You know, INFP's functions seem almost like an exaggeration of typical human development.
Fi in childhood - well, I mean, what child isn't prone to emotional overload? I think a lot of children are probably trying to figure out a moral framework by which to live as well.
Ne in late teens/young adulthood - This is the stage that developmentally, we are supposed to crave new experience anyway. It probably means, though, that a lot of INFPs have trouble with getting things
I'm tired of being so kind and accommodating to people who condemn my very existence.
I'm tired of playing the fool and pretending to be incompetent so that people prone to jealousy (due to being competitive or hating when somebody comes along to highlight their inadequacy) won't single me out.
I'm tired of being told that I'm so weird, unattractive, I think too much, I'm eternally damned, all of this nonsense.
Ah! You know what it boils down to?
I think how a person really feels they understand something is if they can process it through their dominant function. This is just an idea.
Fi (and Fe?) dominant - If they can feel it, they understand.
Ti-dominant - If they can understand the reasoning, they understand. (?)
Te-dominant - If they can understand how/why it works, they understand. (?)
Si-dominant - If they can recall it, they understand.
Se-dominant - If they can experience it, they understand.
At home, being the only intuitive one means I hear the following all the damn time:
"You think too much."
Admittedly, that is somewhat true. Sometimes I can't get out of my head at all. I'm stuck there. I don't know any other way to be, even.
However, is it not a good thing to approach life from a skeptical and analytical perspective? I don't think surface information should be accepted at face value at all. When people are speaking to me, I
Updated 10-26-2010 at 07:24 AM by rowingineden