Description of INFJ?

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This is a discussion on Description of INFJ? within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Ok, so I started writing a bit about INFJ's to a friend and ended up with a quite big amount ...

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Description of INFJ?

    Ok, so I started writing a bit about INFJ's to a friend and ended up with a quite big amount of text. The friend was sopose to be an INFJ and I wrote this to ask her if she agrees with it. She agreed with it perfectly, almost everything fit she said. She said she especially enjoyed the introversion part. So now I'm asking every expert, is this truly an INFJ description or is it just some random facts put together?

    General:
    INFJ's are people, who like to give advice and tell people how to fix things. They are problem solvers, that solve other's problems almost ignoring their own. They are dedicated listeners. They can usually tell when something is wrong with someone.

    Feeling (dominant functon):
    They like helping people, taking in bits and bits of information as a whole through their intuition, checking it again and forming a solution the individual at hand would be the most comfortable with. They are good advisers and prefer to make people happy. The process they use is so unique and complex, yet simple and usual. They are also deeply devoted to their beliefes. They have good social skills and are good at helping people, yet are unaffected by society. They usually can make many possibilities from one issue, sticking to the one that seems the most useful.

    Intuition (supporting function):
    Their way of thinking is based upon the hidden meanings of things people usually percieve as ordinary. They are very complex and dedicated, usually smart and understanding individuals. They know how to help people. Their beliefes to which they are dedicated to are based upon the hidden meanings of things they can percieve from the most ordinary things. From this information they then build the previously mentioned beliefes, fantasies and desires. Hidden information that seems crutial to a personal understanding of life. They guard this information 24/7, as they consider it their most cherished possesion, something that they and only they will have no matter what and can always rely on it. They love symbolic meaning as that is what they try to build from their information, later triing to represent it to other people to see who they can trust.

    Introversion:
    However, given their quiet nature, they can become very social and chatty if they believe a person is worth trusting. Though they never reveal their personal information to people, they want to and enjoy being in the company of those they know are trustworthy and are able to use that trust properly. Once they know a person is worth trusting, they will give them permission to access their "private area", reliing on them when they need help. Because this does not happen often, they are usually found to be rather alone, but still in society most of the time because of their great skills to help people.

    Judging:
    They are structured people who base their life on beliefes and hidden meanings, feelings and situations of themselfs and other people. Because they are well structured in this manner, they are capable of taking care of themselfs and are extremely independant, yet they need society. Since they prefer to be alone, they will not search for society, but if they are left alone for too long, they will start getting the feeling they are unwanted and unneeded, which can lead to long lasting emotinal trauma.

    *I seperated this after I wrote it, so it's a bit mixed up.

    Hope I got it right...
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    INFJ - The Protectors


    Sounds very accurate, the intuition part is slightly unwieldy but sounds about right, other than that a very good summary.

    Personally I think my beliefs are open to change because I kind of take in other peoples ideas and cross reference them with my own then update my beliefs if it has some merit, usually these are principles that have a strong basis in a mostly cultural prospective but also scientific too, basically if people believe in something then it must have a purpose and I try to find that purpose. I like individualism and equality but based on my own definitions rather than outside definitions and I judge people on the strength of their beliefs and can sense how strong or weak those beliefs are no matter how unusual. Hope that gives you an idea of the way I think, it wasn't easy trying to put it into words... .

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    (Introverted) iNtuiting is the dominate function of INFJs; (Extraverted) Feeling is their auxiliary function.

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    INFJ - The Protectors


    Well spotted GarmGarf, didn't notice that
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    Unknown Personality

    Aha GarmGarf I was going write that

    Pretty good description just this:


    problems almost ignoring their own


    I don’t ignore my problems actually I can get obsessed trying to solve them though this might not apply to every INFJ (I'm type 1 so that may explain more)

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Hello Saint Darkness, thats a really insightful description, thanks!
    as garm mentioned Introverted Intuiting is the primary function, we're intuitive top heavy for the most part.
    I think the big differences in INFJ's come with the secondary function Fe (extraverted feeling) thats what gives you wordly INFJ's who do seem to need people and society a little more than the unwordly INFJ's who possibly couldnt cae less if they never spoke to another soul ever again, as long as they had a few books to occupy them.
    The main thread that seems to string us all together is Intuition, and how we use it to frame all our perceptions. We are a law unto ourselves, thank God for Fe or what you'd be left with are very shrewd, very dangerous idividuals walking around being very shifty and worrying, lol.
    I always get a kick out of the way INTP's when they set their mind to figuring something out really sincerely try their best to work it out properly. Its lovely really.
    I admire you guys, you really try to better your understanding of everything, and trying to define Ni is no easy task, so well done to you
    G. x

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by GarmGarf View Post
    (Introverted) iNtuiting is the dominate function of INFJs; (Extraverted) Feeling is their auxiliary function.
    Thanks for pointng it out. It was actually a grammar mistake, what I wanted to write was -prefered- for the feeling function, as they are judgers. I just used the wrong word, that's all.

    As for everyone else, thanks for your comments. :)
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    Unknown Personality

    IN a land where dreams always fall short of reality, the dreamer designs a world to himself, and let's those close to his heart into it.
    all will be understood if one only seeks a question within their mind.

    we INFJ's tend to "synch up" to the emotions of those around us, to the point where we percieve the imaginations of others real time...
    I think...
    still in trial phase. I might have always done this and been unaware of it, but I often have advice that feels like I am making it up...
    but I am not conciously deciding to do so... it's word play really.
    for me anyway.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Darkness72 View Post
    Thanks for pointng it out. It was actually a grammar mistake, what I wanted to write was -prefered- for the feeling function, as they are judgers. I just used the wrong word, that's all.
    Initially, I was composing my post to be a little more uncertain, being along the lines of: "if you are referring to the cognitive functions hierarchy, ..." (the uncertainty came from the lack of attitudes (introverted; extraverted) and the word "support" as opposed to "auxiliary").

    I didn't word it so well at the time so I just turned my post into a short statement.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by GarmGarf View Post
    Initially, I was composing my post to be a little more uncertain, being along the lines of: "if you are referring to the cognitive functions hierarchy, ..." (the uncertainty came from the lack of attitudes (introverted; extraverted) and the word "support" as opposed to "auxiliary").

    I didn't word it so well at the time so I just turned my post into a short statement.
    Well you got the message across, lol... And I actually did mean that at the end... I wanted to write that at the start, but forgot the word I wanted to use for it and used -dominant-... I later thought I had meant dominant function, so I put in supporting, since I couldn't remember the word auxillary. So it was a grammar mistake at first, later a memory mistake, and now... Anyway, I did made a mistake... :P


     
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