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    My INFj sister is kind of odd about health. She's a bit of a hypocondriac (I know that's spelled wrong but oh well) and she is always using that antibacterial hand gel. She's a nurse and I think that's involved in this whole health issue.

    Then I have a friend I think is INFj as well but I'm not sure. She was sick recently and needed surgery and kept talking about how much she hates going in hospitals and all that. But she sure talked about her doctors visits and everything like it was the most facinating thing in the world.

    Is this typical? Do the INFjs here have any issues re Si?
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    I sort of take the opposite angle. I haven't been to the doctor in over 15 years, I'm deathly afraid of what they'll find. So I take the unhealthy view that what I don't know can't kill me. repress much?

    I'm always on edge though at the first sign of sickness, it really stresses me out, the what if's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat
    I sort of take the opposite angle. I haven't been to the doctor in over 15 years, I'm deathly afraid of what they'll find. So I take the unhealthy view that what I don't know can't kill me. repress much?

    I'm always on edge though at the first sign of sickness, it really stresses me out, the what if's...
    this is me...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    Is this typical? Do the INFjs here have any issues re Si?
    Umm... I don't know. I don't mind going to doctors and dentists and such, and even enjoy some of the trips. I like being made healthy. Of course, I haven't had any traumatic experiences, so that might explain part of my lack of fear/dislike. (What can I say, they gave me stickers when I was little.)

    I do know that getting sick or wounded can really throw me off. Over the years, I've toughened myself up so I can push it aside when I need to work and do other things. But it's hard to maintain a good attitude. My discomfort usually shows up in my body language, so I think I can come across too often as a weakling or complainer.
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    I know two other INFjs and they're both pretty wimpy when it comes to any sort of discomfort. So when they get sick or anything, it's a big deal! For example, my sister just had a baby about a week ago (YAY). When she was pregnant, it seemed like she thought she was the only woman on Earth who had ever been pregnant before. It drove my ENFp mom nuts when my sister would call her every day and say how she felt sick and how her tummy hurt.

    I've had a very traumatic experience in this area... I have tumors that span the entire length of my spinal cord. They're not malignant, but they cause spinal cord compression (which has lead to partial paralysis and intense pain). I had to get surgery a couple of years ago, and it took about 3 years to recover (I had to learn how to do everything again, including walking). I still deal with pain on a daily basis. The tumors will never fully go away, so it's something I'll have to take care of the rest of my life... So now, I take pain better than pretty much anybody I know! It's actually kind of difficult for me to hear the two INFjs I know complain so much.

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    April, that sounds horrible.

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    I'm sorry April that does sound awful.

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    Yeah, it was pretty damn rough. Thank you *hugs back* . Luckily, I had a good ENFp mother to take care of me The experience has taught me a lot, too, and I guess it's gotten me over some stereotypical INFj Si hang ups. (Cognitive dissonance for the win!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    Is this typical? Do the INFjs here have any issues re Si?
    Quirky Si can show up in any number of ways, but not necessarily the same for each INxj, and not always health-related per se.

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