User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 94

Thread: As children

  1. #1
    Senior Member Saslou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    4,915

    Default As children

    I was reading a thread on NT's as kids and Wow, they put me to shame with their behaviour .. lol.

    What was your behaviour like? Was you always good, did you rebel? Give some examples.

    Oh, and find a picture if you can
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
    ― Georgia O'Keeffe

  2. #2
    Senior Member Saslou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    4,915

    Default

    I was a good little girl but i had my moments. Poor mum.

    Examples -

    When i was a little girl, i never said the word penguin. I thought it was a naughty word. What???

    When i was around 4/5 years old, i was in the garden with my little brother. Mum had put the washing out but left the tub with water in the bottom outside. My brother saw a shiny coin in the bottom so reached in to get it. He got himself jarred in it. I ran in to get my mum but she was hoovering so i ran over the road and got a neighbour to help him. He was blue but he made it. I was very protective of my brother. I wanted to be his mum apparantly.

    When i was around 9, i almost set fire to my bedroom. I was given a santa candle with tray and i was burning sweet wrappers on it. One min everything was fine, next min the flames went so high and i shit myself and got my step dad. (I would never of told my mum, she'd of killed me).

    When i was around 10 i wanted to wash some clothes. Got a washing up bowl, filled it, took it to my bedroom. I got my bridesmaid dress (it cost a fortune) and started cutting squares out of it to wash. I can't remember the consequences of that. I am sure i got a damn good telling off and maybe a slap for that one.

    Around 8, i got one of my step dad's records and was just listening and thought it would be full to try and scratch on it .. you know back and forth with the record. I knackered the record and put it back. No one ever came back to me on that one. Pfft.

    I liked teddy bears (not dolly's though, shudders) .. I wanted him to fly outt he bedroom window but not get hurt, lol, so i made a parachute then went downstairs and made some flour and water mixture (i thought this would be glue) and ruined my teddy with this mixture and string. He got hurt as the parachute didn't work .. lmao.

    Last one, i enjoyed handing out with the boys at around 7 years old. We always climbed a particular tree. On one occassion i got up but was scared to get down, one kid offered to help me but unfortunately he climed up the railings and slipped and caught his arm on a spike that went straight through his elbow and he was stuck. I legged it home and told my mum. Again, i thought i would get a slap for that but she was good. Poor kid got loads of stitches.

    I have one more, but i am not telling a soul about it. No one knows, not even my husband. lol. I am so embarrassed about it. That one follows me to the grave.

    I wasn't all bad, i promise
    Last edited by Saslou; 05-28-2009 at 05:39 AM.
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
    ― Georgia O'Keeffe

  3. #3
    Nips away your dignity Fluffywolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    9 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,422

    Default

    Born till the age of 16:

    Extremely rebellious.
    When I was little, I was very stubborn. I wanted everything to go the way I wanted it to go. Or I would make sure it wouldn't GO AT ALL!
    I also kept my parents awake all the time complaining I can't sleep because my head is too full.
    I had ticks of all kinds. Pulling out my hair when I was little, to making noises, waving hands and crunching the bones in my thumbs that eventually resulted in being able to dislocate my thumbs without strain.
    I was a one man army and wasn't afraid to show it.

    I was so pissed at my mother when I was 4 years old that I told her I was going to get a new mother that wouldn't fool me into believing things after I learned that Sinterklaas (Dutch santa) was fake. I didn't talk to her for two weeks. I believe these events also lead me to my current believe system. Or lack thereof.

    From 16-18:

    Became much more introverted. Began self-reflecting. Slowly maturing as it were. But remained very stubborn and rebellious. Did not have time for things I did not like spending time on. All ticks also seized rapidly. I became much more at ease, but not less dangerous!

    18-20:

    After a particularly tough happening. Psychotic. Chaotic, destructive and uncaring. Alcohol, drugs and all its repurcussions. It's a miracle I passed classes during this time. (It couldn't have been due to my extensive studying. *cough*non-existant*cough*)

    20-22:

    Self-reflecting, maturing, changing ways and building morals and values. Gaining a strict principle policy.

