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    Lightbulb Hello, I am a social infant *face palm*

    I grew up in a very small town and within that very small town I was sheltered...not exactly an environment conducive to social acclimation. When I got into high school and joined the real world, all of my parents' nurturing of me and my siblings as individuals flew out the window and I (to my shock and horror) learned that we are all supposed to be the same. Being an INTP female (though I did not know it at the time) in a town of 10'000 at best, I felt less than normal.

    Now at the age of 23, I find myself in Los Angeles and having taken this MBTI test which fits me, for all intents and purposes, to a T finally feel a little less crazy. Is it possible that this whole time, I have not been some abnormal robot incapable of normal interpersonal relationships but merely misunderstood!?
    "Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand."

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    Yeah I felt the same way you did. I grew up in a very small town and only found 2 other like minded people. It kinda sucked. That's why the internet has always been my haven. Thankfully in college I'll meet many more like minded people; and I'll meet even more when I meet to the city! You aren't crazy. Normal does not exist.

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    Thanks for the welcome, BlackCat!

    Solidarity has never been my strong suit, but I am interested to see how I relate to similarly minded people! From my browsing, this forum seems very interesting with a lot of opinionated people...should be fun!
    "Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand."

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    You'll fit in just fine! You seem like you're a bit nervous though; lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KilgoreTrout View Post
    Being an INTP female (though I did not know it at the time) in a town of 10'000 at best, I felt less than normal.
    Try being an INFP male on an island town of 300

    Actually that was great! After I got to the real world, I felt a lot like you...
    welcome. And yeah, it is possible you are not a terrible monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    You'll fit in just fine! You seem like you're a bit nervous though; lol.
    Haha! Maybe not so much nervous but more so apprehensive, maybe? I am not kidding when I said social infant. I am like a feral cat or something; I need to be socialized before I can be around people

    Nolla, I am still newbie when it comes to the MBTI specifics but I am assuming your type is rare for males, yes? I bet it is safe to say that everyone in a town of 300 feels a bit different from the next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KilgoreTrout View Post
    Haha! Maybe not so much nervous but more so apprehensive, maybe? I am not kidding when I said social infant. I am like a feral cat or something; I need to be socialized before I can be around people
    Yeah that's a far better word.

    And I'll socialize you all you want, babe. LOL I'm just joking around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Yeah that's a far better word.

    And I'll socialize you all you want, babe. LOL I'm just joking around.
    Did you ever watch Scrubs when it was on (and still good)? That impressive use of a pick-up line struck me as a Todd thing to say.

    "Is everything a double entendre to you?"

    Todd's response: "I'd like to double your entendre..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by KilgoreTrout View Post
    Nolla, I am still newbie when it comes to the MBTI specifics but I am assuming your type is rare for males, yes? I bet it is safe to say that everyone in a town of 300 feels a bit different from the next!
    Yes, it's rare, but also against the male stereotype, as INFPs tend to be emotional and too soft to be considered "men".

    Yep, I guess it was like that in that town. Everyone knew everyone, so people were maybe not seen as easily as a homogeneous herd. There was also forests and seashores as playgrounds...

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    Hello. As a member of the ~1% of people that are intp's, if you feel normal you may be losing it.

    How's LA?

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