It was so good to read this. Thanks, vel. roud:A weak J corresponds to intuitive subtype of INFJ - basically a more introverted INFJ that is using a lot of Ni-Ti
A strong J corresponds to ethical subtype of INFJ - a more extraverted INFJ that is using a lot of Fe-Se.
If INFJs are indeed 1% of the population, then I wonder how many of that 1% are like me. I completley understand the way that the "intuitive subtype" thinks. In fact, I was at one time trying to be that way, but I never felt right about it. My life is guided by a code of ethics that I cannot violate without feeling like a bad person. For better or worse, "good" and "bad" are very black and white in my mind. I understand moral relativism and moral nihilism, and I mostly regard them as cop-outs. I would rather someone flat-out disagree with me than to say that there is no absolute truth, which is of course an absolute statement. :wink:
Even though I am an introvert, I seem to have an odd preference for extroversion. Fe is more important than Ni to me. I have the ability to be "deep", but my relationships with other people take more of a priority than that. As I've said before, I like to think of Ni as more of a "writing tool". I don't want to think of it as being a "big part" of who I am as a person.
I am comfortable using Fe, and I will use Se even though I like Fe more. If I use Se, I prefer to be doing something else in addition to that. I cannot, for example, drive my car without listening to the radio or interacting with a passenger. It's just too boring. If I have to mow the lawn, I will use Ni and think about something else while I'm doing it. So yeah, I'm in some ways always on "autopilot" in Se-mode. I guess that's ok. I have a GPS to tell me where to drive to, and I still do a fine job on the lawn.
I do not have a "shell" when I interact with other people. Ni can disappear, and I will save it for when I'm by myself. I am open and honest with people about everything. I mainly use Fe and act silly most of the time. I do not need intellectually stimulating conversations all the time. I am a movie buff, and I own just as many action movies and comedies as I do "art films".
So, I know many of you INFJs feel like weirdos, but how weird of a weirdo am I? :tongue: