Thanks. I was worried it might sound too self-absorbed but I appreciate you sharing what you took away from it. It sucks, I started ignoring his last messages because I thought he was playing me some how, even though I couldn't figure it out.
Although to be honest I hardly knew him, and am probably the one least in need of consoling. Thank you anyway.
Hey. I have returned. The INFJ just broke up with me via telephone :( but there is a possibility of reuniting in the future. Hope all is well with you. It is still a very good day despite that event. I am employed now and life is on the upswing.
Aww yay! I love reading your posts. You're very insightful and phrase things neatly without being sentimental. I have wondered about INFJ for myself but I doubt it. You were a psychologist/therapist at one point, right? I suspect the vibe you're getting comes from a similar interest in psychology and the result of struggles + a commitment to know myself. That tends to take one into typically NF waters regardless of one's type, and the analytical component Ti provides would suggest INFJ.
Maybe you're an NTP too! Tbh, a lot of your posts have quite distinctly mirrored my own thoughts. I'm not sure if this is type similarity or simply a matter of interest areas/experiences.
Person behind the profile = me? :contrivedblushfacething:
Your post brought wu xing to mind because you mentioned you thought there would be a societal shift towards being more tolerant and understanding. Xu wing or whatever is just an intuitives highly general framework, or what I see as entertaining mind food.
Id say metal is the prevalent element now. Science is peakin' in historical context, the rational mind, engineering is gosh darned everywhere, industrialization of minds and bodies, people like Cog, and Architect etc. The culture (usa) will and is and has been enriching the value of sensitivity (water) and other tolerance/understanding-esque metaphorical attributes of water, by juxtaposition to the reigning metal culture of robots and superficiality. Thus it generates this better future by its very opposing nature. Like parents and their kids, the offspring tend to embody the opposite or something. Ya know?! (If I'm being 2 sloppy jus tell me b mor concise)
That's no problem! :) Well, I'm glad you like the forum as I'd say my time here has been a growing one, yes. I lacked rigor for a long time, where I think the variety and depth of opinions here has motivated me to individuate.
The painting is 'The Dark Door' by Henri Matisse, I agree there's something about it - he seemed to know the exact colour proportions to bring a scene to life.
Sedate life on the other hand... I'm trapped in a suburb currently (with some good books, but) should probably try more of your mischief-making. Any suggestions? :D
And which film was that, sorry? Film and graphic narrative are among my main passions, so I concur. Do you have any favourites?
Back in 1990 or so a friend of mine introduced me to a lot of Jung's work (both Jung's own writing and writings by others on Jungian themes). I dedicated about 10 years to the study of that stuff. I am still heavily influenced by it and, whenever a dream sort of screams signals to me (whether my own or someone else's) I usually just come right out and say what's immediately on my mind about it (within the confines of a receptive audience, such as is sometimes the case here).
I don't spend a great deal of time on MBTI or Jung or the like, but I do find it an important part of my understanding of myself and the world. And, I do find that at least some of my own dreams do provide great insights into myself.
Not sure you'll find many other posts of mine on dreams -- I don't really stick to themes in my posts. But, I'll keep my eyes open.
The 'manor' bit was a reference to your "about me" section, in which you put:
"...all manor of speculation" when it should be manner. :)
As for the story, hopefully I'll feel like finishing it soon. Something happened - I do not know what - that caused me to cease writing and fall into a sort of apathetic (albeit comfortable) mode of existence. I'm trying to relocate "drive".
For some reason, INTPs love INFJs... At least from my experience.
And thank you! I try to be as detailed as possible without saying too much. There's a fine line between giving too much information and leaving the reader wanting more. It's easier on a forum because each post only needs to be several paragraphs, which in an actual story isn't that much.