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This is a discussion on Missed Connections with Strangers... Very Special Connections within the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Hi Dreamers! I know this might have been brought up in the past but I must ask... Have any of ...

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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Missed Connections with Strangers... Very Special Connections

    Hi Dreamers! I know this might have been brought up in the past but I must ask...

    Have any of you had any special kind of encounters with strangers, and have failed to salvage the newly formed bond? I meet many wonderful people every now and then, but only when I don't intend to. This usually leads me to double-take on the situation, hours later, only to find that I've missed a rare opportunity to have a life-long friend.

    As a small example: When I was a young teenager, I went out to a very popular asian grocery store that was far from home with my parents. I brought my mp3 player and humongo headphones with me at the time, and spent a good half-hour wandering around the store, listening to my music. While bouncing my head around in the fruits and vegetables area, I look down for one second, only to look back up again in an eye-lock with a girl standing directly in front of me--a girl who had the same kind of headphones on! She smiled. Then I smiled. And then we both walked away, never to see each other again.

    It's a bittersweet thing, because it's like I've shared the biggest secret in the world with the biggest stranger in the world, in the briefest amount of time imaginable.

    Please share if you have anything!
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    It's much the same story as yours. A lost glance from across the grocery store. I even came up with dialogue but never had the opportunity much less the guts to use it. I have met other's similarly, stolen glances and then a chance meeting some time down the road. In the latter case, things never worked out for one reason or another. Even if the moment was simply meant to exist for the sole purpose of sparking you to take a chance later on in life - the encounter was meant to be. There's hidden purpose in everything.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I think I have had many experiences just like this, lol. Suddenly catching the eyes of a girl I don't know and seeing her smile is a very powerful experience to me! A couple of times I can think of I locked eyes with someone for what seemed like a really long time I got scared and looked away and felt shaken up. I thought back on them afterward and wondered why the obvious thing of smiling and saying something hadn't occurred to me. One time it was a girl I knew and liked. What a bummer to have done nothing. Like waterviolet suggests, maybe it is just there to teach me of the importance of acting when I have the chance, and putting myself out there.
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    I've had this happen so often!
    The one that really sticks in my mind was when I was on a train in Ireland. There was this guy with his friends they were visiting from Wales. We talked a bit on the train but then suddenly it was their stop and he got up and his friends surrounded him and he got shoved out the door and off the train, but as he was going he kept trying to free himself and get back to me. He shouted "aren't you coming pretty?", but I hesitated and by the time I made it off the train I couldn't find him he was already completely lost in the crowd!
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    That's so romantic, but so tragic! >_< I'd love to meet a stranger on a train and chat, but I'd be devastated if I'd never get to see them again. If you can remember anything about him maybe you can search for him on the net?
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    This happens to me all the time! I really should learn to do something about it, but I don't. *sigh*

    The most memorable time was a couple of semesters ago during finals. I was taking a break from studying, so I went up to the music section to listen to some 45's on one of the library's turntables. Anyways, I was listening to my music, when this cute guy takes the booth next to me and was obviously having some trouble figuring out how to plug in his headphones. I kinda leaned over to help him, and we started chatting about our music choices. We both liked the same style of music, so we had a good time sharing music and opinions about records vs digital, etc. We only talked for about 30 minutes when I had to get to class, so I got up to go return my equipment. As I was walking away, he grabbed my hand and just thanked me for helping a crummy day get better. I smiled, said your welcome, and WALKED AWAY!!!! I don't know if I'm genetically stupid, or what, but man do I regret that. FAIL. *shrug* Oh well. Maybe one day we'll run into each other on campus again. C'est la vie.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I fell in love with a boy on the bus once. I even went out of my way to take the same bus at the same time several times, but I never saw him again.

    Yes, it sounds creepy. And it's even creepier that I have his photo > . >

    But hey! It was for a photography assignment on portraiture!

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    INFP - The Idealists

    I saw Clerks 2 in theaters when it came out in the morning, and saw an amazingly beautiful girl with an awesome smile hanging out with a bunch of her friends a couple of rows in front of me...
    She just kept staring at me the whole time the movie was playing and I never did ANYTHING.
    I always wished I could get that moment back.
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    Unknown Personality

    I fell in love at a party the other night.
    a very positive and cute/charming guy was very playful with me and it really made my night.
    well that and the epic bass in the room.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    No, i think you just put to much importance on something insignificant as one human being acknowledging another. rarely do people go to supermarkets to meet people lol this girl didnt talk to you either dont forget its not as if you messed it up.

    NF's please improve your Te and Ti!

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