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At this point, I am almost positive that I am either an INFP, ISFP, or ISFJ. INFP and ISFJ seem more likely than ISFP, but honestly, I don't really know what I'm talking about.

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0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.

21, female, current state of mind is calm/nostalgic/euphoric, I have anxiety, I'm on an antidepressant (serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and have also been taking NyQuil for the past like week. I have been in a mild existential crisis for like one to two weeks, but it's not bothering me right now.

1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.


I don't think I can copy/paste links yet, but I'll describe it. It's a photo of a little girl in front of a lake staring at the night sky, and civilization can be seen in the distance. My first thought was "this is very Fi." It seems to represent authenticity during childhood, and how we appreciate simple things until technology and civilization get in the way (I don't necessarily agree with this, but that's my take on it).

2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?

My outward reaction would be to stay calm and not say much, and try to find a solution to the problem if I feel that I can help. I feel like getting upset or stressed only makes things worse. Internally, I would probably be spacing out and thinking about something unrelated, to distract myself.

3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?

Um, obviously. Maybe it's because I don't get out much, but there is no way I'd pass up the chance to party with a group of people who like the same music as me.

4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?


If I felt strongly about it, I would probably voice my opinion + why I feel that way, but in a very non-confrontational way. My inward reaction could range from slight judgy-ness to rage, depending on what the person said.

5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?

Wait, I don't understand this question. Does it mean, like, my beliefs are being proven wrong? Or am I just seeing something that pisses me off?

6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?

The biggest one is empathy. This is the one that I apply to everyone, not just myself. I think society is cruel, and people are very quick to dehumanize people who disagree with them and people who have made bad choices. I think it's important to imagine yourself in someone else's situation before hurting them or wishing harm on them. That being said, I am a pretty terrible judge of character. *shrug*

Others: straightforwardness, humor, enjoyment, comfort, kindness, popularity, harmony, friendship, logic, and family.

I've had my sense of empathy and a tendency to side with the underdog for as long as I can remember. As I've gotten older, I've started leaning slightly more toward fairness and self-responsibility, but I still get pissed off when I see parents yelling at their kids in the store.

Some of my other values are things I've pretty much always cared about, like popularity, logic, and comfort. Others, like friendship and family, are relatively new. My values change when my understanding of myself changes. For example, my current understanding of myself is that I'm sweet and sensitive, so I am prioritizing values that engage my caring side and setting aside values that require/encourage confrontation.

7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?

a) The fact that I am very straightforward yet very sensitive. It seems like most people fall into one of two categories: unemotional/cold and straightforward, or sentimental and peaceful. I don't fit into either of these.

b) I'd make myself less of an airhead. I am always missing details and messing up the simplest of hands-on tasks. Even my friends and family make fun of me for it. I act like I don't care, but it's actually my biggest insecurity and I'm extremely defensive about it.

8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?

I rarely have gut feelings. When I do, they're inaccurate and triggered by anxiety. When I get a bad feeling about someone, it's because I've had bad experiences with someone who had a similar personality. I suppose this is Si.

9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?

a) Small group discussions!!! They are literally the reason I'm taking on-campus courses instead of online. I feel so alive and euphoric afterward. I also feel energized while/after playing games that involve a lot of customization and creativity (ie. Animal Crossing, GTA 5, Skyrim, etc.) I also get some energy from competitive activities with friends, such as card games.

b) Writing long papers. I'm pretty good at it, but I don't enjoy it, and I find it very draining/tiring. I always end up repeating myself a lot because of the character/word quota and it's just like ughhh.

10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?

If I have a strong opposing opinion to the general feeling of the group I'm with, I usually repress my thoughts and feign agreement or neutrality. I only do this if the group includes people that I don't know well or am not comfortable around.
 

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I think it's important to imagine yourself in someone else's situation before hurting them or wishing harm on them
I think that this is very Fi (or at least I strongly agree with it)
My values change when my understanding of myself changes
I'd say that this is another characteristic of Fi. It's always a quest, an investigation about what we believe in, what we should agree with and so on.
If I have a strong opposing opinion to the general feeling of the group I'm with, I usually repress my thoughts and feign agreement or neutrality. I only do this if the group includes people that I don't know well or am not comfortable around.
I don't know if it's related with any function in particular but I behave the same.

