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As an INFP i "feel" a lot from my environment... was curious how you all perceive each other. for instance, are there certain members who, from their posts and opinions, you perceive a certain personality or energy from? or what have you come to associate with them when you see their icon or a post from them?
 

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Mhm. Several users on this forum I've come to attach personas and indeed voices to. adverseeffects immediately comes to mind, who comes across as a soft spoken motherly figure. Just for one example.

I think an appeal to the internet that is partially exclusive to people like us is that our imaginations can fill in gaps like that with such ease that we don't even think about doing it. Helps bring all of the people, things and places to life, which makes the net all that more interesting and satisfying to explore and communicate in.

Which is another nice thing about this forum. If you or I brought up this topic to a host of other people I know they'd think us crazy, but here I am, knowing -precisely- what you mean. ^^
 

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Yes! I think it's almost inevitable, once you get to know their writing styles and the way they respond to posts; and it helps if I can match their avatars to their posts too. For instance, I perceive IcarusDreams as someone very idealistic, comfortable and confident enough to live by his ideals. And krentz as a sort of 'contemplative seeker', looking for meaning under and above the daily routines of life. Listener seems like an intellectual examining society at large, Miss Scarlet as independent and assertive, emerald sea seems kind-hearted and thoughtful, and L sounds exactly like Detective L from Death Note (I even read his posts in L's voice).

And I'm avoiding the use of mentions, not because I want to talk behind their back, but because I feel uncomfortable summoning them just to read this. :p
 

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Yeah sometimes you just kinda get a feel for a person after reading a bunch of their posts. Sometimes I see a thread come up with their last post, and I immediately click because I know it has a 99% chance of being on par(thoughtfull, funny, interesting, ect. depending on how I think they come off.)

I'll say this much, there are certain people I would really love to sit down and talk to for a whole night by the fireside, certain people I'd love to go to the opera with, certain people I'd love to talk religion/philosophy with, and certain poeple I'd love to just get drunk and party with. Either way, everyone on here is pretty much a badass individual.

Sometimes I'm surprised though, after reading alot of their posts to find out how young they are. I'm like REALLY!? Fuck, I wish every person that age thought like that! But yeah, lots of good people on here.


Oh and another thing, that's one of the reasons I went without an avatar for so long. I didn't want people to judge me based on my avatar, but rather on my posts and what I had to say and contribute. Maybe it worked, maybe it didn't, but I guess avatars do help make for a persona.
 

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Sometimes I'm surprised though, after reading alot of their posts to find out how young they are. I'm like REALLY!? Fuck, I wish every person that age thought like that! But yeah, lots of good people on here.
Yeah, same here. I often am astounded when I read that someone is a teenager and here I was thinking they were in their mid 20's. I just assume everyone's in their mid 20's, I don't know why. Seems like a good age. :)
 

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I feel a vibe from mostly everyone, in fact, if I can't feel that about someone, then I become quite uneasy because it's part of how I understand people. I rely on this intuitive sense so much, that if it were somehow ripped from me I'd feel naked.

Anyway, I don't like to name names, but since the taboo's already been broken, I'll throw a few out there.

adverseaffects: I have to say, strikes me as a very intense personality. Has a kind of edge to it, ambitious perhaps, but also observant and reflective. Someone that I feel would be undoubtedly interesting, and I admire that kind of, how would I describe it... passionate integrity?

IcarusDreams: Representative of a more traditional depiction of an INFP who has found peace within himself and enjoys living life in his own way. An individualist at heart however secure enough within himself not to reject different ways of being simply because they are different or conflict with his own.

ethylester: Gentle, yet by no means fragile; in fact, with a resilience that defies first impressions. Feels like a very calm person, sensitive and empathetic yet with the requisite maturity to ground these traits.

IAmOrangeToday: Possessed of an admirable wisdom that I would be tempted to say belies his years however upon further consideration maybe this is shortsighted of me to say. However, is expressed as quite laid back and down to earth. I daresay almost enigmatic; but not in a brooding sense.

I could go on but I feel I've said enough already :tongue: Just because I didn't mention anyone doesn't mean I have any less of an impression or that it's any more negative, just that these people came to mind first. (All have been mentioned here in fact!) I also wonder closely my impressions correlate with reality.
 

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@krentz I am honoured by your kind words. You're not too bad yourself ^^

Seriously, I look up to everyone on here so much.
 

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Which is another nice thing about this forum. If you or I brought up this topic to a host of other people I know they'd think us crazy, but here I am, knowing -precisely- what you mean. ^^
Yeah, from what I've seen so far, here you don't usually have to explain yourself like elsewhere, you kind of have to just say what's on your mind, and at least somebody will always get it.

BTW, on one big Finnish forum I often bumped into comments like "You know nothing about me!". I always found those comments quite funny. :laughing: I guess many people don't realize how much they reveal about themselves with what and how they write, especially in discussions that deal with relationships and that kind of stuff.
 

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Ethylester: individuality is not a burden for her, it's a strength.. I suppose the word would be "centered". A lot of times I think infps want to apologize or fix themselves and ethylester just found what works for her, being herself, and throws away the rest. I admire self-integrity and I admire ethylester *blush*
Bromide: hahaha all I can think of is when orangeappled called bromide crusty and bromide looked it up on urban dictionary... oh man... haha. No, I love bromide. I feel that someone who knows when and when not to speak has a certain kind of draw... another version of self-integrity... (maybe that's what I like about people in general?) Also she's gorgeous. I suppose for vibe it would a beautiful garden with a high, gray, brick wall. I don't make it in the garden but I kind of wonder about it.
Iamorangetoday: someone my age searching for some of the same things I am, someone who tries to be outgoing or to belong but also wants to understand others... and may be frustrated when others don't have the same level of understanding? i feel you live a dual life, the interior and the exterior, and I can relate to that. There's a confident, thoughtful vibe, and a very polite, warm vibe too...
Kob: horny vibe*
orangeappled: the vibe is of a delicate outfit or painting or art project that is delightful to the senses but you can't touch... you wan't to get close but you don't know how.. and very striking, it is supported by its own value... if that makes sense... the difference between a piece in a museum and a show on TV.
Krentz: your vibe changed for me after I saw you speaking on one of the videod you posted. before I saw you as this gallant prince charming anime figure from your avatar xD Your vibe is hard to describe but I like it.

i would go on... but too many...

