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    Default Are IEIs/INFps attracted to look into mirrors?

    Do any of you have the tendency to move towards mirrors when you see them and always look?

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    And car windows, and everything that has a reflection. I'm constantly checking out my reflection. I think it may be linked to needing Se.

    I was actually thinking of starting a topic like this some time ago because this is something I noticed about myself. A prominent feature.

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    I do this.
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    I do this all the time too. How can this be type related?

    Needing Se?? How?
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    "How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."
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    Default Re: INFP's and Mirrors

    Quote Originally Posted by So Crazy
    Do any of you have the tendency to move towards mirrors when you see them and always look?
    Totally.

    Didn't know this could possibly be type-specific. It's totally distracting, especially when there's one next to me, if I'm sitting with other people, I can't help but keep checking out my reflection. Really kind of "Mirror, mirror..." of me. I'm so fascinated by my own reflection.

    And I love that Caravaggio painting of Narcissus!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby
    Good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliphalet
    Needing Se?? How?
    Because I cannot see myself and I need a way of getting the Se info. If I had a Se type they'd be all you have some shit there, your shirt is not aligned and stuff like that and I wouldn't have to constantly check myself in mirrors to see if everything is ok with me all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snegledmaca
    Quote Originally Posted by eliphalet
    Needing Se?? How?
    Because I cannot see myself and I need a way of getting the Se info. If I had a Se type they'd be all you have some shit there, your shirt is not aligned and stuff like that and I wouldn't have to constantly check myself in mirrors to see if everything is ok with me all the time.
    I dunno. Sometimes I look in mirrors just to admire.
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    I always look in every reflective surface that I can possibly find, simply because I like my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbaron
    Quote Originally Posted by snegledmaca
    Quote Originally Posted by eliphalet
    Needing Se?? How?
    Because I cannot see myself and I need a way of getting the Se info. If I had a Se type they'd be all you have some shit there, your shirt is not aligned and stuff like that and I wouldn't have to constantly check myself in mirrors to see if everything is ok with me all the time.
    I dunno. Sometimes I look in mirrors just to admire.
    I never look to admire. Only for "reality checks". I really suck at noticing that stuff. Once when I was little, about 8 or so, I walked out with noting on but a robe and fluffy slippers. I didn't notice it. I just wanted to go somewhere, do something, can't remember now, and took the necessary steps to make it done. Luckily I noticed shortly after leaving the building that something felt odd, my feet felt as if I was wearing slippers and that was unusual because out side they are suppose to feel as if I am wearing shoes. It was only then that I noticed how inappropriately dressed I was. I just feel too comfortable being myself.

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    I have walked out of the house several times (even this year) wearing slippers instead of shoes. I guess I need a full-length mirror in the entry. ha
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    personally, i don't like seeing reflections of myself in public (or when other people are around); it makes me really self-conscious, like something's broken. but when i'm alone, i can stare at my reflection in a mirror for hours just admiring myself. i sometimes get excited when i see my own naked body. when having sex, i like to have a mirror or two located in various strategic corners just to watch myself in action. i love me.
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    I believe this is more related to role than anything else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herzy
    I always look in every reflective surface that I can possibly find, simply because I like my face.
    *thumbs up*

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    Quote Originally Posted by introspectivedolphin

    Sometimes in certain lights I look better, so I keep glancing in the mirror thinking "wow, I'm actually not as bad looking as I thought! Yes!" Then there are lights that make me look gaunt, tired, and sallow, and I keep glancing in the mirror till despair sets in.
    the same thing happens to me lol! the worst is when I get 2 different impressions within a short span of time, so in the morning ièm all confident and look at myself and am like -not so bad- but then after lunch look in a different mirror and its like someone somehow decapitated and re-attached my head while I wasnt paying attention and used it to practice their soccer skills on a dirty staircase, night time is always better though cause everything always looks better in the dark
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    I've always noticed that I look much better in "natural" lighting. Sunlight is the best, then incandescent. Fluorescent is the WORST. Walking dead. My skin looks horrible in that light; always picks up the creases, and magnifies blemishes. I generally look sunken and sallow in fluorescent. Damn those institutional restrooms!!

