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  • ISFP

    5 3.79%
  • ISFJ

    3 2.27%
  • ISTJ

    15 11.36%
  • ISTP

    13 9.85%
  • ESTJ

    7 5.30%
  • ESTP

    0 0%
  • ESFP

    2 1.52%
  • ESFJ

    0 0%
  • ENFP

    3 2.27%
  • ENTP

    7 5.30%
  • ENTJ

    8 6.06%
  • ENFJ

    2 1.52%
  • INFP

    0 0%
  • INFJ

    6 4.55%
  • INTJ

    31 23.48%
  • INTP

    30 22.73%
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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen View Post
    Each type has its own version of emotionally stable. INTPs are not emotionally stable just because they don't show emotion and ENFJs are not emotionally unstable just because they show more emotion than you are comfortable with.

    Honestly! Everyone here knows that the world is populated by many different types, so why are we all trying to define a term like "emotionally stable" as something that would look identical in all of them?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gen View Post
    As an INTP who frequents a site with other INTPs (and maybe you even know some in real life), if you cannot admit that we have a propensity to repress emotions then maybe you are more emotionally unstable than you thought.

    The fact that we look more even tempered does not mean that we are actually stable.
    I agree with these two comments of yours, both with the qualifier that as I have come to understand 'Type', it is a propensity for a preference, and given that maturity comes through growth induced change or change that is the result of growth, hence my relative/approximated sure/certain-ish view that polar opposites balance and aid growth in a complimentary manner at least when it comes to experience based inferences also (Jennifer's & one or two other ppl's help was crucial in enunciating and completing the understanding of this).

    Most dependable and reliable in times of crisis where the crisis is related to that which an INTP is very or most uncomfortable with is the point I see further elaborated/clarified by your comment.
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    I just want to say that many people voted for their type or some very similar type.

    Because of that, poll results are useless.

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    I've appreciated the exchange between Jack and Gen.

    I was comparing Jack's comment regarding his emotions and the way my ISTJ husband would(n't) describe his.

    The difference would be, I think, that Jack recognizes that he is having uncomfortable feeling and uses his thought process to deal with them. That can be a healthy way of processing feeling.

    My husband probably wouldn't recognize that he was having problematic emotion until he expressed it - ah, acted it out. I wouldn't be sure of this coment because discussing his feelings is an unusual thing for him to.

    Through the years he's gotten very good at dealing with his emotions and appears to be a healthy, stable individual. But as an NF I have a natural bias toward early recognition and healthy expression.

    Did I interpret you correctly?
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    Kaiser! You look vaguely familiar. . .
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    NF recognition =/= healthy expression. I know far far too many NFs who think their constant awareness of the shifting sands of their emotions means that they are good at handling them. This does not follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    Kaiser! You look vaguely familiar. . .
    spotted them eyes huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
    NF recognition =/= healthy expression. I know far far too many NFs who think their constant awareness of the shifting sands of their emotions means that they are good at handling them. This does not follow.
    Agreed. Much in the same way that my ISTJ thinks he handles his feelings well because he sometimes doesn't recognize them.

    It has been my experience as an NF that they refuse to be brushed aside and, because of the intensity at times, it has become crucial, if I'm not going to live like a hermit, to learn how to deal with them in a way that will promote social harmony and self-acceptance.

    In order to do this satisfactorily I do many feelings checks daily to stay on top of things.

    It's less a matter of pride and more a matter of social necessity.

    And emotions aren't social imperatives as so many folks seem to think.

    As in:

    "I hadda hit him. He pi**ed me off." or "You gotta change cuz you're making me sad."
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
    NF recognition =/= healthy expression. I know far far too many NFs who think their constant awareness of the shifting sands of their emotions means that they are good at handling them. This does not follow.
    How many NFs do you know, who aren't aware of their "shifting sands", that do better?

    It may not automatically follow but that doesn't mean it isn't the starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
    NF recognition =/= healthy expression. I know far far too many NFs who think their constant awareness of the shifting sands of their emotions means that they are good at handling them. This does not follow.
    Nope, it's just the first step; that's where their less used thinking function comes in useful.
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    I think that Thatgirl is the epitome of emotional stability.

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