*lolz kob I'm only half kidding there's more to your than that~
 

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It's very strange, because I do feel a vibe from posts. It's especially strange because lots of the descriptions of the energies people here have mentioned, are similar to the ones I experience. The INFP vibe is nice, that's one of the reasons I like hanging around here.
 

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Since we aren't tagging people, I want to mention some folks and their "energy". If they read it, then cool.

kaleidoscope - a positive force, enthusiastic and also opinionated and not afraid to disagree with someone. I think of her as a shiny light, warm and glowing. imagine taking an actual kaleidoscope and looking through it pointed at the sun and thinking you may need sunglasses to see inside and marvel at the perfectly symmetrical patterns in the mirrors.

krentz - steady energy, thoughtful, articulate, patient, like a full moon or a weathered page of a sacred text.

Luke - quiet supporter and observer, like one of your favorite albums. Turn the album on and be reminded of why you like it so much. The energy is always there, ready to bust out in all its glory. you see the album mentioned in a magazine and you're like, "yeah that album rocks, I've been saying it all along!" That's luke.

refugee - he is the enigma, the floating spirit, wandering like a puffy cloud from thread to thread, person to person, making their jagged edges more smooth, like a fairy godmother (or godfather), giving light to people who can't see in the dark. But do we really know where he comes from or who he is? He feels like a massive conglomeration of many nations and peoples. So hard to tie him down, one blink and he's already across the street. :)

telepariah - energy from within, circulating, like a dehumidifier, taking the crap from the air and bringing it altogether into a bin so you can throw it out. whirling energy. integrity. like a tall old redwood, seen it all, not afraid to tell you, living out its noble life where it belongs, in the forest. No need to move to any other paradise. happy where I'm at.

Theodore - deep red energy. like blood or rust. beautiful formations under a microscope. What types of intricate designs can we find beneath the surface? I imagine there are many.

hmmm. I seem to be doing just the men. let's add in a lady...

Aelthwyn - grace, mystery, purity, curiosity, undoubtedly feminine, a dark goddess, wrapped in her long hair like a migrating, floating seed pod, looking for the most beautiful place to make her home. And there are so many to choose from! She finds beauty in many places. Her energy is nocturnal and deep.

That was fun. Being analogous and explaining energy is very rewarding. I should do it some more later.
 

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Thank you @adverseaffects, I am keeping that description too. Locking it away so I can look at it from time to time and smile. :)

I did not describe your energy yet so I shall attempt it now.

adverseaffects - eyes. I think she has those eyes that can look at you without blinking and know exactly what you're thinking and make you feel vulnerable and understood and comforted all at the same time. She's like a ganglion (a bunch of nerve cells altogether), spreading out her tentacles and feeling around, attaching to people's feelings and giving them some kind of jolt of electricity. No one can be unfazed by her touch. She gets inside your heart and just looks around.
 

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Yes! I think it's almost inevitable, once you get to know their writing styles and the way they respond to posts; and it helps if I can match their avatars to their posts too.
/snicker. With some of the shitstorms I've managed to brew up in my short time here I'm willing to bet the voice people are attaching to me is something like a militaristic hardass. Except, once the avatar gets involved with the mix, what happens? Suppose I haven't been around long enough to make a solid impression, but the idea amuses me nonetheless.
 

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I'm quite curious about the impression I make here, but I figure I don't show up often enough. lol.

Some of the members that strike me out the hardest here are both @ethylester and @bromide, who both look like very smart and independent women, I mean, you can see a soft side to them, but also, it's quite easy to imagine them both kicking ass. I can see that.


@Souled In is a perfect example of the guy next door, educated and cool. And has a lot of stories that you wouldn't imagine just by looking at him. @IAmOrangeToday is like the eager new student, he's very willing to learn and collaborate with everything. Probably going to grow into someone awesome. @infpblog was one of those dudes who really caught me off guard. Seriously, his avatar brings up the portrait of someone who likes gardening, tea drinking and pandas (Which is totally cool, especially pandas). But when I saw one of his posts these days I was like 'Holy cow! That guy is really well centered and knows the drill.' I mean, he's been at a lot of places in his life, and he brought wisdom, like a fuckton. I was really impressed.

I like this community.
 

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heh, now I'm sitting here laughing at myself for comparing @telepariah to a dehumidifier. hahahaha, still laughing. but I hope he understands my metaphor. :)
 

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Krentz: your vibe changed for me after I saw you speaking on one of the videod you posted. before I saw you as this gallant prince charming anime figure from your avatar xD Your vibe is hard to describe but I like it.
Oh right, those. Yeah, sorry if I disappointed you! :tongue: I do feel a little embarrassed leaving those up there, but I always get irritated at people who take theirs down and I'll be damned if I become a hypocrite. In my defense, talking aimlessly into a camera is a really strange experience.

@krentz - thank you. I am going to save your description. It's so nice!
Thanks, I'm glad you did. It's always nice to make someone feel good by being honest. I also love how this has turned into an impromptu 'make a creative observation/compliment' thread :proud:
 
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