Peer and I, and INTP, talking, myself unfocused-ly staring into the distance deep in thought while keeping her in my peripheral.
Peer starts waving arms around in front of my face.
Me: I can see you just fine.
Peer: Where did you just go then?
Me: You don’t want to know what goes on in my head.
Laugh all you want, ESFJ, but you will never understand my messed up thinking process and it will never make sense to you.
im calm. collected. laid back. seemingly harmless.
I. AM. NOT.
a famous intp said….”i may be on the side of the angels…but dont think for a second that i am one of them.” he is right. im an intp. i lay and wait. and when you arent looking. i strike. and its going to be devastating. this one is called…”do not tempt me.”
For INTPs, the emotions can be like carrying a huge, overfull pot of soup. The chaotic swings and the ever present danger of spilling can feel dangerous. We develop a natural desire to avoid the negative and dangerous ones, to keep the soup from sloshing and knocking the pot out of our hands. We learn to walk carefully, calmly. We try to keep balance.
In general, we believe that all observations contain important information about the workings of the world, including emotions. We turn our rational functions onto our feelings to analyze and understand them, to find their meaning. Even if the raw emotions are positive or otherwise manageable, the process of mixing focused thought with emotion super-charges them. The emotions can feel very deep and meaningful. That’s not a problem until we get violated, embarrassed, or not valued. Then, the super-charged emotion blows up like a ticking timebomb. Again, the emotions are primed to be more intense than for other people.
Given that emotions can be radioactive for us, we become adept as using rationality to box in the dangerous animals. Every time they get poked and start pacing in their cage, we use rationality to blanket the emotions and keep them within controlled, safe parameters. In short, our Avoidance has crystallized our rational preferences. We’ve learned what we’re good at, and what we’re not.
reasons i tend to not talk
- people always interrupt me to tell another story because apparently my story isn’t good enough for their ears
- i sound like an idiot who just learned to talk two hours ago
- people seem disinterested in what i’m saying
- i hate my voice
- i have something really mean to say
- i hate you
- i repeat because this happens a lot: people interrupt me and never let me finish and i feel really shitty about myself because no one seems to want to listen to me
A Ward of Protection
This is a really simple protection spell to defend a room or a space against bad energy! All you need are some pennies, a bowl of water, salt, a feather or some incense, and a candle to represent fire. Using all the representations of the elements, bless and purify each of the pennies, visualizing an unbreakable barrier of good luck and protection. When you’re finished, place a penny, heads-up, in each of the corners of the room or at the barriers of the space you want to protect. Voila! Simple and protective.