Posted by defenestrate (184.108.40.206) on February 17, 2003 at 04:20:22:
In Reply to: Female 5 posted by Iris (220.127.116.11) on February 07, 2003 at 11:48:58:
when i'm incapable of feeling, i think instead. sometimes, things don't come across right, but those people who are enchanted by my quickness in verbalization and attention to detail in reflecting my intent tend to forgive that soon enough, or not be a friend to begin with.
i run into serious problems with creative inspiration-even when i feel really inspired, i can't always produce.
my recommendations are to purposely practice the music and writing. fluency, for a 5, in my experience at least (that'll be quite enough commas!) leads toward a less forced creative capacity. i'm still struggling with this one as we speak. spending time with other people who are inspired but have different talents than me seems to be helping. coming up with grandiose idea to carry out also seems to help.
i tried alcohol as a method of "feeling"-it made me seem more human, but ended up costing too much for what i consider a dubious state to choose to begin with.
the best "advice" i can give for feeling things is to follow your whims-if something seems interesting, pursue it. pursue the things that intrigue you with every chance you get. i have been so lucky as to not only fall in with some brilliant folk (some of whom are 5s) as friends, but who often encourage my outside-the-box hairbrained schemes, which just leaves me free to concoct more entertainment for myself and those around me. it's a win-win situation.
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