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  1. Genetic basis for MB type?

    Myers Briggs Forum
    3 out of 6 people in my immediate family are ENFPs. My best friend (also ENFP) is married to another ENFP, and so far, their two oldest kids (who are able to take the MBTI test) are also ENFPs. My INFJ friend's mom is also INFJ. Has anyone else noticed patterns like these in their families...
  2. [INFJ] Non-altruistic INFJ's

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Am I the only INFJ out there who isn't particularly altruistic? Don't get me wrong, I donate to charity when I can afford it and I'll help someone if I see they need it, but I don't go looking for it and I don't volunteer. I consistently test as INFJ, but only slightly in favour of Feeling over...
  3. Which factor determines personality type?

    Myers Briggs Forum
    I'm wondering why some types are rarer than others, and why people turn out to be the way they are. If we're looking solely at the MBTI framework, what do you think is more influential in "determining" one's type? Is it nature or nurture? Or does it depend on each individual factor (e.g...
  4. [INFP] What made you this way? [The nature vs nurture debate]

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hi all, It's true people's MBTI preferences can change over time, but in my case they've been fairly stable for over 15 years. I feel like any changes I've experienced have been learned or developed as a result of necessity (work, relationships etc) but my actual preferences, my core self, has...
  5. [INTJ] The INTJ: Nature VS Nurture

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    Do you believe that personality is inherited?, or does it develop and you are made into who you are from experience? Perhaps, you believe it is a combination of these factors. I believe it is the very latter option, though I have seen patterns in what other INTJs have said they experienced as...
  6. My first thread on Personality cafe!

    Hello everyone! I have been browsing this site for awhile now, and finally decided to join! I am a female INFJ, and I have never met anyone else (in person) who is an INFJ also. I love reading posts from other INFJs though, and I find a lot of similarities. I recently found a quiz online that...