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This is a discussion on Your Emotions within the ENFP Forum - The Inspirers forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; So the first time I got into MBTI was from an online test I found out of curiosity I got ...

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Your Emotions

    So the first time I got into MBTI was from an online test I found out of curiosity I got enfp with a pretty close T and F, I've always believed myself to be emotional in the sense, but my emotions in the sense have always been a mystery to me. I took that same test throughout a period of two months getting mostly ENFP (I think xD) then sometimes ENTP and INTP. I definitely have strong empathy, most of the time for people I know, but sometimes even for strangers. Usually if I see someone and I can tell if they aren't in the "best" place , whether I know them or not, I usually ask them if they are ok. They usually say yes and move on, but entps are supposedly known for being apathetic to other people even though they are Extroverted Feelers... So, just to put the stereotype at rest, even if I'm not an entp, that's not true. I see through what people put around themselves, the barricades they put around themselves to accept themselves. I would consider myself more handling other peoples emotions rather than handling them, or I should say often, those instances where I do feel something very deep about situations (only involving people though.....) make me think I'm a feeler. Where as I think a feeler's emotions would be more commonplace than mine. I'm not mistaking that Fi is a judging function and am not discussing a "function war", I just want to get pure experience, because that is the best to "dissect". If you happen to have any vibes or feelings about anything I've said feel free to share, I'm also willing to give more information if necessary.

    But my question is. What are your emotions, which is a fun question to ask an NF, but compared to this... If this is enough, haha

    EDIT: I realize those online tests are bullshit by the way XD
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    The F has nothing to do with emotions, but with your function stacking and thus your decision making. Every person has emotions, but the way they express it can be different.

    What do you mean by what are your emotions? The way I perceive/express them?

    The way I perceive them is that I feel a certain way about a situation and if that feels right I will decide rationally if the decision I feel like making is viable. A good friend of me works exactly the other way around.

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Yes, it is about the decision making. But not only if you f.ex. are going to left or right (even if also then..heeh). It is also how you judge a situation. Can you rationally lean back and accept things based on the rationale and logic of something? Just let it go..Or can you feel it build up inside if something triggers your Fi, not being able to avoid an reaction, even if you knew it would logically be smarter to do so. And do you often "envy" how unaffected some of your more thinking friends go on about things, as if nothing has happened, but yourself cant avoid feeling a bit upset and wish to "say something" about the same thing?

    As a feeler, the more you age, the more you become aware that you judge things based on your own moral system. It is what you feel about something (because you trust intuition and the associations which you can connect to previous experiences), that decides on how you view things, and often you can crash against the "Fe-wall" because of it.

    Because of many years with study and work I adapted more T/S functions. At first I tested entp because of it (at least that is my own interpretation). But going back in the past and also being more honest about myself, it is no doubt i am enfp, even if I dig the entp as well.

    I think the intuition and ability to quickly tune on to people is something that we should cherish and not escape from, but if we could keep more of our observations to ourselves, I think it could become an even more powerful weapon. Because of our "good nature" I think we will experience people attacking us once in a while. And even if protecting ourselves is important, I think too much of it makes us numb and takes away our Fi/Ne advantages.

    What is justice to you? Something that feels fair or something that is right.

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    All my major decisions are based on gut feelings, but I either come into a decision having rationally decided what the options are and choose among them based on gut feeling, or I make a preliminary decision based on my gut that is only finalized after careful examination and deciding that it logically/rationally lines up as well. The gut feeling has ultimate veto power, though.

