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I Am The Stranger

August 23rd, 2006 at 11:22 am

This writing somewhat describes what it feels like to be an INFJ. I didn't write it, but Laura did. Excellent logical progression of what it feels like, especially when being mistaken for being extroverted!

"In any situation with new people, I go through several now-familiar phases:
I am the stranger, the outsider who is Not To Be Trusted.
I am harmless, pass for tame, and probably dull.
I am more interesting than previously thought.
I am *very* interesting.
I am beyond interesting; I am weird. But in a good way.
I am even weirder than first believed, but immensely loveable and lots of fun.
Surprise! My good nature has limits. The awesome eruption was short-lived, though, and the apology and making-up came quickly on its heels. I am still loveable, but assertive when cornered.
I am still weird, still loveable, and rapidly becoming a repository of secrets, confessions, and core-dumps despite being a goofy oddity. Was there ever a time I wasn't one of the gang? Will there ever be a time when I truly will be one of the gang?"- Laura

Consider Yourself Warned! Smile

3 Responses to “I Am The Stranger”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I am INFP. Pleased to meet, you, lonely stranger. Wink

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Howdaayyy Broken Arrow! Glad to meet you too!!

    I'm not lonesome though - I have you guys!! See, I'm ABSOLUTELY FILTHY RICH in friends!!! Rolling in the Chips!! yeah!!!

  3. anonymous Says:

    I appear distant, but am just thinking. Important stuff. Ageless, timeless, profundities. I put some people off, because rather than replying instantly with some inane quick rejoinder, I search for something meaningful to say, something which will leave that person better. But instead, they choose to just judge you slow or weird, and rather than wait for it to unfold, they dismiss me, as the meaningful tripe was all they were seeking. I have never to date met another INFJ. I think they are not merely rare, but hiding! I have only read of such oddities.

    Too bad we let the pushy, selfish, and insecure take over positions of authority, where they fly by the seat of their pants, miss the mark many times, engage in social "gaming" stragegies, all to the detriment of the true goal of the organization. We should use our assertiveness more forthrightly, for we have true capacity to meaningfully lead.

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