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This is a discussion on INFJ's focused on personal growth and growth experiences. within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Im pretty sure im an INFJ. reading the functionality of the INFJ's cognition strikes my own psyche, and then I ...

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    INFJ's focused on personal growth and growth experiences.

    Im pretty sure im an INFJ. reading the functionality of the INFJ's cognition strikes my own psyche, and then I remember
    moments in my life when these big bursts of 'cognition' have, in a sense, possessed me into believing in something. What this thing is that I end up believing in is.. well.. indescribable. Im not emphasizing this things mightiness, it just seems to melt into everything, and i recognize that every particle of reality is some how infused with this substance. All garbage, air, flesh, space, time - all constructed by this thing.

    I guess im creating this thread to attract other INFJ's who have had extreme experiences in their life. I also want to know how other INFJ's experience Introverted Intuition.

    Btw, im new to this forum but am knowledgeable about computer hardware so if you need any help and/or advice with computer hardware just msg me
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    INFJ - The Protectors


    moments in my life when these big bursts of 'cognition' have, in a sense, possessed me into believing in something. What this thing is that I end up believing in is.. well.. indescribable. Im not emphasizing this things mightiness, it just seems to melt into everything, and i recognize that every particle of reality is some how infused with this substance. All garbage, air, flesh, space, time - all constructed by this thing.
    Atoms? Energy? =) I also sense an interconnectedness but am not partial to subscribing a divinity to account for it.

    I'm not really familiar with the cognitive functions but I think I experience introverted intuition as flashes of insight, periods of rapid 'aha' moments, and generally like automatic information comes to me. I also have synaesthesia so i'm not sure which parts are Ni and which parents are that - but when i am doing anything mindless I just get these 'messages' in my head, sometimes numbers, words, concepts, visions and its an answer to something I have been subconsciously pondering.

    When I am in a social group it feels as if I can read peoples minds and know what they are hiding in particular. I get flashes, like, recently I was talking to a woman and I kept seeing a baby in my minds eye, and I blurted out "how far along are you" and she commented that she was only 5 weeks and hadn't told anyone yet. Those sorts of things happen to me all the time, and I can't otherwise explain it than to say its us taking in all of those subtle subconscious pieces of info from the environment and our Ni doing its thing to bring it to a result thats spat into our concious. =)

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    That's a great way of explaining the experience of Introverted Intuition. "Flashes of information" summarizes it really well. I also experience what you have described. I would almost say it is a telepathic process. Me and my brother sometimes think the same things. I know this because ill start thinking something and almost at the instant hell start talking about it xD

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    I relate to what @Delilah said but want to add that my introverted intuition also manifests in that I'm constantly making connections -- rather than extroverted intuition, where the intuition is focused externally, it's ideas and concepts inside my head. If I'm particularly interested in feminist media criticism for the span of a few months, I'm constantly bouncing around ideas in my head and relating them to things I see around me. When I go through certain phases of art interests, e.g. Abstract Expressionism or '60s kitsch, I'm noticing little influences around me and thinking about how those things relate to the world on a broad scale. I intuitively read people because I've picked up on so many patterns over time and have so many little 'boxes' I see as people fitting into. It isn't like, "this person's a jock" -- it's much more elaborate and specific, with lots of subcategories. I innately pick up on the vibes and personalities of people.

    I also constantly plan out conversations in my head; I'm pretty sure it's an INFJ thing or at least an introverted intuitive thing. Whether I'm imagining myself explaining a viewpoint to someone in general or am actually planning an exact conversation that will be happening, I do this everyday. It took me a while to become conscious of it, since I do it innately. Not sure if an INFP would do this between the Ne and Perceiving function but, perhaps?
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by dotsandloops View Post
    I also constantly plan out conversations in my head; I'm pretty sure it's an INFJ thing or at least an introverted intuitive thing. Whether I'm imagining myself explaining a viewpoint to someone in general or am actually planning an exact conversation that will be happening, I do this everyday. It took me a while to become conscious of it, since I do it innately. Not sure if an INFP would do this between the Ne and Perceiving function but, perhaps?
    I know what this experience is like, but for me, some odd years ago, while I was becoming conscious of this I began to despise it more and more because I felt that it was impeding my chances at having a natural, spontaneous conversation with someone. I value conversations that are very fresh and spontaneous. Is this just me or do you and other INFJ's experience this desire for freshness within relationships?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasons2be View Post
    I know what this experience is like, but for me, some odd years ago, while I was becoming conscious of this I began to despise it more and more because I felt that it was impeding my chances at having a natural, spontaneous conversation with someone. I value conversations that are very fresh and spontaneous. Is this just me or do you and other INFJ's experience this desire for freshness within relationships?
    I don't want to inaccurately represent it -- I don't plan a conversation word for word, or even nearly. I prepare myself for certain questions. Like, if I'm imagining myself arguing with someone my views on nationwide healthcare for Americans, I'm planning the opposition I could face and how I'd respond -- but with general ideas, not a verbatim response. If I'm planning for an interview, I'm imagining all of the different questions I could get asked, and I'm also envisioning the "type" of person that will be interviewing me. How I end up playing it out depends on the vibes I read from the other person, but because I did that planning, I at least have general ideas in my head in advance so that I can best respond in the way that most accurately communicates what I want to get across. Does that make better sense?

    A trait of INFJs is that, though we are planner types, we plan the "big ideas" ahead of time but are very spontaneous in the moment, because we're playing off of intuition. A "freshness" is certainly important to me in relationships, and I imagine it would be for most intuitives in general. I reevaluate my relationships and seek to better them and am likely to communicate that to the person, whether it's a significant other, friendship, or family member.

    Maybe that helps? I wish I could give an in-depth perspective on these things from an INFP point of view but it may be worth asking in an INFP forum about their dominant function, introverted feeling. I have a close ISFP friend but wouldn't want to explain her introverted feeling since it's combined with extroverted sensing.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by dotsandloops View Post
    I don't want to inaccurately represent it -- I don't plan a conversation word for word, or even nearly. I prepare myself for certain questions. Like, if I'm imagining myself arguing with someone my views on nationwide healthcare for Americans, I'm planning the opposition I could face and how I'd respond -- but with general ideas, not a verbatim response. If I'm planning for an interview, I'm imagining all of the different questions I could get asked, and I'm also envisioning the "type" of person that will be interviewing me. How I end up playing it out depends on the vibes I read from the other person, but because I did that planning, I at least have general ideas in my head in advance so that I can best respond in the way that most accurately communicates what I want to get across. Does that make better sense?

    A trait of INFJs is that, though we are planner types, we plan the "big ideas" ahead of time but are very spontaneous in the moment, because we're playing off of intuition. A "freshness" is certainly important to me in relationships, and I imagine it would be for most intuitives in general. I reevaluate my relationships and seek to better them and am likely to communicate that to the person, whether it's a significant other, friendship, or family member.

    Maybe that helps? I wish I could give an in-depth perspective on these things from an INFP point of view but it may be worth asking in an INFP forum about their dominant function, introverted feeling. I have a close ISFP friend but wouldn't want to explain her introverted feeling since it's combined with extroverted sensing.
    Wow, very insightful. That makes more sense.
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