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This is a discussion on Writing long posts and then not posting within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Since this seems to be a common trait among most of us I wonder whether this partly why INFP's are ...

  1. #21
    INFP - The Idealists

    Since this seems to be a common trait among most of us I wonder whether this partly why INFP's are so quiet? Sometimes I feel compelled to express a random thought, feeling, or observation the way an extrovert would, but I stop and think, is this anyone actually going to care about this or will they just think of me as tedious and unintelligent if I say something useless?
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  2. #22
    INFP - The Idealists

    Yes! I have done this more than once lol

    I'm extremely insecure. I'll type up something that I think is great at first, but then I doubt myself. & say, "what if everyone thinks this is stupid?"

  3. #23
    INFP - The Idealists

    I used to do this. Now I only do it every so often. I don't seem to care as much. I've gotten used to people not understanding what I'm saying, so I don't really mind whether they read it or not anymore. Of course, I'd prefer them to read it and understand, but if they don't, whatever. Not a big deal anymore.

    But when I used to do this, I did it a lot. I was very argumentative, but only for the sake of flexing my mind. I rarely ever cared about the subject or the other person's views. So I would write a systematic break down of their point, ruin it, and then I'd think that I really shouldn't be doing that because there's no need to fight with anyone. I also don't want to come across as so utterly bitter and abrasive that I cause more of an argument. So I'd stash it away in a Word document and never post it.
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  4. #24
    INFP

    Okay -- before I start I say I'm an INFP and a Nine. Also have tested a Five. INFPs that are Nines aren't really known for lots of conflict. Fives are sort of detached, I think. Well anyways.. to answer the question ...

    .... I'm guessing out of my 1000+ posts, maybe there should be 200 more listed because I didn't hit the send button. Most likely because I didn't want to *get into it* with other posters.

    ... I keep a lot to myself, maybe?

    ...also, not highly proud of this, but after I hit the send button, I'll usually edit misspelled words, stupid word combinations, any hint of massive conflicting statements that could get me into arguments with others. Why I don't do this before the "Send/Submit" button probably has to do with wishing there are no mistakes.

    EDIT: I just thought of something to add -- I hardly ever write massive *Wall O' Text* posts.
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  5. #25
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Sily View Post
    Okay -- before I start I say I'm an INFP and a Nine. Also have tested a Five. INFPs that are Nines aren't really known for lots of conflict. Fives are sort of detached, I think. Well anyways.. to answer the question ...

    .... I'm guessing out of my 1000+ posts, maybe there should be 200 more listed because I didn't hit the send button. Most likely because I didn't want to *get into it* with other posters.

    ... I keep a lot to myself, maybe?

    ...also, not highly proud of this, but after I hit the send button, I'll usually edit misspelled words, stupid word combinations, any hint of massive conflicting statements that could get me into arguments with others. Why I don't do this before the "Send/Submit" button probably has to do with wishing there are no mistakes.

    EDIT: I just thought of something to add -- I hardly ever write massive *Wall O' Text* posts.
    I do this as well.

  6. #26

    Sometimes I'm in the process of writing a post long or small then I realize what I'm writing is either not worth posting, something I should just keep for myself, might not even be related to the topic or since English is not my native tongue too hard to express and might sound really bad.
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  7. #27
    INFP - The Idealists

    I find it funny how so many people here are insecure about their writing posts (which are usually informative), when I think about some of the atrocious posts I've read elsewhere, whose authors didn't seem the least bit hesitant about writing. I'm reminded of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
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  8. #28
    INFP - The Idealists

    Everyone who has something to say but is too anxious to hit send should just come dump it on my wall. I love reading that stuff.

  9. #29
    INFP - The Idealists

    Not often, no - unless in the process of writing the post I understand that the point I'm trying to get across make no sense. But then I just discard the post.

    A bigger problem (well, not exactly a problem) for me is that I wish to know who will be reading my post/text fragment/whatever. First, I prefer to write for specific, known target audience (usually to a few people about which I can be sure that they will understand my point), and second, don't feel comfortable exposing my thoughts to complete strangers. One of the reasons why I don't write a blog and prefer forums instead.

    Also, are INFPs/ENFPs more likely to write longer posts than other types or is it just me?
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  10. #30
    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobalt Blue View Post
    Is it with same reasoning? :)
    I think with me, my hyperactive Ne usually does too good a job of seeing all sides of an argument, and if I can't find a perfect, evenhanded way to phrase everything, I usually just abandon it. Oh, and sometimes if things don't come out proper/poetic enough on the first draft, I abandon them too. This is in contrast to when I speak, and I just say whatever comes to my head and then fill in the blanks as necessary.


     
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