    As for emotions themselves - ALL THE FEELS. I feel ALL THE FEELS. Lol. When I was more immature this terrified me, especially negative feelings, and so I would often stuff things like anger, jealousy, stress, etc, much to my detriment. With maturity, I have found safe ways to express those things and learned some things about when and when not to spew all the feels all over people (or who can take it and who is not going to handle it well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arceus301 View Post
    So the first time I got into MBTI was from an online test I found out of curiosity I got enfp with a pretty close T and F, I've always believed myself to be emotional in the sense, but my emotions in the sense have always been a mystery to me. I took that same test throughout a period of two months getting mostly ENFP (I think xD) then sometimes ENTP and INTP. I definitely have strong empathy, most of the time for people I know, but sometimes even for strangers. Usually if I see someone and I can tell if they aren't in the "best" place , whether I know them or not, I usually ask them if they are ok. They usually say yes and move on, but entps are supposedly known for being apathetic to other people even though they are Extroverted Feelers... So, just to put the stereotype at rest, even if I'm not an entp, that's not true. I see through what people put around themselves, the barricades they put around themselves to accept themselves. I would consider myself more handling other peoples emotions rather than handling them, or I should say often, those instances where I do feel something very deep about situations (only involving people though.....) make me think I'm a feeler. Where as I think a feeler's emotions would be more commonplace than mine. I'm not mistaking that Fi is a judging function and am not discussing a "function war", I just want to get pure experience, because that is the best to "dissect". If you happen to have any vibes or feelings about anything I've said feel free to share, I'm also willing to give more information if necessary.

    But my question is. What are your emotions, which is a fun question to ask an NF, but compared to this... If this is enough, haha

    EDIT: I realize those online tests are bullshit by the way XD
    For those who don't process using Fi , they think Fi is a feeling/emotion. It isn't. Fi for me is a place I go to sort/process/store data /information from the external world. It doesn't place any value on the external or ( Object )..it makes its own reference internally. It isn't a feeling, only a center for this internal process. Emotions /feelings are not the same. .....The Difference Between Emotions and Feelings .......I don't know what triggers my emotions until it happens in real time, maybe a knee jerk reaction also. I'm constantly making judgements about my surroundings, silently internally. Sometimes it feels like I have a volcano inside the pit of my stomach, churning from all the sorting and processing going on. I can't stop it, it never stops.

    My reactions could be based on previous experiences, once I sort my internal judgements, they don't change over time, they are carved in stone sort of speak. So If I have a similar experience, my internal monologue already knows because I've sorted that information before and know exactly how I feel about it, so I don't have to think about how I feel about X or X...Introverted feeling is so hard to explain...mostly because it isn't a feeling per say...its moslyt a BIG FAT FREAKING MESS..HAHA....not always lol. If I was looking inside though my third eye, its dark , runs miles and miles deep. Authentic real, and only useful to me alone. Its intuitive, rational the best bullshit detector I know
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by MuChApArAdOx View Post
    For those who don't process using Fi , they think Fi is a feeling/emotion. It isn't. Fi for me is a place I go to sort/process/store data /information from the external world. It doesn't place any value on the external or ( Object )..it makes its own reference internally. It isn't a feeling, only a center for this internal process. Emotions /feelings are not the same. .....The Difference Between Emotions and Feelings .......I don't know what triggers my emotions until it happens in real time, maybe a knee jerk reaction also. I'm constantly making judgements about my surroundings, silently internally. Sometimes it feels like I have a volcano inside the pit of my stomach, churning from all the sorting and processing going on. I can't stop it, it never stops.

    My reactions could be based on previous experiences, once I sort my internal judgements, they don't change over time, they are carved in stone sort of speak. So If I have a similar experience, my internal monologue already knows because I've sorted that information before and know exactly how I feel about it, so I don't have to think about how I feel about X or X...Introverted feeling is so hard to explain...mostly because it isn't a feeling per say...its moslyt a BIG FAT FREAKING MESS..HAHA....not always lol. If I was looking inside though my third eye, its dark , runs miles and miles deep. Authentic real, and only useful to me alone. Its intuitive, rational the best bullshit detector I know
    Some say that we are born with innate affects. Speaking about affect as the strictly biologic portion of emotion. And when saying that an affect has been triggered, it means expressly that some definable stimulus has activated a mechanism which then releases a known pattern of biological events.

    A feeling implies that a person has some level of awareness that an affect has been triggered.

    Emotion is biography. We have memories about the context of in which situations, interaction or scene an affect previously has been triggered.

    An affect lasts but a few seconds, a feeling only long enough for us to make the flash of recognition, and an emotion as long as we keep finding memories that continue to trigger that affect.

    Wasn´t that easy peasy..


     

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