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I was wondering if any other ENFPs had sleep issues.
My mom used to call me her little vampire because I just didn't sleep at night, even as a child. I have been prescribed different sleeping pills before but tried to only use them when i reallly needed too. But sometimes I just can't stop thinking at night. I'm not always sleepless, some times I can sleep just fine, other time I can't sleep at all and can be up for days it seems with only a couple actual hours of sleep per 24 hours.
Is this something ENFPs have problems with, maybe?
I am not talking about the not being able to sleep but falling out at midnight. I'm really up till 5 am sometimes, then start my normal routine for the day, just very tired.
Sigh.
I don't know the different types enough to know if this is something to ask here or not.
Just wondering. :)
 

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I'm a night owl, yes. :proud:

I've found getting off the computer about two hours before going to bed, and then taking a bath, usually help me get to bed within 30 minutes of trying to sleep.
 

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I've found that I can get tired but it is difficult to shut my brain off at night. I have so many ideas and when I'm on a roll I don't want to be bothered with sleep. However, I usually hit the sack around 3:00am because I'm a sucker for sleeping in and my parents don't let me.

I believe it has something to do with the ENFP high mind energy level.
 

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Yes!

Oftentimes, if I'm not more "calculated" about it, I go to bed with my mind racing and my emotions jumping all over the place. It's truly impossible to get to sleep! I certainly don't need caffeine to be a ball of bubbling bounciness.

It sucks cause I usually have the morning shift at work (so I have to get up at 5am). I always try to, on the night before such days, make sure I'm not doing ANYthing interesting for about 30 minutes before bed (this means computer, books, music, TV) and my mind usually calms down enough for me to get to sleep properly. Doing personal grooming stuff is perfect, because I find it exceedingly tedious. It's stuff I wouldn't normally do any other time because it is so boring, but if I'm trying to subdue my brain, it's a godsend.

And sometimes I do resort to sleeping pills. Haha. :laughing: ((but I try my absolute hardest not to))
 

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Thats just it. I can't turn my brain off. I'll be thinking about something important. Then I think "i need to get to sleep" which turns into "maybe if i did yoga that would help me relax" which turns into something like "i'd probably like palates more' which turns into "I wonder if there is a DVD i could rent to teach me" then it goes "i have that DVD on Jackson Pollock i should watch" which turns into "I should paint tomorrow"..... gah!
And then i'm going "Why can't I get to sleep!!!"
 

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I was wondering if any other ENFPs had sleep issues.
My mom used to call me her little vampire because I just didn't sleep at night, even as a child. I have been prescribed different sleeping pills before but tried to only use them when i reallly needed too. But sometimes I just can't stop thinking at night. I'm not always sleepless, some times I can sleep just fine, other time I can't sleep at all and can be up for days it seems with only a couple actual hours of sleep per 24 hours.
Is this something ENFPs have problems with, maybe?
I am not talking about the not being able to sleep but falling out at midnight. I'm really up till 5 am sometimes, then start my normal routine for the day, just very tired.
Sigh.
I don't know the different types enough to know if this is something to ask here or not.
Just wondering. :)
I would think since ENFPs rarely find themselves naturally prone to scheduling themselves and because we tend to "live in the moment"(screw morning me), that this would be quite common.

I haven't slept since I was a baby. Actually, my mom tells me I wasn't even good at it then.
 
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I can never sleep. It's driving me insane lying awake all night. GAH! And it's always been like that, I used to drive my parents insane too.
 

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I've always been a very good sleeper actually. My mom says I was a very calm and easy child to raise, with rather low energy. In fact when I read the ENFP Child thread it sounds nothing like me. But the description if INFJ children sounds EXACTLY like me as a kid! Yet another reason I often think I'm an INFJ, or perhaps just a very unhealthy ENFP. Along those lines, do ENFPs come off as INFJs when they're unhealthy?
 

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I've always been a very good sleeper actually. My mom says I was a very calm and easy child to raise, with rather low energy. In fact when I read the ENFP Child thread it sounds nothing like me. But the description if INFJ children sounds EXACTLY like me as a kid! Yet another reason I often think I'm an INFJ, or perhaps just a very unhealthy ENFP. Along those lines, do ENFPs come off as INFJs when they're unhealthy?
Yes, they are our mirror.

I can relate to being more like an INFJ as a child as opposed an ENFP for many reasons.
 
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Yes, they are our mirror.

I can relate to being more like an INFJ as a child as opposed an ENFP for many reasons.
Okay, so I didn't switch types or anything, right?
 

