INFJ – NiTi – Contingency or Catastrophe?

Because of recent events a whole heap of fear has arrived in this house. We did not order it from Amazon.  It is not my fear. I have “had” colon cancer and the wife currently has a possibility of a cancer diagnosis. She is a bit of a control junkie and to have to wait for news on a biopsy is freaking her out a little.

{NiTi means introverted intuition, introverted thinking}

As an INFJ I am more than a little future focussed and contingency is one of my favourite words. I am often to be found scoping out contingencies…preparation and planning…Because of my NiTi habit I know when there is a contingency and can easily stop it morphing mentally into an imagined catastrophe. I have control of my mind. In a bizarre way planning for the worst is very calming for me. It does not matter if my plans never come to fruition. I like preparing. I do not project catastrophe; I do like to be ready.

I’ll speculate that I am in general more able to see and anticipate putative scenarios than most and that the scope of my envisioning is well above average.

There is a problem in that this envisioning can freak others out because they imagine that what I have speculated upon is a fait accompli, it is on the cards, foretold in the crystal ball, whereas for me it is simply process.

Maybe I am a cold analytical Mike Foxtrotter…

I’ll make a comment here.

Fear is a virus way more transmissible than SARS-CoV-2. No mask, no vaccination can stop it from promulgating.

We live in fearful times:

I’ll offer the Bene Gesserit litany against fear, it works, try it…

    “I must not fear.

    Fear is the mind-killer.

    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

    I will face my fear.

    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

    And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.

                Only I will remain.”