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This is a discussion on INFP 'In The Moment' Moment? within the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Well I'll do my best to explain this... Have you guys ever had "those days" where you we're totally just ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    INFP 'In The Moment' Moment?

    Well I'll do my best to explain this...

    Have you guys ever had "those days" where you we're totally just calm and had a blank state of mind? Where you just kinda went with the flow instead of analyzing everything? Where the social situations of that day didn't bother you?

    The last time I remember this happening was a few months ago at a get together with around 10 random people where I just feel weirded out by. I would normally talk with the 1-2 people I do know. But this time it was strange. I didn't have anything to drink, yet I was being social and friendly with everyone and just feeling alright, not letting anything bother me. I was being really receptive and aware, but not in a analyzing type of way. Instead, I was aware of being just clearheaded, and cool with it.

    Even if I stumbled on a word or whatever when I spoke, I just shrugged it off like nothing which isn't like me at all. Normally I would think to myself, "Ugh you klutz, that's such an easy word too pronounce... (2 hours later)... why did I mess up on that word!?... (2 hours later)..." Well you get the idea.

    BUT the strangest thing is, I wasn't even having a good day. It was just a regular day but I just felt blank, clear headed, calm with myself, zen-like, however you want to describe it. Can anyone relate from where I'm coming from? Better yet, does anyone know how to get back into this state of mind?
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    INFP - The Idealists

    What you just described sounds like a day-long version of 'flow'. (Flow (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Haha, I don't even know if it's technically possible to be in a state of flow for that long.

    But to answer your question. Yeah I think I've had that before. Can't think of exactly when though. It could be the result of a combination of things.

    Did you sleep well the night before?

    As for getting back into that state, I'm no enlightened monk or anything, but could you just *choose* to be calm with yourself?

    I'm interested in hearing if anyone else has experienced this too :P

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Not an INFP but I think I know what you're talking about.

    If what I experienced was the same thing, I somehow felt really 'centered', calm and yet focused. I don't usually like talking to people much because it makes me nervous—this time was different. I was pleased to talk to people just for the sake of interaction and didn't feel the need to 'extravert'…because somehow the disconnect I usually feel with my environment vanished and there was just a continuous flow between 'inside' and 'outside'.

    If it helps any, I spent most of the day introverted, letting my thoughts wander but also keeping myself occupied with the outside world in a low-key way (I spent the day exploring a place on foot and sitting down and reading when I got bored). I find I can capture a bit of it if I spend some time listening to my thoughts instead of letting them rush through.

    Which just sounds like practicing mindfulness, really.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Sup3rSloth View Post
    What you just described sounds like a day-long version of 'flow'. ()
    Haha, I don't even know if it's technically possible to be in a state of flow for that long.

    But to answer your question. Yeah I think I've had that before. Can't think of exactly when though. It could be the result of a combination of things.

    Did you sleep well the night before?

    As for getting back into that state, I'm no enlightened monk or anything, but could you just *choose* to be calm with yourself?

    I'm interested in hearing if anyone else has experienced this too :P
    Thank you for the link, it actually explains it quite well. Though I wouldn't say it was completely positive like they put it out to be. It was just how bamboozle put it - feeling centered - a continuous flow between the 'inside' and 'outside'.

    I can't remember if I slept well that night but I have the recollection that I did.

    If only I could recreate it... :)

    Quote Originally Posted by bamboozle View Post
    Not an INFP but I think I know what you're talking about.

    If what I experienced was the same thing, I somehow felt really 'centered', calm and yet focused. I don't usually like talking to people much because it makes me nervous—this time was different. I was pleased to talk to people just for the sake of interaction and didn't feel the need to 'extravert'…because somehow the disconnect I usually feel with my environment vanished and there was just a continuous flow between 'inside' and 'outside'.

    If it helps any, I spent most of the day introverted, letting my thoughts wander but also keeping myself occupied with the outside world in a low-key way (I spent the day exploring a place on foot and sitting down and reading when I got bored). I find I can capture a bit of it if I spend some time listening to my thoughts instead of letting them rush through.

    Which just sounds like practicing mindfulness, really.
    I really like how you put it words. This sound exactly like my experience. Mindfulness actually seems more accurate than flow (wiki). So did you do anything different that day? Could to point it back to it's inception?

    I'd really like to figure how the emotions and thoughts work together so well these days. I mean if it happens once, you can recreate it right? That's what I'm hoping to do and if I can find out how maybe I can help other with it too.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by dilnaj View Post
    So did you do anything different that day? Could to point it back to it's inception?
    I can't say that I did much more than what I said I did. If I recall correctly, I'd consciously devoted the day to going to this place and then doing nothing. I had some vague idea that I was going to wander around and brought a book in case I got bored of wandering. This meant that when I got there, I followed my whims as they came. Essentially, I suppose there were no actual distractions—nothing to distract me from what was going on in my head.

    I didn't realise that this was what was happening, though, so I can't point to its beginning. I only realised because I noticed that when I did get around to talking to people again (I almost hadn't talked to anyone for the whole day), my mannerisms were different, I perceived so much more thoroughly and, as a result, they responded well to me.

    Do you remember if, on the day you're talking about, you'd spent a similar kind of day letting everything in your mind just go? If you felt it was a normal day, it might be difficult to pinpoint.

    ETA: Of course, there's always meditation!
    Last edited by bamboozle; 09-23-2011 at 03:43 AM.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I've experienced this often. It seems to happen the older I get, I don't know why. But it's such a nice state to be in because I'm usually worried about one thing or another. (how I'm speaking, acting, etc) but when this happens, it's like it doesn't matter what other people think, it's calm. My mind just focuses on the thing at hand. It's a pleasant experience. But, I've noticed that the more I've worked on my self esteem, the more these "Flow" type of situations increase. But I dunno if that has anything to do with it, just an observation. :)
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