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THIS IS GOING TO BE A RANT it took me like two days of writing

i don't know if i am.. i feel that i do relate to the profile, but there are definitely a lot of things I don't see in myself. I know two people in real life who claim to be INFP, but there are big differences between us

i have some understanding of mbti. so i'll try to show how i came to the conclusion that i am INFP.

-introverted feeling

i am very in touch with my feelings. i try hard to be nice to people, but i can see where Fi gets its "self centered" rep. i find that i only feel sorry for those that i truly empathize with. but when i do, i carry their pain.
for example, my little brother got too drunk this summer and i was driving him home. he was really sick and i was so worried about him. i imagined what he was going through and felt terrible, even though i knew he was going to be fine.
i am very sensitive. i would never show it though
i used to have really bad social anxiety. i sometimes still do, though it has gotten easier.
i'm also kind of private. i hate people going through my stuff, even though i wouldn't tell them to stop.
i am a hopeless romantic. i get depressed
xSTx types typically intimidate me (especially the E's)
i take things very personally
sometimes i wish i could literally get lost in thought. like, only exist in consciousness, leave my body behind. sometimes i think that my body is useless haha
being alone is my "default" mode. when there is nothing to do and i am with people, i want to go be by myself. although after a while, i'll crave social interaction.
sometimes i feel like many people don't actually know me as much as i'd like to, vice versa. i look for depth in relationships.
i am very self critical. i have had self confidence issues my whole life
i'm not competitive at all. i would take losing over having the person i beat getting really worked up over it.

-extraverted intuition

from what i understand, Ne is searching for connections and hidden meanings. I believe that i do this. i never really feel like i am keeping up with what's going on. i find that i space out very easily. i hear something that i find interesting and i toy with the idea.

i'm also pretty creative.
for example my friends were burning hay today and i asked one of them what they thought it would be like to be an ant and see that giant burning mountain
i do stuff like this a lot.. sometimes i will see something, think about it for a long time, then comment about it a while later.
i like coming up with nicknames for people.
when i was growing up i started my own language, told my family to call me "Alien" (I was obsessed with aliens lol), came up with video game consoles/games, started stories, and i loved reading.
i was very much a stereotypically "nerdy" kid.
i think if anyone described me with one trait, it would be funny. i find things funniest when i could imagine the situation happening in real life and thinking of funny reactions people would have.

a few weeks ago i tripped mushrooms with some friends. we were sitting on a huge dune overlooking a beach town/lake. we watched the clouds for a while, and i realized that most of my friends didn't see the patterns the way i did. they were describing seeing animals and shapes, while i saw a giant structure in the clouds. it was very "big picture" i suppose. i couldn't put it to words when trying to tell them what i saw, lol.

i love reading body language and typing people. i don't even try to do it, i've found that i just instinctively pay attention to body language, eye contact, voice, etc. i always try to imagine what the other person is thinking, and most times i'm pretty sure i'm right. except when i am with people i have strong feelings for, i ALWAYS doubt what i think they feel.

it's so hard for me to commit to anything.

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so that is my understanding of the functions.

things i don't relate to about INFPs
a lot of INFPs on here describe really vivid dream worlds. mine really aren't like that, much more just "feelings" and imagining scenarios.
infps unfortunately have a negative stereotype of being loners, cry babies, etc. i am not any of that. i am extremely sensitive, but i don't really show it. i have very many close friends and a pretty good social life.
my friend who says he is INFP is oblivious to social expectations.. i think i could be a social chameleon if i wanted to. sometimes i feel like one..
both "INFPs" that I know get upset easily (so do i, but i hold it back). both of them seem very firm in their decisions. for example,
me: "wanna go play call of duty?"
"infp:" "no, i don't like that game"
and i can't convince them to play! i feel like i would at least try to play a game even if i didn't like it. but both infps i know wouldn't.
they also complain a lot more about their problems.. i never really talk about my problems (IRL haha).

SO AM I INFP OR NOT!? this is the last time i'll have to ask about my type, hopefully lol
thanks if you read this whole thing
 

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The places where you say you don't fit an INFP still fit pretty well. Honestly, I'd say you sound like more of an INFP than your INFP friends. I'm an INFP, and I'm both good at holding it back when I'm upset and rather unstubborn.
You also have to take into consideration that types are relatively general. You will have a lot in common with others of your type, but they won't be a mirror image. It's about what type is closest, which I would definitely say for you is INFP.
 

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most of what you have written fits the INFP profile

about things you say that don't fit:

"a lot of INFPs on here describe really vivid dream worlds. mine really aren't like that, much more just "feelings" and imagining scenarios." - INFJs are supposed to have psychic powers and prophetic dreams according to our profile, most I have ever gotten out of it was solving math problems when i went to sleep, the details of how and what you dream are not very relevant to MBTI

"infps unfortunately have a negative stereotype of being loners, cry babies, etc. i am not any of that. i am extremely sensitive, but i don't really show it. i have very many close friends and a pretty good social life." - that's a stereotype, each personalty type has one, the stereotype for INFJs by the way is being alike Jesus Christ or a saint, not many of us are like that in reality lol

"my friend who says he is INFP is oblivious to social expectations.. i think i could be a social chameleon if i wanted to. sometimes i feel like one.." - yes, oblivious to social expectations stuff is lack of extraverted feeling, and Ne the secondary function in INFPs enables that chameleon quality

"both "INFPs" that I know get upset easily (so do i, but i hold it back). both of them seem very firm in their decisions. ... and i can't convince them to play! i feel like i would at least try to play a game even if i didn't like it. but both infps i know wouldn't. they also complain a lot more about their problems.. i never really talk about my problems (IRL haha)." - if they don't feel like it, they won't do it :p
 

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thanks for the replies.

i figured i am probably INFP, i just wanted a final assessment. but if one of the "INFPs" that I know actually is INFP, i feel that there is no way i am. though now i'm sure he's not.
 
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