Does any other INFP feel like they're always lost or in a different world, or like you don't know what's going on? I don't know how to explain it, but a lot of times I feel like that and my friends say that I'm always in a different world or that I always seem lost. Another INFP has said "I never know what's going on ever" Is this an INFP thing, or just me {and that one INFP I just talked about}?

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Guest (not verified) says...

Yes! I can totally relate to your comment. I often feel like I don't know where in the world I'm meant to be, kind of like I'm seeking someplace that doesn't exist and I yearn for that place on a daily basis like I'm missing my second home. (It's hard to explain!).

Margi17c says...

Yes! I am spaced out like all the time. I'm always day dreaming or deep in thought. I've been told I'm absent minded or in the harshest terms "air headed". But from the extensive research I've done on the INTP type, this is typical. It comes from our natural dreaminess and idealistic nature.

Ingrid31 (not verified) says...

I feel like there is an outside world that I have to cope with and then there is my inside world... I have found myself far away in my thoughts even when Im physically in a moment and space. On trivial conversations I'm always the one who is the last at understanding the matter..I feel more comfortable in my inside world, or in deep conversation looking for the essence, the core of things, a peacefull spirituality, soul search and in humanity.. I can also go with the flow, laugh, relax, have a good time and take it easy!! But is just that my nature is more driven to a deeper side. I guess I totally undersand what you mean by being in a different world.

Yet Another Guest (not verified) says...

It might well be an INFP thing, because I feel like this all the time. I'm considered very intelligent, but so often feel that I'm the last to hear an item of personal news or to catch on to what is going on in a social situation. And I've had the experience of sitting in meetings thinking, "What's going on? And what's *wrong* with me?"

Matt Gusick (not verified) says...

I can relate. I don't feel very invested in this physical plane. That's not what it's all about.

Guest (not verified) says...

Must be nice to daydream all day and feel lost in another world. Keep up the good work and help humanity someday by writing it down.

Artemesiax (not verified) says...

Yes it used to be like that for me too - that everyone else knew what was going on but somehow they had been told when I was out of the room. (Mentally at least). Nowadays that is all changed. Thinking about why...at one point I decided that if I was going to have to live in this strange world without being bored or unhappy all the time, then I was going to have to do some things differently. What I chose to do was to play the small talk game cheerfully. And guess what? People were nicer to me, and I heard all the gossip and ended up knowing more about shawls going on than lots of other people! It makes it more enjoyable to get out there and people behave as if they like me. Weird huh? I still get my drew time, but when I'm on my own.

LCB (not verified) says...

I'm INFP and understand your feelings on this matter because I feel similarly. In fact, since childhood I felt that I didn't fit in anywhere. When very young in school, my sensitive nature made me very shy and feeling afraid of life and the world in general. By the time I reached senior high school, I'd made peace with feeling as if I were an island unto myself and I really didn't care if I "fit in" with the peer group or not. I went my own way, pursued my own interests privately at home(writing poetry, writing in my journals, and lots of reading for pleasure.) As an adult now in my early 50's, I'm so pleased to be INFP and treasure my skills and talents. I've been told by at least one psychic/medium that I'm "unique" and I "have one foot in this world and one foot in the other"; in other words, one foot is in the unseen, spiritual world at least part of the time. To me, Earth is just a classroom and I'm always viewing it as such, silently shifting my focus to the world unseen (behind the veil, so to speak) and I miss that place I call "home". Until I return "home", I have a life mission to accomplish here in Earth-school. Mundane matters bore and frustrate me. But, tasks must be done to live in this world. I have to stay somewhat grounded and "play the game" according to the world's structure, which doesn't necessarily nurture INFPs. I feel comfortable staying true to myself and using my abilities to enjoy life here and to be helpful to others as I'm able. I hope this information helps you feel more comfortable embracing who you are.

Jodi INFP (not verified) says...

I can totally relate! I always describe it as a fog in my head, that never clears up. And I've been described as being in "la la land," more than once. I don't mean to be!

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