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This is a discussion on Do you ever feel like you can't relate to anyone, even other INFPs? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; I relate to other 6-es not to IxFps or any other MBTi type for that matter lol....

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    I relate to other 6-es not to IxFps or any other MBTi type for that matter lol.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I have trouble relating to the extroverted types :( That is especially prevalent in my workplace, like when we are forced into "team building" events...yucky!!!
    Last edited by phoolish_one; 04-04-2013 at 09:58 AM. Reason: bad spelling

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    I don't feel like I have a real connection with anyone- including myself.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by ickle View Post
    I don't feel like I have a real connection with anyone- including myself.
    I feel like that too sometimes, the disconnection from self I mean. It's really strange, like this ethereal feeling, as though I'm watching myself float through the day. It feels weird, sounds crazy and it's usually more noticeable when I get depressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoolish_one View Post
    I feel like that too sometimes, the disconnection from self I mean. It's really strange, like this ethereal feeling, as though I'm watching myself float through the day. It feels weird, sounds crazy and it's usually more noticeable when I get depressed.
    Ah, then that would make a ton of sense since I'm clinically depressed.

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    The only times I remember that I'm 'me' is when I'm doing something that's interesting or that I'm passionate about so, I guess when I'm designing, painting, drawing, crafting but, once I'm finished with a project- I'm back to being a zombie with pent-up feelings.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by ickle View Post
    Ah, then that would make a ton of sense since I'm clinically depressed.

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    The only times I remember that I'm 'me' is when I'm doing something that's interesting or that I'm passionate about so, I guess when I'm designing, painting, drawing, crafting but, once I'm finished with a project- I'm back to being a zombie with pent-up feelings.
    That is *exactly* how I get. I have an issue with actually getting enough energy to do the things I love sometimes. That's really frustrating, especially when I have the time. Sometimes I just sit and stare at my drawing pad, or my game consoles, or my graphics tablet and think, "that's not going to make me happy anyway, why put the effort in."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoolish_one View Post
    That is *exactly* how I get. I have an issue with actually getting enough energy to do the things I love sometimes. That's really frustrating, especially when I have the time. Sometimes I just sit and stare at my drawing pad, or my game consoles, or my graphics tablet and think, "that's not going to make me happy anyway, why put the effort in."

    Oh my, I'm the same way too.... o___o

    Also, I fear judgement and rejection because I don't want to deal with second-guessing myself which usually always leads to questioning my abilities thus, it breaks me down into not doing anything at all.

    Problems, I tell you! >__<

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by ickle View Post
    Oh my, I'm the same way too.... o___o

    Also, I fear judgement and rejection because I don't want to deal with second-guessing myself which usually always leads to questioning my abilities thus, it breaks me down into not doing anything at all.

    Problems, I tell you! >__<
    A big "yes, indeed!" to that; very well stated. I call that my "spiral." Like when I look at works of artists that can draw circles around me (no pun intended ) and then think "I'll never get there." Ugh, I know it's just practice but it's hard to keep that kind of positive thinking up all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoolish_one View Post
    A big "yes, indeed!" to that; very well stated. I call that my "spiral." Like when I look at works of artists that can draw circles around me (no pun intended ) and then think "I'll never get there." Ugh, I know it's just practice but it's hard to keep that kind of positive thinking up all the time.

    Haha~ I know what you mean.
    As far as keeping my energy up, I find that caffeine works wonders (especially, fresh drip-coffee with condensed milk), just be aware of the 'crash' right after.


    Cheers! ^__^

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    This is a common issue, it seems..maybe it is because I am older, but I have accepted that although I may not connect to all, I will connect with a few, AND I am not alone in this- and it helps. Not everyone is going to 'get' me, and that's ok. I have decided that true deep connections are so very rare that when I have one with someone I cherish it. But the most important connection that you can ever have is with yourself.

    As for masks, yes. I have them too-but they are of my own creation and it is because I have learned to adapt to the situation, the people, the emotional climate. But if I use them too much it will make me feel even disconnected with myself. When I feel this, I know it is because I have repressed my own self too much and need to outwardly display how I inwardly feel and evaluate my needs (tough tough tough).

    In other words, when I start thinking/feeling "What's wrong with me? Why am I not good enough? Why can't I connect with this or that? Everything sucks!" It is time for me to:

    Evaluate what am I lacking. Have I deprived myself of something I really wanted, or am I pushing myself to do something I am not really fit to do? Is it too much alone time or not enough? Are my current activities too overwhelming or not stimulating enough? What do I want to do, right now? What would make me happy? Is this set of people or this situation just not for me? You may discover that you are just in the wrong situation, wrong frame of mind, or with the wrong people to begin with. And if you aren't meeting your own needs this will intensify the disconnected feeling.
    Put the masks away. Even if it is for just a while. People know that you are human. If you are cranky/sad/angry/depressed/despondent it is ok to show that you feel that way, those around you may even appreciate this outward expression and connect with you. And if you are really afraid to do that in front of people, then do it alone, but DO IT. Actually say it, write it down, cry in your pillow, go for a walk and tell the trees, but make it outward, physical actions, not just inside yourself.

    I can and have come back to the real me after doing some of these things; I hope that it helps you, too.
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