, you're convinced you're an INFJ and I am increasingly of the perspective that you're not.
As for this dialogue, for me it's like the words get all slippery and I don't have the energy to pick it apart at this point. I will say that I feel quite strongly that you're subtly misusing what I wrote, a sort of shading from Ni into Ti like a sort of shell game sleight of hand, too quick to see, and I really wish you wouldn't use it to justify your typing
. I'd be happy to be wrong about the typing but I'd prefer no to have my words subtly misused like that.
I know you don't have any bad intentions but I really don't like this situation and I apologize for getting involved with this thread in the first place - I really should have known better.
I'm really sorry that you feel that way. It was my honest belief that not only was I not
misusing your words, but that the words that you used in that previous thread; really spoke to me now, if not at the time they were written. I wasn't intending to use your words like some weapon to convince
you of anything. I felt that I really understood and related to them at a very deep level. I sincerely apologise if I failed in my utmost attempt to communicate that to you in that way.
And FWIW, I am not convinced of anything other than what I was when I started this thread: That I am either an INFJ or an INTP. It does me absolutely no good trying to "convince" you or anyone else of what my type is. Where would that get me? I posted this thread to gain self-knowledge. If what you are saying is correct and all I am seeking is some kind of validation; then this entire thread would be a complete sham, wouldn't it? After all, I already posted in another thread that I completely related to the Personality Junkie description of INFJ and no one
questioned it, I might add; so based on that, there would have been no
point to making this thread in the first place.
The additional reasons that I posted your quotes from this thread is that - despite scanning that entire thread for that elusive quote - I was sadly unable to locate it. I know I read it but at the moment; the thread where you posted it in, escapes me. When I came across posts of yours that I considered to be just as explanatory that I could totally relate to; I didn't see any harm to posting them in this thread. To be perfectly honest; I still
don't, but if doing that upsets you this much; than I have no choice but
I think 'though, that the reason you consider what I did to be objectionable; is solely based on a misunderstanding of my intention for doing so. I swear
to you; that I did not do it, to "justify" anything, and I am not trying to justify anything in this post; other than your misperception of my intention to "justify" as opposed to gaining further understanding of what my type is.
See, I don't see the point of doing what you have accused me of. I am not in any way, shape or form; treating my quest to type myself accurately, as some shady lawyer trying to win a case. Yes, I do do that sometimes in certain threads where that is not only appropriate but it logically makes sense to do so. I have way too much respect for both myself and you; to ever do anything that underhanded and well . . . nonsensical
as that would be to me.
Furthermore, had you not specifically requested
that I attempt to find that quote; it would have never even occurred to me, to repost any
of your quotes in this thread. I felt that by failing to find the exact source, of that quote of yours; that I would be both disappointing you and myself and I believed, that posting something comparable; was better than failing to come up with nothing at all.
So, yes now
; I am definitely trying and hopefully have
convinced you of something. That you have wrongly misconstrued why
I did what I did. That, and ONLY that; will I "justify" to the ends of the earth. I may not as yet have figured out my type but I
am the only one, who can ever know
the "why" of doing what I do.