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    Default INTJs with strong feelings

    Hey I'm a 25 year old male and my introverted feeling is becoming way too strong for my liking. It seems like every thought and action has a feeling attached to it now, and it's all pretty new to me. It sucks being able to feel such deep sadness for even the stupidest little things. Even those animal cruelty commercials make me feel sad as shit. Seeing people suffer is almost unbearable. I feel so shitty when I hurt people's feelings. I want to be cold like I used to be. Hell, I NEED to be because my job will involve working with dying people on a daily basis. Any advice on how to numb my emotions?
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    I wouldn't try and numb them. Still, what you're describing sounds like it may be more than Fi though.

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    Emotions/feelings is what makes us human, even if we INTJ's can come across as "detatched" and "cold" sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fecaleagle View Post
    Any advice on how to numb my emotions?
    I have experienced some of this and could tell you how I handle it, but the trick is not so much to numb the emotions as to hold them at a distance so they are not a distraction from the matter at hand, as at work. They are still there, and can be revisited at a more appropriate time. Losing touch with them altogether, however, is ultimately counterproductive.
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    You could try seeing the beauty in the sadness.... The fact that you alone feel it, means the world doesn't solely exist of such burdening mentalities.

    Honor your feelings as legit and valid, then let them just stay with you for a little while, while you proceed doing whatever else you need to do.


    I am completely pulling this out of my ass btw.

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    Do not deny. Embrace. Do not belittle either. Accept them and respect them. We say they're illogical sometimes because we can't see the reason behind them, but this should compel us to search for that very reason.

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    ^^ agreed

    perhaps you thought that interacting with death as apart of your everyday would make you jaded and desensitized to death and that might not end up happening (although we can't tell for sure).

    i know people who have been volunteering in hospice care for years and they have yet to become numbed to the point of not feeling deeply for patients -- this does not affect the level of care that they are able to give patients, in fact i'd surmise that (although i dont know your situation) it allows them to stay passionate about the work they are doing.

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    The next stage is the inability to say no. or are you there already?
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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    Try heroin?

    Of course, I'm kidding, never try heroin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    The next stage is the inability to say no. or are you there already?
    What's the phase after that one?

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