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INFP here.

I do not enjoy.

My reasons: I am very much not a fan of danger, risk, possible injury. I'm very self-preservation. I do not like adrenaline rushes. I don't like the feeling of increased heartbeat or shaking. I hate feeling my heart pound.

I would much rather watch others on YouTube doing risky things. I watch them all the time with a smile on my face. I also would much rather read about others taking drugs. I have no desire at all to "experience". I observe, not participate.

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The last two nights, I have been watching " Sling Shot" reaction videos on YouTube. I guess I've watched 20 now. I think in a couple of them -- people passed out -- and I got actual tears in my eyes watching, it was so emotional. Do you see this below? I do NOT want.

 

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That depends entirely on what you mean by excitement. Would I enjoy going to a lively concert? Yes. Would I enjoy recreational skydiving or kayaking in river rapids? Probably not, but I would consider doing so if necessary to survive or overcome an obstacle or achieve an important objective. For recreation though? No. :LOL:
 

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I like stimulation but not excitement. For example, I like driving to new places, but not driving fast. Like @Sily , I'm into self-preservation.

Sometimes I've done something "exciting" (possibly by mistake). It might have been fun or worth it, but once was enough.

I think it's because of tertiary Si and very low Se. I just can't take in what's happening or react quickly enough. So it's all just an unpleasant blur and I feel out of control.
 

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INFP here.

I do not enjoy.

My reasons: I am very much not a fan of danger, risk, possible injury. I'm very self-preservation. I do not like adrenaline rushes. I don't like the feeling of increased heartbeat or shaking. I hate feeling my heart pound.

I would much rather watch others on YouTube doing risky things. I watch them all the time with a smile on my face. I also would much rather read about others taking drugs. I have no desire at all to "experience". I observe, not participate.

Edited to add:
The last two nights, I have been watching " Sling Shot" reaction videos on YouTube. I guess I've watched 20 now. I think in a couple of them -- people passed out -- and I got actual tears in my eyes watching, it was so emotional. Do you see this below? I do NOT want.

There's no amount of money that would get be to do this sort of thing :eek:

I'm scared of heights, hate speed, and like to keep my feet on the ground :D(y)

But yeah... was funny to watch :ROFLMAO:
 

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I enjoy things that may assist or support me, such as MMA workouts, bodybuilding, swimming, and so on. Or something from which I can get fresh knowledge. I like studying videos of experiments with explosions. I'm very much self-preservation. As a result, I'll only engage in physical adrenaline-pumping activities that I deem will benefit me. I don't take ridiculous risks only to impress others.

So any physical activity is fine with me, as long as it's for self development or improving something for the community. As long as it doesn't damage me or take up too much of my intuitive time. :)
 

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Do I like stimulation and excitement? Yes. Is my idea of excitement, jumping out of an airplane? Fuck no (I have vertigo).

I am not an adrenaline junkie, at least not in the conventional sense of what people think of is an adrenaline junkie. I do however know that I like to be around adrenaline, just usually more in a first responder way. Not a bungee jump way.
 

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Hmm generally speaking I don't think humans were supposed to move faster than any animal we could saddle, let's say, a horse? But those free fall towers at amusement parks are the exception - I have unfounded but infinite trust in them.
 

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I don’t consider myself one, but I do love roll-coasters, water slides…I have been skydiving a few times, tho I think I’m over it now…. And whitewater rafting many times, so much fun…boat racing, a few times, younger… I still love skiing, both water and snowboarding , snow is scarier, on those steep slopes, yes I do get scare. i do a lot of urban exploring, never know if ppl are there, animals, safety (I never go alone) …etc…I love scuba driving too. I like riding horses and dirt bikes, jet skis…but I haven’t done a lot of it lately. I love horror and psychological movies, but mostly bc I NEED to interact while I watch, or I drift off and get too distracted….I like looking into the background and trying to find clues, like in horror movies you always have to be paying attention to the background, more than the foreground… it’s hard for me to sit and just watch something for more than half an hour. I just get bored or redorect bc I became so distracted. When I watch a lot of stuff on YouTube like learning about paradoxes or stuff, I put the video speed faster, so I won’t have To sit there for long to get the same amount of info,