    22+:

    Finally matured! I think... >.>
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

  4. #4
    darkened dreams labyrinthine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    isfp
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    8,595

    Default

    I loved reading your stories, saslou. Very cute.

    I'll try to think of some specifics from my childhood. I tended to feel responsible for things and was rather obedient.

    Oh here is one memory from when I was five. I went to a new babysitters house and was the only little girl there. There were several boys and one declared he could count to ten. His numbers were random, and I remember thinking how silly he was to think he was doing it right. There wasn't much for me to do there, so they let me play with their daughter's dolls, while she was at school. I felt really uncomfortable playing with someone else's toys. The doll they gave me was one that had all the practice zippers and buttons. I remember carefully doing and undoing a few and then wondered what the point was. I didn't hardly want to play or hurt it.

    Around four or five I used to get words mixed up like the name of a character in a book. People who argue with me about it and I would get upset and continue to argue because they would laugh at my reaction. I didn't like feeling like a joke. I wanted to be taken seriously.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)
    Likes Punderstorm liked this post

  5. #5
    Minister of Propagandhi ajblaise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    7,917

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I loved reading your stories, saslou. Very cute.
    +1

    And it's nice to have an ESFJ on this site who is not pure_mercury.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Saslou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    4,915

    Default

    lol .. You lot are so funny.

    Its stupid and frustrating as the more i learn about myself the more confused i get.

    Its like i get the SJ's and i love their ideas .. But i listen to the NT's and still i love their ideas .. Its like i want a piece of everything.

    FOOK .. I don't know how to articulate it so i am not going to bother.

    Does anyone else feel like a bit of an odd ball??
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
    ― Georgia O'Keeffe

  7. #7
    Nips away your dignity Fluffywolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    9 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,422

    Default

    Does anyone else feel like a bit of an odd ball??
    Never, as an INTP this is not a question fo feeling. It's a question of knowing.

    I don't feel like an odd ball. I know I am an odd ball.
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

  8. #8
    Let's make this showy! raz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    LoLz
    Posts
    2,523

    Default

    Umm. As a child, let's see. For all of elementary school from Kindergarten to 5th, I was in a total of 6 schools. Was in one for Kindergarten, another for First, another for Second, another for Third, switched again for 4th, then moved halfway through 4th and was in that school for the rest of 4th and 5th. The thing was, my parents just apparently liked to move....a lot. They still do. I just don't get it. I'm like, stay in one house for longer than 2 years, please.

    So, I had no consistent friends until middle school where I was in the same school for 6th, 7th and a month of 8th. In first grade, which is the furthest I can remember, I just kept to myself a lot, and did things with my family. Having an ESFP brother, I just tagged along with him when I could, or played video games. I had these 2 girl friends in 2nd grade that were really nice to talk to. They were my only real friends at that school. That was actually the first time one of them gave me their phone number and we talked on the phone a little. Then I moved and lost touch with her. I think those 2 girls were ISFJ and xSFx.

    In 3rd, 4th and 5th, I didn't really have any close friends at all. I had a lot of acquaintances and it really bugged me that no one was really...close to me. I tried hovering around some groups of people I semi connected with, but I felt like I was just hovering and not socializing. I ended up hating recess because I felt like such an outsider. Around that time, I found out about Power Rangers, and that fixed the problem a lot, as that took up a lot of my time playing with the toys or watching the show.

    When I started middle school, I started making somewhat more intimate acquaintances and made 2-3 good friends. One was an INTJ and the other was an ISTP. The ISTP was a cool guy to screw around with. It was like at last, I found other people who weren't "nerds" but not socialites. There was one girl I talked to from time to time and joked around with in my homeroom class, but she was just a mutual friend, nothing more. When my school had a contest during our field days to win a bike, I came to school one day to find that I had won it, and she was the one that nominated me. That made me feel really special that someone had thought about me like that on their own.

