Elizabeth Kübler-Ross in her book On Death and Dying, wrote that people experience five stages of grief when they are confronted with significant loss like receiving news of terminal illness.
As the real world begins crowding into the INFPs idealized world, INFPs realize that we have to let go of the our idealize version of the world.
I don’t think any INFP would turn down the keys from someone who just drove a truckload of money to their front doorstep. We have an ideal of what our perfect world would be like. Bargaining stage is about eschewing those things the INFP doesn’t need instead of fully committing to the things they really want.
However, trying to achieve that ideal involves risk. Bargaining stage is about reaching contentment, not fulfillment.
” They don’t want to know the answer because the answer brings them closer to waking up.Depression occurs when a person feels that the things they value in life are beyond their control of achieving.That’s why I keep reiterating that a person’s level of happiness is directly related to the amount of control we feel we have in creating the life we want.The denial stage can only exist if the INFP lives in a protected environment such as living at home or at college on their parent’s income.I don’t know any INFPs who work two jobs to pay to college part time that are still in the denial phase.Denial is wanting the Reward without knowing the Rules.