This is a discussion on #INFP Problems within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by MadRabbit Me randomly meeting an extraverted friend of mine I haven't talked to in a long time: ...
> Friends ask if you have a tumblr.
> I panic, worry about any scorning remarks, jibs people will make and attempts to hunt down said tumblr to laugh at.
> No-one gives a shit.
My own idealism. Also extreme emotional volatility. Sentimental, rage mode, depressed, revitalized, ecstatic, determined, mellow all in about 7 minutes. Trust me, it's happened before.
When you have to choose between a model and a pornstar for a girlfriend #INFProblems
I track my mood changes like ESTPs track the stock market. #infpproblems
The library is closed at 11 p.m. This is not ethical. #infpproblems
Why is The Brothers Karamazov only 774 pages long? It's too good to end! #infproblems
Why do I have so many problems? #infpproblems
I really should assert my needs in my relationships, but... wait, by saying that, am I asserting something? #infpproblems
Knowing the attitude of others towards my immaturity and childish behaviour resulting from unhealthy ideals or just not having my values set the most balanced way possible. I know that attitude myself, because I know more and more younger INFPs who struggle with the same things I did or still am. And it hurts knowing that I can't really help them, because it's something they have to accept themselves first.
Also, not being so in peace with myself yet that I am able to truly say: "Yo, fuck you, I'm doing my thing and I'm satisfied with it whether you are too or not." So basically, being self-sustained in terms of approval.
When people often suggest you should start a job on the side doing some artistic pursuit (like using your camera for doing event-photography, recording audio-stories for kids at a professional studio, helping make illustrations for a children's book) but you don't because you are too picky and perfectionist about your work, and besides, you can think of about 100 other people more talented and qualified than you to do the job, and maybe you'll do it some time in the future when you've honed your skills and feel more prepared..... so you end up not embracing the opportunities.
#INFP perfectionist problems
I think quarantining yourself away from toxic people and the carcinogenic environments they create seems to be a survival tactic of INFP's. Such as when a room gets too crowded with noisy pother and hysteric confusion. I'm not fussy on that.