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    So apparently I'm a chameleon

    This is kind of a jumbled mess of an introduction written in slightly story form or something
    I've felt different for a long time. Not special different, not wanting attention different, just like something was off. It's caused me self doubt and depression. Putting me on Zoloft which has helped a lot. It's easy to feel what others are feeling. It's easy to act like someone I may not necessarily be depending on the situation. My personality changes dramatically depending on the person I'm with. It's almost uncanny but I can't help it.

    Imagine growing up as a sensitive boy in a society that tells you nobody wants "wimps". You gotta be outgoing and never shy. 'Not necessarily complaining, in fact I believe hardships are beneficial if you make it out alive. But man, it's been a rocky ride.

    Eventually I took some MB tests and apparently I was the rarest one, an INFJ. It made me second guess myself; I don't want to be seen as someone who thinks they're special or better, though these descriptions of the type relate to me far too well. I feel as if I understand situations and others emotions better than they do, but I wouldn't dare tell them unless we've established a close friendship. Lack of interests with a scheduled mind is definitely a factor in my past depression and recent stoops. Combine that with an inability to feel understood and you've got the INFJ's despair. 90% of the people I meet, while friendly and welcome, usually feel like a different species. Heck often times I still feel completely alone with one of my three best friends.



    Hi, I'm an INFJ from the east coast of the United States. Despite my... solemn intro? I'm actually quite the lighthearted type, as you can probably tell by my profile picture. I look forward to posting here and maybe feeling some type of belonging for once.



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    Hi there, you!

    Your introduction moved me. I think you'll like this forum a lot, so long as you can take the assholes in stride with the good folks.

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    Hey Navvy Jay

    Welcome.

    There are many among us who feel the way you do

    Do you really need SSRI's?
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    Hey Wild,
    Yeah the assholes on the internet really don't bug me too much. Especially on a forum where you're persuaded to be yourself. Honestly I only ever really get bothered if someone I'm close to irl is disappointment or mad at me. Thanks for the welcome

    And Master, yeah I actually do. At least for a little while. I've been on Zoloft since December and have felt a lot better. It's not even necessarily for the depression part. I was just literally having panic attacks almost every day for little to no reason through october - december. I think once I've got my life moving in the right direction, especially including my health, which was the cause of my panics. (thinking I might die or something from heart burn and high pulse) I'll probably be able to stop eventually.

    Either way I don't mind being on them if without I panic constantly again. But time will tell.

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    I want to here more about your life, tell me surprising stuff which could only be done by someone like you :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navvy Jay View Post
    This is kind of a jumbled mess of an introduction written in slightly story form or something
    I've felt different for a long time. Not special different, not wanting attention different, just like something was off. It's caused me self doubt and depression. Putting me on Zoloft which has helped a lot. It's easy to feel what others are feeling. It's easy to act like someone I may not necessarily be depending on the situation. My personality changes dramatically depending on the person I'm with. It's almost uncanny but I can't help it.

    Imagine growing up as a sensitive boy in a society that tells you nobody wants "wimps". You gotta be outgoing and never shy. 'Not necessarily complaining, in fact I believe hardships are beneficial if you make it out alive. But man, it's been a rocky ride.

    Eventually I took some MB tests and apparently I was the rarest one, an INFJ. It made me second guess myself; I don't want to be seen as someone who thinks they're special or better, though these descriptions of the type relate to me far too well. I feel as if I understand situations and others emotions better than they do, but I wouldn't dare tell them unless we've established a close friendship. Lack of interests with a scheduled mind is definitely a factor in my past depression and recent stoops. Combine that with an inability to feel understood and you've got the INFJ's despair. 90% of the people I meet, while friendly and welcome, usually feel like a different species. Heck often times I still feel completely alone with one of my three best friends.



    Hi, I'm an INFJ from the east coast of the United States. Despite my... solemn intro? I'm actually quite the lighthearted type, as you can probably tell by my profile picture. I look forward to posting here and maybe feeling some type of belonging for once.
    Greetings and welcome to PerC! This forum is a great place to learn all about MBTI and other personality theories so hopefully you'll enjoy it here. I was pretty much in a similar situation to yours back in high school and discovering MBTI really helped me to be more introspective. As a result, I was able to improve myself as a person and although I'm still not perfect I feel as though I have a somewhat existent social life nowadays as opposed to a completely nonexistent one, lol. Hope to see you around!
    Navvy Jay thanked this post.

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    Someone mistook me for someone else and insinuated all this stuff on me like i was someone they hated and then I blew up on them because of how insulted I felt.
    So id like to have my account retired or deleted or whatever this place has just become a source of negativity for me. Besides the few people that have been cool, its been fun I guess. Not that I really made friends.

    I cant believe this shit but ill be nice enough not to name who it was. Anyways I guess this is the door slam. bye

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    @Navvy Jay

    Someone mistook me for someone else and insinuated all this stuff on me like i was someone they hated and then I blew up on them because of how insulted I felt.
    So id like to have my account retired or deleted or whatever this place has just become a source of negativity for me. Besides the few people that have been cool, its been fun I guess. Not that I really made friends.

    I cant believe this shit but ill be nice enough not to name who it was. Anyways I guess this is the door slam. bye
    Don't let haters win the day by leaving ;) If you do though I wish you the best.


     

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