Don't despair! See this post (from earlier in the thread). INFJs and INFPs really are more like close cousins than opposites. (And on top of that, it may be possible to essentially be an INFx.)Hi guys I'm new here and very confused cause I taught INFP and INFJ are very much the same...
My result says I'm 51% Judging and 49% Prospecting, so is it a mistake if I took it as a 50-50%? cause the test said I can be both hmmmm... okay I think I'll backread tomorrow glad I found this forum though :teary:
It probably isn't that easy to distinguish a person's type from a few lines.How does it look, INFP or INFJ?
You read as an INFP based on the bold text in my opinion.Thank you for this very detailed insight on differences. I have made tests and scored somewhere between INFP and INTP. I know I am not an INTP, although I do like and even relate to it's description to some degree. Now switching between INFP and INFJ. Not sure, but I think I reflect from my own perspective, like to idealize relationships, at the same time, I always seek to keep options open, look for answers and try to understand people, their perspectives. Not sure by means I am doing that.
I always look for equality, it indeed is hard for me to take sides, even for my loved ones, I can go against in some aspects. It might indicate I am INFP. At the same time, I do look for different perspectives and like to keep options open in terms of ones decisions as long as it does not interfere with my own personal space, diversity is perfectly fine in that aspect. How does it look, INFP or INFJ?
Well, you were likely never an INFP then, or you still are because your type doesn't change and INFJs and INFPs are functionally completely unalike.So what happens if you were a INFP before and now an INFJ, since supposedly they are total opposites does that mean you have a split personalities? :laughing:.
Well I'm sure you have heard of the split personality disorder?Well, you were likely never an INFP then, or you still are because your type doesn't change and INFJs and INFPs are functionally completely unalike.
Yes, I know what dissociative identity disorder (the correct term for 'multiple-personality disorder' is and bipolar disorder.Well I'm sure you have heard of the split personality disorder?
Or how manic depression appears as a form a bipolar disorder.
Not saying I suffer from any of these but MBTI is not a one size fits all solution, People aren't cattle that can be branded by type.
Case in point Isabel Myers (INFP) married an ISTJ - Clarence Myers.
Therefore one should always be themselves and not be concerned about type compatibility. That in itself is a form of stereotyping which I find unethical. We all have unequivocal rights however given the melting pot of opinions, traditions, cultures, faiths that exists on this planet (and perhaps in other Worlds if you happen to believe in a multi-dimensional existence). Therefore a person should not be judged by preset criteria but how they act amongst others and towards you - who they are as a person.
Thus if anything we all act on how we perceive on what the elements are in a moment and what they mean to us.
If you're under the impression that INFJs and INFPs have little to nothing in common when it comes to the MBTI-related aspects of their personality (because functions!), or that INFPs and ISTJs have a lot more in common than INFPs and INFJs (because functions!), then with all due respect, you're inhabiting a theoretical universe that has little to do with good old reality.Well, you were likely never an INFP then, or you still are because your type doesn't change and INFJs and INFPs are functionally completely unalike.
:shocked::laughing: First of all my "initial query" was said in jest... eash relax lol.Yes, I know what dissociative identity disorder (the correct term for 'multiple-personality disorder' is and bipolar disorder.
That's debatable. I don't see how your reply has any relevance to what I said or what you initially asked. INFPs have no functions in common with an INFJ. Some parts of human processing can be nurtured and influenced, but there will always be an innate way that you perceive the world around you.
In fact, your comment is not relevant in the slightest concerning your initial query. What does that have to do with figuring out your type? Nobody said MBTI is a one-size fits all (as far as personality measures go) but you're on a site that subscribes to the belief that this model has value. And according to the model, you are one type out of a possible sixteen, it's very simple.
People don't swap types or grow into others. You can develop your functions, everyone uses all 8, but you still have your default 4.
You never said your question was in jest. You asked a question on an open forum. I'm not sure what else you expected. Of course you were going to get some kind of answer. You do realise that's what asking a question sparks right?:shocked::laughing: First of all my "initial query" was said in jest... eash relax lol.
Secondly development is in essence "growth" therefore as you said we can "develop our other functions". Therefore I find what you say rather contradictory :wink: :tongue:
In regards to MBTI being a "one size fits all solution" well you can clearly see from other people opinions on this site that there are some who do believe that which is fine. We all have our own opinions on what we perceive, without differing opinions well the world would be a rather dull place :laughing:.
Though on the flipside differing opinions does lead to conflict but that is neither here or there as that is part of life.
1) Hence the laughing emoticon at the end of the question :dry:.You never said your question was in jest. You asked a question on an open forum. I'm not sure what else you expected. Of course you were going to get some kind of answer. You do realise that's what asking a question sparks right?
You may find it contradictory and that would indicate that you have clearly misunderstood the theory. Nowhere does it say, "An ENTJ can develop their Fi so well that they eventually become an INFP as a result" or something of the sort. The research is there, you just need to read it.
You seem to think that by clarifying your own misunderstandings of the theory that I'm telling you that you can 'only' think one way about the issue. False, you can believe whatever you want to. But creating faulty conclusions and suggesting they are in line with the theory, as explained by its creators, is a poor attempt to cover up your lack of research. And that's rather lazy.
Hence, the word 'said'. And if it was clear, guess I would have got it the first time, right?1) Hence the laughing emoticon at the end of the question :dry:.
2) I'm aware anything with a question mark will solicitate some form of response, yes.
3) I wasn't talking about the theory but what you had said lol... if it was in regards to theory I would have specified.
4) Research is not always conclusive and theories are not facts they are just well defined opinions based on observations. No theory is completely "fool proof" there are always exceptions to the rule.
Otherwise the the term "anomaly" would not even exist.
5) Again it wasn't even clarification on the theory just how some have strong opinions on MBTI being a one size fits all solution that is all eash. Plus how the world would be rather dull if we all acted and spoke the same way.
Never the less I can see that we will just go round in circles where you believe I'm talking about the theory when I am clearly not. So yeah best leave it as it is :tongue: