So! PinkRasputin really isn't a fan of INFJs. I posted a thread on the ENFP board asking a question about a phenomenon called "Trickster functions" and their ability to cause miscommunication between INFJ and ENFP, and part of her reply was this...
"On another note: Dearest INFJs (mostly male ones), for a LONG time I wish to give you this reminder:
Using Permissive and Directive Messages
Another way to consider message statements relates to how permissive or directive they are. This is similar to using either the present or near future tense but still somewhat different.
Some of your target listeners may be more receptive to message statements that command them to be or do something. Others may subconsciously require permission before embracing any messages.
A directive statement will serve to command the subconscious mind to adopt the message statement. A permissive statement will suggest that the idea is acceptable and then present it accordingly.
An example of a normal message statement in the present tense is “I am confident”. A directive and more commanding statement would be “I am confident now and always”. The tense is the same, but the manner in which the statement is phrased is significantly more commanding.
A more permissive example of this would be “I allow myself to be confident”. Instead of commanding, the statement merely suggests that it is acceptable to permit oneself to be more confident.
People who are accustomed to being in control of most of their life scenarios may dictate that you incorporate more permissive statements in your message script. Even so, there are others that may readily accept directive subliminal commands.
Since you will be unable to probe the subconscious mind of your target listener, the obvious and preferred choice is to use both permissive and directive statement types in you message script. In this way, you are targeting both types and balancing them correctly will only make your recording more effective for a greater number of people."
-We use Directive language.
-Our use of it is harmful to people who are easily influenced?
Of course, the hilarity of this whole thing is that PinkRasputin barely goes a single post without some pretty directive statements. Still.... As someone who talks in a pretty straightforward tone. I'd be interested in exploring this as a possible shortcoming of us INFJs.