ENFJ: You are an idiot.
ISTJ: You tell awful jokes.
ENFJ: I am disgustingly in love with you. I hate you.
ISTJ: Same. I hate you more. Let’s go watch team sports.
ENFJ: You are an idiot.
Anonymous asked: What about an ENFJ and an ISTJ in a relationship? What would a conversation sound like?
Anonymous asked: what are ISTPs and INFJs like together? ISTPs and ENFJs?
ISTP: *walks away muttering* WHAT A DIFFICULT PERSON.
INFJ: *retreats to grumble over a cup of tea* WHAT A DIFFICULT PERSON.
*both go home to watch America’s Next Top Model*
Anonymous asked: I had a really terrible day and then I found this blog. Thanks so much dude. You're lovely.
Thanks, fwiend! What a sweet message to find.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I sent you an ask several months ago that I think got eaten by Tumblr. Do you have any thoughts on the dark side of the ENFP/INTJ relationship? I had a really disastrous relationship with an ENFP, despite the fact that we're supposed to be MBTI soulmates.
ENFP: *charming, silly*
INTJ: *impossibly smart*
ENFP: *does something a little off-colour*
INTJ: *calls ENFP on bullshit*
ENFP: *respects that, has lots of feelings about it*
INTJ: *fundamentally does not attempt to engage with these feelings*
ENFP: *anxiety spiral*
I love this pairing when it works - there is a lot of capacity for caring, growth, escapades & mutual admiration.
Edited to say: I wrote the above based on female INTJ/male ENFP. I find that INTJs are one of the mbti types where the female/male behaviour patterns are fairly different based on social expectations and norms. The whole thing where we kind of embrace our smart men, and reward them for showing it off, but give the smart ladies a hard time for doing the same thing. In my experience, INTJ men are more likely to close down in a relationship, and the ENFP woman go into a bit of overdrive to compensate.Thoughts?
maeflower10 asked: How many questions can I ask you before you get annoyed? :P Which is your favorite type interaction to write about?
I am surprisingly hard to annoy - but I do have to go walk home in the coooold soon! I like writing the introverted S types, I think. People who competently get on with doing things are a mystery to me…. Also any type, going about small moments in life. That’s fun.
maeflower10 asked: Bears are adorable and give very good hugs. So it's appropriate, I'm sure. Alfred sounds perfect! I told Siri his new name was Alfred, but he doesn't like it. I've had a few ENTP friends. And I can't avoid random teasing or arguments with them, because they're quite contrary very often. Essentially it goes: ENTP: *random pun* ENFJ: *pretends to be annoyed* ENTP: *logical argument about why ENFJ isn't annoyed* ENFJ: *sputters* or, alternatively *sasses*
Siri’s loss. Nice socks!
And yep, that does sound about right! :) Have you ever watched the Bachelor? Reid & Jillian Harris were the ENTP/ENFJ combo - great friends although he got SUPER stressed out about their relationship on the train ride across the rockies.
ISTJ: Oh, cool, we’re like IN YOUR BEDROOM.
ENFJ: Yeah, so anyways, that story I was telling you BLAH BLAH BLAH.
ISTJ: *Meaningful Look*
ENFJ: I want to show you this cool thing outside where there are lots of people-
ISTJ: Oh, ok. Sure.
*An actual year later*
ENFJ: OMG. What did I do.
Anonymous asked: 2 questions. 1) Who is the bear? it is awesome, and i want to know if it has a name. 2) ENFJ/ENTP joke arguments. <---- this isn't a question exactly, but I do have one. Have you had them? If so, are they as fun for you?
1) The bear does not have a name! I am fond of all bears, especially ones that are jaunty walkers like this one, and would appreciate suggestions in naming said bear. Until further notice, he can be Alfred.
2) I don’t know many ENTPs apart from the one that I stalk on twitter, err, I mean follow, err I mean enjoy his radio show in a respectful and appropriate fashion. Do you have an example of an ENTP/ENFJ argument you’ve had? (Having said that, I do like to tease them about their dorky interests, which is completely hypocritical…).
