Hi letsrideIf I see a certain habit/way of doing something that I like, I'll incorporate it into my life, but not with the intent of copying another person. I'll adopt different habits if I find them more practical or the results more beautiful than my original ways, or it brings me joy.
Anon, it sounds like your friend may have taken copying too far. . . is there maybe some underlying issue? Perhaps she feels insecure with who she is, and worries no one will accept her if she reveals her true self? Maybe she looks up to you, sees you are confident and accepted by others, and is using your ways as a guideline on how to act?
Is there some way you could help boost your friend's confidence to bring her out of her shell? I'm just worried that she may pull away if you try to directly confront her about it.
Anyone else's thoughts on this?
That's advice though. I mean, I know an ENTJ that also likes asking his ISFP buddies advice on phones, clothes and cars. I also think ISFPs are reliable when it comes to "what's happening", I have also inquired my ISFPs about certain things, I love their suggestions! :laughing: It's a matter of convenience or creating a look in situations as such.I'm a true ISFP. A trendsetter. People are usually asking me where I get the things I wear. My INFP friend (male) is the one that asks me for advice, or visits sites like style.com to put together outfits.
Don't worry, you're not the only one. I think it's okay to be inspired :happy:I aspire to certain looks I guess, like if I see someone in a film who has a nice look I might replicate that so maybe I fall into the trap of copycat . I do have my own style too, and try to be different from the typical; it's just I enjoy seeing what clothes look good together.
Copying!? NEVER!How do ISFPs feel about copying the style of another and putting it across as their own?
Oh ahah how I was in this exact situation a year ago. I really liked my ISFP friend but it was getting odd after awhileHello
I've an ISFP friend for a little over a year, we've got along, I love her free flowing nature and artsy-ness.
But we don't talk much anymore, not because we're holding a grudge, but there is a slight discomfort
I have noticed she imitates the phrases I use, my choice of words, my thoughts that I express, my choices and tastes to quite an extent, but tends to conceal it. The more she's done that the more I tried to turn the other direction so that we don't get compared, but she finds me eventually. It got frustrating in all honesty and I've sort of drawn back from our chats lately... although I say hi and we have a couple of good conversations but that's about it. I haven't gotten around to telling her I feel she's imitating me as she may take it the wrong way and feel sensitive? How do you point it out?
I am guessing ISFPs do this whenever they feel close to somebody as a friend? Should I let it be and tell her how I feel I'm being imitated?
Only the first person is an individual in such a case. All the others are a crowd/trend. But I'm not going to stop doing things just because everyone else started to, am I? If I'd do that, I'd also be subject to the dynamics of the group, even if I always go in the opposite direction. Being a rebel against mainstream is in a way also going by mass dynamics.This thread reminds me about "individualism". Is it really that when everyone starts doing and wearing the same things?
" - Everyone is an individual! Everyone can choose! Everyone can think and have an opinion!"
Then everyone is individual, making the same choices, having same opinions, thinking about the same things. And they still say "Individualism ftw!" when asked about anything.
Marvellous trends. They're funny.