O.O don't scare me.....I mainly "lay down the law" when I get stressed and cranky. ._. turn into one of those reclusive moody critical thick headed people who can't accept outside opinions and start feeling like my body is aching, get headaches too...x.x yesh! oddly enough its then i start observing stuff like not being able to properly breathe through my left nostril (childhood bone fracture/bone regrowth).Then I would guess you're an INFP. It's especially hard to type male INFPs, since society forces you to exercise your Te. Which is not an entirely good thing, if your Te overrides your Fi :/ There's some thought that Adolph Hitler was an really unhealthy INFP, including an overactive Te. But you sound fairly healthy, though.
And INTPs can tell you all about emotional explosions. We think Bruce Banner is an INTP....
Go figure if I ask a very vague and open ended question, I don't get the information I'm seeking. In those two examples you gave, did you feel that the need to sympathize with the other came from wanting to help them or did it come from a more detached "in this circumstance I should be sympathizing". From my crude understanding of the extroverted judging functions I believe the former mindset is Fe and the latter mindset is Te.Yes that is my interpretation of F as well. Also I think I need to be more sympathetic because of the guilt I feel?
This was mainly out of curiosity, with one person I ir/regularly chat via IM, I've found I tend to put a smilies on nearly every single statement I make (sometimes it's the only statement I make). Which conveys my inner emotional response to what I was writing, my apparent personality between when I'm chatting with him and who I typically am in person are completely different. In nearly every other communication, in person or in writing, I tend to be pretty detached and non-expressive (this post for example).My guess would be because I found them to my liking and I copied them from one of my x-girlfriends who loved using them a lot. It also serves as a "more accurate way of conveying information". They get the feeling across (nonverbal communication translated to to forum symbols?). I would like to hear your opinion on this thou o.o *curious*