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    INFP - The Idealists

    Can you feel someone's emotions or feelings for you?

    Can you physically feel, the sensations, of a partner's feelings for you? It's not so much a psychic connection. But you may suddenly or spontaneously feel within your spirit a feeling or knowing about what someone feels about you, without being around them.

    tbh, this sounds really silly as I think about it, but i'm curious if anyone has experienced something like this or something similar. Not sure how this fits in with INFP intuition.

    Thoughts?
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    INFP - The Idealists

    * Have nothing to add, but interested in seeing what others will have to say.

    Personally, I tend to have a really hard time detecting/comprehending/feeling/believing others' feelings for me, in general.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I've been able to feel when a man is attracted to me, and I mean someone that I'm not in a relationship with. When I say feel, I don't mean I sense that they are attracted, I mean I actually get a physical sensation that is almost electric, like an intense energy. It's hard to describe, and I've only felt it twice, in two different situations with two different men, two men with whom I didn't end up having a relationship or dating, or anything.

    On another note, I do often sense what other people are feeling, especially if they are INFPs. My boyfriend is an INFP, and I often know what he is feeling simply by looking at his face. Sometimes, I even know what he is going to say. I have an INFP coworker and she'll look at me, and I'll know what she's thinking.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    My friends seem to be the ones telling me someone likes me but I doubt them and think they're being silly because it would amuse them that Mr Wells gets with someone so I disregard their thoughts most of the time. I don't like their views on people generally so I don't tell them things about my private life at all, just let them speculate.
    Even when I feel there's something there I'm always second guessing myself trying not to let myself get caught up in my own mind, thinking of what it may be like.
    But sometimes i've been the one to sort of step into someones mind and repeat back to them how they really feel but they're scared of saying it. Generally though, i'm blind to the world around me it seems.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Claire View Post
    I've been able to feel when a man is attracted to me, and I mean someone that I'm not in a relationship with. When I say feel, I don't mean I sense that they are attracted, I mean I actually get a physical sensation that is almost electric, like an intense energy. It's hard to describe, and I've only felt it twice, in two different situations with two different men, two men with whom I didn't end up having a relationship or dating, or anything.
    This^^^. Your explanation explains it much better than I did. The reason why it feels different than thinking they are attracted is that it feels separate from your own feelings. And it's not based on how they look at you or what they say to you. It feels completely separate from that. You just know even if they don't say anything. I've tried to push these feelings away, but I "feel" them often enough. On the other hand, I doubt them as well. I also wonder if I'm just projecting or imagining it. But even when I try to wave it away or push it away, sometimes, the feeling is still there. I don't fully trust it or accept it. But it's weird. I don't know. It's just one of those things.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I think that there are aspects of attraction that elude us. I believe that we are wired to pick up the signals of someone's physical attraction to us, however subtle. We often choose to brush them off because our logical thinking takes over.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    When someone else has stuffy sinuses, I will feel it in my sinuses when they are around me, or if they have a sore throat, I will feel it in my throat. Mostly, except for the physical kind, I can't feel true empathy, but I feel the Fi version, where I put myself in someone's place and imagine how I would feel as that person.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I could also be misunderstanding what I'm sensing or feeling.

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    ISFP - The Artists

    I've noticed, probably due to the heavy number of skeptics, that words to do with psychic phenomena or spiritual concepts are often accompanied by what carries a similar feeling to an apology, like walking on eggshells.. I really don't care what people think of my beliefs, I don't really see how anybody could find the audacity to justify laughing at somebody who believes in such things as if they actually know what's "real" in life and what is "fiction" when they constantly participate in fictitious worlds of their own where things that happen to them apparently have intentions to hurt them or make them happy. I guess the only reason I'm saying these things is because I feel everybody should feel 100% free to believe whatever the hell they believe. (got a pun in there) ;)
    Yes, I do feel others emotions at times, not always, and some people I rarely ever know what they feel for me but I know how they feel for others. It's LIKE I can see these things, I feel like I'm looking at the emotions though my eyes see nothing, I just... kind of know usually. I get a sense when somebody thinks of me, I can usually sense what people feel as they speak to me, I tend to be able to catch judgments and calculations being made in others minds as well o.o though I don't exactly know what they might be all the time, sometimes, I can catch the emotion and sense of them judging to put a picture together to display for me the intent behind it all. Emotional empathy is actually quite common, though, it seems rare that people ever hone or utilize it, some never even notice it even when it affects their feelings. Physical empathy I don't hear nearly as much about, I don't really know anybody yet besides myself who can do it either.. though, I can generally tell when people have been injured in a certain place, how they're hurt, how they feel, and sometimes when they're sick I can tell what their symptoms are before they tell me. Neither of these things work 100% of the time, but I do believe they are quite real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wellsy View Post
    My friends seem to be the ones telling me someone likes me but I doubt them and think they're being silly because it would amuse them that Mr Wells gets with someone so I disregard their thoughts most of the time. I don't like their views on people generally so I don't tell them things about my private life at all, just let them speculate.
    Even when I feel there's something there I'm always second guessing myself trying not to let myself get caught up in my own mind, thinking of what it may be like.
    But sometimes i've been the one to sort of step into someones mind and repeat back to them how they really feel but they're scared of saying it. Generally though, i'm blind to the world around me it seems.
    This is me in a nutshell. I've had friends of friends say they like me but don't believe it or think they are joking. Then I've had people who I thought were casual friends go crazy and plead their heart out if I start dating somebody b/c they actually liked me but I had absolutely no clue. So when a partner has feelings for me, no... I'm not sure how to discern these... Maybe because I'm skeptical of somebody actually loving/liking me or something like that. If a girl likes me, they probably need to freaking say something or else lunge and try to kiss me or something, otherwise I'll have no clue. I'm pretty oblivious to the social norms of courtship I guess, probably b/c my idea of it is pretty weird and I don't do obvious things myself. I have been called a flirt, when really I'm just being nice and genuine. Ugh, the opposite sex.

    On the other hand... I do have a good spidey sense when something is "up" with somebody and generally get them to talk about it.
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