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Your mask thread has become a hot topic. If you are indeed an INFJ, I'm curious as to how you behave when there's nobody around to adjust your behaviour to. A state of equilibrium in isolation, if you will.
I'm curious because I'd like to draw comparisons between your answer and my own behaviour.
I've always likened the 21st century to be the "semi-responsible self-exploration" phase of humanity as a whole. Late adolescence, in a sense. You can even see it in the entertainment (which I consider to be a very good indication of a culture's level of sophistication): mainstream movies generally try to tie in philosophical concepts relating to what it means to be human, the risks of creating AI and how we'll handle them, stuff like that.
Compared to a hundred years ago, when we were still well in our teens, getting into pointless fights. Maybe things like the Internet are an indication that we might just figure things out and mature as a species. Maybe Type III civilizations spend their time creating virtual realities where they make cats play on various instruments
lmao, but it's changing! It was a baby who likes to play with itself and tell toilet humour then retire to a bed full of stuffed animals but now it's becoming a rebellious teenager who wants to end all conflict and destroy the evil corporations and all that :D
You should watch the rest. No excuse not to apart from lack of time.
It's kind-of funny how the Internet harbours an essentially brand new culture, spread across the globe. It seems to be the first citizen constructed, unifying mindset that is not limited by geography. Consequently, its major components are porn and videos of cats doing stupid things.
I'm the same with verbalizing my thoughts. I emit constant "uuhs" and my eyes dart around the place like two chipmunks high on caffeine. I have to resort to very active body language not to bore them, and even then, most people get bored halfway through my train of thought out of disinterest.
It's kind of a bummer, as I've been complimented on my voice several times, even offered the premise of a job at the local radio. But I cannot, for the life of me, pull professional radioman (I made that term up there) and speak without pauses. Perhaps my long neck and compact mouth make it even more difficult.
"Pleasant and quiet" and its male counterpart, "mysterious and quiet" have its own problems; when I do have a longer, coherent thought to share, everyone assumes I'm being a smartass
It's much harder to express tone of voice and emotion via text (especially when people HAET SMIELY) and it's much easier for me to be fluent and verbose. Face-to-face I can barely string a compound sentence together without pausing several times (which most people are too impatient to put up with) so I just go with a 'pleasant, quiet' approach.
You keep the two distinct? I'd understand behaving differently to suit the requirements of one's real life environment (most of us come here to seek refuge in our weirdness, after all), but you make it sound more complicated than that or my INFJ intuition is failing me.