I’ve been here for a while, but this is probably going to be my first thread (aside from the comments/replies in others’).
If it’s not apparent already, the world is dominated by S, T, or ST temperaments. All day-to-day mundane tasks ranging from admin work to politics are handled by them.
As a male INFJ, I could figuratively count with one hand how many male NFs I’ve met in my life. Almost all of my friends are ST males with NT ones mixed in; females are usually SFJ types. I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence or male & female NFs are hiding somewhere.
My past attempts of trying to connect with them have been met with one disappointment after another. Comments like “You think too much”, “You need to toughen up”, “You’re so weird” etc. are commonly said to me.
From personalitypage.com, it says that “Life is not necessarily easy for the INFJ, but they are capable of great depth of feeling and personal achievement.” The way I interpret it is that our innate potentials can EASILY, I mean extremely EASILY, go unfruitful if we choose not to unleash them. But how could we find healthy ways to express our NF sides?
Anyway, it all boils down to these questions:
1. (INFJs) Do you think that the most difficult battle is but with oneself? I’m asking this because while some may carry heavier burdens than others, there are those who can be content with their lives no matter what’s going on. It doesn’t mean they can always handle everything, but it’s more about their attitude.
2. (INFJs) Yes, some people have more support (wife/husband, family members, friends, etc.), but what about those who have to turn into themselves?
Disclaimer: I’ve yet to have a relationship with an NF for an extended period of time as I grew up in a family of sensors. So this is entirely from my point of view, but any constructive feedback from everyone regardless of MBTI types will be appreciated.