I've read many INFP profiles, as well as other INFPs stating how they can easily express themselves through writing. But honestly, I doubt I possess that skill.
Although I've been told I'm a great writer by my teachers and others, it doesn't come as easily;at least, I don't feel it comes as easily. Maybe I'm wrong on this but if I'm such a great writer, why does it take me so long to create something? I have so many ideas that I know would be great, but when trying to translate my thoughts on paper, the brain-to-paper transition just slows down.
On the other hand, I've noticed that I'm really good at speaking spontaneously. By that I mean, as opposed to presenting something I wrote, I can just say something from the top of my head and it's actually not bad. In fact it's pretty brilliant. Though, this can only work if I know or have an idea of what I'm talking about (this applies to writing too).
Here's an example: At the start of English/History class, my teachers would put a question on the board that has to be answered in about 5 minutes. I almost never finish in 5 minutes and end up losing points. But the days when it's not collected or when we discuss, my answer is fantastic. Other students, and sometimes the teachers themselves, would quote my response in relation to they're own answer.
Then there are times when someone would ask me to say something inspirational or help motivate them/others. When I do, I'm able to speak my heart out; even when i'm not doing it seriously (joking around).
I'm curious to know if this relate-able to other INFPs or if this is something specific to me, though I doubt it's the latter. I currently believe this is a sign of me developing my Te, because I don't recall being able to do this prior to high school. Also, is there another way you express yourself that wasn't previously stated (writing/speech)? Your thoughts and experiences, if you have any, would be appreciated.