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    Default How Do You Process Emotions?

    Is there a difference in how the various personality types process their emotions. I'm not getting into the mud of who feels more than others. We're all human, we all feel emotions just the same. But how do you process that emotional data? To some, emotions can be this vague territory that is unknown or irrational, to others, it is the lifeblood through which all decisions are made and interpreted.

    Not only am I interested in seeing how the various types perceive their emotions, and the emotions of others, but I wonder if the various function dynamics sift through emotions differently as well. Dig deep people, really deep. Analyze that thought process of yours. Let's talk about them feels
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    I am not sure I really process my emotions. I tend to understand them right away and not need to ask myself what/how I'm feeling. However, dealing with them is another beast. I have to get my feelings out. Journaling has helped me immensely, though it was really for a lonely time in my life which I am no longer in. Generally I just talk about them with others. I need people as sounding boards (I've heard that phrase used regarding extroverts). Talking about my feelings with others is very cathartic.

    I'm a very F-oriented person. My emotions guide me and feed me, yet also trip me up and leave me hungry. My emotionality and creativity have an interdependent and mutualistic relationship, though, so I really wouldn't dream of getting rid of my feelings.

    I'm not sure if this made much sense.
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    I'm not sure what to say other than I pay attention to all my emotions, because they tell me something valuable.

    I learn more about myself when I pay attention. What are more fleeting/temporary? What triggered them? How do my perceptions change and warp based on my current emotional state? How do I perceive others while in a certain emotional state?

    With the ones that keep returning, I dig into them. How do I address the feeling/concern? What does it mean, the fact I'm having X emotion? That might take a long while.

    It all happens internally, basically. Though I'll share deeper rooted emotions with friends - ie feelings that last / what I'm contemplating due to having them. I'll also share immediate thoughts, like with coworkers, if I'm just making a short one-off rant/commentary/frustration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themightyfetus View Post
    I am not sure I really process my emotions. I tend to understand them right away and not need to ask myself what/how I'm feeling. However, dealing with them is another beast. I have to get my feelings out. Journaling has helped me immensely, though it was really for a lonely time in my life which I am no longer in. Generally I just talk about them with others. I need people as sounding boards (I've heard that phrase used regarding extroverts). Talking about my feelings with others is very cathartic.

    I'm a very F-oriented person. My emotions guide me and feed me, yet also trip me up and leave me hungry. My emotionality and creativity have an interdependent and mutualistic relationship, though, so I really wouldn't dream of getting rid of my feelings.

    I'm not sure if this made much sense.
    LOVED this post feets, thanks for sharing! I totally get what you mean with using other people as a sounding board. I'm that way with thinking often times. One of the few obvious indicators to myself that I may not be a Ti user as I once thought myself to be. It really does help me to formulate my thoughts and run through plans and tasks when I say them aloud. It can even just be to myself. Seeing them outside of myself, on paper, wherever, just gives a much better context to it all. Otherwise, my logic and thoughts get tangled in the weeds that is my incessant mind clutter. Is this similar to your emotions? Seeing them out in the world, through poetry, journaling, speaking with friends, are you doing a similar thing as I mentioned I do with my thoughts?
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    I don't process them lol.

    At least not until they build up enough that I can't ignore them anymore. Then usually people point them out. And that really gets to me, when someone else tells me how I'm feeling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    I'm not sure what to say other than I pay attention to all my emotions, because they tell me something valuable.

    I learn more about myself when I pay attention. What are more fleeting/temporary? What triggered them? How do my perceptions change and warp based on my current emotional state? How do I perceive others while in a certain emotional state?

    With the ones that keep returning, I dig into them. How do I address the feeling/concern? What does it mean, the fact I'm having X emotion? That might take a long while.

    It all happens internally, basically. Though I'll share deeper rooted emotions with friends - ie feelings that last / what I'm contemplating due to having them. I'll also share immediate thoughts, like with coworkers, if I'm just making a short one-off rant/commentary/frustration.
    Interesting! So are you consciously thinking about what makes you feel this or that? And analyzing your emotions at all times? I tend to make note of it, and I do analyze my emotions when I give myself the time to reflect on them, but then I move on to the next activity fairly quickly. I feel you go a step or two beyond what I do. Awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiastic_Dreamer View Post
    Interesting! So are you consciously thinking about what makes you feel this or that? And analyzing your emotions at all times? I tend to make note of it, and I do analyze my emotions when I give myself the time to reflect on them, but then I move on to the next activity fairly quickly. I feel you go a step or two beyond what I do. Awesome
    Hmm, I think so? Like, I know if I've been in the customer service frontlines at work for too long, or I am low on sleep/not feeling well, I get irritable and inwardly judgmental towards people. vs If I've had more of a balance, not in the frontlines the entire time, or am fully rested/in a good mood, I'll be less judgmental and easygoing. That sort of thing -just a straightforward example. It's something I've mostly noticed in recent years. I'm not sure I was able to identify as much when I was younger.

    And yes, generally I'm always just noticing how I'm feeling.
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    Fuck, now that I think about it I'm not so sure.

    I guess I'll just think about what happened, and the feelings just do what they want. I think about the event first, and then maybe analyze the emotions if they are bugging me. I've also realized that I do physical things when experiencing some emotions. When I'm excited I do the walk out of the room thing I posted in the quirks thread, and when I'm angry I'll punch a pillow, stuff like that.


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    Positive emotions are straightforward. A rush of energy. Sensations of focus and capability. Pride and Flow.

    Negative emotions. I am almost immediately aware when I'm discontent or something is bothering me. I usually have to take time and process the specifics. Compartmentalization comes easy. "I can't afford/don't feel like processing this right now. I'll do it later." Sometimes I forget.

    Often times I will ask myself if my reaction is fair. Both to others and myself.

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    I need to process out loud. Bounce off of someone. And I have to be comfortable, completely at ease, around them. I process by venting, and someone listening, maybe giving me feedback. I find that usually, other people are good at pointing out things that I've missed or even things I already know but don't want to address, thus forcing me to address them. I guess that's where the extroverted part of my extroverted feeling went?

    I find that once I've worked it out and processed through it in this way, it's much easier to let go of them. If I don't have anyone to talk to--it's bottled. It builds. I dwell on it. Spiral endlessly. Sorry to those of you who always end up listening to me vent, but, well, I'm selfish and I need it! :p

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