    I started hanging around that INTJ guy a lot in 7th grade, and he got me heavily into computers. It was like, I found the missing part of myself, and I just lost myself in playing with computers and playing games. Then he got me into Pokemon. At the beginning of 8th grade, though, I moved in between states, and that's when my 6 year long depression started where I quit school and stayed on my computer 24/7. So, yeah.

    In every school, basically, all the teachers loved me and the other students just referred to me as this neutral good guy. No one hated me or really liked me. People just respected me and that was it.

    I'm starting to wonder if that story is affecting me a lot right now, and had any effect on my susceptibility to depression outside of the trauma that caused it. I mean, my father was in a near-death accident that caused the depression, but I wonder if my lack of stability and friends when I was young contributed to it. Right now I'm having that same problem I had in the 4th grade, that I feel incapable of relating to other people. It just doesn't strike me as something to do for fun naturally.

    Likes Punderstorm liked this post

  9. #9
    Senior Member Saslou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    ESFJ
    Posts
    4,915

    Default

    Sorry to hear that Raz .. Thats a bit of a bitch. At least you have made some connections there, so i hope you figure something out.
    My ISTJ son he doesn't like change at all. He didn't want to move to Canada. Even though he was being bullied at school, he didn't want to move to another one (luckily now he is built like a brick shit house). BUT .. he is going for an induction at the gym this weekend (as long as i go with him), so little steps yeah


    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Never, as an INTP this is not a question fo feeling. It's a question of knowing.

    I don't feel like an odd ball. I know I am an odd ball.
    Loving it .. ..
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
    ― Georgia O'Keeffe
    Likes Punderstorm liked this post

  10. #10
    IRL is not real Cimarron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ISTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Posts
    3,424

    Default

    Yeah, the NT thread...I can't relate to most of that "just do it" attitude.

    As a child, especially before age 10, I really didn't have friends. The ones I did have were not close at all, and we didn't meet much outside of class. I spent most of those years talking and relating to my sisters and my parents.

    The opposite of a wild child. Very shy and always ran to my parents in times of distress. But when I found kids at school who asked me about one of my favorite topics, I showed them everything I knew about it. Sometimes they would laugh at how quickly it all just poured out, but I didn't get what was so funny. At that period of my life, my focus was on reading stuff, learning stuff, more at home than in school. One hobby-subject after another, and trying to involve my sisters in whatever it was.

    I tried sleeping over at friends' houses several times, but could never stay the whole night. I always freaked out at some point, and called my parents to take me home. It was almost an irrational fear...I don't quite get it.

    But no, I never disobeyed my parents. Their word was solid decree, as far as I was concerned. I always asked them why they made me do something, or why I couldn't do something, but I didn't just "do it anyway" after that.

    (More examples in my Notes and Comments...the long, boring posts.)

    Quote Originally Posted by saslou
    My ISTJ son he doesn't like change at all. He didn't want to move to Canada. Even though he was being bullied at school, he didn't want to move to another one...
    Actually, I begged my parents to move so that I could change schools when I was 5 years old, because I hated my teacher. Well, that's not really related to bullying. I was bullied sometimes, too, but...not sure about switching schools. I think I understood that my parents were not going to let me skip classes, so ditching classes wasn't an option in my mind.
    Last edited by Cimarron; 05-22-2009 at 08:36 AM. Reason: saslou's story
    You can't spell "justice" without ISTJ.
    Likes Punderstorm liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. Liberals Appear To Have Higher Average IQs as Children
    By Thalassa in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 213
    Last Post: 07-25-2012, 10:33 PM
  2. Enneatypes as children
    By Elfboy in forum Enneagram
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-23-2011, 04:02 PM
  3. [ENFJ] Differences between INFJs and ENFJs as children
    By CuriousFeeling in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-22-2011, 09:00 PM
  4. Imaginary friends as children
    By strychnine in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 02-06-2011, 10:43 PM
  5. [ENTJ] ENTJ's, describe yourself as children
    By Sahara in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-06-2008, 07:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO