Posted by cj (22.214.171.124) on June 02, 2003 at 09:33:52:
In Reply to: Any other analytic fours out there? posted by David (126.96.36.199) on June 02, 2003 at 02:46:17:
> Hi! I just read Eli Jaxon-Bear's work on fours. I recognized myself clearly as an analytical four.
> I'd like to correspond with other A4's.
> I am particularly interested in learning how others have transformed the feeling of being a "stranger in a strange land", so to speak...
I don't know how other fours transform the feeling of being a stranger in a strange land, I just assume that it is a condition of my existence. It always has been, and it always will be. I guess what was really transformative for me was realizing that the feelings I've had since childhood about being different (and never really giving a crap about fitting in) didn't mean I was defective. When I'm down I don't bash myself with the "I'm useless because I'm not like..." stick anymore. My mother (7w8) is intolerant, of basically everything, but especially other people's desires for attention or drama, and particularly her children's. This lead me to feeling, for a very long time, that there was something intrinsically "wrong" with me. Thank God for therapy.
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