It seems that there are broadly two category of INFPs here that I've observed: the "dark" ones and the "positive" INFPs:
- while the "positive" INFPs seems to be all bright, light, even bubbly and what's often termed as "seeing the world through rose-colored glasses",
- the "dark" ones are perhaps the opposite: they're usually bitter, jaded, cynical.
and I've heard the phrase that "cynical people are often the idealists who turned bitter when faced with Reality"...how very true.
Now as I'm growing up (I just turned 29 last August), I (& also these two INFP friends of mine who are about the same age) have unfortunately somewhat turned from the first category into the latter one when seeing the Reality.. perhaps mostly because of being pressured by all the "pragmatist, normal" people around me, especially perhaps my STJ parents & brother, still live at one home..somehow I feel as if their notions of "Reality" has turned my world into a bland, super-mundane, and boring one (albeit all the "financial security" promises they've often emphasized the importance to me!..all while saying the typical "that's just how the the world is! don't be dreaming too high!" statements)
I don't know..
but, do you basically agree though that there are indeed, to the extreme, the "dark" and the "positive" INFPs, let's say, here in this forum?
and I'd also like to know: what makes you the first one, and also, what makes you the latter one?