[INFP] Tell me about your weird INFPish experiences

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This is a discussion on Tell me about your weird INFPish experiences within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; We all know that our lovely, dear and sweet INFPish self can sometimes act extremely weird or find ourselves among ...

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    Tell me about your weird INFPish experiences

    We all know that our lovely, dear and sweet INFPish self can sometimes act extremely weird or find ourselves among the most random things. I have experienced so many embarrassing moments I would write and endless list about them.. But I think the weirdness in us makes us unique and special, because no one else can see the world like us.

    We have extraordinary ways of observing this world trough our dreamy lenses. And these special ways of ours may lead to confusion of the other person. And our imagination is active all the time, which can also confuse other people. We get mostly SO misunderstood by others, which is the most frustrating thing ever.

    So, what are some funny weird things that have happened to you as INFP? I would like to feel I’m not the only crazy weirdo here :’)
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    I was walking downtown and walked a block farther than I had to because a woman with huge breasts was beside me in my peripheral vision.

    Then her breasts... started to cry. (baby in shirt).

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    Sometimes I make puns beyond the point of them being funny simply because the pun lends itself to another pun. It makes people cringe and feel like I'm milking a dead cow but sometimes I can't help it, and most of the time they don't get the extremely particular play on words that I am trying to accomplish, and I don't do a good job at explaining it so I just throw my hands up and claim they misunderstand my genius,...but sometimes they do get it but just don't find it funny.

    I've had dreams come true man, like in a weird telling the future kind of way, but it's useless because you can't tell that your dream is telling you the future until the thing that you experienced in your dream happens to you shortly after.


    On July 4th a couple years ago I went to a friends house, we watched the movie Focus which is all about making ridiculous bets. After the movie we went outside and saw people shooting fireworks way off in the distance, there was a spot I saw that frequently shot fireworks so I bet my friend 20 bucks a firework was gonna shot from there, that's likely, but then I decided to count down from 5.....4......3.....2......1...............0, and low and behold right on the dot a firework miles away from us in the direction I was pointing shot up into the air. I felt like God was like "Yo Jesus, watch me make this kid freak out."

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    I asked my student to say a sentence for me [Spanish practice], and I misheard them as saying 'idiot hamburger' and disrupted the entire session [other students there] to explain how it sounded like so in another language that they have negative knowledge in. It was funny, I swear!

    Also my mother ruined the best pun I've ever created in my life over dinner the other night. I had a semi-well done cartoon illustration to go with it and everything. She got stuck on the writing system [Japanese].

    All my mishaps are language-related.
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    I have 3 stories, linked to 3 different maybe-INFPish issues:

    1) I don't know if other INFPs can relate to this problem or if it's just a "me" thing, but I have a very hard time believing that the obvious answer is the right answer, so I tend to ditch all common sense and reach for the stratosphere for an answer that seems more elusive and "creative."

    That being said... I've told this story before, but it was at least 3 years ago in a thread that hasn't seen daylight in a very long time.

     
    I was 15 years old, sitting in my sophomore year English class and reading the tale of Numskull and the Rabbit with my classmates. There was one line about Numskull the lion, who ate all the animals in the village, being "drunk with pride" or something like that. My English teacher said that there was a pun in that statement, and he wanted somebody to point it out. Numskull was a lion, and lions live in prides, so the statement was an obvious play on his species and the vice. But that seemed too obvious, so it couldn't be right.

    Thinking that I had come up with this brilliant original insight, I raised my hand and was called on. I said, "You see, the pun is in Numskull's name. If he's eating all the animals, then his skull must be numb." I didn't see this part and can't confirm it, but my friend on the other side of the room said that I looked so proud of myself when I started talking, but my face completely broke with terror once I realized what I actually said.

    The entire class laughed at me, the teacher held back a laugh and said, "that's an... interesting perception," and I don't think I've ever willingly participated in a literature class ever since. I am now 20 years old and studying English at university... still terrified of contributing to class discussions.

    TL;DR: I learned that Numskull the lion does not have a numb skull from eating all the animals.

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    2) Another issue of mine is thinking out loud when I get a random thought that just can't stay inside for whatever reason, and I sometimes even do this mid-sentence because the thought feels sooo urgent. It's like a "Squirrel!" moment.

     
    In my upper-division fiction writing workshop last fall, a student wrote a story that had many swear words where they weren't necessarily warranted. Now, I don't have anything against swear words in literature, but one of my pet peeves is when people use them without recognizing the strength of those words, so the words don't "earn" their place.

    While the class was critiquing the story, I raised my hand and addressed this issue. I quoted one of the lines where the swearing was really unnecessary, and I started to feel guilty for swearing in excess (even though I was quoting something verbatim). I stopped mid-quote to say, "Oh, that's the most I've ever said 'fuck' in my entire life..."

    The class giggled, and the girl who was sitting next to the boy who wrote the story elbowed him and said, "See? You did this to her!" It doesn't help that those classmates have told me that I look cute and innocent before, so I'm sure that added to their reactions.

    But apparently, most of my other classmates took issue with the unwarranted swearing as well, so I at least didn't feel like a total puritan.

    TL;DR: I felt guilty for quoting the word "fuck" too many times and stopped mid-quote to express my uncontainable guilt.

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    3) Although I'm usually well-intentioned, I'm definitely not the most tactful person alive. There are times when I'm still too blunt, even when I try to be delicate. Instead of sounding rude, I think I mostly end up sounding awkward and a bit silly.

     
    Again, in that same writing workshop class, a girl had a story with a little bit of inconsistency. It was good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but the antagonist was initially stated to be a very old woman at the beginning of the story. However, one of the major plot twists was that she had recently had a stillborn child (or something like that). She was also continuously mentioned to be middle-aged, and this started about midway through the story.

