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Hi guys, INFP here, new to the forums too. Just wanted first start off by saying that college just started this week, and it has been a heck of a time. I'm not only INFP but I'm often very anxious around other people. I can feel so many things as a guy, that I think it causes me to be a little loopy. When I see people interact, it is very taxing, as I see so many things others do not seem to see. I know that I am not the ruler of other people's worlds, but it saddens me to see so many unfortunate things. This brings me to another particular that I'd like to discuss if anyone can relate.

INFP individuals are not always opposed to math and science. I'm a computer programmer, by trade, though I hate taking negative feedback, mostly because I feel attacked as a person. But anyway, I love building things. I also have many engineering books on my shelf. But I realized something while going to school which really hurt my feelings but I think someone can relate. So I want up to my logic professor, and tried after class, to talk about what interests me, but I knew that the professor wasn't giving me the kinds of facial expressions of someone happy to see somoene else interested in the subject. I could tell that he was giving me those, "I have no idea what you are talking about eyes." I felt very opressed in his office. Then the next day, in my psychology online class, I get told not to answer every post, to let other students do so. I took this the wrong way too.

I have 4 classes right now, I love the history to photography class, as the pictures are interesting.

I want to become a doctor, as an INFP, I'd love to help people. At 26 years old though, returning to college after 10 years in college, is very hard. The last grade I completed was 7th grade. I found that school was so suppressive to my inner world. I grew up dirt poor, and often did not know where I would live. I first knew I was an introvert when I started pretending there were little creatures in my bed I could talk to... I mean they weren't really there, I just made it all up. But I found my inner world so fun and interesting. I think that is partly why I like poetry. Anyway, growing up, though I would get yelled at by my 4 older sisters for talking too much. In that way I think I was somewhat of an extravert, but not really, I think it was all a scheme for me to try to take part in a world I had no real interest in, often what I said had nothing to do with what was going on. I think I should have been nominated the most random person in the world. But anyway, though I obtained a GED at 16, I've made pretty good money in IT, I've worked for a lot of huge companies, and I'm now ready to get my degree. But college is hard.


Anyway, being an INFP is such a hard job sometimes, not because it is a bad thing, but it is a complex thing. I'm also having trouble with romance, but I don't try hard enough, and I think thats not as important to me as completing my degree. But to to be honest, this quarter has been my fist on campus class in 10 years, and I'm there every day, near all these younger kids mostly (19 year olds or younger) but there's a mix of everyone, but it can be very difficult and uncomfortable, I worry about what others think.

One last thing, I love video games, Diablo series, and I also am working on a graphics engine prototype.

Anyway, hopefully that wasn't too much! Look forward to reading other people's posts and thoughts.
 

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Hey guys, totally awesome responses. Lad, actually I am able to think more freely when tired, though I admit I also know sometimes I ramble, but you din't, and it was great.

I totally agree, I think that the classes appear to be designed for those _unfortunate_souls_who_are_deleted_from_memory very quickly.

But in any respect, I think that I will try hard to get through school. Even though I'm an INFP, I can build anything, and I'm working on some stuff that will unite a lot of theories, and I'm super excited about it.

Look forward to getting to know you guys more, and hopefully sharing experiences. I better get some sleep, but I'll probabley lurk around a bit more :D
 
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