Join Date: May 2010
When I'm depressed, I don't/can't try. INFP's are probably the most fear-driven, then in a fear situation the most Braveheartish...all that stored anger for being a peesy the rest of the time. ESTP's tend to start strong, but go weak, get discouraged at a later date. INFP's don't die, they just go meek when no confidence, see Grant Hill 2 pts. vs. Jordan at 39-40 going bezerk on him, going for the kill on a wounded *deer,* poor Grant Hill. That's what I mean. ISTP's got that killer instinct, they'll tend to jump on you with glee, if you're down, won't notice that so much, less "feelings" that way. Not necessarily a bad thing. BUT, note how Grant Hill still around, he ain't dead yet when he had all that loot, could have gone the way of McGrady (ISTP), oh well, didn't work out, got all this money, it ain't so bad. In the end, the typically more "value-driven" type shouldn't surprise you if they prove to be more "durable," when faced with a *long-term* "saga" of sorts to deal with. Like a willow tree, they don't die, they're rubber. Don't come any meeker when down, but being so emotion driven...they *can't* let go, and when you least expect it, will become, can become an empowered monster just like that. In an energy saving mode, they don't *ever* forget, basically from where they first...so, like I say, a deceptive strength. When down, a 2 mph breeze, will push them over, but they just don't die like that...they're secret inner demons will have been charging.
It's just the way it is. It's more based on type imo. Some types have a greater capacity to be IT or NOT, it's just the way it is. It's very balanced when you really think about it. And why would an INFP whose down in the dumps, purposely avoid any kind of competitiveness of any sort? Bcs. those who feel emotions most intensely, on the verge/brink of "death," like I say, it's an act of self-preservation. To put yourself "on the line" for something menaingless as competition, how can you possibly, when you're already gutted to the core? It's just not possible, to the type so "intuivie," so "6th senseish" they can "sense" emoticons in their Cheerio's, and not "feel" crazy.
It's what it is, it makes perfect sense. So for an INFP, God mode is about not carrying other people's burdens/own's burdens to heavy on those shoulders. Then, poof, wala, like magic, to a much greater degree than most. *When* fully-engaged though mentally, they can rival ISTP's for being soooo unbelievably engrossed. But for "normal" situations, and day-in, day-out, situations, when an INFP's "down" caring about saving that once thriving bakery down the street from closing...well, in that case, in those instances when all isn't so great in the world, the ISTP will generally be able to walk all over the INFP with gless, *without* necessarily noticing just how down, just how not trying/caring, the INFP really is at that time. Just the way it is, such types tend to be not as "in tune" with that aspect of daily humanity. But again, it's NOT necessarily a bad thing. It's just the way it is. NF's just generally gonna be more "in tune" that way. I can't believe Simon Cowel, multi-megaionaire (ENTP) didn't see that coming. There was this 13 year old girl on X-Factor, with the "trademark tee-hee" and Simon got this really annoyed look...like, oh brother, is this gonna suck...but she turned out to be a 13 year old precious phenom at this sort of thing. An *obvious* dead-ringer, ENFP...second I heard/picked-up on the tee-hee vibe, I knew the second she opened her mouth it was going to be "genius," all business, an instant "natural," again, for that sort of thing. It just is what it is.
Ridiculously predictable, while still allowing room for human error (you angelic arsenic know iz awez too hard on Jeff Salzenstein, who looks like a 6'1" Teddy Gummy Bear to me for some reason, in a good way, not that I'd eat him if he were a gummy bear, but it would be pretty tempting, it really bothers me, but yeah, anyway, guy's a good dude, everybody makes mistakes when it comes to judging humans...I mean honestly, seriously, it really doesn't take much to swing things one way or the other at that level, if you do something you're whole life, everyone's got the potential to hurt you, it takes so little to change that).