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Okay, so I didn't switch types or anything, right?
No, you are probably just in your emo stage. That is why INFJ friend will bother me at times. He reminds me of my emo phases that I don't want to be reminded of.
 
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No, you are probably just in your emo stage. That is why INFJ friend will bother me at times. He reminds me of my emo phases that I don't want to be reminded of.
Haha, that also means I spent nearly all of my childhood in one of my emo phases :tongue: But thanks Pink, it's good to know that I'm not an INFJ/ENFP hybrid or anything. Or maybe that would be fun...
 

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As a child it was virtually impossible for me to fall asleep, and I would spend hours lying in my bed coming up with new kinds of creatures and stories and adventures, or I'd just act them out and have a sword fight or shootout or space battle right in my room. My favorite one of all was pretending I was in an avalanche while asleep in my bed, and pretend that my bed was floating on the snow as it got carried out of the cabin I supposedly lived in and down the mountainside. Finally, at some point I'd fall off the bed (which is where the real fun began) and would wrap myself up in all my blankets and roll on and off my bed in complete darkness so that I would lose track of everything around me, like I really was in an avalanche. Good times, I miss my childhood...
 

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Haha, that also means I spent nearly all of my childhood in one of my emo phases :tongue: But thanks Pink, it's good to know that I'm not an INFJ/ENFP hybrid or anything. Or maybe that would be fun...

You're not something else or a hybrid. You are a complex creature with many layers. There is one persona to the world, and there are your deep feelings inside.

Have you not heard of Tears of a Clown? Most of us go into comedy because turning our pain into something comical helps us to make it through the day. This must be common amongst Ne Doms. My best ENFP guy friend and I know this well. Any awful thing we suffer, we pretty much announce it and use our stories to entertain others. I often say, "I let my pain amuse others".

Here is the most famous Clown with tears inside. Pagliacci, after discovering his wife is having an affair and right before his performance sings this famous aria:


To recite! While taken with delirium,
I no longer know what it is that I say,
or what it is that I am doing!
And yet it is necessary, force yourself!
Bah! Can't you be a man?
You are "Pagliaccio"

Put on the costume,
and the face in white powder.
The people pay, and laugh when they please.
and if Harlequin invites away Colombina
laugh, Pagliaccio, and everyone will applaud!
Change into laughs the spasms of pain;
into a grimace the tears of pain, Ah!
Laugh, Pagliaccio,
for your love is broken!
Laugh of the pain, that poisons your heart!
So you sleep. Good for you. I'll get there. My natural personality is complicated with a few other 4 letter titles: ENFP, PTSD

Those two could have more to do with the sleeplessness.
 

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Man can I relate to this. I have never been a morning person and as far back as I can remember, I would climb into bed and lay there for at least a couple of hours "thinking" of just whatever came to mind. Kind of like tonight, I tried getting to sleep "early" last night (11pm) and what happened, I was up at 3 am. "thinking." Now my day is going to be one long tired one or I am going to finally fall a sleep and waste a chunk of the AM.

Normally when I can't fall a sleep in the PM due to my brain not wanting to shut off, I just write my thoughts down on a note pad next to the bed and that gets it out of my head and helps let me relax.


Have a great day! Zzzzzzz:bored:

SirDude
 
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Man can I relate to this. I have never been a morning person and as far back as I can remember, I would climb into bed and lay there for at least a couple of hours "thinking" of just whatever came to mind. Kind of like tonight, I tried getting to sleep "early" last night (11pm) and what happened, I was up at 3 am. "thinking." Now my day is going to be one long tired one or I am going to finally fall a sleep and waste a chunk of the AM.

Normally when I can't fall a sleep in the PM due to my brain not wanting to shut off, I just write my thoughts down on a note pad next to the bed and that gets it out of my head and helps let me relax.


Have a great day! Zzzzzzz:bored:

SirDude
Hm..perhaps you need a hobby to cure those early morning blues. :wink:
 
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Hm..perhaps you need a hobby to cure those early morning blues. :wink:
Thanks, but I don't think I could handle getting my @ss kicked at 5 am by some kickboxer. Call me weird, but I'm sensitive like that. :wink:
 

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Thanks, but I don't think I could handle getting my @ss kicked at 5 am by some kickboxer. Call me weird, but I'm sensitive like that. :wink:
Well seeing as you're an old man and have about a whole year on me, I could go pretty easy on you. I think you'd enjoy having your ass kicked by me. :laughing:

I'd let you take a nap afterwards. Come on...
 
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