i always wanted to be astronaut or pilot when I was young (along with a thousand other things), but esp these two…to be an astronaut you better like speed and scary stuff….
it’s the 7 in me :)

but stuff like public speaking scares the crap out of me… I cant stand bumper cars/boats, I hate thing ramming into me, I don’t see the fun in that at all. I never got why so many ppl love bumper cars…th3 worse.
 

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I don’t consider myself one, but I do love roll-coasters, water slides…I have been skydiving a few times, tho I think I’m over it now…. And whitewater rafting many times, so much fun…boat racing, a few times, younger… I still love skiing, both water and snowboarding , snow is scarier, on those steep slopes, yes I do get scare. i do a lot of urban exploring, never know if ppl are there, animals, safety (I never go alone) …etc…I love scuba driving too. I like riding horses and dirt bikes, jet skis…but I haven’t done a lot of it lately. I love horror and psychological movies, but mostly bc I NEED to interact while I watch, or I drift off and get too distracted….I like looking into the background and trying to find clues, like in horror movies you always have to be paying attention to the background, more than the foreground… it’s hard for me to sit and just watch something for more than half an hour. I just get bored or redorect bc I became so distracted. When I watch a lot of stuff on YouTube like learning about paradoxes or stuff, I put the video speed faster, so I won’t have To sit there for long to get the same amount of info,

i always wanted to be astronaut or pilot when I was young (along with a thousand other things), but esp these two…to be an astronaut you better like speed and scary stuff….
it’s the 7 in me :)

but stuff like public speaking scares the crap out of me… I cant stand bumper cars/boats, I hate thing ramming into me, I don’t see the fun in that at all. I never got why so many ppl love bumper cars…th3 worse.
This was really interesting. It's great how well you know yourself so well in this way.
 

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I enjoy supernormal stimuli such as video games. However it's probably concerning when someone indulges in supernormal stimuli.

I didn't like the rollercoaster. After my heart dropped I was too unsettled and wanted to get off. Lol.
If I can't do rollercoaster that probably means I can't do skydiving. I also think about the parachute not opening, it's unlikely to happen but I imagine it.

I enjoy speed so much. But not at the expense of my life and other's. One time I was with someone speeding, I bumped my head with my friend. I think hitting brain is often serious. But nothing happened. Speeding should be in a right place and with seatbelts.
 

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I enjoy working long hard hours learning new techniques, playing video games that are both chill and exciting, then I get bored and have to get out of the house into nature, preferably somewhere hard to get and very beautiful. Then after a while of that I want to go back to my computer. Back and forth. Some of those things cause adrenaline rushes, but I don't seek risky behavior (relatively) for the sake of adrenaline rushes.
 

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Do you seek excitement... if so how do you go about it (activities/tasks)?

Yes. I seek excitement in what I do but I don't seek out these activities there is a difference. When I do it I try to take in as much as I can one instance at a time, sample my experience, see how I feel about it and try to keep it interesting. The thin grey area between success / failure and the knowns / unknowns is the major source of excitement for me personally.

Take skiing for example, when I first learned to ski on a trip I learned the basics from the coach after 5 minutes I knew how to turn and how to brake... that's enough for me to experiment on my own. I left the coach and tried to ski downslope in maximum speed without my poles. I lifted my poles, bent forward and just let go. After maybe 10, 20 seconds I crash landed and did a few 360s after I tried to dodge someone who was cutting in from my right. My right ski landed 8-10 meters before me and I lost my poles but it was an interesting run. I learned how fast one can go skiiing, how hard it is to balance, to turn and to control myself in that speed and what it feels like crash landing in high speed.

