I already know it's EII/LSE-type-related. I'm wondering whether any other types agree: "All I need is one very close person."
That might be more related to overvaluation and overration of love and romantic relationships in general...
I'm pretty sure that's what all of us need
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It is all I need, except there's a fear of losing that one person - the more significant the more you're dependent on them - so it's hardly ideal.
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I don't think I would be happy or truly fulfilled with just one close relationship to the exclusion of others.
That said, there are different kinds of relationships, not just dependent on closeness. For example, I'd say I'm almost equally close to my sister and my mother, but my relationship to each is different and each relationship has its own qualities and gifts. If/when I ever get married or into a serious romantic relationship, that will probably be my closest one, but I would still want to maintain my other close relationships. I would not want to lose the goodness that comes from them.
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I suppose my answer earlier was kind of a misinterpretation - I never meant giving up people, but I don't need a lot of friends. It still stands for very close relationships, though.
actually this sums it up.
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Well I don't know, I think that you should be careful. What you are describing is an ideal of love... as well as expectations of love... as opposed to what you are actually experiencing.
I don't think it's a great idea to put all of one's happiness-eggs in one basket. Downright unhealthy. Even if the basket is duality. Because duals are still imperfect people. They can let you down. And there are other factors and shit happens. Blah blah blah.
Eh. I haven't met the person yet that I could substitute for all my other relationships. I mean, even in high school, I could never just have one main group of friends, I always had to have different friend groups for different sides of myself, so how exactly I would be so content with one person that I would forsake every other relationship, I can't imagine. I'm not by any means ruling it out, I'm just saying I can't imagine how it would play out.
Also, I think this might relate somewhat (not really, but in an archetypal sense) to Fi, which tries to make emotional bonds as unchanging as possible, and one way to make something impervious to external stimuli is to remove the external stimuli (in this case, the only people).
Not a rule, just a trend.
IEI. Probably Fe subtype. Pretty sure I'm E4, sexual instinctual type, fairly confident that I'm a 3 wing now, so: IEI-Fe E4w3 sx/so. Considering 3w4 now, but pretty sure that 4 fits the best.
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I don't think this is type related. There's many ways to interpret that as well, do you mean that you just need one romantic partner for life and you're good, instead of having multiple and then finding one? Or, you just need that special someone and therefore you don't need family, friends, etc? In general, I think most people will find that, sure, focusing on one person is nice, but that won't stop you from excluding everyone else. I think in maturity, statements like this eventually fade away because you don't need such boundaries. If you think on it, to exclude everyone from your life just for one person is really not healthy, you need some autonomy and things away from them or there will be relationship problems. And I imagine that there are few people who can have a successful relationship with the first person they've done everything intimately with, both physical and non-physical. Could it happen? Sure, but it's unlikely to be a healthy relationship.
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No, it's just that special, tender feelings only work like that. As soon as you tell just one more person it ruins it for everybody.
I've always been deeply close with one person at a time. There is something that's just sacred about telling a secret with one person and you sharing that secret and NOBODY ELSE KNOWS but you two. That's why a heart is just equal sides of the same shape. There's not a third shape in a heart, it's the joining of two.
But people change their minds and move on. It would be nice if I met somebody to just share my heart completely at the exclusion of all others, but you can't force or look for that to happen. It just either does or it doesn't. And I think when you do have that, everything else falls into place. But I mean sometimes maybe it's too much. Just too romantic, too epic, too faggy. You both need a lot of breathing room because it's too good to be true you think this can't be it. Because a part of you still likes overcoming challenges. And you sort of want to see that person grow in addition to being with them, you know?
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