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Hello! I'm an INFP currently residing somewhere in Asia. My INTJ friend recently asked me to take the MBTI test. Surprisingly, I got INFP! When I was younger, I did the test and got ENFP most of the times, but now it seems like I'm firmly entrenched as an INFP.

I went on to lurk here and do the Enneagram and Socionics tests as well, and got the results that usually correspond to INFP. Is it odd to change from an Extrovert to an Introvert? This change in type has caused me to be sucked into reading the forums here for a while. :blushed:

In terms of how energetic I feel, one-on-one conversations usually energise me and leave me fulfilled. Being by myself always makes me feel better after a heavy day of socialising, and I actually prefer to be that way on most days. When I'm forced to meet extended family, it exhausts me until I want to collapse, but when I'm in a group of friends, maybe 6 or so of us, I usually feel extremely happy to talk and make jokes, and even be the center of attention. I don't feel tired at all after meeting with my friends, and I actually love public speaking as well. I have the distinct feeling that I'm an introvert by nature, but was forced to become an extrovert when I was younger because it was the only way to survive meeting so many people a day in school.

I've read up on INFP and I truly think it fits me like a cat in a box. What do you guys think? Has anyone had a similar experience of E to I type changing?
 

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Hello! I'm an INFP currently residing somewhere in Asia. My INTJ friend recently asked me to take the MBTI test. Surprisingly, I got INFP! When I was younger, I did the test and got ENFP most of the times, but now it seems like I'm firmly entrenched as an INFP.

I went on to lurk here and do the Enneagram and Socionics tests as well, and got the results that usually correspond to INFP. Is it odd to change from an Extrovert to an Introvert? This change in type has caused me to be sucked into reading the forums here for a while. :blushed:

In terms of how energetic I feel, one-on-one conversations usually energise me and leave me fulfilled. Being by myself always makes me feel better after a heavy day of socialising, and I actually prefer to be that way on most days. When I'm forced to meet extended family, it exhausts me until I want to collapse, but when I'm in a group of friends, maybe 6 or so of us, I usually feel extremely happy to talk and make jokes, and even be the center of attention. I don't feel tired at all after meeting with my friends, and I actually love public speaking as well. I have the distinct feeling that I'm an introvert by nature, but was forced to become an extrovert when I was younger because it was the only way to survive meeting so many people a day in school.

I've read up on INFP and I truly think it fits me like a cat in a box. What do you guys think? Has anyone had a similar experience of E to I type changing?


I can be quite extroverted in some aspects; I do love meeting new people and socializing, but having a substantial amount of alone time is crucial to my overall well-being.
I also love singing for large audiences :3
 

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I can be quite extroverted in some aspects; I do love meeting new people and socializing, but having a substantial amount of alone time is crucial to my overall well-being.
I also love singing for large audiences :3
Ooo! Hello fellow INFP! Wow, you must sing really well then! :D I guess that means that INFPs aren't really that shy, we just need to plug into an electrical outlet and be by ourselves every once in a while.
 

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Hi, Reluctanine.

Being a Jungian introvert does not mandate that one is shy. In filling out the instrument one must self assess and one must understand the words/implications of the questions being posed. Especially in going from youth to adulthood one's understanding (words, concepts) is still growing. One's self knowledge can also grow over time. It could be that a different result is more an indication of growth in understanding to some degree rather than a true change. But introversion and extraversion can be considered as a spectrum, with some people strongly on one end or the other, and with others more toward the center.

Your question is one that many of us who post here consider and ponder.

Welcome. I hope you enjoy learning alongside us.
[INFP from US, *waves*]
 
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Ooo! Hello fellow INFP! Wow, you must sing really well then! :D I guess that means that INFPs aren't really that shy, we just need to plug into an electrical outlet and be by ourselves every once in a while.
Well, I can be shy; if a friend brings me along to an outing and they know everyone there but I know absolutely no one, I become very shy. But as soon as someone starts engaging me in conversation and seems genuinely interested in what I have to say, I usually become really chatty :)
 

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Hi, Reluctanine.

Being a Jungian introvert does not mandate that one is shy. In filling out the instrument one must self assess and one must understand the words/implications of the questions being posed. Especially in going from youth to adulthood one's understanding (words, concepts) is still growing. One's self knowledge can also grow over time. It could be that a different result is more an indication of growth in understanding to some degree rather than a true change. But introversion and extraversion can be considered as a spectrum, with some people strongly on one end or the other, and with others more toward the center.

Your question is one that many of us who post here consider and ponder.

Welcome. I hope you enjoy learning alongside us.
[INFP from US, *waves*]
That's true! I do think I've understood myself a lot better these past few years, and what I truly want in life. Come to think of it, even when I was younger I would spend hours on the computer, sacrificing sleep. It just felt nice to be by myself and reading up on things. Maybe I satisfied my need to be alone from there, so I was never truly too drained when with other people. It did make me very sleepy in school though!

Thank you for the welcome, Im FiNe, I'm sure I'll enjoy myself here feeding off the knowledge nectar.
 

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Well, I can be shy; if a friend brings me along to an outing and they know everyone there but I know absolutely no one, I become very shy. But as soon as someone starts engaging me in conversation and seems genuinely interested in what I have to say, I usually become really chatty :)
Ooo! That feeling happens to me too. I usually feel extremely awkward, but my way of dealing with it is to approach and talk one-on-one with just one person first (someone who seems just as quiet as me!), and the others usually just naturally join in once the conversation ramps up. I figure there's nothing to lose in making a new good friend even if I can't talk with everyone else.
 
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