So, I think you can be a Ixfp. I don't know if you use Se or Ne, anyway for example when you are doing something important are you 100% concentrated on that situation or do you think at something else? (I'll tell you about my personal experience: before driving or before doing an exam I'm VERY anxiuos, but as soon as I sit in the car or in the classroom my anxiety disappear and I think only about the thing I'm doing, really just about that. Even if someone tries to talk to me be sure that I'll forget half of what they said one second later, because I'm really really focused ahahah).
Do you connect physically to the world? (for example do you touch, smell, feel etc.?)
 

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I agree with IxFP.

What are your favorite kinds of conversations to have? Put yourself in that small group situation again—what are you all talking about, or what are you thinking about, that makes you so excited to be there?

Also, do you make it a point to surround yourself with visually pleasing and style-coordinated objects? When you select your clothes and get dressed in the morning, what process do you have? How do you choose what to wear?
 
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I agree with IxFP.

What are your favorite kinds of conversations to have? Put yourself in that small group situation again—what are you all talking about, or what are you thinking about, that makes you so excited to be there?

Also, do you make it a point to surround yourself with visually pleasing and style-coordinated objects? When you select your clothes and get dressed in the morning, what process do you have? How do you choose what to wear?
Those discussions are usually about morality and what we would do in a certain situation, etc. I also like discussions with any group of people (as long as I like the people) when we are discussing anything we are passionate about, whether it be politics, gaming, animals, the kind of life we want, and yes, I genuinely enjoy talking about other people at times.

To your second question: YES. Absolutely. I love interior decorating as well as coming up with ideas for style-coordinated or themed rooms, events, etc. I decorate my personal spaces (room, computer desk, etc.) with things that define how I see myself as well as how I want to be seen by others.

If I'm going somewhere where I care how I am perceived by people (ie. school), I usually choose my outfit the night before, based on what kind of image I want to portray. Example: if I'm feeling sweet and trendy, I'll wear leggings, flats, a cardigan, cute jewelry, makeup, etc. If I'm feeling more rebellious and apathetic, I'll wear a t-shirt and jeans, converse, no makeup, etc. If I'm just heading out like to the store or something, I don't care as long as I don't look like a homeless person or a drug addict.
 

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I think that this is very Fi (or at least I strongly agree with it)

I'd say that this is another characteristic of Fi. It's always a quest, an investigation about what we believe in, what we should agree with and so on.

I don't know if it's related with any function in particular but I behave the same.

So, I think you can be a Ixfp. I don't know if you use Se or Ne, anyway for example when you are doing something important are you 100% concentrated on that situation or do you think at something else? (I'll tell you about my personal experience: before driving or before doing an exam I'm VERY anxiuos, but as soon as I sit in the car or in the classroom my anxiety disappear and I think only about the thing I'm doing, really just about that. Even if someone tries to talk to me be sure that I'll forget half of what they said one second later, because I'm really really focused ahahah).
Do you connect physically to the world? (for example do you touch, smell, feel etc.?)
I think it depends on the amount of focus that I need for what I'm doing. If I'm taking an exam, I definitely only think about that. It feels almost like an adrenaline boost, or like hyper-focus. If I'm doing something that doesn't have a time limit and is easier, I will listen to music or watch Netflix in the background.

I do connect physically to the world. At least, I do when I'm at my best. I put a lot of value in aesthetic, and I also try to surround myself with soft/fuzzy objects and things that smell good, like candles. Other times, if I'm not in the best place mentally/emotionally, I'll come up with an idea about something and obsess over it, pretty much ignoring the real world. However, I have fortunately not done this in a very long time.
 

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I think it depends on the amount of focus that I need for what I'm doing. If I'm taking an exam, I definitely only think about that. It feels almost like an adrenaline boost, or like hyper-focus.
Yep, me too :)
I do connect physically to the world. At least, I do when I'm at my best.
I'd say that you could be an Isfp.
 

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Those discussions are usually about morality and what we would do in a certain situation, etc. I also like discussions with any group of people (as long as I like the people) when we are discussing anything we are passionate about, whether it be politics, gaming, animals, the kind of life we want, and yes, I genuinely enjoy talking about other people at times.

