I am not sure that they can. That is to say, I am not sure all of them can.
I used to think it was possible but the realities of personality type indicates that there are large and most likely unbridgeable differences in our modes of thinking.
I have likened it to trying to explain colour to a colour blind. Just imagine how you would try and do that.
Intrusive, ignorant and pushy people will always be a pain though:dry:I wish people would understand that my personality is legitimate (like theirs) and I'm not the way I am because I'm actively seeking to piss them off. It makes me so angry when very abrasive people in my extended family act in shockingly inappropriate ways and the response is, "Oh, that's just So&So - that 's just the way he/she is." But the response to me is more along the lines of , "What's wrong with you? Don't you like us? Are you depressed? Just snap out of it already! Why don't you call/talk/get out/smile/socialze more?"
Sorry if my reading skills are off..heh.. Do you mean, we try to adapt their language and encourage them to adapt ours for a while? You mean in the sense that we try to learn their language without giving up our own emotional language?A thought that just struck me, if we 'adapt' in an attempt to translate, most people should be able to understand, if they are as interested in understanding, as we are to be understood.
See it as two immigrants, with different language, they will most likely use the formal language of the country they now live in to communicate with each other.
At first, there will most likely be a lot of errors/misunderstandings, but with time both gain greater and greater understanding of the new language as well as insight in how to interpret
just what the other means, as words are such a small part of what we are trying to communicate.
And if we now consider that we (Infps) usually are awesome when it comes to other languages, why not try to speak their language for a change, we are highly adaptable after all.
Although my Feeler side is almost always dominant, I do have a Thinker side in me. I practise it when I study, talk and think about politics.F.ex, We mainly use Fi-Ne. But we also have other functions, for me (I blame it on the tests being a bit weird though, so don't put to much emphasis on this), my Fe and Ni is as strong as
or stronger then my 'supposed' superior ones, while my Te is complete sheit (which I agree with), while my Ti is at least somewhat used. Of the sensory ones, my Si is horrible, and my Se underdeveloped.
Now, if we use other functions then our 'regular' ones, we also act and think in a different manner, no?
To try to end this fat text, shouldn't a Infp with well developed other functions have it a lot easier to communicate exactly what and who we are, through a (for us) alien medium?
Therefore, it should be possible to have perfect understanding regardless of 'type'.
couldn't have said it better myself. bravo!Right now, I wish that people could understand that I don't want to do anything which is meaningless, and indeed, mindless chitchat has no meaning to me whatsoever. I want to get to know someone, and that means getting to know their personality, values, and experiences. That is the only kind of conversation that is worth my time. I am willing to do the former to get to the latter, but the former on its own... not acceptable.
Considering how weird it came out, I'm happy it wasn't complete gibberish.Sorry if my reading skills are off..heh.. Do you mean, we try to adapt their language and encourage them to adapt ours for a while? You mean in the sense that we try to learn their language without giving up our own emotional language?
Which is great =)Although my Feeler side is almost always dominant, I do have a Thinker side in me. I practise it when I study, talk and think about politics.