...though most of my family and friends know my "dreams" . . . I think I keep the strength of the desire for these dreams very much downplayed.
and... what are people gonna do, chain me up and beat me? I'd probably like that, so whatever! :tongue:
I made a decision maybe 2 years ago or so to live more transparently, and it was scary at first, but ultimately I've found that I've only gained from it.
I read that INFPs often live secretive lifestyles. I’m curious if many of you do.
I definitely do and always have. I have dreams and aspirations that I hold so dearly, I sometimes guard them under a cloak of secrecy. Perhaps I do this to shield them from ridicule or obscurity. Perhaps it’s something I developed during my turbulent childhood. I’m not really sure why I have this tendency, but I’ve come to respect and recognize it; and I try to use it more to my benefit than my detriment, as in the past it has sometimes been detrimental. I’m much more open and feel more secure about sharing my dreams and aspirations with others nowadays. The college environment helps me with this, but I still maintain a degree of secretiveness.
So, I wonder, do you also maintain a degree of secretiveness?
yes i do... i write a lot in all kinds of notebooks. i hide my notebooks in my room under some clothes, because they are my dearest thoughts. i don't want anyone to know about it and because im being very honest in the notebooks. and often i change my mind, so if somebody read them and thought i was like that it would kill me because i probably just felt like that at the time.. i move on and forget.
i heard that infps forgive but dont forget. i forget.....