Re: Introverted Feeling and Introverted Thinking?
Feeling is not about emotions, it's about making decisions based on personal values rather than logical processes. An INTP's emotions are not necessarily less strong than any other types, but our Ti means we rarely make decisions based on them and it's really hard for us to do so if we need to.
What you're talking about could be that you feel your emotions rather strongly, more so than you think an INTP should, and you're translating that into MBTI "Feeling". This is one of the biggest problems with MBTI, is words like Thinking, Feeling, and Judging in particular are "weighted" in our minds with meanings that don't apply when talking about them in an MBTI context.
So "Thinking" isn't about being intelligent, it's about preferring to use logical, impersonal thought processes when deciding things. "Feeling" isn't about being emotional, it's about preferring to use subjective, personal values when deciding things. "Feeling" people often appear more emotional than us because they value their emotions highly when making decisions, so we see that the results of that decision making process fall in line with their emotional state.
I'll bet plenty of people on this forum can relate to a situation where they "felt" that they'd like to ask an attractive love interest out but didn't because their logical thought processes got in the way. That's a particular occasion where our emotions run quite high and we deliberately (and often quite annoyingly) ignore our feelings on the matter for a (falsely) logical withdrawal.
This points out one of the problems with Ti logic, in that it's subjective based on our information. I'm sure nearly everyone who has ever wanted to ask out a girl and knew the answer would be yes would have done it, but due to a lack of this information our intuition rears up and starts yelling unpleasant possibilities at us, at which point we start using those as the starting point of our logical processes. Lack of good information leads to poor use of logic.
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