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    Senior Member RenaiReborn's Avatar
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    Default Well hello there.

    I'm a new variant of an old member, under a new name. What can I say, I couldn't stay away for too long.

    I am an INTJ female, working as a nurse, functioning as an empathetic extrovert. It would be nice to be able to drop that mask for a minute or two, hence I am here. It's good to be back.

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    Hello.
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    Just open up your eyes, why don't you grow up and see?
    But what the hell is "growing up" and tell me when will I be?
    Can a single person out there just explain it to me?
    Hey, just tell me how... It's not like I care now.


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    Yay, another INTJ female! Welcome.

    Question: how do you manage to function as an empathic extrovert every day? I find when I try to behave contrary to my nature, it comes across as forced and artificial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    Yay, another INTJ female! Welcome.

    Question: how do you manage to function as an empathic extrovert every day? I find when I try to behave contrary to my nature, it comes across as forced and artificial.
    Thanks for the welcome.

    Answer: Lots and lots of forced practice. Worked in customer service type jobs growing up, learned to deal with many different types of people, and the easiest way to do so was to in essence, mirror their expressed traits. They had a southern accent, I had a southern accent, they spoke loudly, I spoke loudly. People are apparently more inclined to deal favorably with someone that they can identify with.

    In regards to the empathetic bit, while most of the time I feel that people put themselves in their unfortunate situations, I've come to the conclusion that they just can't help it, and therefore, I feel sorry for them, but at the same time consider it part of the human condition- thus applying it to my own existence, and transfer my feelings about my own situations toward theirs. It's a bit of a roundabout way to do it, but the only one I've got.
    The extroverted bit is more complicated. It takes a lot to make it seem genuine. Basically, I have to find something that I am utterly fascinated/enthused about and drag that feeling into every interaction I have. At the end of the night/morning- my night, your morning- I'm utterly exhausted. After a long week, I tend to go and shut myself up in my apartment with the boyfriend and the dog.

    The worse my night goes, the more forced and artificial it can become. Luckily, dropping from the extroverted empath to the more abrupt and concise persona is attributed to my being tired. Useful.

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