[INFP] "... There was no one left to notice when they came for us"

"... There was no one left to notice when they came for us"

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This is a discussion on "... There was no one left to notice when they came for us" within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; "First they put away the dealers, then they put away the prostitutes, then they shooed away the bums, and beat ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    "... There was no one left to notice when they came for us"

    "First they put away the dealers, then they put away the prostitutes, then they shooed away the bums, and beat and bashed the queers. Turned away asylum seekers, fed us suspicions and fears. We didn't raise our voice, we didn't make a fuss. It's funny, there was no one left to notice when they came for us"

    Big risk posting this, and previous posts; I've learned I put things not quite how I want them to come across!!

    I don't mean to condemn non-INFP people, saying they're thoughtless/ mindless drones. I don't mean that at all.

    What I mean is, we INFPs pride ourselves on being authentic & unique ye? We like to think outside the box etc... etc...
    Why is everyone else so content on being the same as everyone else? Are they afraid to look different, act different, be different?

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Whilst I suspect there would be a significant number of people who would be quick to point out that INFP's can be quite vocal - generally speaking (and I speak for myself because it's the only point of reference I have in the sense of living a life) I can often not want to speak up for fear of offending someone. By the same token sometimes the rage builds up to such an extent that I have to say something or I'll explode (and sometimes that happens anyway).

    You're quite right in that in order to survive in this world, we sometimes have to put a mask on. Though I suspect everyone, of every type does this to an extent. Perhaps we do this more than other types - I certainly in the past have felt in order to live in this world I've had to put on several masks. But I tend not to do this well. I suppose if all of us sit in our comfort zones, we'll get very little. Just I suspect some people's comfort zones are more conducive to an easy life in this society - which I guess is also a curse if taken to extremes.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    No I get that, when your talking to some people you have too (or well, do...) fake it to relate to them, to be social/ to get on with them... I'm talking about small talk here though, a little civility...

    So why do they put on masks? Why does everyone have to conform to some kind of image to get on in society?
    And who's the shepard to all these sheep?
    We can't survive being ourselves? Then what's the point in being alive friend?

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I really wish I had some way of coaxing myself into acting on the many things that I feel should be changed in the world. In recent years I have become more vocal about my views and I already see that as a major victory over myself.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    The nail that sticks out gets hammered
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    I'm fine with being myself, but at times I do feel bad over it. The world is run by ESTJs, and while I don't hate them, I do feel a bit bothered when they get to make up all the social rules that we must abide to or else we'll just be completely and utterly alone.

    I remember INFJs also writing about feeling different and alone. At least we have each other!
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    People are afraid of separating themselves from the crowd because it makes them feel vulnerable. When the innermost colours of your personality are exposed for the world to see, then they are open to critique. This makes conforming the safer and more comfortable option to them. They don't want to make decisions for themselves and simply prefer to let everything else do it for them. This leads them to reject anything or anyone different as it represents what they are afraid of. (I call it the comformist cushion =P)

    People like us, on the other hand, usually feel left out and different anyway whether we like it or not...so we have nothing to lose from expressing our individuality. We can only gain from it. I imagine our strongly defined value systems play a part in this too.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    As a nail who is currently being hammered, let me just say I hope a pack of wolves gets all those self-righteous sheep. The drone of their inane babble is making me - dare I say it - CRAZY!
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