I have never been impulsive and do not have an addictive personality. I know that Se is connected to impulse and external sensory stimulus/addictive trait.I've sort of done this with food and sedatives in the past. I relied heavily on sedatives too much to escape from the anxiety and to feel. I used to be a stress eater and have always went for food that I found tasted real good over food that's good for me. I steered clear of sex and illegal drugs. Drinking I was told not to do for medicine reasons but one doctor said I had an addictive personality so I shouldn't risk drinking anyway. The rest I can see a bit.
Under extreme stress, fatigue or illness, the INFJ's shadow may appear - a negative form of ESTP. Example characteristics are acting very impulsively, making decisions without thinking them through, and doing things to excess - e.g.: eating, drinking or exercising. You may also be uncharacteristically critical of others, finding fault with almost everything, and being preoccupied about unimportant details. You may end up doing things that have no meaning for you, acting in a very materialistic and selfish way, cutting corners, breaking the rules, and going against your own deeply-held values. The shadow is part of the unconscious that is often visible to others, onto whom the shadow is projected. An INFJ may therefore readily see these faults in others without recognizing it in him/her self.
From: INFJs and stress
How the types act when stressed:
MB types and how they deal with stress and... - Confessions of a Myers Briggs-aholicSo it sounds like you are closer to being INFJ than ISFJ.can see both inferior Ne and Se descriptions but this stuck out:
We both like helping our friends and making sure they feel good, but I usually do it in the form of listening and giving advice[/QUOTE]I have this weird ability of just knowing what to say to people. I find this odd since I zone out 60% of the time. I tend to people emotionally rather than baking, making sure their physical needs are met. I almost wonder if this is why I love brainstorming. It's the connection. Hmm..
Fe users are good with manipulation, right? Emotional manipulation?
The feeling types generally know what to say. But strong Fe users are the best at emotionally manipulating others. This is because they feel what others feel, so then they know exactly what the other person wants to hear. Think of how cult leaders brainwash people...and how easily they can turn people. This is because strong Fe users know what the other person is feeling without having to put themselves in their shoes first or asking them what they feel. So then they tell them what they want to hear-emotional manipulation. Pretty much all of the cult leaders were unhealthy strong Fe users.