|bach:||I FKN HATE PARALLEL FIFTHS|
|vivaldi:||3 billion concertos hhaha|
|cpe bach:||who am i|
|mozart:||sunshine and smiles|
|haydn:||i basically invented every single genre lol|
|beethoven:||ANGST ANGST ANGST and triplets and going deaf|
|alkan:||fck ur fingers lol|
|schubert:||im a mushroom|
|wagner:||have a twenty year long opera lol and leitmotifs|
|tchaikovsky:||boom boom cannons|
|debussy:||sevenths and modes and whole tones awww yiss|
|ravel:||bitch please ninths elevenths quadrillionths|
|holst:||who needs stringed instruments ha anD I HATE THE PLANETS|
|prokofiev:||lol get out of my way conventional tonality i will modulate in one measure to f double fuckflat minor and stay there for a page|
|shostakovich:||anGST ANGST ANGST FUCK YOU STALIN|
|stravinsky:||da da da da da DA da da|
|mahler:||*singing* I'VE GOT THE WHOOOOLE WORLD, IN MY SCORES|
|gershwin:||jazzy jazz hands screw conventional orchestras im brining in the saxophone|
INFP I can hear all of you out there. Stop talking about me like you know me. You don’t.
INFJ This cage I’m in can’t be symbolic for the rest of my life.
INTP Why does everyone want me to kick my mother? Can’t they understand that would be disruptive to my thought process?
INTJ Ha! Look how…
Hi and thank you for this question. It’s one of my favorite subjects.
I love being sad. Not depressed-that’s painful and debilitating-but sad. Heartsick. Especially from heartbreaking movies, songs, or even daydreams. But not actual heartbreak of course. I don’t like being sad for myself. And this is where I think Cognitive functions come in.
INFJs are Extroverted feelers meaning they prefer to make feeling judgements based on the people and culture around them. That’s why we like sad movies! And books! And music! Etcetera. The people in a sad movie/book/song are sad so we sense that it is appropriate and even encouraged for us to feel sad too. Not consciously of course; to us it just feels like ‘this is sad, why wouldn’t anyone be saddened by this?’ but notice the objectively phrased feeling judgement: ‘this is sad.’ We don’t say ‘this is making me sad’ no, we make an objective (extroverted) judgement, ‘this movie is a sad movie.’ Therefore, we are sad. We made a judgement based on our culture and now we are feeling accordingly. It sounds incredibly fake but to us we aren’t consciously aware of what we are doing. We don’t fake cry just because we think we should all the time. If you think of it in terms of a lack on Introverted Feeling, or subjective feeling, we actually don’t necessarily know how to just feel really sad just by thinking of our own feelings or morals. In fact when sad things happen to me in my personal life, I often try to move on quickly because I don’t always feel justified in feeling sad for just myself (I incorrectly see it as a personal deficiency when I can’t get over something). But we feel no qualms in feeling completely wrecked by something that happened to someone else because empathetic sadness is more socially constructive than personal misery. We kind of NEED a sad environment in order to release our own emotions. And I think that may be ultimately why INFJs love sad things so much. We feel things on a very deep level but we need outside stimulation in order to fully release it. Everyone has upsetting things that happen to them that provoke sadness in the moment, but in order for INFJs to relive that sadness or purge more of it from them, they need to empathize with something outside of themselves. INFJs literally HAVE to empathize to feel completely sad. INFPs can just FEEL it.
Also, I have my own theories besides MBTI and Jungian Psychology.
I think we like to feel sad because to feel sad is to feel something intense, to feel alive. I think it’s equally important to feeling happy. Feeling sad (once again, not depressed, just sad) reminds us what is important to us. If we weren’t able to feel sad we’d feel like terrible people-never feeling heartbreak or loss. Sadness teaches us about what deserves mourning and therefore, what deserves to be cherished. Sadness is honoring the honorable. Especially missing someone. If you miss someone so much it hurts, that is the highest honor you can feel for them. That person’s absence actually pains you. You know you love them immensely when that happens. I don’t see sadness like that as something we should protect ourselves from at all. We should be grateful to experience it as we are to experience happiness. After all, we can’t feel anything when we’re dead so we should be appreciative of all feelings :)
"We feel things on a very deep level but we need outside stimulation in order to fully release it."
One thing I find really problematic both on TV and in the real world is the idea that just because someone is attractive, it’s okay for them to do awful things such as harass someone or make inappropriate comments or even commit violent acts.
I remember one time I was talking…
Today’s rec is Avatar: The Last Airbender. You may have heard of it.
So Avatar: The Last Airbender (also sometimes called The Legend of Aang) is a Nickelodeon animated TV series about a young boy gifted with the power to manipulate all four elements (air, water, earth and fire).
Set in an Asian-based universe where people are able to manipulate, or ‘bend’ elements, Aang, the Avatar, is the only one in the world with the power to bend all four. The ultimate goal is to master all the elements and defeat the evil Fire Lord, the ruler of the Fire Nation of firebenders, who plots to rule the entire world.
It’s pretty incredible, if you’re one for gorgeous animation, well-written characters, strong women, cute comedy and great soundtracks. (So basically, if you have a brain.)