and ENTP. We find a lot of middle ground and soothing about the other from him.
So do any of you have NF children?
Were any of you children of NF parents?
Possibly an NF lurking around who has an NT parent can give me their perspective.
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