My thinking is like if I can wing it in my first run then certainly I should be trying something more interesting instead of wasting time starting slowly from the bottom and if I fail then my experience should be able to tell me exactly where the grey area is and turn my attention there and make it fun. Same can be said about gambling.

Roller coasters and rides are not fun nor exciting to me they are too mechanical. They managed to increase my heart rate but that's not the kind of excitement I'm after.
 

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Do you seek excitement... if so how do you go about it (activities/tasks)?

Yes. I seek excitement in what I do but I don't seek out these activities there is a difference. When I do it I try to take in as much as I can one instance at a time, sample my experience, see how I feel about it and try to keep it interesting. The thin grey area between success / failure and the knowns / unknowns is the major source of excitement for me personally.

Take skiing for example, when I first learned to ski on a trip I learned the basics from the coach after 5 minutes I knew how to turn and how to brake... that's enough for me to experiment on my own. I left the coach and tried to ski downslope in maximum speed without my poles. I lifted my poles, bent forward and just let go. After maybe 10, 20 seconds I crash landed and did a few 360s after I tried to dodge someone who was cutting in from my right. My right ski landed 8-10 meters before me and I lost my poles but it was an interesting run. I learned how fast one can go skiiing, how hard it is to balance, to turn and to control myself in that speed and what it feels like crash landing in high speed.

My thinking is like if I can wing it in my first run then certainly I should be trying something more interesting instead of wasting time starting slowly from the bottom and if I fail then my experience should be able to tell me exactly where the grey area is and turn my attention there and make it fun. Same can be said about gambling.

Roller coasters and rides are not fun nor exciting to me they are too mechanical. They managed to increase my heart rate but that's not the kind of excitement I'm after.
Cool :cool: You've given a good breakdown of how you learn from trial and error and take educated risks. On visual sight, some might think your crash landing was a failure, but it sounds like you gained valuable information from it.
 

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I don't exactly seek out adrenaline rush. But if I happen to come by an opportunity for anything like that, I might participate gladly just to get the experience, even if it won't occur again. It's because I've always played very safe, too safe. And I've missed out on a lot of things that I think I would have enjoyed, or what would have been good my development in many ways. Nothing reckless or very dangerous, I still have to evaluate all the risks and rewards. And I get overstimulated very quickly too. But it's a way to get out of my head, and it's healthier to balance things.

I remember riding front row on this, and laughing all the way. Felt free and really enjoyed it. But then again, I can get queasy on an elevator, so go figure.

 

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The question is phrased a little confusingly (for me), but I know what you mean.

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I do not enjoy adrenaline rush activities. I do enjoy what is stimulating and exciting to me.

So like...I find it really exciting to identify wild mushrooms. Some adrenaline rush types find that boring. I also am into rockhounding--again--some people find staring at rocks boring. I found doing research on literature really stimulating and exciting at times...some people find writing and literature extremely boring.

As for going very fast down some mountain or something...like on a skate board or on skis? No thanks. Rollercoasters aren't really my thing. I don't get a kick out of riding really fast or driving a car fast at all.

When I first skid I was in way better shape than now (I am really physically out of shape--etc.) and I remember that I enjoyed watching the rainbows on the snow. Watching it sparkle...and skiing on flat surfaces, and I preferred climbing uphill to skiing downhill. I just do not like going fast. Many people prefer the opposite with skiing--they prefer going downhill fast. I remember perching on the edge of a small hill and crying and then having to herring bone it down the side happily, after my (then boyfriend, now ex) had been trying to get me to ski down the hill for ten minutes.

So I'm not an adrenaline rush kind of person--I like some physical outdoors stuff but it's more like swimming or contemplating nature, sketching, identifying plants/animals/fungi/rocks...stuff more adrenaline junkie types probably find boring. And I wouldn't want to say...ride a dirt bike around in circles--that to me sounds WAAY more boring than identifying a plant. I mean you can't even slow down long enough to see the shape of the plants leaves if you're on a motorcycle.

But I do chase stimulation and excitement. Just speed isn't really where it's at for me at all.
 
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