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    What do you see here

    Another interesting little quirk of mine in that period (around 5
    years of age) is that I had an almost religious devotion to
    maintaining the sanctity of the concept of love.
    I remember thinking that love was such a big issue, such an important
    thing to say to people, that I didn't want to devalue it by telling
    people "I love you" when I wasn't completely certain. The funny thing
    about this is that, being very literal, I also had to define, for
    myself, what "certainty" meant in the context of love. So, for
    example, I would ask people these types of questions: If you don't
    love someone anymore, does it mean that you never loved them to begin
    with? (the endurance and changeability of love) If you love someone,
    do you get that _feeling_ each and every time you look at them, or is
    it possible to love someone generally though the love feeling occurs
    in brief, random moments? (constancy of love and the translation of a
    feeling to a more conscious sentiment)
    (This last question actually led to sort of comedic incidences because
    it would cause me to often ask my parents to hug me very tightly, as a
    sort of "test." If I didn't get that instant "I love you" feeling, I
    would cry and tell them "I don't know if I feel the love! I just
    don't know....," and then I would get upset about my inability to love
    my parents and the extent to which this hurt their feelings. My
    parents, on the other hand, thought this was just amusing; they knew
    that I loved them and that I was just paranoid.)
    These were actually huge philosophical questions for me, and I read as
    many novels as I could to try to figure them out. I thought that if I
    studied relationships in fiction (and in real life) I would be able to
    figure out what worked and why and have a better idea of what "love"
    was, in its most pure, untainted form.
    The irony in this whole ordeal of attempting to define love is that,
    though I claimed not to be able to understand love, I knew on a very
    deep level that it was precisely this questioning of things, while
    everyone else was either assuming or simplifying, that demonstrated
    the very depth of my discernment.
    Also ironic is that I was so hypersensitive to "lying" to people about
    loving them- i.e. saying "I love you" when I wasn't quite sure that I
    did- that I was actually labelled as fairly cold and unemotional by
    the majority of my extended family; this in comparison to my sister
    who people referred to as "sugar" because she gushed "I love you" to
    everyone she met.
    By the time I was about 8, I realized that I'd have to sort of give in
    to other people's use of the phrase "I love you" if I didn't want to
    keep unintentionally hurting people. So, I forced myself to say it to
    my uncles, aunts, etc. I distinctly remember this because it was the
    very first time in my life in which I silenced my inner convictions to
    the demands of conventions of the outside world; pragmatic on my part,
    because I realized that people would interpret me the way in which
    things were manifested, I also knew that this would not be the last
    time in which I would have to reconcile my inner "language" with that
    of other people. (Another example of this would be telling someone
    "I'm sorry," so that the person is comforted when they express bad
    news, even if you're not reaaaaaally sorry, or even something as
    subtle and subconscious as mimicking another person's tone and
    mannerisms during a conversation.) This realization was, however,
    distressing to me, and I remember mourning the part of me that had
    "died" for some time after that.

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    SEI. I wrote it.
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    from what I was told

    NO YOU DII-NNT

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    lmao.

    Sounds like weak Fi or something.
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    I identify with this to an extent sort of in the fashion that I've been, since childhood, deeply confused about love, what it constitutes, and if I even experience it. For instance, in relation to my parent's death, I am completely at a loss as to whether or not I loved either of them when alive, and even more unsure after death. I've had to sort of intellectualize the whole thing and in ways simply "devote" myself to a person, attempting as hard as I can to love them when I feel I should. There still remains a lack of affect behind the motivations to the actions and simply in general, especially of things that might resemble love or something of the sort.
    "To become is just like falling asleep. You never know exactly when it happens, the transition, the magic, and you think, if you could only recall that exact moment of crossing the line then you would understand everything; you would see it all"

    "Angels dancing on the head of a pin dissolve into nothingness at the bedside of a dying child."

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    I would say that it's an INxj. I see someone who makes it a point to take all factors into account to reach some type of conclusion, as a means to an end. It suggests to me Ne as the creative function. Also, there is the familiarity of overcomplicating abstract subjects, and being careful not to hurt other people's feelings. It feels eerie reading something like this.

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    Jesus, there's a guy on EIDB who writes like this. I can never be bothered reading anything, because it comes out in a giant chunk, and for some reason (s)he writes it like a poem, and cuts it off halfway across the page. I don't understand why they do that.
    Ideas don't determine who's right. Power determines who's right. And I have the power. So I'm right.

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    Hm
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