When a 4 represses himself or herself, how does that manifest? Do they become emotionally crippled? More self-loathing?
This. I get very bored and can lose myself in myself, if that makes sense.I am not sure what you mean by repressing oneself. Repressing emotions? Restricting expression of identity?
I consider myself pretty repressed, emotionally. I can't even imagine being in tune with my emotions and able to express them in a healthy, uninhibited manner. Even when I'm being more outgoing and playful, it's almost entirely mental expression and improvisation. My emotions are stowed safely away where they can't be exploited.
But when I'm actually in a situation where I REALLY cannot "be myself", in other words when I feel my image is being controlled or filtered by someone else, or by circumstances... I get very bored, very quickly. And very angsty. I withdraw and lose motivation for... anything, I guess. Not good.
So basically you would act like an average One. I suspected as much.First things that come to mind:
I would become secretly self-righteous and very demanding of myself.
I'd start acting on "should do" instead of "want to do".
I would use concepts to justify my actions and explain my behaviours.
I've been repressed my entire life. I've repressed my emotions, needs, wants.When a 4 represses himself or herself, how does that manifest? Do they become emotionally crippled? More self-loathing?