It has a tendency to be a mixed bag for me. If I feel that they are inflicting harm on me purposefully then I get rather indignant and try to muster a frown or disapproving word. If it is particularly stinging, then I hide mostly to not leave myself vulnerable to further harm and to not appear to be too sensitive. The feelings of the person causing the problem don't concern me all that much unless they have a change of heart and try to apologize.So after being in my lair for a while, I've come to this conclusion:
INFP hide an instance when they are hurt. INFP do this because if they show they are hurt, then others will potentially be hurt by that display. INFP fear this sort of response, because they are so empathic, and if an INFP causes someone else to hurt, the INFP feels even more hurt than the other feels hurt.
So it's like a ricochet process. Early in life, an INFP learns how this process occurs through conditioning, and as such avoids all conflict and all displays of negative feelings if possible.
Would any of you say this is a logical way of viewing the tendency?
The bold section applies to me though when the situation is with someone I respect or love.