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This is a discussion on You know you're an INFJ when... within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Feelings But if you type "si" how does it autocorrect to "si"? it capitalizes the S because ...
* when you have tried to start saying something, but by the time you have run the possible variations of the conversation through your head in so many different versions, and each one of them could be perceived as boring, too wordy, be taken the wrong way, be too honest and cause offense that you have lost the moment and your words remain unsaid... and then people think you are just plain boring and have nothing to say
* when you put all of yourself into a task because it does matter and you need to do it right
* when at 35 you still dont know what you want to be when you grow up because you want to do something with purpose and meaning, but what you do want to do will be too difficult for everyone else in your household to work around, so you just do some other job to keep the peace and not put anyone else out...
You know you are an INFJ when a new person, experience, intrigue, or bit of knowledge totally lights you up and you love it. Your brain percolates on it all day long like an old-fashioned coffee pot. Bliss and you turn it over and over in your mind and formulate all the connections and possible implications. You are now in the ZONE where brilliant things are discovered and creative thought plus imagination are totally engaged. THEN 3 days later you have fallen behind on everything and the normally lovely house is untidy with a stack of things to catch up on while you took a mental obsessive vacation.
This is me.
If anyone really knew my assessment of them and the world truly and totally they would fall over from shock. Very rarely do I offer them up as it scares others off who used to like me and now find me uncomfortably weird because I am not supposed to be able to radar such information. Now that I am older I will always look into your eyes but not too long to strangers as I feel naked because I see you in your truest form. Sometimes I don't want to know everyone like that.
Gifts are burdens as we are holding in so much that we best not say and even though we could run circles around people and handle problems with others the quick way we cannot bring ourselves to do anything very immoral and underhanded.
Others play us because we typically will take the correct path, make the good response and follow the path of our integrity and humanitarianism. We typically carry our responsibilities plus those of others.
We are St. George killing the dragon. We are reformers and saviors and defenders of the underdog.
When people don't like us it's because:
We spooked them
We are secretive
We often have a lot of idiosyncrasies
We keep to ourselves and can seem mysterious
We are intense and have a presence even when we say nothing
We have a lot of rules
We are only fully involved if we are interested
We lost interest in them after figuring them out
Also as many have said about re-writing and re-wording what they have written of course we do as we process and edit the world from the grain of sand to the magnitude of the galaxies. Our minds are constant evaluators of everything we are looking at. We are natural spectators and scientists making heart based decisions to the best of our abilities.
I can't take candid pictures of people. I feel like it's a violation of their privacy.Now that I am older I will always look into your eyes but not too long to strangers as I feel naked because I see you in your truest form. Sometimes I don't want to know everyone like that.
Great post. Thanks.
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