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Do "Feelings" ever become foreign to you?

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  1. Odyne

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    Let's say you are healthy, both physically and mentally. (so we'd throw the "feeling numb" case out the window) and you are not a T-type.

    Do "feelings" ever become foreign to you? In all senses of the question.

    Sometimes I find myself unable to identify with other people's feelings. Or in situations where I'd usually react emotionally, I react rationally instead, without having to force myself to.

    It makes me wonder, because I am usually in a normal/natural state of mind when that happens. No outside stimulus or stress.

    Does this ever happen to you? If so how would you explain it?
     
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    There have been times in my life when it feels like my body is just a cumbersome thing I need to shed myself of and the eyes I am looking out of at the world really don't feel like a part of me...only a stained glass. It is during these times that I observe the world and experience things very similar to what you mention. My emotions feel turned off and I am very apathetic towards the world around me, also everything I look at almost feels like I am seeing them for the first time...they feel very foreign. This wasn't a reaction to anything, just like someone had thrown a switch and made me feel like a robot or an alien living in a human body.
     
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    Yes. But for me, it's generally when another person expresses something related to Fi, or if my energy levels are really low.
     
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    Kind of. I won't say 'completely foreign', tho...it's...how do I say this. I know what it is, what they feel and (probably) what I feel, and I understand, but I just don't understand. And then I react either extremely emotionally and awkwardly, or completely freezing and went robot all of a sudden. (Ti?)
     
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    Actually it used to be this way quite often with my ENFP sister when we were kids. I couldnt understand her feelings and why she's overreact and she couldnt understand why I was angry when she violated my space (some of our fights were usually caused when she would take something from me without asking and then i would be looking for it, or I would come home and my room was messy, etc)

    When I was a younger, I was often in a more neutral state when people around me were undergoing stress. I Kind of liked that since to me it meant I was more rational and could think with a clear head, even though I sympathised with their difficulties. Still am a little bit to this date, but I'm more affected by other peoples feelings.
     
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    When I'm stressed, I flip into T mode. No feelings whatsoever then.

    Most of the time, I'm pretty emotionally numb anyhow... except over beautiful things - which usually make me want to cry. Beautiful things are pretty rare in Sydney.
     
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    Fi is almost always very foreign to me (even if I choose to lie and say I'm not T type)
     
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