[INTJ] INTJs, do you ever try to make your feelings go away?

INTJs, do you ever try to make your feelings go away?

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This is a discussion on INTJs, do you ever try to make your feelings go away? within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Well I must admit I'm guilty of this problem..I often try to push my feelings away or dismiss them because ...

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    ISFP - The Artists

    INTJs, do you ever try to make your feelings go away?

    Well I must admit I'm guilty of this problem..I often try to push my feelings away or dismiss them because I don't understand them and they have the potential to mess with your head. I don't remember the last time I gave in to my feelings(probably as a very young child..if at all) I was wondering if other INTJs did the same thing..
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    Unknown Personality

    If I knew how to keep them away, I would.

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    INTJ - The Scientists


    I find them especially hard when you get caught in the Möbius strip that is the Ni + Fi loop.
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    INTJ - The Scientists


    INTJs, do you ever try to make your feelings go away?


    Yes, for various reasons.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Well...

    Years ago, yes I would do this and suppress my emotions but that has changed a bit in the past year as I try to get a better grip on which emotions I'm feeling at any point and why that should matter in a sense. I'm not trying to decide based on emotion, but just get the idea of, "Hey is my subconscious trying to tell me something?" kind of thing.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Staryu View Post
    Well I must admit I'm guilty of this problem..I often try to push my feelings away or dismiss them because I don't understand them and they have the potential to mess with your head. I don't remember the last time I gave in to my feelings(probably as a very young child..if at all) I was wondering if other INTJs did the same thing..
    if they are feelings that make me feel bad, then i might let myself feel the 'feelings/emotions' for a while, (for instance crying can be very good for you as it has been proved that it diminishes stress chemicals being produced in your brain) but then i try to rationalise them (rather than push them away or suppress them altogether) and then deal logically rather emotionally with the problem/situation/thing/person that is making the feeling happen

    if they are feelings that make me feel good, i probably rationalise them less, but i still do it since just because something makes you feel good, it doesnt automatically follow that what is making you feel good is actually good for you, esp in the long run, but conversely if it feels good AND its good for you, then its a good idea to rationalise it ie what exactly makes the good feeling, how can you replicate it in future, etc etc

    i came to the conclusion a while back that feelings are just a byproduct of hormones anyway

    even love is just what we 'feel' when we get a big rush of the hormone oxytoxin (the cuddle chemical /love drug) in our system - its most commonly produced when our skin is touched and is what makes many people feel all 'loved up and a bit high' after sex, makes mothers and babies bond, makes soldiers want to kill to protect their buddies, makes people like petting dogs, cats etc

    any woman will tell you that her hormones affect how she 'feels', and i guess that applies to men too although you are probably less prone to the same fluctuations

    our feelings, even love, can cause us to do things that are both bad and good for us and those around us, but i dont think its a good idea to ignore our feelings - they are what makes us human after all - its a better idea imho just to understand them before we act on them, in case we later have cause to regret
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    No. They are simply gone for me, I barely feel a thing. Very occasionally, a bit of anger, or some compassion. Otherwise, almost nothing. I'm more curious how I could get them back
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    My first time on this forum and i find this very interesting, all of the thoughts from other random people. I have to say me personaly i seem to not show emotion in front of others, I act the same as always, and that same as always emotion is a care free relaxed person. I feel its unecessary to show emotion in front of others, unless for a specific reason, and that reason could be anything pending on your own personal experience with things, or other people like some one from the opposite sex. But aside form that its not like its going to change anything, either it be sad or depressed around other's, to happy and energetic. Just enjoy your time in life. Not being able to feel emotion or pushing them away is not the best thing to do I would say. It's going to be there either way no matter what. Just deal with them all accordingly. I like ariana20
    thought's and idea's, rationalise any situation and or emotion and just deal with your own emotion. Not like it's going to hurt you in anyway. Whats the point in living a life with out emotion's? With out them your just like a robot doing what ever and I cant see how life would be fun or interesting with out them. What drives you to do things in life and makes you want to accomplish a goal in life? I'm sure an emotion is behind the reason or cause. Ex. I love the universe and all the posssiblity's and have a passion for it, many emotion's back it up.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I would change mine, if that was possible. I seem to question my feeling alot lately, is this right or is that right? its nuts
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Quote Originally Posted by Staryu View Post
    Well I must admit I'm guilty of this problem..I often try to push my feelings away or dismiss them because I don't understand them and they have the potential to mess with your head. I don't remember the last time I gave in to my feelings(probably as a very young child..if at all) I was wondering if other INTJs did the same thing..
    I try to understand where they come from. Usually I'm like: "I feel this because of this and that." Then they go away by them selves.

    By the way, I'm assuming you were talking about the bad kind of feelings. The good feelings can stick around for a while. But also not too long because there's not much use in just feeling good for a long time.
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