Anonymous asked: ISTJ attempting to seduce an ENFJ; ENFJ's responses to ISTJ
hahaha… the deal is that I don’t notice when people are hitting on me (do other ENFJs do this, or am I just especially oblivious?). in retrospect it probably goes something like:
ISTJ: *is gruff, self-deprecating, generally competent & extremely reliable*
ENFJ: *tells dorky joke*
ISTJ: *looks uncomfortable, laughs grudgingly*
so, what we’ve learned here is that the ISTJs don’t have to try very hard ;) when you reverse the scenario though, OH BOY.
Anonymous asked: I enjoy your snippets immensely
Thx! I enjoy your word choice immensely.
Does anyone else find that when ESFPs are annoyed with you, it’s like talking to a brick wall?
ENFJ: Are you cold?
ESFP: I don’t understand what you’re asking me.
ENFJ: … I’m, um, asking if you’re cold.
ESFP: I don’t get it. Why.
ENFJ: … so, um, I can give you another layer to put on?
ESFP: *blank stare*
ENFJ: You’re sopping wet, and it’s below freezing.
ESFP: What do you want from me?!
ENFJ: Nothing! Agggh! To help!!
ENTJ on Monday: I think I’ll take over the world this week!
ENTJ on Tuesday: The world is not responding favourably to my demands.
ENTJ on Wednesday: Ice cream break! ’80s music dance party!
ENTJ on Thursday: I’ll get my minions to take over the world.
ENTJ on Friday: MY MINIONS ARE USELESS. WHO RECRUITED THEM?!
Anonymous asked enfjpuppettheatre:
Also, for some reason, there were two overachieving history buffs. I don’t know where they fit into this scenario. Possibly because our teacher was the best English teacher at the school? One of them will be relevant to this story.
Anyways. I was there, as I fit into the math-science and French Immersion scheduling nightmare scheme. But I LOVED English. And was vaguely amused/horrified by turns about the almost total apathy towards it in my class. Our teacher tried so hard.
One day, he set us into groups for an in-class project. I have absolutely no memory of what this was about (do other ENFJs have horribly long-term memory???), but I do remember that it was a group of myself plus four mumbling boys (including INTP) who had no inclination to contribute much of anything. And also, that we had to present an argument that would be stacked up against the other groups at the end of class.
There was one other person in the ENTIRE class who really cared about doing anything other than getting a decent passing grade in this class. Introducing a Side Character: an ENFP overachieving history buff whom I had gone to school with since grade one. We had a history of friendly competition, achieving similar results with very different styles. Like he would write his essays for French in English, and then translate them using an online translator. I wanted to beat him, given any opportunity. Not in a loud, competitive way, but in a very quiet, passive aggressive ENFJ way.
So here was an opportunity to do that. Which meant that I had to step up, and harness the bossy ENFJ charm (that I didn’t know I even possessed at that point in my life), to get contributions out of my teammates, and gently prod them in the direction that I wanted. Because it was a GROUP project, and even then I couldn’t just do it myself.
That ENFJ charm is like catnip to INTPs. The INTP who had landed in my group, and had probably never so much as heard me speak, unless forced to in class, was literally making a O.O face for the duration of the class. Or maybe he was just intrigued by the giant weirdo that I had proved myself to be, and decided that I required further investigation. Who knows.
In either case, by the end of that day, INTP boy had suggested we exchange email addresses, and we started talking on MSN. And then we started exchanging Sci-Fi and Fantasy books at school. I never told him that he had crap taste in old school Sci-Fi (sorry if any of you INTPs are Zelazny fans!) And I started berating him - at his request - to do his freaking homework (which he, like, really didn’t need, because he’s preeeetty much the smartest person ever). And ten years later, he’s still one of maybe three people that I am in touch with from highschool.
Not amusing enough? Sorry!
Anonymous asked enfjpuppettheatre:
How many ENFJs does it take to screw in a light bulb?
One. We are perfectly self-reliant, thank you.
We will, however, require a captive audience to tell about it afterwards. In excruciating, and hilariously self-deprecating detail.