    And I'm really worried that Congress is forcing a "phase-out" of incandescents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby
    Thats a nice pic...


    Narcissus??? hmmm......

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    Quote Originally Posted by misutii
    Quote Originally Posted by introspectivedolphin

    Sometimes in certain lights I look better, so I keep glancing in the mirror thinking "wow, I'm actually not as bad looking as I thought! Yes!" Then there are lights that make me look gaunt, tired, and sallow, and I keep glancing in the mirror till despair sets in.
    the same thing happens to me lol! the worst is when I get 2 different impressions within a short span of time, so in the morning ièm all confident and look at myself and am like -not so bad- but then after lunch look in a different mirror and its like someone somehow decapitated and re-attached my head while I wasnt paying attention and used it to practice their soccer skills on a dirty staircase, night time is always better though cause everything always looks better in the dark
    Ahahaha, this is all true for me as well. I think I have it a little worse being that is my PoLR Having PoLR sort of sucks in this regard ... I never feel comfortable "in my own skin" as dominants consistently seem to be. I am constantly checking and re-checking (as you guys do) how I look at the moment. I think that is exactly it - I can not be "in the moment" perfectly and at ease with myself... always looking ahead or even reflecting about behind.

    Funny thing is, I get that same exact thing with lighting as well. I also have this queer little thing about "feeling" like I look better in the morning, when I have just gotten all ready and made up. For some reason, as the day wears on, I always feel like I progressively look worse because of all the day's activities that could possibly have messed up my "perfection" in the morning. It's really annoying ... because there probably isn't a noticeable change at all, it's just me being overly critical of myself.

    Something also : I always feel uncomfortable in some slight way. I barely ever feel totally "relaxed" ... it's very difficult for me to really settle down in public and when I go home in private, I usually crash and become "myself" ... my real clumsy self. I would hate it if anyone ever knew how I really behaved and/or looked like when I am alone in my home. It's just so different and I'm not the most hygienic person either It's difficult for me to remember to do stuff sometimes ... agh!


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    I thought this thread was going to be about mirror relations =P
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    Mirrors and INFps go together, because both reflect upon things a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elro
    Mirrors and INFps go together, because both reflect upon things a lot.
    +10!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elro
    Mirrors and INFps go together, because both reflect upon things a lot.
    I reflect on things too much, but have always had a natural aversion to mirrors ~ even back when I used to be a 10 and continually pestered (even by strangers) to "be a model."

    Not that I'm saying I'm INFp - just throwing this data into the mix. Very odd how these beta NFs gravitate to mirrors ... should probably be more like this. No wonder those INFps usually look so polished.

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    i should do this more. i have accidently gone outside naked w/ my dog -- early morning, just barely light out, still mostly asleep. no kidding. realized after i climbed back into bed and was reality-struck.
    whenever the dog and i see each other we both stop where we are. we regard each other with a mixture of sadness and suspicion and then we feign indifference.

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    I look in the mirror a lot. Hey when ya got it, flaunt it. (But only if you got it.)

    It's like an instinctive reaction. If I see a mirror, I'm gonna look into it. ;D Sometimes I used to look at myself in the mirror for a long time but not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baby
    there is somatic and cerebral narcissism and i wonder if our poster suffers from the latter.

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    re: infp and es tendancies...it's probably related to their hidden angenda to be healthy. I'd probably be to task oriented to care, though i was more like that as a teenager. but being task oriented points to my hidden agenda "to be wealthy."

    one one page i saw us laid out with five function for each personality. the page speculates that from 0-10 its our first function (ef or if) 10-20 second, (in or en), and our third is split up into two at 25 either (es or is) up until 30 and then switching to (is or es) until 35 at which point we begin arranging our lives 35 to 55 at our fourth function (it or et). then returning to the two primary functions after 55.

    so i think its an interesting theory that people have sort of this alternating third function (the area where we make decisions), but I haven't quite figured out what it means, but I guess its related to our hidden angenda.

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