To your second question: YES. Absolutely. I love interior decorating as well as coming up with ideas for style-coordinated or themed rooms, events, etc. I decorate my personal spaces (room, computer desk, etc.) with things that define how I see myself as well as how I want to be seen by others.

If I'm going somewhere where I care how I am perceived by people (ie. school), I usually choose my outfit the night before, based on what kind of image I want to portray. Example: if I'm feeling sweet and trendy, I'll wear leggings, flats, a cardigan, cute jewelry, makeup, etc. If I'm feeling more rebellious and apathetic, I'll wear a t-shirt and jeans, converse, no makeup, etc. If I'm just heading out like to the store or something, I don't care as long as I don't look like a homeless person or a drug addict.
The bolded part made me laugh out loud because that's how I dress every single day!!! :laughing:

I asked those questions to try to see if you use Ne or Se, but they didn't really clarify anything for me. I think INFPs and ISFPs would enjoy talking about the things you enjoy talking about, especially with good company. Me and my ISFP roommate have a lot of fun conversations over all kinds of stuff.

The question about clothes and objects was a bit experimental. I don't know how INFPs think about how they get dressed every day because I myself think so little of it! I'm sure there is a difference in how Se/Ni chooses clothes and how Ne/Si chooses clothes, but my perspective is half-baked.

Honestly, it's pretty hard for me to tell if someone is an ISFP or INFP. Both very creative/artistic. One might be a little more "out there" than the other, but they also might not realize it. I don't know what else to ask! Perhaps you could tell the class why you think you could be Se aux or Ne aux!
 
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Here's an experimental prompt for you:

Describe your sense of humor.
What kind of jokes do you tell to others?
What kind of jokes do others tell that you really get?
Would you say your sense of humor is light or dark?
Do you like to play with words and language in the form of puns or parodies?
Do you laugh when other people are doing funny physical things?
Do you give and take sarcasm?
Do you make use of hyperbole?
Do you have any favorite comedians?
Add any other relevant information.
 
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Here's an experimental prompt for you:

Describe your sense of humor.


I would describe it as dark and situational, and (maybe) slapstick. I'll give an example: a few days ago, I laughed so hard I almost cried. What happened was I was playing a WWE game with some friends, and I made a really fat/buff drag queen character, which everyone targeted. When it showed the highlights of the match, it was literally just my stupid character getting hurt. We all found it really funny, but I found it hysterical.

What kind of jokes do you tell to others?

Mainly teasing jokes, but not ones that are too personal or insensitive (although some people do take offense to them). And again, situational, as in "what if ___ happened" types of jokes.

What kind of jokes do others tell that you really get?

I really love obscure jokes and almost always get them because I have knowledge of a lot of obscure and counter-culture things.

Would you say your sense of humor is light or dark?

It can be either one depending on who I'm with and how I'm feeling, but usually slightly dark.

Do you like to play with words and language in the form of puns or parodies?

Yes, absolutely. But only if they're good puns.

Do you laugh when other people are doing funny physical things?

Definitely.

Do you give and take sarcasm?

I give it better than I take it, but yes.

Do you make use of hyperbole?

I mean, I exaggerate and speak in absolutes a lot. Not sure if that counts.

Do you have any favorite comedians?

I have a few favorite YouTube comedians: Markiplier, Joe Vargas, and Ed Bassmaster.

Add any other relevant information.

Not that I can think of :hampster:
 

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Add any other relevant information.

Not that I can think of :hampster:
The rolling hamster is very relevant information!!!

But the results of my experimental prompt are, alas, inconclusive! :shocked:

And I puzzled and puzzled until my puzzler was sore,
But I can't make another prompt for you; no, not one more!

If I do think of something, I'll let you know.:unsure:
 
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The rolling hamster is very relevant information!!!

But the results of my experimental prompt are, alas, inconclusive! :shocked:

And I puzzled and puzzled until my puzzler was sore,
But I can't make another prompt for you; no, not one more!

If I do think of something, I'll let you know.:unsure:
That's fine. I like filling them out so I might look for some, myself.
 
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