Yeah, I'm pretty much the same in that regards.. I guess what I mean is that, from an INFJ perspective some of us are drawn to the darker side of the human condition, I guess not because we agree with it etc, but because it's interesting to see what makes people tick.. the inner psychologist I guess heheI'm a "Goth" as far as a lot of my tastes are concerned. I like Gothic/Classic Horror novels such as the works of Poe or Lovecraft, and classic horror movies (ones from around the 1920s - 1940s are my favorites). I love Neoclassical Darkwave (Sopor Aeternus -- Anna Varney Cantodea is my avatar on here), and my overall aesthetic is Gothic. I'm often picked on by friends and relatives because I don't wear much besides black.
I've always been drawn to things like that -- for as long as I can remember. I don't know if it's necessarily an INFJ thing, though.
Horror has actually fallen out of favor with me as of late because I keep on tying it to real life and real pain, which becomes too overwhelming. I don't like that I'm doing that, though. I miss having fun with it.Hmmm darkness, it depends.
I can read horror books and watch horror movies because those darkness only exist in the fictional world, but when it comes to darkness that happens in real life, I am unable to read all those things, because those negativity just affect my emotions too much.
Like if I happen to flip the newspaper and I saw a news about someone being killed or something, my mood can't help but to start getting affected by the news. I guess this is why I avoid the newspaper like plague.
Now that, is typical for my experience as INFJ. I saw in another post today, and I had to laugh, that another acronym for INFJ is FREAK. Most just don't understand the depths INFJ really experience and are.I think in my case though a lot of it comes from being the outsider in life, despite trying to fit in etc..
You may hate to hear this, but I think this sounds more like an INFP issue than an INFJ issue.Ok here's something some people might relate to, anyone else here gravitate to darker subject matter? I'm a big fan of horror, suspense and even nightmarish surrealism. I listen to and play metal and alternative rock, with an emphasis on dark tones or melancholic feeling/lyrics. I find myself drawn constantly to dark fiction, in particular h.p lovecraft. I dream strange dreams of 'alien' places, distorted versions of the world we live in, and sometimes not our world at all. I tend to deal best with people who have a similar dark or cynical sense of humour or view of the world. In general, I feel sometimes like I am looking in on an alien environment, which in turn influences my relation with the material I watch/read/listen to.. I also exhibit the typical INFJ trait of feeling like the outsider, not in a negative sense.. but in the aspect that It allows me to look into the fishbowl, even though I inhabit it.. it also lets me see an inner darkness in my worldly surroundings, and in the people that occupy it. It's not a bad thing really, but it does plague my thoughts on an almost daily basis.
Do any other INFJ's have this issue?