One big difference though is that ISTP's tend to take glee more in destroying you, INFP's far less so. But again, when fully engrossed, IF they dare allow their head's to get fully "engrossed" in the action...then, just as dangerous as any type, if not more. If "God" mode is equated to ocean swell, tsunami-like. You just can't let your opponents lock into "super power" mode, especially when it comes to the extreme far-end types. When they're in these kind of modes, they're essentially unstoppable w/out the help of a tranquilizer dart...and even then. When all else fails, send three or more lovely honeys up to Marat's room straight up before the finals...you go, Thomas...smart man. That Johansson, he's no doubt a somewhat boyishly handsome youngish man, but no Marat Safin, with a twinkle in his eye, that ladie's man, you, ah, yeah! Hmm, not really sure what those ladies did to encourage him during that final. He seemed pretty pepless to me, they seemed pretty powerless to persuade him otherwise at that point, why would you want to strive to be known for that, as one of those three nameless chics in Marat's box? They're better than that, should think of themselves as better than that. It's pretty sad to me. I wouldn't want to go down in history, remembered mostly for that. It's just kinda sad, w. so many people snorting cork, and Karo Parisyan hooked on pain killers, it's just kinda sad. I don't want to be an INFP anymore, who thinks too much about you & me, when it really always shoulda been all about me. You can see how easy it would be to misinterpret Michael Jackson, as being a pedophile, when he really prolly did give 3/4 of a billion dollars away...idiot, says an uncurbed skeptical ST/NT probably. But what can you say, we are born the way we is. Better to start first by learning your type, and working within it. Because it's not going to change, it is what it is. You just have recognize your unique limitations, it's not as univeral as saying, what is "God mode" for me, what get me there is going to work for everyone. Bcs. for sure, there are distinctions in how we get there.
For me, all this strategio-mumbo jumbo, I get the importance of it...but less so when it pertains to me. For me, it's more about thinking about dancing, as though I were dancing with the ball. That's how I think about it, k.i.s.*s.* Emphasis on the last part. That's how I need to think out there, to *consistently* find my "God mode." But for *1 day,*? however? Totally different mindset. All you have to do is make me so incredibly mad at you, give me an *actually* good reason to...but that's the thing. That's *hard* for an INFP to do in general...it takes far more buttons to be pushed for me, but when I do...it's over. That's just how it is, and people are surprised. Think they can get away with doing to me forever, when it's not true. Given a cause, no type will fight to their last dying death more, when feeling betrayed, when having taken the grunt, the worst of, for no good reason. But again, it's perfectly predictable. I'm surprised that the best most prestigious psycho shrinks couldn't possibly have known that, predicted that. When it was all right there, perfectly obvious, even explained, IF you're a pretty decent person...it shouldn't be that hard to do. And you see, why INFP's can't block emotions out...when things isn't going so well in their life...and why "competition" can suddenly seem vast in its meaninglessness. Again, just the way it is.
But that's not the healthy way to go about it, AND I know it. There shouldn't be an excuse, because we're almost always *aware.* That's enough to be better man, and why for an INFP trying to fuel themselves up on anger alone to destroy you would never ultimately, long-run suffice...as though I knew it all along, and why I knew this would be the end of me. Because surely that is again the EASIER way to obtain "God" mode for some, on a consistent basis. But NOT the best. It's really not, that commendable. The difference between how Chang and McEnroe/Jordan (all ISTP's) obtained their "best" efforts on a consistent basis, there is a difference. And it doesn't have to be that way. Not particularly a fan of watching Chang's game, but I have the perspective to know now that the way he summoned his best, was using all the best qualities of his "type," but more coureageously. A much bigger man to me, how he was able to find that path, and walk away with most of his dignity. You know, there's no substitute for the entirety of human experience, it only takes a single flash, for people to give up their lives "stupidly," no questions asked, no looking back. It is what it is. Long-term, ask yourself why you want to achieve "God mode," and see if Ben Henderson don't bring it more often, his best effort. And if that's not the bottom-line. It should be easier for all, irrespective of type; just scarrier to really start, to realize. And that's all I'll say about that. Just seems stupid to me now looking back, can't/don't see any other way. No reason, no point. And as long as there are humans, this is going to remain that way. Ain't gonna change, no way to erradicate. It just is what it is.