is it just particularly me, or Have any of you INFPs ever -or even perhaps often- called "you are childish, immature, naive, grow up!" OR more positively, "I like you, because of your childlike & somewhat 'carefree' attitude" ?
I often wonder if first of all, our often being "childlike" is also actually in fact one of the main traits of being INFP?
it is even said here in one article's description of INFP -which I also really like and seems to hit spot-on in describing me- :INFP ProfileINFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities.
About a few days ago, I've write this on my Facebook status & Twitter, and surprisingly, got many "Likes" :Do you guys also agree with what I've said above?.."When you're a small kid/child, Life seems to have much more possibilities.
But when you're an adult and got introduced into the "real-world" (or "reality", etc) , life somehow seems to be so *limited* in many aspects.
I guess it's no wonder that there are still many people (including me) who still miss (& also dream) of those 'colorful' & much more 'full of variation' childhood days
and even some of these people still want to retain & don't want to lose their "childlike" 's rose-colored glasses, personality, thinking, and sense of wonders~
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” - George Bernard Shaw
"You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." - Maurice Chevalier."
and also, do you think there is a difference between "childlike" and "childish"?
last but not least, have you often being called, or even worse, judged, of "being childish, immature, grow up please!" just simply because you still like -or even LOVE- playing games, or watching anime, cartoon, love some fantasy novels, science-fictions stuff....basically things that are outside of this often -really- mundane, boring, & LIMITED real-world/reality ?.. and, how do you respond back usually to these "mainstream" or majority of people in our today's so-called "grown-up, mature" society that is ironically NO less superficial anyway??..
would love to know your opinions~