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I have made several tests and I get both results... I feel more like INFJ though...

But, how to know which one I really am ? Or maybe I'm 50% judging and 50% percieving =)

Tell your opinions about main differences of these two personality types.
 

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You have to consider the function attitudes:

INFJ- Ni, Fe, Ti, Se

INFP- Fi, Ne, Si, Te

As you can see, their function attitudes are complete opposites. Ultimately, you're just gonna have to read descriptions for both and find out which one you prefer. I know because the situation is similar for INTJ/INTP's.

Although, there is this test that could possibly be better-------> Career Test

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I would say the best way to decide which one you are is by deciding the order of your cognitive functions. Unlike, say, a T/F divide (where you can be right in between the two, like me), an INFJ and INFP have completely different functions, even if they only differ by one "letter" (this is why I don't like the division of NF and NT temperaments). So there are lots of differences between the two types. If you need help figuring out which one you are, here's a site where you can read about the cognitive functions and decide which ones you use the most: Understanding the Eight Jungian Cognitive Processes / Eight Functions Attitudes
If you gather information with Ni, and make decisions with Fe, you are probably an INFJ, and if you gather information with Ne, and make decisions with Fi, you are probably an INFP. Just put them in a rough order of how much you use them and we can help you from there.

P.S: Welcome to the forums!
 

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what are you most known for- uncanny intuition or incredible sensitivity? both types have both qualities, but INFJs will really be able to gain great insight through Ni in particular, and INFPs will really be able to feel all the emotions in the world through Fi.
think of when you first meet someone, do you try to gage their whole personality in one glimpse first of all or do you try to interpret their emotions and feeling toward you first.

also the difference between Fi and Fe is HUGE. i always feel i can tell when someone on this forum uses Fi or Fe a lot. Fe gages on the greater good, whereas Fi gages on the good of each individual. it's strange because often both functions will serve the same use- e.g. a leader being democratic because he cares about each individual's opinion -or- because he feels it will serve the harmony of the group- but at the same time they are wildly different- an Fi person and an Fe person would commonly oppose each other in a court of law for example, a common thing that might happen is an Fi person would feel sympathy for someone's actions because they can see it from their point of view as an individual, an Fe person may feel condemnation for the same actions because they feel it went against the greater good of the group/society.
 

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As has already been mentioned there is no such thing as in-between INFJ and INFP. Change in 1 letter flips the entire functional order around:
INFJ order from dominant to inferior - Ni, Fe, Ti, Se
INFP from dominant to inferio - Fi, Ne, Si, Te

Best way to type yourself is to read about cognitive functions in detail and understand how they work. Ones that you can relate to will probably be your main and auxiliary function (1st and 2nd respectively). This may take you a few days but it is the only way to surely type yourself (test can mis-fire).
Read more about functions here:
MBTI characteristics & 16 Personality Types
ENFP Wiki
Function Attitude
Intro to function theory: personalitycafe.com/cognitive-functions/24032-intro-function-theory-more-detailed-descriptions-each-function-attitude.html
 

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In theory: The functions.

In life (the easiest way for me): Would you rather say: "They have that ad for the new store" when you wanna go shopping or "Hey, would you like to go to that store with me?" Indirect and direct speech. INFPs feel more natural being indirect and INFJs more comfortable being direct. I get impatient if in a group of people and no one's doing nothing to get to the next step of what will take place, it's the chart-the-course method. "Hey, so, people, which should it be whadya think? Movies or dinner?"
 

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Thanks all! I did read things you told me to, and I'm pretty sure I'm INFJ, since I'm highly intuitive... And if I have understood it correctly, INFJ's feel things like comparing relationships between things (hope you understand me) and it sounds familiar to me...
Anyway, INFJ descriptions sounds just like me.. =) Somehow.
 
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Thanks all! I did read things you told me to, and I'm pretty sure I'm INFJ, since I'm highly intuitive... And if I have understood it correctly, INFJ's feel things like comparing relationships between things (hope you understand me) and it sounds familiar to me...
Anyway, INFJ descriptions sounds just like me.. =) Somehow.
Remember, though, that having an primary intuitive function does not necessarily make you "more" intuitive than another N type. The bets way to decide, as has been mentioned, is to position yourself on one side of the Fe/Fi scale.
 

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I read the INFJ description and it sorta applies to me .. made me all confused o_O
You're very welcome to start a thread for us to sort your type out as well.... :happy:
 
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