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    Hey everyone,

    So, while I'm not entirely new to MBTI/Jungian psychology, it has also been a long while since I've delved into these theories - I also feel like I've changed quite a lot as a person, so I've become quite unsure of my type (also, for the sake of this thread, I'm trying not to think about my previous assigned type/disclose it, just in case it has any kind of influence from here on out)

    I'd say I lean towards extroversion: sometimes, all I want to do is spend all day around people, especially those who bring out my fun side; other times, I really want to shut the world off and just live in my own bubble. For all intents and purposes, though, I think I'd suffer far more psychologically if I wasn't able to interact with the outside world for a long period of time. When I'm in my head too much, I feel like I go a bit strange; I get really sad and overthink heavily unless I'm able to express thoughts and feelings to some sort of outlet: be it my diary, or a friend who understands me. With the latter, sometimes I do feel guilty for unloading on a friend; so usually I'll only talk about my problems unless I know they're in an okay place, or unless I can help them with a problem of theirs. Essentially, it's almost as if all of my problems are imaginary, and I perpetuate them with my own guilty feelings, lol. I need to have something to do or think about, or I go stir-crazy. I'm happiest when I've got a ton of projects on the go; I much prefer the feeling of concrete stress to the existential dread I get if I sit around.

    I hate how emotional I am as a person as well...I feel like I'm always melancholic, or anxious, or extremely happy to the point where I feel euphoric. I feel as though I rarely feel calm, or level; I used to, I think, but I feel as though my brain is always buzzing with thoughts or situations, and I latch onto certain things for a while, and then let them go for some other thing when I've exhausted all possibilities. I've never had a romantic encounter that has matched up to the ones I've created in my head, and I'm scared that that'll never happen for me.

    I've got a preoccupation with happiness, or peace, or fulfilment, or being a good person - I always want to keep everyone happy, and if I don't live up to the morals I've set myself in my head, I'm overcome with intense guilt and dismay. For example, if I've bitched about someone, I'll torture myself with it and try to 'make up' for my perceived badness. But I'm also worried about consistency: am I the same to myself as I am around other people? If people are getting different versions of me, what's best? Who is the right one? And so on.

    In terms of interests, again I feel as though I have so many things on the go, with some intense interests taking priority. I've spent all day looking at maps of Russia and reading about the geography and climate of the Russian Far East. No reason, I suppose, I'm just bored and stifled...

    Anyway, if anyone needs any more info, let me know and I'll write more (although I do think I'm overestimating my own importance and other people's interest in me, some abstract entity on the internet).

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    Hey there! Did you notice our questionnaires? They're pretty cool and allow us to see more of your actual usage of functions. Right now what I here a lot of is dichotomy ideas rather than actually a focus on cognitive functions. You can be socially extraverted and still be somewhat introverted and so on. So I'd like to see you fill out a questionnaire. Post it here and @ me and I'll come back to you, okay? If you would like me to recommend one I can, but it is nice to let you guys experiment.
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    the connections—sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent—that happened after I was gone.
    And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it.
    The events my death brought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future.
    The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.

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