August 22nd, 2015
|sanjukta_95||12:24 am - Dealing with stress|
How do you calm yourself when extremely stressed?
July 24th, 2015
|theidolhands||04:18 am - The Myers-Briggs @sshole Index|
Some some smart alec decided to take artful pot shots at our various personality traits, reading The Myers-Briggs @sshole Index requires having a sense of humor about oneself and not taking it too seriously. See what you think. Reminds me of a Garfield bookmark I own making fun of Zodiac signs. I still own that bookmark.
I'm going to go put my John Lennon glasses back on now. *wink*
INFPs are not concerned with the material world, anything that matters to them happens inside their head. They are the kid in the back of the class who understands nothing and believes themselves to understand it all, which is why they never ask questions, and always make assumptions. If you correct their assumptions they are likely to not hear you.
In the grand scheme of things, INFPs forgive everyone, perhaps because of the lingering doubt that anything they perceive is truly there. Their animal totem would be the stupid, drooling, cute dog.
Sometimes, the actual real world penetrates the foggy glass of their John Lennon-style rose-coloured shades, and they are prone to extreme depression when this happens. Usually, the best way to get them out of this is distracting them with something shiny, or make a doll of the friend they lost they can keep as a substitute. Since you considered doing this creepy thing, I can but assume you’re an ISFJ, so get away from me, get far away.
They are likely to find meaning in meaningless things, and relationships with INFPs end typically because of imagined slights, or the realization that nothing you’ve said for the last fourteen months have even been processed by their brains. If you leave, it might take them up to three weeks to notice, had you been living together.
insults insights into the other types here (NSFW):
May 20th, 2015
|sanjukta_95||01:36 pm - A piece of mind|
Something I wanted to convey for long to those who were once part of the infp-v2 community of the journal-
It seems to be an empty house which was in the past full of vivid & warm INFP interactions. It gives a very different feeling while reading through the posts.
April 21st, 2015
|theidolhands||06:10 pm - Introverts Unite|
Current Mood: lulzy
April 22nd, 2015
|sanjukta_95||01:25 am - Quest of friendship|
Hope the members wouldn't mind a straight post on personal problem.
I have always found it very in-fulfilling to communicate with people that do not have similar prospective of life and things. As a child I have always stayed isolated (not very close to others) until I met few similar minded people in middle school. After those years of meaningful happy interactions, I find myself in this lager world having no soul to communicate with as barely anybody (other personality types) would understand what I mean. So, I've no like minded friends to share with.
I'm hopeful to meet them ahead but sometimes it seems very improbable.
I would be glad if others shared their ways of dealing with this, something very likely to be a part of INFP life.
Thank you for replying.
January 9th, 2014
|originalkitsune||08:23 pm - Morning Lark or Night Owl? INFPs????|
I wanted to get a tally of INFPs and if they considered themselves morning people or night people?
Lark or Owl?
Me personally, I'm a natural owl for sure but I fight to go to bed at a sort of normal time to try to maintain a sort of diurnal schedule. I've noticed that many INFPs in know in real life are also owls, even if they force themselves into a lark schedule.
September 18th, 2013
|theidolhands||01:35 pm - MBTI Profiles via "Harry Potter" cast|
I thought this might amuse people.
It's also fun to compare the profiles to other people's profile that you know.
( I always suspected which character we'd be...Collapse )
September 10th, 2013
|theidolhands||11:59 am - The Science of What Makes an Introvert and an Extrovert|
An interesting read about the history of studying the neurology of introversion and extroversion psyche along with revelations thus far. Extroversion & introversion can even be seen on brain scans, additionally proving that Jung called the shots accurately when describing them.
For the full article, please go here:
"Several decades ago, German psychologist Hans Eysenck came up with a more biologically based model for E/I. According to Eysenck's theory, the behaviors of introverts and extroverts are due to differences in cortical arousal (the speed and amount of the brain's activity). Compared with extroverts, introverts have naturally high cortical arousal, and may process more information per second.
This means, essentially, that if you put introverts into an environment with a lot of stimulation, such as a loud restaurant, they will quickly become overwhelmed or overloaded, causing them to sort of shut down to stop the influx of information. Because of this fact, introverts tend to avoid such active environments."
"In a recent book on introversion, author Susan Cain explains that although introverts make up a third to a half of the population, Western society — the United States, in particular — is extroversion-centric. She notes that schools and workplaces are designed for extroverts, under the belief that collaboration is key to creativity and productivity (the opposite of which is true for introverts). What's more, extroverted traits, such as being a gregarious "people person," are highly valued in today's society, and this can make introverts feel like something is wrong with them (and perhaps, make the unhappy). She calls for a new system that gives introverts the solitude they need to thrive."
August 28th, 2013
|originalkitsune||09:40 pm - Fluids & Violence|
I was noticing something else in the differences between many XNFJs and XNFPs as I was going to the movies with my friends a few weeks ago. It is easier for my XNFJ friends to see gory-horror than to see actual bodily fluids on actual humans or to talk about bodily fluids on actual humans. Many of my INFP and ENFP friends are what I call "Rated PG" since they avoid movies with a large amount of "pointless violence". Violence that happens for a reason such as to further a quest is tolerated if there is a change by the end of the movie. For whatever reason, I'm somewhat immune to this, possibly due to growing up with an INFJ father who would desensitize his daughters by showing us pictures of people who cratered on the runway and such as he worked with aircraft. I also have a minor in forensic science so I love shows that figure in crime scenes. But the awful plot of movies like Saw and Hostel just annoy me and make me not want to watch it based on how annoying the plot is, more than the gore. However you can rely on an INFP to hold a barf bag open for a good friend or stop blood from a real life wound! Many of my FJ and even some TP friends FAINT at the sight of actual human blood. :( And talking about sex? Yeah don't. They still use euphemisms like "wee-wee" and "shearing the lamb" to describe anything remotely sexual.
Anyone else notice a similar pattern? Are INFPs more practical when it comes to real gore?
June 10th, 2013
|rheakurokawa||12:53 pm - INTP & INFP|
I'm a female INTP and am in a relationship with a divorcing INFP. I really like him and he's one of the warmest, kindest and gentlest people i know but in the mean time i sometimes feel like i can't reach him. He's hurting over the divorce and he's open about the fact that he's hurting however he does conceal a lot and wants to spare me the details and suffers in silence. In the mean time i'm not sharing a lot of my internal turmoil because i don't want to burden him more with my own issues, scare him away or make him think i want to rush things. I don't but the not-knowing how he feels is driving me insane sometimes because i don't know how to act, where his boundaries are etc. Our relationship isn't very easy and i accept that but we care about each other and i really want this to work. He does very nice things for me and is very kind but sometimes i feel like he thinks he's showing me how he feels and i just should somehow know while i'm sometimes crazily insecure.
Also, in more intimate situations he fluctuates between very affectionate to somewhat distant. I am a very touchy person and he seems not so much but he does ask me what i need. I'm not sure if this is a temperament thing or is related with our present circumstances.
Letting this whole background thing aside i'd like to know what your experiences with INTPs as INFPs are and how can we know and understand you. How do you show your emotions? What do you feel are our shortcomings and most of all, how can i, as a INTP communicate and act best with you?
Any other ideas, insights... be welcome to share :)