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This is a discussion on "coming out" as INFP within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; [QUOTE=Shorttail;642950]If it doesn't matter to other people what you type as, it will make little difference telling them. Perception of ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    [QUOTE=Shorttail;642950]If it doesn't matter to other people what you type as, it will make little difference telling them. Perception of the self and others depends mostly on the person's abilities and very little on what one can read.


    I tend to agree with this for the most part - some people have no interest or ability to understand the concept of personality type. You know, the ones who want you to just "snap out of it" and be more like them.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by agreenbough View Post
    I tend to agree with this for the most part - some people have no interest or ability to understand the concept of personality type. You know, the ones who want you to just "snap out of it" and be more like them.
    That may be, but I don't think my friends are like that. I think if I made it so that I'm serious, they might be surprised or confused or at a loss but... well, I don't think they'd be cold enough to just tell me how to "snap out of it." But I think the way I try to tell or show them will have a legitimate impact on how they take it, so I'm trying to figure out what the best way to do so is.

    But this is helpful to keep in mind too, just in case you know, idealism doesn't check out like it usually fails to.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    People close to me, such as my immediate family, have taken at least some interest and try to understand. And I'm trying to understand them as well. It's a two-way street. But then there's the relative who nods and smiles, says they understand what you're saying, and then in the next breath says, "But I dont' understand why you're so quiet and don't want to go to the mall with me..." They aren't literally telling me to snap out of it, but that's the general tone. They say they understand, but still expect you to do it their way.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Bear in mind that some people will not allow themselves to lose, and will see bringing you to the mall as a fight.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I've taken multiple tests that say I'm either an INFJ or an INFP. It said on this site's test that I'm an INFP. Based on the other stuff, best bet I'm an INFJ. I guess I'm different too in a sense. I like to please other people just like most of those in the same temperament and similar types, but I am expressive at times and at other times I'm shy and suppressed about my emotions. I share my odd thoughts with my friends, who have called me weird. They argue or tell me how terrible my decisions or desires are, but they are still my friends. I wish I could have taken a test like this and told my mom and that I was in the same opportunity as you were. If I could turn back time and understand myself in the way these psychological tests revealed these things, I could have understood why I had such intense hatred for myself and other people and I may have acted more efficiently in the face of the tasks I had in college. I understand myself a lot now and I am comfortable with who I am. I don't care if my friends think the things I like are weird. It doesn't change the fact that they are my friends. In fact, I think it helped them open up to me; because it's a mutual thing. I am not afraid to show my true self to them and neither are they afraid to show themselves to me. We don't care if we disagree or not. Friends stay friends despite differences. A lot of people think I'm weird or different because I'm not as reserved as other INFP's, INFJ'S or other introverted types. That doesn't mean they hate me because of that. They still enjoy my company and I enjoy theirs as well. I think that if these people really care about you, being honest with them may change their opinion of you; however it shouldn't change the way they care for you. I hope you find the acceptance you desire from other people velociraptor.
    Last edited by Cross; 09-09-2012 at 12:29 PM.


     
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