    I raised my hand and said, "I thought this story was very well-written overall, but I found one major point of inconsistency. If she had a stillborn child and was middle-aged at the oldest, then that doesn't really make sense with what was said at the beginning of the story. I got the impression that she was postmenopausal from the beginning."

    I didn't think it was all that funny in the moment since I was merely describing how it came across, but the class giggled at me. Luckily, one of my friends raised his hand and said, "You know, I actually have to agree with [Vermilion Bird]. I did get the... postmenopausal... vibes from her as well, but I didn't want to say it."

    As usual, the author wasn't allowed to speak until the end of her workshop. When it was finally her turn to speak, she thanked the class for our collective input. She then stared right at me and said, "I completely forgot that I initially described her as... postmenopausal... and it really doesn't make sense with the rest of the story, so I'm glad some of you pointed it out."

    It was the class meme of the day: *awkward pause* postmenopausal.

    TL;DR: Postmenopausal probably wasn't the best adjective for the situation.

    Those are just a few...
    Last edited by Vermilion Bird; 07-11-2019 at 11:32 AM. Reason: added tl;dr
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    @Vermillion Bird I don't laugh out loud too much browsing this forum, but your last story is something I won't soon forget. I'm giggling to myself.
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    I was asthmatic as a child. So, I did not do many physical activities. I was very awkward at dancing. Girls among cousins had learned classical dance and were quite good at it. Once during a marriage celebration preparation for dance I commented in a smug way that there is no big deal to dancing and anyone can do it. People pushed me to dance. What followed was an awkward experience that terrified me of dancing for most of my life since. When I finished dancing, every single person in the room laughed holding their bellies. It was brutal.

    Once in a philosophy class in college, we were reading Kierkegaard (he was INFP too/ I didn't know back then). The class fumbled around an interesting passage and finally the teacher also said that she couldn't make sense of it. Shy as I was, I spoke last. In great elation I explained it really well. The teacher, after the class, stopped me. I thought she'd appreciate me or something of sorts. She said, if I could think through what I am saying before I say it, it would be better. I had rambled pretty much the same way as Kierkegaard does and the class, I don't know what the rest of the class thought. I was impressed with myself. Thinking back now, it was somewhat awkward, in its own way.

    When I proposed to my girlfriend, who is wife now, that was a pretty awkward proposal too. But that's a story for another day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Pixel View Post
    I've had dreams come true man, like in a weird telling the future kind of way, but it's useless because you can't tell that your dream is telling you the future until the thing that you experienced in your dream happens to you shortly after.
    You ever write them down when they happen? I used to keep paper and pen next to my bed, so I could write them down.

    I can relate. Sometimes I feel like I hear or sense things and then they are confirmed by someone, but I was too scared to step out and tell them before it happened, so it feels like it doesn't count when it does.

    Sometimes this happens with myself also. Like, once I had a thought about something hitting my car, and then later that day, someone sent their shopping cart reeling into it. ISTP says it is coincidence, but I am starting to build a track record with him of me sensing something and telling him only (cause other people would think I am crazy) and then it happening (although, I think he still doesn't really believe). Anyway, these days when I have bad or negative thoughts like this, I keep it to myself and pray against it.

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    Another INFP thing I did once:

    I made a list of 100 things (I think I got to 70... haha) that I wanted in my life. I didn't care what it was, but if it came to my mind, I wrote it down. Some were abstract like, "To care less about what people think of me" to concrete like "To own a new car." Writing them down helped to get them out of my head. I thought I'd feel pressure to complete them, but strangely, I just sort of let the list go and forgot about it. Recently, I found the list, and I'd say about 25-30 things happened! It was really affirming for me because I sometimes feel like nothing happens for me unless I make it happen... and I feel like I'm almost never making anything happen... but, this tells me that 1) I do make things happen enough and/or 2) Things are given to me without me even trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermilion Bird View Post
    The entire class laughed at me, the teacher held back a laugh and said, "that's an... interesting perception," and I don't think I've ever willingly participated in a literature class ever since.
    OMG. Yes, this is my life.

    And the thing is, these days, when I ever dare venture to point out my little INFP insights/quirky play-on-words to the general public, it's usually the way watered down version that I think sounds so incredibly normal.

    Really, this only happens when I get tired of being silent for long stretches of time. Otherwise, I keep them to myself. Which is a shame. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twirler View Post
    You ever write them down when they happen? I used to keep paper and pen next to my bed, so I could write them down.

    I can relate. Sometimes I feel like I hear or sense things and then they are confirmed by someone, but I was too scared to step out and tell them before it happened, so it feels like it doesn't count when it does.

    Sometimes this happens with myself also. Like, once I had a thought about something hitting my car, and then later that day, someone sent their shopping cart reeling into it. ISTP says it is coincidence, but I am starting to build a track record with him of me sensing something and telling him only (cause other people would think I am crazy) and then it happening (although, I think he still doesn't really believe). Anyway, these days when I have bad or negative thoughts like this, I keep it to myself and pray against it.

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    Another INFP thing I did once:

    I made a list of 100 things (I think I got to 70... haha) that I wanted in my life. I didn't care what it was, but if it came to my mind, I wrote it down. Some were abstract like, "To care less about what people think of me" to concrete like "To own a new car." Writing them down helped to get them out of my head. I thought I'd feel pressure to complete them, but strangely, I just sort of let the list go and forgot about it. Recently, I found the list, and I'd say about 25-30 things happened! It was really affirming for me because I sometimes feel like nothing happens for me unless I make it happen... and I feel like I'm almost never making anything happen... but, this tells me that 1) I do make things happen enough and/or 2) Things are given to me without me even trying.
    Your experience sounds awfully familiar lol, idk what it is, maybe it's spidey sense. But yes in the bold I do exactly the same.
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